Love using heat styling tools? These are the dos and don'ts to keep in mind. Great hairstyles with none of the damage, coming up
Let's be honest, most of us use hot tools to style our hair ever so often. But do you care for your hair well enough? Treat your hair right and it will reward you with the ability to create as many hairstyles as you like, as often as you wish to. When using hot tools on your hair, it's important to follow a certain set of rules to make sure it's protected, and for your style to stay in place till the end of the night. Here's our guidebook:
Cleanse, condition and detangle your hair
Shampoo and condition your hair to make sure your scalp is clean, and your hair is hydrated before you start to style it. Never skip conditioning your hair because you will be styling it and using finishing products. It's important to follow all haircare steps before you get to styling to retain your hair quality and protect it from any possible damage. Always detangle your hair after washing it to ensure seamless styling and minimise any breakage.
Never style wet or damp hair
Your hair should always be completely dry when you style it to prevent breakage, burning and heat damage.
Use a heat protectant
We can't stress this enough - it will save your hair from short and long-term damage with every use. Try the Livon Damage Protect Serum. It helps to protect your hair from heat up to 250Â°C and prevents breakage, while giving your hair a smooth and glossy look.
Invest in quality products to use before and after heat styling
If you're curling your hair, use a hold spray after you're done to make sure the hairstyle lasts for long. If you're going for a smooth, straightened look, use a straightening serum before you use a straightener for the perfect finish. We love the Livon Super Styler Serum to ensure your straightened look lasts for up to 12 hours without any frizz in sight.
Use professional grade heat styling tools
When you're using good quality hot tools, you shouldn't have to straighten the same section of hair six times for a smooth finish, it should happen in 1-2 strokes or twists. Invest in good quality hair tools for party-ready hairstyles.
Make haircare a priority
Deep condition your hair with a hydrating hair mask 1-2 times a week to keep it in top shape and ready to be styled anytime.
Don't prolong haircuts
Get a trim every 6-8 weeks to reduce the appearance of dry, brittle ends and also get rid of split ends for a seamless hairstyle every time.