Fahrenheit 450: Why your heat-styling tools should never exceed 450 degrees
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You know what they say, if you can't stand the heat, get out of the styling chair.
Honestly, that is the worst advice ever because high heat from your styling tools can do some serious damage to your hair, leaving it dry, brittle, and lifeless.
That's right, folks. If you're not careful, you could end up with a head full of frizzled (or is it frazzled?) hair.
Despite common belief, using higher temperatures on hair straighteners is not necessarily better. Actually, excessive heat can cause more harm than good to your hair. When heated up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, the cortex, which is the inner part of the hair, melts and oxidizes, leading to weak, frizzy, and hard-to-style hair.
If you love heat styling your hair though, what should you do?!
Well, first things first, make sure you're not exceeding the maximum heat limit of 450 degrees Fahrenheit. The experts say that's the max. And that super high heat? That is only meant for stylists during very specific hair treatments.
We repeat: No hair should ever be subjected to heat of 400 degrees or above; unless a licensed professional is doing a special service that requires those temperature
So, what temperature is best then?!
To avoid damaging your hair, it is recommended that you use a heat styling tool at a temperature below 300-395 degrees Fahrenheit. If you have thicker hair, it is safe to use heat tools within the range of 300 to 375 degrees. On the other hand, if you have thinner hair, it is best to keep the temperature below 290 degrees Fahrenheit.
And if you're really serious about protecting your hair, the dip conditioner bar works as a leave in to help protect your strands from heat damage.
And if you're new here, Dip is not only waterless, plastic-free hair care, but it also comes in easy to recycle, eco-friendly packaging. So you can protect your hair and do your part for the planet at the same time.
But what if my hair is already heat damaged?!
Well, the good news is that you can absolutely change your heat protection routine starting TODAY. The even better news is that using the Dip conditioner bar as a leave-in will help hide some of those already frizzy frizzies. We tested the bars on all levels of damage including that poodley-overprocessed-texture that comes from going dark to platinum in one day (yes, this is true).
Take care of that gorgeous hair of yours & we'll see you out there with your beautiful tresses glistening in the sun.