The Autumn/Winter is the perfect time to straighten your hair. Not only is the temperature lower so you probably won’t be sweating, but the humidity is generally lower. Less chance of frizz!
If you’re like me, then you’re nervous about heat damage from straightening your curls. That’s probably one of the biggest fears of a curly girl. For that reason, I almost always straighten it myself (except for one time). I’d be better off knowing that IF my hair got heat damage, I was the one who caused it.
I’ve experimented with a few different ways of straightening my hair. Lately, I’ve been using only a heat protectant before straightening my hair, mainly for the purpose of keeping it light and silky. I noticed that as soon as I straightened my hair, it would expand almost immediately, and it wouldn’t get as straight as it has in the past. I kept wondering why.
Last weekend I decided to use EVOO as well as a heat protectant before straightening my hair (which is what I’ve always done in the past, I don’t know why I switched it up) and the results were great! My hair got straight and didn’t expand just from being left out.
So the answer to your burning question… what heat protectant do I use? …Fantasia IC Heat Protectant Straightening Serum. Love this stuff! I’ve always gotten the best results from it. I even used it when my hair was relaxed
I tried the Chi Heat Protectant, but I always feel like it stays in my hair. I have to wash it a million times for my hair to feel clean and without any residue.
If you do plan to straighten your hair this Winter, remember to practice safe heat use!