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      11.07.2014 21:27
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      Good but not great

      I use all types of hair sprays and find that most of them work the same, apart from Elnett. Unfortunately, Elnett isn''t a hairspray i can afford to use every day as it''s really expensive. I have been using HArmony Extra Hold HAirspray recently and i have to say that considering this large can only cost me ninety nine pence, it actually does a fairly reasonable job at holding my style in pace for almost the whole of the day. It comes in a dark blue can and I bought mine from Home BArgains. This is the cheapest place I have ever seen this particular hairspray sold. It delivers a nice fine mist over my hair and it doesn''t take ages to dry. I have to knock off two stars, hover, as this hairspray is murder to both wash or even brush out of my hair and if I use it every day over a long period of time, I do find that it has a tendency to leave a horrible build up on my hair which is also hard to remove. It''s fine for shorter term occasional use and not badly priced and so I give it three stars out of five.

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      12.06.2012 14:02

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      A great value hairspray

      I bought this hairspray from a local discount store for 99p.

      The volume of the can is 225ml.

      The hairspray smells really nice. It has a pleasant scent to it that's not too strong. The spray itself is easy to dispense. It sprays well out of the can and it delivers a fine mist onto your hair. The spray can sometimes irritate your eyes if you get some of the spray into your eyes so close your eyes when you spray. The spray needs to be sprayed onto the hair in one burst, just waft the spray can over your hair until you have reached your desired coverage.

      The spray can sometimes leave your hair feeling sticky if you use too much of it. Just spray a fine mist onto your hair, that will be more than enough coverage. After using this spray my style is set and my hair is easier to maintain. If I straighten my hair (which I usually do on a daily basis) then this spray really helps to set my style. It keeps my hair looking straight and sleek all day and the spray doesn't leave my hair feeling tacky. Using the spray on curled hair (curled by irons) leaves your hair looking curly all day. The curls remain tight so you won't have to worry about frizz and the curls don't fall out either.

      This is a great value hairspray. It's good quality and it lasts ages. I would recommend it.

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      30.05.2011 19:31
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      Definately great for fine flyaway hair or hair that needs fixing into position

      Well there's certainly no ' Harmony' in my household if my beloved can of Harmonys gone missing! (usually because my 17 year old daughter has pinched it and it's lost in her mountain of a mess of a bedroom)

      I totally rely on this hairspray because absolutely nothing else holds and fixes my hair into place like Harmony does.

      **Firm, Medium Dry, and doesn't cover you in sticky wetness**

      Harmony isn't the dryest of hairsprays (like Elnet), neither is it the wettest (like Bristows). It's blast from the can is firm and dry and sprays to one particular area of the hair, and lands on the hair, rather than showering you in wetness from head to arms. If that makes sense?!

      **Where can I buy Harmony?**

      I try and bulk buy mine from our nearest citys poundland as its so much cheaper than my local Tesco which is the other place I know to stock it. Sometimes our local chemist has it as well. Tesco is £2.30 a can, and the chemist £1.99, so obviously poundland is the cheapest! I do tend to pay out in Tesco if haven't had chance to get to the city. I don't like having to pay over £2 for it, but I'd rather pay that, than £2 for a hairspray that's just not going to do the job I want it to.

      **Why Harmony?**

      As already mentioned, it's the best for my hair. My hair is in a short style and fine. It requires washing and blow drying on a daily basis and a little bit of backcombing to achieve some volume on top, followed my hairspray.

      Guarantee if I don't do this, I'm definately sporting a pancake head. I really do need to go through this routine daily to don a semi decent hairstyle. Fortunately it doesn't take long to do and thanks to my hairspray, my hairs not moving anywhere out of place too easily! Don't get me wrong, my hair does ' move' and doesn't look stiff as a brush, but if theres a bit of a breeze, its not going to be back to a pancake head asap. That's the beauty of Harmony!

