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Sainsbury's Hairspray Extra Firm Hold

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      02.11.2013 18:45

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      worth the money, worth buying, i will buy it again!

      When I bought this product I was just looking for a cheap hairspray that would hold my hair in place! When I bought it I wasn't really expecting it to be anything too amazing as it cost under a pound and it is a Sainsbury own product. Well anyway, it turned out I underestimated this product a lot. It I very strong and held my hair even in the rain for at least 6 hours! It is very good compared to some hairsprays that can cost up to seven pounds! The only bad thing I could really say about it is that it doesn't have a nice scent to it like some of the more expensive hairsprays.

      ==would I recommend it==
      I have to say I would definitely recommend this hairspray to someone who need a spray that will hold there for a long time and doesn't mind their hair feeling a little greasy after brushing it out after use.

      ==was it worth it?==
      It was definitely worth it as it did what it said it would do and more and it was at a very cheap price! Very much worth it!



      i hope this was helpful!

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      15.01.2013 19:04
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      Preferable to the more heavily branded hairsprays

      I prefer to use Sainsbury's Extra Firm Hairspray rather than pay for a branded hairspray. I've been using this particular brand from Sainsbury's for years and I swear by it. However, over the past few months I have been having terrible problems trying to find any in my local store for some reason.

      One 300ml sized can costs 72p and it lasts for ages and works really well at keeping my style in place.
      The can comes in spray can aerosol format and, ulike some other cheaper brands I could mention, these cans are easy to depress. There is no lid to remove. I just press down the button and the hairspray is dispersed in a gentle fine mist.

      These sprays come in a range of different 'holds', including natural and firm hold but I always go for the Extra Firm as I think it holds my style in place so much better than the others.

      This is a good hairspray to use if the weather is hot and humid, as it will hold my style in place without it feeling heavy or sticky on my hair. It doesn't make my hair look dull or matt and on the odd occasion that I am able to achieve a slight bit of sheen or shine to my dull looking hair, I don't find that this hairspray affects the shine negatively. It olds my style in place but still allows my hair to have movement and flexibility so that my hair looks natural all day long.

      I like this hairspray especially as it is easy to brush or comb out at the end of the day and doesn't seem to create 'build up' on my hair. It is easy to wash out afterwards.

      I shake the can and spray approximately 12 inches away from my hair. It sprays out a good fine mist which smells nice and it's not too heavily perfumed. The can is silver with turquoise and doesn't look like a supermarket brand until you see the writing on the front of the can.

      I do think this hairspray compares very favourably with the more heavily advertised and branded hairsprays, such as Elnett or Silverkrin or Tresemme sprays. It is cheap but very effective at holding my style in place and I wouldn't trade it for a more expensive brand.

      I give it full marks.

      Also posted on Ciao! as basketofbuttons

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        01.11.2011 18:12
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        Not extra firm as stated!

        Sainsbury's Hairspray Extra Firm Hold

        Until my last hair cut, I rarely used hairspray on my hair, though I decided to have a style cut in such a way that hairspray is a must if I want the style to stick more than five minutes, especially in this Autumn wind!

        Whilst in Sainsbury's. I took a look at a number of different brands, though the prices ranged vastly. I thought I would give the cheaper option a go and chose the Sainsbury's own brand. At just 68p, I figured if it did not work, I had not lost much and my other half could always use it for charcoal drawings to set the pictures!

        For an own brand item, the can is quite attractive in a 300ml capacity with silver and green décor. It states that the hairspray is designed to give an extra firm hold which lasts, prevent frizziness and withstand humidity. It also states that it brushes out easily.

        So does it do what it promises?

        The first thing I noticed was the odour. Although it was not terrible in any way, it just did not smell right as a hairspray and almost gave off a musty smell to begin with. This did seem to dim down after a while of being on my hair, though it did put me off a little bit to start with. I also found that I had to use quite a bit to hold my style in place, and therefore the can emptied faster than I imagined it would. I also found that the hairspray wears down sooner rather than later, especially if I am out in the wind or rain. I have had to reapply the hairspray a number of times in a day which is rather annoying when I have to carry the can around with me! Once on the hair, it gives off a shine which at first looks quite nice, though after reapplying the hairspray through the day, it almost makes the hair look greasy. Apart from the slight hardness where the hairspray has settled, the hair still feels like normal with no stickiness or greasiness to feel.

        After using the hairspray in a day, it does brush out reasonably well, though the more you have used, the more it fights coming out. I have noticed that I do need to wash my hair more regularly otherwise it will cause little white bits to occur from the hairspray build up, and this is only after one day of use.

        The price is a good one, though on this occasion I think you get what you pay for. I think that my other half will make more use of this with charcoal drawings!

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          11.06.2010 13:05
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          Okay in an emergency

          Sainsbury's Hairspray Extra Firm Hold

          Description: Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Styling Spray.


          I have quite long, highlighted blonde hair. Unfortunately I am not one of those lucky creatures who naturally have gorgeous smooth hair which is manageable and shiny and never seems to need anything doing to it to make it look amazing.

          Instead, I have slightly wavy hair which is prone to curling at the slightest hint of moisture. These are not perfect curls either which would be great, instead it just looks frizzy so I have to use products designed for my hair type and straighten it every day to try and keep it looking sleek and straight. This of course means that I can never just get ready in a few minutes, but instead have to spend ages every day making sure that I don't look like I have just crawled out of bed!

