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I have quite dry hair and it is important that I use a heat protection spray when straightening my hair to give me that shine and remove any frizziness.
I purchased this after it was on sale for a very good price in Home Bargains. I think I got it for like a pound, which was a fantastic bargain. But because of this I was not expecting too much from the spray, however regardless of the price it did a great job.
I have read that a lot of people feel that this product makes their hair sticky. I personally think it does not do that but that may be because I do not apply a lot to my hair. But I can easily understand that it would make your hair sticky if you were to apply too much. Also, there is a reasonable amount in the bottle. I do not straighten my hair that often but when I do, I do not use a lot of it, only a few spritz, so this product does last a long time.
This product definitely adds shine to my hair, which is a bonus as sometimes my hair can look a bit lifeless. Also when I apply it to my hair I feel that it makes it easier to straighten my hair, it makes the whole process a little bit smoother and actually quicker, which I love because my hair is quite long and thick and it can take a very long time to straighten sometimes.
If you straighten your hair you should protect it especially if you do so regularly as the intense heat from your straighteners can lead to your hair becoming damaged. When I first had my straighteners I noticed that the ends of my hair were becoming brittle and thin and if I ran my fingers through it the ends would just snap off. A friend of mine told me it was because I wasn't protecting my hair before putting my straighteners through it and told me that I should find a spray that would do just that.
I chose this Schwarzkopf heat protection spray mainly because of the price- is was £2.99 whereas a lot of the other sprays were much more than that and I thought that this was a well known brand so it should be reliable. Schwarzkopf make a variety of hair care products including hair dye, shampoos, conditioners, treatments and other items. They were voted the 'most trusted brand' in 2010 and from what I have seen and used of them I can see why.
Heat protection spray, bottle
The bottle for me stood out on the shelf as it was bright pink so instantly attracted my attention! It is 200mls and the bottle itself is actually see-through but the nozzle on the top which is quite large is a tacky pink plastic so it does stand out against all the whites and citrus type colours on the shelves in the beauty aisles! The bottle is quite plain really it just shows a picture of a girl with seemingly shiny, perfect hair on and there is a bit of writing on the label too. i like that you can see inside the bottle so you can see exactly how much you have left and what the consistency of the spray is like. Just by tipping the bottle slightly it is possible to see that the spray is extremely thin which is what I would want, I wouldn't want a dense, oily liquid to be sprayed onto my hair.
To get the spray out of the bottle there is a little safety mechanism which is a bit like a switch underneath the nozzle. I have come across these on cleaning products before, you just turn it to the size and then the lever which activates the spray is able to be moved. You pull the lever and the spray shoots out in a light mist. It is not a narrow spray so when you do work this it will spread over your hair quite evenly instead of just landing in a fine line in one space which would be rather pointless! The lever is very easy to use it's very light so you don't have to put in much effort.
You are supposed to spray this onto sections of your hair before you straighten it. So don't spray it all over your hair at once and then straighten, instead, work out the section you are going to straighten next, spray it and then run the straighteners through it. What I have found- and I have quite thick hair- is that 2 puffs of spray per section is enough. If I put any more on then my hair is rather damp so it is too wet to put the tongs through it right away.
If you use the straighteners literally right after spraying it then your hair will singe. You will hear it sizzle and it always makes me cringe thinking what is it actually doing to it?! So you should wait a minute or check that the area is dry before you put the burning hot straighteners onto it.
The spray doesn't leave a residue afterwards so your hair doesn't feel sticky or oily or hard like it would with some other hair care products so it is as though you've just sprayed water on it and nothing else. I like this, I like soft hair and for it to look as natural as possible and this certainly doesn't take away from that. It makes my hair shinier too I'm sure, I think it is because it protects your hair from being stripped of the goodness like it would be if the straighteners went through it without being protected first. Since using this I have noticed that not only does it make my hair look better it does actually improve it, my hair doesn't go brittle and snap at the ends anymore, nor does it feel dry. It makes me feel less concerned about what the intense heat from my straighteners are doing to it.
I stick to this brand now because I have found that it works, it's easy to use and it's a good price so I don't see that there is any point in swapping to any other brand. It has definitely helped to protect my hair and take away those negative effects that straightening had upon it.
The bottle is 200mls and I use this about four times a week. I find that it lasts me about two months although sometimes slightly less- in the winter I tend to use more. I don't think that paying £2.99 for two month's worth of hair protection is bad at all and because you can see how much is left in the bottle you don't get a sudden shock when you run out so you are well prepared!
