The Ultimate Guide to Heat Protection

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on heat protection for your hair. In this blog, we’ll delve into why using heat protectant is important, practical tips for application, and the best products to use. We’ve got all the information you need to keep your hair healthy and vibrant!

Why is Heat Protection Important?

 Heat protection products are made to shield your hair from the heat of styling tools like blow dryers, flat irons, and curling wands. They work by coating your hair’s cuticle, creating a protective layer to reduce moisture loss and prevent heat damage. Using them is crucial, especially if you use hot tools often, to keep your hair healthy.

Additionally, they not only guard against high temperatures but also offer extra benefits like UV protection, making them essential for your hair care routine.

Heat Protection Spray on hair cuticle layer

Tips for Using Heat Protectants Effectively

  • Ensure your hot tools are set to a temperature between 350-400°F to minimize heat damage.
  • Apply heat protectant evenly throughout your hair, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends where heat styling is most concentrated.
  • Don’t forget to reapply heat protectant if you’re restyling or touching up your hair throughout the day.

How to Apply Heat Protection on Wet Hair:

If you prefer to apply heat protection to your hair while it’s still wet before blow drying, here’s our recommended method for using a heat protectant product on wet hair.

  1. Towel Dry: After washing your hair, gently towel dry it to remove excess water. Your hair should be damp but not dripping wet.

  2. Apply Heat Protectant: Take a small amount of heat protectant product and evenly distribute it through your hair. Start from the mid-lengths to the ends, as these areas are more prone to damage from heat styling.

  3. Comb Through: Use a wide-tooth comb to evenly distribute the heat protectant throughout your hair. This ensures that every strand is coated for maximum protection.

  4. Style as Desired: Once the heat protectant is applied, you can proceed to style your hair using heat styling tools as usual. The protectant will create a barrier between your hair and the heat, reducing the risk of damage.

  5. Finish with Styling Products: If desired, you can finish your style with additional styling products such as hairspray or serum to add hold or shine. Make sure these products are compatible with heat styling and won’t counteract the effects of the heat protectant.

Our Favorite Heat Protection Products for Wet Hair


Living Proof Perfecting Spray

Restore Perfecting Spray moisturizes, smooths, and strengthens dry, damaged hair, all while providing dependable heat protection up to 450°F/232°C. Enjoy instant hydration, minimize breakage during wet detangling, and admire the silky, shiny finish it leaves behind. Plus, feel secure with added UV protection and top-notch defense against high temperatures.

Kevin Murphy Heated Defense

HEATED.DEFENSE is a lightweight, undetectable leave-in foam treatment designed to safeguard your hair from the effects of heat styling tools. With heat protection extending up to 232˚C / 450˚F, this foam effortlessly disperses through all hair types, offering a feather-light protective barrier.

How to Apply Heat Protection on Dry Hair:

  1. Prepare Hair: Ensure your hair is completely dry before applying the heat protectant. If necessary, use a blow dryer on a low or cool setting to dry your hair thoroughly.

  2. Divide Hair: Divide your hair into sections to ensure even application of the heat protectant. You can use clips or hair ties to separate the sections.

  3. Dispense Product: Shake the heat protectant bottle well, then spray or pump a small amount of product into your hand. The amount will vary depending on the length and thickness of your hair, but start with a small amount and add more if needed.

  4. Apply to Hair: Rub the heat protectant between your palms to evenly distribute it, then gently run your hands through each section of hair, focusing on the mid-lengths to ends. Make sure to avoid applying too much product at the roots, as this can weigh down the hair.

  5. Comb Through: Use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to comb through each section of hair to ensure the heat protectant is evenly distributed.

  6. Style as Desired: Once the heat protectant is applied, you can proceed to style your hair using heat styling tools such as flat irons or curling wands. The protectant will create a barrier between your hair and the heat, reducing the risk of damage.

Our Favorite Heat Protection Products for Dry Hair

Living Proof Heat Styling Spray

This Heat Styling Spray is a pro Do Blow Dry Bar staple, we use this on almost every guest before curling their hair. It’s our favorite because it applies as an ultra-fine mist that ensures even application, smooths, and shields dry hair from damage—with results that last up to 48 hours, with heat protection up to 450°F / 230°C.

Living Proof Flex Hairspray

Flex Hairspray is a medium-hold hairspray that is easy to brush and restyle. It offers versatility for setting, styling, and finishing hair, providing flexible control without stiffness. It can be applied on dry hair before heat styling with heat protection up to 410°F/210°C.

