Curly hair can naturally feel drier as the oil produced at the roots struggles to make it all the way down the hair shaft. So, things can only get worse when you introduce heat styling tools. Yep, it’s a fast track to disaster!
Our bodies naturally produce oil at the hair’s root which, with straight hair, can easily travel down the hair shaft hydrating from root to tip. But, depending on your hair’s curvature (the bends in your hair) this can become a challenge. This can prove troublesome when we introduce styling tools to the haircare equation. Heat styling tools can reduce your hair’s natural moisture levels, and if your hair’s already low on the hydration front, you’re headed straight for damage and breakage. So, if you’re searching for ‘heat protectant for curly hair’ it’s for good reason! Because every bit of moisture must be savoured and every strand prone to dryness protected.
Heat protectant for curly hair
While, in an ideal world, we’d put down the styling tools and flaunt our natural beauty, sometimes we want styling tools to get that ‘natural’ look we’re after. It’s the naturally effortless and free-flowing look that took a few flicks with the straightener or curling tongs.
Luckily, armed with the right heat protectant for curly hair, giving in to the styling tools doesn’t have to end in tears from hair breakage. This is where you’re going to want to lean in….
When looking for a heat protectant for curly hair, you’re going to need 2 things: a product with the ability to;
1. Protect strands from heat
2. Moisturise tresses
The dual moisture-protect effect makes sure strands bounce back to their best post styling. We have several options from Aussie;
• SOS Heat Saviour Conditioning Spray is a heat protectant spray designed to restore dry, damaged tresses to their former glory. Infused with Tasmanian Pepperberry, this miracle-worker deeply hydrates while giving hair lightweight protection from heat damage. Winning!
How to use: Short of time? No worries! A spritz of this charmer worked through strands is all your need.
Step 1. Make sure you’re spraying about 15cm away from your head
Step 2. Spray evenly over curls
Step 3. Fix your style
Step 4. Flaunt it!
For added protection from the elements, add a little hair oil to the mix and let those tresses dry au naturel. Calm the Frizz Oil is a lightweight, moisture-rich oil that’s formulated to hydrate and protect tresses from frizz and breakage. It’s the perfect Aussie mate for dry, coarse curls that need added protection against heat styling and frizz-causing humidity. If your curls are looking a little lacklustre and dull, add a coin-sized amount of Work that curl Serum to the palm of your hand and work through the lengths of your hair. It’s the multi-tasking hair serum that’ll protect, amp up shine and help keep those curls looking their shiny, shimmery best.
As our friends from the land down under would say… you little ripper! (That’s Australian for awesome!)
How to protect curls from heat damage
Now you have the necessities nailed, there’s more you can do to as a heat protectant for curly hair…
If your hair’s been at the receiving end of one too many styling or colour treatments, make sure your haircare routine’s equipped with a deeply nourishing hair mask for curly hair designed to smooth and hydrate. The difference weekly treatments will make to your overall hair appearance will have you questioning why you weren’t on this ritual sooner. If your hair’s prone to dryness and frizz, our Calm the Frizz Hair Mask & Cap with Australian Hemp Seed Extract will have you and those tresses so cool, calm and collected you’ll be turning heads for all the right reasons. Perfect for a night in pamper session. Hemp, hemp hooray!
Another little trick is to look after curly hair is to dial down the heat on those styling tools. While using a heat protectant for curly hair is a good (and essential) step when styling, there’s no need to max out the heat settings. You can get the same results, with less chance of damage. Think of it like this… each strand holds within it, moisture. When we use heat styling tools, we’re evaporating our hair’s natural moisture levels. The lower the heat, the less harsh it is to hair.
While it can be a challenge and we get it, some days it’s just not a possibility, try to swap the heat styler for a leave-in treatment and an up-do. This’ll give those strands a small reprieve and time to recover. Again, giving you better styling results in the long-run. Shine On Hair Serum, infused with Australian Jojoba Oil will leave tresses hydrated and glossy with a lightweight finish. Just as curly hair struggles to get moisture down the hair shaft to the very ends, it can also struggle with shine. This little miracle worker will help restore both those qualities. Aussome, we know!
And the final tip on how to care for curly hair when heat styling tools are involved… In between styling sessions, make sure you’re equipped with deeply hydrating and nourishing haircare products. Your everyday shampoo and condition should help to smooth and protect. This will also help to improve your styling results in the long run. Aussie Calm the Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner, infused with authentic Australian Hemp Seed Extract will help hydrate strands, while working to build a defence against frizz-causing humidity. Once or twice a week, why not swap your regular conditioner for Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Calm the Frizz Deep Treatment? Those strands will be so smooth it should be illegal. Alternate your everyday conditioner with this 3-minute charmer and you’ll quickly notice an improvement in the look and feel of your hair. And the best part? It does what it says on the label… 3 minutes is really all you need! An absolute lifesaver for tresses and the time poor. Of course, you can leave it in longer if you have super distressed tresses. Some leave it even in overnight – just saying!
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