“ Brand: Charles Worthington / Treatment - Spray / Type: Hair Spray / Subcategory: Hair Treatment „
For me a decent heat defence spray is an essential hair care product and one I use pretty much everyday. I tried countless different brands over the years and have found some firm favourites which I go back to time and time again. Charles Worthington heat defence spray is a product I buy on a regular basis, I often find it available in Home and Bargain for just £1.99.
The picture Dooyoo have above must be out of date as it is very different to the current packaging. Charles Worthington's heat defence spray comes in a baby pink plastic bottle with a black trigger spray on top. The brand and product name are clearly shown on the front.
General information is given on the reverse including ingredients, warnings and directions for use. The product has a shelf life of 36 months. Charles Worthington claim that this product will provide protection from "the 5 key hair enemies":
It will also smoothen, straighten and condition the hair whilst reducing breakage by up to 60%.
Personally I think a heat protection spray is pretty essential as I blow dry my hair almost everyday and often use hair straighteners too, so I want to protect my hair as much as possible from heat damage.
To use I simply spritz a small amount onto each section of my hair before brushing through with a wide tooth comb to ensure the product has been evenly distributed and then style my hair as usual. There is no sticky residues left on the hair after application nor does the hair feel weighed down. I am not overly keen on the fragrance of this spray, it smells rather chemically like hairspray, fortunately it does not linger long on the hair.
Obviously I cannot be 100% sure that this product does indeed protect my hair from heating damage but I do feel that my hair is certainly less prone to breakages whilst using it. It does leave my hair with a nice healthy looking shine, it looks and feels soft and well conditioned. I find that my hair is easier to manage as there are far less fly aways and it significantly reduced frizz. Charles Worthington claim that the product will help to protect hair colour from fading, although this is not something I have particularly noticed.
Charles Worthington's heat defence spray is a great little product which I feel works well at protecting the hair from damage caused by heat styling products and I will continue to buy it in the future, especially when I see it priced for just £1.99.
I decided to buy a bottle of Heat protection spray since I use my Straigteners every 2 days. Naturally I have quite frizzy Hair so I could imagine that constantly Straightening would not help my Hair any. As it turns out Straighteners aren't quite as bad as they used to be. Apparently with them having Cermaic plates then this is less Harmful to your Hair, but I still imagine that getting 220 degrees of Heat on your Hair can't be all that good.
I picked this product on on an offer from Asda quite a while ago. This was on a 3 for £10 deal and my Asda sells the range from £3.98 upwards. I have always been a fan of the Shampoo so I stocked up a little to get this offer. The good thing about this also is that in Boots they used to have mini versions of products from this range and although to buy this in a smaller bottle will work out more expensive than the full sized bottle at least you can try this to see if you like it. The normal sized bottle of this is 200ml.
You can use this on Wet or Dry Hair, so if you want a squirt of this before you are using a Hairdryer then this will help the heat from that too.
To use this all you do is squirt this liberally over your Hair before using Straighteners. I have quite a few squirts of this and my Hair feels a little damp but not that damp. The scent of this is alright. It is a clean enough scent but this has a slight gritty scent in my view. It's still a nice fresh scent though.
Do I find that this works well? Yes I do. I find that after spraying this and then styling my Hair then my Hair looks nice and smooth like it would normally do but I feel that this looks a bit softer. This seems to leave a nice sheen on my Hair as well, so I am impressed with this product.
Yes, you get cheaper versions of this which will do the same thing, but since I am a fan of this brand then I prefer to stick to this one.
Let's face it, if we were to put a human being through the torture that we exact on our hair, we'd probably be in a high security asylum waiting for the death penalty, wouldn't we? For that reason, don't we owe it to ourselves and our hair to give it some TLC once in a while? Well, I certainly think so, and it would seem that celebrity hairdresser, Charles Worthington agrees.
He's come up with a range of shampoos, conditioners and sprays, all with one goal in mind - to protect your hair from the damaging effects of heat styling. There are currently two ways to purchase your Charles Worthington Results Heat Protection Spray: you can either pick up a trial size version from Boots for the reasonable price of £1.80 for 50ml, otherwise you can opt for the standard size of 200ml for the somewhat hefty price of £4.99.
