Question about heat protectant

curlypearlcurlypearl Curl ConnoisseurPosts: 12,231Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
When exactly do you apply heat protectant? It contains water and I have always read that before using a flat iron your hair must be completely dry. Do you apply it in advance or does the small amount of water in it not matter?

I hope this isn't a dumb question and would really appreciate some input. I don't intend to flat iron often but it was done once in a salon and I really loved the look (not that I don't love the curls but it was just a strikingly different look).

Thanks for any suggestions!
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift :flower:

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  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Curl Neophyte Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I would think you'd put it on over any other styling products, after they've dried, then let it dry before using the flat iron.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Curl Connoisseur Posts: 12,231Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks, Morgan. That sounds like it's probably the best way.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • TrickTrick Posts: 140Registered Users
    I put mine on right out of the shower because I blow dry my hair before I straighten and there's heat involved in that, too.

    2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

    Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has A Sulfate!!, but I have Teflon hair)
    Co-wash (when I feel so inclined, which isn't often!): VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
    Conditioner/LI:
    same for both -- whatever I have in the shower at the time (I experiment a lot)
    Style: EcoStyler Olive Oil <3
    Dry: Diffuse or air dry, or both...depends on my mood

  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Curl Neophyte Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    When I used to straighten my hair, there were a couple of things I used. I'd put a heat protectant on my wet hair (one that says to put on wet hair – these were normally sprays). Then once my hair dried, I'd also put another heat protectant on (one that specified to put on dry hair – these were normally creams / serum-type protectants). Leave that to absorb and then get straightening.
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:

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