While I adore my flat iron (and my mini travel-friendly flat iron) and I can’t imagine living without a blow dryer, the damage they can cause to my hair is less than favourable. In order to protect your locks, I always strongly recommend using a thermal protector, especially if you use a flat iron. Those magical devices are extremely bad for unprotected hair.
got2b has two thermal protecting products I’ve just discovered and I totally love. If you’ve never tried got2b before, I can tell you the products are salon-quality, wallet-friendly and they smell fantastic. The aptly named Guardian Angel line is made to protect your hair from the damage your favourite heated styling tools can cause.
If you use your blow dryer religiously, I recommend the Blow Dry Lotion ($7.99). It keeps your hair protected from the heat of your dryer and gives hair a soft, silky finish. That’s an important factor in my book. Hair that feels like hay doesn’t work for me!
If you use your flat iron everyday (shame on you!) then you most definitely need to be using Flat Iron Balm ($7.99). (Side note: you should never use a flat iron daily. Aim for two to three times a week and no more.) This product is made to stand up against intense heat so it gives your locks added moisture and leaves a shiny finish. Plus, it prevents frizz by blocking out humidity, which is the reason why we need the straightener in the first place. Evil humidity!
As you can see, both products are very affordable so you don’t have to empty your bank account in order to have great hair. Before investing in pricey reparative treatments for your hair, consider preventative care with got2b’s Guardian Angel collection. It’s always better (and easier) to prevent damage than to reverse it.
Now, I’m curious. How often do you use heated styling tools? Do you protect your hair from heat damage with any particular products?