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The 10 Best Heat Protection Sprays

By Hannah Liddle -
Young girl towel drying her hair while smiling at the camera

Blow-drying, straightening and curling your hair can leave it feeling drier than the Sahara desert, not to mention completely and utterly damaged. Oh, the things we do…

But don’t get down just yet. We can still salvage your locks and keep them protected against devilish hairdryers and harmful heat styling tools.

Taking in a mix of brands you already know and love, as well as up-and-comers, we’ve collated ten of the very best heat protection sprays for different hair types. So, when it comes to applying the torture tools to your hair, you can turn up the heat without worrying about completely frazzling your tresses – no one wants to be that girl who tongs her hair off, after all.

ghd Heat Protect Spray

ghd Heat Protect Spray

Not only does the ghd Heat Protect Spray prevent split ends, but it keeps your hair protected from every tong and straightener. Layer this formula on top of locks to create a show-stopping style that makes it look like you just stepped out of the salon.

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label.m Protein Spray

label.m Protein Spray

Made from a nourishing blend of jasmine, sweet pea, vanilla and soy, this heat protectant is as efficacious as it is luscious. Whether you’re heat styling or out playing in the sun and sea, this innovative complex protects your hair from all kinds of heat damage without dimming its healthy sparkle and shine.

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Bumble & bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer

Bumble & bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer

If your hair is dry and damaged, you need something that’s super nourishing. Made from an innovative blend on oils including coconut oil, argan oil, macadamia nut oil, this protectant provides intensive care for your hair. You can rely on this formula to protect your hair, while also hydrating each strand root to tip.

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Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence

Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence

Winner of Harper’s Bazaar Best Repair Treatment, this heat defence spray is incredibly conditioning, restoring and protective – a true all-rounder and one of the best options for damaged tresses. Its miracle formula keeps your locks safe from heat styling while it repairs each brittle strand and boosts your hair’s overall condition.

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John Frieda Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray

John Frieda Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray

Heat and frizz just don’t go together but then John Frieda knows that. This heat defence spray keeps humidity at bay and protects against heat styling tools. Infused with jojoba oil and humectants, it works to rejuvenate your locks, keeping them soft, silky and smooth no matter how hot it is outside.

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Total Results Mega Sleek Iron Smoother

Total Results Mega Sleek Iron Smoother

If sleek locks are what you want, then sleek locks are what you’ll get with this heat protection spray. Infused with shea butter, it guarantees you super silky tresses with frizz and flyaways kept to a minimum. Your hair will be protected against heat damage and once you’re done with the straighteners, it’ll be glossy AF.

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Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray

Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray

Knotty hair is a nightmare but with a few spritzes of this restoring spray, it will be detangled, conditioned and protected. This double winner also tames frizz and static, keeping your hair undeniably sleek and smooth. It won't be long before your locks are shining with health and vitality.

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Cantu Shea Butter Thermal Shield Heat Protect

Cantu Shea Butter Thermal Shield Heat Protect

Say goodbye to despairingly dragging the comb through your hair because this miraculous multitasking spray is here for you. Enriched with shea butter, it offers intense nourishment and makes brushing through those knots a breeze. As conditioning as it is protective, it’s the ultimate spray for those with dry, knotty, textured hair.

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Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Wonder Worker

Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Wonder Worker

A bona fide all-in-one, this Shu Uemura creation is simply ideal for anyone wanting a quick and easy way of looking after their locks. That's because it allies great heat protection with a host of conditioning and styling benefits, which are themselves brought about thanks to the formula's infusion with moringa and coconut oils.

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Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger MirrorSmooth High Gloss Primer

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger MirrorSmooth High Gloss Primer

Hair damage? No thanks. Exquisitely sleek locks? Now you're talking. That's the deal you strike every time you reach for a bottle of Paul Mitchell's unique Awapuhi formula, in which precious Abyssinian oil is brought to bear on something that's every bit as precious: your hair.

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With eight amazing heat protection sprays to choose from, there’s really no reason for your hair to go through any more suffering. Take good care of it and it’ll always look strong, healthy and radiant. If you’re searching for more ways to replenish and protect your hair, then check out our handy Guide to Hair Vitamins.