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I received this as part of a gift set at Christmas and even though I don't really tend to use gel I also don't like to waste things so I gave it a try.
One of the things that I hate most about using gel is that it is just too wet to actually be able to work through my hair properly and it just makes my hair wet and hard to style until it has dried and then it goes rock solid and crispy which is never a good look for anyone.
This gel actually wasn't as wet as some and actually had a bit of texture to it so it didn't just melt in my hand and I was actually able to apply it all over my hair and add a little bit extra to the areas that I wanted to add extra definition to.
I really liked the smell of this gel and thought it was the best thing about it. It wasn't overly perfumed but it had a really fresh and clean smell to it which was unmistakably masculine. I actually didn't want to wash my hands after using this as it left them smelling really good unfortunately it left my skin sticky feeling so I had to wash it off.
This dried on my hair pretty quickly but I was able to style my hair to the position that I wanted it before it dried. When it is dried you can't really change the style as the hair is now in place so unlike with wax when it's dry you are stuck with the style until you wash it out.
I did like the fact that this didn't leave my hair really hard and crispy because that is just horrible. There was a slight hardness to my hair but it was nowhere near as bad as with some gels. It washed out really easily and as soon as my hair was wet I already felt most of it washed away before I had even used shampoo so be careful when wearing it in wet weather.
It didn't leave any white marks which can look like dandruff when it was in my hair but I did notice that when I scratched my head the gel would flake a little bit so I made sure to be careful and not touch my head when wearing it.
For a gel this wasn't too bad. It styled my hair and was strong enough that it kept the style in place for a long time but I would be careful when it rains as I don't think it would last 2 minutes before running out of hair. I didn't mind wearing this but I didn't think it was great and I still much prefer wax and I missed the matt and slightly dirty look that wax gives me that was lacking with this gel.
I recently bought this product for my son as he had kept on nagging me to get him some. He is a little obsessed with Lynx products so of course when he saw this recently he had to have it. All his friends were using gel according to him so he had to have some!!
I bought this when it was on offer in my local supermarked. I bought a tube it was around £2 as it was on offer, im not sure how much it was full price but I thought this was good value for a named product.
The gel said that it would not flatten the hair but keep it as you wanted it and would bounce back!
We found the gel was very easy to apply the fact that it comes in a tube is good as its easier to get out and you don't waste any as you often do when they come in a tube.
The gel isn't sticky which is good because that's what I always hate about gels when you end up with it all over your hands and it feels awful.
The gel did smell really nice (thats because its Lynx according to my son!)
The best thing was that it didn't leave the hair greasy looking it looked very natural but yet you could tell it was held in place well.
We used it for the first time when he was going to school - he was so excited to use it he literally jumped out of bed that morning.
My sons hair really looked good at the end of the day and he had played football at school and been running about so I would say that it worked really well.
He has since used it every day and it has lasted well you really dont need a lot and he has quite thick hair too so if you have shorter hair you would need even less.
I have recommended this to other people already I think its definitely a good buy.
Hair gel is something I make much use of. I don't plaster my hair in it, and I'm not looking to "Pump up my style" or "break the mould", or any other mindless advertising slogan. I just want a little gel to help my hair stay where I want it to, and this hair gel by Lynx does what I need it to.
When people think of Lynx, they tend to think of silly adverts and the sort of cheap, cloying smell associated with teenagers and school uniforms. I'm happy to report that this hair gel does not follow in its stable mate's footsteps. There is a perfume, but it is relatively restrained.
The gel itself is overpriced, a small tube costing three quid. It washes out readily enough and doesn't leave the sort of greasy residue or crusty bits that some other hair gels have done, in my experience. It is widely available, but I find that Sainsbury's own hair gel is just as good at a third of the price.
On a positive note, the tube fits easily into your gym bag and so passes the portability test. In summary, it is an ok product that is overpriced for what it is.
When it comes to hair styling products for men we're not exactly spoiled for choice for brand names that are affordable and easily available so for no other reason than lack of options I pretty much stay loyal to Shockwaves for my hair gel even though I do find it to be quite sticky and something I'm not terribly fond of. The last time I needed to replenish my supply I made a concerted effort to look for something different and took some time to see what was actually available for men and in the end settled for the subject of this review, Lynx's gel cream.
There are a few options available in the Lynx hair gel range, some vary in strength and I bought a tube of 'Strong Hold' which Lynx claims to "washes out easily in one wash. It works great on short hair and is an ideal styling product for everyday use." which seemed reasonable to me given the fact that I have short hair and hate a build up of product if my hair isn't washed every day. My tube is slightly different to the one illustrated here, it's roughly the same shape but has silver detailing and is a cream gel rather than the lightly coloured translucent stuff I was used to from Shockwaves. It does the same job though and a little applied to my hair allows me to style it how I want it to look and lasts throughout the day.
