10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018

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10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018

10 best heat protectant for hair 2018


I am sure that you might be wondering what a heat protectant is and the purpose that it serves. In this article, 10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018, it is my goal to explain what a heat protectant is and how using a heat protectant can benefit your hair. And also to provide a list of the 10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018. I hope you will find the article useful.

So, let’s begin!

What Is A Heat Protectant?

A heat protectant is similar to a primer that you use on your hair. It is any product that you apply to your hair for the sole purpose of doing a heat process. For example:

  • blow drying your hair – against the heat, sometimes using a high heat setting
  • flat ironing
  • hot rollers
  • thermal styling – electrical curling comb

These are a few of the more common heat processes that people (men and women) use to further enhance their hair styling. It is important to use a heat protectant and you will find the 10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018 list very helpful.

What Are The Benefits Of Using A Heat Protectant?

There are quite a few reasons why anyone should use a heat protection product for their hair. Here is a short list:

  • it protects your hair from thermal heat damage.
  • it protects your hair from the stress of the environmental changes including the effect of the sun’s UV rays that we sometimes don’t even realize that can damage our hair.
  • helps to strengthen your hair.
  • can also be a source of nourishment for hair strands, there are various botanical extracts added to heat protectants.
  • helps to make curly hair, especially, more smooth and easier to straighten.
  • brings out the sheen of your hair after the heat styling process.
  • helps to lock in and retain the moisture to your hair during the heat styling process.

Who Can Use A Heat Protectant?

Anyone can use a heat protectant. The basic premise is that you have hair and that you want to maintain and protect your hair during any hair process.

When To Use A Heat Protectant

You can use a heat protectant preferably on freshly cleansed hair while it is slightly damp. It can be used after a few days or daily as your styling preference dictates – it is really up to you. However, remember to minimize the use of heat appliances on your hair on a daily basis – but if you do, use some form of protection.

Let’s take a look at the 10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018 guide.

10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018

1/HSI Professional Thermal Protector


hsi professional argan oil thermal protectorOff the bat, HSI seems to be garnering all if not most of the votes in this department, and for this reason, as well as the features outlined, it is on the 10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018 list. The reviews on this product are off the charts, at this point in time, over 3,400 and still counting. So, without much ado, let’s see what the hype is all about.

This thermal heat protector is expected (and in no small way, it is doing as it says) to:

  • protect your hair from the extreme heat of up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  • can be used as a leave-in conditioner to help make your hair smooth, hydrated, and frizz-free
  • is weightless and does not weigh your hair down
  • is infused with anti-oxidant argan oil and shine booster
  • helps to detangle your hair easily and more manageable
  • helps to reduce drying time
  • acts as a barrier between your hair and the usage of heat appliances
  • makes hair more shiny and smooth
  • can be used for all hair types including natural hair and human hair extensions

The main featured botanical oil is the one and only argan oil which is:

  • known to impart moisture to thirsty hair and skin
  • aids in detangling
  • nourishes your hair follicles and keeps them hydrated
  • improves hair shine
  • helps reduce split ends

In addition to all the above, the thermal hair spray is:

  • cruelty-free
  • paraben free
  • safe for color treated hair
  • sulfate free
  • phosphate free

You can even test the entire HSI line to see the synergistic effects of the products combined. They all have argan oil as a base:

Argan Oil Leave-in Treatment
Moisturizing Shampoo with Argan Oil
Moisturizing Conditioner with Argan Oil
Smoothing Hair Mask with Argan Oil

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Aqua, quaternium-91, cetrimonium methosulfate, cetearyl alcohol, amodimethicone, acetamide MEA, hydrolyzed keratin, panthenol, propylene glycol, sorbitol, sodium cocoyl collagen amino acid, cocolyn sarcosine, wheat germ acid, tritium vulgare germ oil, linolenic acid, linolenic acid, sulfur, polysorbate 80, oleth-10,simmondsia chinensis seed oil, tocopheryl acetate, hydrolyzed glucosaminoglycans, behentrimonium methosulfate, parfum, polysorbate 20,citric acid, agrania spinosa kernel oil, benzyl benzoate, butylphenyl methylpropional,hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde,linalool, hexyl cinnamal, alpha-isomethyl ion one, coumarin, hexyl cinnamal, hydroxycitronel-iai, citronellal, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone’.

