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I'm a big lover of Ebay especially for beauty products as they tend to be somewhat cheaper than what the products are retailed for. Recently I bought some Barry M products which were almost half the cost of what they would be full price. I then remembered that i'd run out of my usual toni & guy heat defence spray so did a quick search to see if I could buy any from Ebay. This is when I came across the Pantene Style Ice Shine heat defence spray. The bottle is a pearly white colour with a deep blue/black nozzle top with plastic secure lid. It has the pantene logo and a quick product description. I love the look of salon and beauty products in the little bottles arranged on my dressing table and this one is no exception it goes well with the rest of my shine and hair sprays. Inside, you get 150ml of the spray which is fragranced and smells exactly like the spray that they use in the salons to fix your hair after you've had a cut and colour etc. The smell is very pleasant and does seem to linger in your locks so when your least expecting it you get a whiff of that just finished salon smell! The product itself promises to add a shine to your hair, fix your hair into place and act as a heat defence spray. I have noticed since using this product that my hair isn't as dry as it used to be before I used the product after I had straightened, blow dryed or curled with curling irons. As for the shine I can't say that I have noticed an obvious shine, my hair isn't very shiny at the best of times despite using various sprays and lots of conditioner. Furthermore, the spray does keep a hold on my hair style but only when I wear my hair loose it doesn't rival hair spray but for the fresh scent and moisturising effects its well worth using! To apply I use it on wet/damp hair and spray 2 squirts on my roots, 2 on the crown/middle and 3 on the ends of my hair as the ends tend to be drier than the rest after heat styling! So it is very easy to apply and use. I paid £6.95 for 3 bottles from Ebay which is absolutely great value. As i've said the condition that it leaves my hair in and the smell it is well worth it!
My hair has a strong tendancy to go frizzy in any conditions so I am always using my straightners and as a result my hair has become damaged and dry. I saw an advert on the T.V for the Ice Shine Heat Defence Spray and decided to give it a go. It comes in a pearly white bottle, 150ml and the bottle has grips at the top near the pump spray. The writing is a blue-green colour and it has an ice-cube with a sparkle on it and the wording states "heat protection with ice-like shine". The writing on the back says that it will make your hair smooth and frizz free with added shine. I use this on both wet and dry hair if I am going to use my straightners and I always spray plenty of it on. The only problem I do have is that the spray seems to come out in a long stream, instead of spraying a wide area of my hair so I seem to use more than I should be just to make sure that my hair gets an even covering. The fragrance of the spray is nice, it's hard to describe but it is a perfumed salon smell if that makes any sense! Once I have straightened my hair it does seem to have a healthy looking glow, and looks glossy and well conditioned. Also, my hair seems to be less dry now than before. I do find that when I use this spray my hair tends to become slightly greasy by the next day. Usually I will wash my hair every other day but I have to wash it every day when using this. Maybe it's because I'm using too much, i'm not sure. I would buy this product again, my hair became a lot smoother with less frizz although I wouldn't use it for every day use.
Pantene Ice Shine Defence Spray... where to start. Well first of all I will say that Pantene are by far my favourite brand of hair products. Recently due to over using my straighteners my hair has become dry and over the past couple of weeks the ends of my hair have been breaking and have caused it to go "frizzy" for want of a better word. When shopping at my local store I went over to the hair care products and viewed what was on the shelves. As with many people, cost is a great factor when purchasing hair care items so i was very pleased to see that the cost was low and affordable, if i remember rightly the cost was under £3.00. After towel drying your hair, if you part your hair in to sections and spray at arms length away this gives your hair the protection it needs. The product has a hard to describe smell but the way i describe the smell is of "the hairdressers". That lovely smell your hair has after having a wash cut and dry. Overall a fantastic prouct that really does work on your hair although it does have to be used a couple of times before you see the benefit; for my hair atleast anyway as it was quite damaged. This product leaves your hair feeling super soft and super sleek with a lovely shine. It is also worth mentioning the sheek bottle this product comes in which is not over sized so it can be taken on holiday with you!! An added bonus.
