How To Protect Your Hair From Heat Styling
Today I want to answer a VERY important hair-related question.
This is a question that gets asked all the time in the Canvas Beauty Society:
So, allow me to enlighten you…
THE DANGERS OF HEAT STYLING
Before I go any further, you gotta understand this:
Too much heat on your hair can cause serious hair damage.
The more heat damage you do, the harder it will be to ‘restore’ your hair to its former glory.
Heat styling can cause:
- Fly away hair
- Brittle Strands
- Dry hair
- Burn or singed hair
- Thin Hair
- Hair loss (yes, seriously!)
And trust me, I know what you’re thinking…
Why didn’t anyone tell us this when we were younger!?
We knew that flat irons, blow dryers, curling irons, and other heat styling devices weren’t actually good for our luscious locks…
...but no one told us that hot tools were this bad!
Unfortunately, for many ladies - by the time they understand the dangers of heat styling it’s already too late.
(if your hair is in desperate need of revitalization, we suggest picking up our Essentials Kit)
So all that said, it’s good thing you’re reading this article now and not later!
If you want to keep blow drying or flat ironing for either beachy waves or a straight hair look, keep reading! I’m about to share the secrets to protect your hair from dangerous heat tools.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HAIR
Here are 4 ways to protect your lovely hair from heat styling:
This is key...
Heat styling on a daily basis is not good for your hair.
While it feels great to look good and get your hair on fleek, you need balance.
(use heat styling at least every other day, but less is always better!)
If you have curly hair that demands to be tamed? Use styles like braids, ponytails, or buns to avoid using heat on your hair.
Also, use products (like the ones in our Royale Set) to give your hair the moisture it needs and keep it from going crazy!
2.USE BETTER EQUIPMENT
Poor heat styling equipment (including cheap straighteners or curlers) can do more damage than better-quality tools.
When it comes to most hair products, you get what you pay for...
So don’t get stingy the next time you’re buying a heat tool!
Pay a little extra for less long-term damage to your beautiful hair.
There are ways to use heat styling that will protect your hair.
For example, you should never see smoke while using heat tools. This means your hair is wet, you have too much product in your hair, or your tool is too hot.
So remember these tips:
Always keep your heat styling tools moving - never hold them still on your hair!
Make sure your hair is dry before any heat tools
Avoid high temperatures (start at the lowest temperature and slowly increase the temp, if desired)
And last but not least…
4.PROTECT YOUR HAIR WITH CANVAS BEAUTY
There are countless products that are heat protectants including heat protectant sprays and more.
But, many of these products have chemicals or artificial ingredients you do not want in your hair.
While Canvas Beauty doesn’t have any items we label specifically as ‘heat protectants’, many of our products contain natural oils and ingredients that keep your hair hydrated, moisturized, and protected from the heat these tools provide.
If you want to use heat tools on your hair, I recommend any of the following six products:
- Canvas Hair Blossom Serum or Hair Blossom Serum 2.0 (apply to your roots before or after using heat tools - use both Serum’s for best results)
- Moisture Moolah DRENCH (apply to your hair strands)
- Canvas Beauty Signature Argan Oil (same with Drench - apply this oil to your strands to lock in moisture and stay protected!)
- Full Bloom Infinitely Deep Conditioner (Use on wet hair or damp hair - frequency depends on hair type and damage)
- Full Bloom Hair Follicle Booster (apply to scalp)
- Half N Half Mud Mask (apply hair mask during wash day)
Not only do these products work as heat protection products, they also help to keep your hair healthy long term. Protect your hair shaft and future you will thank you. Regular use of any of these products will help you grow thicker, longer, and healthier hair that stays moisturized and looks great 24/7.
Shop Canvas Beauty for these heat protectants or any of your hair health needs.