What to look for in a heat protectant

What to look for in a heat protectant

Avoid dried out, sun burnt hair! There are many different types of heat protectants, which can make it difficult to choose the right one for your hair. Here's a guide to help you find the best heat protectant for your hair type and style.

UV protection

UV protection is an important factor to look for when choosing a heat protectant. This is because UV radiation can damage your hair, causing it to become dry and brittle. Even if you don't go outside much, these UV rays will still penetrate through windows or clouds, so it's best to use products with UV protection in them!  UV protection helps avoid additional damage you may already have from flat irons, blow dryers and curling irons by blocking out those harmful rays before they cause further problems.


Frizz control

In addition to protecting your hair from damage, a good heat protectant will also add moisture, which helps the hair cuticle lay flat.  This is especially important for curly or coarse hair types that are more prone to frizzing, as well as anyone who uses heat styling tools regularly (like flat irons and curling irons.)


Smoothness and shine

 A good heat protectant will also make your hair look smoother than ever before! Heat can leave a dull finish on strands if they're not protected properly.  A good heat protectant will also give you a get a shiny look without any greasy residue left behind.


Curly hair and heat protectants

One of the major benefits of using a heat protectant is that it helps to prevent damage. However, if you have curly hair, you want to be sure to use a heat protectant that can help keep your curls looking healthy and hydrated without frizzing them out or drying them out--which can lead to split ends.  Curly hair?  Then look for a heat protectant that contains ingredients like argan oil or jojoba oil. These are both known for their ability to moisturize hair and work well with heat protectants.

No greasy residue

A good heat protectant should not leave a greasy residue or build up on your hair. It should also be light, so it doesn't weigh down your locks or make them feel heavy.



There are a lot of different heat protectants on the market, and it can be difficult to figure out which one is right for your hair. Look at the ingredients and a few minutes online reading reviews may be a good investment in making the right choice.  Consider an Amazon search sorted by customers reviews or speak to your stylist that knows your hair. 

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