Protecting hair while blow drying.

I've never flat ironed my hair, but I have blow dried it twice. I air dried for a bit and then blow dried on low heat and then on cool. Still, I probably could have put more effort into protecting my hair. I just used some random serum.

What precautions do you take when you blow dry?
What heat protectant product do you use?

Has anyone tried this product?
Organix Vanilla Silk Blow Dry Cream

I want to pick up some type of heat protectant just in case I get the urge to blow dry again.


Thanks!

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I have nothing to offer since I am also looking for answers. I think I used Nourish and Shine the last time I blowdried.
Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50, Nexxus Aloe Rid
Detangling Conditioner: Oyin Honey Hemp, EO Sweet Orange
Cowash Conditioner:
Suave Naturals Sea Breeze, V05 Tea Therapy, Oyin Honey Hemp
Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, Spa Siam Coconut Hair Mask, Yes to Carrots Mud Mask
Leave-in Conditioner: Afroveda NU Milk Hair Conditioner, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta Leave-in, Knot Today
Stylers: SheaMoisture, JC Nourish and Shine, Burdock Root Butter Cream, Afroveda CocoLatte Moisture Mask
I was wondering the same thing! I also wanted to know if these heat protectants ought to have silicones in them? I avoid silicones...so just a thought.
4a/b, fine to medium, high porosity.
Co wash: VO5 Moisture Milks Strawberries & Cream
DC: SheaMoisture deep treatments
Leave-In: KCKT, VO5 Tea Therapy Blackberry and Sage, SheaM
Styling: KCCC, sometimes ecostyler, Donna Marie MiraCurls.
"Rejoice in the hope!"

I think I read on another hair forum that cones and silk proteins are good ingredients to protect your hair from heat? Someone correct me if I'm wrong...

Natural since May 2009
Goal: Thick Hair. Healthy Hair. BIG Hair!

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I was also wondering the same thing. I would like to straighten my hair - maybe a nice blow dry - just to see my length - but I am so scurred! I don't want to damage my hair with the heat, so if anyone can come in and provide some information that would be helpful.

To those who have previously straightened their hair, can you tell how you did it exactly: how you protected your curls and how long your straight style lasted and how long it took for your curls to come back.

Thanks
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Hopefully someone has some good answers for us! Heat can be scary, but there has to be a safe way to occasionally blow dry and straighten, right?

Natural since May 2009
Goal: Thick Hair. Healthy Hair. BIG Hair!

The reason I begged my mom for a relaxer back in the 90's: PCJ No Lye Relaxer commericals
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Last edited by retromari; 10-06-2009 at 03:30 PM.
LOL i came in here all excited...but still no answer

Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50, Nexxus Aloe Rid
Detangling Conditioner: Oyin Honey Hemp, EO Sweet Orange
Cowash Conditioner:
Suave Naturals Sea Breeze, V05 Tea Therapy, Oyin Honey Hemp
Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, Spa Siam Coconut Hair Mask, Yes to Carrots Mud Mask
Leave-in Conditioner: Afroveda NU Milk Hair Conditioner, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta Leave-in, Knot Today
Stylers: SheaMoisture, JC Nourish and Shine, Burdock Root Butter Cream, Afroveda CocoLatte Moisture Mask
I straighten my hair about once a year (twice at the most) and usually have had it blow-dried straight at a Dominican salon. This year I decided to try out buying a flat iron and straightening at home.

I prepped my hair with GVP Anti Snap (a lot of people seem to like the Aphogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer as well) and Redken Smooth Down Heat Glide and twisted it. When my hair was fully dry, I would comb out a twist, spray on some Beyond the Zone Turn Up The Heat, and smooth on a bit of Chi Silk Infusion. Then I got to ironing.

I can get about a week out of it in dry, cooler weather. When it's hot and humid, my hair tries to curl as soon as I step outside.

I think the experience of straightening on type 3 hair is a little different than on type 4, so that should be taken into consideration.


3b/c fine corkscrews and spirals. Naked hair above.


