What is heat protectant spray and why is it important?
Heat protectant spray is meant to protect your hair from the damage that occurs from heat styling. This keeps your hair healthy and shiny.
The benefits of making your own
Everyday beauty products can contain harmful chemicals. Making your own natural heat protectant spray will help you avoid these. Making your own is a good way to know exactly what you are putting on your body. You use a spray bottle instead of a spray can which is better for the environment. It is fast and simple only taking a couple of ingredients. This is a really good option if you have a lot of allergies or have sensitive skin. You can choose the ingredients that are safest for you.
Using essential oils
Using essential oils can be a little tricky. The key is to use an essential oil that has a high burn temperature. Two oils like this are grapefruit seed oil and argon oil. If you use an oil that does not have a high burn temp than your hair will burn when you use it. Both argon and grapefruit oils have vitamins that are good for your hair that will keep it looking smooth and silky. These oils coat the hair and keep it from burning during heat styling while locking in those vitamins.
What you will need
- Pick an oil with high burn temperature
- Small spray bottle
What to do next
- Fill the spray bottle with water almost to the top
- Add 4 to 6 drops of essential oil per ounce of water
- Mix the two well (shake the bottle)
When to Use It
Heat protectant spray is best used whenever you are going to heat style your hair. This could be anything from blow drying to straightening. Comb out your hair and spray your hair until coated as evenly as possible. Comb through your hair again to spread out the spray even more. You want the heat protectant to cover your hair evenly and completely. The better the coverage the better the protection.
Not everyone wants to spend there time making heat protectant from scratch. If this is the case for you but you want to use a more organic products there are some available. A good place to start looking is Ulta.com. I use this site to find organic makeup and hair products all the time. a product that I use sometimes when I am not making my own is Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray. It is a little expensive so most of the time I just make my own but every once in a while I use this stuff. It works pretty well smells nice is organic and does not come in an aerosol can.
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Brittanie Anne (author) from Seattle WA on September 28, 2014:
I am glad to help yes olive oil works too.
Ayla on September 25, 2014:
Omg thank you soo much!! I'll take your advice! Just wondering, can I use olive oil too?
Patsy Marie on February 17, 2013:
This is gold !!!
Arvind Kumar from India on February 12, 2013:
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