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      08.07.2013 06:52
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      There are better sprays on the market

      I always have and always will be an Elnett girl, be recently on holiday my hairspray ran out and I needed to get a replacement so nipped into the shop across the road and this was all they had in stock here are m thoughts. Packaging This looks totally different to the picture here. It is dark green with the silvikrin logo in the middle and pink strips to signify that this is maximum hold and white writing n the back explaining what it does and any ingredients. The tin is quite bad quality and is very easy to dent or scratch. It has one of those sprays with a small plastic nozzle this comes off really easy then it is impossible to use the spray. The cap is green plastic. This type of dispenser also makes it very difficult to suspense the right amount. The spray This spray is'sicky' and is very hard to style with because of this. This takes quite a long time to set on the hair and when it does it feels and looks hard. This cannot be brushed out like I have come t expect from hair sprays either this needs to be washed out and it can be quite a job., The one thing is does do though is hold my hair, if I am styling this into a beehive it does stay put and it adds a slight shine to my hair. This is best for up dos when it doesn't matter if the hair looks a little crispy! Price and Availability This is the type of hairspray that can be found anywhere. I have seen it at all the supermarkets, in dozens of chemists and in corner shops and garages it also sells online. This sells for £2.89 in superdug so I guess this is a fair deal. Due to the fact it cannot b brushed out, it has a dispenser I hate and the stickiness I would not reccmemend it, but it does hold the hair well!

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      17.04.2013 10:55
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      Poor hair spray

      I remember using Silvikrin years ago and quite liking it but the last time that I bought it the hairspray was useless so I think they have changed the formula and not for the better. In fact I was really shocked that a big brand like Wella would sell something of such poor quality. The one I bought was numbered 4 which means that it was supposed to be the strongest holding one. If this was the maximum hold then I dread to think what the lower hold ones are like. It isn't even that this is really cheap either as it costs £2.89 a can. You do get a largish 400ml can of hairspray for this price but as you need to spray so much on hair to even get a slight hold it is soon all used up. The hold of this is really poor and a light spray of the hairspray is going to do absolutely nothing to keep hair in place in the wind. I tried using it to curl my hair and all the curls fell out really quickly. You can get some hold if you spray loads of the hairspray but then that also made my hair feel a little crispy. The worst thing about this though was how it felt in my hair. It made my hair feel really heavy and was horrible to the touch and it even looked a bit matted. Brushing this out was a nightmare and it felt little flakes of white hair spray everywhere. Luckily it washed out ok but sometimes I don't want to have to wash hair spray out and prefer just giving my hair a brush to get rid of it but I couldn't really do that with this one. For the money this is a really poor hair spray and it must have changed because I do not remember it being like this when I used to use it years ago. I personally wouldn't buy it ever again unless I was in a real pinch and this was the only thing available. There is no excuse for hair spray to be this poor especially from a big brand as even a lot of the own brand hair sprays perform better than this.

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      29.11.2012 00:52
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      Ok, but only if you are washing your hair the next day

      I normally use a hairspray by Tigi, which whilst fantastic is quite expensive (£10 a can!) and so in a money saving mission I decided to go for something a little cheaper, and this was my choice. I haven't used Silvikrin before, or maybe I did as a teenager when I could go through a full can of hairspray a week, but I don't remember! My friend however said that this is the brand she uses and it was on that basis that I decided to try it. I was going to just try a small can of it at first but there was a huge 400ml can in my local co-op for £3.19 so I thought I'd just grab that, I opted for the maximum hold one because I have thick, long hair which can take some taming! It comes in a dark green can and you can easily tell which level of hold you are getting as it highlights this for you on the front. It claims to be easy to brush out, to not to dry out your hair and to not be sticky, so I pout this to the test. It suggests that you hold the can 20-30cm away from your hair before spraying and apart from anything else this is a sensible recommendation because otherwise you will end up with it spraying in all one place! By holding it a bit away you get a more fine spray and more even coverage. It doesn't have a pleasant smell as such but it doesn't smell as toxic or overpowering as others I have tried and the smell doesn't linger and obliterate the scent of any perfume you may be wearing which is good. It does hold fairly well and it isn't sticky once it is dry, so in this respect it does what it says it should. I do however find that it flakes in my hair when I brush it out, at first I thought I suddenly had dandruff but I then realised that when I had used this and brushed it out and used it again the next day it had dried into flakes. So whilst it might not dry your hair, it does give the impression that it's dried your scalp! Other than this it does a fairly decent job, but I really don't want bits of it in my hair the next day so I don't think I'll be buying it again.

