Admittedly, I never used to worry about protecting my hair from anything, especially my hair dryer. However, over the last few years, hair care has become extremely important to me. It is now part of my day to day routine, after noticing a downward spiral with my hair condition. I started with the all-important heat protection! Previously I never really saw heat protection spray as a necessity, or really knew how these kinds of products worked. Whilst seeking the answers to better protect my hair, I discovered many people felt the same way. Therefore my aim with this post is to fill you in on all the juicy details.
Heat Protection Spray: What does it do?
Heat protection spray locks existing moisture into our hair, preventing natural moisture from evaporating. This is important for those of us that seek those lush healthy locks, as it stops our hair from becoming dry and brittle. The moisture from the product also makes our hair less porous which prevents frizz. Using heat protection spray will coat our hair in a protective barrier, combating heat damage from all our styling tools, such as hair dryers, straighteners, curlers etc. This is why the best time for us to use our heat protection spray is before blow drying or using any other heat styling tools.
Prepping with a quality protection spray can also enhance the effect of the styling tool, which is another added bonus! The majority of these products contain natural protectants such as Grape Seed, Coconut, Avocado, Sunflower and Olive oil. These beautiful ingredients will not only protect our hair but will also keep it super hydrated throughout the day.
My Top 3 Favourite Heat Protection Sprays!
It’s always a bonus when a product is 2-in-1! This was one of the factors for why I picked up this Tresemme product and I’m thrilled that I did. It protects hair from extreme heat, exaggerating that all-important shine, whilst prolonging the results of your chosen styling tool. After using this product, my hair always looks sleek and super glossy. It also contains a light fragrance which makes my hair smell beautiful!
With similar properties to the Tresemme product above, this heat protection spray also makes your chosen style hold in place all day. Giving fantastic shine, without that ‘product’ feel, or making the hair feel sticky. I love the GHD Heat Protect Spray because it prevents static and those pesky flyaway hairs. It makes my hair look healthy whilst keeping it completely tangle free.
This product creates a thermal protective shield around the hair, so it can handle extreme heat. Moroccan Oil Heat Styling Protection again can extend the longevity of every hairstyle. It’s packed full of those all-important vitamins, that nourish our hair, which is fantastic because this prevents us from getting breakage and split ends, keeping our hair completely hydrated.
All of these incredible products can be used on damp or dry hair. It’s definitely worth thoroughly reading the label of whichever product you are using, as some can be used from scalp to tip, whilst others are strictly for our ends. It’s not a huge deal, however, you really don’t want to be washing your hair, popping your heat protection spray on and ending up with greasy roots because your spray is designed for ends!
Heat protection is now in full swing in my routine. After doing all my research, I would never let myself slip back to my old bad habits. Knowing that exposure to high levels of heat, can seriously damage your hair colour, should be enough to put anyone off that spends a small fortune in the salon!
A little tip to take away for ultimate hair protection… Try not to use a heat styler every day, even if you are using heat protection spray. It’s best to give your hair a break. Maybe switch to using a styling tool to just a few times a week.
I hope this post has ticked all the boxes for your heat protection queries. What are your favourite heat protection products? I know there are different products designed for different hair types, what products work for you? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to introduce some new ones to my collection!
Also if you liked this post and would like to give your hair some TLC, have a read of my blog post all about hair oil treatments – ‘Oils For Natural Hair – The Perfect Treatment!‘ I hope you like it!
Lots of Love… Roxanne x