How to Protect Your Hair From Heat Damage
If you use flat irons and hair dryers on a regular basis then you'll need to invest in some form of heat protection for hair products. There's a wide variety on the market, some come as a spray, others are a mousse or in a hair gel form.
They're all specially formulated to protect your hair from excessive heat, often delivered by way of curling irons, hair straighteners, hot rollers - even the sun can cause untold damage to the hair. You need the one the suits both your hair type and the hair styling tools that you use the most.
Featured below are the five best heat protection hair products. They're all highly rated and popular, some of which are used in professional salons and are recommended by professionals such as myself.
Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray
Tresemme offers some of the best heat protection for hair, by way of a great, easy-to-use spray on product. This is a product used in many professional salons, and one that can also be found in my own personal home hair care kit.
It's a very cheap yet effective heat protector and it does a good job of keeping your hair as healthy as possible, despite regular use of flat irons.
You can spray it onto damp hair or dry hair - the choice is yours. Some prefer to use a little prior to blow drying, then start spraying again when it comes to using the hair straighteners. Nourishing and protective - recommended.
Redken Smooth Down Heat Glide
This best selling heat protection for hair is a serum type product, so a little goes a long long way. You don't have to use it just because it's formulated for heat protecting as it's a good solution for the fight against frizzy and fly away hair.
It's also a great one to take with you if you're going away somewhere hot and sunny as it offers a great barrier between your hair and harmful UV's.
It's surprisingly lightweight and whether or not you introduce heat into your style method, it will leave you hair soft, silky and shiny looking. Use after towel drying and either go onto to use your flat irons or simply leave your hair to dry naturally.
FHI Hot Sauce
This heat protection for hair product is designed to work with the HH1 hair straighteners. However, you don't need to own a pair in order to use it as your choice of heat protection. It will work with whatever heat styling product you normally use, be that a hair dryer, curling iron or hot rollers.
It won't leave an obvious residue, despite the fact that it feels quite rather creamy. Some state that it feels more like a hand lotion than it does a hair styling product but that's just the quality and ingredients. Jojoba is the main component, the part that leaves your hair feeling re-hydrated and nourished, and you will see a difference in how your hair looks and feels.
It's especially good for damaged, dry hair and/or if you have very coarse and naturally curly hair. Another cheap heat protector - and smells pretty good too.
Rusk Thermal Flat Iron Spray
This is one of the best heat protection spray products and it comes in the shape of a lightweight mist style some people find it a little sticky but the secret is to spray it sparingly and from a good distance away from your hair.
It works best if you section your hair and give your hair a light misting prior to using your hair straighteners. It also protects against damaging UV rays as it contains UVB sun screen for hair and the silicons used in the formula create a controlled and super sleek looking result.
A nice, affordable heat protectant, that will leave your hair looking and feeling sleek and silky.
Silk Elements Megasilk Olive Heat Protection Spray
The heat protection hair for hair product is a great smelling spray that's full of olive oil goodness. It's a great choice for those that have naturally curly hair, or hair that's damaged through over sue of styling and styling products.
You can use it either on damp, towel dried hair or after your hair is dry and before using hair straighteners, curling irons or hot rollers. It has a silky feel to it and that's apparent when your hair is fully styled, It nourishes and protects from within and the texture leaves you hair feeling vibrant, soft and extra shiny. A lovely product, best for thick and/or curly hair.