- 8 Heat Protection Sprays
8 Heat Protection Sprays for Every Hair Type
Blow-drying, straightening and curling your hair can leave it feeling drier than the Sahara desert, not to mention completely damaged. Oh, the things we do…
But don’t get down just yet, we can still salvage your locks and keep them protected against devil hair dryers and heat styling tools.
From brands you know and love like L’Oréal and John Frieda to more indie brands like Matrix and Living Proof, we’ve collated eight 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 (God bless).
Best for normal hair:
L'Oréal Stylista The Sleek Serum Heat Protector
Sometimes simple and effective is all you need, and that’s exactly what this Sleek Serum spritz delivers. Not only does it free your hair from frizz and flyaways, but keeps it protected from every tong and straightener. Formulated using acai fruit extract and without any silicone, it maintains your hair's health and hydration levels, even when under heat, meaning it fully deserves it's place within our list of the best heat protection 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.
Best for dry and damaged hair:
Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Smoother Heat Protect Milk
If your hair is a little dry and damaged, you need something that’s super creamy and nourishing. Made from delicate oat milk, this protectant provides intensive care for your hair, softening and hydrating each strand before enveloping them in a protective layer. It’s also great for anyone with a sensitive scalp as it reduces redness and itchiness.
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 that works wonders on 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.
Best for frizzy hair:
John Frieda Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray
Heat and frizz just don’t go together but 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.
Matrix 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.
Best for knotty hair:
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.
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.
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.