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Sainsbury's Hairspray Firm Hold

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      20.06.2013 20:48
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      Just as nice as Tesco's

      I don't buy many products from Sainsbury's. Generally I shop in Tesco as it's my nearest store and there is a very large Tesco Extra near to where I work so it's really convenient. However, my mother in law really likes Sainsbury's and so every now and again I take her out shopping. Whilst wandering around the aisles I noticed that they make their own range of hair care products, and as I was in need of a another can of hairspray I picked up a Sainsbury's own brand Firm Hold spray for only 80p. The can is quite pretty to look at in silver and deep purple and the can itself is huge. 80p seemed to rather a good price.

      Though my hair isn't particularly frizzy or thick, it can be hard to manage when it's newly washed and I usually find that the first day after washing that I have to use a firm hairspray otherwise I have little control over it. Having used Tesco's own range Firm Hold sprays in the past, I wasn't sure how the Sainsbury's brand was going to compare.

      I shook the can gently before using it for the first time, as per the instructions on the reverse and pressed down the little nozzle on the top of the can. I noticed that the spray is delivered in a super fine mist. The spray dries reasonably quickly and what I really like about it is that even though this is descried as a firm hold spray, it still leaves my hair looking and feeling natural with movement and bounce and it doesn't clog or drag the hair in any way at all.

      It holds my hair in place for hours and I don't have to reapply it during the day. It also brushes out easily at the end of the day and I also don't find that it leaves any feeling of 'build up' on my hair as it washes out well. The smell is nice, not too heavily perfumed and it doesn't smell so heavily fragranced that it clashes with my perfume.

      Overall, I am actually really pleased with the quality of this hairspray. I feel the rest of this can is still going to last me for some time yet as I don't have to use a great deal in order to get it hold my style in place well.

      Well priced hairspray and highly recommended.

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      24.03.2013 09:32
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      A good hair product

      After trying out my friend Laura's Enrapture Encode Totum Styler, I decided I needed one for myself. I saw the price had dropped on Amazon to only £30 (£45 off the RRP) so bought it instantly. However, as I got one day delivery, I realised that I had no hair products whatsoever due to my having it down and straight all of the time. I quickly headed over to Sainsburys to stock up on a few things. A must have when curling hair is hairspray so this was the first on my list. I ended up getting Sainsburys Hairspray - Firm Hold as I wanted something that would hold the curls without my hair being too stiff. For a 300ml canister of this, you can expect to pay £1, both in store and online.

      The canister of hairspray is quite nice looking, considering it is a Sainsburys own product. However, it isn't one of the cheapest of Sainsburys products which are really plain and white with only orange text. The main body of this canister is a lovely dark silver colour with a purple top and cap which pulls off. The colour of the text on the body of the canister is also purple which matches the top and the cap. On the body of the canister is the Sainsburys name and the product name as well as what kind of hold it gives.

      The hairspray is really easy to use. Once you pull off the cap, all you need to do is push down on the button and the spray will be released. With some really cheap hairsprays, the room can become quite full and fumes quickly, especially small rooms but that isn't the case with this one. I used this in my bathroom, which is tiny, and while I could smell the hairspray is wasn't too bad at all.

      My hair is really fine and thin, which is why I have had such a hard time being able to curl my hair before. However, by using this along with my new curlers, the curls actually stay in my hair and as they should be. As this is a firm hold hairspray, I was slightly worried that my hair would end up stiff and not have that luxurious, bounce that curls should have. However, while my hair was a little stiffer than normal, it didn't feel crunchy at all and it really did keep my curls in good condition.

      For £1, I'm really impressed with this hairspray and probably won't be buying anything different from now on unless there is a really good offer on.

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      28.02.2013 17:51
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      A good hair spray

      I've got naturally wavy, frizzy hair so unless I straighten it everyday it looks wild! I use hairspray everyday after straightening it to keep it in place for as long as possible because it starts to lose its straightness throughout the day otherwise.

      I have a few different cans of hair spray but the one I'm currently using is Sainsbury's firm hold one which I bought because it was so cheap (about 80p for a big can of it). In my opinion hair spray is hair spray so the extremely cheap price didn't bother me, and it works just as well as the more expensive hair spray that I have.

      The hair spray comes in quite a cool looking can, it's silver & purple and doesn't look as cheap as the tesco value hair spray. It is suitable for all hair types and it is easy to use, I just press down the nozzle thingy at the top and spray it all over my hair. The smells a bit like the smell of nail varnish, it's not nice and if I get a bit in my mouth by mistake it's vile but I just hold my breathe so it doesn't really matter!