          In addition to this, I like to use a little hairspray when I have finished styling my hair to help to keep it looking the way I want it. I have tried several brands of hairspray and must admit that I generally find the cheaper ones to be just as effective as the more expensive ones.

          A 300ml cannister of this hairspray will cost just £0.70 which is loads cheaper than some of the brand names. As the picture shows, it comes in a silver aerosol can with jade green writing.

          The spray has quite a light fragrance which doesn't stick in the back of your throat and make you gag. I find that some hairsprays can make me feel quite ill because they are so heavy and hate it when the smell stays in your hair. This one goes on and the smell disappears which is exactly what I need.

          The spray isn't as effective as I had hoped for though. Because I chose the extra firm variety, I had expected my hair to stay in place all day but after a few hours, there were stray strands escaping meaning I had to redo it. I often use supermarkets own brands of hairspray and generally find that if I use it in the morning, my hair stays in place until evening which is exactly what I need.

          This was an okay hairspray and in an emergency, I would use it again but it wasn't as good as it could have been so has been consigned to the back of the shelf and replaced with a better brand, must try harder Sainsbury's!

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          02.10.2009 13:12
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          A good, cheap product

          I was a little sceptical when i first bought this product. Obviously Sainsburys are not famed for making hairspray, or indeed any hair products, so i wasnt actually expecting much. But i was met with a pleasant surprise.


          Price
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          Obviously the price of this product is the main advantage. I picked it up for 68p in my local store which, when you compare it with the £3-£5 prices that you pay for brands such as tresemme and pantene, it really is a snip. I was told by my mate that it could be obtained a lot cheaper too, around the 40p mark.


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          Sainsburys offer a great selection on their hairspray products too, ranging from different levels of holds to different finishes that the product creates. I went for the extra firm hold, as its difficult to keep my hair in place and that is why i buy hairspray. If you have a different goal or aim, then it can be used for many different functions if you buy the correct product.


          Does it work?
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          I've used this product for about a week now and i have to say that in usual conditions that yes, it does work. When walking around the house, or university, it has really held by hair up well, far better than that of VO5 which i used to use.

          However, when using in the wind this is not the case, it gets battered all over the place and you end up looking like tina turner. However, what do you expect for this price.


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          Basically, use it then stay indoors, if you have a walk to do, then buy something else or get wrapped in bubblewrap!!

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            17.06.2009 23:26
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            A great hairspray for a bit of definition to your do!

            I barely use hairspray. The reason for this is because I don't wear my hair in complicated styles and tend to straighten my hair to within an inch of it's life anyway and that is that. However until recently I had a new boyfriend (ok a week is not really bf but bear with me I am trying here lol) and I wanted to try and groom myself better cos to be fair to him he was hot and I wanted to be his equal! lol.

            I usually use Lee Stafford. I say usually, however I actually mean I have one bottle of the stuff collecting dust in the corner of my bedroom but I went to use it and it had ran out! I ran over to my local Sainsbury's and they didn't have much on sale at all to choose from so I opted for this and it was only 68p and like I say I don't need much from a hairspray so why pay over the odds for one anyway?!

            The Packaging....

            Silver 300ml can with integrated jade green plastic sprayer to the top of it. On the front of the bottle and in green writing I'm told it's Sainsbury's Hairspray 'Extra firm Hold' which is suitable for all hair types. On the back of the can I'm told a bit about the product, how to use it, cautions are listed as are ingredients, size is stated (as I've listed already), I'm told the can is made from recyclable steel and that most councils will recycle this and finally there is a bar-code on there. Not a bad looking can to be fair to it!

            A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Can....

            Sainsbury's extra firm hold hairspray is specially formulated to give your hair lasting, flexible, extra firm hold without weighing the hair down. This light misted formula is designed to withstand humidity helping to prevent hair frizz. Brushes out easily.

            Directions For Use....

            Shake can well before use. Hold can upright 30cm from your hair and spray lightly and evenly, avoiding eyes.

            Me Using It....

            Well like any hairspray/finishing spray this needs to be used on your finished style and dry hair. It sprays out as promised as a fine mist and evenly distributes itself and dries immediately into the hair. The only gripe I have about this product is the smell. It isn't vile or distinctive or anything but to me it smells very grannified but to be fair to it the smell does evaporate as the day wears on and like I say it isn't vile or owt anyway!

            As for 'hold' well I'd say this is more of a light hold that extra firm and as advertised. It's none sticky and very naturally holds hair. It does help eliminate frizz, does help to 'gently' hold a style but isn't strong enough (in my opinion) to hold a rather complicated style. I do like the strength it seems to coat my hair with (in a none sticky way as I have mentioned before) and do like the added natural shine and the way it either brushes/combs out or washes out with ease.

            Overall....

            A decent hairspray for small jobs really. If you just want something to help ease frizz and add a little texture and shine to the hair then great. If you want hair like Amy Winehouse and expect something to hold that beast of a beehive up, then no this is crapola cos one gust of a wind and this stuff simply isn't strong enough to take on the force. An ok every-day and economical product this is though!

            Only available in Sainsbury's.

            This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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