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Sainsbury's Basics Hairspray

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      01.02.2013 21:55
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      Just as good as the expensive brands

      I love to try out the supermarket's own cheap brands of beauty products but it's a case of trial and error most times as some are good and some are terrible. I have fine, flat and very lip hair with absolutely no body and it's fly away into the bargain, especially when it's just been washed.

      I find I cannot use firm hold or maximum hold sprays as my hair is too fine to take them and I end up looking like my hair is clamped to my head. For this reason, I need to use a very light and fine spray but one that will hold my style in place but not leave it feeling heavy. I always find that the firmer hold sprays can make my hair feel very heavy.

      I bought two bottles of Sainsbury's own brand (very cheap at 37p a can) hairspray and it's perfect for me. It comes in a standard 300ml sized can. It's very plainly packaged and it doesn't actually state whether it's intended as a maximum, medium or fine hold spray - it just says its 'basic'.The can is in white with orange writing and a plastic lid that just pulls off and the spray nozzle is underneath the cap.

      This spray gives my hair the perfect hold and it lasts for most of the day. I shake the can, hold it about 12 inches from my hair and spray gently and evenly all over. It even manages to hold the straggly bits in place if I decide to tie my hair back for work.

      The smell is great. It's fresh and natural and it doesn't weigh my hair down or make it feel like I'm wearing a spray. It brushes out well at the end of the day and I can use it several days in a row without feeling that my hair is holding onto the spray I've used the day before.

      It's definitely worth the price of only 37p a tin. It's great value for money and it does a fantastic job - probably a lot better than the more expensive brands I've used in the past.

      Also posted on Ciao! as basketofbuttons

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        26.07.2010 23:15
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        An absolute bargain and a brilliant product,

        I have very fine, flyaway hair, which is neither straight nor curly, and it is utterly rebellious! It is impossible to tame it, and I find myself feeling very self conscious of it as it always looks a state. For work, I need to look reasonably well presented, and so I usually tie my hair back and then use a hairspray to attempt to tame the frizzy halo around my head!

        Over the years I have spent an absolute fortune on hairsprays that claim to leave no residue, that won't leave my hair feeling sticky/ hard, and also claim to hold my style all day long. None of them have lived up to the hype, and sadly they never keep their promises. They always leave my hair sticky until the product dries, and once it has set, my hair then feels hard and crispy to the touch- yuck! Every time I try a new product, I get my hopes up that this time, it might just leave my hair looking good, but I am always left feeling disappointed and out of pocket.

        When I was browsing the hair care aisle in my local Sainsbury's store, and feeling fed up with the ridiculously high prices of Pantene and L'Oreal hairsprays that left my hair feeling and looking dreadful, the can of Sainsbury's basics hairspray caught my eye. It was a tiny 37p for a whopping 300ml container. I didn't expect it would be any good, but then the expensive products I had shelled out for weren't any good either. I decided to give it a try, after all if it was shocking I could always bin it without feeling too bad for wasting money!

        The packaging is very simple as you might expect for the Sainsbury's basics range. It is a plain white container, with orange writing on it. To be brutually honest, I am a tad embarrassed to have this on display in the bathroom or on my dressing table. We had a "posh" friend come to stay unexpectedly at the weekend, and he had forgotten to pack his hair products. When he asked to borrow some, my boyfriend burst out laughing and told him he could help himself to my basics hairspray! The friend looked horrified and promptly drove off to buy something a bit more up market to use! I was left feeling a bit embarrassed but having used this product for a month now, I feel it has earned it's right to be on my bathroom shelf.

        For starters, when I apply this spray, it doesn't feel overly sticky to the touch. It dries very quickly, and my hair still feels soft. There is no hard residue that I have come to expect from using other brands, and no horrible crispiness either. I feel it's main weakness is that the hold isn't that strong. If you have a very complicated style that needs a lot of help from a hairspray to structure it, then this product probably isn't the one for you. However if you are looking for something to give you fairly light support then you could do far worse than use this product. It doesn't weigh the hair down, and it brushes out completely- I can feel no residue at all after brushing, which I thought was very impressive.

        It's amazingly good value for money for 37p, and I can honestly say it has performed the best out of any hairspray I have tried! I certainly will not be buying another overpriced hairspray again. This basics spray promises very little, yet I have found it to be a very good product that really delivers. You don't need to be on a tight budget to buy this product- well worth a try.

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          30.03.2009 14:50
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          A great buy!

          I hate hairspray but I use it as I really do need it to calm my wayward locks and set it into a style! I normally buy Lee Stafford hair products but at the minute I have very almost the full range of all that stuff! I find though I get through it all very fast so when out shopping of late I do look for cheaper options to basically get me through the week then use my 'posher' stuff which I then use going out somewhere special extra or at weekends. I know I get through a lot of money using my top branded stuff everyday which seems a waste when it's purely vanity and no one sees me anyway so I thought I'd give this a go!

          The Packaging...

