11 Heat Protection Sprays That Shield Against Your Styling Tools

Your hair doesn't have to feel the burn. Forgo frying with these safety sprays that help keep your hair healthy.

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Heat styling tools can be toxic to our strands, so while hair looks healthy in the short-term, it significantly suffers in the long-term. Before the blow-drying, straightening, or curling begins, spritz these heat protection sprays from root to tip to prevent thermal damage and dehydrated 'dos.

1 TIGI S Factor Flat Iron Spray



Once you take one waft of this sweet-smelling flat iron spray, you'll want to use it morning, noon, and night! A little goes a long way with this heat protection spray that instantly infuses your hair with vitamins A and E to create a silky, soft shine you can't resist.

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2 Toni & Guy Prep Heat Protection Mist



Kick weak, dull, and damaged hair to the curb with Toni & Guy's heat protection mist that effectively shields your strands from any and all heat damage caused be hot styling tools. We recommend this spray for wavy or curly hair because it gives your 'do some extra texture and hold.

3 MOROCCANOIL Heat Styling Protection Spray



Give your luscious locks the treatment they deserve with MOROCCANOIL's heat styling protection spray. Not only does the soft-hold spray leave a glossy finish, but it also helps protect against color fade — we know how pricey those highlight touch-ups can be!

4 Living Proof Restore Instant Protection
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You can protect hair from heat damage — and here's the Proof. Give strands a spritz of this lightweight spray for a heat-styling shield packed with patented Healthy Hair Molecules that provide protection up to 450°F. Plus, they shield against UV rays and humidity.

5 ghd Heat Protect Spray



For salon-like strands, this pre-style spray from ghd puts up a breakage barrier to beat all heat damage. Infused with the line's Heat Protection System, it should be applied from root to tip before the blow-dry, and it's the perfect layering product for every single style.

6 CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray



This thermal treatment spray designed by CHI will keep your hair protected against every straightening and curling session. Spritz here and there from root to tip for significantly stronger strands that defy heat damage.

7 L'Oréal Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Blow Out Heatspray



Taking hair nourishment up a notch, this high-performance product not only beats the heat, but it also embraces it. The Boost It Blow Out from L'Oréal works alongside your styling tool of choice as a beneficial, pre-blow-dry spray that vamps up the volume in your daily 'do.

8 Kérastase Discipline Spray Fluidissime



Punish heat for the damage it's done with Kérastase's discipline spray. Infused with conditioning agents and xylose, spritz this lightweight, long-wear protectant evenly around your strands to restore flexibility and forgo humidity.

9 ArtNaturals Thermal Hair Protectant Spray



Are you a nontoxic beauty junkie? No worries, we have you covered! Shop this all-natural hair protectant that shields your strands from breakage and damage. The spray is infused with herbal extracts, including rosemary, peach, thyme, and sage, that work together to create stronger, longer, healthier hair.

10 Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Protectant



Pick up this pro-favorite product for salon-styled locks after each and every use. The argan- and morrocon-oil-infused spray speeds up blow-drying while fortifying, brightening, and softening even the most unruly of manes. The price may be a bit steep, but trust us, it's well worth the investment!

11 Drybar Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant



Fancy creams over sprays? This lightweight cream works for both curly or straight strands to create frizz-free, flawless locks post-blow-dry. The lotion's secret weapon is artichoke extract that hydrates and preserves the hair cuticle from end to end.