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Trevor Sorbie Straightening Addict Protect Flatten & Shine Spray

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Brand: Trevor Sorbie / Sprays / Type: Styling Spray / Subcategory: Styling Sprays / What it does: Protects,

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      14.07.2013 21:09
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      A heat protection product for the hair to stop it from becoming damaged when styling.

      My hair is neither curly nor straight and it is instead some frizzy mess in between. I don't know where I would be without my beloved ghds but I do know that they are damaging my hair as well as making my hair look presentable. This is why I bought the Beautifully Straightened Protect, Flatten and Shine spray by Trevor Sorbie.

      What does the product do?
      The product has been designed to protect hair before straightening it with hot appliances. It apparently contains 'Easy Iron' technology which helps to smooth out kinks and waves in the hair. It claims it will prevent the hair from becoming dry and damaged when exposed to high temperatures, up to 200 degrees, and it promises to leave your hair shining with health. It can be used on all hair types and it claims that it will add moisture to the hair leaving it looking and feeling beautifully smooth. It also offers UV protection from the sun to stop it from drying out your hair and causing it to become brittle.

      How do you use the product?
      The product needs to be applied to cleansed hair that has been towel dried. You need to spray the product throughout the hair until it has been fully coated. You then dry and style the hair as usual. The hair can be sprayed lightly once you have finished to add a little bit of shine to it.

      Packaging and Price
      The product comes contained within a pale pink plastic bottle which looks really pretty. It has waves of hot pink patterning that I think is supposed to look like hair and some extra information about the product is given on the bottle. It has a frosted white lid to protect the product and underneath this is a dispenser which you push down on in order to spray the product. In order to buy the product, you will have to spend around £5 for 200ml and it can be bought from stores such as Superdrug, Boots, larger supermarkets and also from a range of online websites.

      Application and Performance
      The product comes out as a spritz and the container is not an aerosol one. This means that product comes out in short bursts as you push down on the dispenser instead of a continuous one. The spray comes out as a light mist which is good for covering larger areas, instead of targeting small areas. The mist is clear in colour and it has a slight chemical aroma which isn't particularly pleasant but it isn't strong enough or long lasting enough to put me off using the product.

      It is quite easy to spray the product throughout the hair without your finger getting tired. You need to ensure that you don't use too much of the product or it can make your hair clumpy and stop it from working probably. If used in moderation, my hair is still easy to brush through when wet. I blow dried my hair and straightened it without any hissing or steaming. My hair seems just as straight as usual but it stays straight for a bit longer, and it doesn't get frizzy as quickly during these lovely hot evenings that we are having.

      The product doesn't weigh my hair down or make it look flaky or tangled. It feels soft after use and my hair has a bit of a shine to it which makes it look healthier. I have tried spraying this on my dry hair but it makes my hair look greasier rather than shiny so I don't use it in this way. I can't comment on the UV protection too much as it is hard to say whether it is working but my hair hasn't been dry or brittle in this lovely weather that we are having so perhaps it is!

      Conclusion
      All in all, this a good hair product which protects my hair from becoming damaged when straightening. It helps my hair to stay straighter for longer and it keeps frizz away for a while. It leaves my hair soft and healthy looking. You need to use this one in moderation as over using with results in very bad hair! I also wouldn't recommend using this one on dry hair either. Other than that, I really like this product.

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      20.02.2011 19:10
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      Good product if you prefer very sleek styles with little volume.

      I enjoy browsing a certain online video-sharing website for tips on fashion and beauty. It's fascinating to watch people style their hair and review new products. In one such video, a girl with very beautiful long hair talked about how much she loved the Trevor Sorbie Protect, Flatten & Shine spray. As my usual Lee Stafford heat protection spray had almost run out, I decided to follow her recommendation.

