Finding great heat protectors for fine hair is hard work…I know because I had to search high and low for the right product for my oldest daughter’s hair. No one likes to have their hair weighed down by a ton of products and for my fine haired divas, this is absolutely true. Finding lightweight products of any kind is an absolute must for fine hair.


When choosing heat protectors for fine hair, it’s always best to choose a spray. Serums tend to be heavier and are more likely to weigh the hair down. Serums are best for those with thicker hair, but if you choose to use a serum only use a small pea sized amount.

I have thick hair and I still prefer minimal product. I hate to feel products on my hair and I love having a ton of body. If my hair isn’t swinging after flat ironing, I’m not a happy camper. LOL

I have a few sprays that I think are perfect and won’t weigh your hair down.

Agadir Argan Oil Hair Shield 450 – Personally, this is one of my top two favorites. I love the way the entire product line smells. Hair Shield 450 is a spray treatment that protects, repairs, and adds shine. One of my favorite benefits is that it also contains a humidity blocker that reduces frizz. I need all the help I can get!

Silk Elements MegaSilk Heat Protection Spray – I started using this spray when I began heat styling my daughter’s hair and it has never let me down. I can pick this up at Sally’s and it’s very inexpensive. I don’t particularly like the smell because it has a typical hair product smell. If you want something that is relatively unscented, this is a great product for you to try.

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Chi 44 Iron Guard – My other top two favorite…you can’t go wrong with Chi. Plus, I love the smell. I have to say this is an extremely lightweight product that I use before blow drying and flat iron without any issues. Iron Guard will leave your hair full of body.

TRESSEMME Thermal Creations – A new updated version of the previous Heat Defense heat protector. This is another inexpensive product that you can pick up almost everywhere, including Walmart.

I will give an honorable mention to Beyond The Zone’s Turn Up The Heat. It’s a great product, but if you are not careful, you can easily use too much and weigh down your hair. If you try this one, use it with a light hand and a ton of caution. Trust me!