Worried that my hair might'ce gotten heat damage

whatevahwhatevah Posts: 1Registered Users
Hello, yesterday I blow dried my 4c/4b hair after my hair was 90% dry. I straightened my hair after on the lowest heat setting which was around 280-300. Before I straightened each section, I applied the Shea Moisture Thermo-protect milk. What I'm worried about is the fact that while I was straightening each section, there was steam coming out my straightener (My straightener isn't a steam straightener) which was obviously from the heat protectant. I heard that hair can boil, so I'm slightly worried. Is this normal? I only passed on each section twice and my hair didn't straighten much. I have a deep fear of heat damage and this is my first time straightening my hair in almost 2 years.

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  • Therese1Therese1 Posts: 2,563Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Oftentimes the steam you see is from the product interacting with the heat.

    I'm not familiar with the Thermo-protect milk. If it is very watery, I woud give your hair some time to absorb the product before straightening, to make sure that the added water doesn't create the hair-boiling scenario you referred to. If you think you have damage, I would try using a conditioner with protein; that should improve the situation.

    I'm actually more worried if I don't see steam coming from the straightener, because then I assume that I don't have enough product on my hair and that my hair is in direct contact with the plates.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • Therese1Therese1 Posts: 2,563Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Oftentimes the steam you see is from the product interacting with the heat.

    I'm not familiar with the Thermo-protect milk. If it is very watery, I woud give your hair some time to absorb the product before straightening, to make sure that the added water doesn't create the hair-boiling scenario you referred to. If you think you have damage, I would try using a conditioner with protein; that should improve the situation.

    I'm actually more worried if I don't see steam coming from the straightener, because then I assume that I don't have enough product on my hair and that my hair is in direct contact with the plates.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair

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