Blowout Essentials: 8 Products To Smooth And Safeguard Your Strands

We know, we know: Heat styling isn't exactly the best thing for our hair. Our beloved blow dryers and flat irons can weaken our locks and deplete our hair's natural oils — and yet, only a good blowout gives us the smooth, sleek strands we desire. You see the bind we're in.
Luckily, we no longer have to choose between healthy, non-fried hair, and our natural frizz. It's easy to prevent damage with the right products: Just apply one of the genius new heat protecting serums, comb through, and voilà — your delicate strands are protected from the blowdryers' Hades-like heat.
We rounded up the best heat protectants — plus other blow-dry must-haves, from sectioning clips, to styling creams, and the all-important finishing spray. These products don't just keep your hair from getting fried, they also add shine, de-frizz — and let us heat style our hair with confidence.
So read on, and repeat after me: We will stop damaging our hair. We will stop damaging our hair.
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Colortrak Duckbill Clips, $5, available at Sally Beauty Supply.
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Mason Pearson Detangling Comb, $29, available at Gracious Style.
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Cricket Friction Free Thermal Round Brush, $9, available at AOL Shopping.
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Rusk Thermal Serum, $16, available at Folica.
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Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, $8, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Living Proof Nourishing Styling Cream, $36, available at Sephora.
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Ojon Dry Recovery Hydrating Smoothing Cream, $24, available at Sephora.
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Aquago Finishing Spray Sleek Hair, $20, available at Sleek Hair.