While our trusty hairstyling tools undoubtedly transform our hair, they can also do so in less than stellar ways. Heat styling can be seriously damaging, which is where heat protection sprays are your best allies.
If you’re anything like us then you probably use your hair dryer at least twice a week, and your curling wands and hair straighteners nearly every time you step out the door.
But here’s the thing: you wouldn’t go out and sunbathe without lathering yourself in sun cream, would you? We’d certainly like to think you wouldn’t. Well, that same protection is needed for your hair when it’s exposed to heat (as well as UV rays). Unsurprisingly, using burning-hot heat on your hair can in fact increase the risk of split ends, long-term breakage and colour fade. And no one wants that.
While things like investing in the best silk pillow cases, hair masks, hair oils and hair wraps is always a good idea, you should really use preventative methods of protecting your hair too so that your need for all those boujee extras isn’t so extreme. Heat protection sprays are your answer to silky smooth and healthy hair for the long run.
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Do heat protection sprays actually work?
Heat protection sprays are clever formulas that basically create a shield between your precious tresses and your super hot styling tools.
While things like leave-in conditioners are great for replenishing your hair with nourishment, heat protection sprays reduce the amount of damage caused by heat styling.
“Heat protection spray is a protectant that forms a barrier between your hair and heat [from things like thermal styling] stopping damaging and burning the hair,” explains celebrity hairstylist and colourist Lewis Pallett, who also recommends think of it as sunscreen stopping your skin from burning.
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