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Just lately I have been curling my wayward locks and with very pleasing results indeed. However the problem comes once my hair is looking all perfect and I go out that sadly the curls struggle to hold in my fine hair, giving way to frizz and downright bedraggled hair over time!
Whilst in Tescos recently I was looking for something to set my wayward locks with and came across this Aussie Dual Personality range on offer with 2 products for a fiver. I was abut to make a couple of choices when I saw the Volume & Gloss Hairspray priced at £1.12 a can so I grabbed a couple as I couldn't believe the cheapness of them!
200ml long mainly white cylinder can with a push button purple aerosol sprayer to the top of it covered by a clear cap/lid that pulls on and off with ease. On the front of the can there is a section of light lilac colour and I'm told it is Aussie (the emblem of a kangaroo is on there), Dual Personality, Volume + Gloss Hairspray 'Lost your gloss? Our styling formula, with Australian See Kelp extract, gives your style a tidal wave of extra volume and shine', and that it is Ultra Strong Hold and is a volumising formula. On the back of the can I'm told a bit about a product, I'm given directions for use, ingredients are listed, the size is stated along with warnings and contact details for Aussie are given. Nice can and it's informative enough and easy to use.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Can:
This styling formula takes your style's to new heights of volume as well as adding superstar shine. And even with plus-size hair, it'll still be light, un-sticky, and long-lasting. Your 'do' won't be shifted by a breeze, but it'll be brushed out like one.
Back in history, Sea Kelp is also known as Fucus Vesicululosis. It is a nutrient-rich seaweed and was believed to have skin-softening qualities.
Directions For Use:
Fire quick, short bursts as you style, spraying about 20cm from your hair, from roots to tips. For even more volume, apply at the roots with your head upside down and then again right side up.
For an extra boost of volume, (more is more) first scrunch in some Aussies Dual Personality Volumising And Conditioning Mousse at the roots.
Directing this onto the hair is really very easy indeed. It sprays out as a clear, slightly damp mist really evenly and has a slight sort of none distinctive fruity oil type of smell. It isn't particularly mind blowing in the lovely aroma stakes but it isn't awful and the fragrance wears off anyway after a few minutes after application and is due to it's fragrance suitable for both men and women to use if desired.
You spray this onto a finished style of course to 'set' it but you can also use this to help create volume in dry hair with ease from the roots type of thing. It really does not only volumise the hair but holds that volume and style for a good few hours too and tames frizz and keeps it at bay totally leaving hair with a polished look.
It's none sticky, easy to use and really does hold in the style you want it to with ease. I found this to set my curls for hours even when out in humidity, wind and rain!
I like this and the usual price of it is about £4.49 a can (if you can't find it on offer like I did). I will certainly buy this again because on top of creating volume and it's 'fixing' capabilities it also really does give the hair a nice but natural glossiness and hair feels healthy and looks it too!
Available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc.
As a regular user of hairdryers and straighteners, I believe that it's important to take some steps to try and protect my hair from the damaging heat that I apply to it. I don't want to end up with no hair left where it's all broken off from the sheer heat that I put it through!
In a perfect world, I would have the time and patience to let my hair dry naturally and so not have to resort to using harsh tools, unfortunately this is not the case so the next best thing is a leave in protection spray to try and kerb some of the damage.
When my previous heat protection spray ran out, I decided it was time for a change, and being a fan of some of Aussie's other products when I saw this on the supermarket shelf I decided to give it a try. At the time this was on offer on a 2 for £6 deal in Asda with other Aussie products, so it effectively cost me £3 for 150ml. The normal price of this in Asda is £4.31 which I would say is average for a good brand heat protection spray and I would pay that much anyway.
The packaging is nothing special, plain white bottle, Aussie Logo indentifying the product and a clear plastic lid covering the spray top.
For use, the bottle advises to shake well and spray liberally through damp, towel dried hair before styling. I find that this is easier to apply if I spray the liquid into my hands, then smooth through my hair, as I find the nozzle quite concentrated and gives a very sharp jet of the product, rather than a mist. Another good thing for me about doing it this is way, is that when I am spraying the back of my hair I tend to miss and waste it!
You then blow dry and straighten your hair as normal. I also like to apply a little more of this in between blow drying and straightening, for extra protection.
This product (true to Aussie form) has a wonderful fragrance and contains Australian Jojoba seed oil, which to me has a sweet, fresh smell, not a sticky one and leaves my hair smelling divine, I just can't help myself from smelling it throughout the day!
Since I switched from my old product to this one I have noticed a difference in the amount of time my style lasts. I have naturally wavy hair, but since using this it seems to stay straighter for longer without developing waves and kinks throughout the day. It also feels a little healthier in itself, perhaps thats why it's staying straighter for longer!
I would recommend this product to people who are concerned about damaging their hair through heat, and I will continue to buy this as I couldn't do without it now!
