Looking After Your Extensions Part Three: Heat Styling

Heat style hair

 

As the party season descends with Christmas parties filling up our diaries over the coming weeks, we’ll be pushing not only our bodies, but our hair to the limit. Whether you’re creating glamorous waves or keeping things smooth and sleek, it’s important to protect your natural hair and extensions against heat damage.

Our extensions are made using 100% Remy Virgin Hair, which means they need the same care taken as you would for your own hair. Heat protectors are an essential styling product to have in your arsenal, as over exposure to heat can cause damage that leads to weakened, brittle locks. Heat protectors work by creating a barrier from direct contact with hair – our favourite is the Kérastase Discipline Fluidissime Thermal Protector Spray.

When using hair tools such as curling tongs or straightening irons, we recommend a heat setting of between 120-130 degrees, ensuring an optimal temperature for styling without the damaging consequences. Blowdrying is another great way to style hair as it gives you the versatility to create long lasting volume, curls or straight, without the direct heat of using tongs or irons.

If you want to give your tresses a break, braids are a great alternative. Try a textured fishtail side braid or milkmaid braid for a different take on the classic updo.

How are you styling your hair this festive season? Share your party perfect styles on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds using the hashtag #ZenHair and we will repost our favourites!