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I've not been using hairspray for very long, as I never realized what a difference it could make. I was getting a little fed-up with spending time styling my hair and it losing its style after being outside in the windy weather, also when rushing and taking a brisk walk to where needed. I’d not long changed hairdressers and my new one always gives my hair a quick spritz with hairspray when she’s done and it’s never done my hair any harm.
I started out using the one recommended to me by my hairdresser and found it to be great. However, when my hairspray was running low, I looked online for a replacement. I decided to try a different brand, not for any real reason. The deciding factor was probably the fact that it was on offer for £3.99 instead of the RRP of £12 for a large 500 ml canister. I thought this seemed good, and I had seen this brand in a hairdressing shop, so I imagined it would be good.
The first time I used the OSMO hairspray, I couldn't believe how heavy and sticky it felt. I also didn't like how it literally freeze dried my hair giving it an unnatural look. It makes my hair feel wiry if too much is used. When I tried to spray my fringe, which sweeps over to the side and is held up against the rest of my hair, off of my forehead, I accidentally sprayed a little onto my forehead and it gave a burning sensation, which worried me.
I didn't like how this made my hair feel. I also don’t think it held my hair particularly well, and found more was needed, which added to the weight and general stickiness. If that wasn't bad enough, I also found it was a chore to wash out. Applying shampoo to wet hair and massaging it in, my hair felt hard and nasty. I need to dunk my head back under the water in order to even get the shampoo to distribute through my hair. The first shampoo is useless and doesn't feel like it’s done much, and as such I end up shampooing my hair three times in a row to remove this gunk from my hair. This isn't good for the colour or condition of my hair.
After a couple of weeks use, I’m noticing raised bumps and dry patches on my scalp. This isn't at all good, and I only use this when I absolutely must and I try to be sparing with it. It promises to add volume to your hair, I wouldn't imagine it will achieve this being so sticky, and as for applying it directly to the roots in order to get that volume, I wouldn't like to try that.
I really didn't get along with this hairspray, and annoyingly it feels like money wasted. I plan on giving this away, as I won’t be using it again. This is a brand I’m likely to avoid in the near future, due to the experience of this hairspray.
Define and control unruly curls with a long-lasting frizz-free finish / Enhance each individual curl whether permed or natural, promoting body, movement and bounce without stickiness / Directions for use: Spray desired amount evenly through towel dried hair / Allow hair to dry naturally or use a diffuser for a more defined finish /