Best heat protection sprays – our star buy, best drugstore option and knotty, fine and dry hair picks
IF YOU’RE anything like us, your straightener and curling tong habit isn’t just a weekend thing…it’s more like a daily ritual.
But don’t fret, the best heat protection spray will ensure your locks stay smooth and shiny rather than dry and brittle.
Most thermal sprays will also have other benefits for your barnet, from hydrating, softening and conditioning, to adding body, bounce and shine.
Whether you need a thermal protection spray to de-tangle knotty hair, moisturise dry hair, boost fine hair, or simply reduce breakage and split ends, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve rounded up the best hair protection sprays for your needs below.
Get ready to de-stress those tresses and make a protection spray your mane man…
1. Best heat protection spray: Star buy
- Aveda Brilliant Damage Control, £20.50 from Look Fantastic – buy here
The perfect base protection for any hairstyle or type, this spray will boost the condition of your barnet.
Simply spritz on liberally to towel-dried hair and watch as breakage is reduced and hair feels smooth and nourished.
Protects against heat styling as well as damage from the sun’s rays. Not all heroes wear capes.
2. Best drugstore heat protection spray
- Lee Stafford Original Heat Protection Shine Mist 200ml, £6.49 from Boots – buy here
Lacklustre locks? This thermal spray will add a shot of shine while it protects, too.
This spray has won a host of awards, and is packed with natural antioxidant green tea extract to protect against UV rays and heat tools.
Smells gorgeous and leaves a glossier, smoother ‘do. Added to basket.
3. Best heat protection spray for knotty hair
- Oribe Run-Through Detangling Primer, £36 from Space NK – buy here
If combing and styling your hair every day feels like a battle (that you’re losing), this spray was literally invented for you.
This power-product conditions, softens, and hydrates tangled tresses with all-natural oils.
All the while it also protects against the damaging effects of heat styling and UV rays. All wrapped up in a rather attractive midnight-blue and gold bottle.
4. Best heat protection spray for fine hair
- Ghd Heat Protect Spray, £12.95 from Look Fantastic – buy here
The last thing fine hair wants is a heavy spray that flattens locks even further.
This featherweight spray is just the ticket… You’ll not even notice it’s there. What you will notice, however, is a reduction in breakage and split ends, and a healthy-looking, silky-smooth finish.
The perfect non-sticky veil of protection for Every. Single. Strand.
5. Best heat protection spray for dry hair
- Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray 50ml, £10 from Feel Unique – buy here
If you’ve overstyled your hair to the point where it’s drier than toast with no butter (who does that, btw?), we’ve got the spray for you.
It’s lightweight but packs a hydration punch, while also adding shine, body and strength to your mane.
If that’s not enough, it also detangles, protects from heat styling and UV rays up to 400F, and leaves a smooth, no-frizz finish.
6. Best heat protection spray for all hair types
- Ouai Memory Mist, £25 from Look Fantastic – buy here
This little all-rounder is a must in your hair kit.
Mist onto damp hair before blow-drying to lock in moisture and add volume and texture to your locks.
The light-as-air spray provides heat protection up to 230C, and is dosed up with prickly pear extract to smooth frizz and add shine. What more could you need?
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