      At 36 years old, I've been messing with my hair for years. I've tried many a different hairspray and not had many favourites at all to be honest. Bristows is a hairspray I can't stand as it irritates my skin and is sticky and wet, and Silvikrin besides expensive is also one of those ' wet' hairsprays.

      I don't mess with my hair at all during the day thanks to this hairspray. I do it on a morning before work, and my hair is still in place 8 hours later, after work. With regards to washing or brushing out. It's not at all sticky, doesn't leave white bits in your hair, and if you brush it out, your hair still feels as nice as it does when you've washed it.

      I always opt for firm hold or ultra firm hold. I don't think anything lighter would hold my hair as its too fly away.

      Another good point is that it doesnt damage your hair because it has conditioner built in. Hair looks natural and not stiff and on a final point, the smell of the hairspray is one of the most pleasant I've smelt. Not that I make a habit of breathing in hairspray fumes, but you definately shouldn't be choking or tasting this hairspray in the back of your mouth with Harmony.

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      31.08.2010 14:56
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      An average hairspray for a reasonable price.

      I have hair that can be made poker straight or perfectly curly with just five or ten minutes effort but I have found that it doesn't always want to stay the way I've made it for the whole day. This is where copious use of hairspray comes in from time to time if I want to stay presentable and looking my best for the whole day.

      I purchased this 'Harmony' hairspray from Boots and paid £1.49 for a 300ml can of this firm hold hairspray. The last occasion that I brought this hairspray there was 33% extra free so I actually paid £1.49 for 400ml which was very good value.

      The can is nothing special just your standard can with a press down spray dispenser to evenly spritz the hairspray all over your hair or anywhere else you might want to use it. I find the thickness of the can to be ample for my hand to comfortably hold and I can comfortably use this can with one hand, leaving the other free to primp and preen my hair in to the perfect position.

      When this product is dispensed I find that the smell is quite strong and almost a little bit overpowering. This does give my curls or straight locks fantastic movement without losing shape and volume to my hair. I find that my hair does not look greasy and is not sticky when I initially spray this but by the end of my day I feel that my hair needs a thorough wash. On the back of the can it says that this product will brush out but I find that this goes a little bit hard and flaky when it comes to trying to brush out the hairspray and therefore I find myself needing to wash my hair after each use of this product.

      I would say that this product is ample for the use that I want it for, occasional. If you are looking for a hairspray that you can use every single day without needing your wash your hair each and every time then I would suggest trying something else, possibly Elnette, as you are getting what you pay for. The smell of this is the most off putting thing about using this and I find that myself and my fiancé are almost gassed out of the room so this is always the last thing I will use before leaving for a night out.

      This does work very well at holding hair in place and it's long lasting so providing you are looking for something without bells and whistles then this is ideal if you are on a budget.

      I am sure that I will continue to use this product again in the future as I have half a can but I am reaching a point in my life when I realise that some items you need to spend money on and hairspray is one of them as I would prefer one that does not have an overpowering chemical smell and doesn't require me to wash my hair every single day as this is not always practical if I am pressed for time and just want a fast shower.

      One of the other uses that I have found for this hairspray is if I have bushy eyebrows I can keep them in shape with the use of a toothbrush and a little hairspray.

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        26.03.2010 08:19
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        good value and price

        I rarely ever use hairspray but I always keep one handy at home as we all have those bad hair days, where our hair will not stay in place and it misbehaves and will not go where you want it to.

        This product comes 225ml canister with a spray nozzle, it is priced around £1.23 and can be bought from any Boots store, supermarket or chemist, I bought mine from a Home Bargains store for 99p, which was a good price.

        It is ideal if you have fine or fly away hair and need to keep it in place, it is easy to brush or comb out at the end of the day, and it is strong holding.

        It has a conditioner to keep your hair from damage, it does not feel tacky once applied and it is best sprayed about 6 inches from the hair, protect the eyes with your hands or towel.

        If you are styling your hair in a pony tail and the hair at the side keeps falling away, this product will keep it in place without having to use grips or hair clips, although these items are fine if you still want to use them.

