The Best Heat Protectants For Natural Hair


Heat styling natural hair without first applying a protectant is like driving a car without a seatbelt or riding a bike without a helmet — a bad, ill-advised idea that's just not worth it. Whether you straighten your 'do once a year, or on the regular, using hot tools on natural strands can leave you with an altered curl pattern, dry texture, and breakage.While it's not a guarantee, a good heat protectant in your corner can help mitigate damage when you want to go bone straight, craft bouncy curls, or opt for smooth waves. They work by creating a shield against the high temps while simultaneously strengthening. We've rounded up our top picks at every price point, ahead.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Begin Slideshow The Best Hot Tools For Natural Hair27 Best Styles For Transitioning To NaturalA Naturalista's Guide To Moisturizing Hair


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