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2/TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray 

tresemme thermal creations tamer spray heat protectant

Another big name in the hair care industry that delivers every time, is TreSemme. And this thermal heat tamer is just another must-have for your hair care arsenal. I have personally used it on several occasions and I have only good things to say in its defense. However, this is not about me, but about you finding the best hair protectant available, the reason for the 10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018 guide.

The main features of this heat protection spray:

  • it strengthens and fortifies the hair against heat and friction
  • makes your hair feel soft and smooth
  • add a natural sheen to your hair
  • it is heat-activated
  • helps to keep your hairstyle longer
  • is infused with a moisture-locking vitamin complex

Using this product will not only enhance the heat protection for your hair but also help your hair to be full and bouncing with health. It is also recommended to us the TRESemmé Thermal Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner to better see the synergistic behavior of all the products combined. Of course, you don’t need to do this, it is only a recommendation for added results.

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Water(aqua), glycerin, amodimethicone,peg-12 dimethicone, propyleneglycol, pvp, fragrance(parfum), polysorbate 20, cetrimonimun choride, dmdmhydantoin, benzophenone-4, triehanolamine, disodium edta, hydrolyzed silk, ascorbic acid, tocopheryl acetate, panthenol, biotin, niacinamide.’

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3/ArtNaturals Thermal Hair Protector Spray 

art naturals argan oil thermal shield heat protection

In all honesty, I must say that I am biased towards products which use 100% natural ingredients and ArtNaturals is one of the said companies. Not only do they use the best natural ingredients in their formulas, but they work! I had not hesitation in putting this hair protectant on the 10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018 guide.

The expected results from using Art Naturals’ Thermal Hair Protector:

  • nourished and conditioned hair after any heat process
  • re-moisturized and rehydrated hair
  • natural protection against the UV rays fo the sun and the weather changes
  • can also function as a detangler
  • shinier, voluminous, and healthier hair

Featured botanical extracts in this formula include:

  • rosemary – which helps stimulate hair growth and strengthens your hair as well. It is even proven to reduce hair loss.
  • peach – helps to retain hair color(chemically and naturally). It also reduces frizz, makes hair manageable, reduces breakage acts as UV protector and other environmental stresses.
  • thyme – a known scalp stimulator for hair growth.
  • sage – which helps to increase the shine on your hair and improves texture.
  • ginseng – helps to rejuvenate the hair follicles, nourishing and preventing hair loss.

This product is also 100% natural, paraben, and cruelty-free. I think your hair would certainly benefit from this product in your arsenal of hair care products.

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Ultra-purified water, peach, anise fruit, ginseng root, ginko bilobika, Irish moss, brewer’s yeast, ivy, burdock, fenugreek, rosemary, thyme, and sage botanical extracts, amodimethicone, trideceth-12, cetrimonium chloride, quaternium-91,behentrimonium choloride, essential fragrance oil, hydrolyzed wheat protein, argan oil, cyclomethicone, trideceth-9, peg-5 ethylhexanoate, glycerin, phenoxyethanol, hydrolyzed wheat protein, pg-propyl silanetriol, pro Vitamin B5 panthenol, dimethicone copolyol, hydrolyzed oat protein, wheat amino acids, olus and camelina sativa seed oils, benzophenone 4,hydrolized vegetable protein, sodium edta, Vitamin E, propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, citric acid, fd&c yellow #10, fd&c red#40.’

