Asda have got it so wrong with their Ultra Firm Hold Hairspray. I never used to shop in Asda much but as they have opened a new superstore near to where I live, I go there regularly now and I was impressed with the fact that their own range (not the basis though) starts off at 75p a can. The first time I used this I was blown away - not by how good it is but by how utterly awful it is. I actually thought there was something wrong with the little spray thing on the can till I asked hubby to have a look at it for me and he said it was working fine.
The spray does not come out in a fine mist - it comes out in a sticky blob and it sort of sits on the hair in a matted sticky mess and does not dry. It is murder to brush out and it leaves my hair looking lifeless and flat and like it is in poor condition.
I cannot describe to you how truly awful this spray is. Even the smell is dreadful. It has a strong chemical smell and the spray collects around the top of the can and then ends up running down my fingers so that even my hands are sticky and I end up having to wash them.
I cannot say that it holds my style in place it just sort of flattens it down into a sticky matted mess. Thsi hairspray has absolutely no redeeming features whatsoever and I would never buy it again, and certainly do not recommend it.
I recently purchased this hairspray hoping to find a cheaper alternative to my usual brand. Usually I would pay between £3-£5 so this product felt like a steal at only 75p. I always purchase hairspray that is extra strong hold as I tend to have flyaway strands of hair. My hair is also extremely thick and quite long so I usually use hairspray whether my hair is tied up or left down to keep it all in place.
I have to say i really was not impressed by the product. Firstly I used it when i had a ponytail and then with my hair down. My hair was left feeling very sticky and sometimes even clumpy even with minimal spraying. My hair was left feeling dirty and looked greasy where i had applied it. After spraying it I tried to brush out the product hoping I could start again but even after brushing my hair looked dirty (my hair was freshly washed). It made my hair heavy and just looked horrible.
It did not smell particularly pleasant either, it didnt smell bad just not very nice either.
On the plus side i suppose it did hold my flyaway hair strands down for a while but with the sacrifice of clean shiny hair.
I honestly would not recommend this hairspray to anyone especially if you have long hair as it made my hair look greasy and dirty, feel sticky and would not brush out. I prefer hairsprays to hold my hair without leaving a nasty residue on the hair so i definitely wont be repurchasing!
Hairspray is an essential part of my bedroom and something I always have in the house. When it comes to hairspray I quite often ignore the big brands these days as the prices are ridiculous and being a student I just can't bare to part with that money when I know cheaper hairsprays usually do the same job. Therefore I decided just before returning to University I would try out Asdas own brand hairspray and the extra firm hold edition.
The hairspray comes in a large 300ml silver cylinder shaped tin (as most hairsprays do) this hairspray however comes without a lid and instead has a moulded part at the top to place your finger and press down to release the hairspray this is quite easy to use and you can press down with your finger more or less pressure dependent upon how much hairspray you want to use. The design of the tin is pretty basic with the ASDA logo standing out and also it being clear that this is hairspray and extra firm hold to be precise. The hairspray isn't exactly eye catching and is very basic however what can you expect when this hairspray comes at such a little price of around 70p per bottle. Which is a lot cheaper than all the leading brands which you can be paying up to £5 for your hairspray for a bottle which is the same size.
Now for the product itself, does this hairspray work?
I personally had bought this before university before a very busy first week as I was involved in Fresher repping basically looking after the freshers in a morning with activities moving them in then at night time from 6pm-3am and even later. This all leaving me with very limited time to get ready most of the days. So you can understand that when I used this hairspray it HAD to be good and had to work sufficiently as I'd have barely any time to eat never mind re-style my full head of hair.
To my disappointment I used this hairspray for the first time and a watery thin substance came out of the tin leaving my hair hard in parts and the next day extremely hard to brush out. I was annoyed with this but then thought to myself its my own fault... I didn't shake the can before using it (which yes I should have). So even though my hair was hard for that night and barely brushable the day after I forgave the hairspray and thought to use it again.... this time shaking it well before using. I sprayed the hairspray in the air and it looked to me to be slightly better so I thought great time to use it on my hair but then AGAIN the substance that came out of the hairspray was thin watery and squirting towards my hair leaving it hard in certain places. I also squirted the hairspray onto my face (if you have read any of my old reviews you will know that I do this to keep my make up on sometimes) however when I got downstairs rushing to go out and had a last minute check in the mirror my face was flakey in some places and then my make up flaked off because of the hairspray just before I had to leave the house so yet again I wasn't impressed with this product and in the end ended up chucking the hairspray in my bin so that I could no longer use it by accident and end up with problems such as these again!
