Hair dryers, straighteners, and curlers – they’re all great for styling your locks into a fabulous “do.” But please, be careful when you use them! As nifty as these styling tools are, they can scorch your strands, depleting them of moisture. The result is dry, brittle hair that’s limp and prone to breakage.
However – while we’re not the biggest fans of hot hair aids – we’re realists and know that some days, heat is needed to help achieve the look you’re after. The good news is that there are ways to minimise the damage! Read on for our expert tips from our Italian hair artists!
How to protect hair from heat damage:
Use protective styling aids
Protective styling aids help to shield your hair from heat by creating a barrier around the hair shaft. Of course, some heat protective products work better than others. But we’re pretty certain our multi award-winning Dolce Satin Glow Booster is the best luxury styling product for protecting hair from heat damage! With over 96% naturally derived bio-certified ingredients, this cruelty-free and vegan formula boosts styling results by detangling and reducing breakage and colour loss – all whilst adding smoothness and a velvet-like sheen.
Simply spray 6-8 pumps on damp hair before applying heat. Facile!
Treat your hair regularly
The healthier your hair is, the less likely it is to succumb to the harshness of heat. Our remedy here is a luxe hair treatment that actively works to restore hair health, suppleness, and elasticity.
Repair and prevent damage with Rossano Ferretti’s 100% vegan Prodigio Pre-Wash Mask. This intense treatment can be used once or twice a week (depending on the severity of damage) to strengthen your strands, infusing them with nourishing, protective properties that combat heat so that your hair can continue to look and feel amazing.
Use hot tools sparingly
How to protect hair from heat? Use hot tools sparingly!
We’ve brushed on this already, but: only rely on heat styling tools when you absolutely must! This is easier to achieve during summer when the warm air will quickly dry your tresses. However, in winter you can get away with washing your hair less frequently, so this will reduce hot styling tool usage, too.
Be gentle when you use heated tools. Remember, the heat makes your hair vulnerable to breakage and tension caused by brushing or pulling it too harshly can make it worse.
We suggest you use a professional detangling brush or comb to complement your styling routine so that hair strands don’t snag and snap. You can also use your fingers to gently detangle and shape your locks.
Keep your heat styling tools clean
Make this a rule of thumb and keep your heat styling tools clean!
Product build-up can make them sticky, and this stickiness can transfer to your hair, causing more damage. The product build-up may also weigh your hair down, leaving it looking limp and listless.
Once you’ve completed your styling routine, soak your brushes and combs in warm water before rinsing and drying them. For electrical tools, wait for them to cool before wiping them clean with a damp cloth.
The best way to protect hair from heat is to go natural! By this, we mean combining a natural air-drying approach with natural haircare products that can be used to tame, smoothen, and shape all hair types.
Once again, we have some of these natural, chemical-free hair products just for you!
For super smooth and straight tresses, use Velluto Ant-Frizz Straightening Serum. Inspired by winters in the Italian Alps, this fantastic formula makes hair super sleek and straight without the need to fuss over a hair straightener.
For enhanced curls that have beautiful bounce and softness, try our Favoloso Perfect Curls Enhancing Serum. Just a small amount is needed to tame unruly hair for natural definition.
*Both formulas can be applied to damp hair that’s then left to dry naturally and in its own time. Absolutely no hot styling tools are needed to give your hair a gorgeous shape and form!
Shop our range to find products that will help you reach your hair goals without the need for hot tools.
All RF’s products will help to you to embrace the natural texture of your hair, keeping it in a healthy, vibrant state.