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4/Premium Nature Argan Oil Hair Protector Spray

premium nature argan oil thermal shield

The Premium Nature hair care brand is another brand leader in the world of hair care. Its mission is to use as many natural ingredients in their products as possible and they are so confident in their products that they offer a 100% ‘no questions asked guarantee. Their mission is to impart holistic healing in their products for their customers through the natural products used.

The main features of this hair heat protectant:

  • it’s 100% all natural ingredients
  • protection from heat and styling tools along with environmental stress on your hair
  • moisturizes and hydrates your hair and keeps it smooth and soft
  • acts as a detangling agent
  • can be used as a leave-in conditioner
  • improves your hair sheen
  • cruelty-free
  • paraben free

I think that this is another good product worthy of taking a look! Naturally, I  tend to be biased when it comes to natural product ingredients in a product.

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Purified water, amodimethicone, trideceth-12, cetrimonium chloride, hydrolyzed wheat protein, argania spinosa (argan oil) cycelomethicone, trideceth-9, peg-5 ethylhexanoate, panthenol, glycerin, phenoxyethanol, hydrolyzed wheat protein pg-propyl silanetriol, pro-vitamin B5 panthenol, dimethicone copolyol, hydrolyzed oat protein, hydrolyzed wheat protein, wheat amino acids, olus oil, camelina sativa seed oil, benzophenone 4, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, sodium edta, vitamin E acetate, propylene glycol diazolidinyl urea, tocopropynyl, butylcarbamate, citric acid, fragrance.’

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5/Arvazallia Heat Protectant Plus with Argan Oil

arvazallia heat protectant plus argan oil leave in

As a very prominent hair brand, Arvazallia Heat Protectant Plus with Argan Oil is another great product that this company stands behind and one that I feel belongs on this 10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018 list.

Before I go into the features and the benefits of using this product, I just want to say that they have a 100% full refund policy – they are that confident about their product.

The results that you can expect from the consistent use of this thermal protectant:

  • maximum heat protection from heat styling tools
  • moisturizing and conditioning effect on your hair
  • reduced hair breakage and split ends
  • anti-frizz agents
  • leaves soft, smooth, silky and manageable hair

The main featured ingredients in this product:

  • argan oil – which is known to be a very moisturizing oil for skin and hair. It moisturizes, conditions, and transforms the hair while reducing breakage and split ends, leaving it nice and shiny
  • an advanced lightweight two-layer protection technology which shields and protects your hair by penetrating into the hair follicle – repairing and preventing more damage
  • contains anti-frizz and detangling agents
  • can be used for all types of hair, natural and false ( wigs, extensions)

It is also suggested that in order to increase the effect of this product, it can be used with the other synergistic products in the line of Arvazallia Professional Series Hair Treatments including the Premium Argan Oil Hair Treatment , Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask , Fortifying Protein Hair Mask, Advanced Hair Repair System, Ultra Curl Defining Cream and the Advanced Color Care System.

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Parfum, Argania Spinoza Kernel Oil (Argan Oil), Phenoxyethanol.’

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6/CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray

chi 44 iron guard thermal protection spray

The hair brand, CHI has been around for some time, I remember ‘back in the day’ when the ‘flip hairstyle’ was in its heyday! In those days, all hair needed ‘staying power’ and longevity! In any event, I digress, so back to business. I think that this CHI product has a place in this 10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018 guide.

CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray helps to:

  • protect your hair from heat damage from heat styling tools
  • is a weightless formula
  • leaves no build up
  • helps to lock-in the moisture
  • seals the cuticle and strengthens the hair
  • makes your hair feel silky and increases your shine

The key featured ingredient is the:

  • silk protein which fortifies the hair follicle and helps its resilience to heat damage.

This product is for all hair types and is cruelty-free.

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Water, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, SD Alcohol 40-B, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Silk, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silantriol, Parfum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Methylisothiazolinone, Ceramic.’

