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Avon Advance Techniques Mirror Shine Spray
If you have read a few of my reviews before, you will know that I buy quite a lot of products from Avon. This is one of the products I use that is available to review in the Dooyoo Catalogue at the time of writing.
I was constantly being recommended this spray from different angles - magazines, a couple of friends swear by it, work colleague's use it, so when my hair was going through a dryer, frizzy patch that meant it also had a duller appearance, I decided to give some of this a try when it was on a really good offer. You know, buy three for five pounds or similar.
The instructions are easy to follow, although they are a lift up flap on the back of the container, which on my current bottle I am unable to lift in order to quote. However, I simply spray a little onto dry or almost dry hair, comb through and leave. This does seem to work fairly well, but I never know which order to use my products in, so I tend to put this on after protection spray and before hair spray if I am using it. I shake the container first, hold near but not to the top of my head and spray a few quick bursts, before carefully combing through to spread the product.
The fragrance is the same subtle, salon like fragrance that Avon use in most of the Advance Techniques range, so if you have tried other products in the range, it will be familiar to you. For those that have not it is a light, slightly floral, slightly citrus scent with underlying amber tones. It would not be too floral for men and I almost wrote the citrus first, but I have just sprayed a little to check the scent and it is the floral element that comes across first of all. It is reminiscent of walking into a good hair salon. You know - that smell?!
The product really does make my brown hair look shiny and glossy, it does not seem to cause build up or any problems at all, on day two, I tend to just apply a little Avon Dry End Serum and once my hair is brushed it still looks great. In addition to creating the missing shine, it does seem to help to reduce frizz as well, so it is really two products in one.
Avon Techniques Mirror Shine Spray comes in a small circular plastic container, carrying 100ml of shine spray. The spray is via a non aerosol pump on top that sits beneath a clear plastic lid. The container is a slightly glossy white recyclable plastic with the product details provided by front and rear labels. As already mentioned, the instructions are accessed via a peel back label and on Avon products these don't always work.
This small bottle shaped container is handy for holidays and handbags.
Due to not being able to peel back the label, I am unable to check the contents, claims or instructions.
The back label has the recycling icons for recyclable and 2 for the type of plastic. There do not appear to be any warnings on the container.
Well my hair is prone to go greasy at the roots, dry at the ends and wavy and heavy in between. That is why I apply this product near the top of my head and not from the roots. I believe that even if you are not prone to greasy hair you should produce enough natural oil at the first 2-3 centimetres to only need to apply this a little further along the hair. However, we each know are own head and hair best, so if you think it is important to create shine right from the start, apply it there.
I believe this will suit any hair types and styles, both male and female and that it is a really good product.
CONCLUSION & STARS:
In conclusion, this is a handy product, that comes in a handy sized container that is quick and easy to use and does exactly what it claims to do. The container is easy to hold and use.
Therefore I can only award 5 stars.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY:
Usually price in the catalogue is £5.00, but frequently included in Avon's offers. Available from Avon catalogue, Avon on-line and other outlets such as Amazon and eBay.
I hope you found this review interesting and useful?
~ Avon Advanced Techniques Mirror Shine Spray ~
Having a regular Avon rep is really quite handy, I would probably save a lot of more if I didn't have one but never the less it is quite handy. I buy a variety of different products all the time and there is rarely a time that I buy nothing but one thing I have bought a few times over the last few years is Avons Mirror Shine Spray.
I started buying it off my previous Avon rep and haven't bought a bottle in the year that I have moved as I stocked up whilst they were on offer as I quite like how it makes my hair look. However I have noticed that in the newer brochures the packaging of the mirror shine spray has changed from a simplistic white and lime coloured bottle to a bright fuchia coloured bottle. However the bottles I have are the white and lime. You get a 100ml plastic bottle which is long and slim, the bottle is a pearly white colour and the pump action sprayer lid is lime, it comes with a little clear plastic cap which fits snugly over the pump.
I use this when ever my hair looks a little dull or I want it to look really shiney which I have to admit is not that often anymore, however a while ago I did use this on a regular basis. I blow dry my hair, style it however I want it and then give a light spritz of this. I learnt the hard way that very little of this product is needed as too much will simply make your hair look greasy. When using a light mist though the results are quite impressive.
