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When you make the decision to heat style your hair, whether you want to give yourself a blow out or opt for a flat ironed or curly style, heat styling requires quite a bit of time and effort to control the level of damage done to your hair. Today, Lionesse would like to present you with some of the top tricks for heat styling, and how you can protect your precious tresses in the process.
Use Heat Protectant Spray
Heat protectant spray is one of the best ways to control the damage done to your hair. By spraying damp hair with a heat protector, you are ensuring your hair has the maximum in protection by giving it a boost from the start. Once the spray absorbs into the hair, it offers shine, and a protective barrier from the heat.
Use a Serum
Hair serums are silicone based products used on the hair for different reasons. Most of them offer shine, a glossy finish, humidity protection, heat protection, tames frizz and flyaways, manageability and luster. Serums can help you achieve a perfect blow out and fantastic flat ironed look. They can also be used on curly hair to tame frizz and keep your curls separated and flawless.
Use Products Meant for Your Hair Type
Using hair products which are meant for your particular hair type can really help to boost your hair’s strength and elasticity, and provide you with gorgeous, healthy hair. Using products which are not in fact meant for your own hair type can cause more damage than good. If you have thick hair, you will want to opt for products specific to maintaining thick or coarse hair. If you have thin hair, you can choose products meant for thin hair, or products meant for adding volume. For normal hair, you can use any product you like that’s meant for normal hair. Just be sure to always read the label.
Use Quality Hair Tools
Using a quality hair tool, such as a high-end blow dryer or flat iron, will provide you with the best results and keep the damage factor close to zero when it comes to your hair. Using cheap hair tools, such as a copper coiled blow dryer, can cause breakage, burns and severe damage to your hair. If you are able to opt for a more expensive brand, that is generally the route you will want to take. Ceramic, tourmaline, titanium and even jade are used to create some of the world’s finest quality hair tools.
Don’t Overdo It
When applying heat and products to your hair, the one thing we at Lionesse would like to stress is not to overdo it. Overdoing products and unnecessary heat levels are only going to cause damage to the hair, and nobody wants that. There are specific guidelines for each individual heat styling tool you buy which tell you what the temperature is for your particular hair. Be sure to read these guidelines and follow them to have the healthiest hair possible.
Aside from these things, performing a deep conditioning treatment or gloss treatment once per week is a good idea to maintain hair that is constantly heat styled. Hair masks are another great option, and you could even make one yourself by mashing up a ripe avocado and banana and applying the mixture to your hair and allowing it to sit for approximately 30 minutes, rinse, and then shampoo. Your hair will be shiny and lustrous – and you will surely look forward to the next time. You can also use egg yolks on your hair by simply cracking two-three eggs into a bowl, removing the yolk, and applying the whites to your hair. Allow the egg to sit for about 20 minutes and then rinse and shampoo. Beautiful shine and manageability is soon to follow.