How to Protect Hair from Heat: 5 Steps

Hot tools, curling iron, straightener, styling and maximum temperature - all of these things cause the hair to become weak and damaged and its condition is bad. 

Not only natural hair should be protected from heat. It is important to protect the tape in hair extensions and micro ring hair extensions from heat regularly and effectively. It is also important to use accessories for hair extensions: hair extensions beads and hair extensions brush. 

Both nourishing and caring for hair is a very important process, just as protecting and safeguarding is an extremely important step if you want your hair to look healthy. Hair must be protected from various damaging factors, such as mechanical damage, heat and cold, and UV radiation. Of course, we cannot protect our hair completely against all damaging factors, but we can minimize the negative effects by taking appropriate action


Protecting your hair from the heat emitted by a hair dryer, flat iron, hot rollers or heated curling iron is an extremely important issue. While there is no product that will completely protect your hair from such heat, there is one that will slow it down and prevent immediate degradation.

We are talking about natural oils, which are substances extracted from the seeds and seeds of specific plants. Natural hair-care oils are always cold-pressed, so they retain a number of vitamins, trace elements and good fatty acids from the omega group - 3, 6, 7, or 9. With such a wealth of nourishing and regenerating ingredients, they provide hair with proper care and - forming an invisible envelope on their surface - protect against high temperatures (i.e. those exceeding 60-70 degrees Celsius). How do excessive temperatures affect hair? First of all, they change the state of aggregation of the water inside the hair. This water starts to evaporate, which simply means that it escapes from the hair.

Ideally, you should dry your hair at the optimum temperature, which is lower than the one, during which the devastation occurs. Dryer manufacturers do not always provide information about the temperature emitted by the dryer. You can find out for yourself whether the temperature is too high: If you point the air stream from the hair dryer at your hand (at a distance from where you usually blow-dry your hair) and you can hold it for about a minute, your hair is at a comfortable temperature.


Oily but not greasy substances, which protect hair well against mechanical damage or high and low temperatures. The main purpose of silicones is to make hair smooth and shiny, but not to nourish it. It is important to remember to choose silicones that do not contain alcohol, otherwise the product will not help but harm your hair. Silicones include mainly serums and silks. Serums should be applied in the same way as oils, i.e. to still damp hair, in a minimum amount, while silks can be applied to dry hair to protect the ends from heat or damage.


Here you should choose such oil which is, above all, light and will not weigh hair down. The application of oil starts with putting one drop of oil on our hands and spreading it in them, then with greased hands, apply the oil. If this is not enough for your hair, repeat the process. If you have dry or curly hair, you can apply a little more oil to the ends as it will be absorbed by the hair. It's best to apply oil to hair that is damp but has been squeezed out of the water, even when slightly dry, so the oil will hold water in your hair, making it more moisturized, flexible and visually healthier.

Oil + Silicone 

 This method is recommended mainly for those with very dry, weak or damaged hair and involves applying oil and silicone to the ends at the same time. First apply a minimal amount of oil on still damp hair, then apply a layer of silicone serum. This treatment is more effective and your hair will be more moisturized and nourished.


When it comes to your hair dryer, it's safe to use temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees Celsius. As the steam seeks an outlet in the hair and cannot find one, it breaks the cuticle, causing permanent damage to the hair. To test whether your hair dryer is at the right temperature for your hair, direct the air from the dryer at your hand and if you can hold it for a minute or so, it's not too hot for your hair.

In the case of flat irons and curling irons, it would be best not to use them at all. Using straighteners and curling tongs once won't damage your hair, but using them on a daily basis can ruin your dreams of having beautiful hair. So if you do use a flat or curling iron, it's a good idea to set the temperature as low as possible. Hair straighteners can heat up to 100-230 °C, curling irons slightly less, from 100 °C to 200 °C, but unfortunately these temperatures are a real pain in the ass for your hair.


The best way is of course to let your hair dry on its own, so that our hair is not exposed to the harmful air emitted by the dryer, but we do not always have time for this.

after washing your hair, do not rub them with an ordinary towel, but use a paper towel or one made of microfiber, because such towels absorb water better and do not jerk the hair cuticle, plus the drying stage will be shorter

Let your hair dry gently and then blow dry it with a lukewarm stream of hair dryer set to medium speed.

It is advisable not to blow dry your hair completely and to leave it slightly undried so that it frizzes less - but this is only if you do not plan to go outside for a while, but if you are in a hurry it is advisable to blow dry your hair completely, making sure to close the cuticles with a cold blow at the end of the drying process.

The important factor is how long it takes to dry your hair; proper drying takes only a few minutes. You can dry your hair like this if you buy a professional hair dryer with a lot of power, which will give you dry hair in no time. Such a dryer costs a bit more than weaker dryers, but it won't break down so quickly and will save you a lot of time.