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. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
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. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
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 mild sulfate, but I have Teflon hair)
Co-wash: VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
LI: GVPCB or
Keratin Complex Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner (nothing to do with keratin straightening, just a nice conditioner)
Style: KCCC + Pantene Curl Shaping Gel (winter) or LALSG (summer)
Dry: Diffuse or air dry, 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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Allie

Curly type: 3A Botticelli curls. Medium porosity / density.
Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine
Conditioner: FiN Raspberry and Cranberry, or FiN Chocolate
D/C: For now it's Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative, mixed with honey & other goodies
Leave-in: My DNA
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity, or
Umberto Giannini Scrunching Jelly

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

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