Can you put a heat protectant on the night before

Can you put a heat protectant on the night before?

You can still apply the heat protectant before bed the night before and get to sleep with your hair silky smooth. Your hair will be well prepared for a curly or straight look when you wake up!

If you want to use the protectant on your freshly washed hair before bed, it is best to opt for an oil or serum.

Alternatively, Apply a spray protectant to your dry scalp the night before. We’ll cover the details later

When should you apply heat protectant to your hair?

A client came to the salon today, who usually irons her hair twice or three times a week.

She didn’t want to flat iron her hair. Quite the opposite.

She showed up at my salon with a number of problems to her hair. She explained that she used her flat iron incorrectly and damaged her hair, which is why she came to see me

Her hair has a lot of frizz. This is a sign that her hair is very brittle and fragile.

When I asked her if she used a heat protectant before flat ironing her hair, she looked at me in astonishment.

She said, “Alejandra, I straighten my hair in the morning before I go to work, and clean it the night before.

You might wonder why apply the protectant at night if there won’t be a trace of it the following morning?

I counted to ten.

I’m not angry, my business thrives off the satisfaction of my clients. I work with some beautiful people who spend their days being hair experts.

Because I always come to the same conclusion. Why do people use or discard using products if they don’t know exactly how they work? 

She knows that the heat protectant works, but didn’t know how to put it in her hair properly.

So, attention:

  • Do you flat iron your hair several times a week, even if you are not the best at it.
  • If you use the hairdryer regularly
  • If you use a curling iron on daily basis.

Open your ears and listen to what I have to tell you. Because the health of your hair may depend on it.

Do you know why?


Heat protectant protects your hair during processes involving heat tools that can reach high temperatures, such as a flat iron or curling iron. It also works on regular blow-dryers!

If you use heat tools on your hair, like flat irons or curling irons, it can reduce the moisture in your scalp which can lead to dryness. Make sure to apply heat protectant before you use heat styling tools.

Did you know that “smoke” can actually be emitted during the process of flat irons and curling irons? Many people don’t realize this is a prob.

That “smoke” is actually steam.

Excessive heat can be difficult on hair, and scalding as high temperatures cause severe damage over time – or immediately. In order to avoid any damage, it is best to use a heat protectant.

In this example, water vaporizes your strands of hair and dehydrates them.

The heat protectant on your hair provides an extra layer of protection that helps retain and encapsulate the moisture in your hair.

Therefore, during the process, the protectant evaporates, and your hair’s natural moisture doesn’t disappear.

If you apply the heat protectant the night before, it will give your hair more time to take in all the extra moisture.

For those of you who don’t always have the time to apply a heat protectant before styling your hair at night, a good rule of thumb is to apply it beforehand in order to prevent damage due to high temperatures from tools


There are several types of heat protectants available and they all work in the same structure.

All of the products are great for hair styling, whether you’re blow-drying in the morning or trying to protect your hair when styling at night.

Different products can vary in consistency, but there are a few characteristics each type of product typically has. 

How do you use heat protectant the night before?

If you wash your hair and apply the heat protectant on your damp mane the night before, I recommend the thick ones.

Oily or cream-based heat protectors are not advised for dry hair, as they may result in more damage than conditioning will repair.

However, they work well on damp hair to add a level of moisture that is needed for healthier looking locks and prevents breakage.

These heat protectant are ideal for frizzy hair because they distribute evenly, don’t weigh the hair down, and reduce breakage.

If you’re planning on adding heat protection to your hair, spray the liquid heat protectant the night before instead.

The spray can be a solution if your hair is wavy or has a lot of frizz because it’ll absorb quickly and leave your hair ready for the next morning.

It’s essential to use a heat protector before styling or drying your hair with heat to prevent any long term damage.

Not only does this protect them, but you will also find that it saves a lot of time and effort on the day.

High temperatures can damage your hair and burn your scalp.


This can be done the night before on either hair (if dry) or hair that is wet & uses a moisturizer. It’ll do the same thing – leave moisture in your hair until the next morning.

To keep your hair healthy, remember to cover it at roots to ends. This will protect all of your hair.


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