Today on Prada & Pearls I’m diving into the world of heat protectants, specifically the best heat protectant for fine hair. Fine hair can be difficult to manage. I personally have very fine hair and know first hand how tricky it can be to style. That’s why today I’m rounding up my favourite heat protectants for a variety of fine hair problems!
Fine Hair Types
Before we go into heat protectants, it’s important to understand what type of fine hair you have. A large misconception is that if you have fine hair it means you have thin hair which isn’t necessary true.
Thick Fine Hair
I have thick fine hair which means I have fine hair but I have a lot of it. This leads to matting, a lot of tangles and frizz. If I don’t brush my hair every day it leads to knotting (think rats nest). If you have hair like this you know the struggle. Anti-tangle products help a lot for this hair type along with anti-frizz. I wanted to share some holy grail products I use to help with my hair.
1) Wet Brush
This brush has helped me so much with my hair. The wet brush really makes brushing your hair so much easier especially if you have fine hair. It helps stops hair breakage and makes de-tangling really easy. They’re also incredibly affordable.
2) Silk Pillow Case
Using a silk pillow case can do wonders for your hair. I find most of my tangles and frizz comes at night. Using a silk pillow case creates less friction between your hair and the sheets which helps your hair stay in place.
Thin Fine Hair
If you have thin fine hair, volume is likely an issue for you. Reason being, you have fine hair but not a lot of it. Therefore when using hair products you need to make sure you don’t use too much, which can weigh the hair down. Additionally you want to focus on hair products that add volume at the root.
1) Revlon Volumizer Hot Air Brush
I’m sure you’ve heard of the Revlon volumizer hot air brush. I can say first hand it’s worth the hype. I purchased mine last year and absolutely love it. To get volume in my hair in the past I would have to blow dry my hair upside down. Now I just use this hot air brush and it gives the exact same effect while taming frizz.
2) Volumizing thickening Spray
I love using volumizing sprays on my hair to give some extra lift. This one is extremely highly rated for those with thin hair. It’s doesn’t leave the hair feeling greasy and gives you a nice lift at the root.
Tips for using a heat protectant
1) Be careful when brushing heat protectant out – Heat protectant should mainly be used at the ends of your hair. If you’re hair turns greasy after using protectant you got too much product on your roots which usually occurs when your brushing the protectant throughout your hair. Try and focus on the ends to reduce grease.
2) Don’t apply too much product – Less is more. If you have to much protectant on your hair it weighs the hair down which leads to hair breakage. Only use a dime size each time.
3) Do your research – A heat protectant that works for someone else might not work for you. Everyone’s hair is different so make sure you pick a protectant that solves your personal hair problems.
Best Heat Protectants for fine hair
Heat Protectants for thick fine hair
What I love about the Good Behaviour Prep Spray is that it’s a 4 in 1 product. It will protect your hair from heat damage while taming frizz. Users also report it really helps to de-tangle and leaves their hair feeling incredible soft which helps prevent knotting. If you have thick fine hair this is a game changer!
This 10 in 1 heat protectant spray helps reduce frizz while giving you additional volume. It cuts the drying time down and smoothes out hair. Users rave about this product for helping them manage their thick fine hair. If you’re looking for a protectant that does it all, this is the one!
Heat Protectants for thin fine hair
This heat protectant for fine hair truly does it all. It’s a lightweight formula that won’t weigh down your locks, while also taming frizz. It also leaves a nice shine, doesn’t get better than this! This spray has so many positive reviews online making it a huge favourite for those with fine strands.
This is one of the most weightless sprays on the market which makes it ideal for someone who is trying to keep volume. Based on reviews it doesn’t tame frizz as well as the others, however it’s not heavy and keeps body in your hair. This is perfect for someone who wants to keep their hair feeling lightweight.
I hope you enjoyed this post on the best heat protectant for fine hair. There are so many heat protectants on the market which can get incredibly confusing. I hope this post gave more clarity on what you should be looking for!
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