Heat and Hair Loss

heat and hair loss

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Protect your hair from heat and hair loss

You often hear applying a heat protectant spray when using heated styling tools is very important. People wonder if it really matters or if it’s a gimmick to get people to invest in new products they do not need. So does it matter?

In a single word – yes – these heat protectants are important when you work with heated styling tools. Heat protectants reduce the physical and chemical damage to hair when you apply heat to it. They cannot eliminate the damage, but it’s a lot less.

Protection from physical damage

When you apply heat to the hair, the surface of the hair may have chips or breaks. When you comb the hair after heat styling, there may be physical breakage because the hair is damaged. The heat protectants place a layer of coating on the hair, meaning the hair fiber and the heated styling tools do not come into contact. This reduces the chance of breakage.

What is going on?

No heat protectant is going to protect your hair completely. Heat breaks down the amino acids in hair. Considering that hair is made up out of amino acids, there is no way to avoid chemical damage. The specific amino acid that often suffers damage is tryptophan. When you use a heat protectant, it means less degradation of tryptophan. Because the layer prevents all of the heat to transfer to the hair, it means that the protein is less likely to be damaged.

Choosing the right one

First, using any heat protectant is always going to be better than directly applying heated styling tools to your hair. But seeing as we are always about learning more, a study at the University of Manchester showed that dry ingredients (solvents and oils including ethanol) were better than water based heat protectants. Those without water simply worked better than those with. If you want some of the best ingredients, look for polymers and silicones, some of the best-researched protectants.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

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