Cover We’ve compiled a list of the best heat protection sprays that’ll keep your hair shiny, soft and healthy (Photo: Courtesy of OUAI)

Shield your strands from the heat and keep your hair strong and healthy with these premium heat protection sprays

Let’s face it: even the best hair tools used with utmost care can take a toll on your strands, resulting in dry hair that’s prone to breakage. As much as we love styling our hair with blow-dryers, curling tongs and straighteners to get that desired look, we all know that overusing heated tools will bring irreparable damage to our locks—but the good news is—there are quite a few high-performance heat protection sprays available on the market that can help reduce moisture loss, keep your hair conditioned and looking great after styling. 

Below, we’ve rounded up the best heat protection sprays for all hair types and styles. Whether your locks are oily, dry or colour-treated, there’s an option for everyone on this list. Who says you have to give up your beloved styling tools to protect your hair from heat damage?

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GHD Heat Protect Spray

A list of the best heat protection sprays for hair would be remiss not to include GHD’s products. Ideal for all hair types, this lightweight formula has a mix of polymers and conditioning agents to coat your strands with a protective barrier, preventing the hair from drying out and becoming dull under high temps caused by your styling tools and the sun.  

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OUAI Heat Protection Spray

Restore hair health and maximise styling results with this premium heat protection spray by OUAI. A multitasker that’s perfect for those who're constantly combatting breakage and split ends, it works to protect your locks from everyday heat styling and maintain the shape of your waves, all without leaving any sort of unwanted residue.  

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Oribe Invisible Defense Universal Protection Spray

Oribe has a stellar reputation for high-performance products and this new heat protection spray is no exception. This luxurious spray is designed to give a serious shine injection to dull hair, which features malachite extract and rosemary leaf extract to guard your strands from UV rays and pollution. Not only the formula can help to shield hair from thermal damage up to 230°C, but it also packed with vitamin B and plant-based collagen to nourish the hair and minimise frizz. Pair it with the Gold Lust All Over Oil for the best results. 

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Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence Spray

Another superb heat protectant that deserves a spot in your hair care routine. Philip Kingsley’s Daily Damage Defence is a super-light conditioning spray that does an excellent job at detangling, adding elasticity, protecting your hair from breakage, pollution, and of course, heat. It’s great for all hair textures and densities ranging from fine to coarse hair types, which is truly a miracle in itself.  

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Goldwell Kerasilk Re-power Volume Blow Dry Spray

If you’ve been looking for a salon-quality blow dry spray that can help protect your fine hair from heat damage and add natural volume to your style, this product from Goldwell is your best bet. Harnessing the powers of Keratin and elastin proteins, it features a lightweight formula to tame frizz whilst adding shine and body to the hair for a frizz-free finish. 

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Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray

Give your locks some TLC with Living Proof’s Restore Perfecting Spray this season. It boasts a lightweight formula to bestow hair with brilliant softness, strength and natural shine without weighing it down, which is also silicone-free, meaning it’s safe and ideal for fragile strands and chemically treated hair. 

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Balmain Paris Hair Couture Thermal Protection Spray 

This thermal protection spray from Balmain is a heat protectant, leave-in conditioner, and detangler all in one. Infused with pro-vitamin B5 and silk proteins, the spray not only protects hair from everyday damage, but also works well to detangle a knotty mane and nourish the dry, lifeless locks. It’s recommended for use on wet hair to ensure the spray has coated every strand evenly.  

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Leonor Greyl Paris Lait Luminescence Bi-Phase Detangling Styling Milk

Don’t let the word “milk” deter you from trying this spray from Leonor Greyl Paris—it’s incredibly nourishing and lightweight, which promises to detangle, condition your dehydrated hair and shield strands from heat—without leaving any residue or making your hair look greasy. Bonus: it’s also free from parabens, silicone and alcohol. 

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