Rated 3.65 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 222 customers Great product
Ada Lady from Tulsa, OK
Keeps hair from getting yellow cast
I use this product every week and like it very much
Liz from Sun Lakes, AZ
After washing my hair, I use it to prepare my hair for the curling iron
Body & Shine
Southern Gal from Sc
Have been using this product for a couple of months with great results. Gives my hair more body & shine........stopped using a mousse that seemed to dull my hair down. Another plus is that it can be used on wet hair before blow drying and dry hair with curling irons. My hairdresser said, if she had to choose one product to use, this would be it. It has a greT scent too.
Not great for thick course hair
Brook from Ohio
This product made my hair extremely crispy and it had too strong of a hold for my hair. My hair is already course and this spray made it feel even worse.
Had high hopes but this is terrible!
Jlr2038 from Virginia
I have had positive experiences with biolage in the past and my aunt used it religiously for YEARS. This spray is horrible! It made my hair feel burnt, sticky and like I had not washed it in a week. I sprayed it on clean, damp hair and combed it through. My hair got tangled trying to dry it and it felt so gross I don't even want to attempt to put another hot tool near my hair. Not impressed and am returning it!
Ulta Rep suggested wrong product
Barb from Indiana
Ulta Repb suggested this... causing me to put back the product I like & came in for. Didn't listen to my request for sleek hair. My hair is thick and this product is designed to make hair "thicker & fuller ". (Hair felt sticky, no shine. ) I love Biolage, but not this. Probably good for thin hair.
It's a good brand but...
Moose from Warwick, RI
I wanted a product for flat iron and blow out. I thought this would do both. I didn't try gor I knew it would be too wet. No I didn't ask for the store had a line to get in. I returned the next day and a wonderful woman helped me. She took a moment to explain that an aerosol would better than a wet mist. She found me one to work on wet and dry hair. Thanks!
Lulu from California
This is a horrible product. would give it zero stars if I could. It leaves my hair feeling dry and like straw. Also feels like it leaves a powder behind.
I buy this product again and again and ...
PKG from Indianapolis, Indiana
Spritz on while hair is damp then blow dry. Provides nice lift for fine hair, doesn't weigh hair down or make it stiff.
I would buy this product again
patty from Medford, Oregon
this product protects your hair from heat from your dryer from damaging your hair
yes I would buy this product again
Patty from Medford , Oregon
great product helps protect hair from heat damage.
I would buy this product again!
Edmaris from Bismarck ND
Leave your hair shiny and give you volume.
I buy this product again and again
Lucy's mom from Sterling Heights, MI
I've been using this for 30 years. It is my essential hair product. I have fine hair and when I spray my roots and use my hot rollers it gives me the lift and volume no other product has ever been able to duplicate. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this and always will!
I had to try this product 3 times to get it right. I love it
Agie from Northern CA
Do not spray directly on porous hair or the hair will become stiff and sticky. Spray sparingly on your hands and then rub your hands through your hair. A little goes a long way! Heat set your hair with flat iron or curling iron for a great style.
Karen from Sturgis, MI
Spraying on hair before blowdrying
Tspgmt from Biloxi
It is awful. I have fine hair. Was looking for something to add body. This mess makes my hair feel like pine straw! Will be returning ASAP.
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.