One of the most common causes of breakage and other types of damage to hair is heat. Whether it’s from spending the day in the sun or using your blow dryer and curling iron on a regular basis, heat is often an unavoidable part of life, so it’s especially important to take all the steps you can to protect your hair from feeling the burn.


In the Shower

Heat-protectant products aren’t limited to those you use just before or during the styling process. There are also shampoos and conditioners that are formulated to start defending your hair against heat damage before you even leave the shower. Look for products that boast anti-humectant ingredients or list thermal protection in the description on the bottle. Starting the process of protecting your hair from heat in the shower is especially important if you have chemically treated hair like blonde highlights. Artificially colored blonde hair, because of the process that’s required to lighten your strands, is a bit more prone to dryness and heat damage than natural hair. Luckily, you can find a purple conditioner to accompany your purple shampoo that’s made with minerals offering thermal protection. So not only will your conditioner keep your hair silky smooth, it will also help your color last longer under the stress of heat styling or sun exposure.

Pre-Styling Prep

Whether your hair is color treated or not, it’s worth considering a product with heat protection to apply before you use heat styling products. Locking in the moisture while your hair is damp will boost your hair’s hydration, and the thermal protection will work even better. One great option is a hair detangler, like the 7SECONDS™ Detangler from UNITE Hair. It works to shorten your styling time by smoothing and detangling your damp hair in just seconds, and it’s formulated to lock in moisture and protect against heat damage from both styling products and UV rays.

While You Style

If you use a detangler with thermal protection before you start drying your hair, you’re likely set for that step. But what if you know you’re about to spend the day out in the sun or you intend to use a flat iron or curling iron? You may want a bit more protection from the higher levels of heat you’ll be exposed to. Consider a styling crème that can be applied to dry hair as well as wet. You can apply a bit between blow drying and straightening or curling, and it’ll help smooth your hair while locking in a little extra protection from the heat.

Final Steps

If you want to add some protection from the heat to already styled hair, you’re in luck. If you’re in between washes (and styles), you can still get an extra burst of heat protection to carry you through. For instance, look for a glossing spray formulated to protect from heat damage in addition to the usual results you get from that product. You should be able to use a high-quality product on wet or dry hair. In both instances, it adds shine to your strands, and if you apply it to dry tresses, it can help tame frizz and flyaways. Who doesn’t love when the products on your shelf can multitask?

About UNITE Hair

UNITE Hair is an award-winning professional hair care brand, designed for stylists and their clients. With more than 40 high-performing, easy-to-use products available for all hair types, consumers can purchase the full collection on UNITE Hair’s website. The brand’s premium hair care products are also available at many salons throughout the world. From versatile styling and finishing products, such as their volumizing spray, to luxurious shampoos and conditioners, and systems for different hair types, UNITE Hair delivers what you need to get your best look. 

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