“ Brand: Derma / Subcategory: Treatment / Type: Hair Spray / Subcategory: Hair Treatment / What it does: Protects, „
I regularly apply heat to my hair.. If I'm not blow drying it, I'm either straightening or curling it which is causing either really bad split ends or my hair to snap. My friend owns a hair dressers and when shee cuts my hair (every 6 weeks) she told me I should try a new spray that she uses to protect it against heat. She told me that she used to use a Tigi product on hair, which cost around £10 but told me I could pick this product up myself in Home Bargains for only 99p! So i gave it a try and was really pleased with the results and protection.
It's a 200ml size bottle... exactly what I needed as my hair is really long and I go through hair products fast. So for 99p, its already great value for money given the size of it. I tend to use this product mostly when I have damp hair, just before I attack my hair with hairdryer and straigtening irons! It smells great, and gives hair a glossy finish. I know some previous products that I have used have left my hair feeling a little greasy but I had no such problems with this. When you spray the product, I recommend brushing hair through to ensure that all of your hair is covered and therefore you have maximum protection.
It has a spray top, so you can carry the bottle in your handbag etc if you needed too. However, although this product does help to stop heat damage, obviously there are still some effects when using 230 degrees on you hair so please don't assume that it will stop all damage to your hair as this is simply impossible! Good little product, cheap and cheerful to say the least.
Upon a recent trip to the hairdressers, I had a little telling off. I always forget to use heat protection spray and it never passes my mind to pick some up. The ends of my hair had become quite damaged and I had got quite a number of split ends in a short space of time after my previous cut. I was wondering why this was and my hairdresser told me that it's because I've not been protecting my hair well enough. After guiltily admitting at my everyday use of hair dryers and straighteners, I realised from the reaction by the hairdresser that it was time to pick up some spray.
I browsed around various stores looking for a basic heat protection spray, but I could not believe the prices which some brands were charging. I felt it was absolutely ridiculous for the job it was providing. I refused to pay prices of £5 or so for a simple spray, so I took a last resort and headed to my local Bodycare. If anybody does not know of Bodycare, it is a beauty supplies shop which sells a good range of branded products at a cheaper price. I spotted this Derma V10 Heat Guard Protection Spray and decided to pick it up. The main reason for this was because it was only 99p which I thought was an absolute bargain compared to some of the others. And at 99p I didn't really have much to lose if it didn't turn out great anyway.
I have never particularly heard of Derma V10 products, and I think they tend to be stocked more in bargain stores. Because of this, I am assuming that they no longer produce products, and if they do they are not supplied in the bigger chain stores such as Boots. This did not bother me however, because if it did the job it's fine. I am not a brand snob! I have had a little look and this is available on some online stores for around the £1.00 mark.
You get a generous 200ml worth of liquid in the bottle which is a decent size and lasts a good while. Especially when things are in a spray, they seem to last that little bit longer. It comes in a purply clear coloured bottle with all the usual details on the front. I don't think it looks particularly cheap, and it seemed okay so I picked it up!
It is recommended that this product is used for three main reasons. The first reason is for when you are drying wet hair. I blow dry my hair on a daily basis, so I found this is one of the main reasons I use it. First, I towel dry my hair so it is left damp, and then I spray this liberally all over the hair. Then it is protected for when you start drying it. Another reason I picked this up was because I straighten my hair pretty much every day, and I know that this can cause a lot of damage when on a high heat. I apply a little bit of the spray to each part of the hair just before I straighten it. I find this is easy as you can separate your hair and ensure all hair is protected well. This is also recommended for people who use hair curlers. Although I do not personally, this would be as effective for hair curling, and you would simply have to spray to each section as you work your way around.
I firstly found that the spray is very easy to use. You do get a lid on it to protect it spraying if carried around in bags. The spray comes out at a good speed and with a generous amount of product. I spray two or three times to each section of the hair when using heat on it. I have found that when spraying on to completely dry hair (such as when straightening), if you hold the spray too close to the hair it does make it quite wet. Because of this, I would recommend holding this a good 20cm or so away from the hair. The product has a lovely scent to it, similar to one you would expect at a salon which is nice. It was easy to use and helps to protect my hair.
Unfortunately, I am going to knock off two stars from this product just because I don't think it is the most effective heat defence spray. I have used some very good ones in the past and this just does not compare. Although my hair does appear less damaged, the heat still does affect it here and there when I use a lot on it. I would probably buy this again, but I definitely think I will invest in a more expensive one for better results.
Overall, this is a fairly average heat protection spray with no added benefits. It in no way makes your hair look any more shiny or healthy. However, it does do the job which it is provided to so this makes it a reasonable product, especially for it's tiny price tag. Thanks for reading.