“ Brand: Avon / Type: Styling Spray / What it does: Protects / Product line: Avon Advance Techniques „
I am not that nice to my hair. I blow dry it, I straighten it with my GHD hot irons and I don't really treat it as well as I should. We all know that heat and over styling really do damge to the hair and so one way in which I try to prevent a lot of damamge is by using a heat protection styler when I am straightening or drying my hair. I usually use a GHD heat protection spray but when I have run out or am feeling a bit strapped in the month and can't afford the fairly expensive price I tend to use a heat protector from Avon. We have an Avon book that comes around our neighbourhood and what initially attracted me to this spray was the amazing price of just £4.50 for a 100ml bottle spray. I tend to dry and straighten my hair about every other day or every three days so I tend to get through quite a bit of spray so to have found an inexpensive spray was great.
Avon say that this Advanced Techniques Heat Protection Styler seals in the cuticle and helps protect hair from styling damage. I find it really easy to use. It comes in a plastic spray bottle and has a manual spray pump at the top. When I am out of the shower and have wet hair I spray some on, not at the roots of my hair but fairly near the top and then I just comb it through and then style my hair like I normally would.
When I am drying my hair I can feel that I have some sort of product in my hair. It's a strange feeling, it doesn't make my hair sticky or greasy or dry but you can definitely feel like you have something on your hair, almost coating each strand and keeping it protected to some degree.
So, what have the results been like when I have used this spray? Well, I still get split ends but I don't think there has been a product invented yet that will protect from split ends completely but this spray definitely leaves my hair a bit shinier and a bit less fly away and I find I am able to style it a bit easier and it will cooperate with me and tend to look nice for longer so I will continue to use this spray from Avon.
I bought a Charles Worthington Heat Protection spray a while back but never really used it that much. I thought that I should, but it just seemed like an effort. I ended up buying this one a few months back and have used it more than my other one.
My bottle doesn't look like the picture on here. Mine's is a pink coloured plastic pump action bottle and I think it looks nicer than the look of this bottle. Anyway the packaging isn't so important it is the product inside.
You spray this on and it is designed to protect your Hair from the Heat and drying effect of Straighteners and Hairdryers. I find that my Hair seems to be slightly dry but it is also Greasy. I use Straigteners every other day, but tend to let my Hair dry naturally after I wash it normally.
This is best used on Wet or Damp Hair but no doubt you can spray this on dry Hair if needed. I tend to spray this on towel dried hair so I comb through my Hair then squirt this liberally and leave to dry ( or sometimes give a quick squirt of the hairdryer as well). This comes out in a bit of a mist and just a few squirts gives a good coverage. The scent of this is alright. It is quite a floral scent in a way but has a kind of powdery scent as well. I don't think i'm explaining it all that well, but I would say it is a slightly white floral scent with a bit sparkling scent through it. It dries quick enough and you can smell the scent slightly.
This comes in a 100ml bottle and the right price is £4.50, but as with Avon this will be on offer every now and again. I got mine for half price, so £2.25 which I though was a good enough price.
So do I find this works? I think it is alright. I'm never all that great remembering before and after things, and since I use a deep conditioning treatment every now and again to help with any dryness. I do think that this works well and I find that my Hair doesn't seem to be quite dry at the ends.
A product that I will be more conscious to keep using.
As my mother is an Avon rep, I seem to have accumulated a lot of Avon products. These tend to be either things that she's given to me or things other family members have bought from her to give to me! To be quite honest though, I am not a huge fan of Avon - they have one or two gems, but the majority of Avon products I've tried have been fairly average. One Avon product which I am currently using is the Avon Heat Protection styler.
This product is designed to protect the hair from the heat of hairdryers, straighteners, curling tongs and the like. My hair is long and thick and needs the effects of the aforementioned heated appliances to look even vaguely normal, although I do worry about all the abuse I give it, so I do like to use heat protection sprays to hopefully prevent damage.
The packaging of this product has recently changed. I have the old style bottle which is white in colour with a pink spray pump. The newer bottle is all pink - a very bright pink at that. To be totally honest, neither of the bottles jump out at me very much, but I found the spray to be easily pressed and it doesn't clog, so the functionality is fine.
