What Is Heat Resistant Hair?
What Is Heat Resistant Hair?
We get it - the hair industry is a minefield of complicated terminology at every turn. Heat resistant hair sounds ideal, right? Keep reading as we break down everything you need to know about heat resistant hair, including the most frequently asked question - what is it?Keep Reading
When investing in a new hairpiece, whether that be a wig, a ponytail or clip-in extensions, you will find a wide range of materials and terminology used to describe the product and its features. One of these terms, commonly used, is ‘heat resistant hair’.
But what is heat resistant hair? What does it mean?
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In this blog, you will learn everything you need to know about heat resistant hair, including what it means, how it is made and how it compares to human hair, whilst also answering the most frequently asked questions when it comes to heat resistant hair.
- What does heat resistant hair mean?
- How can fibre hair be heat resistant?
- Is all synthetic fibre hair heat resistant?
- Can you style heat resistant hair?
- Do you need to use a heat protectant on heat resistant hair?
- What is Stranded Clever Fibre?
- Heat resistant fibre hair vs. Human hair
What does heat resistant hair mean?
Heat resistant fibre hair means that the hair can withstand heat without causing damage to the piece, up to a certain point.
The maximum temperature the fibre will be able to withstand will depend on what materials are used to make it heat resistant and how much was added into the synthetic blend. Our Stranded Clever Fibre is heat resistant up to 180℃.
How can fibre hair be heat resistant?
Synthetic fibre hair is made from a blend of finely drawn plastics, such as acrylic, polyester and PVCs (polyvinyl chloride).
When a synthetic fibre is specifically designed to withstand heat, it needs heat resistant plastics added to the fibre blend, such as Kanekalon and Toyokalon. It is these materials that protect the fibre hair, raise the melting point of the overall plastics and prevent heat-related damage.
Is all synthetic fibre hair heat resistant?
No, not all types of synthetic fibre hair are heat resistant.
Most types of synthetic fibre hair cannot or shouldn’t handle any temperature or heat, as the plastics that create the fibre have a far lower melting point than those in heat resistant fibre hair.
You should always ensure to read the product description or consult with whoever you purchased the hair from, if you are unsure as to whether you can use heat on the fibre hair or not.
Can you style heat resistant hair?
Yes, you can style heat resistant fibre hair.
The purpose of heat resistant fibre hair is that it is uniquely designed to withstand heat (up to certain temperatures). This means that the hair can be styled using any type of heated tool, including blow dryers, straighteners, curling irons and heated combs. As with any type of hair, heat resistant fibre hair can also be styled without heat.
However, if the heat resistant fibre hair pieces come pre-styled, we do not recommend re-styling it. Pre-styled fibre hair often uses smart memory technology to remember the style of the hair, even after washing. Restyling the hair can disrupt this and instead ruin the look. Therefore, we suggest only using heat to tweak the style back into the fibre hair, if needed.
TOP TIP: Make sure to read the product description or contact the seller before applying heat to any hair piece, to ensure that it is in fact heat resistant.
Do you need to use a heat protectant on heat resistant hair?
No, you do not need to use any heat protectant products on heat resistant fibre hair.
Heat resistant fibre hair is specifically designed to withstand heat up to certain temperatures (depending on the brand and style), and therefore is not prone to the same risk of damage as human hair and regular synthetic fibre hair. However, there is no harm in doing so if you want to protect the fibre hair further.
What is Stranded Clever Fibre?
Stranded Clever Fibre is our uniquely designed, heat resistant (up to 180℃) synthetic fibre hair.
The premium synthetic material has a supreme likeness to human hair, indistinguishable in both looks and behaviour. Our Stranded Clever Fibre comes in a wide range of multi-dimensional shades and smart memory, pre-styled looks - available in clip-in extensions, ponytail extensions and bun extensions.
Heat resistant fibre hair vs. Human hair
Heat resistant fibre hair is massively different to human hair, especially when it comes to hair extensions. We love our Stranded 100% Human Hair, but human hair isn’t always what our customers need - hence designing our unique, heat resistant Stranded Clever Fibre.
Check out the differences and major selling points between heat resistant fibre hair extensions and human hair extensions:
|Heat resistant fibre hair extensions||Human hair extensions|
|Heat resistant||More realistic|
|Less prone to damage||Luxury quality|
|Lasts longer||Easier to style|
|Wider range of colours||More volume in weight|
|Wider range of lengths||Easier to care for|
|Less expensive||Customisable to your natural hair|
But what now?
You came to this article looking to find out everything you can about the elusive term, ‘heat resistant hair’. Since reading, you have learnt; what heat resistant hair is, what the fibres are made of, how to style it and how it compares to human hair.
So where do we go from here?
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Invest in Stranded Clever Fibre
Upgrade your next hairpiece with our uniquely designed, heat resistant Stranded Clever Fibre. All of our synthetic fibre products, including clip-ins, ponytails and buns, are all made of Stranded Clever Fibre and available in up to 33 multi-dimensional shades.
Shop Stranded now and find your new, favourite clip-in confidence booster! And, did you know that we also offer free expert colour-matching? Take the hassle out of finding your perfect shade and leave it to our experts!
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