Heat Protectants For African Hair | Salon Secret Africa

Three top heat protectants for African hair

Salon Secret
19 November 2018
thick short natural hair

When it comes to heat styling your hair, there’s always some risk involved. Your tresses could become dry, brittle and frazzled, so your best course of action is to protect those luscious African locks as best you can beforehand.


Whether your hair is natural or has been relaxed, these are some of the best products to protect it from heat damage:

1. Mizani 25 Miracle Milk

The reason behind the name? Mizani 25 Miracle Milk provides 25 individual benefits for your hair. It’s a lightweight, leave-in hair treatment, free of parabens, sulphate and alcohols. It works to detangle, moisturise and protect against heat damage all-in-one. Use this product as a primer for blow drying, curling and straightening hair, while enhancing its beautiful, natural shine.  

2. Mizani Thermastrength Heat Protecting Serum

This is a botanically-enriched product, formulated to provide advanced strength to natural hair during heat treatment and thereafter. The Mizani Thermastrength Heat Protecting Serum has an anti-breakage ceramide technology, which works to improve your hair’s tensile strength while keeping it smooth, shiny and perfectly voluminous. It’s also ideal for heat treatments such as curling, straightening and blow drying.

3. Redken Iron Shape 11 Thermal Holding Spray

This unique holding spray is the perfect formula for keeping hair healthy, without leaving it feeling stiff or sticky. The Redken Iron Shape 11 Thermal Holding Spray protects your hair from temperatures as high as 230 degrees, all the while adding a beautifully natural and touchable hold to your hair. With its advanced Heat Restyling Technology, you only need to apply it once, and you can restyle your hair endlessly throughout the day. This heat protection spray for natural hair is ideal for use with flat irons and curling irons.

4. Kérastase Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil

This multi-functional product can be used in several ways: as a pre-cleanse treatment, a heat protectant, a finishing product to control frizz and as a touch-up product to add bounce and shine. Kérastase Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil deeply penetrates the hair fibre, reinforcing your hair’s natural strength with its mixture of maize oil, Pracaxi oil, Camellia oil and Argan oil for gorgeous sheen and supple touch.

Your best course of action is to protect those luscious African locks as best you can beforehand

Rocky Bukasa South African Mizani Education Developer Instructor

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