Tuesday, 31 January 2012

ghd Heat Protect Spray review

I have been a fan of ghd straighteners for years, although I had never tried out their styling products, so I was pleased when I was recently contacted and offered the opportunity to try out their Heat Protect Spray.

I've never really committed to a heat protect spray before, I've tried a few but none have convinced me really. Surely if anyone knows how to protect hair from heat it's got to be the inventor of the original most popular styling tool!

Straight away I loved the sleek design. The packaging feels more 'high end' than 'high street' and it definitely stands out among my other hair products.

Here's the blurb from the back of the 120ml bottle:
"ghd Style Heat Protect Spray with the ghd Heat Protection System, so you can maximise your style with heat, whenever you want to use your styler or hairdryer.For all hair types, this lightweight spray helps leave hair looking and feeling smoother.
Directions: Apply to towel dried hair before blow drying. Or spray lightly on to dry hair before heat styling. Also use with any styling product for maximum heat styling confidence."

There is a little more information on the ghd site which I think should have been included on the bottle:
"Apply Heat Protection Spray first if you’re layering it up with other styling products.
Spritz from roots to tips (around 6-8 sprays for mid-to long hair) and comb through to ensure the product is distributed evenly before using your hairdryer or styler."

I've used this for about two weeks now and I really like it. I use 5-10 sprays on my towel dried hair before adding styling products (Bumble and Bumble thickening hairspray on roots, Tigi Love, Peace, Planet 'Freak of Nature' Volumiser and Thickener cream on lengths and ends). After blow drying I use 2-3 sprays before I straighten with my ghd IV styler.

The scent really reminds me of baby powder, which I personally love but some people may not like! The nozzle is good as it sprays a fine mist over your hair rather than squirting it onto patches.

I love that this product feels weightless on hair, and actually made my hair feel softer and smoother. I used it with several other hair products and it didn't affect them at all.
I did make the mistake of using too much product to begin with (I used about 20 sprays, oops!) and although it didn't affect my hair straight away, the next day my hair looked a little greasier than usual. I wash my hair daily but thought this might be useful information to those of you who don't.

Overall, I think this is a good product and if you're looking to try a new heat protection spray I'd recommend the ghd Heat Protect Spray. The Total Volume Foam (£14.95 for 200ml) and Root Lift Spray (£12.95 for 100ml) are also catching my eye!

You can purchase it online from:
official ghd website for £9.95 with free delivery
feelunique for £8.50 with free delivery
lookfantastic for £4.95 with free delivery

Thanks for reading!
P.S. If you are thinking about buying ghd straighteners please never buy them from an un-official retailer (including eBay, Amazon marketplace and fake ghd websites) - there are so many fakes around and they could be extremely dangerous!
Safe and official ghd styling tools can be bought online from the official ghd website, ASOS, Selfridges, lookfantastic, HQHair and feelunique.
For more information on counterfeit ghd styling tools click here and here.

Note: I was sent this product by Best British Bloggers, this does not affect my opinions and my review is 100% honest