To use this, you just need to spray through the hair and then style. The bottle suggests it is best sprayed on wet or damp hair, although I have used it on dry hair and to be honest, I couldn't see much of a difference in terms of results.
The spray comes out in quite a heavy mist, so only a few sprays at a time are required to coat the hair. I tend to separate my hair into sections and then blow dry/straighten/curl one at a time, spraying each section with this product before applying heat.
The smell of the spray is quite strong, but pleasant. It is a scent I recognise from having used other products in the Advance Techniques range. It's hard to describe, but I'd say it is a mild floral, with what I think is a hint of green apple. It's not a horrible fragrance but I do find it lingers in the hair for some time, so I wouldn't recommend this to those who do not like to smell products in their hair.
Once dried/styled, I find that there is no residue in my hair and I can add products, such as serum and hairspray as I wish and this product doesn't seem to interfere with it. I suppose the big question is does it protect from heat? Well it's hard to answer that really, without knowing what my hair would be looking like had I not used this! I do think it helps to some degree though, I use a lot of heat on my hair and I'm sure it should be looking in a much worse state than it currently does!
Having looked on the Avon website, this product costs £4.50 for a 100ml bottle. I think that's pretty expensive to be honest, since my favourite heat protection spray (Dove), is a couple of quid cheaper than this and I think the bottle is bigger too. Then again, most Avon products are often on special offer, in fact the Avon website currently has this for £2.25 which I think is closer to what it's worth. Buy from your local Avon rep or at www.avonshop.co.uk
Overall, I think this is a nice enough product, but in all honesty I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase another bottle. The main downside is that the smell, whilst nice, is a bit too heavy for my liking and I also think this is a little bit expensive for the quantity that you get in the bottle, so I would recommend it, but only if you can find it on offer.
I find that Avon can be a hit and miss when it comes to hair products but this heat protection spray has got to be a hit in my book.
The bottle itself is quite small at 100ml but I find that these are easier to hold and direct at your hair when you are in the middle of styling your hair compared to when you are trying to use a bigger bottle.
Do not be fooled by the small red nozzle at the top of the bottle it is quite powerful and when you spray quite a bit comes out so make sure you spray about 15cm away from your hair. This allows an even application as I find that this product can make your hair look greasy if it is overused.
You can't see through this bottle as it is white but it is fairly easy to judge how much you have got left by the weight and feel of the bottle as it is only made of plastic.
When you initially spray the heat defence on your hair I think it smells like a mix between shampoo and a nice cleaning product. This smell quickly fades after just a couple of minute and you can just smell your shampoo.
Despite the original smell of this product you should not be put off as I have found the heat defence to be extremely effective. Just a small amount is needed and a quick brush through and my hair is completely protected. My hair is not left dry, in fact is feels softer and more nourished.
This product is lightweight so your hair does not feel weighed down. This is a bonus if like me your hair is quite flat anyway.
I use this product whenever I put any heat on my hair whether this be blow drying, straightening or curling and it never lets me down even though it is just intended for smooth hair.
I had my hair cut just over a month ago and have been using this product when I have been styling my hair and it is still strong with no split ends in sight.
This is originally £4.00 in Avon but at the moment it is £2.00. It is always on offer so keep your eyes peeled.
This product is available to buy online or through your local Avon representative.
For the price and quality of this product I think it is an absolute bargain and I will definitely be buying it again. I would rate this 7 out of 10.
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Me and my mum always have bottles of this lying around. Because its so handy and cheap I buy mine from avon for about £4.00 sometimes it's in the sale books also so keep a look out. It's great for any age, any hair length and any hair type. It's funny i've heard alot of people would kill for my hair but believe me it can be a night mare i used to hate it but as i've gotten older and learnt i've had to take care of it more and appreciate it.
also i find this works best if you keep conditioner in your hair for a few hours or over night wash it off then apply this. J-lo will have nothing on you!
I know it says heat protection spray but its great for split ends and frizz too that's why i use it because i used to straighten my hair all the time until i seen the perks of my naturally curly hair. The thing that appealed to me was that my mum was using it and she has no split ends and her hair always looks flawless. But most of all it seems to help keep frizz at bay. I have very long very thick hair so this is a life saver.
