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The Best Heat Protector for Your Hair Type

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We all love hot tools as quick and easy methods for styling our hair, but it's these same items that can severely damage your tresses. Prepping your strands before you straighten or curl them is critical to your hair's health. Just as you need to find the right primer for your complexion, you must determine which product will work best on your mane’s texture. Style safely with Beautylish’s roundup of the Top 3 heat protectors for each hair type.

1 Philip B. Drop Dead Straightening Balm

Best for thick wavy locks, this heat-activated, silicone-free balm contains plant extracts matricaria (a.k.a chamomile, which soothes strands) and althea (an herbal root that softens the texture of the hair shaft) to naturally relax frizz and tangles, make strands more manageable, and cut down your drying time. Before you blow-dry, work a quarter-size amount from roots to ends of towel-dried hair.   

Frédéric Fekkai Coiff Defense UV Protectant

If you have fine hair that is prone to becoming oily quickly, mist tresses with this light thermal-protecting agent. Not only does it have a sublime floral scent, but the sheer spray won't weigh down your locks and is packed with moisturizing proteins such as jojoba to boost shine. Spritz the leave-in conditioner onto damp hair before blow-drying, then reapply to ends if using an iron.

3 Kérastase  Nectar Thermique

That scary sizzle of the iron is the sound of moisture being depleted and hair being damaged. Replenish the moisture your dry, coarse hair so desperately craves with this light cream. It hydrates strands without leaving behind a greasy residue, so locks stay ultra soft. Run a dime-size amount through towel-dried hair, making sure to work through the ends, which are usually the driest spots.

Beauties, what's your favorite heat protectant? Share with us below!

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