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To me, there's nothing more frustrating than when you have just spent ages styling your hair only to see a stray hair or two that just won't lie flat. No matter how many times you try. Sometimes, after all your efforts all you need a a product to finish off the hair style and give it that extra sparkle. Well look no further. Toni & Guy's finishing shine spray not only seems to magically put in place those pesky flyaway hairs but it adds a glossy shine to your style without making it greasy!
It comes in a lovely wee glass bottle with blue writing down the side which just seems to ooze class and sophistication. You feel like you are getting me a good quality product! However, for quality you do have to pay. At around £5 - £7 depending on where you shop this can be an expensive extra, but in my opinion it is worth it. Also, the bottle lasts a long time, and trust me, I was spraying it a lot.
Probably the main reason I was spraying it so much was the smell. This. Smells. Amazing. People asked me what perfume I was wearing when it actual fact it was just the subtle sweet smell from the shine spray in my hair. There is a whole range in the Toni & Guy shine collection and it all smells amazing. Often there are deals offering 2 for £7 on Toni & Guy and I would recommend you go for this offer if ever you see it!
My hair can be a bit lacklustre on its own so I like to apply products to it to give it a bit of extra oomph and add shine that doesn’t exist on its own.
I’m always looking to try new products to find one that will give me the glamorous shine and body that I crave. I noticed the Toni & Guy shine spray in Boot’s when I was browsing and it sounded interesting so I bought myself some. It costs 7.49 but like most things that I buy it was on special offer at the time so it was cheaper.
I have tried a few different Toni & Guy hair products before with mixed results. Some have been fantastic and some have been absolutely awful so I was hoping that this one would fall into the first category.
The shine spray comes in a gold bottle and you use it by either spraying it evenly over your already blow dried hair and then brushing it through or by spraying it on towel dried hair and then blow drying it.
This did a good job of adding extra shine to my hair but it did take some getting used to. It took me a couple of go’s before I found the right amount to add. Too much and it does make your hair greasy but if you spray the right amount on then it will give you the shine without the grease. One thing that I noticed though was that no matter how much I sprayed it could look fantastic that day but the next day my hair was much greasier than it would be normally and it needed to be washed so I only used this on days and nights when I knew that I had time to wash my hair the next day.
The smell of this was quite nice and it kept my hair smelling fresh afterwards for a long time.
I wouldn’t rave about this and probably wouldn’t buy it again as I have found other shine sprays that work better on my hair that don’t leave it greasy the next day but in fairness to this it does work and will add shine to your hair so long as you don’t overdo it and are prepared to wash it all out the next day.
I often go out searching for a product that makes my hair look healthy and feel amazing. I'm a massive fan of serums and deep conditioners and I don't usually go for sprays but I found Toni and Guy's finishing shine spray in The Factory Shop (a local discount shop) for a few pounds so I picked it up, as I love Toni & Guy's shampoos and conditioners and thought I'd give another product a bash!
I'm not sure what the average price of this product is, I had a look for it in boots but I was informed by their website (www.boots.com) that the product is unavailable, but I can easily find it in my local discount shop so if you have a look in other retail stores you might find it.
The product comes in a small cardboard box which I keep the product in to help preserve the contents, and the bottle is glass and very sleek looking, with an easy to use spray cap that allows small amounts of product to be sprayed onto the hair with your control. I love the spraying action because it releases the product like mist, I always worry about sprays making my hair greasy but as the bottle only allows small amounts at a time I don't have to worry about this problem. As I said, the bottle is glass and see through so you can clearly see how much product you are using and how much is left.
This lovely product made my hair gorgeous! I have quite a specific routine for my hair, I shampoo and condition, blow dry and straighten then apply a serum to the ends of my hair, and when I introduced the shine spray as a finishing touch it slotted in quite nicely. I don't overload on hair product and the shine spray is so light weight I forget I have it on until I can see how lovely and healthy my hair looks! The spray also gives my hair a nice consistency and texture without leaving a greasy residue or making my hair stiff like alot of sprays. I also wash my hair every 2/3 days to avoid damage and the shine spray is only applied once and lasts those few days without the need to reapply.