Wash: Elucence Moisture Balancing Shampoo
Condish: Shescentit Avocado/Honey Rinse
Moisture DT: Silk Dreams Vanilla Silk, Crece Pelo
Protein DT: Shescentit Okra Hair Repair Reconstructor
Leave-Ins: Shescentit Coco Creme, Darcy's Botanicals Sweet Cocoa Bean, Aubrey Organics Primrose Spray
Stylers: Aubrey Organics B-5, Shea Moisture Curly Souffle


Subject to change!
I love Aveda products for straightening. After washing and deep conditioning, do NOT apply a leave-in to your hair. (If u feel u really feel like you have to; make sure its free of glycerin and other humectants) I then apply Aveda smooth infusion style prep smoother to my hair in sections using the denman or comb to detangle and evenly distribute the product. Next, while blow-drying in sections, i spray each section with aveda brilliant damage control heat protection before blow-drying it.

If you flat-iron, do not add anything else to the hair before u flat-iron.
"Live everyday as it is your last'
Let me preface this by saying there is nothing natural about my process....it is full of silicones. I flat iron my hair 1-2x's a month. I prep my hair for heat using Chi thermal protectant shampoo and conditioner. Next, I air dry or blow my hair on a cool setting. Afterwards I use One-n-Only (not sure how it is actually spelled) thermal protector and apply it to my hair before I flat iron. I never use the highest setting, but having a good flat iron is crucial. Flat ironing is bad enough, and having a poor flat iron is worse. I also use a thermal protectant spray on each section before I flat iron the section. It seems like alot but it takes less than one hour from start to finish if I do not air dry (my hair is between shoulders and bra length). The result: hair is not heavy, but shiny and has great flow (until I sweat it out at the gym). I also like Aubrey shampoos and conditioners as an alternative b/c they have lots of great oils for my hair, no silicone protection though. If I use their products I use them alone...nothing else is necessary however, my hair is usually a bit greasy though.
Those replies were great. How long does it take for your natural curl pattern to return after washing?
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tO bLOW DRY MY HAIR, I'm currently useing...Komaza shea butter lotion, leaves my hair super soft & smells great. I also spritz ah lil Silk Elements Olive Oil spray!!! Luv this combo...
Jane Carter has her nourishing cream, the tube reads that it's great for blowdrying (I've never tried it tho)...I'm sure other ladies on this thread will chime in other great ideas!

kOMAZA ...
The Shea Butter Hair Lotion softens hair and instantly penetrates Braids, Locs, Twist and other natural styles without greasy build-up. Also protects hair from heat damage as well as replenish moisture and shine.

sILK eLEMENTS...
Silk Elements Megasilk Olive Heat Protection Spray protect the hair from damage caused by heat styling tools.








jANE cARTER...
This Ultra light cream hair dress, nourishes and adds shine to dull hair
*Cleanse: BoBeam
*Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH & Honey I'm Strong
*Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub)/ORS Hair Mayo, CRN Algae Hair Mask
*Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
*Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter
*Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
* LCSO Method
CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray 8.5 oz CHI Silk Infusion 2 oz.



I have'nt had any damage to date...CurlZ spring back into action!!!

I Blowdry & Flat Iron-about once every 2 months!!! *Happy Straightening*
*Cleanse: BoBeam
*Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH & Honey I'm Strong
*Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub)/ORS Hair Mayo, CRN Algae Hair Mask
*Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
*Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter
*Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
* LCSO Method

Last edited by MrsComboCurlz; 10-07-2009 at 10:35 AM.
@ dommo

Is there a reason why you suggest not applying a leave-in before blow drying? Should I apply one after? Hmm, that will probably cause frizz, right?

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Goal: Thick Hair. Healthy Hair. BIG Hair!

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Question about Redken Smooth Down Heat Glide, I saw this in the store. It was in a spray bottle and appeared to be a clear liquid. Is watery?
Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50, Nexxus Aloe Rid
Detangling Conditioner: Oyin Honey Hemp, EO Sweet Orange
Cowash Conditioner:
Suave Naturals Sea Breeze, V05 Tea Therapy, Oyin Honey Hemp
Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, Spa Siam Coconut Hair Mask, Yes to Carrots Mud Mask
Leave-in Conditioner: Afroveda NU Milk Hair Conditioner, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta Leave-in, Knot Today
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Question about Redken Smooth Down Heat Glide, I saw this in the store. It was in a spray bottle and appeared to be a clear liquid. Is watery?
Originally Posted by hypnotic
Did the bottle look like this?



