What do you look for in a thermal protectant/straightening product?

CurlyCowgirlyCurlyCowgirly Posts: 299Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Water-soluble silicones? Silk Amino Acids? Proteins? Keratin? Alcohol-Free? What ingredients make your hair the best it can be when straightened?
And do you do anything else specifically before straightening your hair (like applying a leave in)?

Please define if you're CG, modified, or not CG! :salut:
Low/Med porosity, very fine, low/med elasticity & density, 3A
AKA hard to work with hair!

Low-Poo: Kenra Volumizing shampoo, AG Fast Food shampoo
CO: AG Ultramoist, AO GPB, Nature's Gate Aloe Vera
Gel: GFCC mousse, HETT, Aquage Megagel
Also: Aloe Vera juice or Alba Leave-in. Weekly ACV rinse.
Wishlist: YTC low-poo, Elucence poo, Bioterra Curl Creme, AGEbeautiful Strengthening trtment, SS Repairing Protein Trtment, LuxyHair ext's


  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    i guess you can say im mod cg since i use a low poo and on occasions, i use a soap bar. i dont really look for much in a heat protectant. just no cones. i use the GVP Chi straightner from Sally's. works really well on my hair.
    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV
  • anniemaeanniemae Posts: 1,702Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use John Frieda Frizz-Ease Straight Answer Straightening Spray before I flat-iron (which I love). This is CG - no cones. It contains PEG-12 dimethicone which is okay, I believe.

    I use Chi 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray when I flat-iron. I really like this - it's not heavy or greasy or sticky. I believe that this is safe for CGs, too.

    But, I'm really trying hard not to flat-iron my hair anymore. I am a new modified CG as of September. :)
    Hair Type - wavy/curly, fine texture, thin/medium density

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