I bought Wella Silvikrin Natural HOld as it was the only one they had in the shop at the time and I had forgotten to pack my hairspray when I had left the house to travel to London for my get away with the girls. I used this four days and every day I swore I''''d go into Boots and buy another brand It sprayed fine, in a thin mist and seemed to dry on my hair quite quickly - i didn''''t have to wait around for ages for it to ''''set''''. I hated the way my hair looked about half and hour after using this hairspray though. It seemed to give it a dull matt toen to it and my hair looked and felt rather lank and lifeless. It wasn''''t able to hold my up-do in place at all and strands kept on falling over my face. It wasn''''t like i was doing anything strenuous at the time - I was simply window shopping and walking around the City Centre. It was really disappointing and I threw it away jut as soon as I got back home. It seemed like a good price for only one pound but to me, it was money down the drain. Simply not strong enough.
My hair likes to do its own thing. So quite often, I can spend ages straightening it in the morning and then by lunchtime it has done it's own thing and gone all frizzy. Whilst this is obviously annoying, it doesn't bother me that much when I am going about my every day life. However, when it comes to nights out where I like getting all glammed up, it's important to me that every single strand of hair is in its place, and that's where this Silvikrin Natural Hold Hairspray comes in.
I chose this 'natural hold' hairspray from Silvikrin as I wanted my hair to look natural and not too 'fake'. The hairspray is easy to use; simply style your hair and then add a few sprays of this to 'hold' it in place. This hairspray has that horrible chemically smell (which can't be good for you) - so I just tend to spray it and then walk away out of the 'fumes'. That's definitely something which puts me of using hairspray.
One thing which puts me off when using hairspray is that horrible sticky residue it leaves on your hair. However, I have to say that this hairspray doesn't seem to leave as much as a bad residue as other hairspray brands I have tried which is good. It doesn't cause too many bad tangles either which is good.
I have to say that this hairspray does work well - as my hairdresser says, I don't have thick hair I just have a lot of hair which gives the impression that it is thick, when in fact my hair isn't that thick at all. Yet this hairspray manages to do a good job and it 'holds' my hair well. My hair is much tidier when I use this and stays straighter for much longer compared to when I don't use this hairspray. I do think that my hair holds better when it is up in a ponytail than when it does when I just wear it down.
All in all, I would recommend this hairspray! It's not something I use everyday, but when I do use it, it does a good job.
Thanks for reading!
Xd-o-n-z-x (CIAO & DOOYOO)
As I have quite dry hair anyway, I try not to use hair spray too often, but the way the wind has been the last few months, I find I am using it more and more. I have a selection of them in different strengths and whenever possible I like to use the natural hold or gentlest of hairsprays.
I used to think of Silvikrin as an old fashioned brand and avoided it for a while, but as I was in a chemist and needed a new can and this was all they had in a bigger size. It is a 400ml can and it was on offer at £1.79 so I was more than ready to give it a go. Had I been in Boots or somewhere with lots of choice I doubt if I would have selected this but I am glad I did.
As with all hairsprays it has a pretty nasty smell when it is first used but this does not last very long. I don't see the point in wearing a nice perfume and all anyone can smell is the hairspray so the smell disappearing soon is important to me.
I have quite short hair so only need a few sprays at the front and sides to keep my hair in place. The spray comes out in an even stream and I have never had a problem with the nozzle leaking or the spray flying in random directions. As soon as it gets longer I tend to go for a firmer hold as there is more to blow around and this is really not strong enough to deal with too much thick hair.
A really good thing for me is how quickly this dries. I like to spray just before I leave the house so don't want to have my hair blowing around and then the spray drying while my hair is all over the place. Another advantage is that it seems to brush out quite easily. As long as I brush it out before I go to bed I don't wake up the net day with sticky hair.
I will recommend this to anyone who wants a mild hairspray that will give a gentle hold.
I use hairspray from time to time for two main reasons, either to give some 'hold' to a hairstyle that I have, or to control stray hairs near my hairline and parting. I do not use a hairspray product every day and so only require to use a product like this when going on a night out or occasionally after blow-drying or styling my hair.
When I was recently in a local independent pharmacy shop, I noticed that they had some tins of Wella Silvikrin hairspray on sale, for the very reasonable price of £1 per tin. They had several 'strengths' of hairspray on offer, ranging from 'natural hold' to something akin to a more robust, super-strength spray. I chose to buy the 'Natural Hold' kind.
The spray's packaging is fairly uninspiring it has to be said. Consisting of a bottle-green coloured metal can, the hairspray is a reasonably-sized tin and is 250ml in size. There is a plastic cap on top of the tin which can be pulled off fairly easily, and underneath this there is a plastic nozzle to allow you to spray the product onto your hair. The packaging certainly does what it is supposed to, but there is nothing on it to persuade me to try it out or make it remotely eye-catching or attractive looking.
