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I try a range of products on my hair just to give other products a chance, to experiment on which ones are the best, and to just be a bit more adventurous rather than sticking to one product and not ever alternating. I blow dry my hair pretty much everyday but I only tend to use heat protection if I am straightening my hair, which to be fair, isn't TOO often. I have recently tried out the Charles Worthington heat protection spray, and well..my opinion is fairly mixed.
There are a few good things that tick the boxes for me.
1)The product smells nice. I wouldn't describe it as a typical fruity smell, but there is definitely a light scent that is just enough to catch my attention. Upon spraying the product, I can still smell it on my hair but it is not overpowering and does not linger, which is good.
2) It comes in a pretty purple spray bottle. I guess this isn't really commenting on the actual product, but hey - the fact that it is presented nicely is always a nice little bonus. The bottle is 200ml and is rather simplistic, and the bottle is easy to use. Simply remove the lid and spray.
3) The product is not sticky. There is no 'hissing' sounds when I straighten my hair. I don't feel like the spray adds any weight to my hair which is good, and actually - my hair feels rather soft after using this product.
But, whilst there's something good about the spray, there's also a few negatives which to be honest, outweigh the positives.
1) The product focuses on 'salon shine results' - My hair did not seem to get any shinier at all. If anything, it made my hair look a bit dull.
2) It's overrated. Yes, it makes hair more manageable and it does give some heat protection, but I could easily get a cheaper product that does the exact same thing - and more. This product in my opinion gets a lot more hype than what it deserves.
3) Not ideal for poor weather conditions - it made my hair a lot more frizzier than usual when it rained.
4) It states it 'locks in moisture' yet my hair felt dry and unhealthy, and it definitely wasn't just down to the straightening irons.
So my overall judgement is that its not a great heat protector spray and there's a lot better out there. It's ok if you desperately need something and there is not much else to choose from, but I just don't feel this product does what it states completely and it is overrated.
An unlucky 2* from me.
My hair has been feeling a bit dry for some time now, this is partly because I am growing it out of a short style and am therefore having it cut less often and partly because I have highlights which tend to dry the hair out further. I also have that annoying kind of hair which tends to kink out rather than being either poker straight or properly wavy so I often straighten it if I am going out...again this adds further strain to my poor hair.
I have never before used a heat protection spray but I found the miniature 'take away' version on the reduced shelf in my local boots because the cap was missing for a pound. I therefore decided to invest and am now a proper fan of this product.
Because I had never used such a product I was unsure how best to apply and sure enough the first time I used it as directed by spraying directly onto the hair before straightening, the outcome was way too sticky and cardboard-esque for my liking. I spoke to a friend of mine who has been straightening for years and she explained a much better way to do it.
Basically before straightening you spray a couple of squirts of the liquid onto the fingers of one hand then quickly rub your hands together so its all over the fingers on both hands, now tip your head forward and gently rake your fingers through the hair away from the roots but through to the ends. This will ensure that its spread evenly and without bias across your hair. Then tip your head back and straighten as normal.
Sure enough when I did it this way I was astounded by the results. My hair, post straightening, felt much healthier and not too dried out, the style also stayed put for much longer than it usually does when straightening without any product. It also felt to me like with the product already through my hair I needed to go over each piece less times to achieve the result I wanted with the irons.
The product claims to make your hair shinier too. Personally I didnt notice any extra shine but it certainly did look in better condition and the ends did not look dry, to me thats enough of a bonus without the extra shine!
I will certainly be buying this product again in the bigger, full size bottle, I love the fact that they also do it in the takeaway size and I will probably also get one of these small bottles to take with me on holidays, such is my happiness with the results!
It you use heated appliances on your hair a lot then I would definitely recommend this as it really does seem to protect your hair and enhance the style - I would suggest you apply it in the way I have suggested above for the best results as this seems to work best for me.
A great product for healthier hair this summer.
This was one of the products I received in a pampering goody bag that my friends made up for me after the birth of my son. I was given the 50ml bottle from the Takeaways range (miniature travel sized products) which costs £1.61 in Boots. The full size will cost around the £5 mark although I have never bought it as this lasted me ages and I tried lots of other heat protection products in the meantime - I am a product whore and rarely stick to one brand for any length of time!
While I am generally not a fan of the Takeaways range as they cost almost £2 and tend to last about 2 minutes (the shampoos especially), this is definately one worth buying. It lasted months and the bottle is tiny! So it was £1.61 well spent. It is also ideal for taking on holiday because I take full size shampoo and conditioner therefore when it comes to styling products I have to downsize or ditch them to save precious suitcase space.