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      06.07.2012 19:22
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      4/5

      During recent years I have been keen to opt for premium hair care brands and I could end up spending £20 on a small bottle of hair spray. Obviously this isn't ideal and so recently I decided to purchase Wella Silvikrin hair spray for a change. I can remember my mum using this when I was younger so I picked it up without much thought. ** THE BRAND ** Wella have been around for quite some time now, having been set up in 1880 when a 25 year old hairdresser called Franz Stroher decided to set up his own business. They began making wigs, then later moved to perming and began styling hair in the 1940's. Now they are a widely recognised, international cosmetic brand offering products for hair care and styling. They have been recognised for designing products for specific hair types such as scalp protection, adding shine and lots more. ** THE PRODUCT ** This product is the maximum hold hairspray. It comes in a dark green can with slightly lighter shades of green around the product and brand name, both of which are displayed in the middle. 'Wella' is written in gold, while 'silvikrin' is written in white. The can comes with a green lid, which when removed reveals a green dispenser nozzle. Underneath, there is a pink strip which goes round the entire can. Similarly, approximately 3/4 of the way down the can there is another pink strip with has 'hairspray' printed on it. Below this, is the product variant which in this case is maximum hold so the number '4' is hightlighted on the can. On the can of the bottle is some product information and directions for use. Also, there are safety instructions as it is a flammable product. A full list of ingredients can too be found here and contact information for Wella. ** USING IT ** The first time I came to use this hairspray was after I had washed and dried my hair. After straightening it and backcombing it a little, I put it to the test to see how well it would hold. I held the can at a distance of around 30cm and pushed down the nozzle. It seemed to dispense evenly and didn't come out lumpy or spray in different directions which is a problem I have experienced frequently. There was a slight scent of chemicals but nothing overpowering, although it is the sort of smell that chokes you a little if you inhale too much of it! I didn't need to spray too much product to feel like it had taken effect. I touched my hair almost immediately affterwards to check it had worked and it felt slightly stiff but as if the product had settled. ** RESULTS ** I was pleased with the ease of using this product as it came out and settled quickly onto my hair. As I mentioned above, my hair felt a little stiff but I quite like a hairspray to take this effect as this way, I know it has worked. However it did not feel hard, it maintained some movement and it didn't look as if it was wet (when you apply too much). Throughout the day, my hair stayed in place on the whole. By the time I got home though, my hair had gone a little flat and droopy however this is more a result of having freshly washed hair than the hairspray itself. If it is still in place though, it does brush out very easily without leaving any residue or making my hair look greasy in any way. ** PRICING AND AVAILABILITY ** This product, like most Wella products, can be easily located on the high street in drug stores and supermarkets alike. For a 400ml can, you can expect it to cost you around £2.89 (if you have a Boots advantage card you can gain 6 points from this purchase). As always, high street brands such as this can be located on discounted websites such as Amazon so you're likely to be able to find it at a discounted rate if you shop around. ** SUMMARY ** In conclusion, I am really pleased with this product. It holds my hair in place without leaving residue or stickiness and it is still strong enough to hold a style in place without sacrificing movement or manageability. Unfortunately, it doesn't last as long throughout the day as I would perhaps have liked and I found the can ran out relatively quickly in around 3 weeks, although I was using it daily. However given the price I do feel that it is a bit of a bargain and so if I have to purchase it more regularly than I would a premium brand it doesn't really matter as I am saving money either way! I will give this hairspray 4/5 Dooyoo stars, only because it is such a good price, as I would have preferred it to last longer.