The cream gel has a clean smell to it, it's not overly chemically nor is it as sticky as Shockwaves, it's pliable and working some of the product between my fingers and palm of my hand allows me plenty of coverage so that I can apply it cleanly and evenly to my hair. I don't have a long hair style, short back and sides with a longer fringe and top and find that this allows me to create the look I want to smarten myself up when I'm going out. It doesn't leave any visible residue in my hair so there are no white flakes or bits which can be the case with cheaper gels and the claims that it washes out easily are accurate. I don't tend to overdo the gel in my hair so it seems easy enough to clean off and even if I haven't washed my hair for a couple of days I find that it comes out with a good application of shampoo. It holds my hair in style rather than fixing it in place and it's not quite as harsh as Shockwaves which can tend to be a little on the too-strong side for me.
Because my hair is quite short it tends to hold its style anyway but even if it's windy outside I don't notice much movement, rain is different of course and you'd need something industrial strength to keep wet hair in place but I think this copes well and is certainly suited to me and how I style my hair. I can't say how it would be on longer styles as I don't tend to let my hair grow long enough to want to style it when it's getting ready for a cut and usually resort to wearing a cap before getting it chopped off but I'm confident enough in it to recommend it to others as it's certainly worth a try if you're looking for an alternative to your regular styling product.
The only thing I'm not keen on with the whole of the Lynx range is the marketing of the products as I do think they're aimed for the younger man and I do feel a little bit too old and perhaps not the target market for buying or wearing their products. That said, as mentioned in my opening paragraph there aren't that many alternative products available and Lynx do seem to have a large presence in the male grooming market but I do wish they'd cater for all ages rather than targeting the teens and twenty-somethings. Complaints aside though I would recommend this cream gel to others, it certainly holds my hair in the style I want to achieve and is easy to wash out. It's not as strong as some others and doesn't make my hair feel like concrete so for the £3 or £4 the product costs to buy I think it makes for a worthwhile purchase which I will continue to use.
The full range of hair care and styling products from Lynx can be found both online and off at places such as Tesco, Boots, Superdrug etc, prices will vary depending where you shop but it's not an expensive product and shouldn't cost more than £4.00. It gets a 4 star rating from me and is recommended. Thanks for reading my review.
I Had been using various hair gels from the likes of Brylcreem, Loreal, Wella Shockwaves and Garnier Fructis for around six or so years when I spotted a new hair gel from Lynx, As I was a fan of Lynx deodorants and shower gels I thought the hair gel would be just as good as the Lynx products I was familiar with. There was an offer on in my local boots for various Lynx products and because I had plenty of deodorant left I bought a bottle of shower gel and a tube of Lynx hair gel. Normally this gel is about £3 but the offer made it free with the shower gel as a buy one get one free offer.
I Had never had any problems at all with any Lynx products before so I thought I would be getting a new favourite. I was wrong on that, as I took the tube out of the bag when I got home and opened the cap I noticed the very strong smell, the smell is hard to describe but it was nothing near as good as most Lynx products I had used before. Applying it to my fingers I noticed that it felt very sticky indeed and didnt have that smoothness of the hair gels I had been used to.
I carried on regardless and when I had washed my hair I applied some of the gel onto my towel dry hair, and tried to style it. It styled quite well but didnt feel at all right. It just felt so much harder than usual and that wasnt the end of it. When I tried to wash the gel out of my hair it really took sometime to get all of it out and still then my hair was still very stiff and it took at least another couple of washes to get the gel all out. I thought never again would I use this gel and went back to using other gels, I still had the tube so when I had run out of the replacement I decided to have one last try but nothing had changed it even somewhat felt more sticky.
This gel is available in most supermarkets and all shops like Boots, superdrug and anywhere else which sells a range of top branded hair and body products. You will typically find this tube for around £3 with some deals on for various Lynx products.
I would certainly recommend just about any other Lynx product apart from this hair gel because it really doesnt so a good job and is around the same price as its rivals. If they change their hair gel I may change my mind but until then I will stick with the usual hair gels. It's strange how this gel is so bad when their shower gels are very good as shampoo's.
I've always found the cheaper hair gel to work better for me, but a few months ago, I decided I would try some more expensive hair styling products. I bought some Brylcreem hair wax, but this was no good whatsoever, don't get me wrong it had a really nice smell, but it was £5 for a small little tub, and it simply would not wash out! Then I saw the advert for the Lynx hair gel, so I thought why not, i'll give it a try. Its about £3 for an average size tube, much more expensive than the cheap stuff I get, so I was expecting something much better. The first thing I noticed was the nice smell, which sets it apart from other gels. In fact, it is probably possible to get away with not wearing deodorant if you had this gel in your hair! (But please don't try it!) After styling my hair the gel didn't take long to set. So really at the moment, all that was setting it apart from the cheaper gels is the nice smell. The big test was whether the gel would stay in all day and not simply rub out with a touch with your hand, as some gels do. And it passed this test well, it didn't how much the hair was touched the gel wouldn't come out very easily at all and my hair kept its style, which is a major advantage for this gel. But, the only real way to get the gel out is to wash your hair afterwards, which really isn't much of a bother if you have a shower at the end of the day! The only disadvantage I could find of this product, is that tube is kinda small, and doesn't last very long at all compared to some other gels, but if you've got £3 to spend each time you want gel, then I recommend this one to you, as for me, i'm sticking with my cheap gel for the meanwhile!