      Firstly, this spray has a new name. The whole range is now called Beautifully Straightened, not Straightening Addict. The packaging is very similar to the old one. It is pale pink with bright pink swirls in the bottom right corner. The spray itself is clear, like water. Having read the reviews for this products, I learnt that it used to be pink. I guess along with the packaging they have also changed the formula. In my opinion, this spray comes in a premium looking bottle. It certainly appears to be more expensive than it is. I paid £5.10 for it in Boots. They have an offer on at the moment allowing you to purchase three selected Trevor Sorbie products for £10, so it is possible to stock up and save some pennies.

      I was quite looking forward to trying this new spray. After washing and conditioning my hair, I left it to dry naturally. I never blow-dry to try minimise damage and end up with a curly mess I then subject to straightening. Styling my hair is no easy task! I have lots and lots of baby fine hair that is long and unruly. It usually takes me at least 45 minutes to achieve a decent sleek hair-do, longer if I am being a perfectionist. The Trevor Sorbie spray comes with Easy-Iron technology that claims to smooth out kinks and waves. I was hoping it would reduce the amount of time it took me to style my hair!

      The first thing I noticed when I used the product was the strong smell. I can only describe it as a generous shot of vodka mixed with L'Eau D'Issey by Issey Miyake. It is so sharp, it takes your breath away! Fortunately, the scent doesn't last and I even managed to grow fond of it after a couple of uses.

      I really liked how easy it was to spray the product. It's like a fine mist, instead of a generous splash you sometimes get. I felt my hair was sufficiently covered before straightening. When I glided the straightening irons through the hair, I noticed there was no hissing sound. Great, as you don't want to feel as though you're frying your poor locks! It did take me slightly less time to achieve super smooth hair, which is a big bonus. I only needed to glide through each section once or twice to get rid of any frizz.

      The end result was quite good. My hair looked shiny and straight. There were no kinks or fly-aways. The only thing I didn't like was the lack of volume. I don't wear my hair super flat. Well, guess the spray lives up to its name. It really does flatten your hair a treat! Also, this product offers heat protection up to 220 degrees. Now, my GHDs work at 230, so I'm guessing the spray is just not good enough unless you style your hair at a lower temperature.

      There is another little problem with this spray. If you have dry or damaged hair, you should probably try and avoid using products with a high alcohol content. Denatured alcohol is the very first ingredient on the list, meaning the spray has a lot of it. Not great for the hair! I had a quick look at my bottles of hair styling products and most of them had a very high content of alcohol denat., even the premium ones.

      Overall, I am pleased with this product. It is affordable, does what it says on the tin and looks good. I wouldn't say it's my favourite heat protection spray, but I would certainly consider buying it again, despite the odd chemical smell.

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        12.08.2010 10:23
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        Not For The Volume Challenged Among Us.

        You know how annoying it is when you write a whole review and then your computer shuts your Internet down for no apparent reason? Well that is exactly whats just happened to me and I lost 700 words on this product so I'm going to attempt to rewrite - it may not be as long or as detailed mind you! Anyway this is the very last of my Trevor Sorbie product reviews and so I thought Id try and write it today while I remember all the information and before my bottle runs out because there isn't much at all left. My mom usually buys me a Straightening Addict set at least once a year because she knows I will get loads of use from the products as like most women I think I put my hair through a little too much heat damage some of the time and I like to try and use products that add a little bit off life back into my tired hair and hopefully in the long run protect it against further damage - these products are fantastic for that!

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        Price: Around £3 - £4 - 75ml bottle
        Stockists: Boots & Amazon
        For: Helping to protect hair that you use straighteners on, helping in the long run to heal damaged hair and protect it against further damage, helps to make hair straighter quicker - with no kinks or curls, flattens frizz and adds a sleek shine to lacklustre locks. Sounds brilliant and let me tell you on most of those things it does deliver!

        This product comes in a transparent 75ml spray bottle. I don't think you can buy it any bigger than that which is annoying but means the bottle is the perfect size for holidays and travelling. The top has a push down nozzle like you would expect on a perfume bottle and that spray comes out as more of a mist rather than in squirts. The idea of this is when you section of your hair before straightening you spray this on each section and it will then protect your hair from the heat. Don't worry if you hear a slight hiss when you straighten the section after using this - I think everyone gets it with this type of product and it doesn't harm your hair - in personal experience anyway.

