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I have wavy hair and I recently started straightening it more often to achieve a more sophisticated look. A friend recommended that I try this Schwarzkopf Got2Be Guardian Angel Blow Dry and Flat Iron Spray for optimum results. I bought this from Boots for GBP4.07 which is a bit less than I usually pay for the same sort of product so I feel this is good value and priced about average for the market.
The product comes in a trendy, curved black 200ml sized bottle. It has a non-aerosol style pump button on top. There is lots of information on the label including directions for use, full ingredients and more about the product's benefits.
The spray can be sprayed into hair prior to blow-drying, straightening or tonging and will provide heat protection up to 220 degrees. The brand state that as well as protection the spray awards shine to the hair.
The product is very watery and has hardly any fragrance at all which is refreshing for these types of product. It smells mildly of apples when wet and has virtually no aroma on the hair once the hair is dry. The product is also not at all sticky and therefore is easy to work into the hair.
I use this with straightening irons and I find that it very quickly evaporates on the hair during use and allows my hair to straighten very quickly. It doesn't sizzle or burn and once I've finished my hair is unbelievably light and easy to manage. It's as though I don't have any product on my hair and yet my hair is well styled. I would say that the product awards a mild shine only though. It certainly doesn't give my dry hair a high gloss finish but it does produce a mild sheen which somewhat improves the general appearance of the hair, making it look healthier and more youthful. However, I still tend to use other products like serum to enhance the shine of my hair after using this spray. After using this spray regularly I can confirm the condition of my hair is okay and is not further damaged by using heated appliances. I therefore feel the spray is doing it's work in providing adequate protection for my hair during heat styling.
I would certainly buy this again as I feel it is an essential part of my hair styling when using straighteners and I am pleased with it's qualities and how it performs. It is available at shops such as Boots and Superdrug.
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Got2b products have consistently delivered good results when I needed them most, the new Guardian Angel heat protection spray is far from an exception. Heat protection spray isn't a frequent purchase from my experience with previous brands. They do last a good few months so a price of £5 can be a little more bearable to protect hair from damage incurred by heat appliances such as hair dryers, flattening irons and curling irons. Making use of a heat defence spray is vital if one is to use the likes of hair straighteners. It forms a protective layer that is burned off first, before the hair itself is burned and damaged to prevent the likes of split ends. Of course, excessive use of heat appliances will cause damage despite packing on heaps of defensive spray, so all in moderation as they say.
Sitting in a slightly Gothic looking bottle was Schwarzkopf got2b Guardian Angel blow-dry + flat iron heat defence spray with the promise of defence up to 220 degrees Celsius. With 200ml stored inside its slender black and gold design, it appears to pack less spray within itself compared to other brands of the same price range. The spray does bring with it an interesting design with gold lines, a tribal symbol and a set of wings to particularly lay emphasis on the guardian angel concept, all set upon a jet-black almost hour-glass body. A thin middle of the bottle makes for easy grasping with hands being able to completely coil its waist. The nozzle is covered by a plastic lid which does not require much effort to remove along with a surprisingly easy neck to unscrew, allowing the liquid to easily be transported to another container. The design on the front can certainly be removed, for it is just a plastic wrapping, making way for a plain black bottle ready to be used for another purpose, such as a water spray.
The idea of such a spray is to apply it to towel dried damp hair before blow-drying. As stated on the back of the bottle; spray 'generously' throughout the hair to allow for a fully coated head of hair. The more spray used, the more effective the defence becomes. I've come to use around 2 - 3 sprays on each section of my hair i.e. front, sides, back and top which has become adequate protection. Its smell is not overpowering whilst being a nice scent that does not remain in the hair. The push to spray nozzle has yet to clog and effectively sprays a wide area with each full press. Users with smaller hands may have difficulty pressing the button whilst maintaining a comfortable hold on the body. The got2b range is generally targeted at young adults which if you fit into that category, or above, then the height of the raised button is quite acceptable with its grooved button to reduce slippage. Once sprayed liberally into the hair, there is no stickiness to the product at all, or heavy weight which makes blow-dry styling a little easier with hair that is slightly more malleable. There is no recommendation on the bottle to reapply heat defence spray after blow-drying with an implicit warning not to straighten wet hair.
"With up to 220 C Heat Protection, your hair will be invincible when using hot irons + blow-dryers."
Using temperatures this ludicrous to cook your hair is beyond me ( apart from those whom want to straighten afro style hair ), but its nice to know this product claims to protect against these heats also. I personally use the lowest heat setting on my hair dryer ( sometimes just the cool shot ) along with the lowest value of 180 C on my hair straighteners with thick and wavy hair and have no problems at all. The heat defence spray certainly protects against these heats for my hair does not emit smoke during the straightening process. In fact, my hair itself doesn't feel hot, but only warm and smooth. I found my hair to lack frizz with a very minimal shine and has consistently delivered protection. Trying to get away with less product simply does not work, hair feels just as hot as without the product with some clear signs of frizz and general unnatural looking hair.
With an attractive looking design and fantastic protection, this heat protection spray has a lot going for it. I have to say that this product is my favourite heat defence spray to date with an unfortunate higher price tag per volume. Yet, considering the time it lasts along with its effectiveness at protecting my hair, I will continue the purchase of this spray to retain healthy looking hair which has got to be the product of my Guardian Angel.