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I bought this hairspray after my hairdresser used it on me.
I honestly believe that smells bring back really strong memories of times and places, and this hairspray does that for me. After going through an awful part of my life, I finally decided to get my life back on track, I had a huge hair overhaul which made me feel wonderful, and then this was sprayed all over me. As such, the scent of this makes me happy!
Also, the fact that my hairdresser uses it must mean that it's a good one!
I bought this 400ml can from Boots and it cost about £6.50 but the can is huge, has lasted a year already and is still going strong. The can isn't exactly portable but you can buy this spray in several different sizes if that bothers you.
The spray comes in a gold can and is quite old fashioned looking. But then it is a good old fashioned product that I am sure my mother used to use when she was my age. So this definitely has stood the test of time.
This spray really does come out in a fine mist, so spraying the whole of your 'do is effortless.
Because of the reasons set out earlier, I am probably biased when it comes to the smell, but this is fragranced nicely I think. Like all hairsprays though, you want to move away from the area after you've sprayed it though - not a great idea to be breathing it in!!
This stuff holds well. It holds me in shape all day at work each day and so for that reason I give this a 5/5.
I would certainly recommend it and will buy it again.
I used to buy this hairspray for styling up-dos and for when I had curled my hair and wanted it to set and stay curled. I would buy the 400ml bottle from Boots, but the price has changed since then and it is now available for £6.60 in Boots. I tend to try out a new hairspray every time I run out, and when I bought this I thought that it was a classic and that I needed to try it.
However, anything I have to say from here on is pretty much negative.
The bottle is rather attractive, gold with black writing and an illustration of a woman with very bouncy hair in bronze. The lid however, is something I have to complain about. First off, it's just plain ugly compared to the bottle. It is white and doesn't even have a cover cap. The shape and design of it is just tacky and ugly, and doesn't really match the rest of the bottle.
The hairspray smells really strange too, its not completely choking or overpowering, and its not the chemicals that are in it making it smell, its the actual scent of it. It is really hard to describe the scent of the hairspray and all I can say is that it doesn't smell like anything normal. It's definitely artificial, and it means you walk around smelling of it too. Some people like it, I understand that, but I have a very sensitive nose and when I don't like a smell, I don't want it on my head for one thing.
The hairspray itself is utter rubbish. It just doesn't work. I used to have a short fringe that had to be kept perfectly in place with hairspray to keep it looking neat, and this did nothing for it except make it greasy when I was in despair and used too much of it.
Not something I will be buying again. Smells strange, has a contradicting bottle and does nothing for hair apart from make it greasy when too much is used.
I love pinning my hair up into various 60s style hairdos and so I need a hairspray that can keep up with this. After seeing the adverts for this products I decided to try it. Here are my thoughts :
This is the standard gold tube with different coloured plastic spray cap that is a a different colour depending on what version of the spray it is. I think his has had the same look since the beginning. The cap on this is one of the plus points it is built in meaning that you don't run the risk of losing a tiny bit of plastic and then all of a sudden it is wasn't.
The metal used is of good quality a doesn't get dented etc.
A lot of these products upset me and give me headaches after I have used them, but I can use an entire bottle of this and it would be ok. This smells of the hairdressers but without the toxic effect.
The extra strength is very sticky initially but within a few minutes this is perfectly dry and has the same light feeling that all elnett hair sprays do. The hold on this is very similar to the diamond strength and it bushes out just as easily but the diamond had a bit more of a shine.
It does not leave hair crispy either and other people have no idea I hairspray in my hair.
This hold me hair all day I have completed an entire beehive with two very carefully placed hair clips before and the spray and it managed 10 hours!
Price and Availability
This is a little more expensive then other products but this is due to the fact it works so well, and its cult. It is is or ally about £4 for the medium size bottle but the more you buy the better value it is. This can be bought from any good chemists or supermarket and you will get so much use of it.
In conclusion this is a great classic that everyone should be using.
Our Finest Hairspray Used by the Finest Stylists / Elnett offers long-lasting hold with a brilliant shine and a soft touch / It's unique micro-diffuser sprays ultra-fine and disappears at the stroke of a brush, leaving hair soft and shiny / Protects your style against the effects of humidity.