With all the heat-styling tools we (luckily) have today, protecting your clients’ hair is more important than ever. Let’s delve into the magical world of heat protectants, shall we?
Why Heat Protection Matters
Heat styling tools such as flat irons, curling wands, and blow dryers can work wonders. However, excessive heat can cause significant damage to hair strands, leaving them dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. Queue the heat protectants! They form a protective barrier between the hair and the heat, minimizing damage and keeping the hair healthy and vibrant.
Four Reasons to use heat protectants
#1 Shield from heat damage: heat protectants coat the hair shaft, reducing the amount of heat absorbed during styling. By forming a protective layer, they help to prevent breakage.
#2 Retain moisture: the high temperatures generated by styling tools can strip the hair of its natural moisture, leading to dryness and dullness. Heat protectants lock in moisture, ensuring the hair remains hydrated and supple.
#3 Minimize frizz and flyaways: one of the most frustrating challenges is controlling frizz and flyaways. Heat protectants create a barrier that smoothes the hair cuticle, minimizing frizz and giving the hair a sleek and polished finish.
#4 Enhance manageability: using heat protectants makes it easier to style and manipulate the hair. The protective layer provides a smooth surface, allowing for effortless glide of styling tools and reducing tangling and snagging.
What to use? Different heat protectors for different uses
This is a great cheat sheet of various heat styling products and their differences. Have a look, and pick your favourite(s)!
Heat protectants under a blow-dryer
- Four Reasons Nature Styling Mousse: The volumizing styling mousse with a fresh scent creates rough structure and lift to the hairdo. The product protects the hair from the heat of hairdryers and from humidity. The Nature-line is natural cosmetics, naturally!
- Four Reasons Original Styling Mist: Styling mist that provides flexible hold, heat protection and a beautiful shine. Gives firm, yet flexible support and formability and fluffiness.
- Four Reasons Original Blow-Dry Fluid: The volumizing styling fluid makes hair look and feel thicker without adding any weight to the hair. Adds shine and gives soft support to the hairstyle.
- Four Reasons Professional Styling Primer: The priming product that provides light support moisturizes, provides heat protection for blow-drying and smoothes the hair structure.
- Four Reasons Professional Multi-Benefit Detangling Spray: Heat-activated conditioning spray treats hair, makes it silky soft and healthy shiny. The spray protects the hair from daily stresses and at the same time takes care of the hair’s moisture balance.
Heat protectors under a flat iron
- Four Reasons Nature Strong Hairspray: Aerosol-free hairspray gives your hair flexible hold and volume. The product protects your hair from humidity and heat up to 230°C, so you can also use the product under styling irons to get a great hold on your hair.
- Four Reasons Nature Heat Protection Spray: Protects your hair from humidity and the heat of styling irons up to 230°C. The easy-to-use heat protection spray creates manageability and flexible support for your hair. The spray is very suitable as a base for different hairstyles and for daily use.
- Four Reasons No Nothing Sensitive Heat Protection Spray: Fragrance-free heat protection spray suitable for sensitive scalp. Effectively protects hair from damage caused by the heat of styling irons. Facilitates styling by smoothing the surface of the hair so that the styling iron glides easily through the hair.
- Four Reasons Professional Heat Shield: The caring composition prevents hair damage and drying when using various heat tools. The heat protection spray also facilitates hair processing, moisturizes and nourishes the hair.
How to help clients?
- Educate Your Clients! Many people are unaware of the potential damage that heat styling can cause.
- Recommend the right products: it’s essential to recommend high-quality products that suit your clients’ styling needs.
- Demonstrate proper application: teach them to evenly distribute the product throughout their hair, paying particular attention to the ends, which are more susceptible to damage.
- Explain that reapplying the heat protector before each styling session is crucial for maximum protection.
Now off you go – enjoy good, heated conversations!