One thing that I really am not impressed with though is the very chemically plastic scent that it has.
I do detect an undertone of something that could be nice, it's a clean scent yet the chemical scent totally over powers it. Luckily the scent does not linger on the hair for very long so it doesn't possess to much of a problem.
I find that a light mist of this Mirror Shine Spray will give hair a fantastic shine, it makes hair look really healthy and glossy. The only downside I have found is that my hair will require washing the next day which I do anyway but this may not be ideal for everyone. I just find that the next day my hair will loose the glossy look and just look lank and greasy and also impossible to control.
I have seen that some people think that this product just causes their hair to look very greasy yet I don't have this problem at first. I think you do have to be careful how much you use as a fine mist of this is enough.
It just needs teasing into the hair rather than brushing afterwards and keep it away from the roots.
The price is £5, however with it being an Avon product you can often find it on offer for much less or included in other offers.
You can buy from Avon at www.avonshop.co.uk or from your local Avon rep.
Looking online I can also see that there are sellers on ebay too.
I would have loved to give this product a five star rating but the scent just lets it down for me.
Thanks for reading :o) x
I have a lovely lady in my neighbour who brings Avon catalogues around. Sometimes I will buy nothing for months and sometimes I will buy loads of bits in the sale or clearance booklets. I only have one or two Avon items that I buy regularly (linen spray is one of them) but when I saw this for just £2.00 down from £4.00 I figure it'd be worth a go, providing it worked!
To get hold of this you can order online or through your local Avon representative, however, I doubt you'll want to after reading my review...!
I have hair that is dyed and recently I've had to strip some colour off of it, this means that I've been left with hair that is dull, dry and a little brittle. A good hair cut sorted out most of my damaged ends however I just couldn't get my hair to shine like it used to, no matter what I tried. I have a couple of shine products in my home that are almost finished and the idea of trying this seemed a good one.
The packaging for this spray is quite simple, as is a lot of Avon packaging, however, I don't want to pay for a pretty pot really. This is plastic so can be recycled and it holds 100ml of liquid within it. This is quite a reasonable size for a shine spray, particularly one that cost just £2.00. The bottle has a press down spray button and this is quite simple to use but does need a little pressure, like most I suppose. The amount of spray released is reasonable and is not wasteful so it is simple to control how much you want to use.
This spray, once applied to my hair, did nothing. That's right, nothing. Nothing good at least. I used my normal products, I then applied this once I had finished drying and styling. By the time I got to work my hair looked greasy and I was really disappointed. On the three separate occasions that I used it, each time it made my hair so greasy that in the evening I had to wash it and style it again. Now I'm not sure if this has been reacting with something else I use when styling my hair or if it is just a bad product but either way it didn't work for me and so I'm giving it 1 star out of 5.
The price was good if it had of worked well, the packaging is recyclable but ultimately the product is poor for me and so I'm not going to try it again and rather than pass this on to someone else I've actually just poured this away and recycled the bottle. Its disappointing for it to be this poor quality and while not all Avon products I've tried have been fantastic for my skin type or hair type there have been some brilliant products that I have tried and so this makes this all the more disappointing to use.
My mum picked this out for me randomly from a previous avon book but I didn't use it as my hair had a very shiny shine to it anyway, however having dyed my hair bright red I have difficulty keeping it looking shiney and soft especially when it's fading! I rediscovered this spray at the back of my wardrobe and instantly tried it out.
I sprayed it on with a few pumps, it went on looking quite wet so I left it to dry for a minute... and it stayed looking wet! It made my hair look so greasy which I hate with a passion anyway because I have oily hair and I instantly had to wash it out and the spray found it's place at the back of my wardrobe.
However, desperate to help my hair, I tried it out again a few days later, but this time spraying half way down the hair and on the ends. It didn't my hair a mirror shine, but did make it appear softer and didn't make it look greasy like before. I was fairly pleased with this until I began to smell the product because to me it is very strong and unpleasant plus I could smell it for the rest of the day!
So overall I think this product is rubbish! I have since found many better products that help with adding shine to hair and I find they are mostly conditioners and serums not sprays!
