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Natural Heat Protectant

tdc1978tdc1978 Posts: 29Registered Users
Does anyone know of a natural or homemade Heat protectant?

I have heard about Coconut and other oils, but don't think that they would be a good idea.

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  • SummerRubySummerRuby Posts: 468Registered Users
    I heard that grapeseed oil is a good, natural heat protectant because it usually can withstand temperatures up to 420 °F, but I have no personal experience with it, and I'm not exactly sure how true this is. I mean, it is still an oil, and you could end up frying your hair instead of protecting it from the heat, so use this one with caution.

    ABBA also makes a heat protectant spray called Pure Thermal Protect Spray. It has mostly natural ingredients with only one 'cone (which is water-soluble), and you can find it at Ulta (or other select salons/stores) for about $19 for 8.45 oz. I have no personal experience with this one, either.

  • tdc1978tdc1978 Posts: 29Registered Users
    Thank You SummerRuby, I am kind of afraid of using oils. I have had some bad experiences with them in the past. I will have to do some research about ABBA. Does anyone else have any recommendations.
  • labellainblacklabellainblack Posts: 11Registered Users
    I second the Grapeseed Oil. If you go to your local health food store (Whole Foods, Earth Fare, etc) usually they have bottles of grapeseed oil. It states on the bottle the temperature that it can withstand before burning. I have never used it, but there is a youtube video with a girl doing a blow out with it....here:/home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DHbnqY0rWDxA" class="Popup

    I also use Daisy Fuentes Style Pro Flawless Straightening Blow Dry/Flat Iron Finishing Spray for blow outs, but its not really all natural, but it has a few good ingredient in it. It doesn't have parabens and it doesn't leave my hair dry.

    HTH!
    :)
  • tdc1978tdc1978 Posts: 29Registered Users
    Thanks labellainblack! I will have to check out that Daisy Fuentes Style Pro to see what's in it.
  • taltaltaltal Posts: 614Registered Users
    I asked the same question a while ago.

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=94742

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?p=1346269

    Based on the replies I got, I decided that oil might work for some, but I'm not using it as a heat protectant.

    From some research, I discovered the phytodefrissant which is almost all natural, and is supposed to be very good for heat styling, but I don't know how good it is as a heat protecant as it isn't as popular as other heat protectants, and I didn't find many reviews specifically regarding its heat protecting qualities.
  • tdc1978tdc1978 Posts: 29Registered Users
    Thanks taltal, I just bought some grapeseed oil and some giovanni hair straightener I will try these out next month when I straighten my hair.
  • taltaltaltal Posts: 614Registered Users
    You're welcome.
    BTW, I've learned from Naturalista's reply on one of my posts, that the phytodefrisant is not a heat protectant. http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=104587
    I don't think using an oil as a heat protectant is a good idea in order to avoid silicones.
    Silicones can easily be washed out, heat damage can't.

    Good luck and please let us know how it turned out :)
  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
    Yeah I was going to warn that the phytodefrisant is DEF not a heat protectant! I found out the hard way! :(
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • taltaltaltal Posts: 614Registered Users
    Hi NoodleNaps,
    How is it going with the ayurvedic powders ? I tried replying to you by PM but kept getting an error saying the user wasn't found.
  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
    taltal wrote: »
    Hi NoodleNaps,
    How is it going with the ayurvedic powders ? I tried replying to you by PM but kept getting an error saying the user wasn't found.

    Hey girl. The ayurvedic powders have been working great for me, but I haven't done them in about 6 weeks. Was going to do one this weekend but now there's a post on the 4a board about a Hesh recall and I'm a bit apprehensive about using what I have left. Hmm. What about you, were you ever able to get your hands on any?

    That's weird about not being able to PM me. Maybe my mailbox is full or something. I'll check
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • taltaltaltal Posts: 614Registered Users
    Wow, thanks for letting me know about the hesh brand recall.
    I got some and very much liked using them, but if they're contaminated with bacteria, I'll look for an alternative to the hesh brand.
    How is your hair growing progressing ?
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    taltal wrote: »
    Hi NoodleNaps,
    How is it going with the ayurvedic powders ? I tried replying to you by PM but kept getting an error saying the user wasn't found.

    Hey girl. The ayurvedic powders have been working great for me, but I haven't done them in about 6 weeks. Was going to do one this weekend but now there's a post on the 4a board about a Hesh recall and I'm a bit apprehensive about using what I have left. Hmm. What about you, were you ever able to get your hands on any?

    That's weird about not being able to PM me. Maybe my mailbox is full or something. I'll check
  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
    taltal wrote: »
    Wow, thanks for letting me know about the hesh brand recall.
    I got some and very much liked using them, but if they're contaminated with bacteria, I'll look for an alternative to the hesh brand.
    How is your hair growing progressing ?

    The hair growth is a bit frustrating at the moment. I feel like I have been hovering around the same length for ages. I haven't straightened this year, but when I stretch to compare there doesn't ever seem to be much change, and thanks to shrinkage it looks exactly the same curly- lol! I'm thinking about getting some kinky twists and forgetting about hair for a few weeks. What about you?
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • hemera88hemera88 Posts: 8Registered Users
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