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      07.12.2011 13:18
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      Really good product and would reccomend

      I'm sure i'm not the only one that has this problem - some days my hair just doesn't do what i want it to ! To make things worse i also have an annoying cowlick, for those of you who don't know what that is its where part of your hair decides to grow the opposite way and therefore makes your hair stick out. Mine is right along my fringe line and i have always found it hard to find the right product that will keep this part of my hair down. I have used a variety of hairspray products but they end up being too sticky, drys my hair out or simply doesn't do anything at all. I decided to try Silvikrin Maximum Hold Hairspray to see if this was one of the other products i could add to my long line of rubbish products that doesn't follow what it says on the tin. I was actually surprised when i used it because it works really well. It keeps the hair i want to stay down, down and also is useful for trying to give my hair a bit more texture and life. It is also a reasonable price for the amount of hairspray you get and also you don't need to use that much because it is a strong firm holding hairspray. However, there are some drawbacks to this product and that would be the smell, it is a funny kind of smell and it can stick to you for a while. Also try to remember an umbrella when it is raining because as soon as your hair gets wet the hairspray begins to look a little greasy which is quite unattractive ! Overall i would recommend this to those of you that do struggle with finding the right hair product for your hair. This is one of my favorites and i think I'll be sticking to this make for a long time.

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      05.10.2011 03:33
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      A great lasting hairspray.

      Silvikrin hairspray is made by Wella one of the worlds leading cosmetics suppliers. As well as hairspray they also have make-up products etc. Silvikrin comes in a green aerosol can with a green push down spray nozzle. This hairspray comes in 4 different choices of hold. This particular one being number 4 which is maximum hold. Previous to this I had been using the bamboo hold hairspray and after having my haircut into a shorter more funkier style I needed something stronger as my hair is now in need of being 'done' everyday. I popped up to Asda and saw that this was on offer for £1, and that is the sole reason I chose this hairspray over the rest. I never stick to any particular brand anyway but since using this I think that may change as this does give the hold I need. It brushes out fairly easily too but unlike other hairsprays this one doesn't brush out completely, it does need washing if you want it to look clean again. This hairspray can leave your hair looking somewhat dull after you have tried brushing it out but that isn't the case when you are spraying your hair into the style you want it to stay at. My hair is now above my shoulders in a funky layered bob type cut and if I want to wear it up I do have to use a hairspray in order for it to 'stay put'. This works excellently and lasts all day. It has a pleasant enough smell to it and is a great product. It usually retails at around £2 for a 400ml can.

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        26.05.2011 13:14

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        WELLA Wella is a brand I think we all recognize, when walking down the hair product isle it's a product we all recognise and a brand we trust, but this product is not the one for me. THE CAN The can is a tall dark green recycleable steel can which I quite like, for some reason, I don't know if it's just me but I always loose the lid to these kind of things, I don't know where they disappear but looking through my products...they are all lidless! Anyway, moving on! The can I purchased was £2.00 from Superdrug but browsing online I can see you can buy it from as little as £1.00 WHAT DOES IT DO? The can claims to: - Not dry your hair out - No stickiness - Provide UV protection - Brush out easily Hmmm...In my opinion I don't think that's entirely true! My hair felt very dry and extremely sticky! The smell is very chemically but just what you would expect from a none fragrant hairspray I guess!! OPINION I would not reccomend this hairspray due to the reasons above but I am sure this is a love/hate product as it has been on the shelves for a long time now and must sell well!!

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        12.05.2011 22:12
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        would not recommend for thick long hair.

        Wella Silvikrin Hairspray I bought this hairspray from ASDA for £2.64 and it was 400ml. My hair is quite long and thick, so I wanted a hairspray that would keep my style in place. The hairspray claims to: - give long lasting, maximum hold, and keeps your style flexible. - to not dry out your hair. - no stickiness. - and to brush out easily. I thought that the price was quite reasonable because there was 400ml, which is a lot. The bottle is quite big, and it's a nice green, the only problem is that it is quite hard to store because it is so big, but this isn't a major problem. The top comes off easily, and it sprays out quite fast and evenly, and it also just smells of a normal hairspray. I felt that when i applied it, I put a generous amount on, i applied it how they said and held it 20 - 30 cm away from my head. But half way through the day, I had to actually re do my bun, as it had nearly fallen out, I wasn't very impressed at all, it claims to have a maximum hold, where as it barely even had a hold. However it did not leave my hair sticky, it was easy to brush, and it did not dry out my hair. The next day I decided to give this hair spray another chance, I thought maybe I applied it to far away from my head, so I applied it closer and applied quite a bit more, and my hair felt quite sticky, and hard. My bun did last, but only for like an hour, i didn't have to re do it, but it didn't look the same it did when i first did it. I wanted a hairspray that would keep my style throughout the day, and this is not the hairspray for me. Maybe if your hair is shorter and thinner, it might be able to hold your hair better, but if you have long thick hair like me, I don't really recommend this hairspray. I don't think I will be buying this again. Thanks for reading my review. x

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          11.04.2011 16:46
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          Don't buy this piece of...

