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      28.10.2010 11:22
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      average spray

      When you straighten your hair, your hair loses moisture and the process can be extremely drying. Over straightening is bad for the hair and over time will make your locks look dry and distressed. It is therefore important to use a straightening spray or a cream to aid the process and keep the moisture levels locked in and the hair shaft protected as you apply the heat. Keep in mind that the heat generated is blisteringly hot, so just imagine what this is doing to the hair each time you whip out those irons!

      I have used many sprays over the years to keep my hair in check and this one is one I tampered with a while back. I tend not to buy from the Schwarzkopf range too often as I usually find their products do not perform as well as the likes of Loreal. The spray was on offer though and was somewhere around the three mark, so it was a lot cheaper than investing in a new Tigi Catwalk spray.

      I did my usual wash and patted the hair dry and then got to the bottle. You can either pllay this just before you blowdry or you can blowdry, then apply before straightening. I applied it to towel dried hair working it through section by section across the head. There was not much in terms of smell, it certainly lacked the glorious smell of the Catwalk spray, but it did not stink to high heaven either. It spritzed on well enough leaving an even mist. At this stage, it did not feel like the hair had taken on any sort of spray, it just seemed a touch watery.

      After the blowdry and straighten, I was in mixed minds about the results. The hair had been okay to straighten, though it did lack the lustre that Catwalk and Loreal products had offered and the sleekness did not seem to be there as much. On the plus side, while doing the straightening, it did make the process easy and I was still able to glide through the hair at speed. It might be useful as a back up spray for when my others are low, but not one I would rush to buy in mass supply.

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      27.06.2010 23:13
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      Don't waste your money!

      We've all now been lectured to death on how terrible straightening irons are for our hair, yet going out with a full on head of frizz isn't really a viable option, so we need something that's going to protect our locks from the evils of ghd's. I've spent ages trying to find a heat protection spray that I like, and unfortunately, this is not it.

      It comes in a clear bottle, with a hot pink spray lid. I think the packaging os pretty funky, it looks good on your dressing table. The product itself is a clear liquid. When sprayed onto your hair, it smells pretty grim, like hairspray. It also makes your hair quite sticky, like hairspray. I'm not entirely convinced this stuff isn't just hairspray to be honest.

      I used this product for about a month, and whilst my hair didn't get any worse, I just wasn't sold on it. You can find other heat protection products that also make your hair softer, and smell great, whilst this product does neither. And I'm sure if you just want a bog standard spray to stop your hair frying, you could find one that's cheaper than this (it's around £4 in Boots). I'd just stay away from it, it's not a great product.

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      28.10.2009 11:05
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      Don't bother with it much better stuff out there.

      I use straightening irons every day due to having heavily layered hair which bends about at the earliest opportunity.

      The item dooyoo pictures is wrong, the item I am reviewing is Pro Styling heat protection spray.

      Packaging=
      Clear bottle with pink pump spray with a picture of a lady on the front. 200ml bottle. Ingredients, directions and Schwarzkopf information is present on the back of the bottle.

      Texture=
      Clear fluid. Looks like water!

      Smell=
      Not completely terrible but not exactly appealing either, it just smells of chemicals rather than a lot of products which smell way better than this, not exactly fragrant for your hair but does not leave your hair pnent or anything.

      How to use=
      Can be used on wet hair then blow dry the hair, or on dry hair to use with straightening irons. Protects against temperatures of up to 200 degrees celsius, I straighten at 180 degrees celsius and tend to leave my hair to dry naturally where possible, hence I use it on mostly dry hair. Only use on the lengths and ends, as my top layers are pretty short and cut regularly, I don't like it to look like I've got product near the hair roots and prefer it to be natural.

      Effects=
      The pump sprays out a good dose. My hair is quite long and I use about 7 sprays for the bottom half of it. One I begin to straighten I can hear sizzling noises. ARGH!! Not sure if it is supposed to do this, I presume the wet liquid is just sizzling but it does not inspire confidence for me!!

      One straightened, it helps to get it poker straight and works ok at this. No residue or appearance of the product is left in the hair so that is good. No funny feel after straightening just feels normal.

      Conditioning properties=
      None in particular, don't think it provides any nourishment to the hair (just see ingredients list at the bottom!) more just a product to simply coat the cuticle of the hair to try and beat the effects of heat styling.