I've got dark blonde hair which I have highlighted light blond. In the past I have dyed it brown. The one thing which brown holds for me over blonde is that your hair can have a really good shine. With blonde hair, it is so much harder to get that gloss and shimmer. I was explaining that dilemma to my hairdresser, and she recommended this Avon mirror shine product. Normally hair dressers only recommend expensive products, and those they sell and therefore get commission on so I tend to ignore it. However the hairdresser had no affiliation to Avon, and the product was so cheap I just had to give it a go.
I bought the product brand new on ebay, including postage for around £3.50. At the time there were plenty for sale so lots of sellers to chose from.
The hair shine spray is 100ml. It comes in a white plastic bottle with a spray pump head. It is not an aerosol. The liquid inside is clear, but has a bit of a shimmer layer to it. It sprays easily on your hair, but it is best to do it at a distance, of around 15 inches, so that it doesn't clump when it lands on your hair. From a distance you get a much more even spray.
The spray does exactly what it says, it makes your hair nice and shiney. It doesn't give the natural silky gloss which I had dreamt of, but it did give a little sparkle as it made the light reflect off of it. It was much better for my hair on the day that I used it, on the next day it acted like hair spray and made my hair a little stiffer. It was well worth the low price tag for a bit of a spruce up to my otherwise dull hair.
As any of you who read my reviews wil know, I have tried a lot of Avon products and will continue to do so....I guess you could say I am addicted to the whole Avon exerience. You will also know that I have dry frizzy hair and am constantly on the look out for hair products to help with this.
While browsing through a recent campaign catalogue, I came across this Mirror Shine Spray and upon reading the write up I thought it would be perfect for the days I straighten my hair (which is not too often as this causes more drying damage) as the write up told me it would give my hair a natural looking shine. Just what my hair needed after the srtraighteners had done their job.
I paid full price for this (£4 for a 100ml bottle) and felt that this was low enough to not wait for it to be on offer.
Upon receiving my Avon order, I decided to wash and straighten my hair that evening, I styled my hair as normal with my straighteners and then applied the Mirror Shine Spray as directed, simular to that of a hair spray holding 4 inches away form your head. The spray top is a pump spray and gives out a fine mist of the product, I found that it was easy to apply and the bottle was comfortable to hold and pump at the same time.
The products aroma was not unpleasent but it was rather strong as while spraying I found that some of the srapy wafted towards my mouth and that, along with the generally strong aroma, made me feel slightly queasy.
After spraying my hair as directed and only giving a few brusts of the pump spray which was enough to cover my long thick hair, I replaced the cap and checked out the results in the mirror, my hair did indeed look shiney and felt really rather smooth compared to my normally naturally dry and straw like hair, however, I did not find this a flattering shine, I found it to actually give my hair the 'I have not washed my hair for a month' look. My hair looked greasy and it even had the clingy feeling that is usually an accompliment with greasy hair. I also found that the following day was even worse and my hair smelt like the spray so everytime I moved my head the aroma that my hair released turned my stomach despite it not being unpeasant it was just an odd smell and far too strong.
I wondered if I had maybe applied to much or was too close to my hair when applying, so over the next few weeks, I tried using it in different ways, thinking I must have been applying it wrong but nothing I did, every way in which I applied it, resulted with the same greasy look and feel. Therefore I would not recommend this product to anyone, unless they like the greasy look that is.
Why did I buy this product?
I wanted something to make my hair shiny and glossy.
What does this product promise?
For a glossy shine that enhances the colour of dull hair.
Where can I get this product?
You can buy this product from your local AVON representive or log online to the AVON website to order.
At the moment this product is £2 but it is normally £4 for a 100ml bottle.
I would advice that if you do have an AVON rep to ask them if they could check there other brochure e.g. the one before or after the book they have given you and ask if they could order the cheapest for you. If like me you're representive would want to get their customers the best price for the product. Ask nicely and you could bag yourself a bargain.
My hair sometimes looks dull and lifeless. I think this is because I dye it quite a lot. I wanted it to look shiny and healthy. I do straighten my hair quite a lot as well which doesn't help either.