          My hair never does as its told, anyone else have this problem? No matter what I do with it, it never stays in place and therefore i have to invest in decent hairsprays to sort out the problem for me! One day I ran out of my usual Treseme extra hold hairspray and needed to pick up some from the local shop instead. The Wella Silvikrin hairspray was the only one that they had. Seeing as I didn't have the choice of products, and needed some desperately, i went ahead and purchased. After all, it doesn't hurt to try a new product right? The can that I got seemed to be a mini one, it contained only 75ml of product, not a lot, but more than enough for a few uses as beggars cannot be choosers right? Anyway...The can is not very eye catching, its a bit of a manky dark green colour with the product name in the middle, it doesn't stand out much but for 75p or whatever, what do you expect? It has a small number system on the bottom of the can with the numbers: 1,2,3 &4, this is to indicate what strength hold it has. This particular can was number 4 which meant it was the strongest hold that they do, just what I needed!!! OR NOT!!!! I can honestly say, this is the worst hairspray I have ever used! Not only does it look rubbish, the smell is vile and the hold is abysmal! The spray seemed very thin, and didn't seem to hold what so ever! I ended up spraying half the can and al it did was make my hair look greasy and still didn't hold my hair in place! Seeing as it was number 4 on strength, I dread to think what the other holds are like, I could have got better results with water or something. Needless to say, I will NOT be repurchasing this item and I think I will stick with the products I usually use unless someone has any other recommendations? The only decent thing about this is that its small enough to keep in a handbag, but then again, other companies do smaller cans too so this is nothing new!

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            08.04.2011 17:00
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            A well priced hairspray that really does hold your hair in place well

            Not long ago I wrote a review on another Wella hairspray that I really didn't rate overly highly, and although there is still some of it on my dressing table, I knew I needed to get another hairspray that would hold my fine, flyaway hair in the style that I want it, so when I get home from work, it looks as neat and tidy as it did when I left the house in the morning. A previous favourite of mine was the L'oreal elvive hairspray, which worked well for me, but was one of the more costly hairsprays on the market, and since I use it everyday, it is something I use a lot of. When looking in Tesco a while ago for a new hairspray at a reasonable price, I noticed this Wella Silvikrin maximum hold hairspray, which at the time was on offer, and in fact, still in is on offer at £1.99 for a 250ml bottle. There is nothing attractive about the bottle itself, and I have probably ignored it before, as naturally your eye goes towards to more attractive and bright bottles. This bottle is a blend of green colours with a green lid, so hardly the most eye catching of colours. THe only decent bit of colour is near the bottom with a flash of bright pink highlighting that it is in fact a hairspray. As I said, I went for the maximum hold spray, which is rated as 4 (the top ranking) in this particular range of hairsprays. On the reverse of the can, it states that this spray gives 'reliable, long lasting, maximum hold and keeps you style flexible' - which sums up what I was really looking for in a hairspray. It also claims NOT to dry out your hair, give no stickiness and help to provide UV protection. It also states that the product will brush out easily. Now, since getting the product I have been using it everyday. I still use the other wella shockwaves from time to time just to use it up, but there really is an obvious difference. In terms of reliability as one of their claims, I have to say that I have found it very reliable. Everyday when I have used it, is has held my hair in the style that I have chosen, whether it is freshly washed or not. Its claim of being long lasting also holds up well, given that when I get home from work, my hair is still generally in place, unless it has been a very very stormy day. In addition therefore, I also find that it offers maximum hold. Last weekend was a prime example, when I was meeting some friends for the evening, and it was an extremely gusty evening. As soon as I stepped outside the front door of our house, the wind caught my hair and I had visions of an untamed messy hairstyle for the rest of the night. When I got into the car however, there was not a hair out of place, the spray had well and truly held it in position, despite me feeling that it hadn't. Now, in saying that, I think if you were to be out and about on a gusty day continually, by the end it might not have the same hold, but that would be difficult for any hairspray. My only slight niggle, it that despite it claiming that it doesn't dry out your hair, I think recently (although this could be due to other factors as well) my hair which is usually very soft and silky, has been a little drier in texture, and I do wonder whether the daily use of this hairspray has had a drying effect on my hair. It is difficult to exactly pinpoint the cause, but I have my suspicions about this spray. All in al, of all the reasonable priced hairsprays around, I have to say that for the price, this hair does an excellent job of keeping my hair in place for a good part of the day on a gusty day, and most of the day on a normal calm day, which is no easy feat with my fly away thin hair. It isn't the most attractive packaing, but then again, I can see past that quickly once I know the product actually works. I do have concerns that it does my dry my hair out slightly, but there are factors that could contribute to this, so I cannot be sure.

