Best Heat protection?

I recently got my hair chopped off. A stupid desicion that I made once before and swore I never would again. But alas, it's about soulder length. Cute on other people. Not so much on me. No volume at all, not a flattering length, too bland for my style. But when I straightened it, I seriously fell in love. It's cute, it's sexy, it's perfectly hilighted, it's everything that it isn't when it's curly. I loved it curly long, but now, straight is for me. Problem is that the main reason I cut it off is because most of the hair was fried, breaking off in clumps, split ended, everything caused by not using a strong enough heat protectant when I straightened it. What kind do ya'll use? Cheaper is better, please. I need one I can really trust so that it doesn't have to get cut short again.
My hair is stubborn. What I thought would help me only resulted in horrible, damaged hair. Straightening my hair is now the only reasonable thing I can do. So, I am no longer CG. Not until my hair gets fixed.
Goal- Long, shiny locks! Currently shoulder length when curly. Goal is to reach around right below chest area. Wish me luck! :)


  • KurlyKAZKurlyKAZ Posts: 14Registered Users
    My hair is shorter than yours (about ear-length) and I've only straightened my hair twice since going CG, so I don't know how much I can actually help, but so far I like adding a couple of drops of almond oil to my leave-in and using FX Flat Iron spray.

    The first time I used the FX, I sprayed it directly on my hair and I think it made it a little too product-y looking. The last time, I sprayed it directly on the iron before straightening each section of hair and that seemed to work a lot better.

    It has a 'cone that I think is water-soluble. Hope this helps!
    Began Mod CG 8/29/10
    Mostly 3a (I think) with some 2a & 2b thrown in for good measure, porous due to color, normal elasticity
    Loves ACV and maybe protein

    Low-poo: Giovanni TTTT
    CO-wash: V05 Kiwi Lime
    Condish: GF Triple Nutrition
    Leave-in: GF Sleek & Shine (HG??), LOOB, almond oil
    Gel: LA Looks Sport
    Straightening (I know, I know! I just like a change every once in a while!): FX Flat Iron spray, Jonathan Dirt

    Still experimenting with products, but generally, the cheaper the better!

  • waviewavie Posts: 237Registered Users
    I've never tried Beyond the Zone's "Turn up the heat" spray but it seems like a lot of people like it (I'm in the process of trying to pick a nice protection spray out as well)

    Has anyone here tried this stuff out?
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    UPDATE: Ohhhmygoodness. So I went ahead and bought this stuff. This is literally the first hair product I've come across that just works. I'm really excited about this stuff - I used to think my hair was just too thick and un-straightenable. It doesn't get sticky like some other sprays - rather, it's more of oily substance and makes your hair realllly soft and weighs it down so it straightens easily. It also prevents poof really well! Try it, you won't be disappointed!
    (just don't use too much - a little goes a long way).
    Hair type: 2C-3A, very dry, extremely low porosity, med elasticity, insanely thick kinky-wavy.
    HGs: Trader Joe's Nourish spa conditioner, Epsom salt rinse, Joico K-pak conditioner