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People who read my review regularly will know I have grown my hair quite long, it is now past the messy stage of growing it and I am now much happier with the condition of my hair and the way I can style it. I wear my hair up quite a lot and like to use hairspray to help hold it in place a little more. I do take great pride in the way my hair feels and looks, if my hair doesn't feel or look nice I feel irritated for some reason lol. I have bought this brand of hairsprays quite a lot over the years. The one I am reviewing today is the normal hold hairspray.
The hairspray comes in a can and the nozzle is inverted in the top. I like the look of the can and although it isn't mega different to some cans, it does look fine to me, I don't really care what a can of hairspray looks like so long as it works well in my opinion.
It is easy to press the nozzle to release the spray onto the hair. This one sprays a nice even mist which isn't too heavy and it doesn't make a real mess, also doesn't spray a direct spray and just lands nicely on the hair.
It has a slight perfume fragrance, I can only detect a very slight perfume smell but the fragrance is a really nice one and pleasant enough. The smell doesn't that long after spraying it onto the hair. This isn't a huge problem for me but I do like the smell of hairspray which has that scented smell to it.
It dries fairly quickly in around a minute. Once it has dried it doesn't go rock hard like some other brands, this one dries in a way my hair can flow well when I use it when I don't pin it up. I only spray a little amount on my hair when worn this way and my hair can float around etc. I use Velcro rollers and when I use them, I just spray a little of this spray over the hair covering the rollers and I can easily take the rollers out of my hair without them sticking to my hair. I never have to tug the rollers from my hair, so my hair doesn't get damaged. Once I take the rollers out of my hair and style it, I just spray some more spray onto the curls and it holds them well and for the length of time I want the curls to remain.
When I pin my hair up, I use this spray to just keep it in place. I find if I go out on a windy day when it isn't blowing a gale, I find my hair remains in the style and for the length of time without having to top up with the spray. This one does hold hair in place extremely well.
Sometimes I use the spray to just spray over the sides of my hair, the sides are long and I find myself always sweeping it away from my face and is quite a habit, I just brush my hair back over my ears and then spray a little of the hairspray onto my hair and it keeps the hair from falling onto my hair on the days I want my hair away from my face without having to wear it up or wear a pony tail.
Because this one doesn't dry rock hard, it is very easy to brush the hairspray from my hair, it is also very easy to wash from the hair too. It also doesn't leave those white specks on the hair after it has dried on the hair and my scalp doesn't look like I have dandruff etc. I hate it when hairspray give this look but this one certainly doesn't have this effect on the hair.
A little goes a very long way and you don't need to keep spraying it continually for the hair to remain in place, using too much of the spray isn't necessary and using too much wouldn't give the hair a better hold in my opinion, it just makes the hair feel too heavy and not a natural look. Used with just a quick spray helps the hair look so natural and not that you are wearing hairspray. I don't like the look were the hair looks a hard texture because the strands of hair kind of go into separated lines, most people will know this look and it isn't a look I like for my hair.
Because my hair is well past shoulder length now, I sometimes use hair straighteners and I sometimes just spray my hair before using the straighteners and it just helps give a little shine to my hair and a glossy look, then it helps it remain straight for longer. I don't have curly hair and it just has a slight kink to it and straightening it using this spray just helps make it look a different style and a change. I like to experiment with different styles when my hair is longer and this spray enables me to change the style and hold it in place nicely for most of the day.
For a 75ml can it costs around £2, I think this is a good price for a branded hairspray and L'Oreal brand has been around for quite some time. This spray is excellent value for money and also a good quality and not a damaging hairspray. Also available in a larger can.
I highly recommend this hairspray if you are looking for one which gives a natural look to your hair or if you are looking for one which holds the hair very well. I don't think you would be disappointed with the results of this one in my opinion.
I will keep on buying this one in the future because I am happy with the results it gives for holding my hair in place.
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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.
L'oreal Elnett is my hair spray of choice for when I am doing complicated up do's with my hair as I know it won't let me down and will keep everything in place without leaving any white residue on my hair or making it hard.