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            21.09.2010 16:11
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            One of the most useful products on my shelf of lotions and potions would have to be hairspray. I've gone through hundreds of them, tried probably every big brand on the market and always have an extra little tin in my handbag incase of emergencies (a hair emergency of course, hairspray wouldn't do much good in a real emergency!). My favourite hairspray is Wella Silvikrin Maximum Hold, and although this seems to be a bit of a hit and miss with most people, I figured I'd give you my experience with this hairspray. I have quite high expectations with hairspray. They need to have a maximum hold without being crunchy or sticky. They need to add a little bit of shine to my hair without appearing greasy and they need to be easily brushed out at night without leaving little dandruff-like flakes all throughout my hair. Obviously, these are things that you can't test in store, so choosing a hairspray is never very easy for me, but I picked this one up and seem to have had a lot of luck with it! The hairspray comes in a large green tin with pink accents. As far as I'm aware, the colour of the accents change depending on the hold of the hairspray. The tin simply states the brand and product name on the front whilst also telling me that it's a bigger pack with better value. The back of the tin states that the hair spray does not dry out your hair, isn't sticky, helps to provide UV protection and will brush out easily. The directions and ingredients can be found on the product website, so I won't bore you with those! The hairspray itself is released out of a little spray nozzle under the green cap. This nozzle releases a very fine mist of hairspray when you press on it, instead of just a little dribble like some hairsprays. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a very special scent - it is just your typical hairspray with an added hint of fruitiness. I really like the scent when I can smell it on other people's hair, I can never smell it on my own though. I've found that the hold of this hairspray is incredible! My boyfriend and I both use it - me for curling my hair and taming fly aways when I've straightened it, and him for spiking his hair up without having to use gel/wax/putty. His hair will stay spiked all day (and even after sleeping on it) whilst my curls last straight through onto the next day with only a slight drop. I've also used this for a fancy up do for a special occasion and my hair stayed put all night. There is absolutely no stickiness, but there is a little shine added to your hair, which is perfect for me. After I brush through my curls when using this hairspray, my hair stays curly, but brushing through it gives the effect of loose, natural waves instead. I haven't needed to spray with more hairspray after doing this as it holds perfectly fine that way. There are also no flakes of dried hairspray throughout my hair. I currently have the 400ml tin in my room and a 75ml tin in my bag. The 400ml tin cost me £2.99 from Boots whilst the 75ml tin was £1 in Asda (99p in Boots). I absolutely adore this hairspray, and I'm just sad that other people don't seem to get the same effects from it as it is my current favourite hairspray and will probably stay that way for some time! If you haven't tried it, then I highly recommend it, although I have removed 1 Dooyoo star for the inconsistency in customer satisfaction with the product (this is made very clear just by looking at the mix of reviews here on Dooyoo). Quick tips ------------- - Slippy shoes? Spritz some hairspray on the bottom of them for an extra grip. - Ladder in your tights? Spray some hairspray over it to prevent any further laddering. - Nail varnish not drying quick enough? Use some hairspray as a quick drying top coat. Thanks for reading.

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              Extremely good if you want your hair rock solid, no good for a natural look

