I should really be grateful for the kind of hair that I have as, unlike many other women, all I have to do is wash it, condition it, and leave it to dry. I keep it cut short as when it grows longer it is so strong that it grows out almost horizontal, good for the hippy look but not much else. The downside of my strong hair is that there is very little that you can do for a bit of a change, you can´t up sweep, down sweep, pony tail or bun it, it just goes it´s own way. Whilst whinging about this (sad woman), at the hairdressers, it was suggested that I could at least put some wax on it and give it a bit of shine and some more definition for high days and holidays. After looking through the waxes at the local supermarket I selected Lóreal Studio Architect mainly because of the name,it sounded like it was up to the job!
In The Studio.
The wax comes in a blue round plastic pot with a purple screw on lid. On the top is the name of the product on a toning pale blue label and it also says that it defines structure and adds shine. and that it washes out easily. At the bottom right of the label is a little arrow pointing to the edge of the label and instructing you to "Lift here". Carefully peel back the label and you will find the instructions on how to use. The wax can be used on dry or wet hair and controls and defines your hair, adds shine and controls frizz. It can be used to give your hair a spiky effect if you wish by working it through your hair, or as I use it for a less dramatic effect with extra shine. the jar itself also bears the name and that it contains 75ml of wax. The ingredients are also listed on the back of the jar. Altogether it is an attractive, jazzy looking container and stands out on the shelf.
Unscrew the top and it really has a wow factor! This is because it is an amazing mix of purple and blue. Think of those almost fluorescent jelly fish you get and you have an idea!. Once you have got over the shock of the colour you will notice the lovely smell, it´s a sort of fruity smell but not overpowering . I like it a lot and you can still smell it a little when it is on your hair. I always use it on dry hair, that´s just my preference, dip your finger into the jar and the shiny wax is quite resistant and feels like, well wax!. It is not dark enough to look blue in the palm of your hand (or on your hair!, blue rinse here I come!) I then rub the palms of my hands together and the run them through my hair. It makes my hair separate a bit and definitely gives it a shine, particularly the grey ones, (sigh!). I tend repeat this 3 or 4 times as I have a lot of hair even though it is short. I then give my hands a good wash and I´m ready to go!.
I like it a lot. It makes a change for my hair, gives shine and cuts down the frizz.I always feel a bit dressed up when I use it and my hair doesn´t feel too weighed down. it also washes out very easily It has a lovely texture and smell and looks great in the jar. It will last me a long time as I do not use it everyday but i can recommend it particularly for people who are blessed with thick and frizzy hair. like me. For around 3.50pounds what more could you ask.
5 stars from me for the blue and purple jelly fish.
Readily available from supermarkets, for around 3.50pounds.
Lasts 12months after openeing and the jar is recyclable.
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I was shopping looking for gifts, and in Boots I saw there was an offer on L'Oreal Paris, and as I needed hairspray, I brought it, but also I saw the L'Oreal Studio Styling Wax was also a cheaper price, and as I am a sucker for cheap prices decided to give it a go. Only on their website, did I notice that the Styling Wax is for men, no clues on the aisle, so I thought I would still give it a go, and see if a solely male product will be suitable for women, or will my boyfriend be getting a hair styling gift?
The packaging of the product is really interesting, the colour scheme was purple and light blue, with screw top lid being purple and the pot being light blue, and honestly it was pretty attractive and is definitely eye catching, which could attract more purchases. The information on the lids states that the product "defines structure" and "adds shine", also under the sticker there is information regarding how to use the product , with an illustration of a man and his styled hair..Opps! Information on the pot, includes ingredients, which I found difficult to see, but I did see that the pot contains 75ml of Wax.
The first thing I noticed about the wax was the interesting colour, a weird alien blue/purple, and it is a solid form in the tub, but was soft enough to easily use the wax, as you just get thin layer from the top on your fingers. Styling is much more of a personally choice, but the guidelines on the lid, says "work through hair to create your style" and also "for a spiky effect work through with fingers strand by strand", and as it was designed for men, I grabbed my nearest male relative to give it a test for me. He went for the spiky look as on the guidelines, to apply he feel it was easier to apply to roots first, and then go through to spike the hair, and it gives him the opportunity to spike his hair exactly how he wanted, which is always an advantage. He claims it was easy to use and gave him great results, and the hold was really good. 8/10 from the male.
I decided to give it a go, as it claims to be for men, but I am thinking it could be more uni-sex. The smell of the styling wax, is kind of off putting, as it does have a weird, almost hairspray smell, and it is quite long lasting in the tub. Applying the styling wax was really easy, as it could easily get a really small amount on my fingers, as the wax is actually quite soft, and as I was looking at getting a more of a boho look to my hair, I felt that scrunching the wax in my hair gave me that look, and it only took about 5p-1p worth of wax for all my hair. The hold was really good, and lasted for nearly a whole day for the same style, but for longer or more hold, I used a bit of hairspray too. Really great results! Also for more of a punky or extreme style, I would defiantly style from the roots, but don't use too much or it can easily make hair really greasy and knotted, not a good look! The styling wax also comes out really easily, while you wash your hair, another advantage.
L'Oreal Paris Studio Styling Wax is available at a range of places, such as Boots, Superdrug and some Supermarkets, and costs roughly £3.56 but there are a range of offers on L'Oreal Paris.