Best Budget Heat Protectant
- Delicious scent
- Works amazing with flat irons
- Softens and smoothes hair
Besides smelling amazing, this budget heat protectant does incredible work when combined with flat iron heat. The smooth, sleek effect lasts for a long time.
Sadly, there is some alcohol in this product and it can leave hair feeling coated or sticky if over applied. Also, we wouldn't suggest this product for chemically curled hair.
For a start, it’s difficult to find such a quality product at this price and we absolutely love that. Really, it’s such a good deal. But that doesn’t make it a perfect product; it’s definitely not for everyone. We’re disappointed that there is a fair amount of alcohol in this product. So, even though it’s great at protecting your hair from heat styling, it’s contributing to other damage.
But, it does do an amazing job of creating a straight, smooth, sleek look with a soft, natural feel – as long as you use it properly. Here, that means being careful not to over apply this product. If you do, you’ll be disappointed with the sticky effect.
Then again, this product will definitely last overnight to save you time in the morning. The manufacturers claim it is good for 48 hours, but it probably only manages that duration for the minority of users. And, users are split on the de-frizzing efficacy of this heat protectant. We don’t suggest it for chemically straightened or curled hair, but for everyone else, you should probably give it a try at least once because it’s affordable enough to experiment with.
Key ingredients: Moroccan argan oil is the hero in this mix.
Animal-friendly? Nope. The parent company is L'Oreal which is notorious for animal testing. That’s a bummer.
Application: Use a light spray only and give it a moment before adding heat.
Package size: 6-ounce spritzer bottle. You might be able to find bulk packaging, but you’ll probably be better off with Amazon’s subscribe and save deal.
Cost: If you buy this once-off, you’ll pay a little more than $4.25 for the bottle. That works out to less than 75 cents per ounce. Now, if you go for the subscribe and save option, it’s closer to $4 for the bottle – and that’s pretty darn good.
Bottom line: The price is good, as well as the quality, considering the price makes this a winner. There are some drawbacks to this heat protectant from Garnier, but when it works, it really gets the job done. We don’t suggest it for chemically straightened or curled hair, but for everyone else, you should probably give it a try at least once because it’s affordable enough to experiment with.
- Rated #6 in 8 Best Heat Protectant Products