We hope this guide has provided valuable insights about heat protection. For more information about pro Do Blow Dry Bar visit our website: and follow us on social media for more tips, tricks, and gorgeous hair!🫶

2023 Halloween Hair Trends | pro Do Blow Dry Bar

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by diving into the hottest costume hair trends of 2023? Whether you’re aiming for spooky or enchanting, classic or contemporary, we’ve got you covered. Let’s explore the perfect hairstyles to complement your Halloween look, inspired by iconic characters like Wednesday Adams, the Little Mermaid, Taylor Swift, and Barbie.

Wednesday Adams:

If you’re leaning towards a spooky yet stylish vibe this Halloween, Wednesday Adams is your go-to character. For her signature look, consider the following hairstyles:

Double Braids and Bangs:

  • Part your hair in the center once again.
  • Fashion two sleek braids on either side, starting from the crown.
  • Allow bangs to fall across your forehead for that extra edge.

Crown Braid and Bangs:

  • Begin by parting your hair down the center.
  • Create a tight crown braid, encircling your head like a dark halo.
  • Let a few face-framing bangs escape for that mysterious touch.

Ariel from “The Little Mermaid”:

Dive into the depths of the sea with these enchanting Little Mermaid-inspired hairstyles:

Long Copper Locs:

  • Taking inspiration from the newest “Little Mermaid” Film featuring Haley Baley, Embrace beautiful copper tones by using a wig or your natural hair.
  • Style your hair in long, flowing locks.

Bright Red Waves:

  • Taking inspiration from the classic “Little Mermaid” cartoon with Ariel’s fiery red hair style you hair with a vibrant red wig or temporary hair color.
  • Create big, beachy waves.

Taylor Swift:

Taylor Swift has undergone various style transformations over the years. Choose the era that resonates with you for a show-stopping Halloween look:

Eras Tour Bangs and Long Natural Waves:

  • Mimic Taylor’s iconic bangs from her Eras Tour and style your hair in loose, natural waves for an effortlessly chic appearance.

1989 Debut Short Bob and Bangs:

  • Go back to the 1989 debut era with a short bob and bangs, giving off a retro and edgy vibe.


Barbie is the epitome of glamour and sophistication. Capture her essence with these fabulous hairstyles:

Half-Up Ponytail:

  • Curl your hair for big loose curls.
  • Pull the upper half of your hair into a high ponytail, leaving the rest to cascade down in loose waves.

Big Bouncy Blowout:

  • Create volume by blow-drying your hair with a round brush.
  • Achieve big, bouncy curls for that classic Barbie look.

As you embark on your Halloween costume journey, we hope these hairstyling ideas inspire you to dress your hair up in a way that perfectly complements your chosen character. May your night be filled with enchanting moments, glamour, and, most importantly, fun. So, go ahead, unleash your creativity, and make this Halloween a hair-raising experience to remember!

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5 Tips for Gray Hair

  1. Product for Mature hair

Try using Young Again by Kevin Murphy, it has immortelle, which reverses the signs of aging. Rejuvenating ingredients will help to restore a youthful look. It will soften coarse hair and hydrate.

2. Oils and Creams to Hydrate

Each product line has a good cream or good oil. Our favorite is the Young Again by Kevin Murphy. This will add hydration and moisture to dry, damaged hair. It is full of nutrients and antioxidant-rich.

3. Root Spray

Kevin Murphy touch up is great for when grey hair starts growing in and you don’t have a chance to get to your stylist. It will buy you a little extra time. This product is light weight and will add a natural shine.

4. Lighten up

Lightening your base color and or adding some highlights will help blend your greys as they grown in.

5. Color Care

If you are covering up your gray with color I would suggest you use really good color care shampoo and conditioner (living proof). Choose a purple option if you are letting your grey grow.

Your New Best Friend

Ok ladies, get ready to meet your new best friend…

There’s a reason why Living Proof PhD Dry Shampoo has won several awards from Allure Magazine, including “Best of Beauty” and “Reader’s Choice Breakthrough 2016.” Living Proof Dry Shampoo has seriously changed our lives! It truly lives up to its “PhD” status of “Perfect hair Day.” With this magical stuff, you can treat your lovely locks by skipping the wash and getting a couple more days out of your curls, as it removes dirt and grease from your “do.” It smells great and blends well, even with dark hair.

But how do I use dry shampoo?

No worries, we’ve got you. After shaking the can really well, position the can approximately 6 inches away from your oil spots (we like to section the hair to really get it clean and get your volume back!). Spray the amount needed and let sit for 30-60 seconds, to allow the dry shampoo to absorb all of the oil and dirt that has built up. Rub the dry shampoo with your hands or softly with a towel. Voila!

