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Hair heat protection, what to believe

After many years of owning a CHI hair straightener I have finally been using it every day.

 

I bought it years ago, I think here and never used it until recently, I just tried it and put it away.

 

My hair is straight and  a little more than shoulder length and I part it in the middle. I have long, just past my cheekbones bangs that are parted in the middle.

 

I use the tool just for my bangs because I have a tiny strand in the front that is a rebel and it goes wavy, it's small but enough to look weird because the rest is straight. 

The straightener gives a nice look to the bangs, lifting them and they fall nicely to the sides of my face.

 

I am using a drugstore spray that is supposed to protect the hair from the heat but as I'm spraying it and ironing my bangs I'm wondering if a spray can really protect from that kind of heat, I have my doubts, in the back of my mind I don't believe it.

 

270 degrees, applied directly to hair and sometimes over and over, can that spray really protect?

 

hmm Cat Frustrated

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Re: Hair heat protection, what to believe

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worst thing for hair is heat.... best thing for hair is using NO HEAT.  Nothing is going to protect the hair from applying damaging heat.  That saying, what is a girl gonna do?  USE HEAT.

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Re: Hair heat protection, what to believe

LOL @SeaMaidenCat LOL

 

I feel the same but I just, so want to believe!!  

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Re: Hair heat protection, what to believe


@c_la_vee wrote:

After many years of owning a CHI hair straightener I have finally been using it every day.

 

I bought it years ago, I think here and never used it until recently, I just tried it and put it away.

 

My hair is straight and  a little more than shoulder length and I part it in the middle. I have long, just past my cheekbones bangs that are parted in the middle.

 

I use the tool just for my bangs because I have a tiny strand in the front that is a rebel and it goes wavy, it's small but enough to look weird because the rest is straight. 

The straightener gives a nice look to the bangs, lifting them and they fall nicely to the sides of my face.

 

I am using a drugstore spray that is supposed to protect the hair from the heat but as I'm spraying it and ironing my bangs I'm wondering if a spray can really protect from that kind of heat, I have my doubts, in the back of my mind I don't believe it.

 

270 degrees, applied directly to hair and sometimes over and over, can that spray really protect?

 

hmm Cat Frustrated


@c_la_vee @SeaMaiden  I think heat protectants for hair do work. Although my curly hair air drys a lot, when I want to wear my pixie straight and somewhat “punk” w/ pomade, I use a flat iron on lowest heat, one pass.

 

Grey/white hair can easily burn and leave a yellow place....like when you iron a white pillowcase w/ too high a heat. Singed. I put a drop of argan oil in my wet hair w/ Kenra heat protectant...expensive, but spray a small amount in my hand and rub it through hair instead of spraying on hair directly. 

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Re: Hair heat protection, what to believe

Better to use a spray than not IMO.  

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@c_la_vee

 

I use WEN Styling Cream which is a heat protectant.  After years of broken, ragged, split ends, I moved to the WEN SC and can style my hair with no damage.  8 years of bounce, shine & no damaged hair!

 

Of the products I use, this is The one I would never give up!

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Re: Hair heat protection, what to believe

I would think if you use product and over time your hair is not noticeably damaged from the heat, then it works.

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Re: Hair heat protection, what to believe


@Shanus wrote:

@c_la_vee wrote:

After many years of owning a CHI hair straightener I have finally been using it every day.

 

I bought it years ago, I think here and never used it until recently, I just tried it and put it away.

 

My hair is straight and  a little more than shoulder length and I part it in the middle. I have long, just past my cheekbones bangs that are parted in the middle.

 

I use the tool just for my bangs because I have a tiny strand in the front that is a rebel and it goes wavy, it's small but enough to look weird because the rest is straight. 

The straightener gives a nice look to the bangs, lifting them and they fall nicely to the sides of my face.

 

I am using a drugstore spray that is supposed to protect the hair from the heat but as I'm spraying it and ironing my bangs I'm wondering if a spray can really protect from that kind of heat, I have my doubts, in the back of my mind I don't believe it.

 

270 degrees, applied directly to hair and sometimes over and over, can that spray really protect?

 

hmm Cat Frustrated


@c_la_vee @SeaMaiden  I think heat protectants for hair do work. Although my curly hair air drys a lot, when I want to wear my pixie straight and somewhat “punk” w/ pomade, I use a flat iron on lowest heat, one pass.

 

Grey/white hair can easily burn and leave a yellow place....like when you iron a white pillowcase w/ too high a heat. Singed. I put a drop of argan oil in my wet hair w/ Kenra heat protectant...expensive, but spray a small amount in my hand and rub it through hair instead of spraying on hair directly. 


What's the name of the Kenra product you use?

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Re: Hair heat protection, what to believe

This is the best. It takes very little but really protects your hair. This is what my beauty shop uses and has for a long time. In fact, I like a lot of their products though they are a bit high in price.

 

But I won't be without this oil.

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Re: Hair heat protection, what to believe

@ninjawife.   It’s called Kenra Thermal Styling Spray 19.