      One straightened, it helps to get it poker straight and works ok at this. No residue or appearance of the product is left in the hair so that is good. No funny feel after straightening just feels normal.

      Not really aware of any smell either. It states on the bottle it's a strong hold product, it does nowt for me though, but then again I only use iton the lengths and not the roots so I don't know if this claim is true.

      Ingredients=
      Water, alcohol, VP/VA copolymer, CE trimonium chloride, hydrolyzed silk, phosphoric acid. Yuck, does not exactly inspire confidence in what you are puting on your precious locks does it!!

      Prices=
      Got it from B and M etc for £1.60 ish, cheaper than the RRP. Available in most places however.

      Summary=
      Once the bottle is used up I will not be purchasing again. It's ok but the sizzling on my hair makes me feel like I am being frazzled!!!

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      14.10.2008 09:42
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      Protect your hair

      I have long, thick hair which I straighten several times a week, and I am fully aware that the regular use of straighteners is probably the reason it has become quite damaged. I have used various brands of heat protection sprays, but I always find it difficult to see whether they are doing anything for my hair, so it's not something I buy regularly.

      I actually bought this spray after a trip to the hairdresser. She was banging on about the benefits of heat protection spray, but she also said my hair was in good condition, which it blatantly wasn't, so I'm not sure how trustworthy she was! Having got rid of all the awful split ends I had, I decided that I would buy a bottle of heat protection spray in the hope that it may do some good.

      I chose this particular spray simply because it was the cheapest one available. My bottle is not like the one pictured, so just to be clear, the product I am reviewing is called 'Schwarzkopf Pro Styling Heat Protection Spray.' It could be that they have changed the packaging, or possibly there is more than one heat protection spray made by Schwarzkopf.

      The bottle this comes in is clear with a pink trigger spray. It's a young, funky looking bottle, and the trigger spray makes it look slightly more professional than if it just had a normal press-down spray pump.

      If you are using this with straighteners your hair should be dry first, and obviously if blow drying then it should be used on damp hair. I don't blow dry my hair very often, so have only ever used this on dry hair.

      When you spray the product you will notice that it has an awful chemical smell. The scent really lets the product down, it's quite nauseating in fact, but it only seems to last a few seconds before disappearing and it doesn't linger on the hair.

      The liquid sprays out onto the hair in quite a concentrated jet, pretty much soaking the hair. You then just need to run straighteners (or a hairdryer) over the section you have sprayed the product onto, then repeat with other sections of the hair until its all done.

      One thing that confused me a little bit, is that on the front of the bottle it says 'long lasting hold'. I wasn't aware that this was supposed to create any hold to the hair, and have not noticed that it is creating any hold to the hair.

      Since I've been using this the condition of my hair does not seem to have deteriorated much, which makes me think it is working, although it's difficult to tell. Normally around six weeks after visiting the hairdresser I will start to see split ends again, and at the moment I have very few, so hopefully that is down to the spray.

      I paid £1.99 for a 200ml bottle of this from Body Care, although I've seen it in Boots for over £3, so I would advise to shop around to get a good deal.

      To conclude, this is the only heat protection spray I've ever used that I actually believe to be working, and protecting my hair. I like the packaging, it was a good price, and the only negative thing I can think about it is the awful chemical smell, but otherwise a good bargain product!

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        12.08.2008 19:12
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        Did more damage to my hair than it did good!

        I first got this product when I was on holiday, and forgot to pack my heat protection spray (big drama :P), and this was the only one that was available at the time.

        I sprayed my hair when it was wet, like the instructions say, and was first of all taken back by the horrific smell! It smelt as if I had just sprayed Vodka all over my hair! I was horrified, it was such a strong and unbearable smell that I almost had to go wash it off!
        However, I didn't, and I continued to dry and straighten my hair as normal. I found that it made my hair really dry and course!

        Yes, I had been on holiday, and that could've been because of the sea, sun and sand (:P) but I also tried it when I got home to see if that was the case, but it was exactly the same, and still left my hair dry!

        I was extremely disappointed with Schwarzkopf, as I though that they were a trust worthy brand, but I must've been mistaken...

