I received this product complimentary from Influenster to give it a test run. I was so excited to put it to test. As per instructions, I washed my hair, let it dry completely and then sprayed onto dry hair before using flat iron.
Smell: As for smell – it has a hairspray smell. When I used this product for the second time I had to actually go outside to spray my hair, because I didn’t want to be trapped in very strong over-powering chemicals odor. So when you use this product, be sure to find another space to spray it onto the hair otherwise you will not bare in your bathroom for more than 1 minute.
Flat ironing: Because the spray makes the hair sticky and hard, it took me about 30 minutes to flat iron my hair. The spray has a sticky feel to it and sticks onto hair. Because of this my hair felt as straw-like textured, (Something like dry grass). Not soft at all, not smooth at all. I finally did the flat ironing job. Regardless, I did a good job on my hair, but again, it took me much longer and it made my hair more difficult to brush or comb. Every 5-10 minutes interval when I touched my hair, I felt the need to brush again and again, because that feel that they are so tangled and dry grassy feel. This was just a feel. In real life they were not tangled, but I had to brush my hair so often because I could not get used to the dry tangled feel.
Shine: It advertises that it will give your hair a glossy shine. It did not give my hair any shine at all. I would say it gave my hair more of a dull look.
The following day: On the following day I had the worst hair day look in the morning. Basically my hair needed another flat iron treatment.
The opinions above are my own and based on using this product 3 times. I will not be using this product again. I have found better more natural and organic product that I will be using. I immediately felt the HUGE difference. My hair was very soft, shiny, and felt much lighter with the healthier look. It is a bit more expensive but you get what you pay for, although Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Heat Protect & Shine is not cheap.
Did you have good or bad experience with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Heat Protect & Shine Spray?
Disclosure: I received the sample of the product for free and was not required to write about it. I just wanted to share my opinion to help decide whether to purchase this product or not (since I know many other moms who use heat protect hair products)