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

83 Reviews


This is my favorite heat protect spray! I have purchased it a few times now and I’m obsessed with the smell. ...I've used this for years and don't think I'll ever stop. Best heat protect I've used.

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.


My go to heat protectant👍...It’s a great daily use as well as travel product. It’s a heat protectant and had no frizzyness or issues!...This heat protectant really helped my hair! I used to have a lot of split ends when I didn’t use anything, but after this I really noticed a difference.

What it is: An extra-moisturizing shine spray with heat protection up to 425°F.

Hair Texture: Straight, Wavy, and Curly

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick


This stuff is amazing! Helps to define my curls, keeps hair soft and frizz free, and does indeed help to protect hair from heat of blow dryers, straighteners, curlers, etc. ...A must have to protect your hair from heat!...I’ve been using it couple times to blow dry and straight my curly hair and the results are amazing! Not only it protected my hair from the heat, but also controlled the frizz!

What it is: A heat-protective leave-in treatment that strengthens hair and easily detangles while providing up to 24 hours of frizz protection.

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Straight, Wavy, and Curly

Hair Concerns:
- Heat Protection
- Damage/Split Ends/Breakage
- Frizz

DrybarPrep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler

Size: 5 oz / 147 mL·ITEM: 2440196

Color: Original Scent

623 Reviews


The smell is heavenly. But it did not heat protect my hair at all nor my child's - neither of us are chemically processed. ...A "worth it" hair product...The price is a little steep, but since I only use it a few times a week it lasts awhile. If you have thick hair and want to detangle, heat protect and have no residue this is definitely for you.

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: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Concerns:
- Heat Protection
- Dryness
- Damage/Split Ends/Breakage

Bumble and bumblePrep

ITEM: 1270289

Size: 8 oz/ 250 mL

298 Reviews


A great treatment and heat protectant!!!...A GREAT primer for my hair before styling and after washing. I use it as a treatment and heat protectant all-in-one!...refreshes hair without weighing down...If you have fine hair, curly hair or wavy hair this is an excellent curl refresher.

What it is: A nutrient-rich detangler and styling primer that moisturizes, conditions, adds shine, and increases elasticity, luster, and softness while reducing flyaways.

Hair Type: Fine and Medium

Hair Texture: Straight and Wavy

Hair Concerns:
- Shine

Key Benefits:
- Detangles
- Preps for Styling
- Adds Moisture, Shine, and Softness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Seaweed Extract: Moisturizes, increases elasticity, luster, and softness, and reduces flyaways.
- Hops Extract: Provides conditioning properties.
- Sea Kelp Extract: Adds shine and manageability.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, and mineral oil. It is also cruelty-free.


This cream primes my hair to protect against heat and doesn’t make it feel heavy or caked with product like other creams do....Great, clean heat protectant...A heat protectant is a must in my hair routine and I love that this one is clean and protects My hair.

What it is: An innovative formula infused with castor oil to protect your hair and meadowfoam seed oil to prep your hair for any style.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Frizz
- Thinning
- Damage, Split Ends, and Breakage

Key Benefits:
- Conditions, protects, and preps the hair for styling
- High-performance styling formula
- Good-for-you formula

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Aloe Vera: Nourishes, hydrates, and is scalp-loving.
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Contains vitamin E and antioxidants to prep hair for styling.
- Amaranth Seed Extract: Strengthens and nourishes hair while addressing hair fall caused by breakage


Protects hair from heat tools and feels weightless...I use this on freshly blow dried hair before heat styling. It protects my hair from heat damage without leaving my hair feeling sticky, crunchy, or greasy. ...I bought this after having it used on me at a salon - absolute game changer. Not only does it protect my hair from heat (i've noticed significantly less split ends forming since my last haircut compared to previously when I didnt use this product - with the same rate of heat use), but my hair is SO soft, tangle free, smooth and shiny. 10/10 recommend, only need a few sprays on wet hair combed through to get desired effect, and it smells great

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: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Coily, Curly, Straight, and Wavy

Hair Concerns:
- Heat Protection
- Frizz
- UV Pollution


Must have for your daily hair routine...Love this Heat Protect Spray, smells good and protects hair up to 450°F/230°C and clinically proven to repair split ends...Wet or dry hair!...Love that I can use this on wet or dry hair! My go-to heat protect and have repurchased so many time.

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

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Concerns:
- Heat Protection
- Damage/Split Ends/Breakage
- UV Protection


Amazing for 3b curly, low porosity hair! My hair gets very dry, frizzy, and does not retain moisture or softness. ...Good primer for curls...Works well as a prep for curl styling products and seems to leave my hair soft and smooth.

What it is: A silicone-free leave-in conditioner and detangler that preps and conditions wavy, curly, and coily hair for easier styling.

Hair Type: Medium and Thick

Hair Texture: Coily, Curly, and Wavy

Hair Concerns:
- Dryness
- Heat Protection
- Damage, Split Ends, and Breakage


It's amazing and it makes my hair super glossy. It's not a heat protectant. I used a separate heat protectant before blow drying....I have a hard time with many spray heat protectants leaving sticky, crunchy, hair spray like feeling and this did not do that!

What it is: A heat-activated spray that lasts through up to three washes, delivering frizz resistance, intensive moisturization, and a super-glossy finish.

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture:Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Concerns:
- Shine
- Straightening/Smoothing
- Heat Protection

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