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      11.07.2014 17:46

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      So good for the price

      Hairspray is something that I use on a daily basis as I spend a lot of time making my hair look nice and I don''t want to just step outside and have the wind blow it out and ruin it. I buy lots of different brands just depending on where I am and what catches my eye though there are a few brands which I like better than most. Surprisingly Tesco do a decent hairspray but make sure and buy this one and not the everyday value one as they couldn''t be more different in terms of quality. The family hairspray is a much higher quality and although it is very cheap at only 70p you could easily mistake this for a more expensive brand. The size of the can of hairspray is 300ml so you get a decent amount for your money. The packaging isn''t anything to write home about but it is ok and looks loads better than the value one. I like this because it has a really good hold and keeps my hair in place but it doesn''t make my hair hard and gives it a somewhat natural look. It contains a pro vitamin complex and I also really like that it has a uv complex to protect hair from the sun as I colour my hair and the sun is one of the worst things at fading the colour and making it look dull. This has a fine mist which settles on my hair without making it look or feel wet so it can be sprayed and then you are pretty much ready to go. With the value one it actually makes hair wet and takes ages to dry. It also gives my hair a nice sheen. I don''t have to use half a can of this to get a good hold as spraying it over my hair for a couple of seconds is enough to give me hold for most occasions. If it is really windy I might spray a little bit extra on it but most of the time I don''t need that much. I like this hairspray and if I am in Tesco and needing some hairspray I usually pick this over loads of others. Unfortunately because it is a Tesco branded product I can only pick it up in Tesco which is a shop that I find myself shopping less and less in so I can''t get it as easily as I can other ones which is a shame as this is one of the best performing cheap hairsprays that you can buy.

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      20.09.2013 22:27
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      A great product at a great price that does the job

      I use hairspray like it's going out of fashion. You would assume from that statement I have long hair - but I don't. I have quite short hair in a bob and much prefer hair spray than gel to spike my hair up.

      Tesco's Hairspray is brilliant, it does not cost the earth at 99p and is every bit as good as the branded products available from £2 onwards.

      I use straighteners on my fringe and use a good generous spray of hairspray to hold it in place, and then use the straighteners to flick the back out, and then spray to hold this in place. One sprayed I then use my fingers to style. I find that this spray sometimes is sufficient to use without straighteners if my hair is that little bit shorter. I simply spray and then use my fingers to back comb.

      I find that the Tesco spray lasts for a really good period of time but doesn't leave your hair looking completely solid as some do, nor does it feel really stiff and tacky so it has a brilliant invisible hold. I also find that unlike other brands I have used it brushes out really easily at the end of the day. The can offers a great spray and doesn't smell too strong

      I cannot recommend this hairspray enough its cheap and really does the job.

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      12.04.2013 12:31
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      Much better than the value one

      Hair spray is something that I tend to use on a daily basis as I have horrible hair which needs kept under control. I have my favourite brands but to be honest anything will do in a pinch especially if I am having to stick to a budget and can't afford the more expensive ones which tend to be my favourites.

      I have used the Tesco Value hair spray before and thought it was rubbish but as is so usually the case if you are only willing to spend a few more pennies then you can get something much better. The Tesco Family hair spray is still cheap but so much better than the value version. It only costs 70p for a 300ml can.

      I like to use hair spray to keep my hair from being flyaway in the wind but also I like to spend some time styling my hair and I find that I need a little hair spray to keep my style in place and to help set it such as with curls where I spray a little hair spray on the stand I am curling while it is on the curling tongs or straighteners and the hair spray helps keep the curls from falling out and going straight again.

      This hair spray gave decent hold and it kept my hair in place without being too obvious. It was much more natural looking than the value one and it didn't make my hair crunchy or look like I was wearing gel.
      The hold was firm but it wasn't too firm so my hair still moved and had plenty of life and bounce to it without being stiff and not moving. I am not sure I would use this if it was really windy outside but I would use it again if the weather was calm.

      It was easy to brush out of my hair and it didn't leave my hair feeling too dry. Over all it was a good hair spray for the money. I could tell while using it that it wasn't a premium one though as it did lack things like extra shine and gloss which more expensive hair sprays give but for the money I really can't complain. I will stick with other hair sprays but I wouldn't hesitate to buy this again if money was tight and I needed something cheap but decent.

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      26.02.2013 13:04
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      I will buy it again and highly recommend it!

