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Old 11-16-2010, 03:37 PM   #1
 
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for blow drying or flat ironing? ( I imagine for curling with a curling iron it would cause the curls to fall limp). The oil won't heat up and sizzle/fry the hair? it seems like it would, especially when flat ironing. just curious on how this works b/c I have read about it before. thanks
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I would seriously advise against that..I really think it would fry your hair to hell...I mean whenever you expose something oil laden to heat it fries, so that should apply to hair to.
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I would seriously advise against that..I really think it would fry your hair to hell...I mean whenever you expose something oil laden to heat it fries, so that should apply to hair to.
I would be inclined to think along the same lines, however I too have read the same thing in my research on natural oils. I was researching & researching all the different types & I finally decided on grapeseed oil bc of its benefits as well as it was said to also be a good heat protectant.

Now I haven't tried straightening my hair as I am only 4months into my transition but I do plan on straightening eventually and would like to know this answer as well bc honestly I'm scared to death to straighten my hair w/a flat iron/blowdryer...come to think of it I might just try the roller set/saran wrap method to avoid the direct heat...
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I would seriously advise against that..I really think it would fry your hair to hell...I mean whenever you expose something oil laden to heat it fries, so that should apply to hair to.
Ditto. You will fry your hair!

I've *heard" that Grapeseed oil is safe to use because it has a high smoke point. Don't take my word for it though... definitely do your research beforehand.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_point

Personally, I think you are better off using a traditional heat protection spray or serum. Most of them are loaded with cones... but cones are your friend when you are dealing with heat.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:18 PM   #5
 
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I would seriously advise against that..I really think it would fry your hair to hell...I mean whenever you expose something oil laden to heat it fries, so that should apply to hair to.
Ditto. You will fry your hair!

I've *heard" that Grapeseed oil is safe to use because it has a high smoke point. Don't take my word for it though... definitely do your research beforehand.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_point

Personally, I think you are better off using a traditional heat protection spray or serum. Most of them are loaded with cones... but cones are your friend when you are dealing with heat.
I know I wasn't the one asking the original question but thanks for the link...so it seems as tho avocado oil would be the best...that is if u were going that route...I do think I'm going to just stick w/a traditional heat protectant or roller set.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:28 PM   #6
 
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@JaylensMami10 You're welcome! Yeah, I noticed that as well. It has a higher smoke point than Grapeseed oil. Interesting!
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:16 PM   #7
 
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After you straighten your hair you can use your flat iron to make a panini.
I crack myself up. I don't know anything about using oil as a heat protectant, but I don't think it sounds like a good plan. I'd use an a-cone based heat protectant if I were going to use them. A low poo removes a-cones.
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when I was younger, my mum always used grease before hot combing my hair. The salon lady always used grease before blowdrying my hair. There was no such thing as "heat protectant" in Kenya...I also had no heat damage. I'm not saying your should try it, but I'm just saying what my experience was
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