        If you do decide to give it a go, then it's available from most chemists, and costs around £2.99 for a 100ml spray bottle.
        The packaging (the bottle) does look quite attractive, but that doesn't mean that the contents is any good!

        Overall I wasn't very pleased with this product, it left my hair dry and course, and the smell was horrific! Personally I wouldn't recommend it.

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          19.06.2008 21:31
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          A portective straightening spray that is non sticky and performs well.

          --SCHWARZKOPF PRO STYLING STRAIGHTENING SPRAY--

          --An eternal love affair with hair--

          Schwarzkopf hair products are great. They are experts and professionals in their field and they have been supplying us with their hair styling products since 1952 when the first 'Gliss' product was launched for dry, hungry hair. The Schwarzkopf Gliss range is fantastic and still as popular today as it was all those years ago. In 1955 they developed the very first hairspray labelled 'The Liquid Hairnet, Taft, followed by the first hair gel in1971. Schwarzkopf then released their new 'Hair Programme' range onto the public in 1987 and this included the first CFC free hairsprays. Schwarzkopf really have been imaginative innovators in the hair product market since day 1.-


          'All Schwarzkopf products are supported by science and technology that is continuously advanced to offer you the optimum solution of the moment. Keeping your hair in tip top condition with styles that reflect your inner beauty is what we do best because when you reach for Schwarzkopf you reach for over a century of dedicated 'passion for hair'.



          --THE PRO STYLING RANGE--

          --PRO STYLING--

          'Schwarzkopf's professional hair care experts have developed PRO STYLING, a complete range of styling products putting professional creativity at your fingertips. Every product is designed to give you the perfect hold in all conditions'.

          The Pro Styling Heat Protection Straightening Spray, strong hold, is an item from this range specifically designed for protecting the hair against the harsh, drying, elements of the hair straightener. Developed to put a barrier against the heat of the stylers. It boasts: 'Long lasting hold in all conditions'.

          The product is contained in a clear, tall plastic bottle with the trademark Schwarzkopf head to the top. It features a picture of a woman upon the front with sleek, styled hair and the Pro Styling logo of a rainbow. The bottle is stylish and professional looking like a product that you would expect to find in hairdressers. It is finished off with a fluorescent candy pink trigger top. It is easy to grip and can be used with one hand because of the useful trigger action. This bottle is an atomizer and not an aerosol which I much prefer and is also much kinder to the environment and the weight is 200ml. It promises to protect the hair from heat damage and is resistant to a heat of 200° C.-


          -- Schwarzkopf Heat Protection Straightening Spray--

          When squeezing and releasing the trigger action of the bottle for the first time you will notice that at the top of the bottle, just beneath the trigger is a small curved piece which you turn anti clockwise to release the trigger action for pumping, then back to straight on position again for securing. The reason that I mention this is that it took me a good ten minutes to work this out as the bottle is so well made that it just looked like part of the design. When you pull and release the trigger, the spray is dispensed in a fine mist which pumps out in a good volume, so be careful not to spray this into the eyes. The fragrance is pleasant and smells like any other normal hair straightener spray, not perfumed, or overpowering just an alcohol smell really, akin to something that would be used on your hair at the hairdresser.


          The spray is designed to be used on clean, blow dried hair. To apply you just take a small section of the hair at a time, spray evenly upon it, and then straighten with the irons, and repeat each section until the whole head is finished. Alternately this product can be sprayed straight onto damp towel dried hair and just go through the same process as you would do for dry hair. I found the Pro styling Straightening Spray easy to use and effective as a protector against the heat. My hair looked smooth and sleek after I had used this in conjunction with my GHD's, it also looked nice and shiny and in good condition too. I liked the fact that this spray is totally non-sticky and very light on the hair. I found the price excellent and I was happy all round with the product and will definitely be purchasing this spray again as the price is very competitive and the product is excellent.


          --INGREDIENTS--

          The spray contains: Aqua - Alcohol Denat- VP/VA Copolymer . CE Trimonium Chloride - Hydrio Lyzed Silk - Phosphoric Acid -


          --SUMMARY--

          Great product! I was very impressed with this heat protection spray. I only bought it as it was on special offer at Boots, about a month ago, 2 for the price of 1 and as we get through quite a lot of hair protection spray I thought this was a good deal for us. It has actually turned out quite a find. The brand I normally buy is quite expensive and quite honestly there is nothing to choose between them. In fact the Schwarzkopf spray is less sticky than my normal choice and much lighter on the hair. So all round this Pro Styling Heat Protection Spray comes highly recommended from me.-


          'Releasing your inner beauty is our vision at Schwarzkopf - because we never want you to fall out of love with your hair. Hair that looks and feels great is top of the agenda for men and women around the globe, so discovering exciting product solutions that help you define your look is our enduring passion'.


