Paul Mitchell’s Neuro Range with HeatCTRL
If your hair is as unruly as mine then you’ll know that skipping the straighteners is a way easier thing to say than actually do. To be honest I’m looking at my annoying cowlick right now and thinking it could do with a clamp down at 185° to pull it back into line.
If you’re heat styling as much as me though you definitely need to use a protector to help prevent damage, otherwise you could find your hair getting really dry or even worse snapping off. This is why I was so excited about the #stylingsociety delivery this month as it was full of Paul Mitchell’s Neuro range which is specifically for protecting your hair against heat. It features their HeatCTRL technology which is heat activated and helps to protect your hair while holding your style in place for longer.
I’ve been trying it out for a few weeks now and I really love these products so I thought I would show you my step by step routine. Once I started using them and prepping my hair properly for styling I noticed a huge change in the health of my hair so it’s definitely been worth making the switch. Here’s what you need to do…
Step 1 – Shampoo and Conditioner
I need to start by saying that this is the best shampoo and conditioner I’ve ever used for calming my frizzy hair. It felt so soft after getting out of the shower and way less dry than usual so I would definitely recommend it if your hair is on the wild side.
I start my routine with the Neuro Lather Shampoo which is really gentle and doesn’t strip my hair of too much oil. This is important as dry hair can be way more prone to heat damage so if you’re styling you don’t want to use anything too harsh. I also like to keep this concentrated at my roots and try not to wash the ends of my hair too much to keep them hydrated. I follow this with the Neuro Rinse Conditioner which I love as it’s really thick and creamy. I like to leave this on for around 10 minutes so that it really sinks into my hair and then I rinse it off but sometimes I repeat this step if my ends are looking really dry.
Step 2 – Blowout Primer
Once I’m out of the shower I then prep my hair for blowdrying with the Neuro Blowout Primer which is a really thick styling balm. I find this is good at smoothing down my hair so that there are less flyaways and it makes it a lot more manageable. This is also a really heavy duty heat protectant which is perfect for blowdrying!
Step 3 – Blow Dry
To blow dry my hair I use the Neuro Round Brush as it’s the best size for getting that healthy, bouncy look and the rubber handle makes it really easy to use. The vents on the brush also help to distribute the heat more evenly through your hair to speed up the process which is perfect if you’re in a rush or find it really tedious.
Step 4 – Ion Hairspray
Before straightening or curling my hair I prep it with the Neuro Protect Ion Hairspray as it’s a heat protectant but also provides loads of hold. I normally apply this in sections as I’m styling my hair and I find that it makes curls especially last way longer than usual. It’s also just really convenient in a spray bottle and I like this for a quick top up when I need to restyle in between washes.
And that’s my heat protect styling routine complete! If you have any tips of your own or have tried out any of these products then let me know in the comments below. You can also click here for more haircare tips and my fave styling products.