              This product comes in a tall shiny green container and is quite obviously a hairspray can. This particular hairspray is rated along a 1-4 scale in terms of strength and the maximum hold hairspray is considered a 4 on this scale. I have extremely thick hair and find this hairspray to be really very good, although the smell is quite strong and a little unpleasant when using it! The maximum hold hairspray is very good at holding a style however it does make your hair rock solid which is something some people do not like. The only times I use hairspray is when I have curled my hair or when I have straightened it and am off on a night out. If my hair is straight, I just put a very light layer of hairspray all over to maintain sleekness and to try and avoid frizz. With this minimal amount of spray, there is no hardness and it generally does a good job. When I curl my hair, I use a lot of spray! My hair is quite stubborn and doesn't hold curls very well so a lot of spray is necessary, and having rock solid hair is just something I have gotten used to. I have read comments where people have said that their hair is very difficult to brush/comb after using the spray which is true - but in my opinion, if it was easy to brush then the hairspray is not really doing its job. I find that the morning after you have used it, it is relatively easy to brush out so I don't consider this a problem. Friends of mine who have much thinner hair than me have commented on being unable to use this brand for various reasons, such as the fact that once used, their hair doesn't move naturally which on particularly blonde hair can make a person look a little bald. So my recommendation is really for those of us blessed/cursed with masses of hair! For a 400ml can you would pay £2.58 in boots, £3.04 in ASDA and £2.74 in superdrug (currently on offer at 2 for £4 on 01/04/10) Boots also has regular offers on and due to also receiving boots points, this is my preferred place to buy it. Overall, for thick hair this is a wonderful product. It provides your hair with maximum hold - exactly what it says on the tin - and is long lasting. If you are looking for something with a strong hold, but allows natural movement - this is not the right product. Used lightly, your hair still moves, but if you need a lot to hold say a curl in place, then that curl is then very very hard! I rate this product 5/5 and would recommend it to everyone!

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              A hairspray that looks very un-natural

              I normally purchase my hairspray from work as one of the benefits too working in a hairdressers is you can buy professional hair care products for salon retail prices. One day a few weeks ago I had forgot to purchase my hairspray and I had plans that night and needed a hairspray as soon as possible so I went for a trip to the co-op and bought silikrin hairspray by wella. Silvikrin hairspray comes in a dark green aerosol can which looks rather amateur and inexpensive and to be honest I probably wouldn't have bought it if I hadn't have been desperate. The can is 250ml in size and cost me around £2.70. This seemed a bit over price for the appearance of the hairspray but I had heard of wella so thought I shouldn't judge this by appearance and give it a go. I use hairspray practically every day as it has extremely handy. It can be used to: Add instant volume to hair by backcombing Smooth stray hairs Hold in pony tails and up-dos If added to the roots of unwashed hair it absorbs oil to make it appear cleaner A tip I read in a magazine was to spray a sheer mist of hairspray over a made up face to keep make-up lasting all day. This tip does seem to work but only a sheer sprits from far away is needed unless you plan to stick your eyelashes together. I opted for the silvikrin hairspray in maximum hold as I needed it to backcomb my hair to create volume. To ensure the volume lasted all night I needed something super strong and since this hairspray was maximum it sounded just what I needed. The smell of the hairspray is actually quite pleasant and doesn't get to your throat like other varieties can so I have no complaints regarding this as I actually quite liked the smell. The hairspray is another matter indeed. After spraying a small amount to my hair and spraying my fringe into place I realised that my hair had transformed from smooth and silky to dry and lack lustre. The hair spray had hardened my hair so much that it was unable to move and unfortunately looked very un-natural. I decided to brush the hair spray out but that idea wasn't good considering the brush wouldn't even go through it without damaging it. I always go for a maximum hold hairspray but I've never came across anything like this, once it touches your hair it sticks like a glue and doesnt flatter at all. This hairspray looked cheap when I bought it and looked even worse when it was used. For the above reasons I'm sorry that I won't be recommending this today and I won't be using it again

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              Not the greatest, but the best I've found so far

