Using heat tools at high temperatures without first applying products to protect your hair can cause lasting damage. Direct exposure to high heat can damage the hair shaft and have visible effects on the structure and texture of strands. Use any of these six products or similar formulas to reap the rewards of taking the measures necessary to protect your hair from direct heat exposure.
Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo, 33.8 oz.
A smoothing shampoo can set you on the path toward less damage by reducing friction during cleaning and care. Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo, 33.8 oz. is a creamy foaming formula for frizzy and unruly hair.
Natural actives such as farm-harvested Minuta olive extract supply nourishing omega fatty acids and Vitamin E. Follow a shampoo application with smoothing conditioner, leave-in treatment, and heat protectants.
Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner, 33.8 oz.
Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner 33.8 oz. gives strands a second dose of moisturizing and protective Minuta olive extract. Detangling coarse, curly, thick or unruly locks with a creamy conditioner that provides superior slip is another good way to protect strands.
Love Smoothing Conditioner leaves hair frizz-free, shiny and ready for styling. Other Love formulas such as Hair Smoother leave-on cream moisturizer can fortify tresses against damage that is caused by direct heat.
Davines Melu Anti-Breakage Shampoo, 8.45 oz.
Strengthen hair with the Melu line of Davines products, including Davines Melu Anti-Breakage Shampoo, 8.45 oz. Weak strands are prone to breakage during styling, regardless of the use of heat protectants. Restorative serine and glutamic amino acids sourced from lentil seed extract enable hair to better withstand heat styling.
Improving the condition of strands and strengthening against future damage is an important part of any hair styling routine that involves heat tools. The investment you make in restoring hair condition during cleansing will pay off in finished styles with fewer split ends and flyaways.
Davines Melu Heat Protecting Hair Shield, 8.45 oz.
After applying Melu Anti-Breakage Shampoo and Conditioner, Davines Melu Heat Protecting Hair Shield, 8.45 oz. is a natural choice to protect your hair from heat. This product amplifies the benefits of the amino acids sourced from lentil seeds found in every formula in the Melu line.
Serine and glutamic acid provide structural support to hair during heat styling. Treated strands are better able to withstand high temperatures and friction. In addition to providing protection, this smoothing styling product adds shine and softness.
Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique, 5.1 oz.
Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique 5.1 oz. stands out as one of the best heat protectants for strengthening strands and shortening drying time. Less thermal exposure and damage during each styling session has cumulative effects over time. Vita-Ciment, Vita-Topseal and Seve de Resurrection compounds also work to reconstruct and revitalize damaged strands and leave hair toned, soft and shiny.
Using Kerastase Bain Therapiste products may be helpful to further repair hair. Strengthening and restoring strands has the potential to significantly improve the appearance of any style. Kerastase heat protectant can also be used alongside hair care products for most textures and types.
Joico Vero KPak Color Volume Veroxide Creme Developer, 32 oz.
Veroxide developer will protect your hair during color treatments. A gentle cream developer formulated with hydrating Squalane can keep hair dye from sapping too much moisture. In general, processed hair runs a higher risk of suffering styling damage.
Joico Vero KPak Color Volume Veroxide Creme Developer, 32 oz. preserves the integrity of hair structure during color treatments. Your hair will thank you for using a protective formula in the lowest effective concentration for your natural and chosen hair colors.
Most stylists recommend 350 degrees Fahrenheit as a good baseline temperature for heat styling. Dial in the right temperature by factoring in your hair texture, strand thickness and level of damage. Maximize the ability of heat protectants to protect your hair by keeping blow dryers, curling and straightening tools within the recommended temperature range.
The LaLa Daisy Beauty Resource Center has a wealth of information and tips for your hair care routine and should you need it, how to fix damaged hair. Be sure to visit the Resource Center often for the latest advice for all hair types and problems.
If you’d like more information on how to protect your hair, including Dermatologist recommendations for swimmers, read this article on how to stop damaging your hair from the American Academy of Dermatology Association.