Growing up in the 90’s for me brings back memories of the Spice Girls, glitter eyeshadow and the hit sitcom Friends. I longed to visit New York and drink coffee from oversized cups in Central Perk. I also longed to have a ‘Rachel’ haircut. I remember visiting the hairdressers and asking for a ‘Rachel’ even though my face really didn’t suit it! There was something about her gorgeously sleek glossy hair that I was obsessed with. For those of you who don’t follow my link here, Jennifer Anniston is the co-owner and spokesperson behind the Living Proof brand and for today’s post I wanted to share with you all my review of the Living Proof Style Lab Straight Styling Spray.
Last year I was introduced to the Living Proof brand when exploring the products on display in Sephora whilst on holiday in America. I couldn’t quite make my mind up what to buy (too much choice!) so walked away empty handed, and believe me I regretted that decision every minute of my flight back over the Atlantic! So imagine my delight when visiting Space NK to discover this brand on the shelves. After some discussion with the sales assistant I decided to take home the Style Lab Straight Styling Spray when she told me it was her ‘go-to’ hair product.
This spray really does promise a lot. It is a heat activated, straightening, humidity and shine spray that offers heat protection up to 450°. The spray is powered by Living Proof’s Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA) which weightlessly blocks humidity, is layerable and won’t build up. It keeps the hair cleaner allowing longer between washes. It can be used on damp or dry hair, to heat style or touch up. The spray is for fine to medium hair types. All Living Proof products are sulfate-free, silicone-free and oil-free. They are formulated for colour and chemically treated hair.
I used this spray after buying it and wasn’t really that impressed at first, opting to spray it on damp hair before I blowdried. However as you will know from my previous Shu Uemura Ultimate Remedy Serum post, I have damaged hair so I am currently letting my hair dry naturally and using my GHD’s in the morning. I figured that reducing heat application by 50% has to be better for my hair in the long run. It is now that this spray has come into its own.
I really don’t like it when I use a heat protecting spray on dry hair and it sprays wet. For me, I feel this makes my hair frizzy when I then apply heat. This spray is very similar to that of a standard hairspray both in consistency and application. I feel this coats my hair strands more evenly and I like the control this gives me. The spray gives my brunette hair a wonderfully glossy finish and it certainly locks the straight style for longer than any other heat protector I have used.
I LOVE this product, in fact no, I ADORE it!
So in conclusion while I will happily leave the glitter eyeshadows in the 90’s, I am glad Jennifer has let me in on her hair secret and I can finally some years later achieve the glossy poker straight ‘Rachel’ I so longed for as a youngster!
This product is priced at £25.00 and I purchased mine from Space NK.
Are you a fan of the Living Proof collection? Can you recommend another product that I should try? I would love to hear from you in the comments below!