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Boots essentials maximum hold hairspray
Boots Essentials' Maximum Hold Hairspray
Member Name: louisechackett
Boots Essentials' Maximum Hold Hairspray
Advantages: good price, works well
Disadvantages: none for me
Despite regularly doing the front section of my hair in a quiff I never really bothered with hairspray as I found my hair would stay in a style quite well on its own for the most part for day to day life. However when I was going out a couple of months ago I wanted to have the front section of my hair quiffed with the rest of my hair down and so I needed to have some hairspray to keep it in that style. I went to Boots and chose their own brand essential maximum hold hairspray and this is my review of the product.
The hairspray I chose is a 450ml tin of hairspray and so it is pretty tall and chunky. This isn't the kind of hairspray you would take on a night out with you for top ups but for just having at home it is a good size as it will last well with even regular use. The hairspray comes in an aerosol tin which is a metallic blue colour and which features an almost clear white plastic cap in which the actual spray is located. I would liken it to an air freshener aerosol in that sense. I like the fact that the spray is just located in the lid as I know if it had a removable lid I would only end up losing it so I think this way the product looks neater.
The product features the Boots name on the tin but it is actually the words maximum hold which stand out the most on this packaging and so it does make it easier to choose a product suited to you when you are looking at them in store. This one claims to give long lasting hold, leave hair shiny and manageable and brushes out easily and to be honest that is all I am looking for from a hair spray anyway. I am not interested in spending more on a particular branded product as I think in the case of products like this they are all pretty much the same anyway and so I can confirm that this 450ml can will cost £1.62 in Boots which I think is very reasonable indeed for such a large tin.
I only tend to use this product when I have quiffed my hair as I said earlier but I find that it works well when I do use it. You don't need to apply a massive amount of pressure to the pump to get a good wide burst of hairspray to come out of the tin and I find that I can very quickly finish off my hair with this product. It has the usual hairspray smell which can be a little overwhelming but I just try not to inhale too much and then move out of the area I have been using it. The spray comes out a little wet but almost instantly sets on my hair and makes it feel quite hard and set. There is no sticky feeling left on your hair after using this product at all and that is something that is really important to me when using a product such as this. I find that this product really helps my hair stay in place for long shifts at work or nights out when I have done a quiff for the front section of my hair and I don't really need to reapply it unless it is a particularly wild day or something.
The product does make your hair quite hard and so you will notice your hair feels harder to brush at the end of the day but I do find that my brush can work through the hairspray pretty easily and there is no flaking when I brush it out too which is important to me.
I also use this hairspray when I have done all my make up for a night out and will just spray a little on my face making sure my eyes and mouth are of course closed. This is a tip my sister told me as it helps to set your make up and keep it in place for the night and I have to say it works well for me. Again this doesn't make my face feel sticky or wet or anything which would defeat the object of using it if it did.
I think for the price this product is a great quality hairspray to be honest. I see no reason to purchase a more expensive brand as this one works well for me and lasts quite a long time too. When it runs out I will certainly repurchase this one and so it gets my recommendation.
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: A very good product