“ Brand: Charles Worthington / Type: Hair Spray / Subcategory: Gloss „
Boots have a long standing 3 for 2 promotion on hair care, so I often buy myself a shampoo and conditioner then choose a random third product as a treat. This is how I came to own the Charles Worthington All Over Gloss Spray.
Shine sprays are not something I use on a daily basis, but I do use them now and again when my hair is looking particularly dull or when I just want a bit of a boost or have a special occasion. Prior to using this I was using TIGI Headrush which is a favourite product of mine and so I was interested to see how this one would measure up.
The shine spray comes packaged in a clear bottle with a black cap. It's a fairly plain and simple design but I like it, I think it looks modern and sleek and looks as though it comes from a premium range. If I had to be picky about the packaging, then I would say that the lid is a little loose fitting - not a problem for me as I leave it on my dressing table, but perhaps not ideal for anyone planning to take this with them in their handbag or luggage.
To use, you simply need to spray this product over dry hair. I try not to spray too much on at once for fear of making my hair look greasy. I find around three to four sprays is sufficient for me, but then I have very long hair, so those of you with shorter hair could no doubt get away with even less. I also try to avoid my roots as I think spraying the product there would encourage grease, so I only apply this to the lengths of my hair.
The product has a pleasant scent to it. I find it difficult to pinpoint exactly what the fragrance is, it reminds me of posh shampoo or perhaps it would be fair to say it has a salon smell, but it's hard to be more specific than that. I would say that the smell is quite strong - it's one of those products you can really smell in your hair for quite some time after spraying it.
I usually brush the spray through my hair, or if using it on an up do, then I pat it in. Although it's non-aerosol and quite wet when sprayed, I find the spray dries quite quickly and leaves my hair feeling silky to the touch. There's no stickiness or residue left behind.
I do think this product adds a noticeable shine to my hair - and thankfully doesn't look greasy at all. As I have fairly dark hair (it's called Chocolate brown on the box of dye I use!!), I think using this shine spray really brings out the reflective tones and makes my hair look generally healthier, so I'm pleased with the results.
This spray comes in a relatively small 75ml bottle which retails at £5.19 from Boots, or £5 at Tesco. Given the small amount needed per use, I feel this is good value and the back of the bottle says that this has a shelf life of 36 months from opening, so I don't need to worry about it going off.
Overall, I am very pleased with this product and would recommend it. It's quick and easy to use and gives the desired results. The only minor niggle for me is that it smells strong and I don't like to be able to smell my hair products, but aside from that it's pretty much perfect.