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How to Protect Your Hair from Heat-Styling

Thermal sprays are not enough.
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Q: I've got a big problem. Whenever I let my hair air-dry, it dries all frizzy, dull, and unhealthy-looking. I'm afraid it is from how frequently I use heat on my hair. 

I blow-dry and straighten almost every morning, but now even the ends of my hair are looking frizzy and dull. I do use heat-protecting spray but I have some split ends and breakage. Help! — Ella

A: Ella, thank you for your question.

It's okay to blow-dry and style your hair with heat tools, so that your hair looks polished. But the heat-protective spray is not good enough. 

A heat-protective spray is not enough when you use hot tools daily.

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Liquid silicone products offer higher protection from the heat. 

Just choose a light one so that it doesn’t weigh your hair down.

Kérastase Resistance Ciment Thermique

Frizzy means a lack of moisture. You have to give more to your hair. I suggest you do moisturizing treatments once a week for 15 to 20 minutes each time. I recommend Kérastase masks.

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There is no escape from split ends. You need a haircut, darling. Every eight weeks, max.

Tony Chaar is one of Canada's top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Tony Chaar Salon at 140 Avenue Road in Toronto. Call 416-920-9965 to book an appointment.

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