This review is for the "Aussie Dual Personality Shine and Coloured Hair Protection Serum" Do you think the name is a bit short?!!
I make this point as I noticed in the supermarket that they also do a heat protection spray that falls under the "Dual Personality" range and didn't want to confuse or mislead anyone, as Dooyoo have not separated out the various products within the range.
I am sure there is a variety of products within this line, but that was all I noticed when browsing.
It is part of the "Aussie" range, which is available widely in a number of shops including most supermarkets, Boots, Superdrug etc.
I paid £4.49 for mine - a typical price for an Aussie product. Their shampoos etc tend to cost a little more than everyday brands but they are still not too overpriced in my opinion.
It comes in small, thin, 75ml bottle - white with a purple pump dispenser. I always prefer a pump dispenser as I find that there is less wastage of the product. On the back it says "...helps protect your coloured hair... adds a glorious gloss so your shade looks wonderfully vibrant."
It also says I can use it on wet or dry hair - which I suppose is also a "dual" element of the product as well as the "shine and protection."
The actual serum itself is typical of any other hair serum - clear and gel like but still quite watery. It smells wonderfully fruity.
Using on wet hair, I applied a "coin sized" amount to my towel-dried hair before blow drying. I always wonder what size is "coin sized" as there is a big difference between a 5p and a 50p - but I think that it is something that will differ depending on your hair length, texture, thickness etc. I personally have quite fine, but long hair so I tend to go for a lesser amount so it doesn't leave it looking too greasy.
After blow-drying, I couldn't really see a great difference to my hair. It was perhaps a little less fly-away and it smelled really nice. The smell lasted quite a few hours, which was nice, as I kept smelling hints of it every now and again.
Another day, I used it on my hair after blow drying, just to see what the effects would be like this way. Again applying the coin sized amount, it didn't really add much shine to my hair but did a decent job of sticking down all the wispy bits and smoothing it out. I would advise being careful with the amount you use, I tried applying extra to get the glossy effect it had promised, but it left my hair a little greasy looking rather than shiny.
I have to say, I preferred using it before blow-drying as it seemed to penetrate the hair and have a greater effect.
In terms of protecting my coloured hair, I can't really say I have noticed much difference. However I haven't been impressed by the product enough for me to persevere with it long term. For the couple of weeks I used it regularly, I noticed a slight improvement in the texture of my hair but nothing major. My blonde colour faded as it usually does each month.
The product didn't live up to its sales pitch for "glorious gloss." It did an ok job of smoothing out my hair a little but I was expecting more.
I do struggle to get my blonde hair super shiny - I think many blondes have the same problem. I think, perhaps, it might be more effective on brunette hair, which tends to be more naturally glossy in my opinion.
In terms of protection, I think it may have had some effect, but I admit that I didn't use it regularly enough in order to notice any great differences.
Despite this, I would still recognise it as good value for money, as I only used small amounts each time, and still have about half a bottle left after 6 months. I only use it every now and again these days.
All in all, it was ok but not something I will be adding to my regular shopping list.
I have always had problems with my hair being frizzy and static, especially after use with straighteners. I had tried many different products from different brand names, and eventually picked up the Aussie heat protection spray one day, as it was on a deal in Boots.
I find this product fantastic - my hair no longer goes static after use with hair straighteners, but instead remains smooth and flat! It does not make my hair look greasy even after substantial amount of use, and can be used when hair is either wet or dry. I use quite a lot each time I wash my hair and a bottle still lasts me quite a long time as well, good value!
The product is recommended to be used on towel dried hair, sprayed liberally all over. Generally I do follow these instructions but find the product also just as effective when used with dry hair - sometimes I like to straighten my hair at times when I have not just washed it, so this is helpful.
The price is slightly expensive, I don't tend to buy Aussie products unless they are on deals, however I buy this product at standard price because I find it so effective and useful in day to day hair styling! They recommend to use it with other Aussie products i.e the shampoo and conditioner, which I tend to do as I find them all really nice smelling and effective to use, however I only buy the other products when deals are on such as 3 for 2 - this tends to be on quite often in places such as Boots, so its not really much of a problem!
Overall this is definitely the best straightening and heat protection spray I've used out of quite a few, definitely worth the cost and protects your hair well.
*First, I'd like to point out that there are quite a few products in the Aussie Dual Personality range, however I am reviewing the Dual Personality Heat Protection spray.'
I have long, thick hair which is regularly straightened, and although I can never actually tell if these heat protection sprays are working, I like to use them anyway as it makes me feel like I'm doing something for my hair.
I have used quite a few Aussie products now and on the whole have been quite pleased with the brand. I must admit though, the reason I bought this was simply because it was the cheapest one available at the time. I was initially going to try Tesco's own brand of heat protection spray, but when I went back to place my order it had gone out of stock and this one was on special offer at half price, and I was happier buying something from a well known label than a supermarket own brand anyway.