      I use a hairspray product to control stray 'wisps' and frizz, and maintain my hair style, perhaps two or three times per week. Whilst I previously used a Boots own-branded hairspray product, my last two purchases have been from my local branch of Tesco as I have found their own range of hair care products are quite well suited to my own hair, in addition to offering good value for money. This review will discuss my experiences of using the "Tesco Firm Hold Hairspray."

      I paid under £1 for the canister of hairspray which is a very generous 300ml in size. There is a small range of hairspray products available in the same range at Tesco, but I always purchase a "Firm Hold" option if one is available, as I prefer this for my own hair.

      It's fair to say that the packaging for the Tesco Firm Hold Hairspray is pretty plain and uninspiring. This is not a huge problem for me as I don't really use it outside of my own house. There is something to be said for the bright colours used on the packaging offering a little eye-catching detail, however with the turquoise coloured metal canister being difficult to miss on the supermarket shelf.

      Whilst I am on the subject of the packaging, I think it is worth noting that I have suffered nothing in the way of difficulties from using or spraying this particular product, even though I have difficulties with using my hands at times as a result of limited mobility. Indeed, the plastic 'cap' is easy to remove from the top of the canister, and I have had no problems with depressing the plastic aerosol 'nozzle' either.

      The spray itself feels surprisingly 'light' when dispensed, without it 'clouding' over the head and hair in the way that some hairspray products do, and in particular I have found this to be a significant fault of some 'budget' branded hairspray products that I have purchased in the past. In contrast, the Tesco Firm Hold Hairspray feels lighter and finer, settling on the hair in only a thin layer that offers a little more flexibility than rival brands. This feels much more pleasant, as hairspray products that feel thick can often feel heavy and rather 'concrete' like in their texture and appearance... not a good look.

      Any loose or stray hairs are easily 'tamed' with a quick spritz from the canister, whilst my 'trademark' plaits are held securely in place all day. More creative styles like 'up dos' are rarer for me, but I have found the Tesco Hairspray is more than able to cope with these too. For lazy days at home, I tend to leave my shoulder-length locks loose, or secured loosely in a hinged clip, which will often see one or two wisps at the nape of my neck hanging untidily. A quick spritz of the canister will secure these idle wisps into the clip and keep them there, offering a neater result.

      The packaging for the product informs me it has been created "to care for your hair, giving you a long lasting, firm hold." I would agree with this statement wholeheartedly as I never have to re-apply the product or administer a second spritz from the canister to 'top up' what was applied earlier, at a later point in the day. This result is on a par with some rather expensive hairspray products that I have purchased in the past that are more than three times the cost of the Tesco alternative. This is a pretty impressive result in my book, and I really have no complaints in terms of the product's effectiveness or its agreeable longevity; anytime I have styled my hair with the use of this product - whether in an 'up do' or with my long hair tumbling around my shoulders, I have found it has kept it's style and 'shape' all day/night, depending on the occasion.

      There is a claim on the front of the canister informing me that this particular hairspray "Brushes out easily" and again I have found this to be accurate. Any residue that clings to the hairs' surface will brush out easily and quickly, without making the hair appear dull and lifeless afterwards. I think this aspect of the Tesco Hairspray is due to its 'lighter' consistency as it doesn't feel like the hair is 'weighed' down when the spray is applied. I have found too that alternative brands of hairspray can make the hair look really dirty and unwashed after the product has been brushed out from the hair, which is obviously extremely inconvenient. Thankfully, this annoying trait has not been evident from the Tesco product and I do feel that this particular claim is justified.

      The product also boasts it will provide "Added Shine" although I can't say that I have been able to detect any huge change in this aspect of the appearance of my own hair. I do already use good-quality conditioner and styling products however, most of which offer a shiny, healthy appearance on my hair, so I feel that perhaps my hair is already as shiny as it is prepared to get...? Perhaps if the hairspray was used on hair with something of a 'duller' appearance then the end result would be more noticeable, but personally I have not witnessed a significant transformation in this regard.

      As with all other hairspray products that I have bought before, there is something of a rather strong 'chemical' type smell from the Tesco product. Whilst not the worst I have ever experienced, the smell is quite strong and doesn't really do much for me, so I tend to open the window once it has been used. After a few minutes the smell has all but gone, with just a faint trace lingering behind.

      I have nothing negative to report about the Tesco Firm Hold Hairspray and I will continue to purchase it for my own use, finding it offers great 'hold' to my hair quickly and conveniently. Similarly, I find the product is very economical and affordable, and I have nothing negative to report about it at all. For the reasons outlined in this review, I feel that full marks in the Dooyoo product rating score are appropriate on this occasion.

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