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Size 5.5 oz/ 183 mL · ITEM 2252807
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$28.00

great two in one...I love this spray...I am very protective of my hair, especially when using heat....I received this product as a free sample from Living Proof to review, but I have to say I am absolutely loving how my hair looks and feels each time I use it
What it is: A lightweight heat protectant spray that delivers touchable, soft smoothness that lasts up to 48 hours.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, and Curly

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Key Benefits: Heat Protection, Shine, and Straightening and Smoothing

Formulation: Spray

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA): Smooths hair strands while keeping the hair cleaner, longer.
- Lightweight Emollient Blend: Smooths hair, enhances shine, and makes it easier to brush all while keeping hair touchable and soft.
- Cationic Blend: Controls static by conditioning hair, smoothing the cuticles, and helping smoothness last.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, and mineral oil. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Powered by their patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA), Living Proof has created a new solution for smoothness that protects hair from heat without weighing it down, or making it stiff or sticky. This versatile formula can be used on damp or dry hair before blow-drying, flat-ironing, or curling.
Size 4.2 oz/ 125 mL · ITEM 2140226
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$32.00

I love this stuff...I love this spray...This gave it a protective layer/barier....I absolutely love everything about this cool leave in heat protection spray I was really impressed and very happy to be able to try it out for free I would highly recommend for anyone and everyone that might want to give this awesome leave in protection spray a chance to do so I'm glad I had the opportunity to give it a try
Which hair type is it good for?
✔ Straight
✔ Wavy
✔ Curly
✔ Coiled
✔ Tightly Coiled

What it is:
A lightweight, vitamin-enriched protectant spray that repairs and prevents heat and styling damage.

Key benefits:
- Reduces breakage up to 99 percent
- Thermal protection up to 450°F
- Helps repair and seal the hair surface

If you want to know more…
This vitamin-enriched treatment spray with caviar bond enforcing technology protects strands from heat while strengthening and smoothing hair. It creates a protective barrier, preventing breakage, split ends, and frizz for hair that is soft, manageable, and style-ready. Caviar Restructuring Bond Repair Leave-in Heat Protection Spray is clinically proven to help strengthen and shield hair while protecting from thermal damage up to 450°F and reducing breakage and split ends up to 99 percent.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Sulfates

What else you need to know:
Inspired by the Science of Skincare for Hair®, Caviar Anti-Aging is Alterna’s first comprehensive line of hair care products that address intrinsic (natural aging process), chemical, and environmental aging by infusing hair with the finest, most effective ingredients to restore hydration, strength, vibrancy, and elasticity for more youthful-looking hair. Every product contains pure caviar from the roe of non-endangered sturgeon fish, sustainably farmed in France. This product is rich in vitamins, minerals, and omega fatty acids that help restore hair's lipid layer creating healthier, younger-looking hair.

This product is suitable for color-treated hair and free of added SLS/SLES, DEA/TEA, and synthetic color.
Size 2.53 oz/ 75 mL · ITEM 1873132
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$14.00

it helps so much...It holds up well...It's both lightweight and feels protective....I really love this product I have super dry hair and my hair can get really crazy when styling when I first used this product it helped keep my hair hydrated compare to my normal frizzy hair and bad hair days
What it is: A leave-in hair styling cream that's infused with argan oil and anti-static ingredients to condition, hydrate, and reduce frizz.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Key Benefits: Prevents Dryness, Fights Frizz, and Maintains Hold

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Argan Oil: Restores elasticity, smoothness, and manageability to hair.
- Behentrimonium Chloride: An anti-static and conditioning agent.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban. This also comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight, multipurpose styling solution creates smooth styles while providing hydration and a soft hold. Suitable for all hair types and as a next-day style refresher.
Size 4.2 oz/ 125 mL · ITEM 2266013
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$32.00

I LOVE THIS STUFF...I love this stuff...It also has a honey protective complex in it that protects against heat damage from blow drying and adds to the healthy glow this product gives your hair....A little bit of product goes a long way, so please, do yourself a favor and don't spray half bottle onto your hair before blow drying/ styling, because you'll only end up having to wash your hair again; remember that this is a hair primer not a leave-in conditioner
What it is: A lightweight spray that reduces blow-dry time while protecting against heat/UV damage and breakage for a healthy-looking glow.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Benefits: Fights Frizz, Heat Protection, and Straightening and Smoothing

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Honey Protective Complex: Helps condition while improving hair’s elasticity to prevent breakage; the complex is made with sustainably-harvested honey.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, and mineral oil. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Infused with honey protective complex, Bb. Glow Blow Dry Accelerator fights frizz and smooths hair. It is best for all types of damaged hair (heat, color, chemical) and is safe for color-treated hair.

