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How much HEAT is Too Much /Brush & Hair dryer have we gone too HOT?

Patti Coyne & Michael Victor

How Much Heat is Too Much? It’s not just your hair dryer; it’s your brush too, damaging and scorching your hair.

Hot hairdryers not only cause a flash drying effect that removes surface moisture, but it also removes the water which is bound to the hair. The cuticle becomes dry and brittle, when the hair is shaped; this pressure causes the cuticle to crack, which can cause breakage when brushing the hair.

Our experience with the many hair dryers we have tested has shown the temperature is not evenly distributed from the nozzle.  For example, we recently tested a hair dryer and found the temperature on one side of the nozzle reached 220f but on the other side only reached 80f. What do you think this is doing to your hair?

You often find articles on this subject regarding hot hairdryers and even heat styling brushes but never are the two put together. The fact is they may both cause scorching and damage to the hair.

The most common brushes used are aerated brushes for heat styling and were designed to increase heat and speed.  This can spell disaster - especially for fine fragile hair. It is suggested when using this type of brush on wet or damp hair, the holes in the metal barrel speed up drying time. Though, in fact, air cannot pass through both the hair and holes; you need more heat to make this brush effective which means you are burning the hair dry and in some cases, this is daily. 

Therefore, we designed HotHeads hair brushes giving you these features:

-Speeding up drying time; less drying time means reduced damage

-Less damage to your hair= less breakage, healthier, shinier hair

-Improving the performance of any hairdryer using less heat

Our Patented CAPTIVE ENDS control the airflow around the barrel of the brush reducing drying time and frizz with less heat.

Our 3D BRISTLE PATTERN allows the hair to float on a cushion of bristles allowing air from the hair dryer to flow above and below the hair that is situated on the barrel of the brush. This prevents burning and scorching due to the fact the hair is not in contact with a hot metal surface as in an aerated brush.

Our THERMAL CONDUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY PP balance heat distribution evenly across the barrel of the brush. TCT also heats to your hair dryer’s top temperature in just 18 seconds but also cools down fast and this is what sets hair to last. It’s the HEATING and COOLING together that gives you a lasting finish.

Today with all the hair coloring, bleaching and other chemical services being done  it seems more important than ever to consider both the hair dryer and the brush you select when heat styling.

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