As you can see above I was not happy in the slightest with this hairspray, perhaps I just got a bad bottle but I certainly have been put off using Asdas own brand hairspray after these experiences.
I really would not recommend this hairspray from my experiences with it.
Thanks for reading my review.
For people who read my reviews regularly will know I am growing my hair long. It is a good length now and way past my shoulders. It has passed the messy stage and is now looking nice and in a good condition. I buy lots of brands of hairspray at the moment to test them to see if they are suitable or not because I am using hairspray every day at the moment. This one is my latest purchase from Asda.
It comes in a silver can and it has an inverted nozzle, the can looks quite attractive to look at too unlike some other cheaper brands. It sprays an even mist onto my hair and doesn't have that direct shoot out from the can. The mist just lands on my hair very well and in a way I like it to fall. It is also a firm hold hairspray.
It has a really nice perfume fragrance to it and one which is really pleasant being such a cheap price spray. It is a fairly strong smell and one which I can still smell on my hair a good couple of hours after spraying, which is nice because it indicates the fragrance has staying power on my hair.
I use those Velco rollers in my hair to give it a little curl and more body, I spray the hair around the rollers with this hairspray and I find it is very easy to take the rollers from my hair when the time has lapsed to remove them. It dries in a couple of minutes or so on the hair and it doesn't dry rock solid. I hate it when a spray dried hard because it doesn't give that natural look which I like. This one I can move my hair around and it will still hold in place.
It does tend to give my hair a slight shine to it but not one which is glossy looking but the shine is quite a good look and a bonus. On the days I don't use my rollers and tie my hair back, I just spray a small amount at the sides of my hair, just to keep them in place with my hair band or scrunchy. The sides of my hair I don't really like loose around my face when I wear my hair up and so this spray works extremely well just to keep the hair away from my face.
At the end of the day, I find this one is very easy to brush from my hair and it doesn't tangle it or ruin my hair at all, which is another bonus because I like my hair to look as good as it can be and I take great care in how my hair looks. This one hasn't ruined my hair or left it in a bad condition.
For a 300ml can it costs only 80p. It is one of Asda's middle range of hairsprays and one which is a good quality and it is an excellent price. Also very good value for money.
You don't need to spray much on the hair for it to hold reasonably well, I do find sometimes if I use it in the morning and I am going out later in the day I need a little top up but that isn't a problem and just my preference so my hair stays in place a little bit more, especially if it is a windy day outdoors. My hair does blow around a little when it is windy but this spray doesn't give that look where the hair stands up on end and looks ridiculous lol.
I think this spray is well worth it and it suits my hair well and gives it the firm hold. It doesn't leave any flaky particles on my scalp or caused it to be itchy at all.
I think if you are looking to drop a brand and buy a cheaper one and are looking to buying one which is cheap but works very well and holds the hair well, this one would be more than suitable in my opinion. I think it is so affordable for all budgets.
I will definitely buy this one again in the future because it hold my hair in place nicely and in a way I expect from a shops own brand of hairspray. I highly do recommend it to others to give it a go and if it isn't to your liking I don't think you have wasted a lot of money.
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I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I get through a lot of hairspray, partly trying to keep my hair looking smart for work and not being a floppy flyaway mess, and partly on nights out to create the illusion that my hair is a bouncy voluminous crown of tumbling curls rather than a floppy flyaway mess! Because I use so much, I tend to buy big and cheap, I've tried most of the own brand versions at some time or another. The most recent to be put to the test was Asda's Extra Firm Hold.
I used this hairspray on Saturday night, to try to keep a Kate Middleton-esque long wavy style looking reasonable even after I'd had more drinks than the very proper Kate would ever have!
