As anyone who uses heat on their hair knows, temperature is everything. Even the healthiest hair can end up damaged, dry and frizzy if it's exposed to too much heat, which is why buying styling tools with adjustable temperatures is key to keeping your locks in good health.

However, even if your curling wand, straighteners or hairdryer allows you to swap between multiple heat settings, trying to determine exactly which temperature it needs to keep your hair protected whilst still doing its job can be tricky. Thankfully Cloud Nine’s new Temperature Calculator takes all the guesswork out of it, giving you precise information based on your hair type and condition.

Frankie Bridge shared that she'd been using Cloud Nine's hair temperature calculator to prevent it from getting damaged

The game-changing tool takes into account factors like your hair colour, texture and your styling habits, then suggests tailored heat settings for your Cloud Nine straighteners to make sure you get the best results from them without compromising your hair’s strength or health.

Frankie Bridge recently shared an Instagram video explaining how she’d used the tool to make sure her straighteners were always set to the right temperature, revealing her straightener optimum temperature setting for her hair was 140°C as she used a pair of the 2-in-1 Contouring Iron Pro Hair Straighteners, £299 here, to create beachy waves.

In her post, Frankie wrote: “As someone who is having my hair styled with heat regularly this is a total game changer for me. I’ve been styling my hair at a high temperature (for wayyyy too long) as I thought that it was a case of the higher the better… turns out I’ve been wrong all along. Thanks to the CLOUD NINE temperature calculator, I now know that my hair type is 1B and I need to be styling at 140 degrees. The best thing… I’m getting the same result and it’s reducing the damage caused to my hair!”

Broadcaster and podcast host Gabby Logan was also one of the first to try out the tool, and has been raving about her experience with it. She said: “Over the years, colouring and experimenting with different hairstyles has affected the condition of my hair. I’ve also noticed that my midlife hair reacts differently to heat than it did in my 20s. It can feel less luscious, strong, or durable. For work, my hair needs to be styled often and it’s no longer able to sustain the use of higher temperatures.

“With the Cloud Nine Temperature Calculator, I know that for my 2b hair type, 150°C is the perfect heat setting for me. Working with Cloud Nine, I’m excited to share the benefits of healthy hair styling by using variable temperatures to dial down the heat. I need to be mindful about how my hair is styled and knowing exactly what temperature to use is part of that.”

Frankie shared how excited she was that she got the same results despite using a lower temperature

It might seem intuitive to crank up the temperature on your straighteners when you want to get curls that hold all day or are battling with a particularly stubborn bit of hair that won’t lie flat. But doing so can actually damage your hair more in the long run, making it even harder to style and affecting its natural texture.

The calculator’s findings can also be applied to any heated styling tool that has adjustable temperature settings, so you can make sure your hair is consistently protected during your entire styling routine. Even if you can't set a specific temperature, like with the Silk'n SilkyAir Exclusive 5-in-1 Hair Dryer and Styler, £249 here, you can still make sure your tool is set to approximately the right heat setting to get the best results.

It’s also important to make sure you still use heat protectant spray on your hair, as even with the optimum temperature setting damage can still occur from too much heat exposure over time. We’re currently loving Color Wow’s Money Mist, £29.50 here, which can be spritzed through damp hair and helps protect your hair from heat whilst also nourishing and repairing any damaged strands. It’s safe to say our hair is going to thank us for this one!

By Editor