Question about heat protectant

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When exactly do you apply heat protectant? It contains water and I have always read that before using a flat iron your hair must be completely dry. Do you apply it in advance or does the small amount of water in it not matter?

I hope this isn't a dumb question and would really appreciate some input. I don't intend to flat iron often but it was done once in a salon and I really loved the look (not that I don't love the curls but it was just a strikingly different look).

Thanks for any suggestions!
2/c and some 3A.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
I would think you'd put it on over any other styling products, after they've dried, then let it dry before using the flat iron.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008
Thanks, Morgan. That sounds like it's probably the best way.
2/c and some 3A.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
I put mine on right out of the shower because I blow dry my hair before I straighten and there's heat involved in that, too.
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2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has A Sulfate!!, but I have Teflon hair)
Co-wash (when I feel so inclined, which isn't often!): VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
Conditioner/LI:
same for both -- whatever I have in the shower at the time (I experiment a lot)
Style: EcoStyler Olive Oil <3
Dry: Diffuse or air dry, or both...depends on my mood

When I used to straighten my hair, there were a couple of things I used. I'd put a heat protectant on my wet hair (one that says to put on wet hair – these were normally sprays). Then once my hair dried, I'd also put another heat protectant on (one that specified to put on dry hair – these were normally creams / serum-type protectants). Leave that to absorb and then get straightening.
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3A with some 3B thrown in. Medium porosity. Medium Thickness. High density.

Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo / ElastaQP Créme Conditioning shampoo
Conditioner: Jason Moisturising Aloe Vera Conditioner

D/C: Experimenting!

Leave-in: Baptism rinse
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity


UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)

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