Best Heat Protectant Spray: Achieving the perfect look can be damaging on strands.
The best heat protectant sprays and serums will protect your hair without weighing it down or leaving any sort of residue.
By coating your strands with a protective barrier before applying heat from a straightener, curling iron, or blow dryer, you can prevent visible dryness and frizz, allowing your locks to look their best.
Heat protectant products can also help detangle hair and decrease blow dry time.
From sprays to serums, these heat protectants will keep your locks in mint condition.
Joico Defy Damage Protective Shield
For a powerful thermal, pollution, and UV protectant, opt for the Defy Damage Protective Shield from Joico.
This protective serum is super creamy and hydrating, making it the ideal product for dry and damaged hair.
Made with ingredients like rosehip oil, keratin, and arginine, a bond-building molecule, your hair will become stronger and shinier the more you use this product.
Drybar Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler
Since you might not be going to your favorite salon as often as you used to, we highly suggest bringing Drybar to you.
The Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler is one of the best heat protectants for any type of dry hair.
Made with biotin, this lightweight spray not only protects your hair from heat but it actually increases the elasticity of your hair.
Kérastase Chronologiste Blow-Dry Primer For Dull And Brittle Hair
This new primer from Kérastase is definitely a splurge-worthy hair product. Whether your texture is thick and curly or fine and straight, your hair will never feel stronger after using this versatile heat and humidity protectant.
This revitalizing hair serum is packed with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to leave hair hydrated and protected.
Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray
This multi-benefit spray acts like a leave-in conditioner to smooth the hair cuticle and prevent breakage from brushing as well as heat damage from hot styling tools.
We love to use this versatile heat protectant on damp hair before styling but also afterwards to smooth any frizz or fly-aways. This spray is ideal for a range of hair types and textures.
OUAI Heat Protection Spray
If hair guru and OUAI founder Jen Atkin approves of a hair product, so do we.
This heat protectant spray is great for color- and keratin-treated hair thanks to the thermal polymers, and it feels super luxurious without breaking the bank.
The product is scented with OUAI’s signature Rue St. Honorê fragrance that offers notes of violet, gardenia, ylang-ylang and white musk.
Kenra Professional Platinum Blow-Dry Spray
If you are looking for a salon-quality blow dry spray, Kenra Professional has you covered.
This heat protectant spray goes on smooth to detangle, eliminate frizz, and resist humidity.
Apply to damp hair before any styling products and blow dry as usual. Your hair will feel healthier and shinier and the best part is that your blow dry time will be cut in half.
Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer
This heat and UV protectant is one of the most popular products from cult-favorite hair care brand Bumble and Bumble.
This invisible oil protects and conditions to transform dry, brittle hair into seriously shiny hair.
This heat protectant is recommended for damaged, color-treated, or medium to thick hair.
If you have fine hair, we suggest using spraying a small amount on your hands first before applying to your hair.
IGK Good Behavior Spirulina Protein Smoothing Blowout Balm
IGK’s blowout balm has a thick texture upon application but will not weigh down your locks.
The creamy heat-activated formula coats your hair and protects against temperatures up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
We love the strengthening protein and moisturizing shea butter in this heat protectant. For the first use, we suggest starting with a pea-sized amount on wet hair and adding more product as needed.
Amika The Wizard Detangling Hair Primer
Brooklyn-based hair brand Amika offers a few different heat protectants but the Wizard Detangling Hair Primer is our favorite.
Sea buckthorn berry is Amika’s hero ingredient that is found in all of their haircare and styling products and it not only protects, hydrates, and nourishes hair but it smells seriously incredible.
Made for all types of hair, you simply spray this vegan heat protectant on damp hair before blow drying and enjoy healthy, smoother, and more voluminous hair.