        I definitely think that this has helped my hair both short and long term. Straight away you can see my hair looks healthier, shiner and there is no split ends or dry parts in sight - and you can hardly feel them either. And within a few weeks of using it I think the appearance and feel of my hair is much better and I definitely think this has protected my hair and made it better over time.

        It just wouldn't be a review without a negative though would it? Now while everything I just wrote above is totally true there is an aspect of this spray I don't like. When it promises to flatten frizz it means it will flatten everything in sight - even if you don't have frizzy hair. My hair has like 0% volume after using this and if the immediate results weren't so good then I would stop using it all together - so I am knocking a star off because my hair is flat as a pancake after using this!

        Gorgeous looking locks - but without the volume. You decide! Thanks For Reading.

        x0 Salz 0x

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          09.10.2009 23:28
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          Give it a go, it will at least give you shiny hair!

          My hair is a pain in the backside, to be honest - I go through every product I can find to get something worth the money - that is the problem I am having with shampoo at the moment. (Anyone who has a suggestion for dry hair that won't make it greasy I'm all ears - I've had herbal essences, aussie, trevor sorbie, pantene, tresemme and head and shoulders.. I'm running out of options, a suggestion would be much appreciated!) Anyway back to this spray, I recently bought this on the 3 for £10 offer in Boots as I was sick of split ends and on a mission to stop getting them!


          ~*~ Spotting The Spray ~*~

          Well to be honest that photo is exactly the same as the bottle of spray I have but, the bottles have changed recently so it may now be looking a little bit different. As it stands however it has an almost transparent bottle with two different shades of pink and red creating a slightly wavy pattern. With the Trevor Sorbie logo at the top and a quick description of the product at the bottom - it is fairly obvious what the product is for. There are all sorts of information on the back about the ingredients and directions for use as always.

          The spray itself is in a pump 200ml spray bottle, which means it is nice and easy to spray the desired amount onto each part of the hair you want. Without any mess on your hands or wastage if you have tipped too much on your hand like some straightening balms.


          ~*~ Directions for Use ~*~

          This spray is meant to be used for protection against heat damage when using straighteners, so it suggests that you lightly spray onto each section of dry hair before straightening. It does not actually suggest how far away from your hair to spray but I always did it at about 20cm away as too much makes the hair wet and more likely to get burnt when straighteners run over them. The directions also suggest that you can use this after straightening for shine and to flatten frizz..


          ~*~ My Opinion ~*~

          When I bought this I had a Trevor Sorbie shampoo and conditioner too, which I to be honest don't like as it made my hair greasy, so when trying this I hoped it would not take the same turn. However looking into the bottle you would assume that you will be spraying your hair with a pink mist but it actually falls completely transparent like water on your sections of hair. As I said before even though it doesn't give you a set distance from your hair to spray, the first time I used it I sprayed too close and I ended up with damp hair and ran my straighteners through it and well, it sizzled. So definitely hold the bottle a fair distance from your hair if you don't want to cause more issues!

          From the first time I used it, well it didn't make any difference to the state of my hair. It felt just as dry even after a few uses as it did when I didn't use the spray. So I eventually gave up using it to protect my hair from heat because it was a waste of money trying to protect myself. Having said that I did give it a fair trial and used it with a various amount of shampoos to see if that was the issue, but my hairdresser still said there was no difference in my hair so I gave it up in a protection sense..

          Using it to flatten and shine however, well that is where it does do its job. After straightening my hair becomes annoyingly fly away, to a point that I can brush it and it will become really static and stick up in random directions. However a quick spray of this on my locks and it happily sits down - well until I get into the wind anyway. It then gives it a nice smell, and no static bits, but unless you wash your hair every night don't use it first thing in the morning, because by lunch time it will have become a heavy spray and leave your hair limp, but it will still be shiny!

          So use it for a night out along side other products for a shiny hair do, but don't expect miracles from it..

          ~*~ Price and Availability ~*~

          Well I haven't actually seen this anywhere else other than Boots, but it could be available in other stores, depending on what you have in your town!

