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heat protectants for curly hair

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for heat protectants for curly hair.

Heat protectants are a must-have for anyone who wants to keep their hair looking good between styling sessions. Heat protectants help prevent damage from styling tools, the sun, and other elements that can lead to frizz, split ends, and dryness.

ghdBodyguard - Heat Protect Spray

ITEM: 1593052

Size: 4 oz/ 118 mL

81 Reviews

$25.00

Best Heat Protectant I've Tried...This GHD heat protect is THE BEST I've ever tried. It protects my hair from the heat, smells amazing, and doesn't dry out my hair. ...Smells so good and it really protects my hair after using the GHD straightener or when I curly my hair.

What it is:
A heat protectant spray to defend your hair from the heat of hairdryers and stylers while leaving hair with a smooth "no product" feel.

What it is formulated to do:
It's no secret that heat styling can leave locks dry and lifeless. This Heat Protect Spray has been specially designed to help unleash your hair’s dramatic and sexy side, while allowing you to maximize the styling effects of heat with total confidence. Restore your hair's natural luster while preventing future damage with ghd's protective formula. With a fresh botanical scent, this water-light product penetrates every strand for a silky, smooth finish that will last as long as your blowout.

VerbGhost Prep Heat Protectant

ITEM: 1985019

Size: 4 oz/ 118 mL

166 Reviews

$20.00

I guess it does it's job as a heat protectant? I would not recommend to anyone with thick and/or wavy/curly hair....Curly damaged hair...It makes me hair softer even though its been damaged from bleach and color.

What it is: A lightweight priming treatment formulated to moisturize, detangle and provide heat protection up to 425°F.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns: Dryness, Heat Protection, and Color Safe

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pro-vitamin B5: Naturally thickens and provides body while smoothing dry hair and hydrating the scalp.  
- Babassu Oil: Helps to hydrate and nourish the hair. 
- Moringa Seed Oil: Moisturizes, detangles and smooths hair.

MoroccanoilProtect & Prevent Spray

ITEM: 2070258

Size: 5.4 oz/ 160 mL

225 Reviews

$30.00

Add this to your hair routine NOW...A leave in conditioner that has made a significant improve in the overal texture and shine of my hair. I have dry, natural curly hair and this oil gives it LIFE and gloss. ...so I love this stuff but I have to he careful with it. I have healthy hair to start with so I use it more as a protectant & shine spray so a little goes a very long way. if I use too much then my hair becomes greasy & weighed down but if I use a little bit & work it into my hair then my hair is soft and manageable and shiny!

What it is: A lightweight hair protectant to help prevent color fade and brassiness.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Key Benefits: Protects Against Heat, Protects Color, and Nurtures Damaged and Broken Hair and Split Ends

Formulation: Spray

Highlighted Ingredients:
- ArganID™: Helps to repair and seal the hair.
- Varisoft: Helps protect hair against breakage and frizz while conditioning and nurturing.
- Heliogenol: Helps prevent residual oxidation of hair color and the stripping of hair color pigments from the hair fiber.

$14.00

I really wanted to love this product as it is a detangler and a heat protectant in one. However, eventhough I would lightly spray my hair with the product, I found that after using the dry bar double shot blowout brush, my hair would feel like there was a thin sticky film on it. ...My Must Have Hair Product...I just love how much easier it has become to brush my unruly curly tangled hair after a shower. And as a bonus the smell is intoxicating.

What it is: A lightweight detangler that protects hair from heat (up to 450°F/232°C) and preps hair for optimal performance of styling products.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns: Dryness, Frizz, and Heat Protection

Formulation: Lightweight Spray

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Biotin: Protects hair against dryness and increases strength/elasticity deep into the fiber of the hair.
- Vitamins B and C: Nourish and support hair flexibility, strength, and texture to help improve overall hair health.
- Sea Berry Oil: Maintains moisture in the hair shaft, leaving hair feeling soft and conditioned but never weighed down.

$24.00

Heat Protectant Spray...The heat protectant spray is a good product to protect from intense heats of the flat, curly iron, or blow dryer. ...I recommend for any hair type. Curlies will love it!

What it is: A lightweight spray with a UV filter and heat protection up to 450°F to help shield hair from damage.

