There’s nothing like wanting to straighten curly hair without being plagued by fear. You know, that dreaded fear of not seeing your curls bounce back in action after your next hair washing, or getting your weekly blowouts and realize that your hair is frizzing up more than ever due to damage. Been there! Heat styling can wreak havoc on your tresses, but there’s definitely an easy way to prevent and lessen the amount of damage done to your hair by utilizing a heat protection spray. This is a classic hairstyling rule you should never skip!
Keeping your hair healthy-looking, and free from damage doesn’t always cost a fortune. Choosing the right product based on the heat styling tool of your choice can be beneficial to your styling routine and prevent destruction to your locks. Read on for our top edit of heat protection sprays that will work well with your heat styling tools:
Heat Protection Spray to Use With Your Hot Styling Tools
Style: The Blowout
Heat Styling Tool: The Blow-Dryer
Try: Dove Style+Care Smooth and Shine Heat Protection Spray
You make think blow-drying your hair isn’t damaging since it helps lay the hair’s cuticle flat, but think again. Most blowdryers on the market aren’t ionic. As a result, you can be left with dry brittle hair post-blow-dry as ionic blowdryers help maintain and balance the moisture in your hair. This is the reason Dove Style+Care Smooth and Shine Heat Protection Spray is one of our favorites. This heat protection spray protects your hair against the damaging effects of heat styling such as breakage, dryness, and frizz. Give your hair a spritz of this before blowdrying and welcome smooth and moisturized hair.
Pro Tip: If you’re using a hairdryer that isn’t ionically charged, along with using a heat protectant spray, try air-drying your hair first before blowdrying to help reduce the damaging effects of the blow dryer. Also as wet hair is much more fragile than dry hair, this can also help prevent hair breakage while manipulating your hair during the blow-drying process.
Style: Bone Straight Hair
Heat Styling Tool: The Flat Iron
Try: TIGI Copyright Custom Create Heat Protection Spray
If precautionary measures aren’t taken, flat ironing your hair to achieve the straight locks you love, can do more harm than good, especially if you’re using a flat iron that’s not made of ceramic or titanium plates (and most of us probably aren’t). Using a flat iron designed with these specialty plates can lower the risk of heat damage. Either way, no matter what type of flat iron you use, protect your strands with a flat iron spray. We love TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray. It’s formulated with keratin, and while it’s protecting your hair from the damaging effects of your flat iron, it’s also fighting frizz crime.
Style: Sexy and Sophisticated Curls
Heat Styling Tool: Curling Wand
Try: TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray
Sexy ringlets, or wavy curls, don’t you just love it? The hair wand is a girl’s best friend and it’s so easy to get addicted to this tool! Who doesn’t covet this sultry look as an everyday style? Well, that’s until you notice that the ends of your curls look parched, fried, and dry. The next time you curl your hair, opt forTRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray. This heat protectant spray coats the hair to create a barrier that protects hair from damage caused by heat styling. Before curling your hair, spray this throughout your strands for protection.