It is quite expensive compared to some hair sprays at £4 for a 200ml bottle but I think it is completely worth the money especially if you are planning on needing a lot of spray as it is one of the most natural looking hair sprays that I have ever tried.
With Elnett my hair is never left looking like it has loads of product on it and instead looks soft and shiny. It really gives my hair a lot of shine when I spray it on and makes it look healthy.
It doesn't feel sticky on my hair and it doesn't make it look crispy afterwards because that is never a good look to have. It also doesn't make me look like I have flecks of dandruff in my hair which is a problem some other hair sprays can give me.
As for keeping my hair in place this stuff is amazing. It can keep complicated up do's in place for the entire night with not a hair out of place. Even light rain and sweat from dancing doesn't stop it from working. Honestly it would take a hurricane to make my hair look messy after having used this. I have a real problem with humidity making my hair frizzy and while this doesn't stop my hair from getting frizzy it sure does help a great deal.
Over all I honestly can't think of anything bad to say about this particular hair spray as it does everything so well. I do think it is a tad expensive but then you have to pay for quality and a little does go a long way with it.
I remember reading great magazine reviews about the L'Oreal Elnette hairspray and after experiencing some bad hair day results after using other brands I decided to give Elnette Hairspray a try, and all I can say is I am glad I did!
== PRICE ==
I usually buy the 100ml sized one for a around £1.99. There are larger sizes available such as 200 ml which goes for around £3.99. I purchase mine during my Asda Shopping but its available at most supermarkets and cosmetic stores such as Boots. I personally think the price is brilliant for the standard and quality you get from this hairspray, and compared to other expensive branded versions this outshines them all in terms of quality and for a cheaper price.
== PACKAGING ==
I personally love the design and appearance of the Hairspray packaging. It looks very sophisticated in its gold coloured cylinder shaped tube, with an image of a classy looking women printed on the front along with the brand logo and name. The gold colour along with the bold outline of a sexy yet classy women printed on the tube illustrates the sleek and classiness of this product and just by looking at it you could easily envision this as being a designer branded product. I love the gold effect as it really stands out as being very eye catching compared to the other boring bland coloured hairsprays on the shop shelves.
== MY EXPERIENCE ==
I use this hairspray straight after straightening my hair or after putting curls in my hair. I spray the hairspray onto my hair, which is usually a few good bursts to make sure it covers the desired area. On the plus the canister is not heavy at all and is very easy to use and move around. The spray has a very light spray that holds the hair into place without any excess residue or liquid leaking onto the hair. Once it is sprayed I usually give it a little brush to spread the mist and was more than happy to find that it does not leave my hair looking greasy or sticky like other hairsprays I have used in the past.
My hair is quite long and can often be a bit hard to handle due to its frizzy waves. However the Elnette hair spray worked wonders on keeping my hair in place without it becoming sticky or greasy. It pretty much lasts a whole day, I use this frequently when going out to work or parties and it always manages to last for a surprisingly long time (9 hours plus). The spray also gives my hair a little shine and it seems to add a little bit of a healthy bounce to my locks while at the same time keeping my hair style intact. I don't find myself needing to reapply any hairspray latter on which is handy as the last thing I need to do is to put a hairspray into handbag.
== VERDICT ==
I would recommend this to everyone, even men! As it works wonders in keeping hair styles and those loose strands in place without making your hair look sticky or greasy. This is really a great quality hair spray that is long lasting and has a nice price tag!
*this is a review for Elnett as a whole, but with particular comment on the non-scented version of it*
I am an Elnett girl. Why? You can use half a can of it on your hair and it doesn't make it hard or sticky, and you can brush it out at the end of the day, rather than constantly washing it. I know Elnett is expensive, and you can get amazing hold with other, cheaper sprays, but I am yet to find a cheaper spray that offers amazing hold and does not leave me with solid hair that I can't comb through.
I have one issue with Elnett though...the smell makes me nauseous. Maybe it's that when I use it, I use LOTS, or maybe it's that I've been out on the tiles and woken up feeling nauseous, smelling only my hairspray-saturated hair and residual sambuca. Whatever the reason, I don't like it.
Imagine my glee then, when I found I could get an UNSCENTED version of my favourite spray! YIPPEE!
