TRESemme Climate Protection Finishing Spray Review & Pictures

TRESemme Climate Protection Finishing Spray Review & PicturesDo you use hairspray and other styling products?

In the summer, I looked high and low to find something that would prevent my hair from getting frizzy during those hazy, humid days.

The TRESemme Climate Protection Finishing Spray was the product I picked because it went on sale for just $1.99 CAD.

Unfortunately, this product didn’t help protect my hair against humidity, and it had a really strong smell that gave me a headache that lasted the entire day…for all the days that I gave it a chance to wow me.

TRESemme Climate Protection Finishing Spray Pictures

TRESemme Climate Protection Finishing Spray Review & Pictures

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TRESemme Climate Protection Finishing Spray Ingredients

Alcohol Denat., Hydrofluorocarbon 152A, VA/Crotonates/Vinyl Neodecanoate, Copolymer, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Dimenthyl Stearamine, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Amyl Cinnamal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Geraniol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, and Hydrolyzed Keratin.

Claims: BUSTED

Fights wind
Provides extra hold
Fights humidity & static
Fights UV rays

Key Notes

  • Name: TRESemme Climate Protection Finishing Spray
  • Amount: 311 g
  • What I Paid: $1.99 CAD
  • Where to Buy: Many drugstores and some grocery stores

TRESemme Climate Protection Finishing Spray Review


The first thing that put me off from this TRESemme hairspray was the smell – it’s incredibly strong! It has that salon-perfumey-chemical kind of smell that I not only dislike, but it also is the type that gives me a massive headache within seconds.

I only sprayed a little at first to test it out. (After all, you can always spray more, but if you spray too much initially, it can spell disaster.)

Even with just a little bit of product, the smell was nauseating! (If you don’t mind salon-perfumey scents, this won’t be such a big deal to you, but for me, I had a headache the entire time I wore it. When I shampooed my hair, the headache went away completely.)

Also, the smell is so strong that it actually interfered with the perfume I was wearing! Haha, I definitely prefer to smell like my perfume instead of hairspray!


The minimum expectation for any hairspray is that it should keep your hair in place even when it’s windy. The TRESemme Climate Protection Finishing Spray does that, but it also made my hair feel crunchy and a bit sticky.

For the record, though, I’ve never liked any hairspray that I’ve ever tried. There’s something about the way it coats your hair and makes it stiff that really bothers me.

(Nowadays, I only use the MoroccanOil Oil Treatment because I love how soft it makes my hair.)

When I first tried this out in the summer when it was hot and humid, my hair still got frizzy. And I can also bust their claim about fighting static because it didn’t seem to help.

With all this being said, we all have different hair types and hair needs. What doesn’t work for me may be your miracle in a can. The only thing you can really do is experiment to see how your hair reacts.


I tried out the Climate Protection Finishing Spray by TRESemme ultimately because it was on sale for just $1.99 CAD, but also because it seems like a lot of people swear by TRESemme products.


  • Inexpensive, especially when on sale
  • Provides hold on windy days

  • Strong smell that gave me a headache
  • Didn’t work to fight humidity or static
  • Makes hair feel crunchy & sticky

Final Verdict: 1/10

Perhaps my final verdict is really harsh, but if I get a massive headache that lasts all day long just from a product, I have to realllly bust it. I gave it one point only because it’s affordable and it controls hair on windy days.

Do you wear hairspray? Which kinds have worked for you? Have you ever used a product that gave you a bad headache?


14 thoughts on “TRESemme Climate Protection Finishing Spray Review & Pictures

  1. Iris

    Ugh that sucks! I don’t use hairspray because I hate the crunchy feeling and also because most hairsprays smell bad. I prefer my hair clean, don’t even put mousse or anything else in there, just my Paul Mitchell serum and ta da. But yeah, I’ve gotten head aches from hairsprays, it’s not nice at all. I have migraines and chemical scents seem to be one of the triggers (which I’m totally ignoring when I’m painting my nails XD). So I can relate to that!
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Iris!

