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Size 8.5 oz/ 250 mL · ITEM 1602960
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$28.00

I love this stuff...It smells great, too...I spray a little on my hands and work it through my hair (mostly just the ends) after I straighten it...I really do like this product but I almost feel like there's nothing really to is it just goes in your hair and you don't even really know that it's in there
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 3.4 oz/ 100 mL · ITEM 1647171
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$30.00

I love how soft this makes my hair...Not to mention it smells incredible...Not only does it make my curls stay when I use my curling iron (and protect my hair) but it makes my hair the absolute softest
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 3.2 oz/ 95 mL · ITEM 1977099
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$45.00

I absolutely love it...My hair looks amazing...With this I can stack a product or 2 on top for style, but the manageability with this alone is awesome...A few pumps and my hair was soft, behaving, smooth and perfect for any kind of styling
Which hair type is it good for?
✔ Straight
✔ Wavy
✔ Curly
✔ Coiled
✔ Tightly Coiled

What it is:
A lightweight repair fluid that instantly revives damaged hair with antioxidant-packed camelia oil and heat/UV protection.

Key benefits:
- Repairs hair and split ends
- Protects from heat and UV damage
- Smooths, softens, and hydrates

If you want to know more…
This multibenefit, lightweight treatment repairs past wear-and-tear, while fortifying to help protect against future damage. Antioxidant-packed, restorative, and lightweight camelia oil and advanced hair repair technology work together to smooth flyaways, damage, and split ends—softening and hydrating for healthy-looking locks.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
For around the clock repair, use the Save the Day Overnight Repair Masque once or twice a week at bedtime. This product is a 2018 Hollywood Life Beauty Award winner for Best Protective Oil.

Bumble and bumble is a cruelty-free brand, meaning they don't test on animals. Bb. products are free from parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, and formaldehyde.

Research results:
In a consumer study of 104 women after just 1 use:
- 92% of users said and that the overall appearance of their hair improved instantly
- 88% of users said that their hair felt fortified, stronger, and less damaged instantly
Size 4 oz/ 118 mL · ITEM 1985019
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$18.00

No nasty smell either...So, this clueless person is mostly happy with this one compared to others...I like that it comes off my hands easily and seems to go around my hair with very little...I can't really tell if it's helping me stay smoother or in control or what
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.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is free of parabens, formaldehydes, mineral oil, sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and features recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Formulated with moringa oil and pro-vitamin B5, this heat protectant weightlessly smooths frizz and fortifies fragile hair. Designed to hydrate, nourish and guard against heat and UV, this versatile primer is a must-have for those who curl, straighten, blow-dry, or color their hair. A hint of grapefruit and oatmeal blend together to leave hair with a light, fresh fragrance.
Size 4.2 oz/ 125 mL · ITEM 2140226
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$32.00

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 4 oz/ 118 mL · ITEM 1593052
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$22.00

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 5.5 oz · ITEM 1615996
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$28.00

Great scent, makes hair soft
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 5 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 1669365
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$69.00

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 2 oz/ 75 mL · ITEM 1999663
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$13.00

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 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 2034932
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$25.00

Which hair type is it good for?
✔ Straight
✔ Wavy
✔ Curly
✔ Coiled
✔ Tightly Coiled

What it is:
A lightweight serum that smooths, moisturizes, and protects hair during heat styling.

Key benefits:
- Protects against heat
- Prevents moisture loss
- Adds shine

If you want to know more…
Blockade heat defense serum shields hair from heat styling and blow drying, protecting against overheating and damage to the delicate hair fiber. The nutrient-packed elixir forms a protective, humidity-proof layer around each hair which prevents moisture loss and ensures a frizz-free, smooth, and shiny finish. The lightweight formulation contains dimethicone to protect against thermal treatments, prevent moisture loss, and form a barrier on the hair that smooths down the cuticle, as well as vitamin-rich sea buckthorn berry to keep hair healthy-looking.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:

This product is certified vegan and formulated without MIT/MCI, artificial colors, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban, aluminum, talc, and have less than one percent synthetic fragrances. It is safe for color-treated, Brazilian-treated, and keratin-treated hair.