I love this product and would definitely recommend it for people with thick hair like mine. My hair can often go frizzy but as a finishing spray it definitely perfects my hairstyle and helps prevent those hair annoyances like frizz and fly-aways. I can't comment on the price of the product as I found this in a discount store for a very reasonable price but if you spot it anywhere I'd definitely recommend trying it out, I think it's worth it!
When I was browsing in Poundworld recently, I was surprised to see that they now stock a range of Toni & Guy hairstyling products. According to the assistant, the items are there because the packaging style is due to be changed but she did not think the products as a whole would be discontinued. This reminded me that I had a Finishing Shine Spray lying unopened in my "use it or lose it" toiletries bag at home. So I decided I had better give it try while there was a chance to replace it for £1. I bought my original bottle in Boots, for around £6. It is also available from numerous online stockists.
The spray measures 100ml, and is packaged in a silver box, at least for the moment. Inside that is a clear glass bottle, which looks good quality, and a silver effect lid which does not. The latter just seems a bit cheap looking as it is so obviously made from relatively flimsy plastic. I do like the bottle in general though as it is easy to see how much you have left still to use, and it's short, squat shape is easy to hold.
The box and bottle carry the information that the spray is supposed to deliver a "light, dazzling sheen to sleek straight styles." This was how I intended to wear my hair to a few Christmas parties so so far so good. I have used shine sprays before, but none have really impressed me. The products that have really made the most difference to the shine of my hair is the Shimmer and Shine shampoo and conditioners from Timotei, but I had ran out of both prior to using the T&G spray. I had been using up a Alberto Balsam shampo/conditioner instead and these two did not give any added shine to my hair. I therefore felt confident that any gloss to my hair would be down to the spray, should it work.
The method of use is simple, as the product just needs to be sprayed over your finished style. It is recommended that you do this 3-4 times, and from a distance of 20cm. My hair is fine, but it is long, and I found it necessary to use more 5-6 sprays to cover the majority of my hair. As my scalp area gets greasy very quickly, I decided to concerntrate the spray away from there which turned out to be a wise decision. [See below.] Part of the reason that I needed to spray more than the suggested amount was the fact I found the nozzle did not deliver a well dispersed spray. I tried spraying it from a slightly further distance but this did not help. I could not really move the product through my hair after dispensing it because it is absorbed quickly. This is only a minor annoyance though, as it is still quick to use. The spray makes my hair feel slightly damp briefly, but it does not look as though I have dampened my hair. You could use this as a last minute hair fix, should you suddenly decide to go out, for that reason. There is a second suggested method of use, for "a lighter sheen", which involves spraying your hair while you dry it under a cool hairdryer. I decided against this as I was wanting full on shine if I could get it.
The spray is perfumed, and quite strongly so in my opinion. I slightly prefer it to a more chemically scented product, but I would still have liked the aroma of this to be milder. That is because I tend to wear perfume when I go out, which is also when I wanted to use my shine spray, and I think too many strong scents do not combine well. I can't quite place the fragrance of the T&G product - the best I can describe it as is a not very sweet floral scent with a citrusy undertone. [There is a reason I don't write perfume reviews!] It lasts on my hair for an entire evening, and into the next day, which is obviously an advantage if you like it more than I do.
I noticed that my hair did look very smooth after I had first used this, but it was the shine I was after. My hair did look a bit more glossy, but by no means "dazzling". I am sorry to say that washing my hair with my favourite Timotei products produces a far better effect for me. I happily used the spray to perk my hair up anyway, but I have only felt motivated to do so occasionally. This is becase my hair looks flat and lifeless the next day, and worse of all, the ends look greasy too. Now I wash my hair almost everyday because my scalp does get oily easily. However, I can usually rely on the rest of my hair looking fine even if I skip a shampoo. So a product that makes my hair even more greasy than normal is not great for me. I did think perhaps I had applied too much, so to be fair to T&G I tried just spritzing a couple of times but this left me with scarcely any shine at all. So it comes down to a choice of shiny hair that looks terrible the next day, or virtulaly no shine. I can't say that any shine was still visible the next day anyway, however much or little I used.
On the plus side, the spray doesn't make the hair hard to brush, and my locks feel normal to the touch. I did think it may be sticky on the hair but it isn't.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THE SPRAY?
