I’m just going to cut straight to the chase with this one…if you apply heat styling to your hair (i.e. blow dryers, straighteners, curling irons, etc.) then you really ought to be using a heat protectant product of some kind!
Heat protectants make a huge difference not only in how your hair looks and feels after styling, but also in the overall health of your hair. Most heat protectants will actually help you cut down on styling time as well.
For instance, when you use a heat protectant on damp hair before drying, it is unlikely you will need to spend half the time (or even any time whatsoever!) you’re used to flat ironing your hair.
Why? Most heat protectants make styling more manageable and leave hair silky smooth and free from fly aways and frizz.
Read on to discover some of the best heat protectant products at a variety of price points!
1. Bumble and Bumble Hair Dresser’s Invisible Oil Primer
The ultimate 3-in1 product, this oil protects hair from heat, conditions hair, and eases styling by defrizzing hair. This formula is great for all hair types because it’s alcohol and mineral oil free, and contains 6 super light weight oils to nourish hairs.
2. Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray
This heat protectant spray is ideal for those who have dry, damaged, and brittle hair because it strengthens, smooths, conditions, protects, and adds both shine and body to hair. This formula is also free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and silicone.
3. Drybar Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant
Got split ends? Fear not because Drybar has got you covered with this heat protectant lotion that temporarily seals up splits! Artichoke leaf extract helps prevent hair from drying out and protects the hair cuticle from heat styling.
4. Verb Leave-in Mist
This mist helps to protect the hair from heat, seals in moisture, adds shine, smooths the hair, and strengthens the hair. This mist will also gently detangle the hair while it repairs it! You can also use this product for a mid-day refresh.
5. Kenra Platinum Blow-Dry Spray
Okay, so I’m not trying to play favorites on this list, or any list I compile…but this product is my favorite of the bunch! I love Kenra’s products and to me, this spray just does everything I could ask of it to do before I blow dry my hair.
For starters, it actually decreases blow dry time by 50% which I love because it allows me to use less heat on my hair. Secondly, it smells delicious! And third, it just does a great overall job of smoothing, de-frizzing, and softening my hair!
Don’t sleep on this one y’all…
6. Premium Nature Argan Oil Thermal Shield
This product is a great choice for those that do not want to spend a lot of money but still want something that will protect, detangle, and moisturize their hair.
With all natural argan oil you can expect hair that not only is super smooth and soft, but has a healthy shine to it as well. Another plus to this product is that it can also function as a leave-in conditioner.
7. It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in PLUS Keratin
This product does 10 things instantly, hence brand’s name, but most importantly it protects hair from heat, strengthens hair with keratin, and helps to straighten hair.
This spray is ideal for those with weak hair who are seeking to nourish it back to it’s former strength, and also those who aspire to have straight locks.
8. Alterna Caviar Repair Multi-Vitamin Heat Protection Spray
This spray is great for those who want a bit of luxury in their hair products! Containing Vitamins A, C, E, B6, and B12 this spray protects, strengthens, and restores hair’s body and shine.
With use, hair appears and feels smooth, nourished, and silky soft.
9. Klorane Leave-In Cream with Papyrus Milk
Using the phospholipids and essential fatty acids found in the roots of a papyrus, this cream formula forms a barrier around hair to help smooth and protect it from heat damage.
For optimal results, apply this product to the ends of hair after you’re done styling to combat any extra frizz.
10. Matrix Biolage Keratindose Pro-keratin Renewal Spray
This leave-in lotion is formulated with keratin and real silk, so you know Matrix was not messing around when they made this bad boy! Hair is instantly made to feel and look silky smooth and more manageable.
Have you tried any of these products? Do you have a favorite heat protectant? If so, let me know in the comments below!
Hi there Pretty! I’m Shelby, the creator of Pretty Primp! I believe that beauty is a form of art and we should all be confident and educated enough to be our own artist!