          In Boots it is £3.19 for the 200ml bottle, it has 1/3 off at the moment so take advantage of that!

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            17.09.2009 16:46
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            Protects hair from heat and gives shine but also takes away volume

            My already long hair has had a bit of a growth spurt recently so I have decided to make the most of it's length and opt for smooth sleek styles, in addition to the odd day when I can bother myself to spend time making it curly/ wavy/. Because I use heat styling products it's essential I use a product on my hair which makes hair shiny yet protects it from heat damage. So I decided to try Trevor Sorbie Straightening Addict Protect, Flatten & Shine Spray which I received as a present last Christmas in my stocking..... (yes you read that correctly, I'm 23 and still having a Christmas stocking)


            ***What does it do?***

            The Protect, Flatten and Shine spray is designed to smooth unruly hair and prevent it getting frizzy. It is stated on the product label that the spray will nourish and protect hair and form a shield between hair and straightners. This is to give sleek smooth styles.


            ***Packaging***

            The spray comes in a 200ml plastic bottle. The plastic is clear so you can see how much product is inside. The bottle has a pump spray nozzle which allows you to spray the desired amount of product onto your hair. The spray inside of the bottle is a pink colour which looks great against the clear/ white opaque label on the front of the bottle. The Trevor Sorbie branding is visable but overall the design on the bottle is very simple.

            Covering the spray nozzle is a plastic lid. I have found that the lid comes off very easily so if you are travelling and carrying this spray about with you, there is the chance that the lid may come off or you may lose it all together.


            ***Price***

            This product was a present so I am not sure of the exact price paid but I have seen a 200ml bottle in Boots for £4.49. It is possible to purchase a smaller bottle of the spray which costs around £1.99.

            A number of stores stock this product such as Boots, Superdrug and larger Tesco stores.


            ***The Product***

            In order to protect hair from heat damage, spray hair in sections with the product and then straighten. The spray can also be used after straightening to make hair even more shiny and glossy.

            The spray is light pink in colour but sprays onto the hair like water. When you spray the product it is not as greasy as some hair serums but does have a slightly greasy feel to it and you can feel this on your hair. I prefer the Aussie heat defence products as these spray onto the hair and feel just like water. Although the hair did feel smooth even before straightening and frizz had already disappeared.

            Once thing that I really did not like about the product was that it had a very strong scent. This was quite unpleasant as it was quite a sharp chemical scent and after spraying the scent was apparent for quite a while. If you don't use this in a well ventilated room you are likely to catch your breath.

            After applying the spray to my hair I straightened my hair and was pleased that my hair did not make that sizzling noise as I put the hair straightener onto my hair (like when you add food to a hot frying pan for those of you that have never experienced this) . This occurred with a Mark Hill "protecting " product I used and I have become worried that some of the straightening sprays actually fry my hair and damage them more than not using them. I'm pleased to say that this does not occur with the Trevor Sorbie, Protect Flatten and Shine spray.


            ***Overall***

            After using the spray on my hair and straightening my hair (and even when I used the straightener to create waves) my hair looked noticeably more glossy and had a shine too it. Not a mirror like shine but a healthy shine all the same.

            In comparison to other heat protection sprays that I have used I found that the Trevor Sorbie product made my hair lose volume quite quickly. When I created waves using my straighters they dropped out and my straight styles looked very sleek and shiny but it made my hair lose volume and look quite flat. The TRESemme, Lee Stafford and Aussie products do not cause this same effect and hair is equally as shiny.

            I have used the product on my hair after I have straightened before too and would not recommend it. This made my hair greasy and looked very limp. My hair is thick but more because I have lots of fine hair rather than my hair texture being particularly coarse and thick. I think if you do have thick or coarse hair it is probably more beneficial to spray hair after you have straightened too in order for it to remain frizz free and shiny. For those with finer hair spraying after will make your hair shiny but will make it look lank as the product will weigh it down too much. I'm glad that this was a present as I don't feel like I have wasted my own money on it but after I have used the product up I will not be purchasing a replacement.