It didn't deliver much shine to my hair, so I was disappointed with the product that had promised a "dazzling sheen". It certainly didn't give that, and the formula clearly doesn't suit my hair if the results the next day are anything to go by. I have been using it up when I know I will have time to give my hair a thorough clean the next day. I have decided not to buy a second bottle, even for a £1. I would not recommend it at full price, but if you are happy with a modest shine and can get it discounted, it is worth a try. It may suit other hair types more, but I don't think it is the best shine proucing product availlable regardless.
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==Toni & Guy Finishing Shine Spray==
I love shopping in Boots and tend to spend far more money than I should do and need to. I am a sucker for the offers that they have in there as I also have a 10% professional discount card which adds to the savings that can be made.
A while ago I got the 3 for 2 offer on the Toni & Guy products and along with the shampoo and conditioner than I had purchased I thought I would try this Finishing Shine Spray as it was a product that I hadn't ever tried and it sounded really interesting.
The offer obviously made this product a lot cheaper than it usually is should you purchase it just on its own and for a bottle of this 100 ml product bought solo it would cost a little over the £7 price range.
I really like the look of the bottle that this product comes in and not only does it look modern and cool but I think it is also very practical and a good all round design. The bottle is a clear glass one which allows you to see the clear liquid that it held inside. There is the Toni & Guy logo down the side which is in a lovely turquoise type colour. There is a pull of silver effect plastic lid where underneath there is a silver spray nozzle.
There isn't much information on the bottle itself apart from a brief direction for use which is described as spray 2 or 3 pumps of the finishing spray onto your finished straight and sleek style for a glossy salon look. I purchased this item when I was straightening my hair and thought that this would give my blonde locks that extra sheen that it seemed to be lacking.
The product is really nice to use and my favourite aspect of the finishing spray has really got to be the smell of the product as it has a very distinct and also very appealing aroma which I can't really describe what it smells of as there is nothing I can liken it to. However the fresh and very scented aroma really is nice and this is the main reason I have continued to buy the spray.
As far as the shine aspect of the spray goes I think it did work brilliantly on giving my blonde hair that little bit extra shine and healthy look when I wear it straight. When I have applied it to my curly hair style I find that there really is no difference in the overall look (but of course I do get that lovely aroma of the product which I really like). So for me as I tend to wear my hair curly most of the time now it is really a pointless product.
That said I would use it every time I decided to straighten my hair and would highly recommend it to people who straighten there hair and was an extra bit of sparkle and shine. The spray gives a gloss type sine which doesn't make the hair heavy or greasy (if used lightly) and I was surprised at how much I noticed its affects even with blonde hair which I always find never comes up as shiny looking as darker shades of hair.
I think it has got to be a good 4 out of 5 star rating for this Toni & Guy Fishing Shine Spray and a recommendation to those wearing their locks straight!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I have recently been using a lot of Toni and Guy products that I got free from BzzAgent (a website group that lets you try products in return for your opinion of them). I decided to get this Toni and Guy Finishing Shine Spray when I was out shopping as I thought it might compliment the other products I have been using. The product was also on offer and only cost me £2.99 - a massive saving for a brand that usually charges around £6-8 per product.
The product comes boxed and inside is a large, heavy glass bottle. The bottle is 100mls or 3.3 US Fl. Oz in size so it is about medium sized. Due to the weight of the bottle and it's fragility though this is not something you'd want to carry in a handbag or pack for travelling.
The bottle has a large silver plastic top which is very secure. Underneath it has a metal style pump spray the same as a perfume bottle. The bottle is printed with product information, directions for use and full ingredients. There is also some contact details for the Toni and Guy brand in the UK.
Toni and Guy call this the perfect "style finisher" and say it gives a "light, dazzling sheen" to "sleek, straight styles". I actually have wavy hair and I hadn't known this spray was aimed at straighter styles before reading the 'small print' only AFTER I'd bought it! However, I have been using it regardless on my curls and also have tried using it after working my hair straighteners.