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7/InstaNatural Thermal Protector Hair Spray 

insta natural argan oil thermal protector spray

InstaNatural, as a hair care brand, prides itself on using the best ingredients for its hair line. Its primary focus is on using organic and natural ingredients in the product formulas. It is all about the health of the body, the skin, and the hair without using unnecessary chemical additives.

This thermal hair spray is expected to deliver:

  • major heat protection, especially with the botanical combination formula
  • reduces tangles and forms a shield around the hair follicle to make it soft and smooth
  • can be used as a leave-in conditioner as well
  • helps to defy the heat or humidity associated with any weather
  • with consistent and daily use, this formula will further lock-in moisture and maintain protein balance in the follicle
  • can be used for all hair types

The main featured ingredients of this thermal protector:

  • 100% pure argan oil – which is a prime helper in providing nourishment and moisture to your hair
  •  castor oil – a well-known hair thickener and growth stimulator
  • vitamin B5 – strengthens your hair
  • sunflower seed oil – helps to nourish and revitalize your hair

In addition to all that goodness, this product contains NO:

  • parabens
  • sulfates
  • mineral oil
  • formaldehyde releasers
  • MCI/MI and synthetic dyes
  • and is cruelty-free.

This seems like a hair care product for your arsenal.

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Water, Sodium Laneth-40 Maleate/Styrene Sulfonate Copolymer, PEG-16 Macadamia Glycerides, Polysorbate-20, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Fragrance, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Hydrolyzed Vegetable, Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids, Potassium Dimethicone Copolyol Panthenyl Phosphate, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Pro-Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), Ethylhexylglycerin, Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Organic Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa Kernel).’

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8/Schwarzkopf Styliste Ultime Satin Frizz Control Heat Protection Straightening Spray

schwarzkopf styliste ultime satin frizz control straightening spray

Another tried and tested hair brand. I have used Schwarzkopf products before and I like this product as well. It has a very nice smell and is lightweight.

It delivers:

  • shine to your hair
  • additional fullness or volume
  • makes your hair sleek and smooth
  • helps reduce frizz, flyaways, and curl reversion
  • helps to protect your hair from heat styling tools up to 450 degrees

It is a simple type product and is definitely a force to be reckoned with in terms of your thermal hair protection!

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Aqua (water, eau), alcohol denat.,vp/va,\ copolymer, lauryldimonium, hydroxpropyl hydrolyzed sodium benzoate, propylene glycol, hydrolyzed silk, phosphoric acid, quartz, parfum (fragrance).’

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9/Sexy Hair Soya Want It All 22 in 1

sexy hair soya 22 in 1 leave in conditioner

Sexy is the brand which has produced the first ‘aerosol spray specially designed to be used with a flat iron’. The soy and wheat proteins in the formula will become fused into the hair as it is being flat-ironed and will make your hair stronger.

The formula will also result in no build-up or stickiness. The key is in how often and the amount of the product that you use on your hair. Naturally, it comes with practice to find that happy medium.

The main featured ingredients of this thermal heat protector:

  • soy protein which helps to strengthen your hair
  • wheat protein which increases shine and hair volume
  • cocoa extract which helps to smooth and condition the hair
  • argan oil which is well-known for providing sheen and  moisture

They work together well to ensure that your hair is benefiting from each botanical plant’s advantage. A lightweight leave-in conditioner containing Sexy Hair’s soy, cocoa and argan oil blend that penetrates the hair shaft helping to rebuild and protect hair from roots to ends. Because of the numerous ways that this heat protectant can benefit your hair, I think it deserves to be on the 10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018 list.

This product has a claim that it will benefit your hair in 22 key ways:

  • thermal protection
  • humidity resistance
  • moisture retention
  • hair nourishment
  • volumizing your hair
  • repairing damaged hair
  • enhancing shine
  • promoting smoothness
  • protecting your hair color
  • acts a detangling agent
  • encouraging hair elasticity
  • protecting your hair from environmental damage
  • reducing static
  • reducing frizz
  • helping to slow aging
  • soothing
  • strengthening your hair follicles
  • style control
  • damage control
  • lightweight
  • effective as a priming agent
  • and damage prevention.

