L’Oreal Elnett Heat Protect Spray Straight, €8.99. Press samples featured. Disclosure policy here.
I hadn’t put a straightener to my hair in years, so I’ve no idea why I took the notion to do it last week. I didn’t have much to hand and my technique is rusty, but it went swimmingly! To give credit where its due, I’m reviewing L’Oreal Elnett Heat Protect Spray.
It’s intended for use with a hair dryer, so I sprayed it all over damp hair and brushed out any (many) tangles to distribute product from root to tip. I usually don’t get results from blow drying alone, but this left my hair much more manageable. The only issues were some wavy sections and mild fluffiness. That’s worlds away from the usual curly mop situation.
It took less than 15 minutes to polish everything off with my straighter, and I can only attribute that speed to the Elnett spray – you can bet your bottom dollar that I haven’t suddenly gotten mad styling skills.
As well as the heat protecting and smoothing basics, it promises to keep hair straighter for longer. WELL. I was cynical, because I used to be able to straighten my hair and watch the curls start forming again. I wouldn’t get more than a day out of straight hair. With this, I was alright to leave the house on day three, and handled day four with a sleek ponytail.
What I like best is how clean it feels. It tames frizz and bulk, but it doesn’t weigh my hair down to the point of looking lank. There’s still plenty of volume to throw around, and throw it around I do. The swooshing is still a novelty.
It’s the best I’ve tried, and not at all at a bad price.