The hairspray comes in a tall silver can. Its pretty good value for money, at 70p for 300ml you get a lot of spray per penny, especially compared to some of the branded products where, lets face it, you are paying extra for a better looking can and the name on the label. Yes, some hairsprays are better than others, but personally I don't think any is good enough to pay nearly a fiver for! This can isn't massively attractive, but then it doesn't need to be. Its clearly labelled its functional, that'll do.
The hairspray does have quite a strong smell, and if you aren't careful, a strong taste too. Hold your breath while spraying and then evacuate the area quickly if you don't want a nasty taste in your mouth after using this product. The smell doesn't linger after its set, a quick spritz of perfume is more than enough to get rid of any lingering unpleasant scent, but that's more for peace of mind than anything else.
This hairspray does what it promises. If you put a decent amount on your hair will not move, it is quite heavy, so you need to hold your head and hair in the right position for a few seconds after spraying to let it 'set' into place so it doesn't drop due to the weight. A quick blast of this with your head upside down is great for giving a volume boost or creating a messy look.
Because its an extra strong hold spray, its not as easy to brush out as some of the lighter versions. You will need to spend a bit of time brushing individual sections of hair to make sure you don't create tangles or pull too many hairs out. Even after brushing, your hair will retain some semblance of the sprayed style and it will feel a bit sticky and unpleasant until you can wash it out. One shampoo is more than enough to do that though.
Overall, this is a good hairspray for the price. Better for heavy duty use on more demanding hairstyles than for everyday use though.
Hairspray is a must have product in my hair care range, for some reason if I don't use it after straightening my hair it never stays straight and looks like a mess after no time at all. It is also needed to keep stray hairs in place if I'm wearing my hair up. The hairspray I'm using at the moment is this one from Asda.
The Asda extra firm hold hairspray is, of course, only available to buy from Asda stores either in store or online if you do your shopping that way. The 300ml can will cost you 75 pence.
The packaging is pretty average for this type of hair styling product. The hairspray comes into a silver coloured aerosol can which is tall and quite slim in shape. On the front of the can is the basic product information and it goes into more detail on the back. At the top of the can is where you have the hole that dispenses the hairspray and the button you push to activate it, it's integrated into the lid so you don't have to worry about taking it on and off every time you want to use it.
To use the hairspray I hold it at arm's length and press the button, this means I get a good wide coverage with the spray and it doesn't leave my hair rock hard. The spray doesn't leave that wet feeling you can get with some other brands. The smell is what you would expect from a cheap hairspray and does have the strong chemical smell you normally get, this isn't really a problem for me as the smell does die down as it sets the hair.
After styling my hair and spraying the hairspray I find that it does give a good hold and if I'm wearing my hair up it does stop the flyaway strands at the front of my hair. It does leave my hair looking quite shiny when using it but it doesn't give that greasy look that some others can. The hairspray holds my hair well throughout the day and at the end of the day I simply brush the hairspray out of my hair. There isn't any residue or greasy feeling left once it's all brushed out.
I'd definitely recommend Asda extra firm hold hairspray. The value for money is amazing as it is cheap and does really hold hair well and doesn't leave it looking greasy after it's all brushed out. The smell isn't that great when you first spray it but it soon dies down.
I use hairspray most days to tame and calm my wild wavy hair. I have tried out the more expensive brands of hairspray and have found them all to be pretty identical in how well they work. I decided to try the Asda Extra Firm hold hairspray about a year ago as a cheaper alternative to the hairsprays i'd been using.
The hairspray comes in quite a snazzy and 'party looking' metallic bottle that holds 300ml with purple and blue colours used for the writing. It cost me 80p but I have seen it at lower prices when it has been on offer. This is excellent value for money for a very good product.
You are advised to hold the can 20-30cms away from your hair when applying the hairspray to avoid your hair going rock hard. I found i only needed a little bit of product to calm my hair and keep it in place. The hairspray works all day long and keeps my hair in place during my 12 and a half hour shifts. The hairspray lasts me a couple of months, and that is with using it everyday.
