When using heat for hair treatments, hair can be damaged. What’s the point of doing hair treatments if the result isn’t good? After all, damaged hair won’t look that good after styling. Will it? That’s why you use a heat protectant, so hair won’t look fried! Want to know how you can prepare an effective heat protectant at home?
Shea Butter – 4 Tbsp.
Cocoa Butter – 4 Tbsp.
Argan Oil – 1 Tbsp.
Lavender Essential Oil – 25 Drops
In a double boiler, melt the butters.
When fully melted, remove from heat and set aside.
After the temperature drops a bit, add the essential oil and Argan Oil.
Stir to combine.
Refrigerate the mixture for a few minutes – the mixture should cool down but not solidify fully and should be pliable.
Now, remove from refrigerator and use a stand-in blender or your mixer to whip the mixture.
When it becomes fluffy and creamy, you can stop whipping. It usually takes 6 – 8 minutes, or more depending on your blender.
Transfer to a sterilized jar and use as needed.
How to Use It?
Before you use heat, apply this heat protectant to hair strands. It is best if you use it when you hair is mildly wet.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
I have used simple ingredients and kept the recipe fairly simple. Assuming you use your straightener or curling rod in low heat, this works well. If you want to use higher heat settings, then you can add a conditioner to this heat protectant for added protection.
Why These Ingredients?
As mentioned earlier, when using heat, hair is damaged and moisture is ripped from your hair. Using a heat protectant forms a protective layer on your hair strands and curbs damage.
Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter are rich ingredients that can nourish, protect and moisturize your hair. They can replenish lost luster and shine.
Argan Oil forms a coating on your hair and makes it more manageable and resists damage – works like Silicone.
What is Low Heat?
Low heat is when you use the lowest possible heat settings on your straightener. Comparatively this reduces the impact, so this simple recipe would hold up and prevent hair damage.
Do You Have to Use Heat Protectant?
Heat protectants are used to reduce hair porosity, which curbs hair damage that is likely when hair comes in contact with humidity after heat treatment. It prevents moisture loss and lubricates hair surface.
Not just heat damage, any chemicals induced damage can be curbed by using heat protectant. Commercial ones usually have Silicone or other similar ingredients to form a protective coating on hair strands.
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