pro·​tec·​tant | \ prə-ˈtek-tənt How to pronounce protectant (audio) \

Definition of protectant

: a protecting agent

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Perhaps most importantly, remember to protect your strands with a heat-protectant cream before using any hot tools. Allure, "Here's How to Avoid Getting a Bad Haircut," 16 May 2019 For decades, manufacturers have chemically treated clothing and furniture with flame retardants and surface protectants. Gabriel Filippelli, Quartz, "A geochemist’s simple tricks to reduce dust in your home," 20 June 2019 Mist them with a thermal protectant like this one before styling. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "The Best Summer Styling Tips for Your Everyday Hair Care Routine," 18 June 2018 Its ingredients have natural protectants that save your hair from sun damage. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "10 Ways Coconut Oil Can Give You the Best-Looking Hair of Your Life," 12 Apr. 2019 If your hair is dry, spritz water onto it, then apply a mousse that contains heat protectant. Sam Escobar, Good Housekeeping, "17 Genius Curly Hair Tips and Tricks," 1 Dec. 2017 In addition to making your hair crazy smooth, the spray also works as a heat protectant and to keep your hair impervious to the effects of humidity. Jihan Forbes, Allure, "The IGK Good Behavior Smoothing Spray Is Like a Keratin Treatment in a Bottle," 28 July 2018 If your hair is dry, spritz water onto your hair and then apply a mousse or leave-in conditioner with heat protectant to ensure the heat doesn't damage your locks. Sam Escobar, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Perfect Curls Using a Diffuser," 9 Sep. 2015 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

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First Known Use of protectant

1876, in the meaning defined above

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