The Charles Worthington range may not stand out on the overcrowded shelves at Boots as well as, say, the Lee Stafford hot pink styling range, however, that doesn't mean it's any less attractive. With a dark pink/purple spray top, blended with a silver body, the bottle really looks the part and will stand out in any bathroom cupboard (as long as Lee Stafford isn't there to overshadow it, of course). I've used both the trial version and the full version and there aren't any problems when it comes to the functionality of the packaging. The trial version, takes on more of a generic design, similar to a perfume bottle, with a simple transparent lid and a push down dispenser which works reasonably well. However, in terms of styling effects, I've found that the full size version is far superior when it comes to the actual application process. The trial size version, only has a very minute hole, in which the spray is dispensed, therefore upon spraying, it's difficult to cover your whole head as it seems to focus only on small patches. Whereas the full version is much bigger and enables you to be more liberal when spraying, alas, giving you a more overall level of protection and providing superior results. Besides the varying level of dispensing ability, I have found no other problems with the packing - they're both easy to use in every way. The packaging is fully recyclable and once opened, you're advised to use within 36 months (which shouldn't be an issue for anyone).
The heat defence spray claims to:
* Protect hair from the daily aggressors of heat styling, UV radiation and pollution.
* Smooth frizz and maximise the staying power of your finished style.
* Lock in moisture and transform hair's manageability and shine.
To use you're advised to:
* Apply heat defence spray liberally on each section of the hair before using a heated appliance. Can be used on wet or dry hair for protection and styling benefits. Avoid contact with eyes.
Right then, let's get down to business - is this spray really all it's cracked up to be?
I've had somewhat dodgy experiences before with heat protection sprays that have left my hair in a worse state than it was before I even used it. Often, I end up with a tacky, sticky mess (think, 'There's Something About Mary'), that leaves my hair looking greasy and impossible to brush/straighten. This seems to happen more regularly when I use a heat protection spray on dry hair, therefore I've mainly been using the spray on wet hair before blow-drying.
*** Dry Hair ***
Once completing my usual morning ritual - shampooing, conditioning and blow-drying, I continue to spray the heat defence liberally over my hair (for the process of this review, I'm keeping the full size version in mind as it sprays better). You'll need to spray at least arms length away from your hair, otherwise your hair will become very damp again and may even need an extra minute or two with the hairdryer. Once completely dry, I proceed to straighten my hair in the same way I always do (in sections). There isn't any noticeable difference when straightening, infact, if there is any difference it's a negative one. My hair will often become rather knotted after using the spray, due to the sticky texture, which clings onto certain sections of my hair. Unfortunately most of these sticky sections seem to be around my roots, therefore leaving me with a rather greasy residue subsequent to styling. The only way to get rid of this residue is to rewash your hair, which is a major inconvenience.
*** Wet Hair ***
Fortunately the spray does manage to redeem itself. It clearly states that it's suitable for use on wet AND dry hair, however, I've found this claim to be largely false and have discovered over continued use that using the spray on wet hair is a far better option. Once again, after shampooing and conditioning (using a different brand of shampoo and conditioner, I must add), I proceed to spray over my wet hair before blow-drying. This again, should be done at arms length and you should be careful not to spray too much over the roots. Once sprayed on, I brush my hair, in an attempt to work the spray evenly into my hair before drying as normal. Unlike using on dry hair, when my hair has been dried after using the spray the results are superb. My hair looks light, shiny and in no way greasy and is a joy to straighten. Not that this spray enhances the straightening process (or claims to anyway), but I've found that my hair straightens in a fraction of the time, and always finishes with maximum results.
Smell wise, the spray is nothing outstanding and if I was to liken it to anything it would be L'Oreal shampoo (because you're worth it, I guess). The smell is very pleasant and it doesn't clash with the smell of your shampoo (I've tried the spray with several different brands of shampoo and conditioner), nor will it clash with your perfume. The smell does tend to linger for around an hour or two, before subtly fading away, which I personally prefer to having an overpowering smell that lingers all day.
Overall I've been very impressed with this spray and as a result I've been using it everyday for a good 3 to 4 months. I've found that the standard 200ml will last around 6 weeks, so you're able to get a good amount of use from it. Yes, the spray is not perfect and it doesn't quite live up to expectations in certain areas, but all in all it's a high quality spray, which produces excellent results and it smells nice too - what more could you ask for?