Calling all natural hair product fanatics! We’ve got another natural product to add to your list: natural heat protectant. Yes, you read that right: You can use a product like natural hair oils that are probably already in your cabinet to protect your hair during heat-styling. But you do have to use it a certain way, or you may not get the results you expected.
What we love most about using natural oil as a natural heat protectant is that it also helps prevent the drying effect that heat styling tools have on your hair. When it comes to application, you can apply the oil on your hair after washing and before drying. This way, the oil has the ability to lock in the moisture from your damp hair. Read on as we explain why we love coconut oil, grapeseed oil and argan oil as natural heat protectants for hair:
Natural Heat Protectant: 3 Oils to Use When Heat Styling
1. Coconut Oil
Can someone please tell us what coconut oil can’t do? This oil is one of the most popular natural heat protectant options out there. There are so many ways you can use coconut oil to protect your hair against the effects of heat-styling tools. Since coconut oil can make your hair a bit on the oily side, we recommend applying just a few drops.
Another way you can prep your hair with coconut oil is to use it as a deep conditioning treatment. Why is this a great option? The oil has the ability to penetrate your hair strands and during your rinsing out step, you’re also washing away any excess before styling your hair.
A product like Love Beauty and Planet Hope and Repair Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang 3-in-1 Benefit Oil is an easy way to incorporate the magic of coconut oil into your regular routine.
2. Grapeseed Oil
If you haven’t used grapeseed oil as a natural heat protectant, you’re truly missing out on its benefits. Grapeseed oil has a high smoke point, which means it can withstand high heat. Like coconut oil, grapeseed oil can create a super oily finish on your hair so a few drops are all you need. If you ever noticed that you were a little heavy-handed with the application, you can always go back in with a dry shampoo to soak up any excess.
3. Argan Oil
Liquid gold, liquid gold, liquid gold! Argan oil has been the go-to natural heat protectant for years. This lightweight oil has the ability to protect hair against high heat and to leave your style with a smooth, shiny finish. You can also find argan oil-infused heat protectants that have a more serum-like consistency if you prefer serum-based oils over natural oil products. Love Beauty and Planet Smooth and Serene Argan Oil & Lavender Leave-In Smoothie Cream is one of our g0-t0 argan-oil infused products.