Clinical Results: Based on a consumer sensory study after 1 use:
- 3 out of 5 people agreed this lightweight spray cuts blow-dry time by 50%
Size 5 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 1668045
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$32.00

Does a great job...It works so well...This is a very nice light weight protective cream....It has been a looooooong time since I was impressed by a hair product - I have fine hair that shows splint ends easily and I have been searching for a smoothing product that wouldn't weigh down my locks
What it is: A serum-in-cream that repairs and keeps blow-dried hair looking smooth and healthy for up to three days.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Medium and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Dryness
- Heat Protection
- Straightening and Smoothing

Key Benefits:
- Seals split ends
- Protects against breakage
- Protects against heat

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hair Repair Technology: Repairs split ends, restores hair‘s healthy look and feel, and protects against breakage.
- Resurrection Plant Extracts: These extracts from rose of Jericho and pale lilac contain special components that help them survive drought stress.
- Heat-Protecting Shield: Safeguards hair from heat damage.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This formula‘s repair technology helps seal split ends and protect against breakage, while its conditioning blend with "resurrection plants" rose of Jericho and pale lilac bring dry, damaged hair back to life.
Size 8.5 oz/ 250 mL · ITEM 1602960
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$28.00

I love the smell...Not heavy at all...I purchased this at Sephora and tried this when I returned home after I washed my hair and it made a huge difference with when I tried to comb through the knots in my wet hair but it also worked fantastic as a protectant when I straightened my hair...I love BB's invisible oil line but I didn't get a lot of value out of the primer - I have dry, curly hair and just let it air dry naturally without using any heating products on it, so I used this as more of a detangler
What it is: A frizz-fighting leave-in treatment that detangles, protects, and conditions dry, coarse, or brittle hair, and helps to provide moisture and UV and heat protection.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, and Curly

Hair Texture: Medium and Thick

Hair Concerns: Straightening and Smoothing
- Heat Protection
- Color Safe

Key Benefits:
-Helps Defrizz and Detangle
- Provides UV and Heat Protection
- Protects Against Breakage

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, and Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil: Condition, soften, and add shine.
- UV Filters: Help protect hair against the drying effects of the sun.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, and mineral oil. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This top-selling leave-in treatment is blended with six featherlight oils to help soften, silken, tame, defrizz, detangle, and protect against breakage. Plus, it contains UV protection to help shield hair from the drying effects of the sun. It works well with dry, damaged, and/or color-treated hair.
Size 4 oz/ 118 mL · ITEM 2195600
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$24.00

A miracle for me...gets the job done...Plus I do not blow dry my hair nor do I heat style it daily and this product is used on damp hair so personally for me just a heat spray would work better but overall this would be a great product if u do blow dry and style ur hair after showers...I have tried using a thermal protector on my hair before but I was super turned off because I found it coated my hair and made it look and feel greasy even after a wash
What it is: A lightweight finishing formula Infused with a Briogeo signature oil that smooths hair, enhances shine, tames frizz, and heat protects.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns: Dryness, Frizz, and Heat Protection

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Rosehip Oil: Protects the hair from free-radical damage and helps deter frizz and balance hair hydration.
- Argan Oil: Provide extensive conditioning and help combat dryness damage and diminish frizz.
- Coconut Oil: Seals in moisture and protects against breakage, environmental impurities, and excess heat.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than 1% Synthetic Fragrance. It is also vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight finishing formula is infused with a nourishing blend of rosehip, argan, and coconut oils to smooth hair, enhance shine, effectively tame frizz, and protect from heat up to 450°F

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Size 3.4 oz/ 100 mL · ITEM 1647171
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$30.00

Wanted to love it...So worth the money...I don't use heat on my hair very often, as I prefer to let it air dry, but I like to use Hot Toddy when I do blow dry it or use a flat iron/curling wand...Since it is a product you have to work in with your hands, I enjoy that my hair absorbs ALL of it and doesn't leave a sticky coating on my hands or anything
What it is: A lightweight lotion that protects hair from heat and UVA/UVB exposure, helping to prevent damage.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns: Frizz, Heat Protection, and Shine

