Product Type: Boots hair care products
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Protecting My Hair From The Sun
Boots No7 Hair Protecting Spritz
Member Name: angelboouk
Boots No7 Hair Protecting Spritz
Advantages: good for a quid, design, scent, multiple uses, effects
Disadvantages: rrp price, not as good as many heat protection sprays
No7 is a beauty range exclusive to Boots. Whilst they focus on skin and make up products, they do have a sun care and electrical range.
~Hair Protector Spritz~
This hair spritz is part of the sun care range. It is designed to be used during the warmer weather to provide "conditioning protection for summer hair". It is hypo-allergenic and contains a vitamin complex to add shine and strengthen the hair. It contains anti-oxidants to protect the hair from sun damage though does not contain sunscreen. The spritz claims to keep hair looking healthy, protect against chlorine and salt damage whilst allowing the hair to keep its colouring.
The spritz should be applied evenly to the hair before going out into the sun and should be used every 1-2hours after swimming.
The spritz is housed within a tall, slim plastic bottle which is slightly frosted. The click on lid conceals a spray top and there is some basic information about the spray on the reverse of the bottle. The bottle can be recycled and once opened, the contents should be used up within 12months.
A 200ml bottle is available from www.boots.com or Boots stores where the sun care range is stocked. It is priced at £6.00.
I used to spend a lot of money in Boots and often received (and still do receive) money off coupons for the No7 range. I love No7 products but there is only so much make up a girl can buy! Rather than let the coupons go to waste, I often buy the cheaper items and this hair spritz is one of the cheaper items. I usually pick it up for £1.00 with my voucher but it did use to be £5.75.
I first tried this spritz around 2 and a half years ago. I purchased it to take to Paris with me on my college trip and have used a few bottles since then. The bottle is attractive and easy to grip and spray though if taking on holiday, you will need to put it in your regular luggage as it is too big for hand luggage. Luckily I have never had any leakages and I've took bottles abroad twice now.
~Ooohh That Looks Cool!~
The spritz is a liquid and initially appears two colours in the bottle. It looks very summery with a pale orange and yellow and once shook up, looks pretty. So this is a protector but what does it protect from and is it any good?
I initially used this abroad and despite it being March in Paris (and Barcelona the following year), it was pretty warm. It was warmer than our British summers. My hair is dry and unpredictable at the best of times! It frizzes up and feels really dry (like straw) if I am out in the sun too long and starts to make me look like I've been dragged through some hedges backwards! So i used it to add a little protection to my hair and hoped for the best..I didn't expect miracles though.
The spray is easy to manipulate and a few sharp presses of the spray top is enough to release a fine mist onto my hair. I spray it all around paying attention to the lengths of my hair and it dries in quickly leaving no residue. It doesn't weigh down my hair and I can barely tell it is there though my hair does feel soft to the touch. The spray does have a pleasant scent which is hard to pin point but it is fresh and inoffensive and lingers on my hair.
Whenever I have used this during the warmer weather, I have noticed my hair doesn't feel as dehydrated and dry as it normally would. It doesn't offer much shine but gives a healthy, just washed appearance which I like. I spray this liberally and my hair hasn't become overly coarse or dry. I have used it before swimming too and my hair didn't dry out from the chlorine in the water which is a bonus. I occasionally use the spritz in Scotland too when we had nice weather and had decent results. I tend to spray it a few times throughout the day and it keeps my hair protected without causing a build up.
Another use I have found is using this as a heat protection spray. I rarely blow dry my hair but if I need to, I spray some of this on and it adds a protective coating to avoid my hair drying out. I do not find it great for using with straighteners though and prefer to stick to a proper heat protection spray such as Tresemme for this purpose. It is good as a back up protection though.
This is a lightweight, easy to use spray which keeps my hair feeling relatively hydrated during warmer weather. I don't think it would perform miracles if you were somewhere really hot such as Africa or Florida as it isn't strong enough. It is a bargain at a quid but I wouldn't pay full price for it as there are better hair care products on the market. One bottle does last me a while and although we are given a 12month timescale, I used my last bottle through 2 holidays and 2 summers across 18months without issues. I currently have a half used bottle too so it does last well.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: ok if you can get with a fiver off