Over the years, I have had many different hairstyles, and due to this I have tried many, many different hair products to help me create and maintain these styles. Some results have been fantastic, while others failed quicker than I could have imagined to be possible.
One of the many hairsprays I have tried is the Schwarzkopf Osis Session Extreme Hold Spray. This is a fast drying, extreme holding hairspray that is supposed to help give my hair a salon style finish. It is control level 3, so give maximum hold with the maximum amount of control possible. The spray is also meant to be non sticky.
The hairspray comes in a silver can, and I buy mine in 300ml. I am not sure if this comes in any other size, but if you look around online I am sure you can find out either way. You can expect to pay between £6 - £12 a can for this hairspray, depending on where you buy it from. I got mine from www.luxuryhaircare.co.uk as this was the cheapest place I could find it for, at just over £6.
I originally bought this because a friend said she loved it, and I was willing to try any products that would make styling my hair easier and make my styles last longer. I like to make different styles with my hair, and some of the styles need an extra large amount of hairspray just to keep them in place, I have been known to use almost a whole can of hairspray on one style in the past.
The spray from the Osis Session Spray comes out in a really fine mist, but sprays out quite quickly, so you only need a quick squirt to get a good amount on your hair. As usual with most hairsprays, the directions say to use the spray 30cm from your hair. I have never actually measured how far away from my own head this is, but I give it a rough guess and I have never seemed to have a problem with this so all is good in this respect.
The spray has quite a nice smell, after the inital hairspray smell that all the sprays seem to have, no matter who makes them or what they add to the scent. There is a good salon type scent to this spray, and the scent is not as harsh as some cheaper hair sprays I have used before. The scent lingers on the hair through most of the night or day, and even after a night out, I can still smell the hairspray when I take my hair out before bed.
The actual staying power of the spray is pretty good, and it does manage to hold most of my styles in place, although is it not as brilliant as some of the others I have tried. It does hold the styles quite well, but after a night of dancing with my friends in hot clubs and windy weather, the style is not so great. I find that the cheaper Boots own hairspray atually has longer holding results, even though I have to use a tiny amount more of it to get the same hold.
This spray is quite easy to brush out, and I find that it does not mess up or knot up my hair. The spray does add a bit of extra shine to my hair, but nothing too special. I also find this does not dry my hair out, which is something I do appreciate in a hairspray.
For the price of this hairspray, I expected it to have better lasting results. The results are good, but just notable to withstand what I put it through. Due to this, I give Schwarzkopf Osis Session Extreme Hold Spray
a 4 out of 5 stars, and I think I will be sticking with my Boots own hairspray in the future.
*This review is also on Ciao under the user name of Hailee*
Lights, camera action! The essential spray for serious session stylists; gives absolute extreme control to the finish / Spray in an orbiting action onto dry hair from a distance of 30 cm away from the head / Finalise your hairstyle with extreme hold in an instant /