Addicted to your hairdryer? Prevent frazzled strands with our editors’ line up of the best heat protection spray products.
Want smoother, shinier and healthier-looking tresses with less breakage and split ends? You’d be silly not to! To make these hair dreams a reality, look no further than our editors’ pick of the best heat protection sprays.
We all know that excessive and persistent use of heated styling tools isn’t the greatest for your hair; but don’t worry, we’re not here to try and convince you to hang up your heated curlers. All we ask is that you take extra care of your tresses by investing in the best heat protectant spray for your hair and apply it liberally every time you go to use a heated appliance – please, do it for your tresses?
6 of the best heat protectant products
1. TRESemmé Heat Defence Styling Spray
The TRESemmé Heat Defence Styling Spray contains a heat-activated complex that can help protect your hair from heat up to 230°C (usually the highest setting on your straighteners and curling wands). Perfect for those who use heated appliances regularly and want to restore shine in their locks.
Styling tips: Spray liberally on damp hair and use a wide-tooth comb or a flexible bristle brush to help ensure even distribution before blow-drying, straightening or curling.
2. VO5 Heat Protect Spray
This clever heat-activated formula promotes easy styling while also forming a protective barrier against high heat. Ideal for those with frizz-prone locks, the VO5 Smoothly Does It Heat Protect Spray can also help tame flyaways and eliminate any annoying static.
Styling tip: Spray generously and evenly onto wet hair before blow-drying, straightening or curling. After creating your style, use a small amount to smooth down any stray flyaways for a neat, ultra-sleek look.
3. TONI&GUY Prep Heat Protection Mist
After a soft, smooth-looking finish? Then this TONI&GUY Prep Heat Protection Mist wonder might just be the best heat protectant for you. The perfect prep and prime base for any hairstyle, this conditioning formula can help protect against damage and breakage caused by heated styling, while boasting detangling benefits, too.
Styling tip: Spray evenly over towel-dried hair and comb through. Top up in-between blow-drying and using straighteners by spritzing lightly over dry hair.
4. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray
As the name suggests, the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray is infused with keratin, helping to tame frizz and boost smoothness, making it one of the best hair heat protectants for girls with curls or natural hair. The results? Sleek, smoother-looking, frizz-free hair that’s much easier to style.
Styling tip: If you’re a prolific user of straighteners, try washing your hair with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Restore & Control Shampoo and Conditioner first so that your hair care and styling routine can work in tandem.
Then apply the Heat Protection Shine Spray to damp hair, starting from the mid-lengths to the tips. When blow-drying, make sure the nozzle of the hairdryer is pointing downwards to help boost the cuticle-smoothing effect.
5. TIGI Catwalk Haute Iron Spray
For those who like to go hard and heavy on the styling, TIGI Catwalk Haute Iron Spray can shield your tresses from heat up to 230°C while also enhancing that gorgeous, runway-ready sheen.
Styling tip: Apply on towel-dried hair, working your way from the roots right down to the ends. Then thoroughly comb as you blowdry to get super sleek, salon-perfect results. Remember to only use a hair straightener on dry hair, never when wet.
6. VO5 Express Primer Spray
Specially formulated to help speed up your blowdry, it helps to quickly detangle and tame flyaways, all while protecting your tresses from getting frazzled!
Styling tips: Never tried a hair primer before? Use them just like you would an eye or face makeup primer, before styling and before you apply any further products, and it’ll act as the perfect base to any hairstyle.