Sea buckthorn berry (also known as obliphica) is included in all of Amika’s haircare and styling products. It contains over 190 biologically active compounds, including vitamin C (15 times more than an orange), vitamin A (three times more than a carrot), and vitamin E. It also has high concentrations of the rare omega-7, making up 40 percent of the berry. Typically only found in fish oil, omega-7 keeps free radicals at bay and promotes the production of collagen, a key building block for skin, hair, and nails.

Sea buckthorn has been thoroughly researched in over 130 modern scientific studies that have found that this berry promotes health. Women throughout the ages have used the obliphica berry to protect themselves against the ravages of the sun and the elements. Founded on tradition and now based on extensive scientific research, sea buckthorn is one of the biggest functional whole food rediscoveries of the 21st century.
Size 4.6 oz/ 130 g · ITEM 2123487
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$27.00

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 4.4 oz/ 126 g · ITEM 2357895
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$28.00

I love it so far...this stuff is awesome...Good for keeping a curl but after straightening it didn't keep my hair pin straight all day...Not what I expected but works out well
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 8.4 oz/ 250 mL · ITEM 1954858
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$29.00

What it is: A shampoo that ensures color preservation—perfect for color- or chemically treated hair.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

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

Key Benefits:
- Protects Color-Treated Hair
- Adds Bounce and Shine
- Gently Cleanses and Preserves Color

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ocean Silk Technology: Leaves hair healthy with a silky shine.
- Low-Acidity Cleanser: Preserves color pigments from fading.
- Micro-Emulsion Technology: Gently cleanses as it protects color.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of 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, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This shampoo is specifically formulated with ocean silk technology and less-wash actives to prevent color fading. Its low-acidity formula is perfect for color and chemical protection while promoting body and shine.
Size 8.4 oz/ 250 mL · ITEM 1954866
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$33.00

What it is: A conditioner that leaves hair suppler and stronger with bounce and shine.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

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

Key Benefits:
- Moisturizes and Conditions Color-Treated Hair
- Shields from Color Fading
- Nourishes and Detangles

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ocean Silk Technology: Moisturizes and conditions color-treated hair.
- UV Protectants: Shields to prevent color fading.
- Micro-Emulsion Technology: Evenly penetrates the hair, ensuring it’s well nourished and detangled.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of 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, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This conditioner contains ocean silk technology and long-lasting UV protection that protects hair from the sun.
Size 4 oz/ 118 mL · ITEM 2195600
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$24.00

My hair is super shiny and less dry...My blow dry looks awesome after I use it...Lightweight and doesn't make my hair greasy...This blew me away - it is genuinely lightweight, not greasy at all, and makes my hair soft and silky after blow drying or heat styling
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 1 fl oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1786565
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$28.00

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.
ITEM 2190916
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$19.00

What it is: A 98 percent natural mist that helps hair stay vibrant by combating environmental stresses.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns: Color Safe, Brassiness, and Color Fading

Formulation: Spray

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Organic Raspberry Seed Oil: Improves hair quality and offers natural UV protection.
- Unique Pea Extract: Helps to combat oxidative stress due to sun exposure, pollution, and heat.
- Rapeseed: Provides extra hair conditioning.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This shower-friendly paper bottle uses 100 percent recycled and recyclable materials, which is 60 percent less plastic than traditional plastic bottles.

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Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.
Size 5.1 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 2201010
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$37.00

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.
Size 4.2 oz/ 124 mL · ITEM 2201622
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$26.00

What it is: A primer formulated with an active, natural color-lock complex that is scientifically proven to reduce color fade.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns: Color Fading

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract: Supports hair’s strength.
- Bamboo: A sustainable and natural source of silica which coats and protects the colored hair without weighing it down.
- Radish Root Ferment: Works as a natural antimicrobial in the active complex.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This active, natural, color-lock complex coats color-treated hair, locking in color and protecting from fade due to frequent washing. This complex of turkey tail mushroom—a vegan keratin alternative—and bamboo—to protect and strengthen the hair—adds shine, coats, and defends against color fade.

Clean at Sephora
Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.