I noticed that my hair was drying out due to blow drying and straightening. Even after I had use leave in conditioners, the weather in UK became drier, hence the hair condition became much worst. My stylist recommend using a heat protection spray before using any heat on my hair. So far, due to Patene's mass market pricing, this was the only affordable heat protection spray that I could find. I will spray on about 5 sprays before (short hair) and use my fingers to spread it evenly throughout the hair. Then I will blow dry. The spray feels icy against my scalp. It does have a nice smell and it did stop my hair from becoming more damaged. However, at the same time I was using Patene protect and repair shampoo and conditioner, plus leave in conditioner, so I am not sure if the results can be solely attributed to the spray. The spray is easy to use, good value for its money and the hair does look less stressed out after each blow dry if I am using the spray. I would recommend using in tandem with the other products to protect and repair damaged hair.
Every day I put my hair through hell! I usually blow dry it and then straighten it with red hot ghds and not always do I do that only once in a day some days! Some days I do that at the start of my day and sometimes I need to do it all over again as I'm going out for the evening and as a smoker I'm paranoid about smelly hair. So yes I'm not kind to my dyed shoulder length black hair at all! To try counteract the damage I do with heating appliances I do buy and use an awful lot of products such as heat defence/protection sprays. My favourite and the ones I purchase time and time again are Toni & Guy or Lee Stafford but recently my mate gave me a full bottle of this to try out and not being a fan usually of Pantene products I was rather excited about trying it! The Packaging: 150ml tall white plastic bottle with contrasting green colouring on it including a push button sprayer to the top of it. On the front of the bottle I'm told it is Pantene, 'Style', Heat Defence Spray and that it's Ice Shine 'Heat Protective With Ice-Like Shine'. On the back of the bottle I'm told a bit about the product and how to use it, ingredients and the size is stated (as I've listed already) and contact details for the manufacturer are given (Procter & Gamble). Nice enough bottle and it's a nice tapered shape to for ease of handling. A Bit About The Product According To The Bottle: You Have... Frizzy hair lacking shine. You Want... Smooth, frizz free hair with added shine. Advanced Pro-V styling formula: Enables you to create and hold your perfect look. Gives your hair lustrous shine and helps protect against styling damage. Directions For Use: To create an ice-like shine, spray liberally on damp hair from roots to ends. Style as usual. For even more shine and added smoothness, use a straightening iron or blow-dry hair straight using a brush. Me Using It: This really is an exceptionally great product I'm surprised to report! All you do is spray it onto damp and freshly washed hair. I personally brush/comb through my hair before application and then again before I use my hairdryer. It sprays out evenly and as a fine mist and has a very light none distinctive but fresh and unisex smelling fragrance. Once dried you can barely smell it anyway but it really is nice when using it. When sprayed on the hair it is none sticky and just feels like you've added a bit of a light leave in conditioner but really you can barely detect it at all. For me I use this before blow drying as I have just mentioned to protect my hair from heat and styling damage. You could of course use other styling products in conjunction with this however I find this is the only styling product I need as it is so effective in lots of areas and then I like to 'set' my style with a finishing/hair spray. Yes, it protects my hair and I feel this because my hair feels so silk like and smooth after using it. It keeps my natural frizz at bay and for the length of time it is on my hair too (not just temporarily!). It simply makes my hair feel renewed and revived and doesn't make my hair feel greasy or dry or hard to control or anything I simply achieve very glossy, fresh smelling, touchable hair! For me though as I have difficult hair I can never simply straighten my hair through blow drying alone so I personally decide to quickly use straighteners over my now dried hair (as I've used the hairdryer first) and I don't need to re-spray. However occasionally I have a bit of hair that won't go straight so I spritz gently the hair with this once again and then drag my straighteners through it. Only there is no drag, my straighteners glide through this and it doesn't sizzle and burn my hair but saying that I do spray very lightly. Verdict: An all round great product that offers alot of benefits for a small price tag. People comment on how lovely, glossy and bouncy my hair is and this really does calm it down and make it look sleek! Love it and next time I will buy a bottle of this myself through choice! Expect to pay around £3.94 a bottle in places like Boots, Superdrug etc. This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.