Before applying any heat to your hair, you should really be applying a heat protectant! Heat protectant is a product that reduces damage to your hair when used before heat styling. It’s often a spray, cream, or serum that you leave in your hair. Here are a few reasons why you should add a heat protectant to your daily hair routine.
Benefits of Using a Heat Protectant
Heat protectants add a barrier between your styling tool and your hair, sealing in moisture and fending off frizz. They also work to smooth the cuticle, making your hair look smooth and feel soft. Quality heat protectants contain ingredients like humectants (like panthenol and propylene glycol), which preserves moisture and blocks frizz; amino acids (like keratin), to strengthen hair and provide antioxidants; and natural oils and extracts (like aloe), which protect and seal the hair’s cuticle.
While some products rely on silicones (like dimethicone and cyclomethicone) and water-based polymers (like polyquaternium and acrylate copolymer), these ingredients can leave a film on some hair types and end up weighing it down — so some prefer to avoid them.
Depending on the type of heat protectant, you may apply it on damp hair or dry hair before using any hot tools, including blow dryers, curling irons, and straightening irons. Apply section by section, and comb through to distribute the product evenly.
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