**This product in a nutshell: **is a very, very good pre-treater to help protect your hair from the damages of heat-styling. I use both a blow-dryer and straightening iron every other day, sometimes everyday. I need something that acts as a buffer against all the bad things I do to my hair! While looking for a budget-friendly heat protectant, I discovered this item at my local grocery store. I was previously using the Biolage heat protectant, which I have reviewed here on VP, and I like it alot. But like most salon products, Biolage costs more than I would like to spend. **John Frieda Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray **comes in a 6-oz spray bottle with a unique trigger handle that sprays out only the amount of product that you want to apply. After spritzing this product directly on my wet hair, I was pleased that combing my hair was very easy and it smelled delightful. I let my hair air-dry a tad, and then put on some styling cream. With a round brush, I blow-dry my hair and follow up immediately with a straightening iron. **John Frieda Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray **makes my hair silkly, soft, and shiny! I really find that it protects my hair from heat appliances as I have used them without 1st applying this product. There is a huge difference! When I do not use it, my ends are brittle and the shaft has very little shine. When I do use it, my hair looks so healthy and is very manageable. This product definitely competes well with the Biolage product, but one thing Biolage has that John Frieda does not is bodifying capabilities. **John Frieda Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray **does not give any volume at the root. My tresses are smooth & sleek, but a little more volume & texture at the scalp would make me love this stuff even more. It's not a deal-breaker, though. I still love it! **I give this product 4/5 Stars because: **it smells lovely and protects my hair from heat styling.