I was using TOO much heat protectant !!!

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I was using TOO much heat protectant !!!
Direct Link To This Post cookiesnkream March 27 2006 at 7:51pm  Quote cookiesnkream Quote  Post Reply Reply


For months since i discovered Fantasia heat
protectant spray I have been using wayyyy too much,
i would spray each tiny section heavily right b4 flat
ironing!! which took forever and id be kinda
dissapointed till some of the"greasies" went away,,
my hair would be stringy,, just last nite i decided to
spray it all over my dry hair,, all at once b4 i began
ironing it and not overspray ,, rub it in and then just
ironed it and it came out fluffier and lighter and im
much happier,, its not a drastic difference,,its just
that my hair doesnt have that matted look ,, it has a
bit more volume which i always struggle to get after
its flat ironed so im happy,, i think i was being a bit of
a maniac with the spraying b4 LOL becuz it
would sizzle it was so wet and i think thats bad for
the hair...
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Direct Link To This Post Sweet_Ambrosia March 27 2006 at 10:58pm  Quote Sweet_Ambrosia Quote  Post Reply Reply
Yeah, you dont need much when using a heat protectant, a little goes a looong way.
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Direct Link To This Post Renee March 27 2006 at 11:46pm  Quote Renee Quote  Post Reply Reply
you're so funny
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Direct Link To This Post Vanity3 March 28 2006 at 8:58am  Quote Vanity3 Quote  Post Reply Reply
Wow, that makes me wanna check how much I'm using!
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Direct Link To This Post tiajanice March 28 2006 at 10:47am  Quote tiajanice Quote  Post Reply Reply

Cookies... I've been using Beyond the Zone and had the same greasy feeling, too.  What I did was only lightly spray my fuzzy ends and stroke my hands along the whole length of the hair to distribute it.  Before I sprayed the whole strand like it was on fire or something!!!

By the way, I read on a bottle of protectant spray that "visible vapor is a normal result of protecting the hair shaft" so I wouldn't worry to much about the steam... 

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Direct Link To This Post tffy2004 March 28 2006 at 12:12pm  Quote tffy2004 Quote  Post Reply Reply

Thanks for posting this cause I have been doing the same thing, spraying each section as I flat iron.  This weekend I am going to do it the way you are and hopefully I will have the same results.

THANKS!!!

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Direct Link To This Post cookiesnkream March 28 2006 at 9:01pm  Quote cookiesnkream Quote  Post Reply Reply


o good,, glad to see i wasnt alone in this!!! hehehe
but i am not giving advice as far as saying its
actually healthier for the hair to do it this way!! i just
think it looks better ,, i dont know whether the hair
could be being damaged more when i use less heat
protectant which kinda scares me but im
happier with fluffier hair,, anyway tffy,,, i know the
steam is normal but mine would actually sizzle and
make that popping noise like cooking an egg becuz
the hair was so wet after my heavy duty sprayings!!
lol and that can cause "bubble hair" to form which
leads to breakage...
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Direct Link To This Post Grow Hair Grow March 28 2006 at 9:36pm  Quote Grow Hair Grow Quote  Post Reply Reply
Cookies, I tend to overdose when I use heat protectant too because I would also spray each section that I flat ironed. I was so paranoid that I would get split ends that I would go overboard. I'm gonna try your method next time I flatiron and see how it goes. Less grease always feels/looks better
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Direct Link To This Post Pokahontas March 29 2006 at 9:30am  Quote Pokahontas Quote  Post Reply Reply

I do  the same thing! Lol.  I am very heavy handed with the Beyond the Zone and sprayed each section....with extra on the ends, lol.  This makes my hair kinda stringy like in my signature pic but I want my hair to be protected, especially the ends because I find that flat ironing really makes them split. 

Recently I bought the Tresseme heat protectant mainly because of all the rave about their products on the show Project Runway (I'm a reality tv show junkie).  Anyway, I like it because it's not oil based so once it dries you can't even tell it's on you hair so I coat my hair with this and let it dry, then I use some Fantasia IC serum on my ends for extra protection.  My hair comes out with so much more silkiness and movement.  It's like that blow in the wind hair as opposed to the weighted down with product hair.

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Direct Link To This Post cookiesnkream March 29 2006 at 9:14pm  Quote cookiesnkream Quote  Post Reply Reply


well ur hair looks cute in the pic,, i think the u can
pull off the stringyness becuz ur hair is so long but
when the hair is shorter it looks funny lol,, I actually
bought that Tresseme stuff last week and the bottle
spilled inside the plastic bag when i was on the bus
so I returned it and kinda forgot to buy it again lol ,,
but i think i may get it again,, i really loved the smell ,,
i really enjoy Project Runway too,, but i kinda hate
reality tv or maybe i love to hate it cuz im always
turning it on ohh BTW do u find that ur hair
made that frying an egg sound when u sprayed alot
of heat protectant on it???? ( i would get that and it
really scares me!)
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Direct Link To This Post tiajanice March 29 2006 at 10:17pm  Quote tiajanice Quote  Post Reply Reply

Cookies, I tried your spray all over method today and my hair came out really good!  I actually use a cream heat protectant before blowdrying and I was afraid that by spraying each section before flatironing I was over doing it a bit.  So I sprayed all over my hair after it was dry, mostly on the ends, rubbed it through and flat ironed.  It had a lot of movement and was soft, not greasy... great tip!!

BTW, I have two different spray protectants...one does that fried egg thing and the other doesn't...does it have something to do with the ingredients?  The one that fries doesn't get my hair as soft...I don't know if that means it has less oil, or silicones, or more alcohol, or what...

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Direct Link To This Post Pokahontas March 30 2006 at 7:11am  Quote Pokahontas Quote  Post Reply Reply

Originally posted by cookiesnkream cookiesnkream wrote:



well ur hair looks cute in the pic,, i think the u can
pull off the stringyness becuz ur hair is so long but
when the hair is shorter it looks funny lol,, I actually
bought that Tresseme stuff last week and the bottle
spilled inside the plastic bag when i was on the bus
so I returned it and kinda forgot to buy it again lol ,,
but i think i may get it again,, i really loved the smell ,,
i really enjoy Project Runway too,, but i kinda hate
reality tv or maybe i love to hate it cuz im always
turning it on ohh BTW do u find that ur hair
made that frying an egg sound when u sprayed alot
of heat protectant on it???? ( i would get that and it
really scares me!)

Thanks.  I don't think I've had the fried egg sound but I know what you're talking about.  I used to get it when I used hairspray and curled my hair which I never do now.  I usually do everything I can to prevent that sound because it scares me....bad.

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Direct Link To This Post cookiesnkream March 30 2006 at 7:53pm  Quote cookiesnkream Quote  Post Reply Reply


Oh ok,, Im realy glad i opened this topic and wasnt
alone with this issue,, i think we all do have a
tendency to be maybe even over cautious with our
hair at times and i think in my case the over caution
as far as frying my hair with too much heat spray
could have been doing more harm than good since it
is moisture and could create dreaded bubble hair
which may lead to breaking and Pokahantas, i do
know about that frying with curler!! I wear extensions
often and i love to curl them and man o man when i
sprayed hair spray its just fries!! but i would get that
on my natural hair and i know it cant be good!!
Tijanice,, i think that the frying egg sound comes
from simple mositure being in the hair,, ( my
hairdresser used to do that to me with the flat iron
when my hair wasnt dry! ) and then overheating it
and frying the liquid into hair or something,, i dunno
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Direct Link To This Post tffy2004 March 30 2006 at 9:09pm  Quote tffy2004 Quote  Post Reply Reply
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