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Heat Protectant

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What do you Wen people use for a heat protectant?  My hair has gotten longer during lock down and I find I need more heat to style it.  I am not getting regular trims, just little trims that I do myself.  Please also describe your routine so I can try it myself.  Thanks so much!

 

Right now I use Wen CC and sometime the mousse.

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Re: Heat Protectant

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@Lizzy E 

 

WEN Styling Creme is a heat protectant product.  Apply it mid-shaft to ends to soaking wet hair after cleansing.  It protects your hair from the heat & keeps frizz at bay.

 

I have curly hair so I use 2 pumps after cleansing.  When I diffuse, my hair never feels dry or damaged from the heat.

 

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@SurferWife  You were the first one I thought of when I read this post!!!  

Of course, you nailed it with your answer Smiley Happy

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@SurferWife Thank you!  I didn't realize the styling creame was a heat protectant product.  I got some in a TSV in the last year so.  I will get it out and dust it off to use today. Smiley Wink   Do you use the mousse together with the styling cream?

 

I am so bad when I get extras in my TSV and only end up using the CC.  I always have good intentions.  I just need to figure out how to use everything.

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@Lizzy E 

Yes!  I do use the mousse, too.  I apply the products using the curly girl method (mousse first, styling cream, leave-in CC last), but non curly-girls should apply leave-in CC first, then styling cream (or mix them), then mousse.

 

I hope you like it!  I never go without it.  I can tell a difference if I skip it.

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@SurferWife I tried it and I can tell the difference already and my ends look smoother.  Looking forward to see how my healthy my hair gets over time.  I have nothing to lose since I have all the products you mentioned.  Thanks again!!!

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I have a lot of confidence in the styling cream as a heat protectant. My hair is pure white which can be prone to yellowing and damage. I do as Chaz suggested; one pump of leave in CC, two pumps of styling cream, get out of the shower and take a towel off my head after a few minutes and use about six pumps of mousse throughout my hair. I blow dry every third day and have had no damage and/or yellowing.
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@cac140 wrote:
I have a lot of confidence in the styling cream as a heat protectant. My hair is pure white which can be prone to yellowing and damage. I do as Chaz suggested; one pump of leave in CC, two pumps of styling cream, get out of the shower and take a towel off my head after a few minutes and use about six pumps of mousse throughout my hair. I blow dry every third day and have had no damage and/or yellowing.

Hi, cac140....I have very platinum hair too but not by choice.  It's getting really long.  My hair never yellows and I would like it too.  It's TOO white.  I was wondering...I do use styling creme, well, cleansing conditioner leave in, then styling creme, then mousse but I use the mousse immediately after the styling creme in the shower.  I was wondering why you use the mousse after towel drying.  I use around 12 to 13 pumps of mousse.  I usually just get a huge handful and rub them together and apply.  I was hoping to get some yellowing just for it to have some color to it.  LOL!

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Hi yangya You will probably laugh at my reply but it was just one more bottle to put in my shower stall that I don’t have room for! Lol.. I have so much stuff! But this just has worked out well for me applying it this way, after removing the towel, so I haven’t even tried it in the shower. I probably should. I’ve never heard anybody say they want yellowing before LOL!! Do you use the Indigo? Some people who use purple shampoos frequently get a nice toning effect on white hair, even darkening if that’s what you’re looking for.
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Yes, I do use Indigo but that tones down brassiness, kind of makes it darker and I like that.  It's just that the yellowing would give it color.  Yeah, that's funny that I want that.  Everyone else wants to get rid of it.  When I was younger, I had very deep, brown hair but it had a LOT of red pigmentation.  I went from salon to salon to get rid of it but after a few washes, boop, there it was back!  I started coloring in ash brown.  This was way before Wen.  I love my hair now.  I just don't want to color anymore.  I lost my color early.  I believe stress makes that happen.  I know they say genetics but I have my doubts.  Anyway, OH, so you just need the room.  Yeah, our bathroom is not the largest, to be sure.  I DO however, squish the water from my hair before applying all leave in stuff.  I just squeeze one time.  I feel that if my hair is running water, all the stuff will just run out.  It gets absorbed still.  Thank you for your reply XO