When I seen this product and what a bargain at only £2 I thought I would get it as if I got the result that I wanted from it , it would of been great.
However I did not find that it was a good product. I used only a small about and it made my hair greasy not shiny and it felt disgusting. I had to wash my hair straight away.
Waste of time and waste of money even at £2. It does not do as it states. For this reason I would recommend this product a 1/10.
If you have already purchased this product and you do not like you can ask you're representive to send it back even if it has been opened. You will be fully refunded as long as it is under 30 days since you ordered it.
Hope my review was of some used to you. Thank you for taking time to read it.
The Avon advance techniques mirror shine spray is an item that I bought from my Avon representative about two months ago. It was on offer at the time for the price of £2 which is half price as the normal price is £4.
This was the first time I had ever tried the product and I thought it would maybe give a nice shine to my hair as I thought it was looking a bit dull.
The bottle is a white colour and is plastic. The top of the bottle is a pump dispenser and this part of the bottle is a green colour. The bottle is 100 ml in size so I thought this was quite a good size for the price as I only paid £2 for it.
The packaging is very nice looking and I think it looks attractive and sophisticated. There is a logo on the front of the bottle with the 'Avon Advance Techniques' logo and name.
I found that this spray really was not for me at all. I thought it would help a little with helping me to tame my frizzy hair but it did nothing to help this and I still had to use my usual hair products alongside the Avon mirror spray.
The 'shine' that the Avon mirror spray was supposed to give me just made my hair look dirty and a bit on the greasy side which meant I had to wash it the next day to remove the mirror spray from my hair. This has happened every time I have used the mirror spray so I think it must not suit my hair type or something.
My hair type is normal/greasy but I do use a lot of hair products on my hair and I have never had a problem with them making my hair too greasy or anything. I think that the mirror shine spray is better suited if you have very dry or normal hair.
The spray is very easy to use and I thought that just the right amount of spray came out of the bottle when I sprayed down on the pump spray. Some pump sprays you need to press lots of times to get a good amount from the bottle or they are the other extreme and you end up with far too much product but the Avon mirror spray seemed to be a good amount.
The mirror shine spray was a big disappointment as it didn't do anything at all for my hair except make it look really greasy. I would not buy it again and I definitely don't think it is worth the normal price which is £4.
Whilst getting my hair cut earlier in the year I was advised by the hairdresser to try a shine spray. She explained how it can stop hair been so flyaway. Flicking through the Avon book I came across this, Advance Techniques Mirror Shine Spray and decided to give it ago. Avon's claim is to 'Gives you the same incredible glossy shine but now with Colour Reflective technology, to dramatically enrich dull, flat colour with a more intense colour brilliance'
The shine spray is currently priced at £2 on the Avon website, though they constantly run offers on their Advance Techniques range so prices can vary.
Mirror Shine Spray comes in a 100ml white bottle with a green spray cap lid. It does look a little cheap in my opinion.
Instructions are sparse, but this isn't a surprise with Avon products:
"Spray lightly and evenly through clean, dry hair"
So, after washing and styling my hair I gave the shine spray a go. I liked the smell, which is the same smell as the other products in the Advance Techniques line, slightly coconuty, if that's a word. I sprayed the product all over my hair, keeping the spray an arm's length away from my head. Easy!
So, did it work? Well my hair was definitely shiny, but having just washed my hair I would expect this anyway. Was it any shinier than usual, I am not sure. It definitely stopped my hair been so fly away and did seem to weigh my hair down making it look flat and lacking in volume.
I would not buy the product again. Yes it smells nice, and it did stop the flyaway look, but I could get this from a hair spray. It just seemed a little bit of a pointless product to me.
I'm not one of those girls who has to have mega shiny hair all the time because I think sometimes their hair looks greasy rather than shiny and if they could see it themselves I reckon they'd cut down on the products plastered on their hair! I was off on a big night out though and wanted to straighten my hair poker straight and use something to give it a glossy shine, something I've been missing since I started bleaching and colouring my hair.
I ended up with Daily Results Mirror Shine spray after mentioning this to my cousin who at the time was an Avon rep and she talked me into ordering a bottle because she said it gives her a brilliant shine on her hair and also her 9 year old daughters.
