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How Does Heat Protectant for Hair Work?

Heat styling can be a powerful way to achieve the look you want. However, using heat tools can also damage your hair because they remove moisture. Over time, heat damaged hair can become brittle and prone to breakage.

What is Heat Protectant?

Heat protectant is a type of product that shields hair from heat damage caused by heat tools when styling hair. Apply heat protectant product on hair before you use the tools so that you can provide a barrier and lock in moisture.

Common Heat Protectant Ingredients

Heat protectant is often made of a few ingredients that naturally help with moisture, block heat, and are heat resistant.

Take a look at some common elements you might find in your own heat protectant products.

Argan & Coconut Oil

Coconut oil and argan oil are ingredients in our Hair Food heat protectant recipe. These oils along with the other ingredients help take the heat to spare your hair while also helping to seal in healthy moisture to keep hair from drying out. Check if your heat protectant products use ingredients like argan oil to keep hair from being damaged when using blow dryers, straighteners, or curling irons.

How Long Does Heat Protectant Work?

Unlike other types of styling products, heat protectant is meant to work soon after being applied to hair.  In general, you should spray hair with heat protectant and use heat styling tools within an hour of doing so. However, you can typically spray the product in up to 4 hours ahead of time.

Hair Food’s Heat Protectant Blend

For a sulfate-free heat protectant recipe that doesn’t contain hair damaging parabens or dyes, check out Coconut & Argan Oil Heat Protectant Blend. With thoughtfully curated ingredients, you can depend on Hair Food’s heat protectant, made with a combination of coconut oil and argan oil, to help you make the most of your style without the damage that can occur while using heat tools. Shop our products for the guilt-free nourishment you can depend on in your haircare routine!