How to check if your heat protectant is working?

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I don’t know about you, but I flatly refuse to use thermal protective agents for one simple reason – I don’t believe in them! It seems to me that all this is just a marketing ploy, and there is no real benefit from funds with the prefix “thermo”. Is it so? The experts say I’m wrong and there are ways to test if your heat protectant works!

Our expert Yana Kamneva reports.

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Professional thermal protective sprays / creams / oils with silicones are the main protector of hair from temperature (whether it be the sun or a hairdryer). How do these tools work? They create a light film on the hair surface that protects the hair from excessive moisture loss. Plus, thanks to them, styling lasts longer.


How do you know if your thermal protection is working? There are two ways to check!


1 way. For the first experiment, we need a regular check from the store. Divide it into two equal parts (we need the side with letters and numbers printed on). Apply your heat protectant spray / gel / mask to one half of the check and leave the other half as it is. Run the iron over the check. You will see a huge difference between the two halves of the check. Half of the receipt without thermal protection will turn purple / black. The other part should remain white or with slight black blotches.


Method 2. Apply heat protectant to your forearm. Blow a hairdryer on your hand. You should feel like the place on the hand where we applied the thermal protection is protected from hot air, and in some cases, it can even cool down under the influence of a hair dryer. All this means that your tool is working!


Another tip for those who do not want to injure their hair with high temperatures. NEVER and under no circumstances apply natural, organic OILS before styling with thermal tools. Otherwise, your hair will feel like scrambled eggs in a skillet.

Read more about thermal protection products in our article at the link: Hair tinting products: how to choose?

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