It comes in a lovely purple bottle with white lettering, other than the product name which is in orange. It is dispensed with an atomiser spray which is ideal and easy to use and direct.
You use this by spraying it liberally on each section of hair before using a heated appliance.
I found the instructions a bit confusing as they say 'Wash, dry, style as normal' before mentioning using the product so this gave the impression you wash, dry and before using it, which clearly does not make sense. I used it all over finely before blowdrying and then on each section before straightening.
It is enriched with moisturising rice protein to help protect hair from the daily damage of heat styling. I think a heat protection spray is absolutely essential if you use heated stylers such as straighteners or curling tongs on your hair regularly as this helps to limit the damage they do.
It also contains humidity resistant styling agents to smooth frizz, maximise the staying power of your finished style and transform hair's managability and shine.
I don't think it reduced frizz at all, nor did it seem to make any tangible difference to the staying power of my style or my hair's managability. It did leave it lovely and shiny though, and I noticed the difference on a couple of occasions when I forgot to use this product before styling.
I think maybe the key here is that it claims to do too many things all in one go - it is OK at a couple but not at them all. Perhaps it tries to hard to be a jack of all trades, and ends up a master of none.
It has a lovely scent - light and fresh and not like the chemical smell that lots of heat protection products seem to have. I really liked the fragrance when I sprayed this on my hair and it did not hang heavily on the air or catch the back of my throat like others do.
What I did not like is that it made hair dry and stuck together in clumps (kind of like cheap hairspray) if you used any more than the lightest spray, despite the bottle advising you to spray it liberally on each section. I presumed all heat protection sprays must be like this but after trying other brands I discovered it was only this one.
I did think this was a good product until I tried others (Trevor Sorbie and Lee Stafford to give a couple of examples) then I realised that in comparison with them it is not that great. It did leave hair shinier and smelling nice but I would not say it made a big impression on me.
I straighten my hair almost daily, and have done for many years, with a year or two straightening 2 or 3 times per day, every day of the week - yeah, that wasn't a great phase. I always just shrugged it off when people mentioned heat protection sprays, and if I'm honest, I only ever used them when my hairdresser used them on me once every 6 weeks, but after years of subjecting my hair to extremely high temperatures with blow drying then using my GHD's, I started to noticed some, okay, alot of heat damage. This wasn't great for my appearance and made my hair very weak and rough to the touch, it was finally time to do something about it
After trailing around my local boots grabbing every heat protection spray I could find (can you tell I was a bit desperate to get my soft, silky hair back?), I finally decided on only buying the one - this one was the Charles Worthington Heat Protection Spray. I was quite optimistic about this as I use alot of Charles Worthington products and I'm very pleased with their results. The spray comes in a purple/lilac bottle with a matching lid. Written on the front in white are the words "Charles Worthington London", followed by some silver text saying "Salon Shine Results", below this was some orange text saying "Heat Protection Spray". The bottle looks likes something you would find in a salon, and looks very pretty sitting on my dressing table.
The product promises intense shine with salon results, it contains moisturising rice protein. Hmm, moisturising? Intense shine? Sounds like the perfect product for my awfully damaged hair.
The spray is very simple to use and gives very clear directions on the back of the bottle - not that you really need directions to pump some spray onto your hair. The directions on the bottle say - Wash, dry, style as normal. Spray heat protection spray liberally on each section of hair before using a heated appliance. Avoid contact with eyes. For salon shine, use regularly after your favourite Results shampoo and conditioner. For all hair types.
Personally I spray it on before I blow dry, and comb it through my hair, then spray it onto each layer before straightening.
I've found that this spray has worked wonders on my hair, I've only been using it for about a month, but my hair is not as dry and looks incredibly shiny all the time. I've been getting alot of compliments recently on my 'beautiful', 'so shiny', 'AMAZING' hair, which I've been putting down to the spray as I very rarely got compliments on my hair beforehand, unless it was on the colour or length.
The spray is available in Boots, Superdrug and Asda - I think you can get it in Tesco and Sainsburys too, but I'm not 100% sure, so if you are desperate to buy the product, go to Boots, Superdrug or Asda. It's located in the Charles Worthington section of the hair care aisles and is very easy to find.
I buy the £4.49, 200ml bottle from Boots, but I think it may be a little cheaper in Asda. Obviously this product isn't the cheapest, but under a fiver for beautiful hair that smells great, it's definitely worth the cash.
I will definitely keep using this spray and hope that this review has helped you on your search for a fabulous heat protector.
Thanks for reading.
A heat protection spray is essential of you striaghten your hair. I use GHD hair striaghteners which heat up to a very high temperature which is great for straightening your hair but not very kind to your hair.
