As simple a thing as a heat protectant is hard to find in Saudi Arabia. And, if we do find it in some little corner it will be overpriced. I personally do heat styling very rarely. But, even then I like to protect my precious long hair from any damage. It took me a long while to grow out my hair. And, the longer the length of your hair the older it is. So, it can be easily damaged.
I got this Vatika Nourish and Protect styling cream from Panda. I believe it was for about 7 Riyals, I don't remember exactly. It has almond oil, aloe vera and henna in it.
The day I want to style my hair with any form of heat, I first wash my hair and then when I get out of the shower I apply a pea-sized amount to my wet hair from ear down. I apply very little because my hair is fine and if you apply a lot it can make your hair greasy. So, if your hair is oily apply very little. And, if you've dry hair you can apply a liberal amount. Never apply this to your scalp! You will end up with a greasy head. Apply it to the hair from ear down and you're ready for any heat styling. You don't have to wash the cream off.
You can also do a deep conditioning treatment with this cream. Apply it all over your scalp and hair and leave it on for 15 mins and then wash it off.
I absolutely love this cream because my hair doesn't feel dry after straightening or curling. The curls last for days and my hair is less frizzy. It feels so much softer and healthier. If you're in the market for a heat protectant, try this one out. If you use it properly, you'll love it.