How to apply, You can apply this to damp hair before you dry it or you can apply it before straightening or curling your hair. You only need to use a little bit then spread it along your hair spay special attention to the ends of your hair because after time it can look abit lifeless also its great to use in the summer or if you use sunbeds because they both can make hair so dry. Now, i use this mostly because i have to wait 24 hours before styling my hair is had to air dry or it will just look a mess. so this is great if i need a quick fix. im the complete oposite to my mum she has to dry her staight away or it will look a mess ironic huh? so this works best for both of us. after using this my hair looks silky, straight, shiny and best of all not frizzy!
I'd give this a 5 star rating. why? because it lasts for ages you'll always have enough left, its cheap, it works, its great!
I use GHD straighteners every day to straighten, curl or make my hair wavy which get to over 200 degrees. I also blow dry my hair after washing it all the time, so my hair really does need heat protection!
I've used Avon Advanced Techniques Heat Protection for well over a year now, and although it is quite hard to tell if it actually works or not because your hair might not have been damaged if you weren't using it (you never know!), but since I have been using it, my hair hasn't been damaged: dry and straw like.
A 100ml bottle costs around the £1.50 mark, but I'm not completely sure, as the bottle I have has lasted me since I bought it a long while ago! So atleast you get a lot for the small price tag.
The bottle design is white, with a red spray top, and advanced techniques written in black above some more smaller writing explaining the product. The spray is designed to protect your hair, from roots to tips from all heat related damage that can be done.
The scent is very pleasant, and lasts after you have dried/straightened your hair as well. I have had complements asking what I use on my hair because of it! It doesn't last too long but I suppose the smell is just an added extra and not the whole point of the product.
Every time I wash my hair, I spray the heat protection on and comb it through and then blow dry it. If I don't wash my hair but need to straighten it, it works just as well to spray it on then straighten over, although it does crackle a little bit.. is that normal?! After use, it doesn't leave your hair feeling greasy and you wouldn't tell you have used some sort of product on it as you would with others.
My hair lasts longer straightened and doesn't flick out at the end of my layers after using, and curls also last longer: they normally don't because I have very thin hair!
Overall, 4 stars because I am not completely sure if it actually works, I have used it for so long that my hair might just not damage easily or it could be helped by the product. All I know is that my hair isn't damaged, and straightened or curled hair lasts longer when I use it!
As someone who uses a lot of heat to style my hair, I'm always on the lookout for products and methods to combat the damage done to my hair. I've been using the Avon Advance Techniques Heat Protection Styler for a few years now, and although I'm still using it, I'm not sure if it's actually producing tangible results.
This product comes in the form of a fine mist spray, which is designed to settle evenly over your hair and protect it, right from the roots to the tips, from any damage caused by heat-related styling (such as blow-drying and using tongs or straighteners).
I can't recall the exact price Avon sell this for, but if memory serves me correctly then it's around the £1.50 mark for 100ml. It's often on sale or special offer as well, so it' worth stocking up. If you don't end up liking the spray, it's not very much you will have lost, and if you do like it, it's a real bargain! Using it practically every day, a bottle lasts me around a year, so it's a good investment. The directions state that you should spray it liberally about 15-20cm away from damp hair, and then style as normal.
When you spray this product, as it is a very fine spray it is easy to evenly cover your hair without getting any excessive build-up at the roots, as can be the issue with creamy or gel products. However, the design of this bottle is the typical spray bottle type, where a tiny plastic tube inside the bottle sucks up the liquid and sprays it out the nozzle. Now I like to spray all my hair in one sweep, holding the bottle with one hand, but this design means that as the bottle tilts the plastic tube on the inside can miss the liquid and the spray stops...well...spraying. This generally causes one side of my head to have slightly less of the product on it as by then it's fizzled out, but I suppose it provides me with a handy method of comparing how it actually works.
This product has quite a pleasant smell when it is sprayed out, although this smell won't linger on your hair at all or mask the smell of your shampoo and conditioner. The smell that it does have is difficult to describe; it's not fruity, not flowery, not full of chemicals, but is just pleasant. However, it's not surprising that it doesn't smell very natural, as the ingredients include a long list of chemicals - at least, I'm no chemist, but ingredients such as 'Laurtrimonium chloride' and 'C12-16 Pareth-9' hardly give the impression of lots of natural ingredients, do they?!
