pro·​tec·​tant | \ prə-ˈtek-tənt \

Definition of protectant

: a protecting agent

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And one more thing: when styling, use a heat protectant and low heat settings to keep your hair healthy and the color vibrant. Wendy Sy, Allure, "This Peekaboo Dye Job Was Inspired by the Feather of a Red-Tailed Hawk," 2 Apr. 2018 The Samba Foot Fetish Cream also has dimethicone, a hydrating skin protectant, and a film-forming crosspolymer to reinforce the moisture sealing properties, King adds. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "This Foot Cream Is Actually the Best Hand Cream of All Time," 12 Oct. 2018 Begin by prepping with a thermal protectant spray like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray ($6). Jaime Osnato, SELF, "10 Styling Hacks to Create Thicker-Looking Hair," 5 Jan. 2019 Additionally, utilizing moisture masks and heat/UV protectants is important, too. Devon Abelman, Allure, "How to Achieve the Bold Green Hair-Color Trend Like a Celebrity," 29 Aug. 2018 Your Coverage Keep color vibrant longer by laying off hot tools, using a heat protectant spray before styling, and avoiding products that contain sulfates. Sarah Ferguson, Marie Claire, "You've Spotted Your First Gray Hair: A Game Plan," 9 Nov. 2018 Use a sulfate-free shampoo, cleanse less than three times per week, and use a UV protectant spray for your hair to help shield from sun exposure. Janell Hickman, Allure, ""Flannel Hair" Is the Fabric-Inspired Color Trend Trend That's Got Us Psyched for Fall," 16 Aug. 2018 First, a liberal spritz of UV-protectant spray before setting foot on the sand will shield and condition strands; Davines’s Su Hair Milk is a lightweight SPF cream that does the trick, even for curls doused in the sea. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Ultimate Guide to Summer Hair Rehab: Hydrating Masks, Detox Shampoos, and More," 11 Aug. 2018 Get some grip Spray your hair, from root to tip, with a heat-protectant spray, like Amika The Shield Style Extending Spray. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "60-Second Glow Up: How to Get Dewy Skin and Messy Waves Fast," 17 July 2018

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1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of protectant was in 1876

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