5 Great Heat Protectants for Type 4 Hair

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Every now and then you may get the itch to switch up your look by flat ironing your hair. Now that cooler weather is here and straightened styles have more likelihood of lasting, it’s important to choose a heat protectant that will compliment your hair’s texture and aid in giving your style the shine and hold it needs to withstand the elements. The next time you decide to straighten your hair, try one of these heat protectants and let us know how it works for you.

When using a heat protectant on natural hair, it is best to apply it BEFORE blowdrying the hair. What this does is ensure that the product is infused into the hair strand before the flat ironing process. You can apply the product again before flat ironing but it isn’t necessary, as the product has already been absorbed by the hair.

#1. Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray.

This product is at an excellent price point for all it does: enhances the hair’s flexibility, generates shine and softness, provides long-lasting hold, and prevents frizz while protecting the hair from heat and humidity.
#2.  John Frieda Frizz Collection Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray.

This spray helps prevent flyaways and frizz and will keep your strands from going limp, even on hot and humid days.
#3. OGX Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray.

This flat iron spray is perfect for the hair because it has keratin, a necessary protein for the hair that helps strengthen it in preparation for applying heat.
#4. Giovanni Hair Care 2 Chic Flat Iron Styling Mist with Brazilian Keratin and Argan Oil.

This product both strengthens the hair and seals in moisture with argan oil, an oil that makes the hair shiny, brilliant, and easier to manage.

#5. It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner.

I love this product because it does far more than just protect your hair from heat. It also conditions, detangles, adds shine, tames frizz, seals in moisture, helps prevent split ends, and gives your natural hair silkiness and body. Sounds like a miracle worker to me!

Enjoy your style but remember that no matter how much heat protection you apply, frizz happens! Embrace it- it’s all apart of being natural!

12 thoughts on “5 Great Heat Protectants for Type 4 Hair

  1. I have 4a hair and it is fine and dry a lot its cheaper 4 me to use home made ingedients so wat can I use to detagle and moisturise my hair and I dont no how to do styles at all so wat can I do that would help me were my hair out more I always just twist my hair and keep a scarf on it spray it with oil and water day and nite

    1. Marsha,

      My best recommendation is YouTube! There are so many informative videos available now- far more than there were when I went natural nearly five years ago. I found this video for a homemade leave in conditioner recipe that you can use to detangle and moisturize your hair. Since you already do twists, you can try a twistout or even a twisted updo. You can search YouTube for styles to do on your natural hair. It is where I have learned to do all of the styles I do on my own hair.

      Hope this helps!

  2. Keracare strengthening thermal protector is great as well, very good detangling and moisturizer. A little goes a long way.

  3. I have naturally curly hair. I haven’t put heat to my hair in decades, but now that the weather is cold. I would like to know what type of heat protector to use to flat iron my hair..

      1. Thanks so much for the feed back, I will look into that product. Currently found Tche Black Flat Iron spray… I will post an update this week.

  4. The best heat protectant I have ever used is the GKhair ThermalStyleHer. Best against heat prior to styling. It strengthens each hair strand before blow drying to protect from the hair damage. My all time favorite heat protectant .I’d highly recommend it. 🙂 <3

  5. Hi, I was looking for a heat protectants. (I have never used them before.) I recently did the big chop. I try to keep up with my hair by washing it once a week with castor oil shampoo and follow up with castor oil conditioner. My hair is quick to get frizzy whenever I straighten it or even curl it. I wanted to know your reccomendations on a heat protectant that can help with humidity in Florida. Unfortunately, I don’t know my hair type.

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