To use this you have to shake the bottle then hold about 8 inches away from your hair. 2-3 sprays is sufficient to cover the whole head since the spray is dispensed in a fine, ballooning mist. The spray has a sharp, strong fragrance which smells like sugar candy. It's a clear, watery consistency and does not feel sticky. I do find it can tend to feel quite wet on the hair - it doesn't dry instantly.
The spray has the effect of making hair look glossy but be careful because if you use too much spray your hair can start to look a bit lank. The spray does tend to make the hair look heavier and move or swing a little less than it would normally. I would not describe the effect as "sparkling" as is suggested by the product name. It has more of an oily look and is similar to the effects of a heavy duty serum.
The product's effect is to leave hair looking a little glossier and more conditioned and healthy. This is quite good for hair like mine which is a bit on the dry side. The product does not provide any hold though. It can be used to good effect with other products to create an overall look. I have used this to complete my look on my dry hair after first using Toni and Guy serum during the drying process. Howver when used on my straightened hair it is so wet initially that it does tend to kink my hair back into a slight wave, unfortunately! However, the glossy effect works on wavy hair too.
I think this finishing spray is quite good although for me it has about the same effectiveness as a serum you apply to dry hair. It's also very similar to a John Frieda product - the Ease Serum Finishing Spray Glossing Mist. I would probably buy this again if I could get it at a cheap price.
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I'm not really a fan of Toni & Guy products. I think it is telling that when I have visited my local Toni & Guy salon they don't even use their own products. I have tried most of the range at various times over the years and been left disappointed by them all with the exception of one which I absolutely love and have to buy which is the shine spray.
The shine spray is available in a 100ml bottle in boots for £7.14 and is supposed to give hair a sleek shiny look.
To use the shine spray you just need to wash, dry and style hair as normal and then use the shine spray at the very end by spraying on a few spritz of the product to give your hair a glossy sheen.
As mentioned I absolutely love this shine spray and think it is the best product of its kind that I have ever tried. It is really lightweight on my hair and doesn't weigh it down and most importantly it doesn't leave it looking greasy or as though I have loads of product on it. Instead it just leaves my hair looking ultra glossy and shiny with lots of bounce.
I find that my hair can be quite dry from over styling but when using this all over will really counteract the dryness especially on my split ends. It also seems to act as a conditioning treatment because my hair is always left feeling much softer and in better condition when using it.
Getting the correct distance to spray and the amount to add is a bit of a balancing act to begin with as too much of the shine spray will leave you looking as though your hair Is greasy. I find that the best way to do it is to spray a quite a lot in to the air and walk through it much like you might do with perfume and just allow the spray to settle on your hair.
Applying the shine spray this way ensures that the product settles on my hair and adds that much needed shine and healthy look that I am aiming for.
One of my absolute favourite things about the shine spray is the smell. It is absolutely divine and one of the freshest cleanest smells that I have ever smelt. I would go so far as to say that I prefer the smell of this to about 90% of the perfumes that I own. It is so good at leaving my hair smelling fresh for the entire day and even on a night out I can come home after spending the night with smokers and have not even the slightest smell of smoke on my hair.
The shine spray from Toni & Guy is amazing. It is quite expensive but once you use it you will think it is worth every penny if not more and because you only need such a small amount it will last for absolutely ages.
I received this finishing shine spray in a Toni & Guy gift set for Christmas a couple of years ago. I have since asked for that very same gift set for Christmas ever since as I love the products in it, especially this finishing shine spray. The gift set is from Boots and you get Toni & Guy's Straight & Protect shampoo and conditioner with it, which I also love. You can purchase the shine spray by itself though but it costs £7.14. It works out a lot cheaper if you get this in the gift set as you get the full sized bottle (100ml) but obviously the gift sets are only available at Christmas time. At the moment Boots are doing the promotion of any three for £10 across the Toni & Guy range and that includes this shine spray, so it will work out very cheap if you take up on the offer.
Now I also love Toni&Guy hair salons and always get my hair cut in my local Toni&Guy hairdressers. When I was last there they asked me what hair products I tend to use and I told them about this and the shampoo and conditioner, which is when they told me that these products aren't actually made by Toni&Guy but by Boots, and that Boots just pay Toni&Guy to use their brand name on the products, which is also why you won't find these products available anywhere else but Boots. I was shocked to find this out but I couldn't say I was disappointed as I do like the products, and so have still continued to use them.
