Back Story (Skip it and read below if you’re here for just the review)
I had wavy hair since I was a kid and a bit of blow dry for special occasions always felt like a treat. My dad would do it for me. ❤ Then I left using them completely because who really cared at age 9? Later in my teens I discovered straighteners and I thought I found the cure to everything in life. I would straighten my hair every chance I got and to be honest, I had no idea about the adverse effect it would have. It was not until my hair was severely damaged by all the heat that I realized what I had put my hair through. This led to a lot of google searching and that’s when I found out about heat protectors. Now starts the hard part; where to get one from. Up until 2014, shopping or spending wasn’t my thing. I would either spend too much on stuff I would never use or not spend at all for months which means I really sucked at shopping.
It took me a while to realize we don’t really have any hair protector in the usual hypermarkets. Some time back I spotted one from a company called Kera in Carrefour Hypermarket’s hair care aisle. I didn’t buy it right away but the next time I went to purchase it, it was gone and there was nothing similar from any other brand. I was so disappointed and pissed at myself. A few months back I was at Carrefour Hypermarket again and that’s when I spotted Wella Heat protector. Now I don’t learn by making a mistake once, I like to make it several times, just to be sure, you know. I did not buy it and the next time I went, it was gone. The time after that I spotted a bottle, I grabbed it and rushed to the counter before I got tempted to repeat my usual behavior.
Wella Pro Series 2 Phase Spray Heat & Shine comes in a round red plastic bottle. It has a faint smell similar to all other Wella products. Sometimes it’s pleasant and other times not so much. The product is very light weight. The bottle’s nozzle sprays a generous amount with every pump. I use about three to four and sometimes five to six pumps of it taking it on the top and some after sectioning the hair. Sometimes after spraying I massage my hair a bit hoping the spray would reach any parts it hasn’t already.
I have noticed no damage to my hair every time I use Wella Heat & Shine before any heat equipment.
My hair is quite damaged and rough but whenever I apply Wella Heat & Shine my hair goes soft and smooth.
Usually my hair starts turning back to waves in an hour or so but now they stay in place. Super like!
I feel a significant volume in my otherwise limp hair when I use it. Another like!
The first time I tried it, I noticed a clear shine in my hair and it was super awesome but after that I didn’t see any noticeable shine again.
I feel like my hair goes a little too frizzy after a while though so boo-hoo to that
I would conclude that it is a fairly good heat protector. Though the frizzing is annoying but as long as my hair is not getting damaged further I wouldn’t abandon this product and will keep looking for other heat protectors too.
Do you use a heat protector? Which one’s your favorite? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂
Price: RO 2.200 // RO 2.050