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This is a heat defence spray from Superdrug's own brand. The product claims to protect hair from heat damage, to smooth out frizziness and to add shine to the hair. I purchased this because I realised I had been neglecting my hair, I blow dry and straighten my hair quite a lot and because of all this heat it's important to protect your hair but I haven't been doing that for a while since I ran out of my last spray so when I saw this relatively cheap one in Superdrug a month or so back and decided to pick it up.
The packaging of the product is quite nice and looks quite professional. The bottle is a deep purple colour and the writing is in green and white with the silver Superdrug star. There is a large trigger at the top of the bottle which you press to release the product. On the front of the bottle is the name of the product and its claims and on the back you can find directions for use, manufacturer details etc and also it states there is 300ml of product.
I'm pretty sure I paid between £2-£4 for my bottle from Superdrug but I can't find the product on their website at the moment. I have seen it on eBay though.
This product isn't overwhelming but it's decent. It has a main flaw that affects my rating of the product but on the whole it's quite good. The main problem of the product is the trigger system, the product does not always come out evenly, usually this happens on the first spray. Instead of being spread across the hair the first spray is usually localised on one point, this is very annoying as one tiny bit of hair is covered in product and if you leave it it becomes sticky, I tend to wipe it down the hair strands with my hands before carrying on spraying the product, by the second or third spray the product is released much better and covers larger sections of the hair. In terms of its heat defence properties I feel it performs very well, my hair does not feel as though it is being damaged at all when gliding the straighteners down each section, I truly feel as though a protective barrier has been created. In terms of its shine claim though I don't think it performs very well, I'm quite lucky with my hair as I usually have a decent shine to it after washing anyway but this product didn't enhance or improve that look at all, in fact it's probably made my hair duller but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make for the heat protection.
It's a reasonably priced product that performs well on the heat defence front, it's a bit problematic sometimes with the trigger not releasing the product properly and I don't feel as though it adds shine for these downfalls I will have to remove two stars but for the price it's still a decent product.
I have very fine, straight hair which I always blow-dry. I've been doing it ever since I can remember as my hair is shoulder-length and feels yucky when wet. I'm super-naughty as I've always blasted it with the hairdryer on the hottest setting I can stand, and then wondered why I get brittle, dry hair from all the heat damage!
Last year I decided I really needed to start taking care of my hair better. When perusing the shelves in good old Superdrug I spotted their own-brand Expertise Heat Spray and thought I'd give it a try.
Superdrug's Expertise Heat Spray comes in a blue bottle with a squeeze trigger. 300ml costs around £3, so I didn't think it was a bad price to take a gamble on.
The bottle gives full instructions for application, and states that it is designed to provide "heat protection, to smooth frizz and add shine". Just what I needed!
The product itself is a clear, sticky liquid which is dispensed as a fairly fine mist when you squeeze the trigger. It has a highly perfumed smell.
It is to be sprayed on damp hair and combed through before using a blowdryer, as the product is designed to add a protective barrier between your hair and the heat.
As someone with asthma, I have to be super-careful about the toiletry products I use. Any aerosol spray will trigger an asthma attack, as will highly-perfumed products. I figured that since this was a trigger spray I'd be safe. Wrong!
The product has to be sprayed on wet hair from several inches away; more than enough distance for it to be tricky to aim the spray when applying it to your own hair. However carefully I sprayed the product some would always get on my face, and even though I held my breath while spraying it I still got the stuff in my throat and lungs next time I took a breath, several seconds after application. The spray is not as fine as from an aerosol but it's still fine and perfumed enough to really mess up my breathing.
The second problem was the incredibly sticky residue it left on my hair! I sprayed it evenly, finely and carefully across my head; just three or four pumps, but that was still enough to leave me with gluey clumps of hair after drying.
I stuck with the spray for a good dozen applications but by then I'd noticed no improvement in my hair's condition, and I was seriously fed up with having a major coughing fit after each use. I unscrewed the bottle and poured the remaining product down the sink.
I know some people get on very well with this product, but it wasn't for me. I've solved my hair damage problem by simply using my hairdryer on a cooler setting, and using it further away from my head. My hair might be damper for longer but my lungs thank me!
My hair gets a lot of heat used on it, being dried by the hairdryer almost every day and straightened on a daily basis. I always make sure I use a heat defence spray to try and combat heat damage but my normal brands are quite expensive. When I was browsing my local Superdrug I realised they did their own brand heat defence spray so thought I'd give it a try.
This Superdrug Expertise heat definition spray is obviously only available to purchase from Superdrug either in store or online as it is a Superdrug product. The 300ml bottle usually costs £2.49.
The spray comes in a sleek dark blue bottle and contains all of the normal information found on these types of products. This one tells us that it protects hair from heat damage, smoothes out frizz and adds shine. The packaging also has the nice sparkly Superdrug star logo. At the top of the bottle you'll find the trigger that you use to spray the product.
The trigger is quite small but I find it easy to use and spray a couple of squirts over my head. I find that spraying it around 10cm away from my head is a good distance and three or four squirts give me a good coverage. I only found that out by trial and error though, more squirts and it left my hair in a sticky mess and after styling looked a shambles. The spray comes out in the normal fine mist you get with heat defence sprays, I wouldn't say that this one smells as good as branded alternatives I usually buy but it isn't unpleasant. This one just smells clean without the addition of the sweet floral smells I get with others.
The way I normally use this is by spraying it onto towel dried hair, brushing it through then blow drying and straightening. Now, I'm no expert at whether heat defence sprays work or not but I do find that when I straighten my hair after using this, it tends to give off that burning sound but I think this is the straighteners burning the spray and not my actual hair. It doesn't leave my hair totally frizz free like the packaging claims but I am happy with the outcome of using the spray. I have also used it on dry hair before straightening and find the same results as when I use it on damp hair.
I'd definitely recommend this heat defence spray from Superdrug if you are looking to cut back on spending too much on these types of sprays. It doesn't smell as good as branded ones but it does the job and protects your hair from heat damage and that's all I need the product to do so I'll be repurchasing in the future.