Salon Founder & Owner Recommends the Best Heat Protectants to Save Your Hair from Damage!
If you haven’t found out already - YES! heat through the use of hot tools will absolutely fry your hair! Similar to how you would not touch any hot surface without the use of gloves for protection, the same story remains with your hair. Without heat protection, you will notice side effects such as breakage, frizz, split ends, and overall damage to the follicle. There are products to help mend hair and correct any damage that may have occurred already, but the natural texture and bounciness to hair is hard to replicate and often takes time and maintenance to get back to (possibly weeks, if not months). Heat is indeed a common method that causes a toll on our hair, however, brushing, coloring, and other aspects of our hair regimen will also cause damage to our hair, so that is why we recommend taking a proactive approach when looking to keep our hair healthy.
According to Michelle Duong, Co-Founder and Vice President of Han’s Beauty Stor, in order to maintain and achieve the fresh out of the salon, silky, shiny and healthy looking hair, it is “absolutely necessary” to use a heat protectant that will create a boundary or layer separating your hair from the hot tool. Michelle also mentions that “while every hair type and texture is different, there are plenty of brands” that will cater to your needs. Michelle was nice enough to provide a list of heat protectants that she believes are the best, while adding a couple of points about what makes each one unique and who it may best suit. She hopes that this will help you narrow down your search to find the best heat-protectant spray for your hair type so that you can be confident in achieving your hair style. Let's go!
Great for: The hair type that needs it all!
Pureology’s Multi-Tasking Leave-In Spray has been a stunner for Han’s Beauty Stor. This 21 benefit spray does it all and has been a frequent re-purchase item since its release. The blend of camelina oil, coconut oil, and olive oil offers a unique ability to moisturize and smooth out hair. 1 customer, that stands out, who provided a great review mentioned she only uses this leave-in spray, in conjunction with her hot air brush, for an easy and versatile style. This leave-in spray by Pureology may take the place of 2 or even 3 items in your routine, so give it a try!
Great for: Fine hair with added volume
Redken’s Big Blowout Jelly is a little bit different. While we are accustomed to using sprays or creams, this product is more similar to jelly/gel. We’d recommend to definitely apply in damp hair and to use a comb to allow for even distribution throughout the hair. After that, you will receive heat protection up to 450 degrees and a voluminous/textured style. Using Redken Big Blowout Jelly prior to blowouts will make a difference!
Great for: Those looking for 100% Vegan and natural ingredient profiles
Made of Abyssinian, Coconut, and Watermelon Seed oils, as well as Quinoa, Barley, and Soy, this leave-in conditioner and heat protecting spray is perfect for our Vegan-friendly customers. A combination of both moisture and thermal protection makes ABBA’s All-in-One Leave-In Spray a favorite. Whether you have a sensitive scalp or just opting for more natural ingredient profiles, we’d recommend giving ABBA a try.
Great for: Results at a reasonable price
Ces Cheveux Fusion Plus Vitamin Hair Treatment is the perfect candidate for those with fine to ultra-fine or limp hair. The number 1 concern for those with extremely fine hair is keeping the existing hair strands strong and style-able. This vitamin hair treatment will provide the strength and protection needed when styling fine hair.
Great for: Normal to Coarser hair types
If you are straightening your hair frequently and have a normal to coarser hair texture, Goldwell Just Smooth Sleek Perfection Thermal Spray Serum will protect your hair and leave it looking shiny. This spray-serum allows the flat iron to do the work, leaving the hair smooth and not oily. Clients with colored-hair have responded with great feedback as it prevents any dulling of the color.
Great for: Preventing Split Ends
L’Oreal Professionnel Pro Longer Renewing Cream is a split end preventive. This lightweight cream reduces hair breakage and protects hair up to 450 degrees through the use of an Amino Acid and their patented Filler A100 molecule that smooths the cuticle. Those who are easily susceptible to damage, either through the continuous use of heat or wear and tear of the hair from chemical services, such as hair lightening, will love this product. The Pro Longer series has been favorited by many Han’s Beauty Stor customers, so we would also recommend giving the Pro Longer Shampoo, Conditioner, and Ends Filler Concentrate a try. Strong hair equals better texture, look, and feel to hair.
Great for: Fine hair
Living Proof’s Restore Perfecting Spray goes beyond just 400 degrees of heat protection. It is a lightweight leave-in conditioner/detangler that delivers moisture and smoothness to the hair. What makes this heat protector great for fine hair is that it is silicone-free, in addition to being paraben-free, color safe, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and vegan.
Great for: Leave-in conditioning on all hair types
Unite’s 7Seconds Detangler has been an absolute performance stunner for us. The conditioning aspects works well with all hair types and is known to provide softness and shine after detangling hair. While we would recommend stronger protection for direct heat applications, Unite 7Seconds Detangler will protect optimally against blow dryers and UV damage.