Except it's not exactly unscented. It still smells the same, it's just not as powerful. I still feel a bit sick when I spray it. I guess, logically, that whatever the chemicals are that make it the spray that it is, so I guess I am going to have to learn to live with it until I win the lottery and can buy exclusively Aveda products! :-p
All in all, in spite of the Unscented Elnett not being EXACTLY unscented, I am still going to continue buying it, it's great quality, and does the job I need it to do. Any reduction in the smell is a step in the right direction for me!!
When it comes to hairspray I have never been a fan of the stuff. Don't get me wrong I have bought lots of cans and used them in the past because I have what I can only describe as wayward hair and I suffer terribly with frizz and I have wavy hair so I find I do need something to tame it and to keep it in place from time to time though I have always avoided using it!
Usually though I admit to being a cheapskate and buying whatever is on offer when I decide that I need some however I have of course heard of L'oreal Elnett and know that Cheryl Cole endorses it and that was good enough reason for me to buy myself some, and I had a Dooyoo, Amazon voucher which nothing in mind to buy and so grabbed a can of this into my virtual shopping basket!
The version of the hairspray I bought is called Satin - Extra Strength though there are many different types of hairspray to buy from the Elnett range, I simply bought it cos I didn't know what to go for and it sounded good enough to me lol.
Well I'm on the fence about this can. On one hand with its gold colour it looks rather classy but on the other it does look a little bit grannified lol. I guess I like it well enough approaching my 40's rapidly mind you lol.
So the can.... like I say its a gold colour and shiny and to the top of it there is white push button sprayer which of course is aerosol and its robust enough. On the front of the can I am told that it is indeed L'oreal 'Paris' Elnett Satin Hairspray and that it is 'Extra Strength' and that it 'Disappears at the stroke of a brush' and there is a picture of a lady on there too. On the back of the can we are told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients are stated as is the size which in my case is 200ml, warnings are given and alot of that information is also given in foreign languages and contact details for L'Oreal are clearly stated.
The Hairspray Itself:
Well the can is easy to use as you would expect it to be really and this is the very last product I use to 'set' my hair into place and I have also used a little spray of this on dry hair around rollers to give my hair a bit of body (top tip here....try it!)
I love this hairspray and believe me I never thought I would say that about a hairspray. Its just so flipping good and worth paying that little bit extra for!
The scent of this is very light and really pleasant indeed. I guess its a floral sort of fragrance but it isn't old fashioned and I have to admit to really liking it, in fact I may be a little addicted to the fragrance of this one lol. It sprays out easily in a fine damp mist onto the hair opposed to saturating it and I find that I don't need to use very much at all to achieve the results I want to!
Not only does this control my hair with real ease but I can really achieve volume in my hair as well which is great for me with thin/fine hair. Its none sticky to work with as well and my hair feels soft rather than stuck up with owt and my hair is left smelling lightly pleasant too for a good few hours after using it too.
This is a powerful hairspray in a really understated way. It doesn't make my hair feel like I have anything on it though flyaways and frizz are easily pushed out of sight after using this. It brushes out easily, doesn't upset my greasy roots or makes my ends feel dry or anything its simply superb and even my noted how much neater my hair looks and shinier too which is nice!
This is now one of my essential hair items and believe me I don't have many at all, I have never been overly fussy with my hair to be honest but this is just my one stop hair tamer and I shall certainly buy it again and this particular one for sure cos even in damp and windy conditions my hair stays looking nice!
I bought my can from Amazon for about £3.00 and both sizes I have mentioned are readily available in all good supermarkets and chemists and this range is currently on offer at the time of writing this review in Tescos!
I've got very thick hair and a side fringe, it takes some time to style and perfect my hair but seconds for a little bit of moisture or wind to undo all my hard work! One day on my way in to work it was very windy and rainy, so I popped into the closest boots to pick up some hairspray that could tame my hair and prevent it from turning into an Afro!
The packaging first of all looks very expensive with eye catching gold with an easy spray lid. For me the packaging is a little bit dated and reminds me of the lotions and potions on my gran's dressing table. I wouldn't say that this product would appeal to the younger generation if it was not by a popular brand. I bought a 200ml can from boots for £3.79 which is quite pricey for a product that I don't use often but I always tend to spend a little more on hair care as its about quality not quantity.
