Most of us have some form of heating tool at home and that means we also need thermal protection. It’s precisely heat that is often needed to get that styling you want. Although we all like different hairstyles and styles of hair, we often have the common need for heat protection.
Overdoing your hair is very tiring and I think we’ve all experienced this – having hair that’s worn out and dry. Even if you take very good care of your hair, wear and tear on the hair strands is inevitable and this can be seen both in split ends and other parts of the hair.
Even if you don’t use heat tools or other styling tools, your hair will wear out and it’s important to remember to take good care of your hair. Today there are many different good products that take care of your hair and if you have good hair care products at home and maybe spend a little extra on better quality hair care, your hair will be fine.
With styling and heat tools, you are hastening the inevitable, that is to say that the hair gets worn out, but with one of the heat protectors we have included in this test, the hair will feel much better than without heat protection.
If you’re under the impression that it doesn’t work, or that it’s just another unnecessary item on the bathroom shelf, you’re wrong. A good thermal protector is always something we need, so if you don’t already have a favourite, we think you should pick one of the products we’ve featured below!
Our winner in the “Luxury” category is the Oribe Gold Lust Balm d’Or Heat Styling Shield and it’s a really lovely product that we recommend you all try! Our winner in the “Best & Cheapest” category is the Toni & Guy Heat Protection Mist which is another product we recommend.
Our winner in the “Medium” category is Kérastase Résistance Ciment Thermique and our wildcard is Cloud Nine Magical Quick Dry Potion Spray.
Toni & Guy Heat Protection Mist
This is a very good product and it also has a very good price! It’s always fun when you find products that are good and affordable, so this is a full score!
Kérastase Résistance Ciment Thermique
Kérastase lovers will love this product. It’s really lovely and good for your hair. It also smells lovely, so you get it all in one when you choose this heat protectant.
Oribe Gold Lust Balm d’Or Heat Styling Shield
Oribe is a brand that has products that give your hair everything it needs. Using this heat protection you can be on the safe side in terms of keeping your hair healthy, despite styling.
Cloud Nine Magical Quick Dry Potion Spray
This heat-protecting treat takes care of your hair and speeds up blow-drying time. In other words, you get both a heat protector that takes care of your hair + a product that means you don’t have to spend so much time “heat styling”.
What makes our thermal protection tests reliable?
Our hair heat protection tests are reliable for the simple reason that we have 110% knowledge of the beauty world. We all have a keen interest and therefore a lot of knowledge in the field, whether it’s heat protection, bronzer, serum or anything else.
The collective knowledge we have plus the fact that we always consult professionals when we do our tests makes this a test that is to be trusted from all angles.
As we who have done this test use a lot of heat protection and have done so for a long time, we have tested many over the years. This has led to us knowing what we want out of a heat shield. It also means that we know what we definitely don’t want.
You can quickly tell if a heat protectant is good and if it suits your own hair. Remember that everyone’s hair is different and a product that suits your best friend or your sister may not suit you at all.
Thermal protection – for whom?
Heat protection is something that everyone who uses heat tools should and must use. Every time you use a heat tool you should wear heat protection, it’s as simple as that!
If you don’t usually use heat protection, it’s about time you started doing so. It’s so unnecessary to mess with your hair, because it’s so easy to just buy good heat protection at home and then put it in before styling with your heat tool.
Hard to choose? Then you’re not alone – it’s hard to find your way through the beauty jungle, no matter what type of product you’re looking for. Take a look at the products we’ve included in our best in test, because you’re bound to find a favourite!
How did we choose which thermal protectors to test?
Of course, we already had a couple of favourites that we wanted to include in the thermal protection test, so we’ve included these products. We’ve also included products that professionals have recommended to us when we asked.
It’s important to include products that both we want to include ourselves and the type of products that the pros talk about. We always do it that way and then of course we usually also check which products get good reviews on the beauty sites – all to get as many people as possible to have their say!
How did we do the heat protection tests?
Our test winners in the different categories are developed based on information gathered from forums, product descriptions, product reviews and our own conclusions and from this we come up with the products we think are the best in different price ranges.
Best in Test Heat Shields
Heat protection best in test. After the whole test group had finished testing the thermal protectors, we were able to get together to go through the test results of all the participants, in order to jointly select the best-in-test thermal protectors. From cheap heat protection that also worked really well, to a more expensive but much more luxurious heat protection for hair. Below you’ll find our reviews of the top heat protectors in each category.