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Skin Tone: Medium olive
Skin type: Oily, sensitive
Hair: Thin, straight but soft and shiny hair, waist length
I was totally bored with my straight hair, so since last few months, I have been experimenting with my hairstyle. All the heating tools used make hair really dry and damaged, so I thought of getting a good heat protection spray to avoid such damage. I bought this new Schwarzkopf heat protection spray and I love it. Read on to know why.
Price: INR 799 for 100 ml (always available at discounted price)
ESSENCE ULTÎME CRYSTAL SHINE is developed especially for dull and normal hair. Its weightless effect formula with liquidised crystals smoothens the hair surface, restoring the hair’s ability to shine for millionised reflections.
Crystal Shine 220° Heat Protection
• Extreme heat damage protection
• Glamour boosted shine
• With liquidised crystals
My Experience with Schwarzkopf Essence Ultîme Crystal Shine 220° Heat Protection:
The heat protection spray comes in a small white and pink bottle with a nice spray pump attached. Also, the spray pump can be locked with a twist which makes the packaging travel friendly.
I have pretty smooth, straight hair but after using hair styling tools, my hair tips have become a little dry, so I like to use this every time before use any heating tools (before blow drying, using a curler or before using a straightening iron). As I have long hair, I need 5-6 sprays to cover my whole hair.
The texture is watery light and it gets easily absorbed into hair. I love that it doesn’t make my hair oily or limp; neither does it make my hair crunchy or stiff. It always keeps my hair naturally soft and shiny, but doesn’t give any crystal shine as claimed. It keeps hair manageable and controls frizz also. It never weighs down my hair or my curls. Also, it gives a natural bouncy look to my hair. After using this for few weeks, I have noticed that it has really improved my hair texture. It smells good and fresh.
I have used this on dry and wet hair both and I feel it works better on wet hair. But it doesn’t provide that deep nourishment to dry, damaged hair. It can’t keep your hair shiny or frizzfree if you have extremely dry hair.
Overall, it is a budget-friendly heat protecting spray for daily use. Maybe it doesn’t work like a high-end hair spray, but still helps me a lot to keep hair damage free.
Pros of Schwarzkopf Essence Ultîme Crystal Shine 220° Heat Protection:
• Small travel-size bottle with a nice lockable spray nozzle.
• Reasonably priced compared to other heat protection sprays.
• Watery texture easily absorbs into hair.
• Doesn’t make hair oily or limp.
• Provides heat protection up to 220°.
• Gives a subtle shine to hair.
• Keeps hair manageable and tangle free.
• Effect stays for a good time.
Cons of Schwarzkopf Essence Ultîme Crystal Shine 220° Heat Protection:
• I need 5-6 sprays to cover my whole hair.
• It doesn’t provide supersmooth soft texture to dry, damaged hair.
• It is not supereffective in controlling frizz for a long time.
• It doesn’t give any remarkable crystal shine as claimed.
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Schwarzkopf Essence Ultîme Crystal Shine 220° Heat Protection?
I will repurchase this only because it suits my normal hair pretty well and it gives a nice healthy shine to it. If you want a pocket-friendly heat protection spray, then try this one.
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