          Schwarzkopf Pro Styling Heat Protection Straightening Spray £2.99 Boots.


          http://www.schwarzkopf.com/

          Thank you for reading
          PRINCESSPUSSYCAT
          June 2008*

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            20.11.2007 00:41
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            Leave it on the shelf and try Wella Shockwaves Xtrovert one night wonder frizz fighter mousse!

            I bought my bottle of Schwarzkopf 200ml strong hold heat protection straightening spray 2 months ago and I've been using it almost every day on my just below shoulder length frizz proned barnet and I still have over half a bottle left!

            The Packaging....

            The bottle is see through plastic, nothing outrageous but 'cos of the the sprayer bit at top being pink I'm sure is aimed mainly at women and there is a picture of a woman on the front!
            I love the sprayer bit in bright pink you've no idea how many times armed with this bottle I've played at being the fourth charlie's angel lol

            What the product says about itself...

            On the back of the bottle it says this....

            Haircare experts have developed pro-styling, a complete range of styling products putting together professional creativity at your fingertips.
            Every product is designed to give you perfect hold in all conditions.
            Use with straightening irons for safe, straight and smooth styling.
            Protects hair from heat damage-heat resistant up to 200c
            Spray directly onto individual sections of clean, blow-dried hair and use straightening irons to finish.
            Alternatively, spray onto damp hair before blow drying and finish with straightening irons.

            My verdict....

            The smell isn't good at all its ok on the hair but its a nondescript smell.
            It isn't unpleasant just odd when first spraying it about but once on hair and styled no fragrance at all which I do like. I don't need my hair products to smell stronger than my chosen fragrances I just want a fresh smell.
            It does slightly foam as your spraying it out sometimes and I don't think it should do that.
            Top tip don't spray it out to fast, that's why i think it foams but it doesn't cause any damage by foaming or anything.
            Its none sticky and just as I'm typing this out I've sprayed some in my hands and played with it and I'm still typing with no sticky feeling!
            Hair doesn't feel sticky but to be fair I don't over do using the product. I spray from a great height for even coverage and use the less is more approach to anything I stick on my hair.

            I mainly bought it as a heat protection spray and only found while sat on loo reading the back of this product it's meant to help straighten it.
            I use both hairdryer and and straighteners and I work hard to get it straight with minimal products but never ever go to work on my mop without heat protection spray.

            However I do beg the question who of us use our hair straighteners on a heat less than 200c?
            I mean if we need a heat protection product its cos we probably have at some point stressed our hair out and been recommended to use something and we need the help to straighten out hair with products so we'd go as hot as we can!

            Results.....

            Not great.
            My hair is in ok condition but only the same as ever.
            I can get my hair straight but I virtually can with any product I use it just means sometimes it takes longer than others.
            However I have got a fringe that my hairdresser advised me against because I have a natural cows lick so I have to work hard to get the kink out.
            However i didn't listen ( I know best eh) and was conscious of my frown lines!
            I notice if I only use this product half hour later I'm aware its kinking an hour later its a curl.
            It's ok to use around the house but I wouldn't rely on it for going out unless I use other products on top IE hairspray.
            I'd rather not and use other products to give better results so this bottle is lasting.
            This doesn't give me added shine and I have no confidence in it .
            Basically I'm using it to not waste it and when its gone its gone.
            Its ok, nothing special about it, it has its good points but the thing I want is straight hair and this just don't help me!

            Other information....

            It is recyclable and don't spray it in your eyes!

            £4.99 Boots

            This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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              08.03.2007 16:59

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              A good buy

              I bought a bottle of this the other day because I often straighten my hair and Schwarzkopf heat protection products have been recommended to me by friends, also the price seemed quite reasonable (I paid £2.79 for a 200ml bottle).

