Do you put heat protectant on wet or dry hair

Do you put heat protectant on wet or dry hair?

Heat protectant can be put to both wet and dry hair. They are used mainly on the curly texture of hair to keep it from frizzing and reduce friction between strands that leads to splitting.

Applying heat protectant oil or serum to damp or dry hair is the best way to prevent further damage. It also is easy to distribute and helps protect hair from further environmental hazards.

A heat protectant spray is more advisable on dry hair to maintain its shine and body.

As you can see, a heat protectant can be put on dry and wet hair.

One key piece of advice: if you put a heat protectant on wet hair, you should wait for it to air dry before using heat tools, whether it’s a flat iron, curling iron, or hair-dryer.

In order to avoid damage & risk from an unexpected accident such as this happening again, be sure to use the appropriate means of maintaining

That way, you allow the silicones to form a film that protects your hair from high temperatures.

There are many benefits to using heat protectant, but if you follow these two tips the experience can be a positive one.

  • You should distribute it throughout your hair from the roots to the ends.
  • You should decide if the heat protectant will be used on damp or dry hair to see the most effective result.

So, what type of heat protectant do you use?

The applications process is different, but they have the same objective. I’d like to discuss that with you next.


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You can apply hair protection/oil/serum quickly and easily when it’s already wet.

Remember that all of your hair needs to be covered with the heat protectant in order to prevent damaging hair from heat styling tools.

Before using any kind of heat tools, we recommend that you wait for your hair to air dry.

Instead, you can use the blow dryer to dry your hair first, then flat iron. You will still need to apply a heat protectant afterward but using the blow dryer speeds up the process.

The first step is to spray or pour the heat protectant onto damp hair and spread it evenly. Next, you want to distribute the product from root to tip without rubbing your head in the process.


  • Damp hair can be difficult to deal with, so it’s important that you comb it thoroughly. To make the process faster, why not use a detangling brush instead?
  • Divide hair into four sections (forehead to nape and ear to ear) and clip or sweep your bangs back. This is more comfortable for some people
  • Place an almond-size amount of protectant on the palm of your hand and apply this to one of the section’s that you’ve previously separated from root to tip
  • Massage your hands gently, making sure to completely coat them with the heat protectant before rubbing in.
  • Repeat on each of the four sections.
  • Let your hair air dry.

If you follow these few simple steps, your hair will be protected and you’ll be able to style it with either a hairdryer or curling iron as it dries.



Heat protectant spray can help you maintain your hair’s shine & body without weighing it down. It also won’t clog up your pores or add more oil to your dry strands.

The downside to using oil or serum before blow drying is that the product would likely coat your hair and make it hard to style & distribute evenly.

You might be noticing your hair becoming a little stiff or even looking a bit dull if you have oily hair. The texture will also change from being smooth and soft to something rough and dry.

Do you know how to apply the spray protectant?


  • You can also use a comb to get tangles out of your hair.
  • Divide your hair into two sections: forehead to nape.
  • Spray one of the sections 10cm away from your hair. It is important to divide a section of hair into different layers to cover your entire hair.
  • Repeat the procedure to the other section.
  • Comb through your hair and reapply the hairspray to the top sections.
  • Let your hair air dry to avoid heat damage while applying your heat protectant

The advantage of heat protectant spray on dry hair is to clearly identify where there is no product.


Applying heat protectant spray or oil can be done on dry or wet hair; there are some differences that you should consider.

Opt for the spray heat protectant on dry hair. The oil or the serum will be applied better when you do it with your hair wet.

Wait for the product to air dry before using heat tools


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