Rated 3.98 out of 5 stars
Ok, so I want to start this out with that I have very dry and color treated hair from years of having a bad stylist until about two years ago when I moved and got a new one . Now, this product is amazing because I tend to be heavy handed with creams/lotions and I end up putting on a little too much. This spray can is an absolute god send! Full disclosure, my hair is so dry that I use Miracle It's a 10 leave in first sprayed in my hands and rubbed through my hair and combed through wet hair, then I use Ouai Hair Oil from the middle of my hair to the ends, also combed through, then I use this hot toddy heat protector from the middle of my hair to the ends also combed through then I blow dry. I use more hot toddy before I straighten or curl and my hair is so soft, has zero frizz, and my hair feels like its never even seen color treatment. People say the smell is overpowering but I disagree. Maybe because my hair is so dry it absorbs most of the smell so its not as bad? Seriously thought my hair has NEVER felt like silk before until I added this Hot Toddy to my routine. THANK YOU DRY BAR
I bought this to replace the biolage one that I hated. This Hot Toddy can is small nut comes with a large price. I did not like that it can only be used on dry hair, I prefer to add my product when my hair is damp. The can is aerosol, so the mist chokes you when it comes out. My husband even told me to turn on the fan, but he's so sensitive about girl stuff.... My hair was dry, soft and shiny (I used Dry Bar Liquid Glass) after using my big ceramic round brush and my buttercup blow dryer (I'm all about dry bar!) SIDE NOTE:
I don't always flat iron my hair, so I want something that also protects against the heat from the blow dryer. So I was left with pretty shiny hair with a curl at the ends. I applied the Hot Toddy spray and it was like I added a dull layer of spray over my hair, then I flat ironed it. The result was not one I was happy with at all, I could not run my fingers through my hair anymore and my shine was completely gone. I want heat protection and shine, I know there are other products out there that offer both but come with a price tag. This product has a laundry list of not so great ingredients. So if you're willing to dish out the money and are not worried about having the all natural, paraben free blah blah blah stuff. Keep looking, Paul Mitchell has a few good ones, comparable in price. I have very tick hair, past my shoulders and is color treated only at the roots very 6 weeks. I have a natural wave and lots of frizz. I hope this helps someone!
VAJ from Richland, WA
I had high hopes for this heat protectant. My curls did not last even an hour. I will go back to my Kendra Heat Protectant, way better price and holds my curl!
Jae from California
I recieved a deluxe sample of this spray and on a whim tried it on my natural hair. I have 4C hair and couldn't believe how smooth my hair was after using it. Also my hair was protected only down side was the spray smells like sugary candy and lollipops it can be VERY overwelming
Christy from Columbus, OH
I decided to try this product and it does it's job but it's just ok. Not fond of the smell. It's not bad, but too strong. I like to buy shampoos and hairsprays that leave a fresh clean scent in my hair. Such a strong unpleasant scent for a heat protectant is not necessary. I'm still going to use it because its so expensive but I can't wait for it to be gone.
Debbie from Dallas, TX
I love it!
Kelley from Fort Wayne, Indiana
Ive been using the bumble and bumble protection spray and i really enjoyed it, but decided to give this one a try on the whim and it's definitely my new favorite! It smells SO good, i love that you can use it on dry hair and its super lightweight and doesnt leave your hair sticky or tacky.
Lemon from Mobile, AL
I feel like the negative reviews are people that just aren't using it right. I'm so picky about hair products considering I have very fine hair. Stuff always weighs it down or makes it feel gross! This stuff is perfect for curling your hair. Once you spray it, it looks like it's going to be messy and gross. I was worried, but all you do is brush it out and you're good to go!
Kat from Houston, TX
audmac from SC
I have been using the regular hot toddy for years and love it. That regular one smells fine and works great when im flat ironing my hair. I thought I would give this different scent a try but it smells absolutely awful and I can't stand it. It smells really strong, has a bad nauseating floral scent, it makes me gag. I can't even use it - I'm just gonna throw it out or give it away. It's a waste of money.
