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I went to London Fashion Weekend a couple of months back and was pleased to say the yearly 'goody bag' that they give away was as good as ever. Label.M is the official hair care brand used at London Fashion Week and sure enough, in my goody bag was a 50ml bottle of Label.M Blow out spray. To be honest, considering it was the 14th season that Label.M had been part of London fashion week, this was the first time I had ever heard of the brand.
I was more than willing to give my freebie a try and I was quite chuffed as I have been trying to find something to give my hair some added oomph!
** Label.M **
Label.M is a professional hair care range, originally only stocked in hair salons. No it is available for the whole world to use and just typing the name into Google brings up a whole host of results. The brand is a bit like the more well know 'TRESemmé' brand. Where salon quality hair is now available in your home.
Label.M is often associated as being a Toni & Guy product. But Label.M is a brand within itself. Its association with Toni & Guy is that it was originally exclusive to Toni & Guy salons. This in itself represents the brand as being quite prestige, professional and desired. So they already have a good start. It also makes me feel that the brand is trustworthy. I mean, whatever is good enough for Toni & Guy is good enough for me!
I am surprised that I haven't heard of them before but I guess it was only a matter of time before the name got around. Since I received my free sample I have started seeing magazine adverts and products from the brand popping up here and there.
** Blow Out Spray **
This spray comes in a white bottle with a spray dispenser. It is white with black and grey writing. Very clinical, simple but professional looking. Exactly what I would expect in a hair salon to be honest.
The Blow Out Spray has Ginger, White Lily, Juniper, Jasmine and Fig ingredients which are all meant to add lustre to the hair. It is also supposed to have an 'innovative Enviroshield Complex' which is exclusive to Label.m, protects hair against heat styling, sun and damaged hair, while providing seductive shine.
It sounds like a great do-it-all product and is everything that I need in one spray. If it works it will be a perfect product.
** Price & Availability **
I expected the price of this spray to be extortionate as it is a salon brand. But I think it is actually quite reasonable. The bottle I have is 50ml in size and costs £3.50. It is also available in 200ml for £11.25 and a 500ml bottle for £16.75.
When you put into perspective everything this product does I think it really is value for money. Since using this I haven't had to use my 'hair Volume mousse' and I haven't had to use my heat protection spray or my de-tangling spray! That is 3 products that have been replaced by one.
It has lasted me ages. I wash my hair about 3 - 4 times a week, sometimes a bit more. I have used this spray almost each time I have washed my hair over the past couple of months and I still have at least 2 thirds of the bottle left!
It is also available online, everywhere from Amazon to the Label.M website and it can also be picked up from local salons. There is a list of places on their website. http://www.labelm.co.uk/uk/. It can also be bough internationally so great for anyone who is not based in the UK.
** Directions **
As with most volume and protection sprays, the directions are easy. Spray on damp hair. Working through from roots to ends with a comb or fingers. Then blow dry for extra volume texture.
** What Is It Like To Use? **
This has to be one of the best products I have ever used. I can never be sure how much spray to put on my hair. I have long hair that gets greasy quickly and usually these sprays leave my hair sticky and limp.
I usually spray twice at the top and twice at the bottom and then run through with my fingers. It is really light on my hair and doesn't leave a sticky residue that protection creams and mousses usually do. It also sprays out like a fine mist so spreads out well on the hair, hence why the product lasts so long.
It also has a really pleasant light but warm fragrance. You can't smell the ginger but the lovely jasmine and soft white lily is present. But once the hair is dry you can't smell anything. This is good for those who floral scents or who prefer the fragrance of their shampoo! My hair always smells clean and fresh after using this anyway. I also find that it helps to detangle my hair. It doesn't advertise as being a product to do this but it really helps the comb slide through.
So once my hair is dry, I find that this spray really makes a difference. My hair is not flyaway but isn't weighed down or greasy at all! Brilliant! It definitely has added shine even after the 10th use you can see the shine is still there. It also gives a great boost to my hair. As I said before, my hair is quite flat and fine; this gives a real improvement to the volume of my hair and makes it look healthy and full. It doesn't add as much oomph as some volume mousses do, but they often make my hair feel heavy and like it hasn't even been washed. This Blow Out spray completely works to make my hair feel full, fresh and healthy.
As for the heat protection, it is always hard to judge if a heat protection spray is actually working. I can say that my hair does look healthy when I use this spray, and the thought that it is protecting my hair is a bonus. As it protects from UV rays as well as heat products like straighteners, it will be a great product to take on holiday. Especially as the 50ml is small enough to carry around.
It works just as promised with no nasty side effects.
** Recommendation **
As I said above, this spray is like 3 in 1. It does everything promised and will actually save me money in the long run. I don't need to buy mousse, heat protection spray or de tangling sprays which all add up to quite a few pennies.
I received this 50ml bottle for free. But once it is finished I will definitely be buying the 200ml bottle. If I go on a beach holiday next year I will definitely take it with me to help protect against the sunshine. I will keep the 50ml bottle and pour some in so it is great for travel.
I would recommend this to anyone who uses heated styling products, anyone who wants healthy thicker looking hair and in general anyone who wants to know their hair is being looked after.
It is a brilliant little product, at a reasonable price and I will be looking at the other products in the Label.M range. I already have my eye on the Organic Orange Blossom Shampoo! Someone stop me!
Label M Blow Out Spray protects hair against heat styling and UV rays and contains Ginger, White Lily, Juniper, Jasmine and Fig to add lustre. The innovative Enviroshield Complex, exclusive to label.m, protects hair against heat styling, sun and damaged hair, while providing seductive shine. Spray on damp hair, working through from roots to ends with a comb or fingers. Blow dry for volume and texture.