Whether you like to style your hair for big events or for everyday wear, you probably use heated products fairly often. From a blow dryer to a flat iron to a curling iron, styling tools can wreak havoc on the health and softness of your strands. Want to learn how to protect your hair from heat? ? Here are a few tips on how to do that:
Check Your Hair Status
What’s your hair like? Some hair is actually better at handling heat from styling tools than others. You don’t have to fry your strands to find out which camp you fall under. Just inspect the elasticity, texture (whether it’s thin or thick), and softness of your hair and you’ll have a pretty good idea how often you should use heated styling tools.
Grab That Heat Protectant
Before you subject your hair to any heat source—yes, even a hair dryer—apply a heat protectant. Most hair pros suggest getting one with silicone, since this covers hair shafts fully and prevents them from being damaged by the heat.