The product is very easy to use and I was able to apply it to my hair with one swift, easy movement. Hairspray is known to have a very distinct smell but I found this product to be much more subtle than other hairspray a that I have tried. I always worry that hairspray will make my hair stiff and sticky but this product completely eliminates that worry as my hair feels soft yet under control. It's also very easy to brush out and leaves my hair feeling cared for and no traces of hairspray. I don't use it often as hairspray can be quite damaging for your hair if used often but when I do it never fails and is very reliable with results.
I definitely feel that this is a luxurious product. It has results that I want without making my hair motionless and doesn't smell revolting! The only downfall could be the price as it can be as expensive as £6/7 for one can of hairspray. I would look out for deals or promotions for this product rather than loyally purchase it on a regular basis.
I went out to get a new hairspray the other day and spotted the L'Oreal Elnett hairsprays on offer in Savers. I have never bought this brand before as I always found it a bit expensive but as I had had my hair done and a new style and wanted to keep it looking good for as long as possible I decided to give it a try to see what it was like.
The can I bought was the smaller size, it contains 200ml and I think it cost me about £1.50. The one I got says it is for coloured hair, which mine is.
After I had finished blow drying and styling my hair with all my other products I used the can to spray a bit over the top. The spray came out nicely and the smell was really nice, it smelled like the ones they use in the hairdressers. I didn't put too much on as I already use lots of other products in my hair and didn't want it getting too clogged up.
My hair style stayed in place for the whole day. It did feel a little bit stiff in places which might have been the other products I was using but it didn't look like I was wearing a hat made out of hair or anything like that.
The next day my hair was still ok looking when I got up, a bit squiffy on one side where I had been sleeping on it but a slight brush through did the job plus a touch with the hair straighteners to curb the wild curly bits at the sides. The fringe was falling down over my eyes a bit so I sprayed some more spray over the fringe and side bits and it did the job and my style stayed in again for a whole day without having to re-brush it at all.
The can is quite skinny so I think the look of it is deceiving a bit, it is running out quite quickly. I think if I can afford it I will buy myself the bigger can which was nearer £5 but might be a better buy in the long run. I would recommend this product as it doesn't leave my hair sticky and keeps the style in place all day.
I am not a big user of hairspray, although I have quite a collection of hair products in my bathroom that gets used about once every couple of months or so. I like an Olive Oil hairspray I have, and another one I own is this L'Oreal's Elnett hairspray for the odd occasion I need to give my hair a bit of volume and sheen.
This range comes in other varieties such as:
Extra strength hold
Extra strength hold for dry or damaged hair
Very volume supreme hold
Absolute extreme hold
Now this doesn't come in cheap as I got it in Boots for about £6.50 for a 400ml can. No wonder why I hardly use it, gotta make it last! I own the normal strength hairspray which comes in a gold aluminium can, which does make it look more expensive, and fits well with the L'oreal brand. The can is rather large but still easy to hold and has a white lid and typical aerosol spray dispenser.
I have quite thick, naturally curly hair so for me this is quite versatile in that it works quite well on my hair. To use, I hold it a good distance from my hair so it doesn't leave my hair soaking and furthermore creates an abundance of spray liberally on my hair. I tend to use it to once I have styled my hair when I am going it to give it just some extra hold and a bit of shine, and general life to it really! I do find this spray makes a difference in holding my hair, and does give it rather a glossy, shiny and healthier look as on a normal day somehow no matter how many serums and leave in conditioners I use it can generally look a bit lifeless and dull.
It doesn't in any way feel sticky or clammy on my hair and so it really is a good product. I think L'oreal have struck gold with this and I would totally recommend it. Due to it's rather pricey accompanying price tag I don't use mine too often unless I am really going all out, as I would easily use this everyday and be buying a new can each week! Nevertheless, I think a 400ml can with occasional use like myself can last over a month so for me it's rather good value considering I don't feel like I go out too often so can make it stretch :)
**The hair spray**
I have a lot of fly away ends so I like to use hairspray to tame my hair a little. I did find that a decent hair spray was hard to come across, I like something that has maximum hold, but still does not leave your hair like cardboard. I purchased my hair spray from boots, and for my money I received a 400ml can of hair spray. I find this lasts me about two months a time with considerable use. I purchased the supreme hold version of this hair spray there are variations available.
