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Hair Type: Moderately thick, wavy and frizz-prone
Scalp Type: Oily
Today’s review is all about Batiste stylist shield my locks heat and shine spray. Let’s get into the details.
INR 749 for 200 ml
This nifty Batiste Stylist Shield My Locks Heat & Shine Spray 200ml protects up to 230°C, shielding locks against even the hottest styling tools, leaving your locks lovely and sleek with a mirror shine finish.
Instant shine Moisturizes & conditions hair
Keratin & Inca Inchi infused
Formulated to be used on dry hair – no need to wet first
230°C heat protection with instant mirror shine
Alcohol Denat., Butane, Isobutane, Propane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Aqua, Dipropylene Glycol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Mica, Parfum, Polyurethane-14, Titanium Dioxide, Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Isopropyl Myristate, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, AMP-Acrylates copolymer, Iron Oxide, Tocopherol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde
How to Use:
Shake well before use. Spray all over dry, not wet, hair before styling. Section hairs as you go for maximum protection.
Tips and Advice
Top Tip: Can be used whenever you want a shine boost. Just mist over mid-lengths and ends and prepare to dazzle.
My Experiences with Batiste Stylist Shield My Locks Heat and Shine Spray:
Batiste shield my locks heat and shine spray comes in a long cylindrical metal can with spray nozzle. The bottle is quite colourful and quirky in appearance. The spray nozzle works perfectly and dispenses the product evenly. The can houses all the information regarding the product. Overall, the packaging is easy to use and travel-friendly.
Unlike most of the heat protectant sprays, this has to be used on dry hair which means it cannot be used before blow-drying. However, I usually air dry my hair and when I have to use a blow dryer, I use it on the cool setting. Considerably, using the product on dry hair also has its pros – I don’t have to wet hair every time before styling and wait for them to dry. The spray does not come out as an aerosol, but as fine mist/spritz.
After spraying, it makes the hair a little wet. There are tiny gold flecks in the spritz that adds instant shine to the hair. I have tried to capture the gold flecks in the swatch. The formula is lightweight and non-greasy which does not let the hair weigh down. It has floral fragrance, but I find it strong for my liking. When I am done with styling, then the fragrance becomes milder and remains there for good two or two and half hours. I like the fragrance when it is milder. It contains alcohol as its main ingredient, but I haven’t noticed any adverse effect on my hair.
To use, I keep the can 6-7 inches away and spray the product all over my sectioned hair – starting from mid to end – before styling. After spraying, I ruffle them to distribute the product evenly. I refrain from putting hair sprays close to the scalp as they have the capability of making my top look flat in a day only. As I mentioned, the spray makes the hair a little wet, hence, I wait for a few minutes before starting the process. If the styling tool, especially straightener, is used over wet hair just after spraying the product, I can see a little smoke.
When I use this heat protectant, my hair loses its freshness at the end of the 2nd day and after that, I feel a need to wash them. May be it’s my hair and scalp type that also contributes to it, but I must mention this. It makes them a bit greasy which makes me feel dirty and I can’t go for 3rd day without shampooing in any case.
The product does a good job at protecting hair from heat. It provides protection up to 230 degree Celsius. It makes hair shinier, softer and smoother instantly. I haven’t noticed any damage because of using styling tools. It leads to less hair breakage and protects the ends from getting dry and frayed. Overall, it does its job perfectly.
On the other note, the product can be used on its own as well to provide healthy looking shine to the hair. It conditions the hair and makes them softer. However, it cannot tame frizzy hair when used on its own. To use on its own, I spray it over my hair, focusing on ends and keeping it away from the roots.
Pros of Batiste Stylist Shield My Locks Heat and Shine Spray:
- Sleek, travel-friendly packaging.
- Lightweight and non-greasy formula.
- Protects hair up to 230 C.
- Makes hair shinier, softer and smoother instantly.
- Does not weigh down the hair.
- Can be used before styling or on its own.
- Conditions hair.
- Can be used on dry hair – so no need to wet hair every time before styling.
Cons of Batiste Stylist Shield My Locks Heat and Shine Spray:
- Initially strong fragrance – con for me.
- Meant to be used on dry hair – cannot be used for blow-drying purpose.
- Makes hair a little wet – have to wait a couple of minutes before starting styling.
- Contains alcohol.
- Makes hair greasy at the end of 2nd day.
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Batiste Stylist Shield My Locks Heat and Shine Spray?
It is a long can with 200 ml product which will last a bit long for me; hence, I may not repurchase it anytime soon. I would recommend only if pros listed here aces the cons in your case.
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