              I have long, layered hair, about half way down my back at it's longest. I used the spray after washing then towel-drying my hair. It sprayed on quite well and it was easy to get good coverage, without the need to use too much of it. I then blowdried my hair and straightened it. Before I used the straighteners, I noticed that there was less wave in my hair than usual after blowdrying and the straighteners were only needed to smooth it out a bit, mainly the ends. It was easy to straighten with this product on, and it has stayed in place and very straight all day, more than usual.

              My hair feels quite soft and smooth too - this is due to my conditioner but this product has not made my hair feel at all sticky, stiff or greasy. The smell of the straightening spray is a bit odd, but not very strong and after drying and straightening I can't smell it on my hair at all, I can smell my conditioner.

              I have not tried it on dry hair before straightening because sometimes I do not need to straighten my hair after blowdrying as it is quite naturally straight, if I have used the right products! I think this is one that helps.

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              08.01.2007 02:41
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              Heat protection for your hair - just don't touch it!

              I bought Schwarzkopf Heat Protection Straightening Spray as my hair was beginning to get damaged from styling and needed protection from the high temperatures. I bought the Strong Hold one as I always find that straight the result doesn’t last and my hair although straight will just go back to normal – same if I curl my hair so I hoped that in either situation the style would hold. The spray costs between £2.99 and £3.99 but I haven’t seen it in some of the main shops.

              This may be a clear liquid but once sprayed it comes out a little foamy – the bits that don’t land on my hair look like little snow flakes but it doesn’t foam up on the hair. This liquid does act like a hair spray though and doesn’t feel nice on my hair once it’s dried. I can barely run my hand through my hair. I was surprised at the smell as I thought it may have had a scent nicer than it does as it smells a little like PVA glue. Having said that though, it’s not a smell that lingers too long or would over power the scent of shampoo/conditioner.

              The pump spray although it may look quite fancy is a little useless as it is very concentrated so while one spray releases a good amount of liquid it all ends up in one spot. Brushing through doesn’t really do much so it can often take quite a bit to cover the desired areas. In this case I’d rather the product have been a less concentrated spray or mousse that foamed up in my hand to then be applied. It doesn’t take too long to dry though so I can easily start styling within a few minutes. There is a lock on the pump which is an advantage since it doesn’t take much pressure to release the spray.

              Once dried my hair doesn’t become solid but sticks together and makes my hair feel a little gritty but unlike hairspray doesn’t brush out. This means I have to wash my hair often to get it all out before applying again or it would build up. It can either be applied while the hair is dry or wet and I prefer is while wet as it dilutes the liquid a little. My hair Straighteners are not to be used on wet hair so in both cases I wait for my hair to dry before using or it can make my hair very dry and break.

              The result isn’t bad though. My hair may feel horrible but for those looking for the more poker straight ends does get them and it lasts. The spray is designed for short to mid length hair and as my hair gets longer than that I find it a little harder to use and it also uses up much more of the liquid. Unfortunately my straighteners don’t say what temperature they heat to as I always have them on the highest setting but the ingredients in the spray provide protection up to 200 degrees. Having used quite a bit I don’t notice much difference at all in the health of my hair. It doesn’t even look that shiny and if used on dry hair nearer the roots just makes it look greasy and lifeless the longer my hair gets. On wet hair I get a better result but probably use less spray but even then it can be harder to brush and ends up breaking my hair. I tend to try and concentrate on the ends but the spray just ends up soaking me instead as it is quite powerful but find it does give me the sort of result I’m looking for.

              When curling my hair I still get the same result. I don’t use ceramic tongs but they still involve a high temperature that ends up damaging my hair. Again my hair doesn’t look as shiny, and I can never run my hands through my hair but considering my hair is quite stubborn and naturally straight, I do find it holds a curl better than using nothing at all.

              Overall, once I’m finished with it, I shall be looking for something different. I would rather have better protection than I’m getting at the moment and although it holds the style, just does not feel nice or give me the benefits I want. The smell is not ideal either but at least it doesn’t last. I wouldn’t say it was a complete waste of money as when my hair is shorter I find it works better – I play with my hair less then but for long hair is not advised. At between £3 and £4 it is quite good value for money as it does last quite a while but still not for me. 2 stars!

              Please note Dooyoo do have completely the wrong picture for this item.

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