Try as we might to convince curlies otherwise, we know at some point you’re going to use heat to style your curls. However, before you pick up that blow dryer, curling iron or flat iron, we highly recommend you do your best to protect your delicate curls from damaging heat. Here are a few products that can help save your curls from heat styling.
Sebastian Professional Stylbrid 9: This hairspray is a Jack of all trades when it comes to curl care. You can use it to hold styles in place, as well as protect your strands from heat styling. Its lightweight formula protects curls both before and after styling, without weighing them down or creating a crunchy feeling.
Paul Mitchell Heat Seal: This product is best applied to damp curls before you begin the styling process. It will leave curls shiny, soft and manageable, as well as helps styles hold until the next day.
Aussie Hair Insurance Heat Protecting Shine Spray: For our budget conscious girls, this heat protectant spray comes in under $4, and is available at most box stores and pharmacies. It has a great smell, works doubletime to protect your curls from heat damage and adds shine back in.
Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel: If you’re not much for sprays, this heat and humidity gel can offer your curls the protection they need without using a spray bottle. When hit with heat, the wheat resin, vitamins and plant extracts activate to protect your delicate curls. The best part of this product is that it offers protection and hold without weighing down your curls or creating the dreaded crunch.
Joico K-Pak Protective Hairspray: This product is highly rated by curlies everywhere because it works to both hold hairstyles in place, as well as protect them from heat. It offers amazing hold, added volume and lift, without being sticky or heavy. We consider that a win-win!