Rated 3.66 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Wish I had discovered it sooner!!
I have naturally curly, very fine hair--when I wear it curly, I blow dry it (to get some volume!), or I use my InStyler (it actually works!) to straighten it. Either way, I needed heat protection. So far, I've only used this product when wearing my hair curly. To control my curl, for years I've used a leave-in conditioner, Biolage Gelee, and Tressemme Climate Control hairspray. And for years, I would get annoyed halfway through most days because my hair kept falling in my face, and pull it back in a bun. Or then ends would start to get frizzy, so I'd pull it back in a bun. It was a rare occasion that I could wear my hair down all day.
I purchased this product solely for heat protection. In general, I have really healthy hair and I've only been using it for a couple of weeks, so I can't speak to how well it protects my hair from heat. However, now I can't live without it!! I don't know how the heck it works, but since I've started using it, I've actually been able to wear my hair down all day every day! I'm using it in conjunction with the products listed above, and somehow it makes my hair actually STAY where I put it--without making it sticky or stiff. It's also really helped with volume too, because it doesn't allow the weight of my hair to drag my roots down. And my curl stays intact longer! It makes me anxious to try it when I straighten my hair--because my hair is so fine, volume is a oftentimes losing battle when I straighten my hair.
For those of you reading the other reviews where people complain that this product made their hair sticky or stiff or any other undesirable texture, please take that with a big grain of salt. As with ANY hair product, using too much will make your hair gross in some way. You have to find just the right amount for your particular hair type, style, and length. I would think it's common sense to start with just a little of a new product, then add accordingly, not the other way around!
Most Helpful Critical Review Terrible stuff
I used the Biolage voluma therapie for years. It creates lift and fullness without stickiness, but it's hard to find these days. So I bought this Thermal Acting Setting Spray months ago. I've used it twice, and should have known better the second time. It leaves my hair stiff, sticky, and gooey. Will throw the bottle out.
Reviewed by 206 customers Nope
Ali Em from Ohio
My hair has a bit of natural wave already and curls really well and usually can hold those for three or four days. I bought this for the protective properties and I used as directed. It goes on really heavy and keeps me from getting nearly the curls I usually would. Instead they fall flat. I'm also not noticing any conditioning effect. Even after using the heat on it it feels like it just made my hair dry and heavy. Really strong perm like scent, which I could get past if the product was nice otherwise. Might work for some hair types but not mine and I'm pretty bummed I spent almost $20 on this.
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Sue the Hairdresser from Connecticut
I spray this product on my hair and dry it slightly. Then I proceed to curl with my curling iron. This is the only way I get any curls.
Tatiana from Tampa FL
Great styling product
GranK from Texas
I spray on before drying or using flat iron. Helps my graying hair from looking dry. Adds shine and volume!
10/10 will buy again
JChopin from Oregon
Amazing if you know how to work with it
Cat from PA
This is a THERMAL ACTIVE setting spray, so it has to be used on hair BEFORE using heat tools. If you use it as a finishing hairspray, it will make your hair "crispy" or "straw like" like other reviews describe. I spritz some on damp hair, and I scrunch my hair while blow drying upsidedown with a defuser. The result is amazing volume and hold.
Love this product ! from New Jersey
This product is great for people like myself that cannot hold a curl or any shape to their hair. I spray this curl my hair and my curls last days where normal they would be flat and straight by the end of the day. The only reason I'm giving is 4 stars is because it doesn't clearly state up to what degrees it protects. I just add some serum at the end and I can run my fingers and a brush through it no problems. A little spray goes a long way.
AdaLady from Broken Arrow, OK
I have been using this product for a couple of years and it keeps my gray hair from having a yellow cast to it.
I usually don't write reviews so this is telling.
Andi from Home
I wanted to love this but it will have to go back. It left my hair stiff and heavy. Almost felt like it had left a film or coating on my hair. Of course I enjoy the scent but it really did not smooth my hair at all.
I will never purchase this product again and want refunded
Gail from Colorado
Please Please do not purchase this product UNLESS you plan on using your hair as straw for a Halloween costume, you need to use the product to repair roads due to its tar-like texture, you ran out of glue and need adhesive, your employer does not allow shiny hair, or you need to make peanut brittle ….just spray this on the peanuts and I guarantee they will be brittle!
Not as good as I thought it would be
Boss lady from Senoia Georgia
I bought this item to use with my flat iron and it doesn't protect like it shoukd
Just like hair spray
Leaner from Cody, WY
This product is just like Spring hair spray in your hair before blowdrying. You can imagine the mass and the tangley knots. I have never experienced a thermal protect and like this and I would use that as hairspray before I ever used it as a protectant again. It smells good like wonderful Biolage. My fav smell.
I'd buy again
Laura from NC
Bought this product looking for a spray thermal protect vs a cream. It smells very good and does its job! It does state medium hold which gives me extra volume and texture that my thin hair needs! I sprayed a lot the first time so I would recommend spraying less so its leaves your hair feeling less stiff. Thats the one down side but overall I'd buy it again!
jbee from San Diego
Made my hair feel dry and crispy. felt like i just sprayed my hair with hairspray. I am returning.
My Absolute Must Have Product
Joy from Atlanta, GA
You MUST use this product on wet hair. This product is perfect for fine hair like my own. It TEXTURIZES my hair and gives body. Providing heat protection is just a bonus. I can't live without it!
Denisse from Arizona
I really liked this product! I use it before heat styling and it leaves my hair looking great! highly recommend! :)
Not for me
Miriam from TX
Leave my hair like a straw, toasted and without shine.
I would buy this product forever!!
Runner from Tulsa OK
With blow drying and setting my hair. Great product, adds body - haven't bound anything comparable.
Brooke from California
I tried this product twice, once on already dried hair prior to styling, which left my hair feeling and looking like it had been coated in plastic, then the second time on damp hair prior to drying. The second time, my hair immediately felt like a brillo pad, wouldn't style, and got progressively more brittle even after giving it a few days to rest before rewashing. On day 3, I brushed my hair to get it into a bun and a clump of my hair completely snapped off. To reiterate, I USED THIS PRODUCT TWICE!!!! And this is the damage it caused. DO NOT buy this product.
Kristen B from New Hampshire
Worst heat protection ever. Doesn't work when you spray it on damp or dry hair. It leaves my hair sticky and terribly snarled. It offers no heat protection. I have fine bleached hair, and I use a lower heat setting on my straightener, this is just awful. Straight to the trash.
Giosays from North Providence
Leaves hair sticky and tangled. Going to return.
Great to add body for fine hair
Gail from NC
I've been using this for years after the hairdresser at my son's outdoor wedding introduced me to it.
weighed down my fine hair
ww from sacramento
Returned this. My hair had zero body after applying it.
Dried my hair
Kris from Fishers
My hair had been frizzy for months. I thought it was my shampoo and conditioner because I was getting some from the drugstore due to other financial reasons. I finally got some salon shampoo and conditioner. I used it without this Biolage product and my hair was softer than it has been (outside the salon) in months. I then used this product after my next wash and my hair was like straw again, frizz, fly always and just bad. I have used Biolage shampoo and conditioner with this heat tamer and same thing. Lots of frizz. Basically I'm done with this heat tart and with Biolage in general. I'm sure it's a good product but it's just not good for my hair.
Makes your hair stiff
pokeymon910 from Westville, IL
Smells great, seems to help protect against heat, but its like spraying hairspray on your hair first then trying to flat iron it, a stiff mess!!