You can pick up your new bestie from either of our locations. Stay beautiful!


5 Tips for Healthy Summer Hair

1. Sunscreen

Apply your regular sunscreen to your scalp. Don’t bother applying any to your hair, though! Sunscreen doesn’t protect your hair from UV rays like it protects the skin.

2. Cover Up

With a hat, that is! Not only will it protect your hair and scalp from the damaging effects of the sun, but it will keep your beautiful face shaded as well.

3. Deep Condition

Apply a deep conditioner once a week to your clean, wet hair just before you leave for the pool. Your cuticle will open up in the heat and absorb the hydration as you sit pool side.

4. Spray Conditioner

Your hair is like a sponge and will absorb the first thing it hits. Just before you get in the water, either douse it with a spray conditioner or get it wet with fresh water to help prevent as much pool water as possible from getting in.

5. Shampoo

Directly after you get out of the pool, wash your hair with a good, deep cleansing shampoo, and follow with a super hydrating conditioner ( we <3 Kevin Murphy’s Maxi Wash followed by their Hydrate.Me wash and rinse!). If nothing else, at least rinse your hair off with fresh water.

Living Proof!

Hello Lovely Ladies!

As many of you have noticed, pro Do has started carrying the Living Proof line! These sulfate- and paraben- free products are designed to repel dirt and oil, so you can go longer in between washes.

Yes ladies. That means your blowout will last even longer!

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The science behind their products is pretty cool, with 3 molecular discoveries to help hair obtain and hold greater volume and texture, increase thickness and fullness, and, as mentioned earlier, repel dirt and oil for all over healthier hair. It’s also great to use on extensions! Living Proof allows users to go beyond a quick fix, with hair becoming visibly healthier over time. And, get ready for the cherry on top…it smells amazing.

Living Proof is available at both the Draper and South Jordan locations. Ask your stylist for more information the next time you’re in!

Sulfates and Parabens: What’s All the Hype?

Sulfate free? Paraben Free? What does that even mean?

Ok so here’s the gist of it. Sulfates and parabens are chemicals that are found in many common beauty products, like your hair products, makeup, face wash, etc. While these chemicals do their job in your beauty products, they can have negative long-term effects! We’ll break down each for you:

Sulfates are foaming agents. While they are great to give you sudsy soap bubbles, they have been found to break down proteins, which have a degenerative effect on cells in the long run. In the hair care world? Sulfates can cause a dry, irritated scalp, leading to those white flakes appearing on your favorite black top. They can also fade your color and cause the hair to lose its shine.

Parabens prevent bacteria and act as preservative. Although it has not been proven that parabens cause cancer by any means, fairly large amounts of parabens have been found present in breast tumors, leading researchers to believe it may be a possible cause or link to breast cancer.

Do my beauty products contain parabens or sulfates?? Both chemicals are fairly easy to recognize on the ingredient list on your beauty products; the chemical name will have “sulfate” or “paraben” as part of it, such as “butylparaben” and “sodium laureth sulfate.” Remember: the higher up on the list of ingredients, the higher content of that chemical!

Now, don’t be TOO frightened of these facading factors. While both have been found to link to potentially hazardous problems, there is no solid evidence or causation proof. So don’t go throwing away every single product that have the words “sulfate” or “paraben” on the ingredients list!

But, if you’re like us, and like to play it on the safe side, love your color to last, hair to be hydrated, and your “do” en pointe, we highly recommend the Kevin Murphy line and the Living Proof line (which we just recently started carrying!). Both are sulfate- and paraben-free, but will still give you an amazing lather, have a long shelf life, and oh….smell AMAZING. Do you have a favorite sulfate or paraben free beauty product? Spill! Comment below and let us know!

Styling Tip of the Month – November ’14

ⓣⓘⓟ ⋙ Blow dry your hair the right way- Direct the dryers nozzle down the hair shaft as you hold each section of hair with a round brush. Follow pressing the cool button on your dryer. The cool air has a similar affect as a cool rinse after washing your hair by sealing the cuticle and making it shiny.  (and if you can’t figure it out…visit your local blow dry bar! 


Styling tip of the Month – November

ⓣⓘⓟ ⋙ Try running your fingers through your hair after styling with your hot tools, especially when curling. This gives you more texture and makes the finishing pieces look less uniform -you could even go wild and give it a head shake.. it helps bring out the sexy 


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