How-to Use and Recommend New R+Co CANDY STRIPE

by MS Staff | April 19, 2024 | R+Co | Finishing ProductsHairspray | Bookmark +
R+Co’s CANDY STRIPE Protect + Prep Detangling Spray offers 450° F heat protection, detangles, and nourishes the hair. - Photo: R+Co

R+Co’s CANDY STRIPE Protect + Prep Detangling Spray offers 450° F heat protection, detangles, and nourishes the hair.

Photo: R+Co

R+Co’s new CANDY STRIPE Protect + Prep Detangling Spray is a leave-in spray used alone or layered to help prevent breakage and seal the cuticle. It also protects hair from environmental and mechanical damage.

The spray is good for anyone looking for nourished, manageable, style-prepped hair, while protecting it from damage.


Howard McLaren, Co-Founder and Creative Director of R+Co, can always be relied upon to offer some great education.  We asked McLaren to tell us how Candy Stripe can be used in the salon and how stylists can advise clients use it at home. 

MODERN SALON: How would Candy Stripe be incorporated into a service?

HOWARD MCLAREN: CANDY STRIPE Protect + Prep Detangling Spray is great as part of a salon service, for cutting and coloring. It is fast-absorbing, instantly detangles to help increase combability, adds weightless nourishment and prevents breakage. As a base before other styling products, it helps any products you might want to layer on top distribute more evenly and easily. Also, it is so versatile that you can use it as a cutting lotion to help the blade of a scissor or razor glide more easily on the hair. Lastly, it has built-in heat protection, and so if you want to use it on its own, you don’t have to add an extra step of a heat protectant before blow drying.

MS: Is there a benefit to a client who generally air dries their hair in using Candy Stripe?

HM: The detangling and weightless moisture it provides is great for air drying. It improves manageability and adds nourishment and a bit of shine, so hair looks more polished as it air dries. 

MS: Could this be used to revive second day hair, spraying on dry hair and then styling?

HM: If you want to restyle the hair on the second day, CANDY STRIPE Protect + Prep Detangling Spray is a great choice. You can lightly mist onto the hair and then restyle it to reactivate product and smooth it out. 

MS: How does the Matcha Tea in Candy Stripe help to seal the cuticle?

HM: Matcha Green Tea has antioxidant effects that can help to neutralize free radicals and prevent oxidative damage. The smoothing of the cuticle is instantaneous and improves manageability and the overall health of the hair shafts. Having a sealed cuticle also helps prevent breakage and split ends.

Key Ingredients and Benefits

  • Matcha Tea Extract: Instantly detangles, nourishes, seals cuticle, and tames split ends.
  • Brazilian Pink Berry + Cocoa Extracts: Quick absorbing and locks-in weightless hydration.
  • Mint + Peruvian Ginseng Extracts: Preps, prevents breakage, and improves manageability.
  • Pineapple + Sugar Glycols: Provides natural shine.
  • Edamame + Sunflower Extracts: Protects from environmental and mechanical stressors.
  • Rosemary Leaf Extract: Stimulates scalp circulation and follicles to improve texture.
  • Fragrance: Serious Gaze – A bright essence with juniper berries, blood orange, rhubarb, leather accord, violet, and dark woods.

How to Use: Mist onto damp hair, comb through, and style.

CANDY STRIPE Protect + Prep Detangling Spray is available at and select salons nationwide.

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