Review: ghd Heat Protection Spray
Here I am. Freshly washed hair and no makeup. The perfect before shot for a hair product…right?
The team at ghd sent me a Heat protect Spray before I went to New York, and to tell you about it, I thought I’d share how I used it on my overly-colour treated hair.
I’m a novice at hair care and products, so I like that it was simple and easy to use. Just take off the cap and spray onto your hair. After I had my hair coloured and bleeched at Stevie English hair, I wanted to make sure that my hair didn’t completely fry on the ends. The beliage or ombre hair colour looks amazing, but the ultra strong bleech did give my hair a good run and now I need to look after it more than ever.
On towel dry hair which had been roughly brushed, I sprayed the ghd Heat Protect Spray. The bottle is nice and easy to hold in your hand and isn’t bulky so you can manouver it around and use a brush or styling tool at the same time. I only used a few pumps all over, and focused mainly on the colour treated areas.
I quickly dried my hair using a hair dryer and defuser to get rid of the more wet areas that take forever to dry with my hair. I like to have my hair dry naturally, as I have wavy/curly hair and I like the natural waves rather thn spending hours trying to get them using a curling iron. Once my hair was dry, I used the ghd Heat Protection Spray on my bleeched ends so that the hair straightener wouldn’t burn my hair, or fry any moisture out of it.
I’m pretty lazy with hair straightening, so some parts did get a bit wavy when they finally dried. But I like that my hair straightener actually smooths down frizz and fly-aways.
I took on this review has I knew I would be using heat styling tools quite often for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and for New York, and really wanted to make sure my hair would be healthy and not feel terrible to the touch.
I found the ghd Heat Protection Spray to be easy to use and an adaptive product to integrate of my hair reigeme. The packaging is small to fit into a cosmetic bag and slim line, so not a bulky thing to carry around.
The product has a nice, pleasant smell and the fine mist settles nicely into your hair, but I did find a few things about it that I wasn’t completely satiisfied with.
The first was that normally I can get around 3 days without washing my hair and it is still passable. Using the ghd Heat Protection Spray made my hair feel oily on the roots by the end of the day, and my hair clumped alittle at the roots. The product also feels weightless, but it made the darker parts of my hair darker by the end of the day, and that didn’t really sell it for me.
Another point was that the bleached ends of my hair ‘fizzled’ and actually got really dry when I used the spray and then straightened my hair. The rest of my hair felt fine, and because veyr smooth and glossy, but the ends were very dry and matte. I am not sure if it was my hair or the fact it has been bleached quite strong, or that I need to have a treatment, but it did scare me a little!
The ghd Heat Protection Spray retails to $24.00.
I think the ghd Heat Protection Spray would be perfect for someone who uses heat tools and products all the time. It certainly made my hair nice and glossy and the top and mid-ends look very nice, but I am not sure it would be good for someone with serverly bleached hair or damaged ends. It made using a hair straightener glide through my hair, and it made my hair smell very nice. I’ll be recommending this to my friends who straighten their hair every day, but I will need to try it a few more times to see if it works with my hair.
You can find out more about the ghd Heat Protection Spray here.
Disclaimer: This product was provided to me for the purposes of reviewing the products. All thoughts are of my own and I was not required to post this review. I stand by all comments and thoughts of the prooduct in this review. I was not paid to post this, or use the product but a sample was provided to me to use for this blog post.
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