      The hair spray can leave my hair sticky and dry and looking absolutely awful if I put the tiniest bit too much on, so I make sure that I am careful with how hard I press down on the nozzle or too much comes out and I need to wash my hair straight afterwards if this happens. To be honest though this is the case for most hair sprays.

      As long as I don't put too much on though it is fine, my hair is left firmly in place and it stays straight and in place for most of the day, I'd say by about 6pm it starts getting frizzy again so it lasts for a good while and I don't need to reapply it in this time.

      This all in all is a good hair spray. It's cheap and it keeps my hair in place, just make sure you don't put too much of it on else you'll be left with dry and sticky hair!

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      31.10.2009 13:03
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      A firm hold hairspray... and it did just that!

      I have quite fine, straight hair but a lot of it! So unless my hair hasn't been washed for days I always have to use some kind of product if I have it up or just to stop it from flying all over the place. I tend to not overload my hair as I hate the thought of damaging it on purpose. But I always have hairspray hanging around somewhere. It's perfect for keeping those stray hairs in place and it's quick to use.
      I recently went out and made my hair wavy, while doing so I ended up using a stupid amount of hairspray! (It was a one off!) So I needed to get an emergency back up just to stick in the bathroom until I could pick up my usual brand. As I was in Sainsbury's I thought I would just pick one up there.

      ** Sainsbury's Hair Spray - Firm Hold **

      I always fight for what hairspray to buy as its hard to differentiate the difference between brands, different strengths etc. I can't go around spraying my hair n the supermarket so it is all guess work! On this occasion I just wanted a cheap back up and this seemed to fit the description perfectly. 69p for 300ml is brilliant value considering the equivalent size is between £2 - £4 if you buy the brand names.
      I decided to choose firm hold, as I know my hair takes a bit to stay in place but it also comes in extra firm hold, light hold, medium hold etc.
      The large steel silver aerosol (which I know isn't great for the environment but is recyclable) has a shimmery purple top and writing. It is quite stylish considering the price. It doesn't have a lid, so it literally is just press and go! This makes it a bit difficult if you wanted to take it away for the weekend as I can imagine something pressing down on the bottle by accident and a stream of hairspray all over your bag! But for just using at home every now and again, the packaging is all it needs to be.

      The hair spray promises to be specially formulated to give hair a lasting, flexible, firm hold without weighing the hair down. With a light missed formula it is designed to withstand humidity to help prevent frizz and also claims to brush out easily. Sounds exactly the same as my £2.99 hairspray... can this be true???

      ** What Was It Like To use **

      After shaking the can like I usually do, I pressed down on the aerosol and hoped for the best. I was pleasantly surprised by the light but even spray that came out. It definitely was a light mist that landed on my hair and this made it really easy to style. I could spray bit by bit without my hair becoming a wet sticky mess. Furthermore, because the spray was very light it also allowed me to layer it up later on without my hair becoming tangled up or weighed down. Really very impressed!
      It definitely kept my hair in place, without it being as hard as rock and even after a couple of hours in the wind, then in a hot crowded club, and with me fiddling with my hair checking its still ok, by curls and waves were still in place! I never expect miracles from hair sprays purely because of my hair type. But if it keeps my hair in place until I get to where I am going then that's a success in my book. And this did that and more!!!!

      Another great thing about this hair spray was that it genuinely was easy to brush out. Because it was such a fine spray it brushed out without pulling my hair or leaving them horrible white bits that some hairsprays do. Obviously, the more you put on the harder it will be to brush out. But generally speaking this past the test.

      If you are a hairspray user then you will no that they are not renowned for their pretty smells especially the cheap ones! But this wasn't too bad! I was surprised. It had a light sweet smell, obviously that hair spray sort of chemical smell is still there, but the sweetness was quite pleasant and didn't choke me!

      It really did live up to the product description and the firm hold did just that!

      ** Conclusion & Recommendation **

      What a bargain! I think this will be my new hairspray. There really is no need for me to spend 3 or 4 times the amount on another brand just to get the same results. If you do use hairspray regularly then I would probably advise you to buy one that claims to keep the hair healthy and let it breathe. But you shouldn't use hairspray every day regardless of the price or brand. Your hair needs to breathe!

      This did everything it claimed, from keeping my hair in place for a good amount of time, to being easy to brush out. It leaves a little bit of shine and the fruity fragrance isn't too bad. This is the complete package. 100% recommended.

      Thank you for reading!

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