The shine spray itself is in a nice clear glass bottle and not in a plastic cheap looking bottle like a lot of hair products are, so it looks very nice sitting on the top of my drawers and also makes the product look quite expensive!
The purpose of this finishing shine spray is to deliver a light and dazzling sheen to sleek, straight styles. I have naturally curly hair and even though I do like to straighten it all of the time, I do still like to leave it curly sometimes and I still use this product then, even though it states it is for straight styles.
To use you shake the bottle before use, then spray onto your hair when finished styling, whilst holding the bottle at least 20cm (8 in) away from your hair. You only need two or three squirts and while it may not seem a lot at the time, it really is enough. When I started using the product I didn't read the directions on the bottle and so squirted it several times on my hair, which then made it look greasy a couple of hours later. If you stick to no more than a few squirts though then it really does leave your hair looking shiner.
You can also spray this over your hair whilst you dry it with cool air, which I like to do as it instantly gives a nice shine to my hair. I have found that when spraying this onto my finished style when dry, it takes an hour or so for me to notice the shine. My hair still feels very light too after using this and it doesn't weigh my hair down.
The smell of this product doesn't bother me but I don't particularly love it. The smell reminds me of being in the hairdressers which some people may like, but I personally don't really like that smell.
The 100ml sized bottle can last me around half a year as I don't use this product everyday or every time I dry my hair. I only use it if I am wearing my hair down as if I am wearing my hair tied up or stuffed up in a bun I think it would be a bit of a waste! I wouldn't describe the shine as 'sparkling' as it states on the bottle, but it does leave a nice shine to my hair.
I love Toni and Guy products and have a high opinion of most of the hair products in this range. I decided to try the Finishing Shine Spray as i wanted to give my hair that salon professional finish every time I blow dried it. I found this product in Boots for around £8 but believe it is more expensive to buy from hairdressing salons. As a mum, I don't usually spend this kind of money on hair care products but once in a while I like to treat myself to something special and I grabbed the oppertunity to give it a go.
The packaging is very expensive looking which consists of a glass bottle that comes in a glamorous silver box which reminds me of perfume. The bottle has a pull of silver lid and the spray is dispensed through a pump action nozzle, again very swish and not unlike perfume. The product claims to deliver a light dazzling sheen to sleek straight styles.
The first thing I noticed about this product was its wonderful scent. It is fresh but not over powering and has a salony feel to it. This lingers on the hair all day long which is refreshing and uplifting. The product can be used on wet or dry hair so I chose to use it like a hair spray, spritzing two or three times after styling. It immediately gave my hair a noticable sheen which I was very pleased with. I was even more pleased when throughout the day, people commented on how shiny my hair was. This was the proof I needed that it does actually work and my gleaming locks were not just a figment of my imagination!
The thing I like the most about this product is that it is not too heavy. I have tried numerous shine sprays and have often found that they have been too heavy for my hair, which is rather fine, and can leave hair looking lank and lifeless. I have also had problems with some of these spays making my hair look greasy, certainly not a good look. This spray leaves no residue and leaves hair soft to touch, shiny and refreshed.
Toni and Guy Finishing Shine spray come in 100ml bottle which doesn't seem much to look at for £8 but bearing in mind that only two to three squirts are needed for each use, these bottles last an awful long time. To me this really justifys the price tag and the proffesional finish it brings to hair makes this product a sound investment.
I would recommend anyone to try this product as its minimum effort for very healthy looking hair.
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I'm a bit of a sucker for hair products, I'm always purchasing new things to try out to give my hair that salon finish. This has resulted in several drawers in my house filled with half used products that I have discarded to the 'well, you never know, I might use it again' pile and a husband constantly looking for storage space and asking when I will be sorting these out.....
When I saw the Toni & Guy Finishing Shine Spray being reviewed on 'How to Look Good Naked' as a middle of the range product, and it receiving glowing reviews from Gok Wan and his testers, I was pretty much sold on the idea. I took myself out to Boots the following day to purchase a bottle of my own to test.