Formulation: Rich Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Artichoke Leaf Extract: Prevents dehydration and protects hair cuticle in high temperatures.
- Polymer Complex: Protects against heat from hot tools and helps to temporarily seal split ends for an overall healthier appearance.
- UV Protectors: Shield hair from UVA and UVB rays that cause dryness and color fading.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and silicone. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Hot Toddy features Drybar's original Scent with notes of jasmine, sandalwood, and Madagascar vanilla. It protects from heat up to 450°F/232°C.
Size 4.2 oz/ 125 mL · ITEM 2266021
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$32.00

I would buy again...Love love love it...I use the Bb glow thermal protection mist everytime I curl or straighten my hair, I love the smell (my hair smells like honey after in a good way), I love how healthy, and soft my hair looks and feels afterward, it even gives it a nice shine too...I have been using this product for about a month now and I can really tell that it is doing what it says it does "heat protectant" it doesn't leave a gross buildup and I feel as if my hair straightens all the same
What it is: A mist that protects dry hair against heat tools (up to 450°F), repairs damage, and fortifies hair fibers to strengthen and help prevent breakage.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Benefits: Fights Frizz, Heat Protection, and Repairs Damage, Split Ends, and Breakage

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Honey Protective Complex: Helps condition while improving hair’s elasticity to prevent breakage; the complex is made with sustainably-harvested honey.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, and mineral oil. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Bb. Glow Thermal Protection Mist conditions, tames frizz, and revives hair between washes. Infused with honey protective complex, it is best for all types of damaged hair (heat, color, chemical) and is safe for color-treated hair.
Size 4.4 oz/ 126 g · ITEM 2357895
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$28.00

love it amazing...I love it so far...I hate the smell but I continue to use this product because it works well as a heat protector, gives me a decent hold and is very very lightweight, you can't feel it on your hair...I rarely use heat on my hair because I've been growing out a short hair cut I got to get rid of a damaging dye job
What it is: A lightweight spray that protects your hair by using up to 450°F heat protection to keep hair safe from heat damage caused by blowouts and hot tools.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Dryness
- Heat Protection
- Shine

Key Benefits:
- Adds shine
- Protects from heat damage
- Acts as a primer

Formulation: Spray

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Thermal Polymers: Conditions, adds shine, and protects hair from heat up to 450°F.
- Prickly Pear Extract: A nutrient rich oil that softens, smooths frizz, and adds shine.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This heat protectant is packed with thermal polymers making it color safe and safe for keratin-treated hair. This product is scented with Rue St. Honoré, a fragrance containing notes of violet, gardenia, ylang-ylang, and white musk.
Size 3.2 oz/ 95 mL · ITEM 1977099
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$45.00

I love this serum...I love this stuff...I have fine, thin, damaged hair and I have tried countless products in attempt to hydrate without weighing down my hair and this is literally the only thing that has ever reacted perfectly with my hair...I notice the biggest difference in my hair when using this product when I allow my hair to air dry and wear it natural
What it is: A highly restorative, daily fluid for petal-soft, healthy-looking hair.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

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

Key Benefits:
- Restores and repairs hair
- Softens
- Provides UV filters that protect from drying effects of the sun

Formulation: Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Camellia Oil: A precious, rich oil that has been recognized for centuries for its restorative and rejuvenating properties.
- Advanced Hair Repair Technology: Restores a healthy look and feel.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This rich but lightweight concentrate infused with camellia oil and UV filters repairs past wear and tear and helps fortify against future damage.
Size 5 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 1669365
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$69.00

it works so well...I love this stuff...I really love how this makes my hair shine and keeps frizz under control, will definitely be picking up more if I run out (which won't be for a while, because a little goes a long way)...These really is a fantastic set it gives so much moisture to your hair also makes it so soft and silky and the shine is unbelievable I am absolutely in love with these shampoo , conditioner and hair oil will be purchasing again and again also improves the condition of your hair
What it is: A multi-use hair oil that provides shine, hydration, and UV protection without weighing hair down.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Key Benefits:
- Balances Moisture Levels
- Provides UV Protection
- Controls Frizz

Formulation: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Camelia Flower: Enhances shine and moisturizes.

What Else You Need to Know: This luxurious hair oil is formulated with camelia oil to rebalance hair's moisture levels from mid-lengths to ends. Great for sleek blowouts, its rapid anti-frizz properties leave hair healthy looking with enhanced shine.
Size 1 fl oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1786565
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$28.00

THE BEST HAIR OIL...the BEST hair oil...Honestly I am not a big fan of hair oils but as soon as I put this on my hands, I could tell that this was a good product...A big struggle with my hair is frizz, and my hair still looked like a giant fluff ball when using this product, so that was a bit of a disappointment, but it was nice to get to try these new products
What it is: A multi-use hair oil that provides shine, hydration, and UV protection without weighing hair down.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Key Benefits:
- Balances Moisture Levels
- Provides UV Protection
- Controls Frizz

Formulation: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Camelia Flower: Enhances shine and moisturizes.

