protectant

noun
pro·​tec·​tant | \prə-ˈtek-tənt \

Definition of protectant 

: a protecting agent

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Nowadays, Bodt uses heat protectants, like Kérastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique or R + Co One Prep Spray. Loren Savini, Allure, "The Best Products and Techniques for Strengthening Breakage-Prone Hair," 23 May 2018 As long as West's hairstylists use a heat protectant spray, and keep the flat iron at around 300 degrees, little Northie should be just fine. refinery29.com, "Does North West’s Ponytail Really Deserve The Backlash?," 15 June 2018 The usage of heat tools should be minimized as well, and a heat protectant should always be used. Rebecca Norris, Allure, "Berry Sorbet Hair Is a Bolder Take on Pink," 12 Mar. 2018 At the end, a rubberized clear coat is put down, which is a protectant from graffiti. Rebecca Hazen, Houston Chronicle, "Hurricane Harvey mural in progress in Westchase District," 11 June 2018 Products and protectants can help your body to stay more hydrated and promote more even turnover, which is associated with less wrinkled and younger looking skin. Adam Hurly, GQ, "This Is How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Appearance," 9 June 2018 Because of bends in the hair, sebum from the scalp, a natural protectant, can’t travel down the length of the shaft. Crystal Martin, ajc, "What black women need to know about hair loss," 8 Apr. 2018 Because of bends in the hair, sebum from the scalp, a natural protectant, can’t travel down the length of the shaft. Crystal Martin, ajc, "What black women need to know about hair loss," 8 Apr. 2018 Enter these 17 heat protectants, ones that actually work. Stephanie Saltzman, Allure, "The Best Heat Protectants You Can Get for Less Than $20," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of protectant

1876, in the meaning defined above

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