I have to admit to being fairly impressed with the product itself however, and have found it to be a fairly good quality hairspray for the low price I paid.
The main fault I have found with a lot of hairspray products that I have bought in the past is that they can leave a horrible residue on my hair after use, and this is a particular fault of hairsprays that are at the cheaper end of the market, so I will admit I was feeling a bit cautious the first couple of times that I used the Silvikrin spray. I am happy to report however, that the sticky, heavy-feeling residue that I was dreading has never once made an appearance, and instead my hair looks like it normally would, to the untrained eye at least.
Another plus point to using a slightly 'lighter' feeling hairspray than most is that the product is easy to remove from my hair, simply by brushing through the hair from the roots to the tips. My hair doesn't feel as clean and fresh as it did before the hairspray was applied, granted, but neither is there an urgent need to wash and blow-dry my hair again, to remove any traces of residue that were evident.
Furthermore, I have found that the Silvikrin hairspray gives more than sufficient hold to my hair, so that those annoying little stray flyaway hairs are given ample control and definition. I will admit that on a particularly windy day or if I have been in contact with some fairly powerful air-con or something similar, the tidy appearance of my hair will begin to dwindle after a little while, but this has certainly been no worse than any other hairspray product I would normally buy and is only evident after a while, so I feel the Silvikrin hairspray does hold it's own for a reasonable time. This is pretty good going in my opinion, especially considering the 'hold level' of Silvikrin I purchased is at the bottom end of the scale and is only a 'Natural Hold' product.
In addition, I have found that if I put my hair up, or plait it, then the Silvikrin natural hold hairspray again gives sufficient hold on such an occasion. I think that when my hair is up, I need a hairspray product with a bit more 'oomph' in it, rather than if I am just wanting to tame a few stray hairs and the Silvikrin spray certainly does this sufficiently enough for my needs.
I have also found that the Silvikrin hairspray is fairly reliable when it comes to the spray giving long-lasting hold. If I apply it to my hair in the morning, my style is still holding at 5pm, which I think is more than reasonable, and is certainly an improvement over other sprays I have used recently! I will be honest and say that for an all-day event or special occasion, I would probably need to apply more spray come tea time, but for more regular day to day activities and occasions, I am more than satisfied with the results achieved.
The smell of the Silvikrin hairspray is not particularly pleasant, although this is a trait I have come to expect from most, if not all, hairspray products that I would normally buy. The smell has a strong chemical tone to it, and is sickly and fairly sweet, all of which I find is prone to catch in my throat with prolonged use. I won't be deducting any stars from the rating of this product as a result though, as I am more concerned with the product's performance and I do feel that the sickly smell is something that is common with any product like this one.
I am happy to report that I have not had any experience with any irritation to my sensitive skin after or during use of this product. There are no statements on the packaging in reference to whether the product has been tested on animals.
Overall, I am more than satisfied with the performance of the Wella Silvikrin Natural Hold Hairspray and I will definitely be buying it again. I think it offers a great value product that lives up to its claims and I would go out of my way to buy it again as a result.
This is my preferred brand of hairspray. I always buy natural hold strength hairspray as I have long, thick hair that doesn't require any elaborate styling so natural hold is sufficient for me. This hairspray holds the style well and doesn't leave the hair with that crispy feeling.
It comes in a 400ml can so lasts a long time, I've found in the supermarket it's about £2.60 a can but if Boyes have some in a good £1 cheaper so I usually get mine from Boyes.
The can is green with a blue stripe along the bottom to signify natural hold. I believe the different strengths have different colour bands.
It doesn't smell particularly nice, the familiar chemical scent of hairspray but I've noticed it doesn't linger and that's important to me. If a hairspray smells too strong it can set my asthma off and if it does then lingers I'm wheezing for hours! This dissipates rapidly so no worries there.
It does of course get sticky if it gets wet in the rain but there's no avoiding that aspect! It brushes out quite well and only leaves a feeling of mild residue so it's better than others.
It holds my style, albeit not anything dramatic, all day without any reapplying. Highly recommended.
This is one of the many hair sprays i have tried in my efforts to get my hair to stay curly all day long.
It only cost me £1.39 for a can of this hair spray and it is quite a large can, too big for the average hand bag.
You press down the top of the can with your finger to make it spray, it doesnt always come out very even so you will have patches of hair with more hair spray than others.
This spray doesnt set hard like i prefer my hair spray to, it leaves your hair slightly stiffer and your style wont fall out untill you brush your hair but on a windy day it will still blow your hair all over the place.
This spray is ideal if you just want a gentle hold that you can brush out as it brushes out very easily and doesnt seem to leave white bits behind but it just isnt strong enough to do the job for me and it smells very strong so open a window when using it.
This Silvikrin Hairspray provides a natural hold for all hair styles /