This comes in the usual spray can bottle which is very simple to use. I do find I have to hold this can a little further away from my hair than I do with other hairsprays, as otherwise it is a little heavy on my hair. When you spray the product the first thing I noticed was the scent. For something that is going to sit on my hair I really like it to have a strong scent that I do not get sick off. Although this is very sweet it is not over bearing at all, and I really do like it. I find the scent stays on my hair for a few hours afterwards although I do have to pull my hair to my nose to really smell it.
** Hair down straight **
When I wear my hair straight I like to use hairspray to add volume to the roots of my hair. I find if I hold this a fair distance away from my head then it works perfectly. It provides a little bit of volume without leaving any residue on my hair afterwards. I only need to add a small amount to my hair for the desired effect if you overdo it I find it does leave you hair a little stiff. If I use just a small spray I can barely notice it is there, but I can smell the sweet floral scent for a while afterwards, and my hair does stay in place. I find the hold stays nearly all day, but towards the evening it does start to disappear with my hair becoming notably more flat. It does provide a good six hours of hold easily but after that it will need to be topped up a little.
**Hair down curls **
My hair is naturally wavy so to curl it I need to scrunch it up while it is wet using moose and hairspray. When I curl my hair I really do need to use a lot more hairspray than any other style otherwise it will just fall flat within an hour. I find this works really well again as it holds the curls in place. It is really light on my hair yet makes sure my curly style is held in place perfectly. The hair is a little more stiff than usual because of the over use of the hair spray but not so much that it is uncomfortable. I like that I can just brush it out in the evening, and although I would not wear my hair down after it looks fine tied back with no flasks or residue.
** Hair up **
When my hair is tied back I have a lot of baby hair which needs to be held in place. I find I only need a tiny little bit of this product so that my hair is held firm in place. The first time I used it putting my hair up I did overdo it meaning there was more of a shine to my hair with it looking almost wet. So when using this product I do believe less is definitely more. I find that it holds my hair in place all day, and can be brushed out in the evening easily with no trace of the product left behind at all.
I find that this hair spray leaves my hair looking healthy, and shiny while still providing a good hold at the same time. It does not irritate my scalp which is a big plus for me as a lot of hair products can be very harsh on my skin. I also like that I can move around freely without that scratchy pulling feeling I have found with a lot of other hair sprays. You can build on it a little if it needs to be topped up through the day without it looking messy.
I do find there is a very thin line between the right amount and over doing it. A few times I have used too much of the sprays resulting in it clumping my hair together making it look terrible. After using this a lot I now know how much is required and can achieve the results I am looking for. It brushes out very easily if you do use too much but then my hair looks really dull.
Over all I would highly recommend this hairspray. It is the only one that I can use day in day out with the same results every time. It is light on my hair, leaves no residue and also provides a fantastic hold on my hair. As far as I can tell it causes no damage at all to my hair, and the shine it provides while using it makes my hair shine perfectly. At around £6 it is really pricey for a hair spray but I do find you get what you pay for with hairspray products. It is widely available in shops such as boots, and super drug so it is easy to find. This is honestly the best hair spray I have found and do recommend it to you.
L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray has been famously advertised by many singers and actresses (and Cheryl Cole, mwahaha) notably Penelope Cruz, who advertise it as a strong hold hairspray for all types of hairdo, up and down, yet gentle enough to be brushed out of the hair.
I'd say Elnett is probably slightly more expensive than my usual brand of hairspray, Bristows, which I buy from Poundland! Elnett on the other hand is £4 for a 200ml bottle (or thereabouts depending on where you buy it from) but as I was going to a wedding and was having my hair down I wanted a strong holiding hairspray without it looking solid, so I bought this knowing I'd probably go back to Bristows for my every day hairspray and keep this as more of a special occasion use hairspray. It's available pretty much everywhere - Superdrug, Boots, Amazon, most supermarkets, but it isn't something you generally see in cheap shops like Home Bargains.
