When I first heard about the new Color Wow range, I was eager to see what all the fuss was about – I have highlighted blonde hair, and am always looking for ways to keep my colour looking tip top. I tend to shy away from a lot of styling products as I worry they’ll affect my colour, so was excited to try out a couple of the new Color Wow products that were kindly sent to me.
The two I received were: the Color Wow Speed Dry Blow Dry Spray and the Color Wow Raise The Root Thicken & Lift Spray. I often use a heat protection spray when my hair is damp before blow drying, but had never heard of a product designed to speed up the drying process! And root volume is something I totally crave for my hair, so these two products caught my attention immediately. Of course, they’re also intended not to mess with your hair colour, meaning no yellow tones to my blonde locks!
Let’s look at the Speed Dry spray first of all…
After washing my hair as normal, I used my usual heat protection spray followed by a few spritzes of the Color Wow Speed Dry spray. It felt very light on the hair, which was great as I hate feeling weighed down by excess product. I always let my hair dry naturally for a little while, but decided to have a go at blow drying it sooner using the spray. I would say it took the same amount of time to blow dry as it would being left another 10-15 minutes to dry naturally first, so that was a great outcome!
Afterwards, I noticed that my hair was exceptionally soft, which I will credit at least in part to this spray, And, as promised, it didn’t affect my blonde highlights at all – bonus! Even when dry my hair didn’t feel heavier than normal, despite the addition of an extra styling product, so I was more than happy with this. The bottle costs around £16.50, though the higher price tag is offset by the fact it will last FOREVER. (Ok, maybe not forever, but a very long time! I little goes a long way.)
Now on to the Raise The Root spray (P.s. find the mistake in the photo below!)
As my hair is SO long, it’s tricky to achieve anything in the way of root volume without a lot of heat styling and hairspray. I wasn’t expecting miracles from this product, as it would have to be made of steel to totally lift the weight of my hair, but nevertheless I found myself quite impressed!
Sometimes when I blow dry my hair, is falls flat to my head the instant I turn off my hairdryer. I don’t usually like to apply any products to my roots for fear of them turning greasy within 5 minutes, but I really wanted to try Raise The Root out. Here’s how my usually-limp looking hair turned out post-blow dry!
I was personally very happy with the lift the spray gave to my roots, and it didn’t drop within the hour either. I would say I had to wash my hair perhaps a day earlier than normal due to the extra product, but it didn’t really matter to me. My top tip would be to dry the product into your roots with your head upside down so it can really get in there – when you flip your hair back and stand upright, you’ll appreciate the extra effort! The Raise The Root spray also retails for around £16.50.
Which of these products are you thinking of trying out for yourself? Do you aim for a faster blow drying time, or extra root lift?