Back before I was CG I used heat and heat protectants and they did work atleast to some extent because if I didn't use them my hair would fry and you could even smell it (gross, I know) the problem is that the only heat protectants that work are filled with cones because cones absorb heat. If you are CG then I wouldn't suggest using heat often for that reason. But once in a while when I do heat style my hair I cover it with cones and then do a sulfate wash because atleast for me the damage of one sulfate wash is less than that of heat styling without cones.

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Low-poo: MopTop gentle shampoo
Co-wash: CJDF, Jessicurl Aloeba
RO: Jessicurl Too Shea, MopTop daily conditioner, CJ rehab, CJ strengthening
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DT: Jessicurl WDT, SS Deeply Decadent
PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 min
Oils: argan, sweet almond, jessicurl oil blend
Stylers: SS firm hold, SS curl enhancing jelly, Kiss My Face Upper Management gel, AG Recoil