Heat protectants help you reduce heat damage by evening out and slowing how hair heats up. They’re only half the solution, however, and can’t insulate hair completely, so practice safe styling and remember that there are ways to look cool (or hot) without heat!
What can I use instead of heat protectant?
Now, let’s see these heat protectant substitutes first.
- Argan oil. Made from the natural kernels on the argan tree, argan oil is a type of natural oil that is commonly used as a protector for heat. …
- Shea Butter. If you are tired of using those heat protectants with silicones, shea butter can help. …
- Coconut Oil. …
- Almond Oil.
Is 400 degrees too hot for hair?
No hair should ever be subjected to heat of 400 degrees or above; unless a licensed professional is doing a special service that requires those temperature. And the finer your hair, the lower your temperature should be.
Should I put heat protectant on first or last?
We recommend applying a heat protectant about five minutes before heat styling your hair (ideally, let your hair air-dry as much as you can to minimize damage). This ensures the product has some time to dry and set so you won’t hear your hair sizzle as you straighten.
Should I let heat protectant dry?
Many people who use it for the first time don’t realize they should let the heat protectant dry after applying it to their hair. The heat protectant is still damp when it’s applied to the hair and when it’s not dry the professional flat iron will sizzle when it comes into contact with it.
What happens if you don’t use heat protectant?
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON’T USE HEAT PROTECTANT. When you expose your hair to heat every time you style your hair without protection, it can lead to hair damage. Heat can dry out your strands, cause split ends and breakage, and make your hair look dull, among other issues.
Can you use oil instead of heat protectant?
Using oils as heat protectants
You can experiment with oils if you want DIY heat protection but be careful: oils alone can create drag which could slow down the flat iron as it passes through your hair, so it could end up doing more damage. Good heat protectants should also help offset the drying effects of heat.
Is it OK to straighten your hair without heat protectant?
Transforming wavy hair into a stick-straight style often involves the copious use of chemicals, hair dryers, and flat irons—all amped up to their highest, most follicle-damaging heat settings. …