Blowdrying using the tension method

RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users Curl Neophyte
When blowdrying using the tension method, to you use a heat protectant, since the heat doesn't come into direct contact with your hair?
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  • creativelicensecreativelicense Posts: 422Registered Users
    Yes. Back when I flat ironed my hair all the time, I put in heat protectant (silicone) cream and serum before I blow dried my hair. This was mostly to protect my hair against the flat iron, but because my hair dryer got really hot, I wanted protection from it too.

    Since I went CG I've only blown out and flat ironed my hair once, but I used the same cream and serum before I let any heat near my hair. I was possibly being overly paranoid, but I love my curls and didn't want to hurt them.
    Curl Style: 3b/3c
    Texture: Fine
    Porosity: Normal

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
    RO: GVP CB
    Styling: As I Am Leave In, Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets & Confident Coils, DevaCurl Set Me Up, Curl Keeper
    Gel: Ecostyler Olive Oil, BioSilk RHG

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