“ Brand: GHD / Spray / Type: Hair Spray / What it does: Protects, „
My other half bought me some GHDs for my birthday last year. He also bought me this spray to go with the straighteners, so that the heat from the irons wouldn't damage my hair.
The spray can be sprayed onto the hair before or during straightening. I spray a little of the spray onto a section of hair at a time and then go down with the irons. The spray DOES protect my hair from the heat of the irons. I have straightened my hair before without using anything and my hair has literally frazzed before my eyes. This spray stops that, leaving your hair looking shiny and healthy.
The spray smells nice. It has a pleasant uplifting scent that lingers on your hair after use. Another great thing about the spray is that it doesn't leave your hair feeling and/ or looking greasy. Instead it leaves your hair looking bouncy and full of life. I like this about the spray. It also helps to control static and it leaves your hair straight and neat all day long. It manages to "hold" the hair in place, even on a windy day!
I do like this spray. My other half paid £9.95 for it, which isn't cheap. However, the spray mechanism delivers a good amount of spray each time that you use it so you only need a few sprays to do all of your hair. One bottle lasts me for around three months, which I believe is good value.
It can also be used with a hairdryer, to protect your hair from the heat.
Protect your hair with this, your hair deserves it!
I treat my hair pretty badly and I say this without any exaggeration because I use an extremely high heat on it every single day, without fail. Until about three years ago I used to use heated rollers but then I went for the straight look and invested in some GHD ceramic straighteners. I use my GHD's to both straighten and curl my hair, depending upon how I feel. I have actually found that GHD straighteners work better at curling my hair than the rollers ever did, and this is due to the fact that they are curved around the edges, thus enabling me to simply gently wind the hair around, leave for about ten seconds and release. This leaves me with lovely natural looking curls, but the price I pay is that my hair is both weakened and damaged at the ends. My hairdresser has told me that constant use of the straighteners will actually result in my hair splitting and breaking and I was horrified to see this was beginning to happen recently and decided I must do something about it.
She suggested I use a product specifically designed for use with the GHD straighteners and I looked online, did a bit of asking about and finally decided on the GHD Thermodynamics Protector Spray which is designed to be used either before, during or even after styling with heated appliances. I would normally list both the good points and the bad points of a product but to be honest the positives massively outweigh the negatives, so this review will primarily concentrate on the plus side of the spray.
Firstly, I love the design of the bottle. It is in a pump spray, which is gold in colour and in a quirky triangular shaped bottle. I think it looks modern and snazzy as it sits next to my other bottles and potions on my dressing table. The pump action works well and delivers a fine and even mist of spray, which I use mainly on the ends of my hair (as this is where the heat causes the most damage for me). My hair tends to be on the greasy side so I don't like to use it near the roots and also due to the fact that I rarely get near to the roots with the GHD's anyway so that part of my hair needs less protection form heat damage than the ends do.
I wash, condition and towel dry my hair as usual and then I simply section my hair off into about six to eight pieces and spray the mist evenly right to the ends. I then dry my hair with my hairdryer as I normally would and once dry, I set to style my hair either by straightening it or curling it (this is my preferred style at the moment). The smell of this spray is pretty unique and I wasn't too keen on it at first but I have become more used to it now that I have used the product more regularly. It is difficult to describe, a mixture of sherbet fountains and those sweets you can get in a tube called Refreshers - quite nice but a bit sweet. However, once the spray has been dried off and the hair has been styled, then you are unable to detect any smell at all, it's only at the initial spraying that the smell is evident.
Once styled, my hair definitely looks a lot healthier than it did before and I do think that the more I have used this product, the better my hair has started to look. My hair feels a lot less brittle and dry at the ends especially and the breakage has lessened off considerably. I have also had a bit of a good trim and I do think that has helped to get rid of the dead ends and make my hair look healthier all round, but I have no doubt that this product is helping to protect my hair from any more heat damage.
I love the fact that it also leaves no sticky residue on my hair after I have used it. I usually find that with a lot of styling products that once you have applied them they can often make the hair left feeling heavy and tacky and even my hands feel like they have glue or a light paste on them and need to be washed. This is not the case with GHD Thermodynamics Protector Spray. It leaves no detectable residue in my hair at all and it washes out well afterwards.
One bottle will last me approximately three weeks and as I use it just about every single day I think this is excellent value for money at £8.99. It may seem initially on the expensive side but I honestly believe it is a small price to pay for the health of my poor hair. GHD Thermodynamics Protector Spray also contains a UVA protector so it will help to protect my hair from any sun damage (not that I think the sun is strong enough here to do any real damage compared to my GHD's!) but it's still good to know, and I also love the fact that you can use this product on either wet or dry hair - the choice is up to you.
I really love this product and can whole-heartedly recommend it to you if you suffer from the same problem as me.