I do definitely recommend it and suggest that if you are not already protecting your hair with a straightening protection spray then you really should else the damage you are doing to your hair is very plain to see.
Available from Boots and other shops like Superdrug this is easy to get hold of.
This is heat protective spray which promises to save your hair from intense heat and for an added bonus promote straightness!
The packaging is nice, and it has a cool little switch so you can stop it spraying without permission which is great for travelling.
That's as kind as I can be, actually.
It doesn't smell great, it has a sour clinical sort of smell to it, yummy!
If you spray it into wet hair it makes it difficult to brush through, and when you dry it the hair clumps together as if you hair something stuck in it, which is not a great look.
If you apply it in straight hair it sits in the hair and makes it sticky, and actually terrifies me as it doesn't dry in properly so when you straighten it it sizzles and I panic about my hair! It also leaves a greasy residue the next day which means you have to wash your hair more too!
It doesn't make a difference to the overall straightness of your hair either so to me its kind of redundant.If i wanted sticky hair I'd have put chewing gum in it by now.
If i wanted clumpy hair I'd use a lot of hair spray.
For me this product doesn't tick any boxes.
As I blow dry and straighten my hair quite often, usually every other day, and a quick straighten on the days in between, I need to use a heat protection spray to stop my hair turning rubbish with all the heat that is used on it.
One spray I've used is this Schwarzkopf Pro Styling heat protection straightening spray. This comes in a transparent bottle with all of the relevant product information printed on the bottle, it also states that it should be used on heat under 200 degrees. The design of the bottle is quite funky, despite being a traditional round bottle it has a funky bright pink trigger which makes the product stand out on the shelf.
This heat protection spray is widely available to purchase. I bought mine in my local Asda for around £2.50 if I remember correctly, it can also be purchased in places such as Boots and Superdrug and other supermarkets for around the same price.
I usually use this spray on my hair after towel drying, before blowing drying and straightening. I find that if I squirt the spray from quite far away I get more coverage so tend to spray it from arm's length so I don't have to use much product each time. There isn't any kind of scent to the spray so it doesn't mask any fragrances from shampoo's or conditioners which is always good, I hate smelling of heat protection spray instead of my lovely smelling shampoos! After a couple of squirts of spray my hair is left quite sticky and damp.
After the spray has been applied and I've blow dried my hair it still leaves a sticky sort of residue which then means when I go to straighten it my hair fizzes and smokes when the heat is against it. I wouldn't say this is a particularly bad point as it shows it is protecting my hair and it isn't my hair burning. I'm not sure why it says on the bottle that it only protects up to 200 degrees of heat because it still sizzles when I use my straighteners on 210 degrees. The spray is meant to aid straightening but I don't think helps more than any other heat protection spray I've used, it still takes around the same amount of time to straighten.
Once my hair is finished, the spray leaves my hair looking clean with no sign of the sticky feeling the spray gives after applying it. However, I've found that the next day my hair looks a little greasier than it otherwise would if I was using a different product which is a little disappointing.
I would recommend this heat protection straightening spray from Schwarzkopf if you wash your hair daily. As I don't usually wash my hair daily I haven't bought this spray again as it was just a pain washing it every day as it did leave my hair slightly greasier. It does seem to protect my hair when I'm using heat on it so I guess it does do what it is meant to do.
I will occasionally straighten my hair for a change from it's usual wild curls, and when I do so I need to use protective products as my hair is dry and very prone to split ends. This Schwarzkopf Pro Styling heat protection spray for straightening is one I found a long time ago, for the bargain price of £2.49 in my local Semi Chem. I have used several Schwarzkopf products before and always found them to be a nice affordable range of effective products, so I was hopeful the first time I tried this spray.
The packaging is nice, it is a clear plastic 200ml bottle with a bright pink trigger spray. The trigger can actually be locked by sliding a small tab around under the head, stopping it being depressed. This is clearly labeled so you can tell when it is in the 'open' state. The liquid itself is clear and quite runny with a very chemical smell. The smell isn't nice at all, but it's not overpoweringly horrible either, and I can barely smell it on my hair shortly after straightening. Though of course you smell it very strongly while using the product. It comes out in a brilliant fine wet mist, giving you good coverage without over using. This is a big plus for me, as even though I don't use it often I do have a lot of hair and there's nothing worse when it transpires you've used too much product and your hair's a big mess!