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              27.01.2009 02:58
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              Works as the product name suggests it does!

              I use this every single day, and since I bought it in December from Boots I have noticed a definate difference in the finish my hair has - it looks much smoother and more glossy, like it is when I get it done professionally.

              It comes in a 200ml frosted clear plastic bottle and it has an atomiser squirty top to use it. The liquid itself is pink-tinged and the logo on the front is red and pale pink, with the Trevor Sorbie logo in the top centre in grey lettering.

              It is advertised as a 'Protect, Flatten and Shine Spray' and it claims that it gives salon polish to those that over-use the straighteners (so it was made for me really then!). It is designed to help protect hair form heat and environmental damage and contains anti-oxidants and a UV filter.

              I use it every day after washing and drying my hair and I started using it 5 weeks ago. My hairstyle is an above-shoulders concave bob, to give you a comparative idea, and I would say that just over a quarter of the bottle is gone. I would estimate at this rate then a 200ml bottle should last me around 4 months.

              It has a fairly noticeable smell which I would not say is a nice smell, but it is not unpleasant either, just a bit too chemical for my liking.

              You spray it onto each section of dried hair before you straighten it, to give heat protection and add shine.

              I would recommend this product as it does make my hair look noticably more polished. On the couple of occasions I forgot to use it my hair was a bit more flyaway than it is when I use it. It gives my hair excellent shine and makes it look really glossy.

              The only problem is that because it makes her more sleek and shiny, the next morning it tends to make it look a but greasy so I find myself having to wash my hair every day. It looks more styled that way anyway so it is not a big issue but it does leave hair a bit greasier than when you don't use it, so if you need to go out the next day without having time to wash and blowdry it perhaps use a little bit less.

              I also think it is worth mentioning that it really hangs heavily in the air for a good while after you spray (even more so than hairspray which seems a bit odd) so don't use it with children in the room!

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              28.09.2008 17:06
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              Heat protector spray

              Trevor Sorbie spray

              I have very frizzy hair and it really can't be presumed that I can dry it and then have shiny and more to the point vaguely straight locks.

              So, being ever hopeful and a sucker for any products which might be able to help me, I have been giving these straightening addict products a whirl.

              What does it do?

              The product is designed to tame and smooth unruly hair and keep frizz at bay. It will apparently nourishes and protect hair, and form a shield between your hair and your straighteners, for a sleek, and most importantly for me, straight style.

              It certainly sounds like this is exactly what I need.

              Product and Packaging

              This is a pump action product and comes in a pale pink 200ml bottle, although as the product is used, it is obvious that the bottle is clear but the product makes it look pink.

              The product itself is clear so my hair doesn't turn pink, and when I spray it, it does come out in a fine mist and smells slightly like hair spray. However, the smell isn't strong and it soon leaves your hair. When I read a bit about the product, it does apparently give medium hold to your hair, so that's probably why it smells a bit like hair spray.

              How to use it...

              Lightly spray all sections of hair before using straighteners. The product can also be used after straightening to boost shine, and this is when I usually use it in an attempt to get a bit of glossiness.




              Price and availability

              The product is available in supermarkets and chemists and can be bought online at www.trevorsorbie.com. The website also has lots of information about all the products and offers discounts. It costs £4.99 for 200ml

              Verdict

              The product sprays lightly onto my hair in a fine mist so thankfully I am not left with clumps of hair spray type product.

              It does seem to protect my hair a bit when I use the straighteners as the product seems to absorb some of the heat. However, because it has a bit of the hair spray type product in it, and gives hair hold, I think my hair is quite stiff when I take the straighteners away and it doesn't feel quite a s soft as it should!

              I prefer using it after I have straightened my hair because it does add a bit of shine to my hair but again with that slight hardness which I am not sure I like.

              The product is sold in small travel size bottles, which I would advise people to try out. It does give some shine and protects hair, but if you are like me and just used to serum then the hair spray effect could be too much!





              Thanks for reading.


              Daniela x

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              Protects hair from the heat damage of hot iron usage /