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Old 12-05-2011, 06:24 PM
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Smile Is grapeseed oil the best heat protectant?

I flat ironed my bangs to blend with my wig today and instead of using my silk elements heat or ic protectant I used grapeseed oil. Normally I have burnt hair smell up until wash day and it would still have that faint odor. To my surprise not only did my hair straightened easier, my hair had shine, and NO BURNT HAIR SMELL !!!

Any of you ladies experienced the same results using grapeseed oil or some other oil thats good for heat styling?
Did your curls come back once you washed your hair?

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Old 12-05-2011, 09:33 PM
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:57 AM
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Question Re: Is grapeseed oil the best heat protectant?

OP, did you suffer any apparent heat damage from just using grapeseed oil and not a heat protectant? If you have washed your hair since you flat ironed it, did it revert back to its curly state?

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Default Re: Is grapeseed oil the best heat protectant?

I thought it was not good to use oil when pressing or flat ironing. Its was too my understanding that you need a heat protectant preferably with some type of cone. If oil was in it then it needed to be lower on the ingredients list.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:25 PM
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OP, did you suffer any apparent heat damage from just using grapeseed oil and not a heat protectant? If you have washed your hair since you flat ironed it, did it revert back to its curly state?

thanks in advance for your response,
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@morehairplease I haven't washed my hair yet but my hair has reverted from me washing my face, with all the splashing water. My curls are back just like normal. I've recieved heat damage with using heat protectants somehow...I don't flat iron often at all and only my bang area, about a half inch back, and I do one pass only, no blow drying just stretch it over night with flat twists or something.

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I thought it was not good to use oil when pressing or flat ironing. Its was too my understanding that you need a heat protectant preferably with some type of cone. If oil was in it then it needed to be lower on the ingredients list.
@GIJane I have to disagree, grapeseed oil has a high smoke point so since I only do one pass with medium/high heat I don't get product oil burn off....not even a sizzle sound like with my ic heat protectant and glosser. The grapeseed oil to me gave me much better results, more movement and the best part was my hair doesn't smell burned up!
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Default Re: Is grapeseed oil the best heat protectant?

I know that grapeseed oil has done some great things for my hair (not unlike some other oils), but I haven't used it for flat ironing. However, I have flat -ironed with some other oils with complete reversion on my 4a hair. I know it can be hard to believe alot of things people say, but sistawithrealhair (on youtube)-I see- has been a topic on here lately and you may want to check her out. Personally, I believe her, but to each it's own. She does NOT use heat protectant.

ETA: Said all that to say-my experience is, I am a weekly heat user and with protein and moisture balance, for the past 2+ years I get complete reversion.

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@GIJane I have to disagree, grapeseed oil has a high smoke point so since I only do one pass with medium/high heat I don't get product oil burn off....not even a sizzle sound like with my ic heat protectant and glosser. The grapeseed oil to me gave me much better results, more movement and the best part was my hair doesn't smell burned up!
Well to each its own. Do what works for you. I was actually thinking about letting my hair airdry with grapeseed oil. Then use a heat protectant and flat iron my hair. I am going to try to stay away from the heat protectants that have mineral oil, petroleum, or any type of oil for that matter.
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Default Re: Is grapeseed oil the best heat protectant?

Bumping.......

I would like to know because I'm soooo sick of having that stanky smell when I flat-iron my daughter's hair.
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Default Re: Is grapeseed oil the best heat protectant?

I have been looking into this myself, because I wanted to go to a all natural product regimen (and I flat our often, like every two-3 weeks). I tried the grape seed oil the last time i flat ironed my hair and it went well. Like you said there was no sizzle or stinky smell from flat ironing like there is with my fantasia.
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Default Re: Is grapeseed oil the best heat protectant?

Bumpity Bump. i would like to now too!
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Default Re: Is grapeseed oil the best heat protectant?

I get really good results from using Shea Butter as my heat protectant. It works better than the IC heat protector (pink bottle) that I would get from Sally's. I put it on my hair while it's still wet then a dab after its dry.
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Default Re: Is grapeseed oil the best heat protectant?

I've used it as a heat protectant and it worked better than the Beyond The Zone and other heat protectants I had that were made specifically as a heat protectant. My hair was shiny and didn't feel heavy at all.
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I've used it as a heat protectant and it worked better than the Beyond The Zone and other heat protectants I had that were made specifically as a heat protectant. My hair was shiny and didn't feel heavy at all.


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I have been looking into this myself, because I wanted to go to a all natural product regimen (and I flat our often, like every two-3 weeks). I tried the grape seed oil the last time i flat ironed my hair and it went well. Like you said there was no sizzle or stinky smell from flat ironing like there is with my fantasia.

Glad to hear others are getting great results as well. Grapeseed oil is making me rethink protectants in general because it works so much better.
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Default Re: Is grapeseed oil the best heat protectant?

Grapeseed oil use to be my heat protectant of choice but my hair would revert back very fast in humid weather. So I decided to try argan oil. My hair stays straighter long and I haven't had any heat damage when I wash my hair. But regardless of what oil I use as a heat protectant, I still follow with a protein treatment after I wash my hair.

eta: Argan oil can weigh your hair down so all you need is a small amount.
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Default Re: Is grapeseed oil the best heat protectant?

Yes grapessed oil is a great heat protectant...
but the "best"? if you haven't tried yet avocado oil and refined safflower oil, you haven't met the best yet !!!!

you must not forget one thing with using oil as a heat protectant : don't use more degree, with your flat iron than the oil(smoke point) can stand. If you use too much high heat, the oil won't protect hair anymore..

grapeseed oil 's smoke point is 420°F (216°C)
avocado oil's smoke point is 520°F (271°C)
safflower oils's is 516°F (266°C)

I use a mix of avocado/castor oil(because I haven't had anymore some safflower's) and it was great, i'm natural 4B hair and my hair was so SOFT. and revert nicely
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Default Re: Is grapeseed oil the best heat protectant?

I'm going to dig my grapeseed oil out of my pantry for future use. Great thread!
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Default Re: Is grapeseed oil the best heat protectant?

This is interesting. everyone keeps talking about how the hair looks after and also the smoking point but I'm interested in the long term effects on the hair (not just reversion but health of ends, etc, and retention rate ). Wondering if it protects as well (or better) than heat protectant that are engineered in a lab).
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Default Re: Is grapeseed oil the best heat protectant?

Came in here to say that I too have heard great things about grape seed oil and it does have a high smoke point. But i prefer shea butter. i have been using shea butter to blow dry my hair for a year or more now and my hair ALWAYS reverts. When I tried to go back to the pink IC once, that is when I had breakage and shedding and just damage overall.

I am not sure shea butter is good for flat ironing but I never flat iron, but I love my shea butter for my blowdry. Soft shiny hair. I am going to blow dry today with my costal scents shea butter which I have been dying to try in my hair so I might have pics later.
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