You can use this on dry hair straight before styling, or you can use it on wet hair before blow drying, though they do recommend using straightening irons to finish in all cases as this gives the best results. I always use it on dry hair, as I never blow dry unless I am in a huge rush (rarely!) I spray it over half my hair at a time, straighten that half then do the other side. It does make your dry hair quite wet and as such, when you use your straighteners it does sizzle and smoke a little! But this is only the product, it is not your hair sizzling. It does mean you will need to wipe over your irons when they have cooled down fully though.
So what is this pretty little spray promising to do? Well, to be honest it's not promising that much - simply to protect your hair up to 200 C, have a strong hold and allow "safe, straight and smooth styling". So it's not a lot to live up to really and I am very happy to report that it ticks all the boxes for me! I generally use my straighteners at 210 C so although I am possibly not getting full protection from this spray, there is a big difference in my hair compared to when I don't use it. The results are quicker and easier to achieve and it is indeed a lot smoother in feel and appearance, and shinier to boot. My hair does stay straighter and sleeker for the whole day as well so I am delighted with the hold it gives.
It is quite sticky and you will need to wash your hands once you're finished doing your barnet, but thankfully it doesn't leave my hair feeling sticky, greasy or weighed down with product. I don't wash my head daily and using this product does not leave my hair needing washed quicker than usual at all.
I think this spray offers excellent value and when I finish mine I will certainly buy this one again. I noticed it yesterday in Semi Chem for £2.99 so it has gone up a little but this, I feel, is still a great price. 200ml of effective, branded heat protective spray for notably less than a fiver? Bring it on and in your face designer haircare!
My mum give me this because it was just laying around the house, I was curious to try it because my hair never stays straight when ever I straighten it ( and I wont lie, I have some pretty awesome straighteners! )
The bottle contains 200ml of the liquid and the bottle is see through which is good because with other spray products you sometimes can't see how much is left.
The bottle also has a image of a woman printed on to it ( she doesn't look the best or sell it for me really if I am honest )
It also has lots of writing on, instructions, ingredients, promises ( which it doesn't deliver. ) and it has a bright pink nozzle which sprays out the liquid.
This promises to protect your hair from heat damage, and plus keep your hair very straight and smooth.
To use this it really isn't rocket science, the spray comes out very good ( I have kept the bottle to use other liquids in as it is so good! ) it covers your whole head very evenly, it is a very fine mist when you spray it out ( kind of like a hairspray )
After a few seconds of being on my head, my hair felt sticky and began to knot up, I was quite disappointed.
I struggled to get the brush through my hair, I had to use lots of spray in conditioner just to finally get a brush through it.
I thought that it had all come out but whilst I was drying my hair the sticky feeling began to come back, my hair was all clumping together and becoming a right mess but I had no time to wash it!
It was really impossible to style my hair afterwards, it was a big sticky, UNSTRAIGHT bomb!
The product in your hair when dry feels like hairspray that just won't come out.
I tried it again a few days later just in case it was bad luck, but it was still the same so I tipped the rest of it down the toilet, cleaned the bottle and now use it for other stuff as it is a great bottle.
I recommend if you like sticky hair!
I straighten my hair every single day. Not to do this would be unimaginable - I have the most awful frizzy hair ever! Of course, constantly blowing-dry and straightening your hair can lead to damage - which is where this Schwarzkopf Pro Styling Heat Protection Straightening Spray comes in. I use other hair products on an occasional basis but this is one I use every day without fail.
I bought my spray at Savers. I can't remember how much it was, but it may well have been cheaper than the £2.99 recommended price. Even so, £2.99 is pretty good value, especially as I have had my spray around six months and am only just coming to the end of it!
The spray is in a clear plastic bottle, which means it is easy to see how much you have left. There is a picture of a girl with straight hair on the front, and the product name. The nozzle is bright pink and there is a handy removable bit of plastic preventing pressure being applied on the nozzle. You remove this to use the spray, and it's really handy to put back on if you're transporting the spray - you know it's not going to end up all over your bag!
The packaging advises spraying the product on dry hair before straightening, or alternatively spraying it on damp hair before blowdrying. I tend to do the latter, as I want my hair protected while blowdrying as well as straightening. However, if I want extra protection from frizz (e.g. if it's a particularly hot day) I might add some to my blowdried hair.
I really like this spray, it definitely protects my hair from the heat of my hairdryer and straighteners. If I ever forget to put it on I can definitely tell the difference, as my straighteners move through my hair less easily. I'm not sure about the spray's supposed straightening properties, but I do seem to straighten my hair more easily using the spray - I doubt that the spray alone would iron out the kinks!