Hair Type: Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Heat Protection
- Shine
- UV Protection

Key Benefits:
- Protects against heat damage
- Lightweight
- Adds glossy shine

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Rose Water: Reduces frizz, promotes shine, and softens hair.

What Else You Need to Know: Protect your coils, curls, or waves from any kind of thermal styling—and get sleek, frizz-controlled results with a glossy shine. Made with rose water extract, this weightless spray helps shield against heat damage.

$44.00

This product is so much better than any other heat protectant I've tried (including the one from Oribe), most leave your hair oily but this one makes it soft even after heat styling and smells great...I have curly thick hair and bought the Royal Blowout Heat styling Spray and put that in my hair wet and left it to dry i also added my gold lust oil as well.

What it is: A weightless mist that protects hair from the damaging effects of heat styling, UV rays, and pollution while combating frizz.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Heat Protection
- Shine
- UV Pollution

Key Benefits:
- Provides heat protection up to 450°F
- Protects against dryness and fading
- Adds lightweight moisture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Multifunction UV Absorber: Protects hair from the harmful effects of UV rays.
- Plant-Based Collagen: Hydrates and softens, adding a protective layer to lock in moisture.
- Oribe Signature Complex: Defends hair from environmental elements.

$19.95

The best all around heat protectant!...This is more than a heat protectant for me! I like to spray it on my hair when it is damp, as it makes blow drying my hair more manageable. ...Weightless Heat Protection...I have type 4 curly hair and decided to straighten (using a flat iron) and curl (using a curling wand) my hair for a wedding.

What it is: A vegan, nourishing, heat-protectant, pre-styling spray that shields against heat and breakage from heat-styling hair tools.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Heat Protection

Key Benefits:
- Protects Against Heat Damage
- Helps Protect Against Future Breakage Caused by Heat Tools

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Botanical Complex: Conditions hair while protecting against heat damage.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: The BondiBoost Heat Protectant Spray is a lightweight, non-sticky protective mist bursting with powerful botanical acti

$28.00

A Really Great Blow Dry Cream for Curly Hair...This cream helped me smooth and control my hair when I blow dried it. I have some split ends and it really helps hide those and protected my hair from additional heat. ...Great for smoothing out hair while blowing drying...SO I was extremely excited to try this out for my hair. I struggle with humidity and frizz. Having natural curly hair can be hard during the winter and summer months.

What it is: A lightweight blow-dry cream for all hair types and colors that smooths, hydrates, adds shine, and protects from heat damage.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Heat Protection
- Color Safe
- Color Fading

Key Benefits:
- Helps protect against heat damage, UV color fading, and frizz
- The perfect base to hydrate and add shine to hair
- Provides humidity resistance for a longer-lasting style

Highlighted Ingredients:
- UV Absorber: Helps protect against UV color fading.
- High Heat and Humidity Protection Shield: Fights against frizz, heat damage, and color fading.

$20.00

It smells great, but it also leaves my hair shiny and looking healthier than ever! It doesn't make my hair oily or with a weird texture like other heat protectants have in the past. ...A must have for curly hair girls...I’m loving this protectant. My hair usually get super fluffy in the hotter months.

What it is: A moisturizing, multitasking shine and heat protectant spray that leaves hair hydrated with a glass-like finish.


Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily


Hair Texture: Medium and Thick


Hair Concerns:

- Dryness

- Heat Protection

- Shine


Key Benefits:

- Add shine and prime hair for styling

- Provides heat protection up to 428 °F/ 220 °C

DrybarPrep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler

Size: Coconut Colada 5 oz/ 148 mL·ITEM: 2540631

556 Reviews

$26.00

My daughter has waist length curly hair that is a mixture of fine blond hairs and kinky black hairs that magically tangles in seconds. ...My hair is extremely curly & tangly, this removes the tangles and products my hair all in one product!

What it is: A lightweight detangler that protects hair from heat (up to 450°F/232°C) and preps hair for optimal performance of styling products.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns: Dryness, Frizz, and Heat Protection

Formulation: Lightweight Spray

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Biotin: Protects hair against dryness and increases strength/elasticity deep into the fiber of the hair.
- Vitamins B and C: Nourish and support hair flexibility, strength, and texture to help improve overall hair health.
- Sea Berry Oil: Maintains moisture in the hair shaft, leaving hair feeling soft and conditioned but never weighed down.

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