What Else You Need to Know: This luxurious hair oil is formulated with camelia oil to rebalance hair's moisture levels from mid-lengths to ends. Great for sleek blowouts, its rapid anti-frizz properties leave hair healthy looking with enhanced shine.
Size 4 oz/ 118 mL · ITEM 1593052
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$22.00

Best for my hair...im happy with it...I have use it three times and I like how my hair feels soft and light, it is a spray but not a hold spray, it just protects hair from ironing or curling tools...I usually get rollers and blow dry every week at the Dominican salon, this time after my stylist set my rollers, she sprayed this product all over my hair and under the dryer I went for an hour, after my hair was finally done the softness of my hair was unreal
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.
Size 4.6 oz/ 130 g · ITEM 2123487
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$27.00

Thank you Dry Bar...Great but the smell...When I use this product (along with a lot of other drybar products and tools) my hair doesn't feel like it's being torched when I heat style it, which is a huge plus...I love that drybar finally came out with a heat protectant for DRY hair since there are already so many products on the market for use on wet hair
What it is: A lightweight spray that protects dry hair from heat styling with curling, straightening, and styling irons (up to 450°F/232°C).

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Key Benefits: Provides heat protection up to 450°F, for dry hair, and creates a satin, frizz-free finish

Formulation: Lightweight Spray

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Marula Oil: Coats hair strands to deliver protection from heat with a satin, frizz-free finish.
- Fire Tulip Extract: Protects against heat, leaving hair looking healthy and restored.
- Heat-Activated Rice Protein: Strengthens hair to protect it against the drying and damaging effects of heat styling.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Great for all hair types and colors. Use lightly on fine hair. Features Drybar's Blanc scent with notes of coconut, amber, and vanilla.
Size 5.5 oz · ITEM 1615996
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$28.00

It works so well...I love this stuff...I also use it on dry hair before I use a curling wand and I found that not only it protects the hair from heat, it also holds the curl for me...The aerosol is also better than a spray because I feel like it covers more of my hair and I don't waste product
What it is: A weightless spray that adds shine, while protecting against heat and sun damage.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns: Dryness, Split Ends, and Heat Protection

Formulation: Spray

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Patented Healthy Hair Molecule, OFPMA

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil.

What Else You Need to Know: Living Proof’s Restore Instant Protection Spray is a corrective leave-in to make hair soft, silky, and strong. It helps to prevent up to 93 percent of new split ends typically caused by styling.

This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.
Size 2 oz/ 75 mL · ITEM 1999663
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$13.00

Love love love this...The results were good...It protects my hair and I have seen significant growth since using this product as I use heat on my hair at least 5 days a week...I actually love that the aerosol produces a fine mist of product on my fine hair so it doesn't get weighed down
What it is: A heat-protectant spray that helps maintain healthy hair by protecting against thermal damage and hot tools.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Key Benefits: Heat Protection, Increases Shine, and Color Safe

Formulation: Spray

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Argan Oil: Hydrates and nurtures the hair with tocopherols (vitamin E), essential fatty acids, and antioxidants.
- Panthenol: A form of vitamin B5 that hydrates and imparts a glossy finish.
- Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer: Provides thermal protection.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban. This product also comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This weightless, argan-oil-infused hair-styling essential can be easily layered with other products. Its unique dry-aerosol application makes it possible to use on damp or dry hair before using any type of heat-styling tool. Protects against all forms of heat up to 450°F/230°C.
Size 5.1 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 2201010
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$37.00

Love this so far...You won't regret it...I can feel how healthy my hair is with this product and I love running my fingers through my hair when it feels like the finest woven silk...I have been bleaching my hair for a decade and using olaplex products for a majority of that decade however Kerastase blew my mind
What it is: A lightweight, heat-protecting primer for a flawless blonde result.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

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

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Fills and strengthens fiber damage from within and resurfaces cuticle for uniform porosity.
- Edelweiss Flower: Anti-oxidative power against daily damage and softens and calms sensitized fiber.

What Else You Need to Know: This serum instantly unifies damaged areas of the fiber and provides smoothness and lightness. The unique formula is infused with antioxidants and protects from heat up to 450°F.