If I’m being honest, my hair over the past couple of years has been in the healthiest state it’s ever been. As someone who love applying heat to their hair, one thing I’m embarrassed to admit is that I do a poor job of remembering to apply a good heat protectant to my hair before I add heat to it. The good news is that over the years, I’ve gotten better at it and I’m so glad that I have because my hair has never been happier. Of course, because you’re applying heat to your hair, you can’t stray from the fact that it is being damaged in someway but hey, beauty is pain. Today, I want to share my favorite heat protectants with you in hopes that I make your life a little easier and your hair a lot more happy.

photo obtained from Nairobi Professional

Nairobi Sheer Shine Thermal Protectant, $16

You guys know at the top of my list is Nairobi’s Sheer Shine! It’s been my favorite for years and for many reasons. It helps with moisture and is a great oil that won’t weigh your hair down. A little goes a long way and the shine is amazing!

photo obtained from Sephora

Briogeo Farewell Frizz Blow Dry Perfection & Heat Protectant Créme, $24

I love this two-in-one product. Not only is it hydrating on the hair but they had me at ‘farewell frizz.’

photo obtained from Amazon

Moroccanoil Perfect Defense, $28

By now, you guys should know how much I love Moroccanoil – their products are just too good. I love this heat protectant because it is dry and weightless. The formula is great because it does not weigh down the hair or make it appear greasy.

photo obtained from Sephora

Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil, $28

Opalex has been killing the game. I ran across this goodie on social media, TikTok of course and I’m so glad I did! It not only tames frizz but it leaves my hair feeling softer and stronger every time I use it.

photo obtained from Amazon

Mielle Organics Mongongo Oil Thermal & Heat Protectant Spray, $14

Mielle Organics will always be near and dear to my heart. This heat protectant was formulated with a great amount of oils to add shine while protecting your beautiful waves and curls