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Force a girl to give up her blow dryer and flat iron, and you're asking for trouble! Regardless of how damaging they may be, the love affair between heat styling and ladies' hair isn't going to fade anytime soon. Heat protectant sprays help to reduce some of the damage that these tools cause your poor tresses, but they're really not all the same. The best heat protectant sprays are products that not only fight the heat, but offer additional benefits as well.
For Normal to Coarse Hair
Trinity Protein Cream is a liquid cream spray that's ideal for hair that's normal to coarse. This heat activated spray not only protects your hair, but it also helps to both boost up the shine and strengthen your strands. Monika Greczek, stylist and owner of Extasy Hair Studio and Spa in Palos Hills, Illinois, names this one of the best heat protecting sprays, particularly “if someone has dry ends from using a straightener.”
Styling product, including heat protectants, can leave fine hair looking limp and less than inspired. When it comes to the protectant sprays for fine hair, Pantene's Fine Hair Heat Protection and Shine Spray is the best choice, according to Mimi Miller of Mimi Miller Style in Santa Monica, California. “It's super light and will not weigh the hair down,” says Miller, who also names it her favorite hair spray for women on a budget as well.
For All Hair Types
Chi Iron Guard Thermal Spray is the best spray for all hair types, including color treated hair. According to Miller, this spray “makes the hair soft and silky, while sealing the cuticle to protect against heat and is good for color treated hair.” You can spray the product on before using your heated tools without worrying about sticky buildup.
High Heat Protection
Face it ladies, we all know and accept the dangers that high heat styling represents to our hair. Salon Grafix 450 Maximum Heat Protect Spray is the best proctant to help reduce the damage caused by high heat tools. Celebrity hairstylist Gregory Alan highly recommends Grafix 450 because, “It not only protects hair from extreme heat of blow dryers and flat irons, but it also allows your hair to keep its curl and style, even in severe humidity.” This spray is suitable for all hair types and protects against styling temperatures as high as 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Another benefit of using this heat protectant is that it will also help give your hair more body and shine.