As this spray is quite fine and light, it doesn't sit heavily on the hair and leave it feeling at all limp or greasy. In fact, once it's been sprayed on, it's virtually unnoticeable.
I use it almost every time I wash my hair, regardless of whether I'm planning on using heat to style my hair or not. My hair is naturally quite curly, although if I'm not careful it can turn frizzy and flyaway fairly easily, yet when I use this product it does seem to keep my hair under control a bit better. My hair is less frizzy and has better defined curls after using this spray.
As for protecting my hair...I can't tell if it's actually doing anything. My hair may be slightly less dry than it was before I started using this, but that could be for any number of reasons; different shampoos and conditioners, the changing nature of my hair, my imagination... Or it may be that the spray is acting as a placebo, where I'm expecting a change so I make myself find something which matches my expectations.
Overall, I'm not entirely convinced that this does what it says on the tin. Yet, somehow, I keep being drawn back to use it, and as I mentioned, I do use it almost every day. It does keep my hair under control, although this wasn't the primary reason why I bought this product. Even if it's not doing anything else other than keeping my hair from being frizzy and flyaway, I think it may just be making me feel better about trying to protect my hair. I've given this spray 3 stars as it does have some upsides (such as how it keeps my hair under control), but as there's no noticeable difference as to whether it is protecting my hair, it can't have a perfect 5 stars.
My mum bought me this a while ago. Over a year ago I would say. It's a heat protection spray and as I'm always strightening my hair, this always comes in useful. It's by 'Advance Techniques' which are an Avon based haircare brand. Avon is a catalouge which often gets delivered to homes via their local distributer, which is often a neighbour or someone you know who lives near by.
*** What is the product?
For those of you who don't know, it is often advised by magazines, stylists and all those relevent that if you use heat on your hair such as blow drying, curling tongs, and often the most popular one straightening that it is best if you use a heat protection spray. This is basically designed to create a protection barrier between the hair and the heat.
*** Bottle & Claims
The bottle explains how this is a "Heat Protection Styler, for Smooth & Healthy Hair". The peel off part of the packaging that houses more information also explains that this product is 'Formulated with Creatine plus smart styling polymers.' The bottle is a nice size 100ml and doesn't take up a lot of room within your hair bag (or were ever you choose to keep all your hair essentials out at hands reach). The bottle is white, with quite a lot of information on the front in red writing, with a contrasting screw on lid in red, with an attached pump action nozzle.
Looking on the Avon website now this product is currently in the sale for £2, however normally is priced at £4. Considering that this product is only the Avon brand, I think the price of this is very high, considering you could purchase a high end branded product in the likes of Boots for the same price.
*** Did it work?
The product works, however im sure any other heat protection spray would work just as well. The smell of the product is quite nice, to be honest the smell reminded me very much of a hairdressers, which i think it some what quite refreshing and clean.
*** Overall Opinion and Rating
I personally wouldn't buy this product again, simply because there are other products which work just a well and are cheaper. I have rated this 3 *** not because it doesn't work but becasue of the price of the product.
Hope this helps
The one thing I worry about when it comes to my hair (other than it falling out) is the damage i'm causing it from the constant heat. I have very thick hair and if I left my hair to dry by itself it would triple in size and go fuzzy, in fact I would look like Crystal Tips or Professor Trelawny from the Harry Potter films. So everytime I wash it I have to blow dry it which can take anything up to half an hour. Of course then I have to straighten it due to the fact that by then I look like the Lion from The Wizard of Oz.
I always try to use a heat protector spray on my hair and I previously used to use one from Avon that was sprayed direct onto dry hair. This seems to have disappeared out of the catalogue now and another one has appeared in its place.
Avon Advanced Techniques Heat Protection Styler comes in a white bottle with a red spray top. The bottles hold 100ml which surprisingly lasts longer than you would think.
Directions for use:
Spray liberally 15 - 20 cms from damp hair. Distribute evenly and style as usual. If pump clogs, rinse under warm water.
