Are you a heat styling addict? Do you find yourself reaching for those hair appliances everyday? Don’t worry, we’re guilty of it too. While we know we need to give our hair a bit of a break sometimes, our (hair) saviour when it comes to this is a really good heat protectant layer before we start styling. But with so many on the market, where do you start? And which one is the best heat protectant spray for your hair? Do you even need one in your routine? What does it even do?
All great questions. The first answer is yes. If you blow dry, straighten, curl or apply any type of heat to your hair - you absolutely need a heat protectant spray. As for what it does, at its core, all good heat protection products should do the same thing: coat your hair strands in a protective layer of nourishing ingredients that will shield it from the super high heat you’re applying to it. Beyond that, some also do double duty as a styling spray that provides hold and shape, while others are super lightweight to allow extra styling on top.
Whatever it is you’re after though, we’ve got you covered when it comes to a diverse range of heat protection products. Have a read of our list of our top thermal protectors and pick the best heat protectant spray for you.
Find the Best Heat Protectant Spray For Your Hair Concern
Don’t underestimate this little red bottle - it’s one of our bestsellers for a reason! De Lorenzo’s heat protector offering uses their exclusive AquaTherm Complex Technology to help safeguard your hair from that intense heat you get from hair appliances. A coat of the Defence Extinguish will also help provide the ultimate anti-breakage protection. Say goodbye to frying your hair! Our favourite thing about this particular spray though is that it’s infused with a super luxurious argan oil, which leaves your hair feeling silky, conditioned and super shiny. Perfect if you have dry hair or if you’re after a heat protectant that also doubles as a hair treatment.
When a world-renowned hair appliance brand makes a heat protectant spray, you know it’s going to be good. The ghd Heat Protect is the natural choice if you’re buying a ghd hair straightener but it’s also great for people who want to use other styling products on top. It’s a really lightweight spray that creates an invisible barrier which protects hair from heat, and it doesn’t weigh your hair down at all. Apply it first before heat styling then simply layer your other styling products on top. It’s decked out with ghd’s Heat Protect System - we think they know a thing or two about that - so simply spray and style.
This is another great all-rounder heat protection spray that you guys really love. So not only does it coat your hair in a weightless, non-greasy finish to protect it from heat, this Hot Muk Thermal Protector also has UV protectors to help guard against colour fade and sun damage. In protecting your hair from heat and sun, this citrus-scented spray also locks out humidity, which means you can say goodbye to any frizz that might result from blow dryers, curling irons or flat irons.
Another great Australian-owned and made brand that is providing the goods when it comes to a heat protectant spray is RPR. Their offering, Protect My Hair, is infused with keratin proteins to help soothe your hair while you apply heat to it as well as an advanced heat-activated cuticle protector to double down on the no frizz and softer hair aspect. This formula has also been blended with Certified Organic Goji Berry to help restore moisture and reduce breakage. It’s finished with a light berry aroma which also makes it a great hair refresher as well if you’re in between washes.
We’ve talked about the Evo heat protection spray before but here we are recommending it again as the best heat protectant spray. Apart from being Australian-made, sulfate and paraben-free AND vegan, this spray acts as both a heat protectant as well as a styling product. So a coat of this spritzed into your hair will not only protect it from those extra hot styling tools but it will also provide medium hold and add volume to your style. Plus it’s kind of a leave-in treatment too - adding moisture to your hair to help reduce frizz and increase shine. What doesn’t this thermal protection spray do?!
Add a good heat protectant spray to your routine today
If you don't already have a good heat protection spray in your routine, we highly recommend adding one - especially if you love hot tools like we do. After all, all you need to do is simply spray and start blow drying. If you're looking for a new one that does a little more for your hair, we hope this list will also help you pick the best heat protectant spray for your hair type and hair concerns.
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