If there's one hair product that can be used on all hair types, it's a heat protectant. Whether you have curly, straight, thick or thin hair, you can benefit from using a product that will protect your hair from the damage caused by heated styling tools. To prove it, we spoke to five women with different hair types who tried the TRESemmé Heat Defence Spray...
Polly Foreman: Straight, thin hair
"I never ever leave the house with my hair in it's natural state. My hair dries pretty flat, but with a slightly kink, which I always straighten out," admits Polly. "I was aware of heat protectant in the past, but I never used it because I couldn't find one that wouldn't weigh my thin hair down. Then I stumbled upon the TRESemmé Heat Defence Spray, which leaves my hair looking and feeling healthy and smooth, without making it heavy or greasy at the root."
Did you know that blow-drying and styling your hair with heated styling tools can cause damage to your mane? Hair dryers work at a lower temperature than straighteners, but blow drying, brushing & styling your hair can damage your hair in the long run. When you blow-dry wet hair, it's weaker and so more susceptible to breakage. So make sure to always use a heat protectant.
Ruby Norris: Coloured, dry and damaged hair
"I bleach my hair every few months, which means that it's quite damaged and more susceptible to breakage. Because of this, I try to limit the amount of heated styling tools I use on my hair. When I do have to use them (if I'm going for a fancy dinner or have an important work meeting where I need to look primed-to-perfection), I rely on a trusty heat protectant to give my hair a layer of protection before styling. I've only been trialling the TRESemmé Heat Defence Spray for a month and already I've noticed a big difference in the look and feel of my hair, mainly it seems less rough and damaged" says Ruby.
Angie Bagot: Natural hair
"My naturally curly hair can be quite hard to upkeep, so I often just wear it natural by rocking an afro. Styling my curls into a faux hawk or bun is what I do most mornings - it's a really easy quick-fix for when I'm rushing before work. But when I have a bit more time to get ready - if I'm going out in the evening, for example - I like to straighten my hair. As my hair is so curly and thick, I have to go over each section that I'm straightening quite a few times, so I've been using the TRESemmé Heat Defence Spray to help protect it from any heat damage. As it's a spray it's easy to distribute the product evenly over my hair, and I have noticed a difference in the texture of my hair since using it - my curls feel more moisturised and smoother. Plus, the product doesn't feel crispy or sticky, which is a bonus," says Angie.
Paayal Makdani: Long, thick hair
"Having long, thick hair means that I have flexibility on how I can style it. But my go-to look is lived-in waves with a bit of volume. To achieve this, I use a large-barrel curling tong to create large, loose curls, then I run my fingers through my hair to separate the curls even more," says Paayal. "As I use quite a lot of heat on my hair, I make sure to use a heat protectant beforehand - the TRESemmé Heat Defence Spray is a good all-rounder because it's affordable, lightweight on my hair and does a great job at preventing hair damage from heated styling tools. I've noticed that when I use it, my waves seems to last longer, too."
Olivia Songe: Long, wavy hair
"Since I've started using this heat protectant on my hair, I've noticed a major difference. Not only in it's texture and look (less dry and damaged), but also in it's smoothness. My hair is quite frizzy naturally, and I'd say that this heat protectant helps to keep my hair looking smoother for longer after styling. It smells really good too, and it helps to mask that post-straightening/curling scent, and instead makes me feel like I'm in a hair salon," says Olivia.
Hair is an important part of your identity, so make sure you look after it and avoid the burnout by keeping it protected with the TRESemmé Heat Defence Spray. For more information about finding the right heat protect for you, visit All Things Hair.