In my quest to make my hair lower maintenance, I have to be more vigilant about protecting my hair from heat damage. Heat damage from blow drying or using hot tools can be irreversible and will make your hair frizzy and harder to manage. Since I blow dry my hair every time I wash it, I need to use a product for wet hair and a product for dry hair. I have compiled a list of my favorite options for both!
First, I use a towel to get as much moisture as I can out of my hair to reduce blow dry time. Many people have found microfiber cloths effective to do this, my hair gets dry enough from my cotton towel so I haven’t upgraded yet.
This is a light weight blow dry spray that will make drying your hair easier and faster.
This is a powerful hair repairing treatment that is for very damaged hair. When my hair is bleach damaged and frizzy looking, this is the product I grab.
I have loved Aveda since I can remember, and this product is one of those products I will likely use for my whole life. All Aveda products smell great, work great, and are great for your hair; and this is no exception.
After blow drying, my hair either needs to be straightened or curled, because it’s a odd texture of not quite straight and not quite wavy. There are many options for flat iron/curling iron setting sprays, but these are my favorites.
Hot Off the Press is a VERY light hold, which is great for a soft finish. Your hair will not feel like you have hairspray in it, which is my favorite for everyday wear.
If your hair has trouble holding a curl or straight pattern, you need to get Hot Sets. This product is the only non-aerosol in my list, and it is definitely the strongest hold. This is what I recommend using for special occasions like weddings or prom when you need your curls to stay in place. If you hear a burning sound when you use this, that is the product burning, not your hair, and you need to use less product.