“ Brand: Angel Fish / Sprays / Type: Styling Spray / Subcategory: Styling Sprays „
J'adore Angel Fish, as should come across in my previous review. This little cutie especially, as it really does the job.
I'll be honest, I never used to believe in shine sprays, I thought they were created by the various clever companies in order to squeeze yet more money out of us all, rather like Valentines Day. Happily, this product proved me wrong.
You can pick yourself up a 75ml spray can for under £3 usually, and sometimes boots do have the range on offer. For that price though, you can't really complain, especially as a little goes a long way.
The overall effect was much better than I anticipated. The packaging urges you to only use a light spray over your finished style, and I would certainly back that up. The formula is created in order to add masses of shine, but in order to do that, it is oily. So, if you overdose on it, you could end up looking like you haven't washed your hair at all...
As I sprayed over my lovely, straightened hair, I did wonder if I was making a big mistake, but the finished result was enough to shut me up. My style remained as I had left it, no pools of grease or sticky, clumpy hair. Instead, it almost radiated with shine, and I had so many comments from random strangers!
And I have to say, the scent of Malibu as I applied it, was to die for! My hair smelled heavenly. Or Angelic. Whatever you prefer.
In all, I would definately recommend that you try this, it just might change your mind!
Anyone who regularly reads my reviews will know by now that I'm a real fan of beauty products. It's only of late that I really have nothing to write about in the beauty department that I have moved on to food after writing about every single item I own and adding suggestions as I go! I kid you not lol.
I've used a couple of AngelFish products in the past and been rather impressed with them and have actually repurchased a few bits from the range since my first contact with the products long ago. I saw this shine spray in my local Boots and it was reduced to a £1.50 a can rather than it's usual price tag of £2.97 so I simply had to try it out and I actually needed some spray on shine spray and was actually poised to get my usual of Lee Stafford till I saw this and the price difference!
Long white cylinder can which is 75ml in size and has a bright pink transparent push button sprayer to the top of and a matching lid that simply pulls on/off with ease. On the front of the can there is a picture in silver of a woman with wings and in fuschia pink, silver and black writing I'm told it is New AngelFish 'Fish hairdressing est 1987' StarAngel Superstar Shine Spray. On the back of the can I'm told a bit about the product and given directions on how to use it, cautions, ingredients and contact details for Angelfish are all given and then finally the recycle symbol is displayed and so is the bar-code. It's a nice handy size can and is quite funky in it's appearance really and in my view aimed at women with a funky attitude and I personally love the quality and ease of use of all of the AngelFish products I've tried.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Can:
We've used all 22 years year's of our Soho salon experience to bring you ultra-sexy Angelfish...a range of nourishing styling products featuring our signature fresh, feel good fragrance to create hair that screams 'touch me' - doing everything that is good, so you can be a little bit bad! Angelfish..for the devil inside you!
Star Shine Spray tames mischievous flyaways and adds dazzling shine to your hair!
Directions for Use:
After styling, spray lightly all over hair from approximately 20cm.
Great for adding sparkling shine to dull/tired looking hair, no-one needs to know it's not natural!
Me Using It:
So to use this I personally use it as the last styling product on my dry hair (over hairspray or fixing spray or whatever). It sprays out as a very fine mist and all you do is direct it where you want to shine and it dries within a second cos after-all it is a mist. Now the smell of this like all the other AngelFish products is in my opinion a main reason to purchase this stuff. It has a wonderful rich, deep and sweet coconut aroma to it that is blended with something else but I cant put my finger on what that could be but it is really yummy. Although it is an in your face scent it's a real bonus cos it's just so high quality and yes the smell of this lingers on the hair pretty much till you wash it out too!
So as I have said all you do is spray your hair concentrating on where your hair is seen so don't bother trying to spray from all angles trying to coat the lot just a light spray and it's job done! I find this a really easy product to use. The button sprayer is aerosol and it's easy to grip the can and direct it with no drips and it sprays out very easily indeed.
Does It Work Though?
Absolutely! This is a brilliant product and everything I expected from the Angelfish brand. Not only does it look great, is a handy travel size (but doesn't need to be huge cos it lasts ages), it's easy to use and most of all really does give a quality glossy noticeable shine to my hair and I feel fabulous with this on. The shine given lasts again, till it's washed out and that shine isn't a horrid fake looking one it just gives a sophisticated, natural gloss to the hair and my lack hair dazzles for hours. Not only that it softens and hydrates the hair without being greasy or leaving residue anywhere it shouldn't (so in my opinion particularly good for dry old mops but still great for any hair type) it doesn't weigh hair down, does help to control flyaways (as promised) and generally cares for your hair and is easy to wash out. What is there to moan about? lol.
All in all this is simply fantastic and it comes with a huge thumbs up from me. It's kind and it's gentle, it smells sublime and refreshes hair. My hair in the long term feels in better condition and I can only put it down to this product as I haven't changed anything else in my haircare routine lately but started using this! I love it, think it's worth double it's price and will buy it time and time again. When your hair is silky and shiny...what can be better?
I purchased mine in Boots but I'm sure it's available in other places and do look in online stores for discounted products!