“ Brand: Dove / Sprays / Type: Styling Mist / Subcategory: Styling Sprays / Hair type: damaged hair / Suitable for: curly hair / What it does: Protects „
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. Dove's damage therapy heat defence mist is a product I have bought a couple of times, so when I saw half price in Tesco recently I added a bottle to my basket.
The picture Dooyoo have above must be out of date as it is very different to the current packaging. Dove heat mist comes in a sturdy white plastic bottle with a spray nozzle on top. The brand logo and brand name are clearly displayed on the front along with the claim that this product will protect hair from heat styling damage.
General information is given on the back including an ingredients list, usage directions and warnings. The product has been dermatological tested. Once opened it should be used within twelve months.
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.
I generally spritz the mist through my wet hair paying particular attention to the ends. The spray nozzle works well at evenly distributing the mist with a satisfactory amount being released. I leave it a few minutes before blow - drying. I also apply the mist to dry hair before straightening. The mist goes on well and leaves no unwanted sticky residue, it doesn't weight the hair down.
Personally I am not overly keen on the fragrance of the mist, it has a strong hairspray type smell which I find rather un appealing. This chemical type smell is not something I would expect from Dove, as usually their products smell quite nice.
Dove do not state what temperature the product works up too which is a little disappointing as I think this is important information which the buyer should be aware of. Obviously I cannot be 100% sure that this product does indeed protect my hair from heating damage but I would say that the hair certainly feels a little stronger, there are less fly - aways and the ends are also less frazzled. After using my hair feels soft and manageable although there is no added shine.
Overall I think that this is a decent little heat defence mist especially considering its low price tag. Dove's heat mist is a product I will pick up when I am on a bit of a budget and cant stretch to one of my favourite more expensive heat defence sprays. Its not one I will buy on a regular basis but I will certainly continue to pick up a bottle when I see it on offer.
Prices vary but full price it tend to be around £3.60 for a 150ml bottle.
This is actually the first heat defence hair product that I've ever used, and I must say that I am incredibly pleased with the result! I started to look for a product like that ever since I found that my hair was starting to really suffer from the frequent blowdrying. With some lifestyle changes, I have ended up washing my hair really late at night recently (really unhealthy too, I know!) and as much as I can, I try to blow-dry my hair so that I won't have to sleep with damp hair. Unfortunately, soon this meant that my already dry hair (as I've rebonded it a few times in the past few years) was starting to look extremely frizzy, dry, and unhealthy. I later found this product under offer in Tesco, and thought that I should try it!
~~ PRODUCT PACKAGING AND USAGE ~~
The picture for the Dooyoo page is a red bottle but the one that I've got is in fact a white bottle, just like how most of the Dove products are packaged. The bottle itself is 150 ml - I've been using this for a couple of weeks by now and it's still reasonably full, so I'm guessing that this bottle would be able to last a couple of months. The shape of the bottle is unfortunately quite queer - it's probably more stylish than practical. I haven't got a clue which way to hold the bottle right, because both ways just don't seem to work sometimes. I find it a little difficult to get a firm grip of the bottle so that I can just press the nozzle - and this is why this product is getting a 4 instead of a 5!
The instructions on the bottle itself suggest different uses depending on whether you are blow-drying or using a straightening/curling iron directly on your hair. In the former case you spray once onto a thick switch of damp hair before blow drying, whereas in the second, you spray twice onto your hair. Since I usually use this product for blow drying, I just do a general spray on my head so that the outer layer that is 'exposed' to the heat is covered by this product. That typically takes me about 3-4 sprays (I have hair that's about 5 inches longer than my shoulder). That would usually be enough for me and I'll start blow drying.
~~ EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PRODUCT ~~
I tend to be especially skeptical about hair products, because most of them just don't seem to work for my unmanageable hair! But this product seems to be one good one. I was initially quite apprehensive about the smell and the texture of the mist, especially since I usually would blow dry my hair before sleeping, but that turned out not to be a problem. It is a very minimalist, refreshing scent that you won't be able to smell on your hair after a few minutes unless you really try. The mist is also incredibly light - I was worried about residues being left on my hair but it turned out that I had nothing to worry about!
The most important thing about this product however is that it actually works. Incorporating this spray into my daily routine of blow drying has helped improve my hair quality (especially the ends, which I tend to 'over'-blow dry) and gone are the days where tugging at a clump of knotted hair is a daily activity. I also find my ends regaining more of my natural hair colour - reversing the trend where my hair was turning browner and browner as it became drier.
~~ WHERE CAN YOU BUY THIS PRODUCT ~~
You can find this product both at Boots and at Tesco, and possibly at other major supermarkets. Boots has a better deal at £2.99 as compared to £3.58 at Tesco, although it is worth mentioning too that this heat mist is currently on a half-priced offer, making it a steal at only £1.79!