Warning: Avoid spraying into eyes. Keep out of reach of children.
I use the spray everytime I was my hair as every little helps. It does help to make my hair look shiney but then i do use a range of Avon hair products that all contribute to this.
Does it work?
Well if there's one person that tells me off if my hair is damaged by hair straighteners or other electrical products it is my hairdresser. Now after being reprimanded a couple of times I started using the heat protection spray and the next time I went to the hairdressers she definitely noticed the difference and said my hair was in much better condition and to keep using it.
She didnt have to tell me twice. I buy all my hair products from Avon and each one compliments the other. If you have dry or damaged hair I would recommend giving the Avon Advanced Techniques Protection Spray a go. It normally retails at about £4.00 per bottle which i think is excessive. I generally buy it when its buy one get one free or at half price which it very often is priced at.
I use straghteners on my hair every day so have always used a heat defence spray to help protect my hair. I used to use the lee stafford heat defence spray which smelt lovely but the price was a different matter. The first time I used this heat protection spray it was only £1.75 which is a bargain so I thought I'd try it. Im glad I did as I now love it. It is suppose to be £4 but is nearly always on offer for £2.
The bottle is 100ml so does last quite a long time, usually about 6 weeks for me and that is being used daily. You only need a few sprays of it to cover your hair. The only thing I dont like about this product is it doesnt really smell of anything, I loved the smell of the lee stafford spray. It gives great protection and makes my hair very soft. The bottle is a simple design and very easy to use.
What is it?
This product promises to help protect hair from the damage caused by styling it with hot items, such as hairdryers and straighteners. It costs £4 for a 100ml bottle usually, but there are often special offers that means you can pick up a couple of bottles, or mix and match with other products, so the products is cheaper.
What is it like to use?
I blow dry my hair every day, and so I always spritz some of this product on before blowdrying to help protect my hair. It comes out of the bottle in a fine mist so it's very easy to get an even covering across your hair. I tend to spray it about 4 times around my head and then quickly brush my hair to ensure even distribution of the product. It smells of salons and 'professional' hair care products, which makes it seem like a product you can trust! I find that when I use the product my hair feels a lot softer and less straw like after intensive blowdrying, and the product also seems to help reduce the number of split ends that I normally get.
Is it worth it?
I'd say yes- with everyday use, my little bottle lasts me about 2-3 months. It also does seem to genuinely protect the hair against the harshness of the intense heat of styling, making me hair certainly seem softer.
So.. My mum regularly orders from Avon, where as i am not normally a fan, however this product and the protection serum were on a four for £7 deal... so she ordered two of each product and gave me the spare ones.
Not having a very possitive attitude towards Avon, i didn't have high hopes... But i have to say i was pleasently surprised :)
Presented in a small (100mls) white bottle, with a small bright red nozzle, its not exactly the most stylish thing on my shelf, but at that price... who cares?! The nozzle is very small, which means that there is only a very fine mist sprayed so that you're hair is not overloaded with product.
The instructions on the bottle state that you should spray from 15cm away from you're head before any heated product is used (such as hairdryer, straighteners, curlers etc.) It works by sealing the cuticle of you're hair, so that the heat doesn't effect you're hair as much.
It doesn't claim to stop all heat damage, which is good as its not misleading.
There is no immidiate signs of the product working, but after three or so goes, i really noticed that my hair stayed softer and "silkier" for much longer, and i havn't had to use intensive conditioner so often.
It smells like a really expensive product, with slight after aroma of cherries and vanilla. Its a very fresh scent that lingers on your hair all day long :)
I normally use Lee Stafford heat protection, and at £7.50 a pop, i can't really afford it any more, and i will definately be buying Avon's version from now on.
This product is no longer on the above mentioned deal, but can be bought for £4.00 from Avon Cosmetics LTD.
Because I use a hairdryer and straighteners on my hair every other day, I always a heat protection product to try and guard my hair against the damage that these are doing.
I use quite a few Avon products, but these are mainly bath products, and cosmetics, and products for my kids, and I have never used the Avon haircare ranges.