I have found no difference in the Asda hairspray and the more expensive branded hairsprays, so now i know i never have to spend £3 on a hairspray again. There are no disadvantages of this hairspray to me as it does what it says on the can. The hairspray also has a nice scent to it, and doesn't smell musty like i have found some hairsprays do.
Overall, i would recommend anyone who uses hairspray to try out the Asda extra firm hold spray. It lasts a long time, keeps hair in place and is an excellent price.
I am getting through a huge ammount of hair spray at present due to stress related hair loss. I use loads of it to try and desguise my baldness.
Comes in a rather sylish matalic silver spray bottle. With the Asda essentials logo in lilac writing.
This is the extra firm hold hair spray. The areosol is made from metal and is widely recycled. This product is suitable for vegetarians as it has not been tested on animals, I am pleased to say. 300ml of spray means it goes a very long way indeed.
I wash my hair daily using silocone free shampoo due to suffering from hair loss at present. I use a thickening mouse then blow dry it and style it as usual. Then I add this wonderful hair spray. I have used lots of brands over the years however I desided to give this ago as I am watching my pennies due to christmas being here soon.
Simply hold the can 20 - 30cm from your hair and spray evenly, not forgetting to shake the spray can first. This smells rather nice with floral tones to it.
It is not like most sprays that leave your hair feeling sticky this does non of that. It stays in for a few hours and holds the hair in place on the windiest of days!
This can be easilly removed by brushing out or washing your hair.
Only available from Asda costing around £1.50. A can.
I do the majority of my household shopping in either Asda or Tesco, so over the years I have tried out many of the 'own-branded' products within these stores. In Asda, they have a budget range called 'Smartprice' as well as many own-branded products that are offered among the more well-known brands.
Recently I decided to try out some of the items in the Asda own-branded ranges as I feel my shopping bill is increasing more and more each time I shop. I hoped that by replacing some of my regular purchases from bigger brands with cheaper alternatives from Asda's own range, I could save some money on my household shop.
I regularly use hairspray products on my hair and will usually use a product from the well known "Silvikrin" range. I noticed recently that this regular purchase of mine was going to cost £2 in Asda and decided to seek out a cheaper-priced alternative. The product I eventually decided to purchase was the Asda Extra Firm Hold Hairspray.
I thought the 300ml canister offered excellent value as it cost a mere 71 pence. It's fair to say that I wasn't overly inspired by the rather basic-looking packaging for the product. Comprising of a silver-coloured metal canister, there is a delicate purple design detailed on the front, with the product name and details appearing in colours of bright blue and purple. I couldn't admit to the overall image and appearance of the product being particularly eye-catching or attractive, but such things would never deter me from repurchasing a particular product as I am more interested in how the product actually performs.
The canister is without a removable plastic 'cap', instead being fitted with an integral plastic lid that cannot be removed. Within the moulded lid is a nozzle that can be pushed to dispense the spray onto your hair. I found no difficulty in using the product or in pressing the lid, which didn't feel stiff or difficult to utilise. Likewise, the metal canister didn't feel overly cumbersome or heavy to lift or spray, which is worth bearing in mind for consumers like myself who suffer with limited mobility.
I found that each press on the plastic lid could be controlled by adjusting the pressure on the lid accordingly; there was no 'excess' spraying from the can which resulted in the product being wasted, nor was there excess pressure required to adequately dispense the product. I liked too that the Asda hairspray didn't feel overly 'wet' when it was dispensed onto the hair which is an absolute no-no as far as I am concerned. I find that some hairspray products can make the delicate hair particles take on a rather 'clumped' appearance which is not a good look and I much prefer a more subtle overall effect.
There is quite a strong aroma evident when spraying the product and whilst the scent is not particularly appealing, I don't find it to be as over-bearing as some of the other hairspray products that I have bought before. It is true to say that the scent is quite 'chemical' in its aroma but it dies down after a while and can no longer be detected on my hair once it is completely dry.
In terms of the Asda hairspray 'holding' my hairstyle, I thought it performed quite well. Any loose 'wisps' of hair were neatly and quickly secured with a quick spray of the product and I thought too that any frizziness or stray flyaway hairs were tamed quite easily, without much effort or surplus product being required.
