Toni&Guy iron-it heat defence spray and Hydra texture heat protector by Alfaparf
My first encounter with hair starighteners began three years back when I bought my first straightener by morphy Richards. Now three years later, I have a Philips and a Remington one too apart from some conair hair tools and Remington ionic hair dryer. Considering the obvious damage hot tools do to our hair, I had to invest in some heat protectors, if I were to continue having hair on my head. I could see my hair sizzling between the iron plates and curlers tongs, and could see steam as if ironing damp clothes. Initially it was all good when my hair had better quality, over years of usage of straighteners, my hair gave up and started being more comfortable in their natural waves and curls. Nevertheless, I love straight hair and will not stop torturing my hair☺so these are the three sprays I use prior to straightening, blow drying, curling my hair when I do do it occasionally now.
Toni & guy offers a range of products for texturising, curling, straightening hair apart from the hair brushes. I guess the brushes range from 500 rs to 2000rs.
Toni&guy iron-it heat defence spray: 200ml for 475rs
What the pack says:
Be an individual, be ahead in the style stakes with toni&guy, be smart don’t trdae off healthy hair for a polished style.this light spray protects against heat damage, conditions, and smoothes, boosting natural shine
Hold at least ten cm(4 inches)away from your hair and spray liberally on damp hair if blow drying, or on dry hair if using hair straighteners.
Salon tip: also use as a light leave in conditioner
The red one is the old packaging from the range which is exactly same as the new blue ones. I also picked up the new can which says maximum heat protection for straight styles
Toni&guy iron it heat defence spray maximum heat protection for straight styles:
What the pack says:
Heat straightened hair needs special care. This light spray protects against heat damage, conditions, and smoothes, boosting natural shine.
Directions:shake can well. Hold upright and atleast 20 cm(8 inches)away from ur hair and spary liberally on damp hair if blow drying, or on dry hair if using hair straighteners.
Salon tip: also use as a smoothing leave in conditioner for all styles.
Benefits the new pack claims:
Silicone derivative selectively conditions, targeting dry areas
Silicone wheat complex protects the hair from heat styling.
Hydra texture ultimate transformation sytem heat protector dehydration shield: price(don’t remember exactly but will be $15 to $20)
What the pack says:
Dehydration shield for hot straightening: an effective heat barrier
This formula enriched with a new molecular bond based on provitamin b5 helps the hair maintain perfect hydration preventing moisture loss. Adds shine and preserves the hair’s natural beauty
How to use: spray it on 80% dry hair uniformly then style using the flat iron.
My take on the products:
These are basically the same sprays with little modifications here and there
The toni &guy ones’ smell is overpowering like a chemical smell turned sweet which could have been avoided
I don’t understand why I need to spray it from 8 inches away….it gets all scattered
Its basically like livon turned into a lighter spray
Its not greasy but u need to use at least ten spritz if u have voluminous hair
Fine hair can do with very little
It acts as a light coating to protect hair which any other hair product would also do
Since it is specifically targeted for hair straighteners, I picked these up
My words of caution from personal experience:
With or without these, in the long run, hair tools will damage hair. These will only postpone the occurrence
U do need to put on some hair masks to deep condition if u use such hair tools
Make sure u shampoo thrice a week and condition every time u shampoo
Use the lowest heat settings on the tools unless absolutely necessary
If u have dry hair that tends to get dryer with heat, these sprays can only save u from 30% of damage I feel
Never straighten wet hair and never use irons that claim wet to straight hair
Never use hot tools without some sort of a light coating on hair, like some leave in treatment or conditioner
Be liberal with heat protectors, we really need them to save our hair from 200 degrees celcius of straighteners
I would say, go ahead and style ur hair, but then do give them the care they deserve
These are available in health and glow and beauty centres as far as I know. I do not want to rate these as using hot tools is very subjective but I do recommend buying one which is specific to the purpose of ur hair.