~~ VERDICT ~~
I will definitely recommend this product if you tend to blow dry your hair. I can't say for sure for straightening purposes yet, but given the positive effect that it has had on my hair in blow drying, I will definitely use this again as a form of heat protection when I'm straightening or curling my hair.
As I have rather thick and slightly wavy hair I end up straightening it most days, and sometimes twice if I am going out that evening, and all that heat will quickly damage my hair especially as it is bleached. In order to prevent my hair from becoming damaged I use a heat defence, I'm not loyal to one particular brand and will often go for whatever is on offer at the time, the latest one I purchased was Dove Damage Therapy Heat Defence, I have used Dove hair products in the past and have always been pleased with the results and the effect they have on my hair so I was sure that the heat defence was going to be the same.
As you will see the picture of the bottle shown is slightly different to the bottle that this product is now sold in. Dove Damage Therapy Heat Defence comes in a white pearl coloured bottle which has a white and silver spray top. There is a clear label on the front of the bottle making it look like all of the information is printed directly onto the bottle. On the front of the bottle at the top of the label is the name of the product Dove Damaged Therapy in shiny blue writing, just beneath this is the small white Dove logo. Right at the bottom of the label are the words Heat Defence in a red rectangle and further information about the product written in black within a silver area. On the back of the bottle is a white peelable label which contains all of the product information such as a statement about the heat defence, directions for use and on the inside of the peelable label the ingredients, all of this information is repeated in a second language inside the peelable label.
The Dove Heat Therapy Heat defence is designed to protect your hair from heat styling which in my case is the use of hair straighteners however it can also protect against the use of hair dryers, curlers and so on. This product is described as a heat activated protect mist with micro moisture serum, this serum creates a shield around the hair to help protect the internal structure against the damaged cause by heat styling.
The Dove Heat Defence Spray is dispensed in a fine mist by the spray top on the bottle, it is a milky colour but leaves no trace of this on your hair, the fragrance of the spray is quite strange, when it is initially sprayed it has a sharp almost fruity smell to it, it does actually remind me of the sort of smell you get in a hair dressers, it does smell a little bit chemically when smelt inside the bottle, however once on your hair this does disappear and it has quite a fresh smell to it. The fragrance when sprayed is quite strong but not over powering, however once brushed through the hair the smell becomes much more delicate which personally I do prefer as whilst it leaves my hair smelling clean and fresh the fragrance is not so strong that it over powers the smell of any perfumes or body sprays that I am wearing.
The back of the bottle states that this product is ideal for frequent use and is dermatologicaly tested so is ideal for most people, it also states that it will leave your hair protected, soft and shiny, so I had high hopes for this product.
Using the Dove Heat Defence is very simple, however there are instructions on the back of the bottle informing you how to use it if you are blow drying your hair and also if you are straightening your hair, the instructions include
* Blow Drying - Apply the spray onto a thick piece of damp hair and then blow dry
* Straightening/ Curing Irons - Apply twice onto a thick piece of dry hair before using hair straighteners or curling irons on it.
How to use this product is pretty self explanatory, it does state that you need to adapt the amount of the product you use depending on the length of your hair, I also find that you need to adapt the amount you use depending on the thickness of your hair as well as I find I need to use quite a bit of the product on my hair as it is quite thick and long.
Heat Defence is something that I do use most of the time, however I do think that it is quite expensive to buy. I purchased my Dove Heat Defence Spray from my local Tesco, although this product is also available in other supermarkets and shops such as Boots and Superdrug. The 150ml bottle cost me £3.58, however it is on offer at the moment and is £1.79 per bottle, personally I do think full price it is a bit expensive but it is a product I need so I am prepared to pay for it, also one bottle does last me quite a few weeks so its not something I have to buy regularly and if it works and protects my hair it is in my opinion worth the money.
Overall I would recommend the Dove Damage Therapy Heat Defence, I have purchased this several times now and have been pleased with the results. I currently have run out of this product and have had to dry and straighten my hair without it and I have noticed the difference, my hair seems to be drier without it and is less shiny, after I have been using the Dove Heat Defence the overall condition of my hair improves and it becomes shiny and healthy looking. I do think it isn't the cheapest hair product on the market, however it does work and protects my hair from heat damaged caused by my straighteners, and it also lasts me quite a long white so I do not have to keep buying it every week making it worth the money. I will definitely purchase this product in the future and would recommend it to anyone who uses heat to styles their hair.
I have long hair which doesn't look great when left to do its own thing, so I often use heated appliances on it, whether that be the hairdryer, straighteners or heated tongs/rollers. Of course all the heat can take its toll on the hair, so where possible I try to use heat protection sprays to keep it in good condition.
