I don’t usually get too excited when I receive hair care products in my Birchbox, mostly because I’m a minimalist when it comes to haircare. My routine usually involves shampoo, conditioner, and then some sort of leave-in product. After which, I just let my hair air-dry. As a result, most of the mousses, gels, and sprays that I get in my subscription boxes sadly sit unused in my bathroom…
Luckily, last month’s Birchbox included a detangling leave-in hair product – something that I could definitely get some use out of. I could see it fitting into anyone’s haircare routine really, as the first product to apply straight out of the shower. It’s called Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle and it’s quite the multi-tasker! So let’s first go over the details of what this product does, and then we’ll move onto my review!
Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle
Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle is a leave-in hair detangler spray. It works by sealing the hair cuticle for smoother, more moisturized hair. This also helps to minimize frizz and add shine. Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle also provides UV ray and heat protection, and safeguards color treated hair. It has a weightless, non-greasy formula that’s 100% vegan, paraben- and sulfate-free, and suitable for all hair types.
Here’s a full list of the Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle ingredients (as listed on Birchbox’s website):
Water/Aqua/Eau, SD Alcohol 40 (Alcohol Denat), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Fragrance/Parfum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Trideceth 12, Sodium Benzoate, Methylisothiazolinone, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Courmarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Limonene
To apply the Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle spray, start by going about your usual hair cleansing and conditioning routine. Once you’re all done, towel dry your hair, then hold the bottle 4-6 inches away from your scalp and spray from roots to ends. Finally, comb the product through your hair to evenly distribute it.
So now that we know what this product is supposed to do for your hair, let’s continue onto my Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle review…
Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle Review
At first spray, I was invited in by Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle’s warm, vanilla-like scent. I have to say, it’s one of the best smelling hair products I’ve ever tried! And the best part is, the scent stays with you all day yet its light enough that only you and the people very close to you will notice it (I’m talking hugs & kisses close).
Initially, the product’s detangling properties were really all I was expecting, and in that respect, it did its job quite well. It made my hair much easier to comb out after showering. In addition to this product’s detangling benefits, it offers even more benefits for your hair (and I’m not just talking about the UV-ray, heat, and color protection!). Around my second or third time using Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle, I began to notice a significant difference in my hair – my hair was shinier, silkier, and softer. I also noticed that my hair wasn’t as frizzy as it usually is, and my ends were more moisturized.
I usually go pretty heavy on the application, really coating my hair. But no matter how crazy or overboard I go, the Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle spray never weighs down my hair as it’s incredibly lightweight.
Protect & Detangle vs Protect & Oil
For my experience, the Beauty Protector Protect & Oil offers the same detangling results as Protect & Detangle, along with the added shine and softness. So if you already own the oil, there’s no need to use both products. However, if you’re on the fence about which one to get, I’d go for the Protect & Detangle over the Protect & Oil – it has a faster and less messy application, and it’s more lightweight (and hence, foolproof to apply – you can’t over do it!).
Overall, with its long list of benefits, the Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle has quickly become a new staple in my hair care routine, and it’s super easy to apply in its spray form. I ended up finishing off my Birchbox sample within just a few short weeks (which qualifies it as a winner in my book!), and am already planning to pick up the full size version!
Have you tried Beauty Protector hair care products?