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Having very curly frizzy hair I am always on the look out for products to help ease it and make my hair better. I have always been very lazy when it comes to my hair as its awkward to tame. I have recently started to use hair products from John Frieda, one of which is the heat styling spray.
The packaging is a lot like other John Frieda hair products. It has a silver tone to it with purple and grey writing on the front, easy to read instructions and contents on the back. It comes in a 150ml bottle and has a squeeze spray lid on the top with a lock on the side for when your not using it.
It's really easy to use. You can use it when your hair is dry before using your straighteners. Which helps me a lot because then I can just get straight to it. You can also use it if you want to curl your hair too. On the bottle it states that it nourishes and protects hair, and I find it does just that! Also there is a light fragrance to the product. It smells very fresh and clean and is not over powering like some heat sprays.
I really like this product. Every time I use it when straightening my hair it leaves it sleek and and with a nice shine. I picked it up from boots on a 2 for 3 offer around 6 months ago and still have quite a bit left. I think it's a great product!
If you read my reviews you are probably bored of me telling you that a few months ago I stocked up on a lot of different hair care products when the Asda price guarantee had a glitch and buying certain products made others only cost around the 38 pence mark. It was too good to miss so took advantage and bought lots of brands I wouldn't normally consider, one of these was John Frieda.
The John Frieda frizz ease heat protection spray is widely available to buy from places like Asda, Tesco and Boots. It normally costs around the £5 mark but can often be found on special offer where you can buy three John Frieda products for the price of just two.
The heat protection spray comes in a silver coloured spray bottle. The packaging contains all of the relevant information and gives you directions on how to use it. At the top of the bottle is a trigger style pump, I'm not sure why, but I just don't find the trigger that comfortable to hold. The trigger part where your finger pulls it in sticks out a little too much and when I'm trying to spray it on top of my hair it feels like the bottle is about to slip from my grasp.
The spray itself is very good. One pump of the trigger makes a very fine mist emit from the nozzle, it smells like a very sweet, floral scent but the scent doesn't seem to linger after styling your hair. I find that if I hold the bottle quite far away from my hair, two squirts of the bottle will adequately coat my hair after I have combed it through.
As far as the heat protection goes, John Frieda claim that it nourishes and protects hair. I use a hairdryer and hair straighteners on an almost daily basis so my hair does get quite damaged from the amount of heat I use on it. After using this spray before drying and straightening my locks it does seem to give my hair a new lease of life, leaving it softer and smoother than if I wasn't using any heat protection spray. So I do think it lives up to the claims that it makes.
I wouldn't purchase this heat protection spray at full price as the issue with it feeling like you are about to drop the bottle is quite aggravating, however it does do the job it is supposed to do quite well and if you can find it on special offer, snap it up.
I did not used to be a fan of heat protecting sprays even though I used a hairdryer most days and went through a phase of straightening my hair alot (hold your gasps!) as I have very oily hair and it would make my hair feel greasy for the rest of the day. However as I recently started using alot of different lighteners and dyes on my hair it has become dry and very damaged. I saw and felt an immediate difference to my hair after using this product, it was so much softer, silkier and even shinier!
The product is is very easy to apply and only takes a second which is good for me as I'm always in a rush, it sprays out as a fine mist rather than squirt that you have comb in with your fingers. You do not need to use much and it helps detangle wet hair when combing it. The smell is great as it is not overpowering as I have found previous heat sprays to be and also doesn't stay with you for the rest of the day, it is pleasant and clean smelling but not distinctive enough for me to describe it to you. Also the size and shape of the bottle means it will comfortably fit in a suitcase if I travel somewhere too. I haven't been using it for too long to tell whether it will last for a long time but I think it will because like I said before you don't need to use much.
It is also great when straightening hair because it doesn't go static and leaves a silky feel to it. I have not used it when curling my hair but it is supposed to help keep the shape a bit too I think. I will definately be buying this product again, I think the price is very fair and John Frieda products are often on a 2 for 3 offer at Boots!
I'm just coming to the end of a bottle of this heat protection spray, and even though I use it every time I wash my hair, it's lasted me so long I can't remember when I bought it. The spray is designed to protect your hair against heat damage caused by hairdryers, straighteners and all those other hot electrical gadgets we use to get beautiful hair.
According to the packaging, this heat protection spray not only protects the hair from heat damage, but also works with heated appliances to condition and straighten the hair. It helps to block humidity and rehydrates the hair which makes the effect of hair styling appliances less harsh, and optimises the straightness of your hair for 24 hours. The spray contains Jojoba oil and humectants (whatever they are?!), which helps to silken the hair strands and replenish moisture.
The spray comes in a bottle with a trigger style pump which releases the spray. I just use this after towel-drying my hair, before I blast it with the hairdryer. It comes out at a nice speed and you only need a few sprays to cover your hair all over. You are then supposed to use a wide toothed comb to help distribute the product evenly, and I find this also detangles my hair after I've towel-dried it. The smell is pleasant enough although I couldn't really describe what it smells like. It's just fresh and clean smelling, although I don't really notice the fragrance lingering after I've used it.
After applying this, I'm ready to go with my hairdryer, and I feel like my hair is protected from getting any drier or frizzier than it already is. I've been using this for a while and the first few times I used it I really noticed the difference in the condition of my hair because after drying it, it seemed softer and silkier than it used to before I started using this spray. I also notice when I straighten my hair (not very often these days), it does eliminate a bit of frizz and help give a lovely smooth finish. I used to get lots of tufty short hairs along my parting which stood out like a sore thumb and I decided were due to me using straighteners which was breaking my hair. Although I don't use straighteners as much as I used to, on the occasions I have used them I've not seen any evidence of further hair breakage since I've been using this product.
I think this spray is excellent value for money because it lasts such a long time. On the Superdrug website it currently costs £5.59 for 150ml. This will last you ages as a little goes a long way, and to help protect and straighten your hair I think this product is definitely worth the price.