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L'Oreal Studio Go Create Fixing Spritz
Member Name: cyberem78
L'Oreal Studio Go Create Fixing Spritz
Date: 12/09/13, updated on 12/09/13 (25 review reads)
Advantages: Fixes hair in a strong hold.
Disadvantages: Is quite sticky and dries quickly. Leaves hair rock hard.
I like to try new products on my hair and I was shopping recently when I saw this L'oreal Paris Studio Line Go Create Sculpting Spritz. I have rather unruly hair so I thought this product might help to keep the frizz and flyaway strands under better control.
The product comes in a 150ml sized bottle. The bottle is white plastic and therefore fully recyclable. It is shaped so that the base is slightly thinner than the top of the bottle in order to give you a better grip. The bottle is fitted with a pump action spray stick. The top can be fully removed by unscrewing for recycling purposes too. There are two information labels attached to the bottle.
I tend to find that L'Oreal products give information overload on their labels and this one is similar. Apart from the very long title of the product being printed a couple of times there is also further information printed onto the label on the front of the bottle. The information was sufficient enough to help me buy the product when I was in the store but I also think there is perhaps too much wording about the benefits of the product. For instance the label reads: "Ultra-targeted diffusion; Structures, constructs, shapes...gentle on the hair; Ultra-strong hold; Long lasting style...". When I bought this I assumed it would be a hairspray/hair gel type fixing spray from reading that information.
The label on the back of the bottle is printed with full ingredients as well as cautions and advice for using the product safely. There is also detailed directions for use which are demonstrated with mini sketchings as well as text. I should point out that there is a massive warning on the bottle that this product is very flammable.
Directions for use state that you can use this on damp (towel-dry) hair or dry hair. You spray it on and then work on your hair strand by strand to achieve the look you want. If you want a smoother look you can comb the hair down and if you want a messy look you can scrunch up your hair with your fingers. It is recommended to use a hairdryer to dry hair after use if you require an even longer lasting hold.
I hold the bottle about 6 or 7 inches away from the strands or areas I want to target. The spray button is depressed easily and the pump dispenses a direct straight line of liquid mist. The spray has a very strong smell that is very similar to that of strong hold hairsprays. It is easy to choke on the smell of this product so I try and breathe in the opposite direction to where I'm spraying! The scent is very sharp and reminiscent of alcohol and sugary fruits. The smell remains on the hair for a long time after applying and you can smell it as you move around.
The spray feels very wet but it starts to dry very, very quickly. If you use your hands to shape your hair then they become sticky straight away. The hair sticks to the skin and it becomes difficult to arrange the strands due to this. I've found the best way to use this spray is to have a shape already defined by brushing and then to use this to 'set' the look. When I use this on my curls I can reduce the frizz and create a more solid and prettier shape to the spiral. If I want to slick down a sleek up-do then I spritz this on then flatten with a comb or the edge of my hand.
The result of using the spray is that hair feels ultra stiff. I don't think I've ever used a hairspray that has resulted in my hair being as solid as when using this. It sort of feels like a cross between a hairspray and a gel. It leaves hair feeling like it has been encased in a sort of hard clay mold. I would not describe this feeling as being pleasant or attractive to touch. Despite this it is effective in creating a shape and style that does not budge until you brush your hair or until the next time you wash it.
I've found that this product can cause my hair to feel a bit tatty and difficult to manage once I've used it. That's purely because it's so strong. I have no problems washing it out though and once I manage to get my brush into my hair (after using it and the hair is set) the spray leaves no nasty residue nor does it damage the hair.
The product definitely provides a long lasting hold with little re-application needed to help re-set your style. The only issue I have with having a long lasting style using this spray is that my hair doesn't feel that comfortable after a while. If I have my hair down and I use this spray I can't run my fingers through my hair anymore - they just stick on a hard edge of hair! My hair can literally feel rock hard! Visually it looks good though. It makes hair look a little shinier and richer.
I think this product has good points and bad points. It basically does what it says it does on the label so if you are desperate for that kind of ultra solid hold then this product will certainly give you that. I find the strength of the product a little too extreme for me when using on certain styles though. It's best used on my wavy, thick hair to slick down onto the head for a ponytail. I also think a person with more talent for styling their hair than I have might be able to work wonders with a spray like this.
I would buy this again as I'm using it regularly and it is providing a use for me. I would recommend it to anyone who really likes extremely strong hold hairsprays and gels. I think it is a product best used by those who are used to styling their hair often.
Summary: Does what it says and provides an ultra-strong hold.