Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best Thermal Protection Spray
I've tried thermal protection sprays from Cantu and Aussie and they both make my hair feel hair and brittle. I can say even as African American woman, my hair type is short, but very thick, and I still love this product. It smells really great and I am glad this was my first CHI product.
Most Helpful Critical Review I had high expectations ...
I had high hopes for this heat protection spray, as I've used other Chi products and loved them. The first few times I used this, I was super happy because it smelled *amazing* and made my hair shiny. But, over the next few uses, I noticed my hair was going from silky (right out of bed - tangle free!) to dry, rough, and tangly immediately after straightening. I was confused because A) I was using a heat protector and B) it was instantaneous "damage" following the use of heat tools, and went away after washing.
The product sprays on like a protecting wax, very sticky and heavy; You need to brush through it a few times after spraying before you can even think about taking a hot tool to it. I will say my hair is undamaged while using it, but it makes my hair tacky, while causing dryness and matting tangles.
Reviewed by 624 customers It does protect my hair... but makes it hard to work with
Adelina C. from Glenwood Iowa
I've purchased several CHI hair curling wands and irons and I love them, and I always use this product before styling and before drying my hair with a blow dryer, as you should. It does keep my hair from frying from the intense heat, but using it gets rid of the natural smoothness and silkiness my hair has. It tangles really really easily, and my hair doesn't feel clean after using it if that makes sense. But, it does do what it's supposed to do really well, so I like it enough.
Do not buy.
T from New York, NY
I used this and it made my hair so dry, so brittle and crunchy. It's horrible. I do not recommend this at all.
LEFT HAIR CRUNCHY AND STIFF
J from Tennessee
Hair felt as if i doused it with a can of hairspray, when i only sprayed it a couple times. Also leaves hair stiff, and creates knots within the span of 5 minutes. Save your money on this product and buy the tresemme heat protect for a portion of the price.
Jacque from Springfield Illinois
I've been using this product for many years. It is light enough to use year-round and is helpful for protecting color treated hair when using a hairdryer. I have fine, color-treated hair that is difficult to style. I use this product on towel-dried hair before styling with hairdryer. Highly recommend!
steph from kadoka
absolutely horrendous smell once you apply heat, makes hair sticky and brittle and leaves you with heat damage…spend the extra money on something like redkin or purology
Smell is horrific
Maf07 from Minneapolis, MN
It smells like really strong men's cheap cologne. The smell is very masculine. My husband smelled it and even questioned why my hair smelled like a man, and I gave him the bottle to demonstrate. I'm very picky about the scents that I use, and I will be avoiding this just based on the smell. Most people who wear long hair and use a curling iron are women, so you would think a more neutral scent or something feminine would be more suitable. Considering this is from China, I'm not surprised.
EXTREME DAMAGE (17yr natural)
ForeverNatural from Oxon Hill, MD
I used this product AS GUIDED and it left me with severe heat damage beyond repair. Absolutely no curl after washing it in many areas, as well as sticky smell hair. I wont lie and say that I had 0 heat damage before this, but several areas that were perfectly healthy and curly were dead straight, even after washing.
Brittany from North Carolina
I'm not sure who this is for but it took every hit of moisture and shine out of my hair and made it brittle and dull. I threw it away immediately.
Jocelyn from St. Louis, MO
Only product I buy for flat ironing my hair
Boss Mom from BC, MI
This is the ONLY thing to use before flat ironing your hair!!!
This has been my favorite for years…
Clementine from Arkansas
Been using this for years. If you use it the CORRECT way, it's an amazing product. You're only supposed to use on DRY hair and just enough to lightly cover the top of your strands. Don't overdo it or put it on while your hair is wet and I bet you'll have a much better experience!
Great thermal protection spray!
Angie from Texas
My mom is a hairstylist and uses this spray on me all the time when attempting to curl or straighten my hair. I definitely recommend this product if you're looking for something to protect your hair from the heat. Ignore the 1 star reviews, this does not make my hair oily or dry, just perfect!
Directions: I spray a little it into my hair in little sections brush the section of my hair after applying it, then curl or straighten to your style. That's all.
Sandy from Mission Hills
Don't buy. It leaves your hair stiff and unmanageable. I'll be returning this for sure.
Mel from NJ
Leaves hair covered in a sticky residue. I had just washed my hair and now need to rewash it
smells good but made my hair feel greasy
cnuh from graham , wa
made my hair feel greasy
Cherry22 from Albuquerque, NM
I tried so hard to make this stuff work but NO WAY! Leaves a waxy residue on the hair even when applied to wet hair. My hair feels greasy and sticky even after just one day. Will not touch this stuff again!
Sticky, impossible to get nice straight hair with this
Sarah B from CA
This product came with my new Chi flat iron and it is TERRIBLE. It leaves such a thick film on your hair that it's impossible to get nice, smooth straight hair. It's also heavily fragranced. This will be going into the trash.
112233444 from Tennessee
It makes your hair sticky and the product builds up on your hair. My hair was sticking together 😬
Love the scent
Nellie90 from St. Cloud MN
I use this before blow drying and before straightening. Works like a charm. Smells great and makes my hair soft and manageable. Makes my straight hair last a long time, too.
Years of great results & day2! Not greasy!
Heidi from Portland, Oregon
Usually I spray my hair before flat ironing. Make sure to get all of my hair by sectioning it when applying. I start from the bottom section & work my way up. When finished I section again & flat iron starting at the bottom which by then is usually dry (from product).
If I have time I put it in before blowing, but I usually air dry.
lily from Oregon, USA
Protects from heat well, but leaves a sticky, greasy, heavy residue. My hair feels gross like I haven't washed it for days, making me want to rinse it out.
If you diffuse your curly hair with heat GET THIS
Stina from NJ
Ever since using this before I diffuse my hair, I have noticed a huge difference in my length retention and softness. Before using this, I use serums as heat protectants. Using oils and serums is fine, but in my routine it would require I use them after my stylers are in and unlike straight hair, I can run my fingers through my hair. I would undo all the hard work and re-incorporate frizz. This heat protectant, is just what I needed. The scent is the usual chi scent, but it meshes well with all my fragranced hair products.
Love this product
Cassie from Missouri
I have tried other heat protectant spray's and nothing works as well on my hair
Will always be my favorite
Ally from AR
Use it to straighten my hair
Not soft, sticky
P from SD
As others have said, was hoping this product would protect hair and leave it soft and silky. Unfortunately leaves hair very sticky and more resistance when running flat iron over hair. Will not purchase again.