Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Heat Protectants

I talk about heat protectants a lot on this blog because they are important! The difference between using a high quality heat protectant and a Walmart heat protectant and no heat protectant is huge! Did you know that using a low end heat protectant can cause more damage to your hair than using no heat protectant at all? Because those products usually just add oils and fragrance to your hair. What happens when you heat up oils? They fry things. Do you want to fry your hair? I didn't think so.

My younger sister is a hot tools addict! She either straightens, crimps or curls her hair 6 days a week. I have been trying to get her to use good heat protectants for years! She finally had a wake up call when a chunk of her hair fried off while straightening it (yes that happens it real life). And she was using a heat protectant she bought at Sally's Beauty. It cost about $10 per bottle, and although it was more expensive than Garnier Fructis kind, it wasn't any better. She came to me and asked me to help her find a good professional heat protectant and she will never go back! It costs twice as much, but it works, and she has had the same bottle for about 6 months now, and it's not even halfway gone.

So here are my favorite heat protectants, and what I suggest using them for and for what hair types they work best on! You may want to buy more than one, I personally own three. But these are the best ones hands down!

Redken Iron Silk 06
Redken Iron Silk sprays onto your hair, and it smells amazing! Redken is not a company that focuses on nice smelling hair product. A lot of their stuff smells like product, nothing sweet about it. But this stuff smells great! It is a heat protecting starch spray, which means it also works like a hair spray. I suggest this for people who flat iron and curl their hair often. It's best for people with thin to medium hair and for people who have only a none to a medium amount of damage.

TIGI S Factor Flat Iron Shine Spray
Even though this is called a "Flat Iron" Shine Spray, you can use it for flat ironing, curling or blow drying. But this citrus smelling natural heat protecting spray is not for normal hair whatsoever. It is best for people with either really dry hair or those with really damaged hair, because it packs a powerful moisturizing punch, and adds shine and softness to the hair all day long. It should never be combined or used with a leave in conditioner.

TIGI Bed Head Straighten Out
TIGI Straighten Out is a heat protecting lotion. It adds some moisture while helping fight frizz and humidity as well as keeping hair straight and in control. I suggest this product for people who straighten and blow dry their hair often. It is best for people with thin to thick hair and those with none to high levels of damage. 


TIGI Bed Head After Party 
That's right! This leave in conditioner also has heat protectant in it! While this products main purpose is to smooth flyaways and help add hydration to your hair, it also has some heat protecting powers. I suggest using this lotion for blow drying hair and for minimal straightening on a lower heat setting. Only use on those with really damaged and/or dry hair, or those with really thick hair.

Redken Satin Wear 02
This heat protectant is labeled as a blow dry lotion, and while it is great for blow drying hair it is also great for curling and straightening hair as well. It fights against heat with a lightweight formula that is bets used in thin hair. It is good for those with little to no damage, and while it is fine for those with more damage, something like  TIGI's Straighten Out or Flat Iron Shine Spray would be more appropriate.


All of these will protect your hair from the heat of a curling iron, but you will need to add hairspray to make it hold unless you are using Iron Silk. I hope that this helps, and that you can carry on with healthy and protected hair from now on!


Here are some links to buy these products online!

Redken Iron Silk 06
TIGI Bed Head After Party
TIGI S Factor Flat Iron Shine Spray
Redken Satin Wear 02

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  2. I have been using the karmin Spray Heat Protector and works really well for my hair. =D

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  4. The Karmin Spray Heat Protector works well for me =)

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