I purchased the Dove Damage Therapy Heat Defence protection mist in Tesco. They only had two different heat sprays available and this one was the cheaper of the two which is why I went for it. I am reluctant to pay a lot for products like this as I am usually sceptical as to how well they are working.
The spray comes in a pearly white bottle which is flat on the front and rounded at the back and has a silver band around the neck (the bottle must have been updated since the picture above). The packaging looks like it is good quality and the bottle is comfortable to hold as well as the spray button being easy to press.
The description on the packaging advises that this contains 'micro moisture serum' to protect from heat styling damage. This, apparently, will create a shield around the hair to protect its structure from damage.
To use, you simply spray through the hair and then style. It can be used on damp hair when blow drying or dry hair when straightening/curling. The spray comes out of the bottle in a relatively fine mist and it dampens the hair but doesn't leave it wet. The scent is the classic Dove fragrance, which you may recognise from their soap bars - a creamy, fresh scent.
I simply spray this through my hair, brush it and then straighten/put into rollers/blow dry or whatever I feel like doing with my hair on that particular day. It feels light in my hair and unlike some other heat sprays I have tried, doesn't leave a gunky residue behind on my hair straighteners.
One thing that concerned me was that this may leave my hair greasy. When I think of Dove I think of that tag line 'with one quarter moisturising cream' and whilst moisture is something I want for my skin, having hair prone to greasiness, I worried that this product may end up being to rich. Thankfully, I have not had any problems with this and in fact I can't really feel it once it's in my hair. I can use other styling products such as serum and hairspray and the fact I have applied this first doesn't seem to interfere in my use of them in any way.
So what about the results? Well in terms of protecting from heat damage, I will admit that it is difficult to tell, but my personal opinion would be that yes, it is helping. My hair certainly is looking in good condition and as I haven't had it cut in a while so would expect more split ends and damage than I do currently have. I have also noticed that since using this product my hair seems healthier in general - it seems to have a shine about it and the ends of my hair are certainly not as dry as they previously were.
I paid £3.58 for a 150ml bottle of this in Tesco, but it seems that it is much cheaper elsewhere. Boots for example sell it for just £2.71, so I will know where to go next time! A Dove Heat Defence shampoo and conditioner are also available to go with this product and I will be interested to try them at some point.
Overall I have been impressed with this product and will definitely buy it again in the future. It smells nice, is lightweight in the hair and seems to be leaving my hair in a good condition whilst protecting. If you use heated appliances regularly I would strongly recommend giving this a go.
*Review originally posted on Ciao under username pink_champagne
I have very long red hair and like to straighten it everyday. I have done this for over 7 years, so as you can imagine my hair isn't in the best of conditions. The particular brand of hair straighteners I use (Genie) reach 240 degrees, which I believe is hotter than GHD's, so we are talking serious heat here. Previously I had never used any sorts of heat protection spray on my hair and it was only on the advice of my hairdresser that I began to use such products, as she informed me that my straightening was leaving my hair brittle and that it was snapping! Not good!
Not pleased with the diagnosis, I have since used heat protection sprays on my locks and at Christmas my mum gave me a bottle of the Dove Heat Defence Therapy Protect and Shine Mist. I believe that this retails for around £3 (according to Boots.com), but you may be able to pick this up a little bit cheaper in your local semi chem, savers and the likes.
This was the first time that I have tried any of the Dove products from this particular range. Nonetheless, I had high hopes for this spray as I recognise Dove as being one of those high quality brands that always deliver on quality.
Packaged in a 150ml bright red bottle, this product is very aesthetically appealing. It is designed for hair that is frequently exposed to high temperatures from heated styling utensils such as hair dryers, straighteners and tongs.
To use you simply spray the mist throughout damp hair prior to blowdrying. Although, if you are straightening or curling dry hair then you must spray a small amount of the mist onto sections of your hair prior to using these utensils in order to ensure that your hair is adequately protected from the excessive heat.
Personally, I prefer to spritz the spray throughout my damp hair, then scrunch my hair up so as to distribute the product all over and then comb it through prior to blowdrying, as this is the way that I was shown to use heat protection sprays by my hairdresser. In my view this really helps to make sure that every strand of hair is coated and protected.
This spritz claims that it will leave your hair feeling conditioned, shiny and soft and I believe that this product lives up to these claims. I saw noticeable results with this spray after just one use and was really impressed with the results.
My hair looked glossier and more healthier than before. Moreover, before using the Dove mist I had stuck to using Tresemme's heat protection spray, but often this left my hair tuggy and looking somewhat greasy. However, this was not the case with the Dove alternative and in future I will now go for this product instead as I feel that it offers very good value for money and nourishes my hair along with protecting it.
This spray is very long lasting and I still have over half a bottle left, despite using it almost every day for the last 6 months. Therefore, this makes it even better value for money.