The tin is lovely - a burnished gold with a line drawing of a woman, and the Elnett name at the top. The cap on mine is actually brown, it's white here in the picture.
So, once you have your hairdo - soft curls, a chignon, you name it - you lightly spray the Elnett all over your hair. It's a fine mist, not sticky, and has no real scent to it. I found that it held my down do well, no stray flyaway hairs, and the curls weren't weighed down by the holding spray.
When it came to the end of the night I always make sure to remove my make up and brush out my hair, and I always find with my cheaper brand that I have flat and sticky hair in the morning, but with Elnett I did find that it brushed out well and the next day I didn't have flat greasy hair. I do wash it every day but the day after using Elnett it's not as vital to do it the minute I get up unlike my cheaper brand. It is clean enough that you can use a dry shampoo if you're in a rush so if you're travelling for a special night out and pushed for time then it might be a good idea to use Elnett the night before and a dry shampoo the next morning.
Overall I do think it's a very good hairspray with plenty of hold for all types of hairstyle which holds the style without setting it like a rock and making your hair heavy and sticky. It's not one I'll use every day for budget reasons but I will use it for special occasions as it is a noticeably nicer hairspray in my opinion. I often make little hampers for people for Christmas and I'd certainly put this in a little pamper hamper as it does feel a bit more special than your run of the mill hair spray.
Overall I do highly recommend L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray, it's not stupidly expensive, it works well and it brushes out very well, too. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed (and I'll try not to end this review with...you're worth it...well I tried!!)
I dont ofte use hair spray, I find alot of them just make my hair feel horrible and dont actually do anything towards holding my hair in place. That was until I recently tried this brand however, I borrowed a spritz of my friends after id curled my hair and I was very impressed with the results!
The hairspray itself comes in a tall slim golden can with a white cap that you press down to dispense the spray. On the front is the Elnett logo and a darker gold depiction of a woman with big hair, and on the bag is the usual ingredients and directions for use.
To use simply hold the can around 15cm from your hair and spray evenly and lightly over your hair. I have often found hairsprays to leave my hair feeling stiff or sticky, this one however doesnt have this effect at all. It is nice and light and you cant really tell that you have just sprayed something all over your hair. Most hairsprays smell really strong and awful to and tend to choke me, but this one isnt too bad. Dont get me wrong its not a nice smell, just not as bad as most of the others. Usually when I curl my hair my curls drop out within the hour as my hair is quite long and needs cutting too so its quite heavy, but when I used this my curls lasted for hours which I have never found a hairspray can do before! My hair stayed soft even after application too which was great, and you couldnt tell Id given it a good coverage of hair spray.
Overall I would definitely recommend this hairspray as it is one of the very few brands that have actually worked for me! You can buy it from most places that sell hair products as it is quite a big, well known and popular brand. I normally shop at boots where its costs around £3.80 for a 200ml can, but at the moment they have a 3 for 2 offer across all their hair care products.
I don't use many products on my hair as it is either thrown back in a ponytail for work or straightened and left down which actually holds pretty well however I do like to have a good hairspray in for when I do need it and do occasionally use it on my daughters hair too when I style it for her.
I bought the hairspray from our local Savers store as I find that is about the cheapest place for it unless you find it on an offer somewhere, you can buy it from chemists, supermarkets and online. A tin of the hairspray costs about £3.50 for a 400ml tin and £2 for a 75ml tin.
The hairspray comes in the trademark golden tin with woman with big hair on the front of it, the top is a spray as you would expect with a hair spray. There are many different versions of the hairspray but I always go for the Extra Strength version as when I do style my hair it tends to be in curls and my hair doesn't hold very well so it needs as the help it can get.
The hairspray is easy to use simply push down hard the first time to break the seal and then the spray doesn't need too much force to push. You need to hold the tin about 30cms away from your hair and then spray in short sharp bursts, the spray comes out well and sprays widely enough that you don't end up with too much product over the same area. The spray is really great and holds my hair well although still not strong enough to keep the curls in all day. My hair still feels light and bouncy when using this and not at all rigid which is good, I remember using hairsprays as a teenager and my hair was always solid.