I will occasionally wear my hair in plaits and like to spritz some hairspray over them to help keep them secure and 'set' which means there is less chance of them becoming loose whilst they are being worn. I found the Asda hairspray worked well at keeping my plaited hair secure and neat and it performed as well as other products in doing so, with my neat plaits lasting throughout the day until taken out at bedtime.
In terms of the product being an "Extra Firm Hold" formula, I did feel that this was partly true and I found myself beginning to 'trust' the product to secure and hold my hair adequately; after only a few uses, I was satisfied that it was up to the standard I had expected and met my requirements perfectly.
I will say that the hairspray I usually purchase from other brands are only "Firm Hold" products, and I found that the formula of the Asda product was of the same strength and offered similar 'hold'. I have used "Extra Firm Hold" products from other ranges and brands and have found them to be stronger than the Asda Extra Firm Hold product so I do think that the Asda product is slightly weaker. That is not to say that it is so weak as to be inadequate for my needs, but if your hair requires a LOT of hold for intricate hairstyles then you may wish to purchase something from a different range.
For my own needs however, I find the Asda Extra Firm Hold Hairspray is more than adequate, and I am really pleased with the results achieved. For the low price I paid for the product too I am happy with its quality and find the canister lasts for a reasonable amount of time, making the purchase extremely economical.
I found that the product combed or brushed out of my hair easily without any build-up or residual matter being too evident the following day. I found a soft 'sheen' was evident on my hair but it didn't look 'lank' or greasy as a result of the hairspray being used on my hair. This is something that I have found can be the case with cheaply priced or 'budget' hairspray products so I was pleased that the Asda hairspray seemed to be of a higher quality than such products.
You can purchase the Asda Extra Firm Hold Hairspray in store in branches of Asda or online at www.asda.co.uk, where the current price is only 71 pence. (Info correct as @ July 2012).
I would definitely repurchase the Asda hairspray and have nothing negative to report about it whatsoever. Highly recommended for me and full marks as a result!
When I tie my hair back I get those horrid wispy bits that no matter how hard I try never stay where I put them and generally after the course of the day fly around all over the place leaving my hair resembling something of a birds nest so I always apply some hair spray to keep it in place. I was going through various brands and enjoyed the VO5 one in the pink can but at £2+ it was too expensive so while I was in Asda I decided to pick up their version of 'Extra Firm Hold'.
*~* Price And Availability *~*
As this is an Asda brand it is only available from their stores or online. At a cost of just 67p per can (the price often fluctuates but the last can I purchased was this price) this I feel is excellent value for money.
*~* Packaging *~*
The can holds 300ml and is tall and slim like most hairspray cans. It is tall and shiny silver with purple splashes here and there. The back tells us the normal information, how to use, ingredients, safety information and contact details. It doesn't look cheap but it doesn't look overly expensive either but for the price I'm not really fussed what it looks like anyway. The top has no cap and instead just a plastic cap that holds the spray mechanism. The button on the first try has to be pushed down harder than normal but after this it is simple enough to just press down gently to release the hairspray inside. You do have to be careful not to drop it too often, on a couple of occasions the plastic top has snapped down the front rendering the can very difficult to use so this is a drawback but if you're not a butterfingers like I am then it shouldn't be a problem.
*~* Using The Spray *~*
I styled my hair as I usually would and then when done I held the spray at arms length which is essential for ensuring you don't end up with crunchy hair! and lightly sprayed over the parts I needed to stop the flyaway's popping up. The spray came out at a decent speed and gave good coverage. I didn't need much of this at all so I find that as I don't use it every day more like a couple of times a week that this lasts a really long time, around 2 months I would say which is excellent value for money. There is a strange scent to this hairspray like a conventional chemical scent that someone has lobed some floral scent at to mask it which doesn't quite work. It's not unpleasant and it doesn't linger but it is strange.