Overall this is a cheap, long-lasting product that actually works and I will certainly buy it again.
I bought this product as I thought I needed something to protect my hair when I use a hairdrier, straighteners or curling tongs. I noticed that after using them my hair got a bit dry even though I used branded top of the range products but I just needed that something to protect my hair. I came across this whilst shopping and thought that it was a reasonable proce and would just give it a try. Just before drying my hair i sprayed it all over my hair especially the ends and continued to dry my hair. It made a huge amount of difference my hair was so soft. I then used it a little bit more before curling it and again what a difference it made. It came in a bottle and sprayed out and not once has it got blocked and it smells nice as well. I would definately recommend it to everyone using heated products.
Schwarzkopf Pro Styling Straightening Spray
I have very long thick hair which is quite naturally straight though in these modern days I do use hair Straightners too for that extra sleek straightened look. Also I like to was I sometimes wash my hair the night before it can get kinky and need straightened in the morning to re-rule though un straightened tresses.
I don't really use a hair dryer as I do let my hair dry naturally as to dry with dryer takes me super long with the thick hair. My Straightners are a decent make used in salons and the heat can get quite hot at 220. I think this use of Straightners and colouring my hair has helped damage it and make it drier and sometimes feel tatty. I use conditioner and leave in conditioner etc but have found lately my hair still seems to feel quite damaged. I don't use hair sprays either as they just seem to make my hair tatty and d don't seem to have that much effect on the look for me either.
Hence the move for me to look for some kind of super spray to use when using my straightening irons. I looked in Tesco while shopping one day and was surprised at how expensive such sprays were varying generally from £4 up to £12 for quite small bottles.
**The Schwarzkpoft brand**
Schwarzkopf have been around for 111 years when a chemist known as Hans ran a small drugs store in Berlin. Today they are part of Henkel and are involved in hair colour, care and styling. They sell products in the stores for the masses as well as products that are sold in salons only.
**Pro Styling Heat Protection Straightening Spray**
The title of the product is a bit of a lengthy gob-full to say but in essence it is a spray to straighten your hair! I settled on the schwarzkopf spray in all honesty because it was one of the cheapest whilst still being a decent brand and the size of the bottle was a good size.
On the front is a picture of a lady with styled short straight hair and the make being for styling and advertising that it is heat protection straightening spray and strong hold.
It comes in a plastic clear bottle at size 200ml and is quite tall and thick. It has a lovely pink top and nozzle shoot spray that reminds me of a garden water spray for some reason. You have to flick a switch to turn on the nozzle.
The straightening spray is part of the pro styling range which are meant to be products that allow a 'professional creativity' at your finger tips. The product also claims you should get the perfect hold in all conditions.
In particular the straightening spray is designed to be used with straightening irons to allow safe, smooth and straight styling. It is meant to protect hair up to 200 fro m heat damage too.
**How to use it**
They recommend that you spray directly onto individual sections of clean and blow dried hair. Though I don't always blow dry my hair before use s till find the results the same. You should then use the irons to finish. It also suggests you can apply to damp hair before you blow dry and then straighten.
I am pleased with my purchase as it was relatively cheap at £2.49 in Tesco though other places seem to be selling it at £2.99 so I wonder if has maybe gone up in price there now too.
I find the trigger easy to use to spray onto the hair and I do it in sections starting with the under back parts of my hair first. Once sprayed inn it makes my hair so much easier to brush through and then straighten. The straightened look also looks a little more sleeker than before and I do find it holds for the day where as before my hair wouldn't. it has a faint smell to it of alcohol but otherwise unscented. If you spray it and it sprays slightly onto your skin it is not sticky but feels quite watery. In fact when you look at the bottle and the contents it is so clear that you could be fooled into thinking this was just water in a spray! I'm not keen on thick hair sprays so I like this as it is unscented and not sticky. Therefore my hair still feels smooth and silky and not sticky when applied. I get the effect I want of less tatty/dried hair as it is now protected before using the irons and it stays straight for the working day for me.
On the bottle it says you can email or call the Schwarzkopf advisory service and there is a schwarzkopf website too which is worth a look at their range and what styles are in at the moment which is always useful to women wanting ideas or help on hair styling. www.schwarzkopf.com
I would rate this 5 stars as it as fairly cheap and it works really well for me. it protects my hair well whilst using my Straightners and has helped my dry hair from getting knotted. I don't like the feel of heavy sprays etc and this is nice and light and un-sticky. A good essential buy in a world where we could not live without our irons!