As the usage of heat styling tools grows, so does the need for products that can protect the hair against all that damage. These days, you can find a wide variety of heat protectants on the market – from sprays and creams to primers and serums.
Though the way they work differ from product to product, what they all have in common is that they contain ingredients that can stick to the hair surface, coating the strands in a protective layer and preventing heat damage and drying out. If you check the label on some of these products, there’s a good chance you’ll find some type of silicone, PVP/DMAPA acrylates copolymer, hydrolyzed wheat protein or quaternary 70 on it, as these are the most commonly used heat protecting ingredients.
Due to the ease of use and added benefits they have for your hair, serums seem to be especially popular amongst these types of products. If you too would like to try out some of them, these are the 5 we recommend:
5 Best Heat Protectant Serums:
This serum is formulated for all hair types. It helps nourish dry hair, adds shine to dull hair and nourishes fine to normal hair without weighing it down. It also makes the hair more manageable, provides anti-static protection and adds a high-gloss finish.
It contains a powerful mixture of nourishing natural oils to moisturize and protect both your hair and scalp. It has a lightweight texture and pleasant smell. It protects the hair from heat styling and environmental stress, makes it smooth and helps reduce the frizz.
The Mixed Chicks serum contains a blend of silk amino acids, hops, rosemary, chamomile and witch hazel extracts, for optimal nourishing experience. Other than thermal protection, this product cuts drying time in half, enhances the straightening and gives you a smooth, frizz-free hair.
This serum protects the hair against the intense heat, moisturizes it and adds shine without leaving a greasy residue. It polishes the hair, makes it silky soft and smooth and improves manageability.
The Amika serum is a nutrient-packed, lightweight serum that protects the hair against overheating during styling and prevents breakage. It contains sea buckthorn berry, which is rich in vitamins A, C and E and omega-7 fatty acid. All of this gives it strong antioxidant properties that help protect the hair against free radicals.