Toni and Guy are a UK chain of hairdressing salons, which began in 1963. They also produce a large range of hair products, including being behind the TIGI range (which I am a big fan of too). This product is a finishing spray, so it is applied to dry hair, for styling purposes only. Toni & Guy products are available online, and are also stocked on the High Street. As I mentioned, I purchased a 100ml bottle for just over £7 from Boots - so also benefitted from a few advantage card points at the same time.
The packaging of the product gives a high-end appeal, it looks like it should be more expensive than it is. It comes in a metallic silver cardboard box, with pale blue writing spelling 'Toni & Guy' vertically down the box. Now, this box is perhaps unnecessary packaging as there is then a bottle contained within, so won't appeal to the most environmentally-conscious amongst us, however it does give the product the appearance of a professional salon based item. Within the box is a thick glass bottle, which is clear to show the clear liquid contained within. This has a silver top which is removed to reveal a nozzle spray. Simple, but not unattractive.
The spray is described as 'the perfect style finisher' and that it will deliver a light, dazzling sheen to straight hair. I myself have straight hair, so this is fine for me, but it's a shame that it doesn't appear that this product can be used on curled hair as all types of hair can do with a bit of a helping hand in the shine stakes. Having said that, I've not used tested on curled hair so it may have an effect, but it doesn't appear to be recommended in this way.
Once you have washed and styled your hair - which for me usually involves a blow dry and straightening with irons - this spray is lightly spritzed all over the finished look to add shine. I find that the nozzle gives great coverage, with one spray being distributed fairly evenly over the length of my hair. I usually apply this spray at about half an arm's length from my hair to allow a fine spray to settle on my hair.
My hair is pretty long and thick, but I just apply the spray to the uppermost layer so thickness isn't a problem. Per application, I usually use about four to five squirts around my head. This seems plenty for my hair length (about 2 inches past my shoulders). I tend to apply to the midlengths onwards, not too near my roots as previous experience with similar styling products has led me to believe that applying too near the roots can leave to an oily/greasy look.
Immediately after the initial spray, the scent of the product fills the air. I really like the scent, it smells fresh and just like a salon product would. However, it is quite strong and is the type of smell that will hit you in the back of the throat if you breathe it in, like a strong perfume.
Most importantly of all, this spray really works. It gives a lovely shine to my hair, particularly if I apply alongside a cold shot of air from my hairdryer. It isn't too heavy either and, although I do not apply too near the roots, I wouldn't expect this to leave a greasy appearance anyway. The scent also lingers on your hair so it feels fresh all day, which is an added bonus. My hair really looks in good condition once this is applied, there is nothing healthier than a bit of shine.
The bottle seems to last a good length of time too (obviously dependent on how often you style your hair!), so it seems pretty good value for money to me.
I'm really pleased with this product - this is one that won't make it into the back of my drawer!
I love indulging in haircare and Toni & guy is a brand that always manages to impress me.
This is one of those products that you buy because you fancy it rather than because you need it. Therefore, I think it has to work super hard to make me repurchase.
The bottle itself is glass and screams high-quality. It feels very luxurious to use and I really love it. It has a pump spray nozzle which dispenses the product well. It comes in a box aswell which I feel is a really professional touch that you don't get with cheaper brands.
When I used the product, the fragrance jumped out at me. It was lovely and fresh an this smell stayed with my hair all day. It is a very strong smell so I wouldn't reccomend this if you don't like this type of thing.When I applied this to my already-styled hair I really couldn't tell any difference in the shininess of my hair. This disapointed me a lot as I am always on the quest for super shiny, lustruous hair.
I wouldn't use this again. I don't think there is any point in adding extra products to your hair if they don't wow you, especially as I have very greasy, fine hair.
This, unfortuneately, is one of those products that definately isn't worth the money.
I'm a fan of the Toni & Guy hair product range in general and purchased this as part of a 3 for 2 offer. It's only available at Toni & GUy salons & at Boots. The outer packaging is funky & modern which I liked and the actual bottle itself is glass with a spray nozzle - a bit like a cheap perfume bottle. Not overly attractive, different though and functional. The spray is clear and looks to be of a watery consistency in the bottle.