Bb G from Denver
This product provides excellent heat protection. It leaves hair with a soft, sweet smell and leaves hair feeling soft. It leaves hair shiny and healthy.
stephanie from Ct
This is so good. My hair is fine, but I have a lot of it and it is very long and wavy . I only air dry, because it gets so dry! I have a hard time finding any product because it gets weighed down easily. I went to ulta, immediately purchased and spray a few mists and ran my fingers through. Instant mermaid hair! No crunch, which is essential for me. And added shine! Smell amazing! I'm
Aspen from WA
I really like this heat protectant. I am very sensitive to smells and I appreciate that the fragrance on this is not too strong. My hair seems to be healthy even when using heat often when I use this product.
A from CA
This is like a light hairspray. I wouldn't buy this again. I've used it a few times on my slight wavy hair before I straightened. Again feels like a light hairspray. The scent is weird also.
Not what I was looking for. Definitely better products out there for a better price and quality IMO
Charlotte from Macin GA
Very good product
Kristen from Baton Rouge, LA
Thus is, by far, the best heat protectant that I've ever used. It doesn't make your hair dry or stiff and it does exactly what it's supposed to do. I definitely recommend trying this product on your hair. You won't be disappointed!
Sha from Toledo, Ohio
Makes my hair dry and lifeless. I feel like it makes my hair worse instead of protecting it. Will never use again.
bargainhunter from sacramento
Overpriced and underwhelming results. Need to leave the room after spraying because it stays in the air and makes it hard to breathe.
Noor from Michigan
Made my hair dry and lifeless
Linda from Texas
Ive been thriugh so many heat protectant products. Many left my hair sticky or just ruined the texture of my hair. This spray goes on evenly and left my hair so soft! Absoltuley love and will never buy sprtizer style protectants again.
Misty M. from Alabama
I've been using this product for over a year but I'm still seeing heat damage after applying heat only 2-3 days a week. I use a wet heat protectant before blow drying then this dry mist before ironing. I decided to test this product along with the 3 other heat protectants I have. I sprayed a one side of a piece of bread with this dry mist spray and left the other side unsprayed then put in the toaster. The sprayed side burned more than the unsprayed side! I'm shocked and so disappointed in this product. Bondi Boost heat protect spray and Kenra Blow-Dry Spray provided the most protection in my test.
breanna from Spokane Washington
I don't know why there's comments complaining about the smell or that it makes their hair crispy cuz I have neither of those problems and I have thin, heat damaged hair. if you use too much of any product you will get negative results but I love this stuff, it smells really good and I get compliments from my SO about the smell. it seems to do a good job protecting and doesn't make my hair feel like it has hairspray or product in it after it dries
Alli from Dallas
Bought this for a vacation and was disappointed that I had to use powder dry shampoo immediately after washing and drying my hair. I don't want a heat protectant I can't use near my roots or that I have to be super careful with during application. Not worth it to me.
Savannah from NJ
i was looking for a good heat protectant for my wavy-ish hair. a ulta worker recommended this to me, and i wish i could go back in time and not buy this product. it makes your hair feel so crispy. my hair went from healthy looking to fried looking.
VandanaH from undisclosed
I recently tried the Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist and was impressed with its ability to protect my hair from heat damage. I frequently use hot tools like flat irons and curling wands, so I'm always on the lookout for products that can protect my hair and prevent breakage.
Anna from Minneapolis, MN
One of the best heat protectants I've used! Very lightweight and I noticed so much shine to my hair throughout the day! I personally like the smell, but it can be quite strong if you are sensitive to fragrances. I'll keep on buying more :)
Becca from Chicago, IL
This smells so bad, it's shocking. It literally hurts your nose, my dog won't even hang out with me if I use it. I can't tell you how well it works, because after two attempts, I tossed it.