It doesn’t matter whether you have balayage, highlights, or a vibrant and stylish shade of color, when it comes to keeping your locks looking bright, beautiful, and brilliant, it’s crucial that you have a fool-proof color-protecting hair care regimen in place! That’s especially true if you regularly use heat tools like the Brilliance New York 2 in 1 curling and straightening flat irons. With heat, there’s always the added risk of color fade and damage, so it’s up to you to protect your hair color from heat! Here’s how!
How Heat Damage Happens
When it comes to using heat tools to style, you really need to be mindful of how easily you can damage your hair. Too much heat can damage keratin proteins that strengthen your hair, evaporate all of the moisture from your hair and cause breakage, fried ends, and an overall brittle look. Luckily there are things that you can do to avoid damaging your hair with hair tools.
How to Avoid Heat Damage
Always take proper precautions to ensure that you don’t heat damage your hair. It’s a lot easier to prevent damage than it is to repair it.
Limit Heat Use
Heat tools can be tricky to use, especially if you are relatively inexperienced. Depending on which hair tools you use, you may only have a temperature dial with the words “min.” and max.” on them. That can make it hard to limit how much heat you apply to your hair.
With the easy temperature controls from Brilliance New York, you can see exactly what temperature you are using so that you can avoid going overboard with it.
Even though most tools go as high as 450F, we recommend staying in the 300F range for just the right amount of heat.
Use a Heat Protectant
Always (and we mean always) use a heat protectant on your hair before using your hair tools! Using a spray to protect your hair color from heat will put a much-needed barrier between the hot plates of your hair tools and your fragile hair. You can find one here!
Don’t Heat-Style Wet Hair
Apart from applying too much heat to your hair, you want to make sure that you don’t apply any heat to your hair when it is when!
Have you ever straightened your hair when it was a little damp (maybe before you knew any better) and all you could hear was the sizzles, cracks, and pops? That’s the moisture in your hair reaching a boiling temperature and causing it to heat damage your hair! To avoid this, always make sure that your hair is completely dry before you use a hot flat iron or a curling wand on it!