The spray didn't leave my hair crunchy or greasy looking, it perhaps had a little more shine to it than normal but not that it looked horrible. I found that it left my hair in place for most of the day and didn't start misbehaving until I brushed it out when the day was done which I was impressed with. On windy days it doesn't hold quite as well but it isn't as bad as leaving my hair with no spray at all.
*~* Overall *~*
Overall I think that this is an excellent buy, it is long lasting and holds my hair in place. It has a bit of a shine to it without looking greasy and it doesn't have that crunch to it either. It brushes out easily and doesn't leave my hair with knots or anything like that and for the price I think it's perfect. The only flaw is the sensitivity of the cap if you drop it but if you can live with that then I'd definitely give this a go.
I love doing my hair and am always looking for new little styles and ways I can put it up, I find that usually my hair can be quite stubborn when it comes to staying in place and doing what I want it to, so I decided that I needed a good hairspray that is also well priced and affordable.
When I first used this hair spray, it was to keep a few loose curls in my hair from falling out through the day, usually other hair sprays that I have used never keep my curls in or looking bouncy enough and as the day goes by, they start to fall out and make my hair look unshaped. However I was really pleased with how well this hair spray kept my hair in place, I did spray quite a bit of it onto my curls, but I was given great results and also it didn't leave my hair smelling strongly of hair spray (which I hate) or sticky and unwashed looking.
I also have used this hair spray to do a few simple upstyles, I have found that it has always performed perfectly and kept my hair in place without me having to fix it during the day, even living in windy/rainy Northern Ireland, I haven't had any problems with this hair spray, it seems pretty weather resistant (unless my hair gets completely drenched).
What I really like about this hair spray is that it leaves my hair really healthy and shiny when I have used it, it makes my hair much more manageable and when I use it to try and add volume to my hair, the volume stays throughout the day.
You can buy a 300ml tin of this hair spray in Asda for 71p, I think that this is a fantastic price and makes this product one of the better budget buys out there at the moment. I think this hair spray performs perfectly and really do not see any point in paying more for a brand with a better reputation in beauty.
Overall I think this a great hair spray, it keeps my hair in place, does not leave residue behind or make my hair sticky and greasy looking and also it is fantastically priced. I think this hair spray is cheap and cheerful and would give it a total of 5 out of 5 stars.
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I bought this product for the first time recently.
I havent used hairspray since I was about 14, as my hair is very fine and hairsprays tend to weigh it down, leaving it looking flat and greasy!
However, I thought I would try ASDAs own brand, as it was cheap (75p) and after reading a few good reviews for it on here, I thought it might help jkeep my style in place - I only straighten my hair, but it usually goes back to being slightly kinky and wavy within 10 minutes...
I ordered the product with my online shop and didnt notice the size when I ordered - when it turned up, the can was much larger than I expected, so I was really pleased.
I was expecting a tiny tin of spray and this should last me a good while.
This hairspray comes in a silver aerosol can and is available in different strengths, but the one I bought was the extra firm hold.
It says on the bottom on the label that it contains conditioners, and is suitable for all hair types.
One thing I like about this hairspray,is that the smell isnt too strong or overpowering.
I am quite sensitive to smells and some aerosols tend to give me a headache, but this was fine for me to use.
It brushes out easily, doesnt leave white bits in your hair - as some other hairsprays do - and actually did keep my style in place a lot longer than I expected it to.
I was pleased I tried this product, and will definitely be buying it again once this tin runs out.
When it comes to hairspray it's not something I use alot of....until around about now where it's a bit sunnier and I want my hair in loose ponytails but not so loose that my frizzy hair doesn't stay somewhat put!
Because it's not something I use very often I don't want to pay out too much for it which is why when I spotted this Asda own brand costing 75p a can and it promising to give extra firm hold I thought I would buy it and give it a go.
300ml cylinder silver can with a grey push button plastic aerosol sprayer to the top of it. On the front of the can I am told that it is Asda 'Essential Care' Extra Firm Hold Hairspray With Conditioners 'Long lasting control. Leaves hair shiny & manageable. Suitable for all hair types'. On the back of the can other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients and directions for use are stated, cautions are given as is the size and contact details for Asda are given. It's a nice informative looking can and you appear to get a lot of product for your money.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Back Of The Can:
Long lasting control
Leaves hair shiny & manageable
Suitable for all hair types
Holds without stickiness
Brushes out easily without flaking
All you do with this is style your hair as you usually would and then use this to 'set' it. You do this by spraying it at arms length from your hair and spray a light mist at it!
