Let’s face it, we have a love-hate relationship with heat styling tools. The problem is not as simple as applying too much heat too frequently. Failing to use the proper products to protect your hair from heat damage beforehand is just as bad and often results in dryness, frizz, and unwanted hair damage. This is why heat protectants are essential in your routine. Whether you want to diffuse your curls or try a voluminous blowout, this staple product will protect your hair from temperatures as high as 450 degrees, allowing you to achieve the look you want without frying your follicles.
To help protect your tresses during heat styling, you can use hair oils that you probably already have in your cabinet. However, you must use them correctly or you will not get the desired results.
What we like best about using oil as a natural heat protectant is that it also helps to prevent the drying effect of heat styling tools on your hair. Here are some oils you can use as heat protectants:
1. Coconut Oil
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Coconut oil is a multi-talented queen. This oil is one of the most popular natural heat protectants available. There are numerous ways to use coconut oil to protect your hair from the damaging effects of heat styling tools. Because coconut oil can make your hair oily, we recommend using only a few drops on your strands. Begin by running your fingers through your hair to distribute the oil. First section your hair, then apply the oil at the crown of your head and work your way down to the ends. To keep your hair from looking greasy, avoid the roots.
2. Almond Oil
With one of the highest smoke points, almond oil is an obvious choice for those who require a higher heat setting when styling. While protecting your hair, it also infuses it with Vitamins E, D, B, and A, allowing your strands to grow stronger and healthier.
3. Argan Oil
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For years, argan oil has been the go-to natural heat protector. For lack of a better word, this oil is liquid gold! This lightweight oil can protect your hair from high heat and gives you a smooth style with a shiny finish.
When it comes to application, you can use the oil after washing and before drying your hair. This allows the oil to lock in the moisture from your damp hair.
Next time you heat style your hair, try a natural heat protectant to reap the benefits of a hair oil while protecting your hair from heat damage.