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I use hairspray only when I am going out as my hair is naturally straight so unless I am putting it up or curling it, it pretty much stays straight all day long so my use is probably only once or twice a week. The Pantene Pro-V Volume and Body hairspray was on offer when I needed to get some more in Tesco(BOGOF) so I got 2 cans for under £5. I knew this would last me a good while but it seemed a waste just buying one.
The Volume and Body hairspray comes in a White can with purple and blue writing on it. The design is basic but still looks stylish and not cheap. It has a nay blue lid and the hairpray is applied via a aerosol spray.
The hairspray claims to give body and voulem from root to tip and recommends you to tilt you head forward and spray on the roots. Then apply all over the hair for hold. The hold of the hairspray I got was flexible.
The spray has a strong chemical smell, the smell stays on your hair but does fade over the hours so is not too overpowering.
As directed on my first uses I tipped my hair forward and sprayed on the roots, then tilted my head back to style. Yes the hairspray gives volume when used like this but my hair knotted at the roots and I had to brush these through, which therefore brushed out the hairspray. For my second use, I decided to lift up sections of sections of hair and spray the roots that way to see if that would be better. I did find this a lot easier to do and my hair didn't get so knotted, but after about an hour the volume effect disappeared and I was left with the same limp hair but it was now coated in the hairspray.
I find the hairspray coats my hair and makes it feel sticky and dry. With a few brushes the stickiness does disappear but my hair feels dry and as though it's coated in the spray until it's washed. I do only use small amounts of the spray and hold it the directed distance from my hair but it still feels horrible when applied. I have had to stop using the spray and wish I hadn't bothered buying it!
Overall, yes it does give volume, but it doesn't hold very long and feels awful on your hair.
My hair is very very fine and fly away, so I go throught fads of trying to grow it (only to look like rats tails) and then getting it cut into a bob again. I never tend to use hairspray when my hair is longer, expect if I have it up, but I do use it all the time when my hair is styled in a bob. Therefore, I tend to go through quite a lot of hairspray when it is short.
Over the years, I have tried various hairsprays and am often swayed with what is on offer at the time. Not long ago, when looking for a hairspray, I noticed Tesco were doing an offer on Pantene hairsprays. The product is usually priced at over £3.00 for a 300ml bottle, which is pricey enough at full price.
On the front of the bottle, there is the claim that this is the 'worldwide No.1 hair care brand'. There are various hairsprays in the pantene range, but I went for the volume and body one, to give my fine limp hair a lift. It also states that this offers an 'ultra strong hold'. Having tried pantene shampoos previously I was confident that it would be good.
On the reverse of the bottle, it states that this hairpsray helps when you have 'carefully created volume you want to hold on to' and will give you 'beautiful, long lasting volume that follows your every move'. It also states that this is a 'micro fine volumising hairspray that allows you to hold onto your full volume' and it 'brushes out easily'.
Well, in my own experience, the only claim that I have found to be true with this product, is the last one, that is brushes out easily. However, you don't need to get that far, as it doesn't hold your hair for more than a maximum of 30 minutes.
Now, I realise that my hair is fine and hard to add volume to, but I use a volume shampoo to help give me the volume in the first place, and then, according to this product, it should maintain it. Well, it definitely does not. After half an hour, I don't even know I have any hairspray on, as my hair has flopped back and appears limp and flat again. For a product that claims to have ultra strong hold, it has zero hold.
Previously I have used l'oreal hairsprays as well as boots own range, and both of these have done as they stated. I think this is very disappointing for a well known brand, especially one that market themselves as the worldwide No1 hair care brand.
I am very glad that I did not pay full price for this product, and certainly could not recommend it. I will never purchase this again, and that is strong language for me. Very disappointing.