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The Best Heat Protection Sprays & Treatments

The Best Heat Protection Sprays & Treatments
Hollie Bradbury
Writer and expert9 months ago
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Excess heat styling can be extremely damaging for your hair, especially if you don’t protect it. If you heat style your hair often, whether it be with a hairdryer, hair straighteners, or curling wand, you must use a heat protection spray to help minimise the damage to your tresses.

Heat protection sprays don’t just protect your hair from thermal damage, they are very diverse and can also help detangle, de-frizz and lock in the artificial pigments in coloured hair.

Some heat defence sprays and treatments also go one step further and help protect against environmental aggressors such as the sun. Our hair experts have rounded up the best heat protecting sprays from leading hair care brands, including Kerastase, Bumble & bumble, Aveda and more.

Which are the best heat protection sprays?

  1. Bumble and bumble's Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer
  2. Aveda Brilliant Damage Control Spray
  3. Joico Ironclad Thermal Protectant Spray
  4. Aveda Heat Relief Thermal Protector and Conditioning Mist
  5. Pureology Colour Fanatic Hair Treatment Spray
  6. Kérastase Blond Absolu Cicaplasme Treatment
  7. OUAI Leave-In Conditioner
  8. Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence Leave-In Conditioner

The Best Heat Protection Sprays

Bumble and bumble's Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer is a pre-styling mist that is expertly blended with 6 lightweight oils. Specially formulated for dry, coarse or brittle hair, this luxurious primer will help detangle your tresses whilst fighting frizz. With added UV protection, your hair will be shielded from the sun as well as heat from heat styling tools.

  • Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer 250ml

    Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer 250ml

    4.64 Stars 81 Reviews
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    £12.00

Protect your hair from heat styling and sun damage with the Aveda Brilliant Damage Control Spray. For protection against thermal damage, this lightweight spray also helps reduce the breakage caused by combing wet hair. With included UV filters, this protective spray will be your go-to haircare product of choice.

  • Aveda Brilliant Damage Control 250ml

    Aveda Brilliant Damage Control 250ml

    4.4 Stars 53 Reviews
    £17.85

The Joico Ironclad Thermal Protectant Spray provides a protective barrier between the heat source and your hair to achieve super sleek shiny locks. Eradicate frizz and flyaways with this lightweight spray, infused with innovative Bio-Advanced Peptide Complex that imparts luminous shine. With this heat defence spray, you are guaranteed thermal protection against 230°C of heat.

  • Joico Ironclad Thermal Protectant Spray 233ml

    Joico Ironclad Thermal Protectant Spray 233ml

    4.59 Stars 27 Reviews
    £13.20

Looking for a natural heat protectant spray? The Aveda Heat Relief Thermal Protector and Conditioning Mist is the answer. This ultra-fine mist helps to soften your hair to detangle and de-frizz. Made from 97% naturally derived* ingredients this sweet-scented spray is all you need.

  • Aveda Heat Relief Thermal Protector and Conditioning Mist 100ml

    Aveda Heat Relief Thermal Protector and Conditioning Mist 100ml

    4.67 Stars 3 Reviews
    £22.10

The Best Heat Protectant Spray For Coloured Hair

Looking to achieve salon-worthy results at home? The Pureology Colour Fanatic Hair Treatment Spray primes, protects and perfects colour treated hair. AntiFadeComplex with antioxidant fennel extract protects hair from environmental aggressors and heat damage caused by styling tools. Specially formulated with vegetable-based protein Keravis™ to strengthen hair and a blend of natural oils, including coconut and olive oil to smoothen and condition your tresses.

  • Pureology Colour Fanatic Spray 200ml

    Pureology Colour Fanatic Spray 200ml

    4.2 Stars 45 Reviews
    £20.10

The Best Heat Protectant For Blonde Hair

For smoother, sleeker and shinier locks choose the Kérastase Blond Absolu Cicaplasme Treatment. This intensive leave-in mask brightens blonde, highlighted and grey hair thanks to its lavender coloured pigments. What's more? Hyaluronic Acid and Edelweiss Flower deliver intense hydration whilst protecting hair from temperatures of up to 230°C and defending against damaging UV rays and pollution.

  • Kérastase Blond Absolu Cicaplasme Treatment 150ml

    Kérastase Blond Absolu Cicaplasme Treatment 150ml

    4.53 Stars 49 Reviews
    £24.05

The Best Conditioner With Heat Styling Protection

The OUAI Leave-In Conditioner includes an amino acid blend and hydrolysed proteins, which help to reinforce the hair structure and protect against styling and heat damage. Amarind Seed Extract, Panthenol and Vitamin E hydrates the hair to reduce the appearance of frizz and dryness. This ultra-hydrating spray fights frizz and damage in an instant.

  • OUAI Leave In Conditioner 140ml

    OUAI Leave In Conditioner 140ml

    4.26 Stars 34 Reviews
    £22.00

Call upon the Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence Leave-In Conditioner to help with thermal protection from heat styling. This anti-breakage conditioning spray also offers protection from UV rays whilst deeply hydrating your hair.

  • Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence Leave-In Conditioner 250ml

    Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence Leave-In Conditioner 250ml

    4.32 Stars 22 Reviews
    £22.53

Next time you reach for your favourite waving wand, or hair straighteners, be sure to apply one of our tried and tested heat defence sprays to protect your hair from unnecessary damage!

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Hollie Bradbury
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I've been writing about hair and beauty for over 10 years. I am a collector of vintage perfume and my go-to look always includes a bold pink lip! For more, visit https://www.goodgollymisshollie.co.uk
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