It's dead easy to use, just wash and dry your hair and then spray the Mirror Shine onto your hair. It smells quite nice and has got a weird sweet smell that's hard to describe but it does make my hair smell nice and fresh for ages after I used it, you only need to spray a bit on and spray from a distance because if you do it too close your hair will get too wet with the product.
I hate this stuff, it made my hair look greasy even though I'd only just washed and dried it and gave it a proper funny plasticky feel that I didn't like at all. It did make my hair look a bit shinier but this was more of a greasy effect than a mirror shine and it made my hair look and feel dirty and horrible. It didn't make it look glossy or healthy like the Avon book promised and just made it appear manky and like I hadn't washed it in a week.
I was rackling my brain to think why it suited my cousin and her daughter so good and then it come to me, because they are mixed race they have extremely glossy hair that doesn't ever appear greasy and has a natural shine to it and I suppose this spray just brought out the natural glossiness of their hair. More so with the little girl because she is darker than her mum and can get her hair into a proper afro when my cousin can be bothered so this spray adds a wicked shine to her hair in particular and doesn't make it look greasy at all, but then black women often use cocoa butter and other oily products in their hair so this spray is light for them! lol
I won't bother myself again and the bottle I've got here I'm going to pass on to my cousin because she loves it and uses it most days because she said it's cheaper than the glosser she buys from the ethic beauty store in Perry Barr and it also suits her hair type better.
If you still want to try it and risk your freshly washed hair looking greasy then you can buy a 100ml bottle for £4.00, or it's very often on special offer either at half price or bundled with other Daily Results products for a discounted price.
My sister in law lives by this product, if she could only have one product to use forever it would be the advance techniques daily results mirror shine spray. She has blonde hair which is usually quite dull from bleaching so ofton but after a spritz of mirror shine spray it looks amazing and so shiny. So I decided to give it a try over the winter as my hair had gone quite dull. It was in with the offer of any 3 for £5 on hair products.
It is 100ml and packaged in a white plastic bottle with a green pump on the top. It is a pretty basic design, just has the name of the product on the front. There werent any instructions on it but it is simple to use, you simply spray it over your hair once blowdried and straightened.You dont need alot of it, a few sprays all over your hair will do. This means that it lasts ages and you don't need to buy it very ofton.
I have to admit it does as it says and my hair was very shiny and it has a lovely scent to it, im not quite sure what it is though. Now that its summer my hair is looking quite shiny naturally and this is a problem as if I spray it on my hair which is shiny already then it does make it look quite greasy so I only use it over the winter when my hair does get quite dull looking.
When I received my latest Avon book through the door I had no intentions of buying anything from it considering I said the same thing last time and still ended up with loads of things I didn't need. I had a browse anyway, as you do and came across the mirror shine spray from the advanced techniques range. I can remember using this when I was younger and I used to love it so I decided to give it a go.
The mirror shine spray comes in a 100ml white multi-tonal bottle with a bright green lid. The bottle is different to how I remembered it in the past so it must have had a bit of a re-vamp. As with a lot of Avon products, there isn't much information on the bottle. The idea of the spray is to be used on clean hair. It should be sprayed on to create a glass like shine to lifeless dull hair.
When I was younger I used to have long hair and found this product to be a lifesaver. Now my hair is shorter it doesn't seem to work as well. I feel that the product is a tad bit heavy for my fine hair. The smell is rather coco nutty and pleasant but the mist of spray comes out quite quickly with quite a bit of it. I decided to use the spray after straightening my hair and it did give me a lovely shine which also smoothed any ends however, after a few hours my hair seemed flat and it didn't feel very nice to touch and rather greasy. I decided to use the spray again this time applying a tiny amount; unfortunately I got the same results.
When I ordered this spray it was on a special price of £1.75. My book has been taken away now and I am therefore not too sure about the non-sale price.
Maybe this spray is best used on longer thicker hair as it doesn't do anything for me anymore. I won't be buying this again and I wouldn't recommended it to anyone with fine hair as it will weigh it down and make it appear greasy. I think if you have longer hair then maybe it is worth a try considering it used to be one of my favourite products. I know the design has had a re-vamp so maybe the spray has changed too.
