Your hair is one of your essential beauty accessories, and to make sure your hair looks amazing, you color it, cut it, curl it, blow dry it, and add products until you have a look you want.
Unfortunately, making your hair look great can result in a lot of damage to your hair. For this reason, heat protectant sprays have been developed to minimize the damage heat does to your hair. However, you may be wondering if they provide the results you want.
Yes, heat protectant sprays make a big difference. These products moisturize your hair, keeping your hair’s natural moisture from evaporating when you use heat on it. It also works to provide a protective barrier over your hair’s cuticle, preventing damage from the heat. This helps you make sure that you keep hair beautiful and shiny, but these products can be very expensive.
Don’t waste your money paying for expensive salon formulations. Instead, try making your own heat protectant spray. I decided to try my hand at making my own spray, and you can make it easily too. The best part is that you can choose natural ingredients that won’t damage your hair. Making your own heat protectant spray is also much cheaper than buying these hair products.
- Almond Oil (grapeseed or argan oil)
- Coconut oil
- Hair conditioner of your choice
- 250 ml distilled water
- A small spray bottle
STEP 1: Pour about 200 ml of distilled water into the spray bottle (do not pour in the whole 250 ml water) while leaving a head space of 2-3 inches.
STEP 2: Now add 2-4 drops of melted/liquefied coconut oil (you can use a dropper for easy use). Same procedure when adding the 4-5 drops of almond oil.
STEP 3: Squirt a 2 dime-sized drops of your favorite conditioner and add to the spray bottle as well. Take precaution not to use too much conditioner as it may work up some excess lather in the bottle spray. Though a little foaming may occur when adding the conditioner, this is not an issue.
STEP 4: You can also add a bit drops of hairspray (but this is optional). Another option is to add 2-3 drops of dry oil like argan oil or perhaps essential oils like lavender or rosemary oil, but these are all optional.
STEP 5: Add remaining 50 ml of distilled water and shake well. It is normal that the spray mixture will lather up a bit (it is due to the conditioner being added). But once the mixture has settled down, it will turn to a milky white or a transparent liquid.
How to Use:
Once you make your DIY heat protectant spray, it’s important to use it appropriately. Make sure you put the spray in a spray bottle so you can easily mist your hair with the product.
Before you blow dry hair, use a curling iron, or use a flat iron on your hair, spray some of the heat protectant sprays on hair. Make sure you keep the spray bottle at least six inches from hair, so it mists hair evenly. Use your hands to work the spray through your hair until all your hair is evenly coated.
Make sure you keep the spray bottle at least six inches from hair, so it mists hair evenly. Use your hands to work the spray through your hair until all your hair is evenly coated.
Avoid spraying on too much of the spray. Too much spray will make your hair wet, which is something you want to avoid. Even if you have thick hair, just two or three squirts is enough product to spread through one section of your hair before using heat on it.
Before you begin using the heat on your hair, make sure that you give the spray a minute to dry out a bit, especially if you accidentally dampen it too much.
Once the spray has dried a bit, you’re ready to use the heat on your hair. You’ll be able to create beautiful hairstyles without worrying about damaging your locks.
Before you use heat on your hair, always make sure that you have conditioned your hair thoroughly. You need to condition your hair, even if you’re going to use the heat protectant spray on hair.
A good conditioner will make sure you have plenty of moisture in your hair. When you use this spray, you’ll end up with beautiful, shiny locks after curling or straightening your hair. You’ll also love how wonderfully soft your hair feels since you won’t be stripping away the moisture in hair when you use heat on it.
Don’t let heat ruin your hair. You can use all your favorite heat treatments without a problem, as long as you take the time to use heat protectant spray first. With your DIY heat protectant spray, you’ll save money, ensure you stick to natural ingredients and keep hair healthy and beautiful.