My hair is thick, not colored, but prone to frizz in the heat. After using the Shielo Hydrate line, my hair doesn't feel at all frizzy, and the Antioxidant leave in protectant spray just tops it all off perfectly. You can expect to feel a difference in your hair after the first application, I would say.
The shampoo and conditioners are very thick, so they don't drop through your fingers down the drain. But you will need to work it through your hair. Personally, I like that a lot, I lose a lot of money slipping through my fingers down the drain!
I have been using this spray for years; my hair isn't the same without it. Never has there been a better defender against humidity! I use it as a finishing spray every time I blow out my hair and I think this is what keeps it straight and sleek for the next few days. Humidity, rain, sweat - no match for this stuff. Gives a bit of shine before it dries, and dries "clean", without weighing down hair or leaving it with any residue. The bottles are huge and can last quite a while, depending on how much you use, but I'm sure I've had times where I have used the same bottle for a year +. Definitely recommend this if you want smooth, sleek hair - and who doesn't?
I can't rave enough about this product. I have short, bobbed hair that I have struggled for YEARS with to get it to lie straight in the front. I have a big swatch of hair on either side of my face that just wants to CURL...doesn't respond to straightening balms or sprays or gels or ANYTHING with any kind of consistency. Recently my stylist introduced me to this product, and I'm never going back! I work outside a lot--often in heat and humidity--and with this spray, my hair ACTUALLY STAYS FLAT. It gives it a nice, silky texture, even into the second day after washing. I load up the curly areas with it before I use my flatiron and then add a little afterwards, and voila. A little pricey, but SOOOOO worth it.
This review is for the smooth and seal product.
I love this - as are so many of us who frequent this site, I'm a product junkie, so if I re-purchase something without trying another product first, I know I've found a HG. I'm on probably my third can of this (with a fourth stashed away), and it never disappoints.
I've got long (bra strap length) hair that's naturally wavy, but only in the back. (I know - makes absolutely no sense!) I usually blow it dry and then roll it on large hot rollers, and I use my Smooth and Seal immediately after I've finished drying my hair. It seems to tame the areas that tend to be frizzy even after I've blown it dry. (My hair is thick, so I rarely have time to section and dry it properly.)
After I take my hair down from the rollers, I give it a last light spritz with the Smooth and Seal, which leaves it noticeably smoother and shinier without weighing it down or feeling greasy. In fact, one of the things I love most about this product is that it does what it's supposed to do and nothing it isn't: Smooths the hair and seals out the frizz, but doesn't leave my hair heavy at all.
I also love the scent - I find it very fresh and light, not at all overpowering or cloying.
When this product existed in the old packaging, I would use it on dry hair as an instant shine spray and it did a very good job of that. However, when they brought this out in the new packaging (dark grey bottle with pink cap), it no longer worked on dry hair. I tried following the instructions and using it prior/during blowdrying and it did the opposite of what it said. Hair ended up frizzier than usual. I'm assuming this is because of the high alcohol content in the product - it just dries hair out and leaves the moisture all out of balance. Halfway empty, the bottle became defective for no reason. Won't be buying it again. Disappointing.
Ok I will give it to everyone who has rated that this product does a descent job at what it claims-
HOWEVER- I did repost a BETTER picture of the product because I'm not sure how many of these reviews are for the Smooth and Seal product and how many are for the Smooth and Protect product. A smooth and protect picture is what is and that is incorrect.
To be honest, I cannot really comment too much on the performance of this product because the SMELL totally RUINED it for me. It smells like cheap "out dated" lady perfume... and it's suffocating. During the few weeks that I wore the product, I had many comments about my "nasty" or "awful" perfume I was wearing- ***while wearing no perfume, but recently applying the hair product*** I seriously knocked 2 lippies for the smell alone.
It does make my hair shiny when applied but didn't find anything great about the product to rave about
I bought this based on the reviews here to get some smooth and shine to my damaged hair I got from a color correction (had to bleach out some too dark color). I like this, I'm not sure if I love it yet. However, I have not used it with a blow dryer - mainly because I didn't want to apply any heat to my dry already damaged hair. Now that my damage is practically gone, I'm going to use you girl's advice and try it with the blow dryer. I don't use this every time either. But regardless, I do really like this spray and I plan to repurchase. It takes care of frizz and gives my hair a little shine.
This stuff is great. I use it when blowdrying my hair and it definitely helps to decrease frizzyness. My hair looks smooth and polished, with this. It doesn't really "seal" my hair, that is, preserve the style, my hair has a mind of its own and by the end of the day will be doing what it wants. But this product still makes it look good for at least a few hours, which I'm happy with. It's not super cheap, but I imagine it will last a fair amount of time. I took some points off for the packaging, because, though I find it cute, the little spray cap thing broke off almost immediately somehow. Luckily I was able to reattach it, but still. Also, I should note that this has a pretty strong, chemically smell. It doesn't really bother me but I could see how some might not like it.
This is good.
We are having the most humid summer this year and my fine strawberry blond hair tends to flip and frizz. I have tried soooo many products both expesive and drug store brands and have found nothing really works that well, until this....... it actually works!!
Buying this was a total accident. I meant to grab a travel sized super hold hairspray to take on vacation with me. I was a little miffed since this did nothing for my hair at the time But once I got home, read the directions and tried it I adored it. At the time I was straightening my hair with a flat iron once it was air dried (usually I just went to bed with wet hair and straightened in the AM) I would spray this after I was done straightening then run the blowdryer over my hair. AMAZING. My hair was sooooooo soft and shiny. I got a lot of compliments on it. Even my dad and hair stylist noticed. It really sealed in my straightened hair too. Sometimes my hair will get a little wave to it by the end of the day, not with this. By the end of the day my hair still looked pretty much the same. I think a lot of people are probably just spraying this on and going out the door- It will not work that way. Trust me I have tried it. The blow dryer is crucial.