I would say this is a really good hairspray and it is worth the price in my opinion as even though you can buy much cheaper than this, this one works really well and at the end of the day it will brush out of my hair really well without leaving it so that it needs washing straight away.
You see in all magazine's that "stylists use Elnett" well I believe that it's no better than a supermarket's own brand. After using it doing the same hairstyle I found that the hairspray didn't last no longer than any other hairspray I've used and I was highly disappointed considering how much the product is for the bottle. I will not be buying Elnett again, simply because of how disappointing the outcomes were. For a product that costs such amount of money I would expect the product to keep my hair up or in style for a good 6-12 hours, however after 2-3 hours, my hair fell flat. The product looks very attractive, and professional but it's contents again disappointing. The packaging of the product I found was it's only advantage, luring consumers in to buy because of it's professional appearance. I would not recommend this product to any of my friends because I believe it's quite expensive, and doesn't do what it says on the tin. (excuse the pun)
I am someone who uses a straightening iron to shape loose waves and curls, creating a hairstyle that radiates 'I just got out of bed and look this good'. Of course, I (and now you) know this is not the case, but in order to do the natural look with conviction I needed a hairspray which would not tell on me.
L'OREAL Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray (Supreme Hold) is my weapon of choice as it holds the waves and curls without making them rigid with residue and consequently artificial looking. For the best results it is best to follow the advice on the can and spray in 'short bursts' from 'about 30cm away'. Spaying in longer bursts means you hair can become limp, sticky and wet with residue. What is great about this product is that I don't notice that I'm wearing hairspray. My hair is soft and glossy with incredible shine. If you wanted to brush out the hairspray you could do so easily and your hair would still look in good condition. Also, the cans come in various sizes meaning you can have bigger ones to keep at home and little ones to take on your travels.
The only major negatives are some of the claims made in the copy. 'Supreme Hold' is definitely an exaggeration as my curls do tend to loosen throughout the day (and my hair type is good at holding curls). However, as I prefer a more natural look, I don't mind this too much. Unfortunately I have to frequently tip my hair over and ruffle it to give it body and volume as the hair does fall a bit flat and this is the biggest disadvantage for me as I like big hair! Also if you were after a more rigid style, I expect you would need to use more hairspray and so your hair may become stiffer with product. A minor issue are the chemicals/scent which in my opinion is fine once you've got the hairspray on but it is best to spray in a well ventilated room and try not to inhale any by accident - will not be healthy!
I was given a couple of couple of 400ML bottles as a present a couple of years ago and I am still on the first bottle and I would say I use hairspray about three or four times a week. At the moment, L'OREAL Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray retails at around £5.99 but Boots and Superdrug often run promotions, reducing the cost.
In previous years I had always hated using hairspray. I could never seem to find one that didn't just leave my hair feeling crunchy, or had no effect at all on holding my hair style. I saw this advertised on television though as the choice of the stylists, so thought I'd give hair spray one last shot - and I'm glad I did!
Price-wise, it's not the cheapest product on the market, and can often be found for around £5. I however usually search the shops to find it on offer and stock up on it then. It's worth the price if you compare it to other hairsprays anyway..
Unlike many hairsprays, you don't end up with loads of product in one place when you've only pushed the dispenser for a second; the can sprays a much finer mist than most products which is probably why I have found that this one doesn't sit heavy on my hair or leave it crunchy!
The Elnette range comes in a variety of holds - from natural to extra strong. It is excellent at doing what it is meant to and holds my hair in place for as long as I need it to. It does not make my hair feel sticky or un-natural in any way and the ads don't lie - it is very easy to just brush out!!
I adored this product and it has totally changed my opinion on hairsprays. So if you're looking for something that will hold your hair in place but keep it looking and feeling natural, elnette is the way to go. I would definitely recommend this product - well worth the extra few pounds paid.
LOreal Elnett Satin So Sleek Hairspray / Protect the hair from humidity, frizz and flyaways with antistatic protection technology, for flylessly sleek styles / Smooth and control loose styles and ponytails / Perfect for long hair / New fragrance with a delicate twist of rose extract.