When I ran out of the GHD hair defence spray I decided to look for a cheaper alternative. I saw Charles Worthington on a special offer and decided to give it a go.
It comes in a nice purple bottle and is from the Salon shine results collection from Charles Worthington. The bottle contains 200ml.
I really liked this defence spray. It sprayed out of the bottle evenly so was very easy to use.
It has a lovely fruity fresh smell to it. I found that strightening my hair was much easier and provided better results. The irons just glided through. Also there was no frizz and it smoothed the ends. It also seemed to make my hair stay straight all day.
I loved the feel of the product in my hair. It did not leave it feeling dried out, instead it felt moisturised. I especially loved the fact that my hair had a fabulous shine to it. It made my hair look very healthy.
After using the spray for a few weeks I found that my hair did not break off as easily as it did before, I also noticed a reduction in the dreaded split ends.
I will certainly continue to use it! It costs £4.49 (but it lasts weeks)
I have been straightening my hair on a daily basis for far too long now, and it's only really quite recently that I started to notice the damage the heat was causing. GHD's are amazing, but temperatures that high are bound to affect your hair sooner or later! Up until a couple of months ago, I only bought heat protection sprays when they were on some kind of special deal, and even then rarely got round to using them - the reason behind this I cannot explain! My hairdresser however recently commented on how dry my hair was and I realised that to prevent damaging it any further (and hopefully repair some of the existing damage) action had to be taken!
The product comes in a purple tube with a slightly darker purple lid. The Charles Worthington brand name is written on the front in large letters, and 'salon shine results' in large silver letters. The packaging of the product is very professional - something you would expect to see in a salon - but at the same time quite funky and original. It has an up-to-date, modern feel to it.
This spray claims to be able to create intense shine. The packaging states that the spray is enriched with moisturising rice protein, and that it helps to protect hair from daily damage from heat styling products whilst also smoothly frizz and locking in moisture. As my hair as been getting so dry, it seemed like the ideal product, so I decided that it was worth investing in!
How do you use it?
The spray is very simple to use! The box states to wash, dry and style hair as normal, and use the spray before using any heated styling appliances. I apply the spray liberally to my hair whilst it is wet - about 10 to 15 pumps I'd say, and then use the hair dryer. I then spray a couple more lighter sprays on my hair before going ahead to use the straighteners. This is down to personal preferences, but I have found that if I apply a lot of the spray to my hair whilst it is dry and then straighten it, it feels a little bit weighed down and ever so slightly greasy (although nowhere near as greasy as other products I have tried - the feeling of my hair is just slightly less 'fresh').
Does it work?
I have been very impressed with the results from this spray. It leaves my hair feeling light, refreshed and protected, and doesn't weigh it down or leave it feeling greasy when applied in the correct way. The smell of the product is also good - it doesn't have a particularly strong smell, but it is pleasant, unlike a lot of the other heat protection sprays on the market, so bonus points for that too!
Although the spray hasn't fixed the dryness of my hair, it doesn't claim to be able to do this. I have however felt quite a noticeable difference in the moisture in my hair after straightening it - this became apparent after only a couple of uses which is great!
Where can you get it?
You will find this stocked in most supermarkets such as Asda and Tesco, as well as Boots, Superdrug and similar stores. The product is readily available and easy to get hold of, so you shouldn't have a problem finding a stockist!
How much will it set you back?
The average price of this product is £4.49 for a 200ml bottle, which should last you a good couple of months. Although it isn't the cheapest on the market, it is by far the most expensive. I'm always reluctant to part with any of my hard earned cash on new products, but when you consider that your hair is what stays with you all day, every day, you should consider it an investment. That makes it feel cheaper!
Boots currently have the product in their 3 for 2 promotion, so you could purchase this along with the shampoo and conditioner from their range (or from a wide range of other products if you prefer!) and save yourself a bit of money there - plus you gain advantage card points!
Asda also currently have the product on offer, with it being sold for just £3 - you can't really go wrong for that price!
I have been very pleased with the results from this spray. The product does what it says on the bottle, and has actually proved to be better than expected - I was worried about the spray making my hair feel greasy, which is the most annoying thing in the world (well, almost!) when you have newly washed hair! As long as you follow my tip and only spray it lightly unless it's wet, this shouldn't be a problem!
At full price, the product isn't overly expensive, but if you can get hold of it whilst it is on offer then it's definitely worth giving it a go! I wouldn't say the spray is the best I have ever used, and the results aren't amazing, but for the price it is a very good quality product that I will definitely be purchasing again!
