CANNELLA HAIR DESIGN – When you do decide to reach for the heat, you should always apply a heat protectant first. These products are specifically formulated to serve as a barrier between your hair and the heat. This layer of protection can make the difference between fried hair and healthy, happy curls.
- BEST HEAT PROTECTANTS FOR NATURAL HAIR
- ArtNaturals Thermal Hair Protector Spray
- MIZANI Thermastrength Heat Protecting Serum
- Arvazallia Heat Protectant Plus
- CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray
- Mielle Organics Mongongo Oil Thermal & Heat Protectant Spray
- Briogeo Farewell Frizz Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Cream
- Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil
- Cantu Shea Butter Thermal Shield Heat Protectant
- Design Essentials Natural Agave & Lavender Weightless Thermal Protectant Serum
- Mixed Chicks Straightening Serum
BEST HEAT PROTECTANTS FOR NATURAL HAIR
When you’ve worked long and hard to get your natural hair to its healthiest, bounciest state, you don’t want to forfeit your curl pattern to damage caused by temporary straightening. With the right products, you can have the best of both worlds and go in and out of curly and straight styles with little to no curl casualties. The best heat protectants will help your curls bounce right back while giving you the sleek, frizz-free look that you desire. Of course, no one can give you a blowout quite like a hairdresser, so we went straight to the source for advice on heat styling your tresses without the damage.
We’ll be the first to admit that heat protectants aren’t the most thrilling products in hair care. Most of the time, the sprays and creams are lightweight if not invisible, and they exist to stop hair damage from happening down the line rather than, say, dye your hair bright pink. But if you do regularly use heat tools—even a hair dryer—than their benefits are bar none. Each spray formula is a little different, but the core goal of protecting your hair against flat iron, dryer, and curling damage remains the same. Shop the very best for all hair types and styles, ahead.
ArtNaturals Thermal Hair Protector Spray
The artnaturals Argan Oil Thermal Shield provides heat protection up to 450°F and shields the hair from heat damage and dryness. When sprayed on your hair, it forms a weightless mist that also doubles as a leave-in conditioner.
This natural moisturizer includes Moroccan argan oil extract, which will help repair your hair from blow drying, flat ironing, and sun exposure, regardless of your hair type. As with other artnaturals hair products, this one is also free from paraben, phthalate, sulfate and is ethically sourced, so you are supporting farmers as you use this product.
MIZANI Thermastrength Heat Protecting Serum
This lightweight heat protector serum is packed with essential shea butter and anti-breakage technology to protect hair during heat styling, while simultaneously controlling frizz and smoothing strands. Heat tools are able to glide easily, taming hair and making it super manageable. A small tip from Getaun Alexander, MIZANI artist: “Use Thermastrength Style Serum before wet setting or molding for heat protection and a glossy shine.”
Arvazallia Heat Protectant Plus
Arvazallia Heat Protectant Plus with Argan Oil is a professional grade heat protection spray that ultilizes a state-of-the-art, lightweight two-layer protection technology that provides maximum protection from damage caused by heat styling and drying tools. The argan oil in this product moisturizes and conditions your hair leaving it soft and silky, while anti-frizz and detangling agents ensures frizz-free, manageable hair. Applicable to all hair types, even natural hair, permed hair, wigs or extensions.
CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray
Superior thermal protection spray that works from the inside-out to strengthen and protect hair from thermal damage and breakage. Created with a weightless formula, this product add no build up to your hair. It also helps to seal the cuticle and works to prevent future damage – goodbye frizz! Other benefits are its moisturizing quality due to the vitamins and proteins in its ingredients and its versatility, being suitable for all hair types.
Mielle Organics Mongongo Oil Thermal & Heat Protectant Spray
If heat is a key element in creating your favorite hairstyles, look no further. The combination of certified organic almond, argan, sacha inchi, and mongongo oils results in your ultimate weapon against heat, frizz and anything that stands in your way to perfectly shiny hair. This spray provides Curl Pattern ProtectionTM so you can easily revert if you want to move on from your straight style. Feel safe to use it as it contains no harmful chemicals or preservatives and it is formulated for all hair types.
Briogeo Farewell Frizz Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Cream
A best-seller from Briogeo, this lightweight finishing formula is infused with a nourishing blend of rosehip, argan, and coconut oils to smooth hair, enhance shine, and protect hair from heat up to 450°F. And true to its name, it controls frizz by sealing your cuticle, solving the problem right from its roots. All of these benefits are reaped without the use of silicone, paraben or sulfate. And the best thing is, it reduces hair breakage by an average of 85% according to a clinical study. In a nutshell: pick it up and you won’t regret your choice.
This product is praised by many famous beauty magazine like W, Allure…
Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil
Hailing from a series of beloved bonding products from Olaplex, this bonding oil certainly does not disappoint. Just as all other Olaplex products, the star ingredient here is none other than the patented Bis-aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, which works by finding broken disulfide bonds and pairing with them before damage occurs. In other words, it repairs heavy damage, turning dry, brittle hair into soft, shiny and resilient hair. “My hair is alive again!”, says a fan.
The bonding oil is paraben, phthalates, phosphate and sulfate-free, and it’s suitable for all hair types. The company also places a lot of value on sustainability, as according to Olaplex, they “save 29,000 trees from being cut down” and “save 8,329 acres of US lands being deforested”. If you are an eco-conscious consumer, this might just be the right choice.
Cantu Shea Butter Thermal Shield Heat Protectant
A classic from Cantu, it provides pre-treatment for all hairstyles to prevent damage caused by flat irons and other heated styling tools with temperatures up to 425oF, while pure shea butter adds moisture to strands for stronger, smoother and frizz-free hair. It also adds light hold to help your blowout withstand the elements.
Design Essentials Natural Agave & Lavender Weightless Thermal Protectant Serum
The Design Essentials® Agave & Lavender Weightless Thermal Protectant Serum is a lightweight formula specifically made for fine to normal hair types. This serum seals in moisture, provides outstanding heat protection, and creates a silky-smooth finish with intense shine. The agave extract softens, conditions and strengthens your hair, while lavender nourishes and strengthens.
If you often find yourself in a hurry, this serum is a lifesaver, as it cuts drying time in half for a quicker blow-dry – and with minimal hair breakage. Use it for any silk-press or thermal style. The result will always be stunning.
Mixed Chicks Straightening Serum
Have curly, wavy, frizzy or even straight but unruly hair and want that polished straight look? The Mixed Chicks Straightening Serum eliminates frizz and creates sleek styling with a flat iron. The humidity resistant formula means your hair will stay smooth and shiny even in humid regions . It even cuts blow-drying time in half! This serum is infused with numerous natural extracts including, but not limited to: Silk Amino Acids, Hops, Rosemary, Chamomile and Witch Hazel extracts. These extracts nourishes and protect hair, with a small benefit of making you feel right at a botany.