The spray comes in a white bottle with purple label telling me all about the product and the lovely stuff it contains. It has a non-aerosol pump which is a dark purple colour to match the label.
Now, the name of this product is 'Dual Personality' and there's a good reason. Unlike your normal heat spray, this one also (supposedly) styles the hair at the same time giving a 'mirror smooth' finish.
It contains jojoba seed oil which apparently have been used by Australians for years as it is believed to condition the hair.
To use this, you simply spray it through towel dried hair, comb it through and then blow dry. I find that when spraying the product it comes out in a sort of jet of spray rather than a fine mist, so when spraying it's easy to find some sections of the hair (where the jet has hit) are soaked whilst others are relatively dry.
The spray has a nice smell - it's a very light, fresh jojoba scent and is similar to many of the other Aussie products I've used in the past.
The main problem I find with this product is that it leaves my hair feeling quite greasy quite quickly. I have quite long, thick hair, and I tend to section it off before straightening or blow drying it. I don't think that I am using too much of the spray, as I use the same amount I would use with any other heat protection spray.
I can feel even when I'm drying it, that my hair has a sort of stickiness to it, and I think it could be because this is also supposed to hold your style whilst protecting from the heat. Although it does hold my style somewhat, it doesn't protect from the frizz, so I need to use other products as well, which I don't think helps the greasiness situation very much.
As for heat protection? As always, it's very hard to tell if my hair is being protected from the heat of electrical appliances, however it has not been noticeably any more damaged since I began to use this product, so on that score, I'd say it works well.
A 150ml bottle of this costs £4.39 from Boots.
Overall, I haven't been too impressed with this product. Although it holds my style a little bit, I found it left my hair with a strange sticky feeling, and it becomes greasy really quickly after using this product. It's OK as a heat protection spray, but I don't think I'll be buying it again.
"There's more to life than hair, but it's a good place to start" The Aussie Philosphy
Dual Personality is a product from the Aussie range which is becoming increasingly stocked in different stores, no longer just boots, but also superdrug and supermarkets such as ASDA and Tesco.
This product is for straightening and heat protection leave in spray and is it also intended to smooth your hair. This type of product takes most of the impact of the heat on your hair and stops it from damaging it to a cetain extent. The front of the packaging states that it contains Australian jojoba seed oil that protects hair from styling heat. This includes not just straighteners but hair dryers which I use as regularly if not more regularly than straighteners.
The packaging is a white bottle with a purple label and a purple spray top. There is a plastic lid over the spray top, this means it's not wasted if the spray top was accidentally pressed. It comes in a 150 ml bottle, which looks small but since it's given out through a spray, it lasts longer than it looks like it will. It recommends that you use the product within 12 months of opening, but if you use it every 2 days or sometimes every day like I do, you'll probably come to the end within about 2 or 3 months.
I first came across it in my boots store at university where I was looking for an intensive conditioner, and had already read about the Aussie 3 minute miracle conditioner so went looking for that, it was priced around £4.49 but there was an offer so you could get 2 Aussie products for £6. I thought this was a good offer, and since I had some other brand of shampoo and conditioner already (their shampoo and conditioner are also a bit pricey), I thought I would give the heat protection spray a try. Since then, I have been using it religiously and have even converted my sister. She liked the fact that it is also smoothing because can be frizzy unless it's straightened really well, which often involvles using straighteners for quite a while! I like that it makes my hair really soft after I've straightened it and the spray smells really nice. The spray doesn't leave residue or anything other than it's nice smell, which I liked, because I hate leave in products that make your hair hard or make it harder to brush through.
I had seen the Aussie products advertised in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, and thought that they were quite reasonably priced when I checked them out. The reason why I was drawn to this advery in particular instead of all of the other adverts in womens glossy magazines was because the model had very long hair down to her waist and it was advertising the 3 minutes miracle conditioner. I also had (at the time) a similar length of hair and find normal conditioners aren't that good on very long hair.
I will be taking this on holiday in the summer, even though I don't use a hair dryer during the summer just to protect my hair from the general heat in a hot country!
Directions for use:
Shake well before use, spray liberally through towel dried hair from roots to ends, not forgetting underneath. Comb through then blow dry with a styling brush.
Aqua, Amodimethicone, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PPG-2 Methyl Ether, Polyquaternium - 11, DMDM Hydantoin, Parfum, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 80, Aminomethyl Propanol, Citric Acid, Cetrimonium Chloride, Trideceth - 12, Butylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Alcohol Denat., Jasminium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Silk Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Acetate, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butlyphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3 - Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde.
The packaging says that if you have a question you can phone, email or "pick up a penand combat the global dissappearance of handwriting".
Their address is: Aussie, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0XP
Their website also lists their extensive range of products.
For straightening and heat protection