Normally when I buy haircare products I will try and stay within a budget of no more than 3 or 4 pounds, as I simply cannot justify spending more than that. A couple of weeks ago I had run out of heat protection spray which I use before styling with hair straighteners or curling tongues. Unfortunately when I went to look through the catalogue of this particular brand of spray, it seemed that they had discontinued it and it was now time to look for another.
I don't enjoy randomly going into shops and trying to find something unless absolutely necessary, so thank goodness for Dooyoo! I found a few reviews on protection sprays and found a positive comment on the Heat Protection Spray by Charles Worthington. Now, first of all I thought this is going to be way out of my price range as the name sounds quite premium and I had never heard of Charles Worthington before. I quickly looked the product up on the Boots website and saw that it costs 4.49 pounds for 200ml. This is a bit more costly than what I would normally be happy to pay, however the sleek and professional lilac packaging soon drew me in.
So off I headed to Boots with my trusty Advantage Card and made my way to the hair styling section. Well all I can say is that I was completely dumbfounded when it came to finding it and I eventually had to ask a member of staff where the Charles Worthington products were. You can find so many different brands of styling products and haircare products that the packages all seem to blend together and Charles Worthington don't particularly stand out amongst them all. Don't get me wrong the packaging is very smart and professional looking but with so many other brands going for the salon style look, they don't stand out - which would clearly explain why I couldn't find them initially until they were pointed out to me!
Eventually I found the Heat Protection Spray which looked exactly how it did on the Boots website. The bottle is a lilac-purple colour in a sort of rectangular angled shape with an opaque lilac lid which just pulls off and presses back on to reveal a pump spray. On the front of the bottle is the Charles Worthington London logo in white at the top and silver lettering saying 'salon shine results' and then the words 'heat protection spray for protected sleek hair' in orange and white. On the back of the bottle it claims to do 5 things (as quoted from the bottle):
1. Create intense shine
2. Protect hair from daily damage of heat styling
3. Smooth frizz and flyaways
4. Maximise staying power of your finished style
5. Lock in moisture and transform hair's manageability and shine
For 200ml it seemed quite a small bottle and I wondered if it was worth forking out 4.49! However, it looks like a professional brand and whilst it may have been more expensive than my previous brand, paying more can often mean better quality. I admit I stuck with my last brand because it was cheap and did an adequate job, but there was the problem of the spray making my hair difficult to comb through and didn't always hold my style, so Charles Worthington's spray seemed to be the answer! On the back of the bottle you also get a list of ingredients, a little bit of info about the Salon Shine Results range and the address and telephone number should you wish to contact them. The packaging is recyclable and once opened should be used within 36 months.
To use the product it says to: Wash, dry, style as normal. Spray Heat Protection Spray liberally on each section of hair before using a heated appliance. Avoid contact with eyes.
It also says that for best results, you should use it regularly with Results shampoo and the spray is suitable for all hair types! My hair is usually quite dry and heavy so hopefully this would 'take the load off' a bit!
I didn't use Results shampoo, I stuck with my normal brand and followed by conditioner... dried my hair well and proceeded to use the spray. I didn't have as much time as I'd have hoped to spray individual sections of hair and I figured that this would use quite a lot of spray, so I just sprayed my hair all over and combed through. It didn't knot up my hair or dry with a tacky feeling which some sprays tend to do. The smell was quite fresh and clean and was pleasant overall! At first I thought that the spray would be a fine mist but it was a bit more than that and was more like spray from a water pistol! It does feel quit wet when on the hair.
After a minute or two I started putting the hair straighteners though section by section and it seemed to straighten quite well - normally I have to run them through one section about 4 or 5 times before all the kinks have disappeared but once or twice and it kept its hold! After straightening all of my hair it felt very light, and soft and I was pleased with the shine - it wasn't overly shiny when you can see that it is product making your hair shiny, but it was natural shiny! This immediately won me over! My hair was also easy to comb through, and I've had far less split ends since using it. As for flyaways and frizz it does make the hair smooth and frizz is far less visible. The spray also holds my style practically all day - with straighteners and curling tongues! Before with my previous spray the curls would start dropping after half an hour, but this spray by Charles Worthington really sticks to what it says!
Overall I'm very pleased with this little gem from Charles Worthington - it meets all my expectations and despite the price being a bit out of my budget, I think it is worth every penny. I think I will continue buying this and I would recommend this to anybody who uses heated styling appliances for their hair because as we all know, straighteners and tongues can cause immense damage to hair and we need to protect it! This spray does it extremely well and for 4.49 you are paying for a great quality product.
This antioxidant spray protects hair from heat damage due to daily styling and locks in shine for a healthy sheer look /