The sprays itself is clear and slightly damp and smells a bit odd. Sort of floral and old fashioned really however that smell does fade rather well after a while and just leaves a mild and gentle fragrance on the hair that isn't in your face at all but fresh enough.
This is actually a really good hairspray. I only need a fine mist (which I get if I spray slowly over my hair) and I can fix even the most stroppy sprigs of hair into place and they stay in place till I brush it out which again it does with ease even on windy days! I can create volume in my hair too with this product which is much appreciated and it doesn't ever look like I've super-glued my hair into place or look fake and/or harsh!
It gives a nice and controlled look to the hair, does make my hair look a bit more glossy where I've sprayed it onto and all round is great value and above all works very well indeed! A good buy from Asda!
Only available in Asda stores costing 75p.
When my hair was longer I never tended to put any products on it, never really needing to as it fitted up in a ponytail without the wispy bits, but after having all of my hair cut off (I now have a posh spice bob, though not the sour face!), I have found my hair goes really floppy, so now need something to give it a bit of oomph and staying power, hence this review!
The product I will now review is - "Asda essential care - extra firm hold hairspray".
The initial thing that attracted me was of course the price, under £1.00 (97p when last brought to be precise), is a fantastic price, though only if it's any good....which it is!
The can is the bog standard variety, silver in colour with a plastic lid.
There is all the relevant information included, brand name, product name, product description and can volume contents (300ml).
The product states that this should leave hair -
Shiny and manageable, with long lasting control and should leave any white bits in the hair after being brushed out, which I have to say it doesn't, but then I don't use enough for that to happen anyway!
The spray is not unpleasantly scented, quite the opposite, but will still catch the back of your throat is sprayed into an unventilated area, my son walked into the bathroom once and went out coughing and spluttering!
The spray should be sprayed from 10-15cm away from the hair, in short bursts. The hairspray takes seconds to set the hair into style, but without the rigidity that you got with many of the 80's hairsprays, I can remember going to school with my hair completely solid!
The hairspray leaves your hair moveable, but not as soft as before applying, and though this does last at least a few hours, be under no misconceptions that your style will be exactly the same coming home at night as it was leaving the house in the morning, it does drop but not back to it's pre-sprayed state.
As this is an Asda own branded item, it will of course only be available there for the afore mentioned price.
There are at least four different strengths of hairspray available in this range, and all as good as the next for more information visit - www.asda.co.uk
Thanks for reading x
Asda Hairspray Extra firm Hold
Brand - Asda / hair care products / long lasting control and manageability
I paid just £0.75 for a 300ml tin of this hairspray which, compared to its competitors is fantastic value for money. I have seen similar sized tins of hairspray for anything up to £5, which seems an extortionate amount to pay.
The hairspray comes in a silver aerosol can which has purple and bloe writing on the front. It is available in different strengths, but because I have quite unruly hair, I always tend to go for the extra firm hold which works well on keeping my mane in place!
You may be worried that paying less money for a hairspray will mean that it doesn't work as well as some of the more expensive competitors, but that simply isn't the case. I find that this brand is just as effective as those which cost in excess of £3, and personally, I have many better things to spend that extra money on.
The hairspray has quite a mild smell, so shouldn't leave you coughing or unable to breathe after applying it. It goes on well and doesn't leave your hair looking glued down, yet manages to keep it in place very well. It also doesn't leave flaky white bits in your hair like some hairsprays can.
The hairspray brushes out very easily too, so you don't feel like it is built up in your hair when you are unable to wash it out.
I really rate this hairspray highly, I have tried a lot of different brands and think that this one is one of the best in terms of effectiveness and value for money.
If you use hairspray and haven't tried this brand before then I really recommend that you give it a shot - you may be surprised by how well it works!
Long lasting control and manageability /