Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer

Best Heat Protectant for Curly or Frizzy Hair

Why people love it
  • Takes the frizz away
  • Smells terrific
  • Makes hair soft

If you have curly, frizzy, or unmanageable hair, this is the heat protectant you need. It’s also good for dry and thin hair and works even if you don’t add heat.

There are plenty of people that just can’t get over the smell – and then there is the animal testing which puts some people off.


In addition to the six incredible oils that lock in moisture on this product, you are going to get a lot of benefits from it. The UVA and UVB protection is a nice bonus, but we’re especially fond of the detangling abilities at hand here. And, though many heat protectants claim to de-frizz, not all of them work on curly hair – but this one does.

Yes, if you have curly hair, this is perhaps the best heat protectant for you; it really does the job and you won’t need to layer it on to feel the soft smoothness that others do with their straight hair. And, at the same time, it’s not too strong for thin or damaged hair either.

One of the biggest drawbacks is the scent. There are those that love it, but there are many that absolutely cannot tolerate it. If you have a sensitive nose, you may want to be careful. Then again, if you have difficult-to-manage curly hair, you probably won’t care what it smells like; this will soon be part of your daily routine. 

Key ingredients: A whole mix of almond, macadamia, coconut, and seed oils. All of it will allow your hair to retain plenty of moisture.

Paraben-free? Yes

Animal-friendly? Well, probably. They only test on animals when required to by law – which typically means they must do so to sell their products in China. And this product is likely to be one that is animal tested.

Application: Although the folks at Bumble and Bumble say to apply this to damp hair, you can use it at almost any time. Indeed, it does well to keep curls frizz-free when applied to wet hair and will tame the flyaways on drier hair. You can really play with this product to figure out what suits you best.

Package size: It’s an 8.5-ounce pump spray bottle.

Cost: This isn’t the cheapest; usually you’ll pay between $26 and $30 on Amazon. That works out to more than $3 per ounce. If it works for you, you’ll pay it gladly.

Bottom line: If you have curly hair, you’re going to want this – and the price isn’t going to scare you away. But, that’s not to say that only those with curls or serious frizz can make the most of it; this product is rather versatile and can be applied no matter how wet or dry our hair is for the protection you need under any heat.

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