I'd not used a shine spray before & therefore didn't really now what to expect from such a product. I blow-dried my shoulder length hair as normal and then applied the spray from arms length onto my 'finished' hair. The first thing I noticed was the fragrance. Now I quite like my hair products to smell good and this does smell nice, it's just really strong. Much more intense than anything I've put on my hair before. I thought this might fade when I started to move about my normal day but come lunch time I would still get a good whiff of it when I turned my head. Great if you like the scent and fancy it as a cheap perfume, not great otherwise though.
Now to the shinyness. I really didn't notice a difference which I was very disappointed by. I don't know if this is due to my hair colour (blonde) but repeated trials with this shine spray have yet to yield any shinyness. I did find that over-application make your hair quite greasy however! I would be interested to hear how a brunette got on with this spray as darker hair seems to 'shine' more naturally.
I received Toni&Guy's Finishing Shine Spray in the post last year, along with shampoo, conditioner and straighteners. There was a note, informing me I had won a competition and these items were the prizes...result!
Before receiving these items, I had never tried any Toni&Guy hair products. I had heard a lot of them, and walked past the local T&G hairdressers, in shock at the prices they seem able to charge.
The Toni&Guy business was founded in 1963 by brothers Giuseppe and Gaetano. Since then, they have opened more than 400 hair salons, have their own magazine, in-store TV channel, and obviously a range of hair care products.
As soon as I got my prizes I had a look to see how much they were worth. The shine spray is on sale in Boots for £6.99, and is currently on 3-for-2.
The packaging for the shine spray is very stylish, and I would expect no less from Toni&Guy. The spray itself is transparent, and comes in a clear bottle, with a silver spray dispenser and spray lid. On the front of the bottle is the mint green Toni&Guy logo, the name of the product and we are also told here that the product is for sparking shine. The bottle contains 100ml of the product.
On the back of the bottle is a little more information about the product. We are given directions for use, the usual warnings, an ingredients list and contact information should you want to get in touch with Toni&Guy.
The bottle is contained in a silver box, again with the mint green Toni&Guy logo. The box also contains the exact same information from the rear of the bottle.
"Hold at least 20cm away from your hair. Spray 2-3 times over your finished style"
There is also a 'salon tip' from applying the product:
"For a lighter sheen, spray over dry hair whilst blow drying with cold air"
This wasn't the first time I had used a shine spray. My hairdresser had recommended investing in one of these sprays to prevent flyaway hair, and I had gone for the cheapest option which was from Avon. I wasn't that impressed by this at all it weighed my hair down and made it look a little greasy. Because of this I was wary about using another shine spray. I decided to use the product on a day I was not going out, so if it did leave my hair looking like a chip pan, nobody would see it except for me.
Application of the product was as simple as it sounds. I washed, dried and straightened my hair as usual, before spraying this all over my hair from an arm's length away. The product smells very perfumed, it actually reminds me of Kylie Minogue's 'Darling' fragrance. The scent is just the right strength, not too over powering like some styling products are, though the smell does stay on the hair.
After application I had a look at my hair in the mirror to see if there was a difference. To be honest, I could not see one at this point. My hair was already shiny having just washed it. During the day though, after brushing I did notice my hair was much less flyaway, and just sat nicely on my back. My hair did remain shiny until the next day when I washed it again, but whether it was anymore shiny than it would have been had I not used the spray I am not so sure.
I am quite obsessive about washing my hair daily, but it would be very interesting to try the spray the day after washing, to see if there is an increase in shine after using the product.
The product smells lovely and does make hair less flyaway, I can say that for sure. Whether it does make the hair shinier I am not convinced. What I can say though is it definitely does not make the hair greasy like the cheaper products I have used, and the hair does not appear flat and lacking in volume either.
Whether I would buy this product again I am not so sure. It seems a bit pointless for me as I wash my hair daily so it should be permanently shiny anyway. It does make my hair less static, but so does my normal hair spray. There have been occasions where I have been out all day, then gone out with friends on a night, and this has been handy then. I could just spray the product on my hair and it saves me washing it twice in a day (though I would do that if I had time... obsessive I know).
Overall, I think this product is designed for those who sometimes don't have time to wash hair, as a quick way of adding a bit of a shine, and I can see why this product would be useful to have in these situations.