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Is it Time to Put the Straightener Down? What Heat Tools are Doing to Your Hair

Is it Time to Put the Straightener Down? What Heat Tools are Doing to Your Hair

Many of us are quick to reach for the straightener, blow-dryer or curling wand when we want to tame our hair but could using these styling tools be causing you more harm than good.

We all want our hair to look and feel healthy but some of us rely on heat tools to achieve a desired style. If you are straightening or blow drying your hair every day, then you can guarantee your hair is not happy. We don’t want your hair to get so damaged that your only solution is to cut it off. By following a few simple but crucial rules, you can give your hair the best chance at staying healthy while using heat tools.

So, what does heat damage actually mean? When you use tools that apply heat directly to your hair, it creates small holes in the protective layer leading to breakage. There are many factors that can impact the level of damage heat styling causes, including what your hair type is, how often you get your hair cut and whether you are using heat protection products. It can be especially harmful to chemical treated hair, causing severe breakage.


What You Can Do

Is it time to put the straighter down

If you use any type of heat styling tools on your hair, then you should definitely be using heat protection. Heat protectants add a protective layer to your hair which helps keep it safe from damage. These products, usually sprays or leave in creams, seal in moisture in your hair and smoothens the cuticle (outer layer) of your hair. They are a must have for anyone who wants to keep their hair looking and feeling healthy.

Here are some of our favourite hair essentials for protecting our precious locks. 

1. Muk Hot Thermal Protector

Muk Hot Thermal Protector 250ml


Perfect for those who just can’t go without their heat styling tools. Muk’s Hot Thermal Protector ensures your hair is protected from daily heat styling in just a few sprays!

2. Golden Curl Heat Protection Spray

Golden Curl The Golden Curl Heat Protection Spray


Looking for curl friendly products? The Golden Curl Hairspray provides extra hold for salon fresh hairstyles all day long and keeps your hair perfectly soft, shiny and protected from heat.

3. Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek Iron Smoother 

Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek Iron Smoother 250ml


This spray works by maximising the performance of thermal tools using lasting style memory. Not only does it offer protection from heat styling, but it also controls frizz by resisting against humidity for silky smooth hair.

4. John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum

John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum 50ml (Sr6)


If you notice your hair becoming dry and frizzy, this serum can transform your hair, leaving it supple, easy to manage and healthy-looking. It works by repelling humidity to help prevent weather-related frizz.

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