Here is a list of ingredients:

‘Water/aqua/eau, cetearyl alcohol,dimethicone, butyleneglycol, steapyrium chloride, citric acid, panthenol, behentrimonium methosulfate, argania spinosa (argan oil), canel oil, canola oil, aminomethyl propanol, bis-cetearyl, aminodimethicone, quaternium-80, propylene glycol, trideceth-12, silicone quaternium-3, laureth-9, amodimethicone, c11-15 pareth-2, glycerin, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, melluca (sunflower) seed extract, euterpe oleracea (acai) fruit extract,cacaon(cocoa) extract, potassium sorbate, potassium extract, aspartic acid, sodium pca, sodium lactate, arginina, pca glycerine, serine, valine, isoleucine, proline, threonina, burdock, fragrance(parfum), citronellol, linalool, limonena.’

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10/Osensia Hair Primer with Heat Thermal Spray 

osensia fearless thermal hair spray

A fairly new product, but making waves nonetheless, is Osensia’s Hair Primer with heta thermal spray. It:

  • is lightweight
  • can be used not only as a primer, but also a conditioning leave-in
  • penetrates the hair follicle
  • provides humidity resistance and thermal protection
  • helps to give volume to your hair
  • rebuilds shine
  • reduces drying time
  • makes hair stronger and helps to reduce breakage
  • helps to extend the longevity of your hairstyle

The main featured ingredients in this formula:

  • hydrolyzed keratin – helps to strengthen your hair in addition to your natural keratin bonds
  • burdock root – soothes dry, itchy scalp and helps fight dandruff
  • chamomile – adds shine
  • white birch – helps to stimulate your hair growth

This thermal protectant is also paraben and sulfate free. It is also backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee – no questions asked – another good reason to experiment with the product – you have nothing to lose. It is also suggested to use their brand of Hydrating Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hair Mask in order to experience the synergistic effect of the product combined.

Here is a list of ingredients:

As of this writing, I was unable to find a complete list of the ingredients. I will update as soon as I do. Thanks

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My Final Thoughts On 10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018

I am a firm believer in being consistent with anything you do – for your health, your hair, your life on a whole. It is all about finding what works and then being constant.

Using a heat protectant for your hair care regimen is vital especially if you have not ‘weaned’ your hair off the constant use of heat – direct or indirect. This 10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018 guide should give you an idea of the different types of heat protectants available for your choosing.

This is the way I treat my hair care products. I look for one or two which work effectively and then I alternate between the two. It does take time to find the ‘one’, but it is possible.

I hope this  10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018 list was able to provide you with some useful tips, suggestions and great hair products for your home arsenal.

Much success on your hair journey and remember to leave a feedback if you find something that works!


4 thoughts on “10 Best Heat Protectant For Hair 2018

  1. ariel

    Hello Michelle, I really like the products that are all natural. and i was wondering about the heat protector as a source of also adding moisture to the scalp? My scalp is dried out from some crunching product i use for my curls.. and i wonder if the heat protector would help?
    I so enjoy coming to your site and learning so much!!
    in peace and gratitude, ariel

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Ariel,
      Thanks for visiting and I enjoy repeat readers – thank you!
      Ok, using a heat protectant ensures that there is a buffer in place once you decide to apply heat to your hair – direct or indirect. Indirectly, it can also minimize the amount of heat that gets to the scalp but its main purpose is to protect the hair. You need to consciously apply moisture products to your hair to help maintain your hair’s suppleness and moisture balance. You can check out this article about using Shea Butter as a moisture source.
      Good luck.

  2. Star

    This is a great article! Thank you for sharing! This site also has a lot of good stuff about heat protectant for natural hair. It is a great blog with a lot of great information.

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Star,
      Thanks for dropping by. Glad you found the information helpful. All the best.


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