I have always used Toni and Guy Iron It Heat Defence Spray, which is a great spray but at over £5 a bottle, is a luxury I can no longer afford, so when I spotted the "Protect It Heat Protection Spray" from the Avon Advanced Techniques haircare range I decided to try it.
The blurb in the Avon book says "seals in the cuticle and protects hair from styling damage. Spray in to leave hair smooth and shiny"
I washed and conditioned my hair, towel dryed as normal, and then sprayed this lightly over my hair before drying and styling it.
This products comes in a white spray bottle with a red lid and red logos and writing. I must admit this all felt a bit "cheap" compared to my old spray. This is just a standard pump spray, whereas my old one was in a heavier pressurised spray format.
But having said that, the Avon one sprayed easily without me having to force or pump this too much.
This product did what it promised and much more..... The spray smells lovely, and my hair did appear to look such shinier and straighter.
The final icing on the cake for this product is that I work in an office full of females, and if I have done anything different with my hair or make-up they do notice and tell me honestly what they think, and are ultra critical of each other all the time.
But, after using this I got asked "Your hair looks fab, Have you changed your shampoo?" "Your hair looks poker straight and shiny, have you got new straighteners?"
To me thats the best recommendation I could ever have, and if this product did cost more than my old Toni and Guy spray I would have to pay it because the results are worth it.
But...luckily for me it doesn't. It costs £4 for a 100ml spray pump bottle, but I have never actually paid £4 for it yet as this Avon range has fairly constant offers on (This is currently available at 4 for £6 across most of the Advanced Techniques range)
It really is a stand out product and whatever heat protector products you normally use, you should try this to compare and see what you think. I bet you will get converted too though. : )
I have tried a good few Avon products and I must admit it is a small percentage that I have liked enough to buy again. Their Advanced Techniques Heat Protection Styler spray is one of the few products that I do rate highly. It is aimed at protecting hair from the harshness of regularly blow drying and using heat products such as straighteners or curling tongs on it. It claims to give smooth and healthy hair by sealing the hair cuticle to help protect it from styling damage. A 100ml bottle costs £4 so it is not extortionate by any means - I'd say more expensive than Boots and supermarket own brands but cheaper than the premium professional brands. It is regularly on special offer meaning you can get an extra bottle cheaply when you buy 2.
It comes in a white bottle with red accents and black lettering, and a red atomiser spray nozzle. It sprays easily without you having to press the button down too hard, but the product does seem to spray out in a blanket-type formation which tends to make me cough a bit being so close to my mouth. It does not smell great - it has a quite strong chemical smell, but it is not unpleasant just, well, chemical as opposed to fruity or floral. It is not really noticeable once you have dried and styled your hair, and at the end of the day the job it does or doesn't do is more important than whether it makes you smell nice - that is what perfume is for. It certainly does not have an offensive scent which is the most important thing.
You spray it onto hair before styling, so I spray it on when my hair has been towel-dried, before I use the hairdryer or straighteners but just a small amount. I find that for optimum shine it is better to then spray it onto each dry section of hair before straightening it.
It works well and gives a nice sleek look. However I find that if you use too much it makes hair feel claggy and weighed down, which is why I just use the lightest of sprays before drying and use more when my hair is dry. Using it on dry hair makes it easier to judge if you have gone a bit overboard on the quantity used so you can use less on the next section.
although not the most stylish product on my bathroom shelf, this avon advance techniques heat protection styler certainly deserves its own space.
100 mls of the liquid comes presented in a white plastic bottle with bright red spray nozzle which sprays quite a fine mist so you dont overload your hair with the product.
it smells reasonably pleasant, and didnt leave an oily film on my hands as i smoothed it through my hair.
i applied it before blow drying my hair, and then again before i used my hair straighteners.
usually when i use product before using the straighteners i get a bit of a potent smell as the damp product hits the hot irons, and although there was inevitably some smell with this, it wasnt unpleasant.
my hair felt very soft after straightening, and was left lovely and shiny and the amount of static in my hair was reduced too.
as with all avon products it has its turn on being one of the special offers and can be bought on a great deal such as bogof, 2 for £4 etc, but its usual price is £3.50, which is pretty middle of the range for such a product, so if on offer it prooves to be a great deal.
Protects hair from heat damage due to styling /