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      11.03.2015 22:02
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      • "Dries quickly"
      • "Brushes out"
      • "Good long lasting hold"

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      • "Can make hair crispy too"
      • "Makes hair dull if you use too much"
      • "Smells bad"

      Good hold, great price

      My house mate gave me the Boots Essential Max hold hair spray as she hated it to be honest. She was going to throw it away but I said "don't waste it " and she was only too pleased to palm it off. She said it made her hair look stiff and feel crispy. I think she was using too much because it isn't that bad for me and I even got another one when the first ran out. It cost 1.79 for 450ml which I think is good value as sprays like Elnet cost twice as much.

      I just give my hair a light spray when it needs some taming, and that deals with flyaways all day which is all I want. I put my hair in a bun for my fitness class and the hairspray stops it looking a right mess before we have even started. If I do spray on lots, then yeah, it can make the hair hard to touch, but I think all hairsprays would do that really? That also makes it hard to brush out as my hair goes tangly but as I say, if I just give a light spray, I will be able to comb it out Ok. I would rather wash my hair though because I really don't like the smell of this and I keep sniffing it on my hair for ages for using it. It just smells really artificial to me. Also my hair looks a bit dull the next day and more like it needs washing anyway.

      I like that this dries fast and doesn't make my hair sticky. It is good for a quick fix if your hair needs a bit of help, which happens to me alot. I would recommend this because the hold is good and it's cheap, but the smell means I am not thinking this is perfect even if it cheap. Worth trying but remember not to spray on too much if you still want your hair to look nice and natural.

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      06.03.2015 19:39
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      • "Not sticky "
      • "Holds hair well"

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      • None

      A firm hold

      I have always found Boots hair products to be really good and very competitively priced compared to a lot of others. Now my hair is getting a bit longer I find that I am using more products including hair spray to keep it in place. I don’t use very much mousse or gel as my hair is quite strong and does tend to style quite easily however I like to use hair spray to help to keep it in place throughout the day.

      This hair spray comes in two sizes the 450ml which I am currently using and which I paid £1.79 for and also a neat little 75ml which costs 95p and which is ideal for taking away on holiday as you can put this in your hand luggage. Boots currently have an offer where you can buy three for two of their products but this wasn’t on when I bought mine.

      As with most hair sprays you need to press the nozzle in order to release the spray and I have found with all Boots sprays that you do have to press them quite a bit harder than other brands but I am used to this now as I do use this range quite often. Although this spray comes out in a very fine mist it seems to direct well at the area you are aiming at so there isn’t so much waste as a spray which has a wide angle of spray.

      I will use this hair spray after I have dried my hair and it works just as well if I have used any other products such as mousse or gel or just on its own. After I have sprayed it I will sometimes use my fingers to style it if I am leaving it in a casual style or if I have dried it smooth and straight I will just spray and leave it. Although it feels slightly damp to the touch it doesn’t feel sticky and it does dry quickly and it keeps my hair in place for the day, although by the end of the day it has dropped a bit but I think that this is normal.

      I find that this spray will brush out my hair at the end of the day so I don’t need to wash it the next morning if I don’t want to and I can style it again without it feeling stiff or sticky. I will sometimes use this spray if I am going out in the evening and will just style my hair quickly with my fingers and then give it a quick spray to keep it in place.

      I think this is a great everyday hairspray which holds my hair very firmly but still allows it to move and it lasts for the whole day.

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      02.08.2013 00:47
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      One for the day

      Price

      I've used the Boots range of hairspray for a few years now mainly because of the price. it does vary but is always cheap and I try and stock up when it's on offer which it often is eg. 2 for the price of... 3 for 2....
      This review is specifically about 450ml can of this spray which is currently on for £1.65 each or 2 for £3.00. I like the rang because they also have two smaller cans - I usually buy the 200/250ml can for work and the 75ml mini one to put in a clutch on a night out. These also often are on offer but obviously cheaper.
      All in all definitely competitively priced in the market and one of the cheapest if not cheapest sprays out there.

      Packaging

      The packaging is simple and plain. The cans come colour co-ordinated depending on which of the range you pick up. There's maximum hold, firm hold and extra firm hold. There's also perfumed and unperfumed In terms of results to be honest I don't see any difference. but the perfumed does smell a little bit and this can be slightly off-putting although the smell does go away soon enough The writing on the cans is always white though and this can be a bit tricky for the eye to see.