              Being a girlie that likes to faff around with her hair, I find that hairspray plays a big role in my day to day beauty routine. I've tried many hairsprays over the years, and although I'm yet to find one that I'm 100% happy with, I tend to keep returning to Silvikrin. THE PRODUCT: As I get through a lot of hairspray, I buy the largest possible size (in this case the 400ml can). The price of this product does vary, I tend to pick it up whilst on promotion (usually for around £1.50 a can), but you can pick it up from most shops, with the Boots website currently selling it for £2.73 per can. The can is (in my opinion) a rather boring dark green, with a large 'Silvikrin' logo on the front. It also has a pink flash running around it, in which it tells you the products 'hold' rating - in this case 4 (the maximum). The product (made by Wella), claims that it "Gives reliable, long-lasting, maximum hold and keeps your style flexible". It also claims that it won't dry out your hair, isn't sticky, helps provide UV protection, and brushes out easily. USAGE: I buy maximum hold, as I have rather long hair that struggles to keep volume. I also tend to back-comb it quite a lot, and need a hairspray that will keep this style in place. The spray comes out in a fine mist, which I find gives me good all over, and fairly even coverage. It also dries quite quickly, which allows you to apply the product in gradual layers (helping to avoid damping your style and flattening it straight away). I have to admit that I do not find the smell at all appealing, it is a very chemical based smell. Luckily, this does tend to fade away fairly quickly, but this product should definitely not be sprayed in too much of an enclosed space! RESULTS: Due to the light feel of the product, I don't feel like I've replaced my barnett with a haystack, however, I also feel that the hold can vary depending how much you spray. I find that I tend to use quite a lot to get the desired effect. I would agree with the claims that the product isn't particularly sticky, but I do find the occasional sections of hair that have managed to glue themselves into some sort of bizzare arrangement! As for the UV protection, I don't really have any way of justifying this claim either way - I suppose you just have to take their word for it. Throughout the course of the day/night, I don't tend to find that I really need to re-apply any extra. The only times I've felt it's needed it has been when the good old British weather decideds to grace us with some lovely rain! The product does brush out with relative ease, but due to my hair being quite fine, I can find that the ends become a bit of a tangle after brushing it out. On the plus side, I have never experienced any problem with the product flaking or leaving residue on my hair (and trust me, I really do spray a LOT!). CONCLUSION: Although it is not the best hairspray in the world, I have tried other more expensive products, and find them to be innapropriate for my needs. As I tend to pick it up whilst on a promotion, I find its value for money satisfactory. A can does last me a few weeks. Obviously this will differ depending on someones individual needs. I will keep up the search for my perfect hairspray, but in the meantime this definitely suits me.

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                08.01.2009 21:45
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                A great everyday hairspray

                I am a bit of a one for using hairspray, and there's not many times that I will leave the house without some hairspray on my hair, even if it just to keep a ponytail in place or across my fringe to keep it in place. Now, I'm not really sure if all the different holds such as soft hold, mega hold, super strength or whatever they call them really make that much difference, but I always go for the maximum hold just to be on the safe side, after all you want your hair to stay in place, right, so why chance it on a soft hold hairspray? This hairspray comes in several different sizes, but I usually buy the 400ml which is the largest one as it works out a bit cheaper in the long run. Boots and Wilkinsons often have offers on these hairsprays too so I tend to stock up. This hairsray claims: ~ It does not dry out your hair~ I would say that it doesn't dry out your hair if you use it in normal proportions for everyday use, however, I have straight hair and occasionally when I go out, I curl my hair and use lot and lots of hairspray on it just to make sure it stays curly all night and I do find that when I brush it out, my hair does have the tendancy to feel a bit like hay - very dry and I always have to wash and condition it first thing the next morning. Like I said though, I do use loads! ~ No stickiness ~ It definitely does not make your hair sticky unlike other hairsprays I have used over the years. ~ Helps to provide UV protection ~ Now, this I cannot really comment on as I have no way of telling whether it does this or not. We will just have to take Wella's word for it I guess, but I wouldn't use this instead of suncream or a hat for protection as I doubt it protects your scalp from sunburn, in fact I'm pretty sure it doesn't as I have had a sunburn scalp many times and I probably had hairspray in my hair at the time. ~ Brushes out easily ~ This is very true. Some hairsprays tend to leave white bits in your hair and are a nightmare to brush out with loads of brushing and combing, but not this one. You barely have to bother, just a quick brush though before going to bed as you would normally do. It has the normal hairspray smell and is not disguised with fruity or flowery smells, but it is not overpowering and not unpleasant. Be careful though, the nozzle occasionally clogs up with dried spray (not often though), and if this happens then just run your fingernail over it and it will clear. If you don't clear it, the spray may come out in the wrong direction and get you in the eye. I've done that a few times and yes it really does sting. I have used this hairspray for at least 10 years now and I never buy anything else. It holds my style and does everything it says on the can. I use it for straight hair, curly hair, styles that are put up in clips and ponytails. Obviously if I am going out in gale force winds or torrential rain then I can kiss goodbye to any sort of decent hair do, maximum hold or no maximum hold, but on your average day or night out, this does the job perfectly.

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                Wella Silvikrin Hairspray Maximum Hold / Does not dry out your hair / Non stickness / Helps to provide UV protection / Brushes out easily.