“ Brand: Elnett / Type: Hair Spray „
When it comes to hairspray it really isn't something that I use very often and only recently have I occasionally took to buying a can every now and again. After buying and using the Elnett Satin 'Extra Strength' Hairspray and really loving it and being ever so pleased with it I took the plunge and bought something better quality and a bit more expensive than what I would usually spend when I was running low recently on hairspray and I decided to buy the same thing all over again (Not like me I'm not what anyone could describe as brand loyal to say the least!) but like I say I don't purchase hairspray often and really like Elnett!
I bought this one simply because although I wanted to repurchase a hairspray by Elnett I fancied a change and this was available in a 75ml size (£2.39), 200ml and the size I plumped for cost me just £3.79 and the largest size cost £6.39 for 400ml of it in Superdrug though this product is very widely available in most good supermarkets and chemists such as Boots and if you want to buy it online try Amazon or simply Google it for a list of stockists.
This aerosol style can is white in colour with a picture of a ladies head shown in gold and on the front of it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and then on the back of the can other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, lots of warnings are stated as is the size of the can you buy and contact details for L'Oreal (the manufacturer of the product) are clearly stated. This is a nice looking and informative aluminium can and I like the integrated push button aerosol system that this has to it as its so simple to use even one handed when I am styling my hair.
The Hairspray Itself:
Using this hairspray just couldn't be simpler. Style your hair, making sure it is dry first and the way you want to be seen and then gently, at arms length spray a little of this over your hair to 'set' it, or lift sections of hair and add spray to create volume. It has a slightly old fashioned but gently floral fragranced aroma to it and it sprays out really fast but really fine so it doesn't wet the hair as such.
I love this hairspray as much as I loved the Extra Strength version from Elnett I bought way back. Its simple to use, the fragrance disappears after just a few minutes of using it and it really does offer a good hold to my finished style without making my hair feel dirty/tacky or one bit stiff or sticky. When I move so does my hair but it simply falls back into its original style and whats more humidity and damp in the air doesn't attack my style.
I suffer with rather frizzy hair and this seems to really keep that at bay and it styles my hair until I simply brush it out. I use this for when I'm at the gym or out cycling or jogging and it really does help to keep my hair where I want it (Usually off my face doing those activities!).
This gives my hair a gentle but natural shine and I really do like this and the brand overall. Its a bit pricier than most hairsprays I have purchased in the past but even I can't argue with the quality and I can't see myself deviating from this brand any time soon!
Its great to keep hair styles put, even complex styles and I use this almost every day now for a tame look and recommend this highly to anyone!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I quite like L'Oreal Elnett hairspray, even though Cheryl Cole models it, I can look past that and still use it, only just though. I normally use the normal strength hairspray but recently I have been curling my hair and wanted something to keep the curls in and not make my hair all stiff and set like I do when I put my hair in an updo.
According to an article I read, The L'Oréal Group is the world's largest cosmetics and beauty company and is now over 100 years old. L'Oreal have such a good reputation in the beauty world, obviously as they are the largest and I have always liked their products and know they are of quite a good quality. L'Oreal say that Elnett is, "Our finest hairspray used by the finest stylists," so it's obviously a very well respected product and one I have stuck with over the years.
I don't use hairspray that much, I'm not one of those women who carry one around in my handbag for touchups during the day but like I've said above if I've curled my hair I like to give it a spritz in the morning to keep the curls looking bouncy and still there for the rest of the day. I recently bought a can of the Elnett Satin flexible hold hairspray as I like the fact that it offered your hair flexibility. According to the can it offers your hairstyle lasting hold with flexible movement to keep your style natural. This is exactly what I was looking for as I hate it when people move their head and their hair just follows along with them all set in one place. I like to be able to swish my hair a bit and have it move whilst still keeping my lovely curls that I have spent ages adding to my hair.
The hair spray is easy to use. There are actually instructions on the back of the can as to how to use this hairspray. It has a unique micro-diffused spray and is ultra fine so what you need to do is spray your hair in short bursts from about 30cm away. Any closer and your hair will just become wet with all the fine liquid that you are spraying on it, any further and you will not get much coverage. When I have finished spraying I like to spray a bit of hairspray up in the air and then walk under the falling spray just to get a final coverage. When I spray this hairspray onto my curls I can feel it coating the curls but not making them stiff. This way my hair still has lots of bounce in it and my hair looks fresh and natural and not styled which I love. My curls do seem to last most of the day even if it is windy which usually knocks the curls out so I have been impressed with this hairspray. The smell is not too bad, it's a bit chemically like most hairsprays but it does not linger on the hair and you can wear perfume and creams without this smell interfering.
The next day if I do need to brush the curls out of my hair I find this is very easy. The hairspray does not really stick in my hair and comes out when I use a brush on it.
This can of hairspray looks a little bit different to the regular cans of Elnett. This one is white compared to the original cans which are gold. A 200ml can will cost you £3.57 and in my opinion is a good flexible hold spray.