What is a Pre-Styler and Why is it Important to My Hair?
A pre-styler is, yep, you guessed it, a pre-styling tool in the hairstyling process. A typical pre-styler is a lightweight spray, applied whilst hair is damp. At first glance, the term pre-styler might suggest a completely unnecessary and superfluous step. However, pre-stylers are also more commonly known as heat protectants; a much more apt description which immediately points out why these products are vital to the health of your hair.
Heat, or thermal, protectants protect your hair from the rigours of styling. Whether your tool of choice is a straightening iron, hair dryer or curling iron, excessive heat undeniably causes damage to the structure of the hair cuticle. Long term, this is a recipe for splits ends, flyaways and breakage.
A pre-styler, such as Macadamia Natural Oil No Tangle Pre-Styler, is used prior to any other styling products while a heat protectant, such as Not Your Mother’s Beat the Heat Thermal Styling Spray, can be used on top of any other styling products you may use. Both, however, perform exactly the same function: protecting your hair from heat.
Macadamia Natural Oil No Tangle Pre-Styler and One ‘n Only Ceramic Silk Curling Iron Glaze both feature UV protection. The sun, of course, is another source of hair damage. The Macadamia Natural Oil No Tangle Pre-Styler also has the benefit of being an effortless detangler, ensuring no pulling and unnecessary roughness to the hair when combing and styling.
Heat protectants are often infused with beneficial nourishment and nutrients to keep your hair in tip top shape. Needed nourishment helps add shine and smoothness to your hair. One n Only Ceramic Silk Curling Iron Glaze has a heat activated strengthening and repairing complex, which in this case means that heat is actually good for your hair!
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