One of my friends was kind enough to recommend Avons Mirror Shine Spray. I have the kind of hair that is best kept away from humidity, drizzle, rain because it slowly starts to increase in size and ends up with an annoying wave to it. Now the first time a used shine spray the weather was miserable and i had to venture outside. I was amazed to find that my hair stayed the way it was before i left the house. The shine spray is obviously supposed to leave your hair with a nice smooth as glass shine all day long, too be honest i havent noticed that it makes a lot of difference in that area but it solves my frizz problem so i think its an excellent product.
It comes in a 100ml bottle and its about £4.00 from Avon and the bottle lasts quite a long time. I usually buy it when its on offer, so at £2.00 or buy one get one free. I always have plenty in the bathroom cupboard and i start to panic if i get too low on stock if the avon book is nowhere in site. Its one product a good not be without.
It contains Creatine plus Shine Silicones. To use: Spray lightly and evenly on clean hair. And should be held about 10cm from your head
Its Flammable and shoould be kept out of reach of children.
I would recommend this product to anyone with flyaway frizzy hair as its very good at combatting the problem
After my last review about Advance Techniques Daily Results leave in conditioner, i thought that i better give my opinion on this one as it differs quite alot from that product.
I recieved this in the pack that i got, 5 for £5, from an Avon campaign a few books back, and at the start i was pleasently surprised to see the quality of the products for that price, but when i used it, i was really dissapointed.
-----So what is it then?-----
It is a spray in liquid that claims to ' contain creatine plus shine silicones to deliver a smooth-as-glass shine, all day long'. Well i didnt find this at all, all i found was that it made my hair look slightly greasy, not really a great look is it?
It is the usual Advance Techniques colours of green and pearlesant white, the lid has a pump action spray which is green and this is really easy to use, then the rest of the bottle is white with a few green details on it. The packaging is not all that special, but it doesn't really matter to me what it looks like.
-----How to use it-----
1 - wash you hair.
2 - dry your hair.
3 - spray lightly and evenly through your hair.
Not really rocket science is it?
This product has the same distinct smell that the rest of the Advance Techniques have, that really lovley 'Calpol' smell then when it is on your hair it then has a pleasent coconut smell, that seems to linger for ages. I have to admit i am kind of addicted to this smell, it reminds me of being a child and getting Calpol and wanting the whole bottle!
I feel that there are a few good things about this that i really like and a few bad things that really put me off ever buying it again.
Likes - I like that fact that i got it for the price that i did, but i dont think that i would buy it at full price because i am just not that keen on it.
I love the smell, it is to die for, i like when i get a product that smells really nice as it makes me hair feel really fresh, and its great that the smell lasts so long, it really makes it a worth while product.
Dislikes - When i used this product i felt like my hair look and felt really greasy, i dont know if it was just me, or if that i maybe sprayed too much on my hair or too close, but it really has mde me not want to try it again, as i then had to go and wash my hair for the 2nd time in one day, not really good when you are in a hurry to go out.
I woule have prefered that if i was going to use this product more that it was in a larger bottle, as i feel that 100ml is not really all that much, compared to the size of the other products in this range.
This product i really not for me at all, and i dont think that i would be trying it again, and now i have two full bottles lying around gathering dust. anyone want them?
I decided to use Avon Advance Techniques Mirror Shine Spray as i had used some of the other Advance Technique products in the Avon Catalogue range and had found them to work quite well. I found this one to be particularly good as it contains Creatine plus shine silicones to deliver a smooth as glass shine to the hair which actually does last all day long. This product is the perfect compliment to styled hair and provides a style with that finishing touch, which doesnt effect the touch of hair as it doesnt make it 'crispy' or 'greasy.' The product comes in pretty packaging and smells really gorgeous, the smell actually lasts too, even after a night out. Using this product will give your hair a salon fresh feel and smell. it is also really good value for money and works well in accompaniment with the rest of the Advance Techniques range.
Enrich the colour of your hair while protecting it from the suns harsh rays / This lighweight spray contains silicone and pro vitamin B5 to seal in the shine without weighing your hair down /