          300ml recyclable white cylinder, tall can with a white push button aerosol sprayer to the top of it covered by a pull on/off white plastic lid. On the front of the can in white writing (on top of an orange band of colour to the top of it) I'm told it's Sainsbury's Basics. Length-ways down the can in orange writing I'm told it is Hairspray 'Holds for hours'. On the back of the can this time all in black writing I'm given directions for use and cautions, ingredients are listed, I'm told the size (as I've listed already) and the bar-code is on there. Very simple, economy packaging this is indeed but what do you expect for 37p a can? Lol.

          Directions for use....

          Shake can well before use. Hold can upright approximately 12 inches from your hair and spray lightly and evenly taking care to avoid eyes.

          Me Using It....

          Well of course I use this on my finished style to 'set' it somewhat. It's quite moist when you spray it opposed to a mist but it does spray out evenly and not soaking wet or anything like that. It smells light and airy and is actually rather pleasant and very lightly floral and fruity however once on the hair after about half an hour that smell vanishes anyway so in my opinion the smell is so light and fresh and nice that anyone (male or female) could use this) though lightly does it cos the more you use the more floral the smell gets!

          So I spray it lightly on my hair. You can't see it and what's more it really is none sticky and light and you can't feel it at all when you touch your hair after using it. However the more you spray on the more feeling of hairspray you get so with this I really do find less is more and it's a case of a quick spray and I'm done.

          Easy to use? Exceptionally. Easy to wear? Incredibly so... yes. This does a wonderful job you'd expect from a much more expensive, top brand hairspray. Not only can you not feel it, and it doesn't smell cheap it also holds hair in place for hours in a really natural way. It really controls without making the hair feel stiff. Also it brushes or combs out easily and hair is left ungunked and soft and clean. Usually when I have used hairspray my hair feels dry and gritty but not with this at all.

          Now of course if you have alot of humidity in the hair this won't promise to protect you and it won't keep a beehive up in gale force winds but what this does give is a hold that is quite natural looking and subtle and does a very decent job. It also gives hair a really nice mature satin shine to it and hair not only feels hydrated (without being greasy) it also feels it and I love stroking my hair with this on and no residue or stickiness comes off on my hands.

          Overall....

          I've use far more expensive hairsprays than this in the past that haven't been half as good as this cheap one! It washes out easy, keeps my fly-ways under control and holds my cows licks fringe straight (once I've styled it that way). I really do rate this hairspray surprisingly it's a really brilliant every-day product that works out so cost effective it's unreal! I shall buy it time and time again for sure! Brilliant buy and not just cos it's economy even at 6 times more than this price it would be worth it!

          Only available in Sainsbury's.

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            26.05.2008 13:33
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            Highly Recommended

            Ive always brought high end branded hair spray, but as i was shopping around i saw this, the price was right - i was abit skeptical at first because most cheap sprays ive used tend to clump up the hair, and leave it really hard, and there is not natural allure to the hair any longer.

            I wore this before i went to work, i aprayed lightly over the top of my head once the hair was all in style how i wanted it. Suprisingly my hair still had a nice bounce to it - yet the hair was kept in one place.

            So the hair looked natual, yet it was being held by this spray. the hold lasted throughout the whole day (to my suprise)

            When i went home - to take the spray "out" of your hair all you do is brush it out! It smells nice too!

            Its highly recommended.

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              26.05.2008 13:21
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              I usually buy a supermarkets own brand of hairspray as well as buying a more expensive brand that I actually use on my hair. Let me elaborate. Ballet shoes are very slippy and on wooden floors, you are in a very real danger of falling! Hairspray being sprayed onto the soles of ballet shoes/any other kind of dnce shoes where the soles are suede stops that slipping and gives you some friction that prevents you falling on your face! I bet thats a use you didn't know hairspray has.

              Also, hairspray is helpful when you want to keep sparkles on your clothes. For example, got a top with glitter etc that showers glitter everywhere when you put it on or even walk around? Lay it flat and from a reasonable distance spray a think layer of hairspray over said sparkles and they stay there! Since hair spray is clear it doesn't stain or anything.

              Now, I'll get onto the normal use of hairspray! Although I don't use it everyday, I still get through quite a lot of it. I use it for when I have dance shows because what you don't want is your hair falling out of your bobble(s) on stage. What I tend to do is not only spray it over my hair on top and underneath and spray around the bobble too. As you can imagine this generally means I get through quite a lot of it.
              Also, I use it on my fringe only when I go out and it's windy. Because this is being used near my eyes I don't spray it onto my fringe, I spray it onto my hands and then put it on my fringe like that at the same time as combing through. Some brands dry as soon as it comes out of the can meaning I can't do this, but the Sainsburys one doesn't do that at all, it stays liquidy until it goes onto my hair.
              Finally, I use it for work because since I work in a restaurant, hygiene is clearly a priority and I have to at the very least plait my hair, having layered hair means plaiting generally doesn't work very well, but hairspray means it works better and stays there for longer.

              I think the 35 pence for this hairspray is very reasonable, although it's not one of the expensive brands that stops your going hard when you spray it on, it's still very good, and I would definately recommend this one for anyone who gets through the amount that I do!

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