Out of all the things that stress out our tresses, heat damage has to be the absolute worst. We just want perfectly-styled hair without having to worry about heat damage — is that too much to ask for? Well, we're glad to report that the answer is no! If you want to style your mane with a hot tool, worry about heat damage no longer because we've got a few DIY heat protectants up our sleeve that will protect your tresses from all sorts of heat damage. Check 'em out!
Coconut oil heat protectant
One of the most widely-used ingredients to improve hair health, a coconut oil-infused heat protectant is perhaps the easiest and most effective one out there. Along with having a high smoke point (350 degrees, in case you were wondering), coconut oil is also a great strengthening oil that acts as a protective barrier between your strands and heat.Here's how you can make a coconut heat protectant at home:
Step 01: Take a cup of filtered water, and add a tablespoon of melted coconut oil to it.
Step 02: Using a funnel, carefully pour this mixture into a spray bottle that you can use handily.
Step 03: Add 4 drops of almond oil to this mixture, since it will boost the shine in your hair, and soften your strands too.
Step 04: Finally, add a tablespoon of your go-to conditioner for that extra boost of hydration and shine, and shake the bottle until all the ingredients are completely mixed.
Aloe vera heat protectant
Aloe vera is a fantastic ingredient for improving hair health, but did you know that it works as a barrier against heat damage too? That's what makes it such a must-have heat protectant too. Here's how you can make an aloe vera heat protectant at home:
Step 01: Pour half a cup of filtered water into a spray bottle, and add a couple of tablespoons of aloe vera gel into the mixture.
Step 02: To add an extra layer of protection, add 6-8 drops of olive oil or almond oil to this solution, and mix the combination well.
Pro-tip: You can also use this as a hair spray since this one will boost the shine in your strands and reduce dandruff when sprayed on the scalp, and rejuvenate your hair health like nothing else.
Argan oil heat protectant
Using argan oil on your mane before you use hot tools can be an absolute game-changer. Since the oil contains antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamin E, it will manage to nourish your mane inside-out and act as a barrier between your mane and the heat. Bonus? Argan oil has a higher burning point than other oils and can withstand temperatures up to 400 degrees, making it a great pick for heat protection. Here's how you can make an argan oil heat protectant at home:
Step 01: In an oil mister spray bottle, take half a cup of argan oil as-is. Don't use a regular spray bottle since the oil could clog it up.
Step 02: Cap it, and that's all you need! Use it as a leave-in oil or a heat protectant, and store it in a cool, dry place to ensure it lasts you a long time.
Psst... If you're too lazy to make your own heat protection spray, turn to a store-bought one. Our go-to is the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray. The heat protectant manages to shield your strands from up to 450 degrees of heat, while boosting shine, fighting frizz, and increasing the softness of your mane, thanks to the goodness of marula oil and keratin present in it.