        I have some little Velcro rollers that I occasionally use to curl my hair sometimes and I roll the hair around the roller and spray this product onto the curled roller area and leave it to dry and then take out the roller after around 30 minutes or so and the hair is held beautifully and it is not sticky or hard at all and I just kind of lightly move the hair with my fingers and it is perfect and it holds for when I go out.

        It is designed to last for up to 24 hours so if you have a really bad hair day it will or should last for a whole day.

        Best kept in a cool place and away from direct sunlight.

        I recommend it to anyone who needs that little extra help to keep their hair in place.

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          26.11.2008 16:40
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          Kept my hair in place all night!!

          Who will like this product:
          Those who want an inexpensive hairspray that performs well.

          What this product costs:
          As a student with Chistmas approaching, i am completely broke, so on my lastest food shopping trip i had to scrimp and save and basically only buy the essentials; naturally hairspray was one of them!!! I usually buy Pantene Volume Boost but at £3.50 on average a pop, i thought i would opt for a cheaper brand. On offer at Co-Op was Harmony Hairspray at the bargin price of just £1 a can. I bought the Extra Firm Hold as I often quiff the font of my hair or curl it up; both styles need a fair amount of hold from a hairspray in order to stay intact.

          What it looks like:
          Harmony Hairspray comes in a fairly medium size can containing 300ml of product. The Can is a purple colour with the 80's ad slogan 'Is she or isnt she?'

          Product Performance:
          This hairspray smells pleasant and does the same job as that of cheaper brands. It provides good hold and allows your hair to move whilst still being in palce. If used correctly doesnt make hair crunchy or sticky (it will if used to close to the hair or held down for too long: much like most hairsprays). It is best to use short sharp blasts over the hair.

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          15.03.2008 20:45
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          My hair is very naturally curly, very tight spiral curls and when I was a kid, I hated it with a passion, I used to envy all those girls with straight hair and would have done anything to have mine straight, this was way before straighteners ever come in and to be honest they have become one of the best ever inventions and have allowed my dream of straight hair to come true, however occasionally now I get fed up of straightening my hair and like to show off my natural girls, so I have the best of both world really and can please myself how I want my hair on a daily basis without having to spend fortunes on perms etc when people go through that phase.

          Over the years, I have been a very loyal customer when it comes to Harmony Hairspray, i have tried all sorts of hairsprays over the years and some feel sticky, some don't hold your hair in place and some just make your hair rock hard and a nightmare to get it out when you wash, Harmony Hairspray fulfils all my requirements when I use it and I wouldn't swap to another brand.

          Coming in various strengths depending on how you want your hair to stay in place and to be honest what it says on the can, does exactly the trick, I tend to go for firm hold all the time as I when I curl my hair I normally wear it up and really want it to stay in place when I go out. Spraying this hairspray on my hair, it stays in place all night, whether you aren't doing much or whether I am shaking my booty all night on the dancefloor, it still is in place when I get home at the end of the night.

          Its not damaging to your hair either and I have no trouble at all washing it out the day after, some brands that I have used I have had to shampoo my hair at least twice to make sure that its out and it doesn't feel rock hard however one wash with my regular Avon Advanced Techniques shampoo does the trick and still makes my hair feel silky smooth after using it.

          There is no residue to this hairspray either, it doesn't leave any annoying bits in your hair like some cheaper hairsprays do no matter how much you use, It also makes your hair look natural and not hard however to the touch it is slightly firm, leaves a nice shine on it and doesn't make it look wet.

          It isn't too expensive either, depends where you purchase it from. Normally a couple of pounds and jobs a good one. Can be purchased from many places, the likes of Superdrug, Boots and all suopermarkets. Love It.

