How My Hair Therapy Wrap Broke! ;(

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

(gel pack on the left is the one that burst. The gel pack on the right was not affected by the heat)

Truth be told, I put my Hair Therapy Wrap in the microwave for over 90 seconds without intervals. I don't' know what I was thinking. Upon removing it out of the microwave, the gel packs were swollen like a balloon ready to pop. I was so nervous. Lo and behold, one of the gel packs burst open (left side near my ear). Since then, my Hair Therapy Wrap still works and I've used it but it's NOT the same! When conditioning, I feel like my left side doesn't get as hot as the rest of my hair. Ladies, learn from this experience! It's suggested that you leave the Hair Therapy Wrap in the microwave for 60 seconds with 10 second intervals.

In the meantime, I've been using my heating cap (from Sally Beauty Supply) and my Hot N Gold hooded dryer. I've had this heating cap for years and it still heats up VERY well. It makes my hair extremely soft and conditioned. I always use the highest setting to get the job done. In the meantime, I will continue to use my heating cap until I purchase a new Hair Therapy Wrap.


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  1. I have a hair therapy wrap, I put it in the microwave for 90s but either at 10 or 15 sec intervals, with 10-15s between each interval. So far it's lasted me a while which is good since I can't afford a hooded dryer. Sorry about yours.

  2. Sorry to hear that, I'm going to be more careful with mine as I tend to heat it up in one go. The place where I bought mine sells the gel packs separately.

  3. It might be better to boil some water on the stove and put the packs in the water (take pot off stove) and let them heat up that way.

  4. The same thing happened to mines and I call the company and they send me a new one. Now I heat it up for 60sec and 10sec until it hot.

  5. I've left mine in the microwave without using intervals, but it never burst open! I will definitely follow the directions from now on!

  6. Same thing happened to mine and I burnt my scalp in the process. I decided after that to DC with a conditioning cap or under the hooded dryer from now on. Lesson learned...

  7. The same thing happened to me. Over time, I just think those gel packs cannot stand the heat anymore, JMO. I really like having this as well as my hooded hair dryer. Now I just saran wrap and put on a heated towel which still gives me the ability to be mobile while I am DC-ing.

  8. Please be careful when heating plastic in microwaves because certain plastics emit cancerous gases when heated. I would use a stove or purchase a hair steamer.

  9. I like those things but yes you do have to be careful.


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