By Shammi Mondal
We know you love styling your hair. Whether it’s straightening your hair for a party or doing your regular blow dry, there is something about hair styling that puts you in your element. But the hard truth is that using hot tools on your hair can make them dry, brittle, and damaged, if not done right.
While we suggest treating your hair to some deep conditioning, we also feel that prevention is always better than cure—and heat protection is a top-notch preventive solution. Consider these to be sunscreens for your hair; they protect your hair from excessive heat and damage while preserving its natural moisture and glossiness.
Here are six heat protectants that work efficiently so that you don’t have to worry about the after math.
Keratin Smooth Anti Frizz Heat Protection Spray
We love this heat protection spray not just because it protects your hair from heat damage, but also because it contains moisturising components like glycerine. This enhances hydration levels and reduce frizz even before you style your hair. Now that's a win-win situation.
RIVAASA Heat Protectant Hair Spray
If you use hot tools on a regular basis and go through heat protecting products like water, you may want a cost-effective yet efficient option. Heat Protecting Hair Spray is one such budget-friendly heat protector. Mist it all over your hair and let the goodness of natural ingredients soak into your hair strands while protecting them from any heat damage.
Schwarzkopf Professional Osis Plus Flatliner Hair Spray
Sleek, smooth and straight hair sans the heat damage is now achievable, thanks to Schwarzkopf’s Professional Osis Plus Flatliner hair spray. It not only protects your hair from heat damage, but it also adds lustre and smoothness to your locks. And we love its fragrance!
Marc Anthony Bye Frizz Keratin Smoothing Blow Dry Cream
If you've always coveted Cindy Crawford's classic blow dry but are afraid that using heat on your curly hair will make it even frizzier, you're just one product away from realising your dream. This hair cream, infused with keratin and Abyssinian oil, strengthens, styles, volumizes, and protects your hair from heat. It's simply designed to give you the finest blow dry possible while minimising heat damage.
Mades Hair Care Absolutely Anti Frizz Flat Iron Straight Support Spray
This heat protective spray, formulated with corn starch derivative and natural oils, is ideal for coarse hair because it does not weigh it down. It contains panthenol, an ingredient that helps condition your hair and tames baby hair. The delightful of this spray smell will have you reaching for it frequently.
Thermal Style Her Cream
This cream-based heat protectant is a boon for styling thin and damaged hair. It is a complex blend of natural seed oils, (a form of keratin), natural plant extracts, and natural grain extracts that plug in the moisture and nutrients in your hair shafts and help hold your style in place longer. The hair cream acts as a UV protectant too!