Since I have been using this spray many people have commented on how shiny and good my hair looks and I attribute this to this spritz, so if you have heat damaged hair or are just addicted to straighteners like me then you should definitely give this product a try. I think that it is a little miracle worker and I am sure that you will think so too!
This is the heat defence spray I use with the Remington straighteners I reivewed earlier. I bougth this a few months ago when it was on offer at Boots for £1. This comes in a 150ml spray bottle which normally costs £1.99. It is described as a heat activated shine and protect mist.
The idea is that you spray twice onto a large section of hair before you straighten it. The spray protects it from the hot ceramic plates which if you used on naked hair if you like, would damage your hair and leave it dry and frizzy. You can also just spray this over wet hair before you blow dry as well to give you even more protection. I generally just use this before straightening.
The product itself doesn't have much of a fragrance, dont let the orange packaging fool you, I thought it may have an orange fragrance, but there is nothing at all, which is a little dissapointing but I suppose I didn't buy it as hair perfume, I bought it to protect my hair.
And in this context it seems to work.a My hair does look better for using it. It isn't as frizzy after I straighten and I think that perhaps it makes my hair stay straighter for longer after I use it. I would definitely recommend that you use a spray before straightening and from my experience this is as good a spray as any
As i have straightened my hair for about 12 years every day now, i have decided i need to start looking after it a bit more as it is very damaged! I cant not straighten my hair, so i was looking for products that would repair my hair, and also protect it from future damage.
I decided to choose this Dover Therapy Heat Defence Mist, which cost me £2.99 for a 150ml bottle. At the moment you can stock up on this product as it is on offer for just £1 a bottle in Boots along with many other dove hair care products. For £1 this product really is a bargain!
A bottle lasts me a few months, using it every single day. You only need a light spray of this on your hair, make sure you split your hair into sections and spray it on every single hair! Dont just spray a mist of this over the top of your hair as you miss all you hair underneath which will still get damaged when you straighten it!
I washed my hair as usual every night, and i spray this product evenly all over my hair before i dry it. This sprays on very easily and is very light weight. I then comb my hair just so this product doesnt tangle it. Then when i have blow dried my hair and i am ready to straighten it, i spray another layer on for extra protection.
I was wary at first about spraying this on my hair whilst it was dry as i was worried about it making my hair look greasy. But this was not the case with this product, my hair was not sticky or greasy at all, even when sprayed on dry hair, it dries in fine and you cant even tell you have the product on.
My hair still felt naturally soft and it was very smooth and sleek. It didnt make my hair matted or dry, it just worked as a heat protecton spray and not like a hairspray or anything! It wasnt hard to restyle my hair after using this product, it just does what it says on the bottle!
After a few months of using heat protection sprays and repairing conditioners, my damaged hair is in such better condition. I am convinced this product is protecting my hair, as i dont get as many split ends and my hair isnt as dry anymore.
This product is recommended if you want a cheap product that works well, it doesnt leave hair greasy and your hair is still left soft and smooth!
I have quite fine shoulder length hair which I like to style differently from time to time. Sometimes I will blow dry it, sometimes straighten it with hot irons and sometimes I will curl it with a curling tong.
I purchased this product because it allows you to spray onto dry hair right before using a curling tong or straighteners. A lot of other similar products only advise you to spray on wet hair before styling.
I really to find that it makes your hair shine and it does protect it from the heat like the product claims to do.
I prefer to use this product mainly when curling my hair. I find that as well as protecting my hair from damage, it holds the curls in really well also and it smells great.
Unfortuntaly I find when using with straighteners, it makes my hair a bit sticky and flat so I use other products when styling my hair this particular way.
The Dove heat therapy line is fairly new to come onto the scene, I picked this up a month or so ago when it was on introductory offer in Tesco. It is a heat protectant spray to be used on hair which is frequently styled using heat. I use a hairdryer all the time and thought this would be a great way to protect my hair from getting dried out. The mist is to be sprayed onto damp hair before using a hairdryer, straightener etc. It recommends that you using two sprays for a straightner and one if you are just blowdrying hair. So far this product has lasted me over a months and doesn't feel like it is getting anywhere near to empty.
I much prefer this to other heat defense sprays which can sometimes be drying themselves, or in the worst case sticky and noticable on the hair! The Dove spray actually conditions my hair and gives it a gorgeous shine, without any negative consequences.
I wont give you a long description of how the product looks because there is a picture, but I will say that the bottle contains 150ml and retails on boots.com at £2.99, which i feel is rather inexpensive for a hair product.
I'm giving this 5/5 because I think the pricing is excellent and so is the product!
*This review is my own also posted on other sites*
Protects the hair against heat damaged caused by blow-drying, straightening and curling /