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June 10th, 2012, 02:58 PM
I'm using argan oil to reduce frizziness and moisturize the ends of my hair. I find it easiest to apply the oil when my hair is still wet. Do you know if it's safe for the hair to flat iron my hair when there is a little bit of oil on it? Thanks for any help.

June 10th, 2012, 03:03 PM
Oils can act as an effective heat barrier until their boiling points, for example if your flat irons reach four hundred degrees it would boil the oil and your hair
I wouldn't flat iron my hair as I'd be too scared, plus flat irons can cause considerable damage ;(

June 10th, 2012, 03:05 PM
no, i wouldnt do that, i think oil is good for frying and you dont want to fry your hair. what i have read so far on the net and i research a lot, silicones are better for ironing. although now some serums have oils in it as well which makes me really confused. better stay on the safe side.

June 10th, 2012, 09:14 PM
That makes sense. Thank you for your help!

June 10th, 2012, 09:21 PM
Yes. Don't do that. Oil can heat up much, much, much more than water and you will be effectively frying your hair.

June 10th, 2012, 09:58 PM
I echo not using oil...use just a regular, silicone-derived heat protectant. I flat iron (about once a week) and I have VERY healthy BSL hair. :)

June 10th, 2012, 11:46 PM
Why not use a 'coney serum that can minimize frizzies and provide some heat protection at the same time? (^(oo)^)v

June 10th, 2012, 11:49 PM
I'd stick with the stuff designed for flat ironing. I love oils but, like everyone else says, it's gotta be like frying your hair. Literally frying your hair.

June 12th, 2012, 10:09 PM
Richeau on youtube uses crisco to flat iron her hair and it looks fine. Her post flat iron curls appear to be damage free.