Now, heat protector's are an important part of styling when you use curling irons, flat irons, or any tool that distributes heat. I have tried my fair share of heat protector's and have found one I really loved; however, they stopped selling it at my local Walgreens and they only place I can now get it is at CVS. Unfortunately, CVS is on the other side of town, and not the part I frequently visit. So my search for replacement products has been ongoing.
I picked up the John Frieda Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray from Walmart for about $6. Which I recommend checking out Frugal Dad to see if they have any coupons available. It contains 6oz of product. I used it mostly when my hair was transitioning, but have used it quite a few times while my hair was relaxed.
According to the John Frieda Website, the product is a.....
Now, the thing I do like about this product is that it does give me a fairly nice finish to my hair and does work for the 24 hours stated (which is not that big of a deal, since I can wrap my hair and can keep it straight with out the product).
- Protective styling spray works with heat tools to condition and straighten strands as it helps block humidity and rehydrate hair for ultra-safe styling.
- Keeps hair smooth and straight for up to 24 hours.
- Containing a special ThermaGuard® Complex, the formula helps protect against damage from heat tools such as blow-dryers and flat irons.
- With Jojoba oil and humectants, formula silkens strands and replenishes moisture.
Often, I find sprays just make my hair wet and when I flat iron it, the heat doesn't penetrate my hair shaft. Therefore, my hair doesn't really get straight at all. I find with this product, it doesn't spray out too much product, which is a good thing. I recommend spraying it from a distance, like 6 to 8 inches. The package states that you should apply to damp hair then blow dry, but for "ultra-straightening" you should spray on small sections of dry hair right before flat ironing. I only used the "ultra-straightening" techniques because I hardly blow dry my hair.
Overall, the product was good and did it's job. But the ultimate question is would I repurchase it? And I would have to say..........
Though I still plan to try other alternatives, this product was a good buy and accomplished what I needed. So I would have no problem buying this spray again:-)
Product is available at drugstores, Target, Walmart, and Drugstore.com