5/04/2015

Best heat protectants for both straightening and curling




I often get asked how do I manage to get my hair so long without it looking damaged. The truth is it is a mixture of different factors and I mentioned my tips in this post here.
One of the main things people forget is using a heat protectant. If you are styling your hair with heat you have to use a good heat protectant, otherwise you will be damaging the hair a lot. Even when you do use it your hair will suffer a bit damage, there's no point in denying it. Over the time I feel in love with couple of heat protecting products that work well. Here are my top picks for both straightening and curling.

Straightening-L'Oreal Elnett Satin Heat Protecting Styling spray Straight For a while I avoided the fact that this is clearly a straighting product and I used it for curling as well. My curls didn't look good, because this product does a lovely job in making your hair straight. It smells divine and has a pretty good pump applicator. I wish the applicator could be a bit better and spread the product more equally, but it's not that bad.
It is supposed to protect from the heat up to 230 degrees Celsius and my straightener only goes to 185 degrees so it's fine for me. Personally I think anything over 200 degrees is to much for the hair to handle. The formula of the product is supposed to smooth the hair and locks out any frizz and humidity and I did notice this heat protectant helped in those areas. Obviously, if it's pouring rain outside it won't make your curly hair super straight, but in normal weather conditions it will make it look smooth and less frizzy. 
This spray also makes the hair straight longer, my hair won't be needing additional straightening for two days at least. In this nice looking bottle you get 170 ml of product which lasts me a long time.

Curling-GHD Style Heat Protect Spray I don't usually use this one for straightening and save it for curling. For some reason it gives me curls that are more defined and look very nice. The smell is even better than the smell of L'Oreal one, but the pump is not as good. For its price I think it should have a much better pump. This one doesn't spread the product equally at all, but I manage somehow by spraying it from the distance. The rest of the packaging is very elegant and pretty. It comes in 120 ml bottle and is more expensive than L'Oreal spray and that is one more reason why I save it for my curls only. As far as heat protecting goes it does protect the hair well. I never had my hair looking damaged while I was using this spray. And the smell itself justifies the purchase, it stays on my hair until I wash it. The one big advantage of GHD spray is that it has an amazing formula that will never make your hair sticky or weird looking, only silky and detangled.

Additional tip: Be careful while spraying any heat protecting spray while standing, when they fell on the floor they will make the area incredibly slippery. If you ever almost feel because your floor was too slippery from a heat protectant you'll know what I'm talking about. My tip is to spray it while sitting on your bed. That way your floor won't get slippery.



Često dobijem pitanje o tome kako uspem da pustim dugu kosu, a da ona ne izgleda oštećeno. Istina je da je to mešavina raznih faktora i svoje savete sam podelila u ovom postu ovde.
Jedna od glavnih stvari koju ljudi zaborave je da koriste neko sredstvo za zaštitu kose od toplote. Ako stilizujete kosu uz pomoć toplote morate da koristite ovakav proizvod, inače ćete dosta da je oštetite. Čak i kada ga koristite kosa će da pretrpi malo oštećenja, nema potrebe to poricati. Tokom vremena sam zavolela nekoliko proizvoda koji su stvarno odlični. Ovo su mi omiljeni za ispravljanje i uvijanje kose.

Ispravljanje-L'Oreal Elnett Satin Heat Protecting Styling spray Straight Jedno vreme sam izbegavala činjenicu da je ovo očigledno sprej napravljen za ispravljanje i koristila sam ga i za uvijanje. Lokne mi nisu izgledale toliko dobro, zato što ovaj proizvod zaista dobro radi na ispravljanju kose. Miriše divno i ima dosta dobru pumpicu. Volela bih kada bi ona bila malo bolja i pomogla da se proizvod jednako rasporedi po kosi, ali nije toliko strašno.
Trebalo bi da štiti od toplote do 230 stepeni Celzijusa. Moja presa za kosu može maksimalno da dostigne 185 stepeni tako da meni odgovara. Smatram da je sve preko 200 stepeni previše za kosu i da ona to ne može da izdrži na duže staze. Formula proizvoda bi trebalo da zagladi kosu i da je ''zaključa'' tako da vlaga ne može da joj naškodi, niti kosa može da izgleda naelektrisano. Jesam primetila da pomaže kod zaglađivanja i zaštite od vlage. Naravno, ako je napolju provala oblaka neće učiniti da vaša talasasta kosa i tada izgleda ravno, ali u normalnim vremenskim uslovima ona će izgledati glatko i svilenkasto.
Od ovog spreja mi kosa bude duže ravna, neće joj biti potrebno dodatno ispravljanje jedno dva dana. U ovoj lepoj bočici dobije se 170 mililitara proizvoda, što meni dosta dugo traje.

Uvijanje-GHD Style Heat Protect Spray Uglavnom ovaj sprej ne koristim za ispravljanje i čuvam ga za lokne. Iz nekog razloga dobijem bolje definisane i lepše lokne kada ga nanesem. Miris je još bolji od L'Oreal spreja, ali pumpica takođe nije dobra. Za njegovu cenu mislim da bi ovaj proizvod trebalo da ima mnogo bolju pumpicu. Ova ne rasporedi sprej jednako, bukvalno ga naprska samo na jedno mesto, ali nekako se snalazim prskajući ga izdaleka. Ostatak pakovanja je jako elegantan i lep. Dolazi u bočici od 120 mililitara i skuplji je od L'Oreal spreja i to je još jedan od razloga zašto ga čuvam samo za lokne. Što se tiče zaštite od toplote, zaista je odličan u tome, kosa mi nikada nije izgledala ni najmanje oštećeno kad sam ga koristila. I sam misris opravdava kupovinu, ostaje na kosi dok je ne operem. Jedna velika prednost GHD spreja je to što ima odličnu formulu i nikada vam kosa od njega neće biti lepljiva ili izgledati čudno, samo svilenkasto i razmršeno.

Dodatan savet: Budite pažljivi prilikom prskanja spreja za zaštitu od toplote dok stojite, kada padnu na pod on postaje jako klizav. Ako ste se nekada zamalo okliznuli zato što vam je pod bio klizav od ovakvog spreja onda znate o čemu pričam. Moj savet je da ga naprskate dok sedite na krevetu. Tako pod neće postati klizav.




 

    

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  1. I’d recommend the Karmin Spray Heat Protector

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  2. I personally think the Karmin Spray Heat Protector is the best. =D

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