If you are someone who loves to style your hair often then you must be aware of the fact, that frequent styling and using heat on hair causes damage and makes it prone to breakage. Therefore it is important to use a heat protectant spray before heat styling your hair. But if you don’t have one handy, fret not, we have come up with a DIY method to concoct an efficient heat protectant spray for healthy, luscious locks…
Psst, if you are (like us) too lazy to make a DIY heat protectant spray at home, we recommend that you use the readymade and simple to spritz Toni & Guy Heat Protectant Mist for the job! It works as a barrier between your hair and the high temperature and keeps your hair in good health.
But if you are willing to put in an extra effort and make your own heat protectant, here is how you do it…
Things you will need:
- An Empty Spray Bottle
- 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or almond oil
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
Warm the water a little bit and add three table spoon of aloe vera to the water. Stir properly so that there are no lumps. Ensure that they water is a bit warm as this help the ingredients mix more easily.
To this mixture of aloe vera and water add a teaspoon of either of almond oil or coconut oil. If you have oily hair, we recommend that you stick to almond oil, as coconut oil could make your hair oilier.
Finally add a tablespoon of cornstarch to the mixture and stir well to mix all the ingredients together. Pour this mixture in the empty spray bottle and use it before heat styling your hair.
The inclusion of aloe vera in the spray helps form a smooth barrier between the heating tools and hair thus preventing direct contact. The oil in this recipe keeps hair moist and soft and works along with aloe vera in creating a protective layer on the hair. Aloe vera gel moisturises hair and deep conditions them. Corn starch prevents hair from getting oily or greasy and also prolongs the hair style. This heat protection spray strengthens hair and prevents breaking or hair fall.