      Yeah, I wonder if there’s any hairspray that smells good or like nothing. Why do they always have to smell so gross? Must be the chemicals and fragrances have to be really powerful to mask them.

  2. Heather

    I use Aquage finishing spray. It fights humidity wonderfully! And does not leave your hair crunchy at all! Even in the wind it holds the style without being hard, i am not sure how it does that but it does!! Does not have a strong sent either. It is a little pricey, but it does exactly what it says! I LOVE IT! 🙂

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Heather!

      Maybe I’ll try this in the summer when I need to combat humidity. If it really has a mild scent, that’s a huge plus. Hope it’s not sticky at all, too.

  3. Rebecca


    Have you tried Loreal Elnett? It has a selection of holds. I use the extra firm one and it’s never gone crunchy on me.

  4. Alicia

    I always use TRESemme hair spray. I actually bought this one a couple weeks ago because the store I was in was sold out of the kind I normally get (I buy the green one, Tres two extra hold). This one blew my mind. It was so gross smelling I couldn’t stand using it! I actually had people sitting next to me in class ask if I could wear less hairspray for next class ): It made my hair really crunchy too, while the green one doesn’t add very much crunch. The only other TRESemme hair spray that I can recommend is the orange which is an ‘ultra fine mist’, it doesn’t smell bad but I find it doesn’t offer as much hold as the green one.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Alicia!

      Okay, it’s good to know that I’m not the only one who thought the smell was terrible and too strong! (So many people rave about TRESemme’s hair sprays, but I don’t normally hear people saying how strong it smells.)

      Hmm…I don’t even think that I’ll try the orange one because if I go out of my way to use hair spray, I want it to hold my hair.

  5. Carmela

    Hmm. That really sucks when a product you’re hoping to love disappoints so badly. I recently picked up the Tresemme dry shampoo in hopes it would make for a great drugstore substitute to my go-to Ojon (which is pretty pricey..). It worked okay but after maybe 4 uses the nozzle got clogged and I couldn’t get any product out. 🙁 I still have it in my bathroom in hopes I can find a way to de-clog someday. It now makes me wonder if it’s the brand not the products..? Have you had any other experience with Tresemme?
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      Seems like a clogged nozzle is a common problem for a lot of dry shampoos. Somebody needs to redesign the can or something because it’s such a waste of product.

      I have tried a couple of other TRESemme product, and only one was good. The other was a heat taming spray that smelled too strongly for me to continue using without feeling nauseous.

  6. Jessica

    TRESemme products in general seem to have that perfume-y smell–I have the heat protectant spray that I use when I flat iron my hair, and while it works really well, the smell is definitely noticeable. I also use the dry shampoo on occasion, and while it’s not amazing, it gets the job done.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jessica!

      Yes, I know what you mean. I’ve also tried that heat protectant spray because a lot of people recommended it, but the smell was way too strong. I couldn’t bring myself to use it a lot. And I did force myself to use it several times, but eventually I had to throw it in the garbage. 🙁 (Couldn’t find anyone who wanted it.)

  7. karen

    I used Tresemme back when I had hair–don’t need it much now that my hair is only about a half inch long, but I don’t remember this one. Hang on a sec…

    Ah-ha! The can WAS still in the bathroom. It’s the Tres Two one.

    As I remember correctly, it did have a fabulous hold and I started buying it because it kept the style but never felt ‘heavy/stiff’ and the mist was superfine. Since I couldn’t remember a smell, I sprayed some in the air. It barely has a scent at all so it probably won’t make a good air freshener.

    Hmmm…and that can is still almost full. Wonder if I could interest my son (he’s got a full head of really long red hair) in some hairspray. 😛

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey karen!

      Wow, that must feel like total freedom to have hair that’s just half an inch long! What a time-saver! When you think about how long the average woman spends on her hair, it can really add up.

      Good to know that the Tres Two doesn’t have much of a smell. Maybe I should’ve went with that instead of this one.


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