Living in two different cities for chunks of the year is mildly inconvenient for overpackers like me, who feel the compulsive need to
Enter the L'Oréal Elnett Styling Heat Spray. This actually comes in three different formulations - straight, volume, and curls - and I picked up the curly one since the only time I'm usually using any excessive heat on my hair is when I'm attempting to change up my naturally dead-straight locks. It claims to lock in curls for three days, and offer heat protection up to 230 degrees Celsius.
I used this throughout the summer as a heat protectant and kind of a pre-styling hairspray (is that a thing?) whenever I wanted give my hair a quick wavy or curly look before work or going out. A fairly generous amount comes out with each squeeze of the nozzle, so it wasn't difficult to cover my hair in a few sprays, brush it out, and proceed with hair-frying tool. I found that it definitely made my curls stay in longer (I don't know about three days...I feel like that might be pushing it, but kudos to whoever tries that claim out) and didn't leave my hair feeling crunchy or stiff at all.
My one gripe with this product was that by the end of the day, it seemed almost...gunky? I'm not sure how to describe it. My hair felt pretty gross though, like there was tons of product in it - which it didn't feel like at the beginning of the day. It felt awesome to be able to rinse everything out before going to bed. I get that if you put product in your hair, well, it's going to feel like you put product in your hair, I just didn't like that the goopiness seemed to progress throughout the day. It wasn't a big deal though - as long as it does what it says on the tin, I'm pretty much sold.
Now that I'm in Montreal again I'm back with my Chi spray, but this L'Oréal one is definitely coming out to play whenever I'm back home!
What do you guys use to save your hair from the heat?