Unless they changed the formula, it has a thin, serum consistency and comes in a pump bottle.


3b/c fine corkscrews and spirals. Naked hair above.


Wash: Elucence Moisture Balancing Shampoo
Condish: Shescentit Avocado/Honey Rinse
Moisture DT: Silk Dreams Vanilla Silk, Crece Pelo
Protein DT: Shescentit Okra Hair Repair Reconstructor
Leave-Ins: Shescentit Coco Creme, Darcy's Botanicals Sweet Cocoa Bean, Aubrey Organics Primrose Spray
Stylers: Aubrey Organics B-5, Shea Moisture Curly Souffle


Subject to change!
Question about Redken Smooth Down Heat Glide, I saw this in the store. It was in a spray bottle and appeared to be a clear liquid. Is watery?
Originally Posted by hypnotic
Like Werenumber2 said it is a serum consistency. I use this when I flat iron my hair and it works wonderfully. You don't want to use too much or it can weigh your hair down. When I blow dry my hair I like to use a more creme based product so I use Aveda Hang Straight or their Brilliant Universal Styling Creme.
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Last edited by tnatural; 10-12-2009 at 05:05 AM. Reason: Spelling error
I love Aveda products for straightening. After washing and deep conditioning, do NOT apply a leave-in to your hair. (If u feel u really feel like you have to; make sure its free of glycerin and other humectants) I then apply Aveda smooth infusion style prep smoother to my hair in sections using the denman or comb to detangle and evenly distribute the product. Next, while blow-drying in sections, i spray each section with aveda brilliant damage control heat protection before blow-drying it.

If you flat-iron, do not add anything else to the hair before u flat-iron.
Originally Posted by dommo



WHY?
Hair Type: 4a/4b Combo
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Detangle/Co-Wash: VO5 Freesia or Green Tea
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Deep Con. Treat.: Aussie 3-min. & Olive Oil
Final Wash: Nexxus Humectress
Moist. Spritz: Glycerin, Water, Proclaim 7-Olive Oil, Suave Extreme Leave-In


I love Aveda products for straightening. After washing and deep conditioning, do NOT apply a leave-in to your hair. (If u feel u really feel like you have to; make sure its free of glycerin and other humectants) I then apply Aveda smooth infusion style prep smoother to my hair in sections using the denman or comb to detangle and evenly distribute the product. Next, while blow-drying in sections, i spray each section with aveda brilliant damage control heat protection before blow-drying it.

If you flat-iron, do not add anything else to the hair before u flat-iron.
Originally Posted by dommo

WHY?
Originally Posted by SugarNuts
i dont know why but i assume you already used something prior to blowdrying

i think over doing it product wise will leave you hair heavy and possibly greasy feeling after you flat iron
Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50, Nexxus Aloe Rid
Detangling Conditioner: Oyin Honey Hemp, EO Sweet Orange
Cowash Conditioner:
Suave Naturals Sea Breeze, V05 Tea Therapy, Oyin Honey Hemp
Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, Spa Siam Coconut Hair Mask, Yes to Carrots Mud Mask
Leave-in Conditioner: Afroveda NU Milk Hair Conditioner, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta Leave-in, Knot Today
Stylers: SheaMoisture, JC Nourish and Shine, Burdock Root Butter Cream, Afroveda CocoLatte Moisture Mask
Sugarnuts did you ever flat iron?

I was going to wait till February, but my Sedu has arrived so now I want to give it a run since my birthday is this weekend.
Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50, Nexxus Aloe Rid
Detangling Conditioner: Oyin Honey Hemp, EO Sweet Orange
Cowash Conditioner:
Suave Naturals Sea Breeze, V05 Tea Therapy, Oyin Honey Hemp
Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, Spa Siam Coconut Hair Mask, Yes to Carrots Mud Mask
Leave-in Conditioner: Afroveda NU Milk Hair Conditioner, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta Leave-in, Knot Today
Stylers: SheaMoisture, JC Nourish and Shine, Burdock Root Butter Cream, Afroveda CocoLatte Moisture Mask

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