I do have a natural wave to my hair but it's such a fluke as to when it will sit well, I just end up using tongs to curl it anyway. For this review I didn't use any other 'hold' products in my hair to seal the curls, however I did use a heat protection spray when my hair was dry.
The Product: John Frieda Frizz Ease Go Curlier Heat Activated Spray
Price: £6.99 at Boots, although often in with the 3 for £10 or 3 for 2 offers on Haircare.
What it promises: Creates and tightens curls for bouncy, salon-smooth style that lasts up to 48 hours.
Instructions: Unlock trigger spray by flipping tab to right or left. Spray throughout DAMP or WET hair, not dry hair. Start with 10-16 sprays. Use more or less depending on hair length and thickness. Blow-dry with a diffuser. For best results, finish with CURLING TONGS to create your desired style.
Ok so first of all, 48 hours? LOL, no chance. I think anything that promises to hold curls in my hair for 48 hours considering how much I thrash around like a shark in my sleep, is going to be a let down. There is no product on earth that I would expect to do this, so I wasn't going to be judging it on this farfetched claim. What I was looking for, was a product that would hold curls in my hair the day I had washed it, without needing 10 ton of hairspray (which still doesn't work). As I find my hair only hold curls the day after it's been washed. I do believe this is that product.
I curl my hair that often it generally only takes me 15 mins max to do my whole head now, I grab different sized sections so the result is more natural. This was my hair when finished but before I had broken up the curls.
TOP TIP: Do not run your fingers through or break up the curls until you're leaving the house, this gives them full chance to cool down and set, and they won't drop as quickly later.
So once I was ready to go, I did my normal trick of turning my head upside down and running my fingers through the curls to loosen them up. Before this I normally rub a bit of hair oil into my hands, although I wouldn't suggest this if you have fine hair - my hair can take a LOT of product.
TIP NO.2 DO NOT EVER USE A HAIRBRUSH. Sounds daft but I know loads that have done this and complained their hair has gone bushy.
The resulting look was this:
See? Barely any difference, hair is slightly flatter at the top, I blame the helmet for this - but the curls are completely intact. For the minimal product used this is really amazing.
I will note, when I woke up next morning, I'd tossed and turned most of the curls out of my hair as normal, so it didn't live up to the 48hour claim for me. I had already predicted it wouldn't - however it's a fantastic spray if you want curls ALL DAY with no drooping. And for those with less thick heavy hair it may well live up to the claims. I'll definitely be repurchasing the spray when it has run out.
What are your favourite products for holding your style? xxx