When we are getting dolled up for Christmas and New Year, for most of us, our hair is subject to more styling than usual. Question is…..do heat protectors really work?

Hair is made of a protein called Keratin along with lipids and water. Keratin will start to break down at just 160°C and that’s also the lowest setting on most hair appliances. This means that your hair is damaged every single time you use a hairdryer, straighteners, tongs or curling wand, making the hair dehydrated, frizzy and prone to breakage.

Although hair is dead, once the damage has been done, there’s no going back. It will not repair itself. So the best option is to use a suitable heat protection product for your hair type.

Heat protectors are like SPF for your hair – you wouldn’t go into the sun without sun protection, so why would you use excessive heat on your hair every day without protecting it?

Heat protectors are readily available along every High Street. They come in sprays, creams and gels and aren’t overly expensive.

They help to prevent internal and visible damage by adding a protective barrier to the hair, this prevents the cuticle being exposed to excessive heat. They help to keep hair soft and smooth and they also lock in hydration. This in turn will help you achieve your styling goals and lastly they add shine to every strand…

If you EVER use heat on your hair and you are not using a heat protector product, I suggest you add one to your Christmas list immediately…