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7 Best Heat Protectants For 2018

28 February 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor,

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Before joining the team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen, and Cosmo for Latinas.

If you love to heat style your hair, you’re no stranger to heat protectant—at least, you shouldn’t be. Heat protectants are designed to make sure your hair looks and feels flawless instead of fried after a blowout. If you’re looking to upgrade your heat protectant, we’ve rounded up seven of the best heat protectant products in the L’Oreal Portfolio of brands.

Kérastase L’incroyable Blowdry Lotion

Everyone should know how important it is to use a heat protectant product every time you heat style your hair. Often times you only use heat protectant to style your hair and forget to re-apply the products before touch-ups. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a heat protectant that not only protects your hair when you style it, but also reactivates with heat tools? Kérastase’s L’incroyable Blowdry Lotion does just that.

The miracle reshapable heat lotion redefines heat-styling with long-wear hold and repositionable shape control. The formula reactivates with heat tools even at low temperatures, providing thermo-protection up to 230 degrees Celsius. L’incroyable Blowdry Lotion controls the look of frizz for 96 hours in 80% humidity. Elegant curly, wavy, or straight styles are signed with the Kérastase touch.

Kérastase L’incroyable Blowdry Lotion, $40.00 MSRP

Kérastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique

If you have parched locks, every hair product you use should help moisturize your hair—including your heat protectant. Kérastase’s Nutritive Nectar Thermique is a polishing, nourishing, anti-roughness, anti-dullness blow-dry milk for dry hair. Thermo-seal glazing: smooths the hair and adds shine, making hair easier to style. The formula also provides high heat protection.

Kérastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique, $43.00 MSRP

Mizani 25 Miracle Milk

If you’re a curly girl who’s sworn off blowouts and flat irons, you may believe there’s no need to incorporate heat protectant products into your hair care routine. However, you should pick up a heat protectant if you’ve swapped your blowouts for a voluminous wash-and-go dried with a diffuser. A multipurpose product like Mizani’s 25 Miracle Milk not only helps prevent heat damage, but also boats 24 additional benefits including reducing dryness, adding smoothness, and adding shine.

Mizani 25 Miracle Milk, $20.00 MSRP

Pureology Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier

After you color your hair, you need to swap out your regular shampoo and conditioner for a system designed to protect your color. The same thing goes for your heat protectant. If you’ve recently colored your hair but can’t get enough of your flat iron, we recommend picking up Pureology’s Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier. The lightweight mist primes, protects, and perfects. The formula delivers 21 essential benefits for colour-treated hair including protecting against heat damage, protects against colour fade, and adds shine.

Pureology Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier, $26.00 MSRP

Shu Uemura Blow Dry Beautifier Thermo BB Cream

If you have thick hair, it can often feel as though lightweight serums and mists are no match for your plentiful locks. If you’re looking for a heat protectant product specifically formulated for thick hair, look no further than Shu Uemura’s Blow Dry Beautifier Thermo BB Cream. The multi-benefit BB cream for thick hair helps protect hair from blow dry heat. It also smoothes, tames frizz, and memorizes shape of look.

Shu Uemura Blow Dry Beautifier Thermo BB Cream, $39.00 MSRP

Redken Heat Design 09 Thermal Shaping Blow Dry Gelee

Heat protectant products are meant to do just that—guard your hair from heat damage—but we love it when our hair products do double duty. Redken’s Heat Design 09 Thermal Shaping Blow Dry Gelee not only helps create beautiful-looking hair, but also provides medium styling control. The gelee is formulated with heat re-styling technology. Apply once, add heat to reshape new styles over and over again. The lightweight blow-dry gelee provides heat protection up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and controls frizz.

Redken Heat Design 09 Thermal Shaping Blow Dry Gelee, $19.00 MSRP

Redken Iron Shape 11 Finishing Thermal Spray

If you have fine hair, you need a lightweight heat protectant that also provides styling control. Redken’s Iron Shape 11 Finishing Thermal Spray is a heat-protective medium control spray that provides a clean-feeling and touchable hold that’s perfect to use with curling irons and flat irons. New Heat Restyling Technology seals the cuticle to lock in styles, and can be reactivated with the re-application of heat to create a new look. Protects up to 450 degrees F.

Redken Iron Shape 11 Finishing Thermal Spray, $18.00 MSRP

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