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            30.08.2006 14:24
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            Complete waste of money

            Its Saturday night, and I'm getting ready for a girls' night out. It's been ages since we all got together so I'm really looking forward to it. I'm almost ready to go and I'm applying the final touches - lipstick……check, perfume………check, hairspray………arghhhh, I press the button and all that comes out is air.
            I've got 15 minutes until the taxi arrives so I send my partner to the nearest 'local' shop to buy me a replacement.
            He comes come 5 minutes later holding a can of Harmony hairspray Firm Hold

            **Background**

            Harmony was launched in 1956 and is probably most famously known for its 'Is she or isn't she?' advert in the seventies


            **What is it**

            According to the back of the can 'Harmony hairspray, with its micro fine spray, gives long lasting hold which is easy to brush out. Harmony's unique formulation with protein, sunscreen and conditioner helps to protect your hair from damage, keeping it looking natural and healthy'


            **Packaging**

            It comes in a 200ml blue can, which cost me £1.15.
            There is a pull off lid protecting the spray button (none of this 'button in the lid' that ends up leaving a coating of hairspray on the inside of your bag)
            Harmony is written in white, vertically up the can, with the 'strength' (in this case Firm Hold) at the bottom, underneath is written with Protective ingredients
            The back of the can has the ingredients and company details.

            **Smell**

            I understand that things have to have perfume added to cover up the smell of chemicals, but the smell is very overpowering and not very pleasant. My friends commented that they got a whiff of the hairspray every time I moved my head.


            ** My Experience**

            I have straight shoulder length hair, which doesn't need much styling, but I hate having my fringe in my eyes so tend to use hairspray for this. I have used Silvikrin hairspray for years because I have found that only a small amount will last all day.
            I wish I could say the same about Harmony.

            I sprayed a small amount as normal on my fringe, after recovering from choking on the fumes, I noticed that the front of my hair looked darker as though it was wet, and felt a bit sticky. According to the back of the can, Hairspray should be applied evenly from 20 - 30cm away. I usually hold the can at arms length so it wasn't because I applied the hairspray too close. Thankfully within about 10 minutes, it looked at though it had dried and the stickiness had disappeared, although my fringe looked stiff.

            Right, so the taxi arrives and I'm ready to go, I step out the front door and walk into a gust of wind (its August for crying out loud!!!!). My fringe immediately flops into my eyes as though no hairspray has been applied at all. I quickly run back inside, spray yet again, and run for the taxi with my hands covering my fringe.

            The girls' night out included a meal and then drinks afterwards, so a night of heavy dancing was not involved. Even though I was sitting inside in a restaurant, within an hour my fringe was back in my eyes, as though I hadn't used any hairspray at all.


            **Conclusion**

            In my opinion, this hairspray is a complete waste of money. Although it was cheap, it didn't hold my hair for longer than 5 minutes and choked me every time I used it.

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              19.12.2000 06:52

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              I really like this product and its smell! I have used harmony in the past due to its price, it's markedly cheaper than other middle of the range brands, its price varies by where you buy it, but generally the cheaper is found at Superdrug, Savers, and Wilkinsons. It is very easy to brush out, and doesn't go flaky. And as mentioned before, it has a nice smell! I also like Harmony Gel Serum, which may feel sticky on your hand, but that is not where it belongs now is it???! You apply it to damp or dry hair, and style. It really stops fly-away hair, but it is not really suitable for greasy hair, unless you use very sparingly, or only on the ends of your hair. I have found it makes my hair look naturally smoother without having to damage my hair with a straightner. I have also found another use, I use it to shave my legs (really!!). It doesn't irritate me (lots of shaving gels do) and as well as the nice smell, it leaves my skin soft!

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              16.08.2000 18:52

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              This has to be one of the worst hairsprays I have ever tried. It says that it gives you long lasting hold which moves naturally I don't think so. non sticky and it brushes out easily without causing flakiness. Well when it is sprayed on within seconds your hair is as hard as a rock, no movement there, try as you might you will not get your fingers through your hair. As for the brushing out easily, if you thought the fingers were bad the brush is ten times worse. It is supposed to give added shine but instead gives coated dull lifeless hair. I would not use this product again and in my opinion it doesn't do what it says.

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