      Application

      Application is easy and 'cough free', especially with the unperfumed version. I use this a lot on my face to 'fix' my make up and never get any problems which you do with some sprays. Product seems fairly mild and

      Results

      I've used this product for a while and will continue to do so because it totally suits my use. I have fine hair but use a lilttle mousse most mornings (on wet hair), bow dry then apply a little hairspray and perhaps some thickening spray for volume. I find I have to reapply a few times during the day to keep my hair in hold but it doesnt leave that horrible sticky residue or 'dandruff' look that some sprays do. For a night out however I would probably use a more expensive branded hairspray (if funds allow me to) and use this as a 'top off'. The hold on all of the sprays just doesnt do it if you want your hair in a particular style (waves/curls/up-do). I think it is hard for a spray to be both mild and non-sticky and give super hold though.

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        30.07.2013 14:06
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        5/5

        As someone with a head full of boring, dull, limp hair and a lot of exciting hair aspirations, hairspray is very important to me. I use tonnes of the stuff (and as a huge eco-warrior thank god they don't contain CFCs anymore - it would be like Sophie's choice...) and it still never seems like enough.

        I buy this hairspray every time because Boots is a brand I trust, they come in big bottles and they seem to do the job just fine (not brilliantly, but just fine). When you use as much hairspray as I do, you don't want to be forking out for the expensive stuff!

        I have quite long hair that I like to either be straight and back-combed or wavy and huge. Either way I like volume and sadly, this is something I lack naturally. The back-combing is a terrible idea because I have very brittle hair, but otherwise my hair just falls limply down and loos awful. After my morning's styling I will coat my hair in this hairspray and 'puff' it up at the roots to add volume.

        The bottle I own is 450ml and cost me £1.65. Boots very often do deals on these hairsprays which I always take advantage of such as 2 for £3 or even buy one get one free. As I've said I use a lot of this and it lasts me about 2 months so it's really really good value!

        One of the best things about this spray is that it's unperfumed - the cloud that surrounds me every morning doesn't choke me which is nice.

        Due to the nature of the way I style my hair, it does get knotty and tangled the next day, but the hairspray doesn't contribute to this - it claims to brush out easily and it really does. Sometimes when I'm just using it to spray down some stray hairs for work (I have to tie my hair in a pony-tail) it keeps them in place all evening and when I come home I just give it a bit of a comb and it's all back to normal. I do find it amazing that it will hold everything perfectly when you want it and disappear the second you don't without letting you down! Perfect!

        If I'm going out for the evening and I've really gone over the top with my hair, it does eventually lose its gravity, the hairspray does as well as it can, but it doesn't last all night. I'm thinking of investing in a mini bottle to put in my handbag to top up.

        It does make your hair feel quite crispy, but that's fine by me - it shows it's doing its job! It doesn't look crispy, but it does feel it if you touch it.

        I'm going to have to give it 5/5 - can't fault it enough to knock a star off!

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        22.04.2013 20:11
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        Love it

        I am a bit of a hairspray snob, to be honest, and I don't usually like to use the cheaper brands of hairsprays as I often find that they don't live up to their claims. Perhaps Boot's own brand Essentials Maximum Hold Hairspray is the exception to the rule, however. I started to use this hairspray quite a long time ago now and I sway between this one and another brand. This one from Boots come in a massive sized can (450ml to be exact) and it really is good value for money as it only costs £1.69. To be honest, I rarely ever pay for this as I usually have enough Advantage Points to buy one for 'free'.

        I like this as it's classed as a maximum hold spray but also one which won't clog your hair up or make it actually look like you have sprayed it. I have to use a hairspray every day, even if I have not bothered to do anything with it and just left it parted in the side and only brushed it. The reason for this is that once I get outside my hair flies around all over the place and it's prone to being quite fly away.

        I spray this ever morning. Just a light misting does the job. I like that it dries on my hair in almost an instant and it doesn't leave my hair looking dull as some hairsprays can do. It also works well in humid weather and stops the frizz my hair is also prone to.

        It brushes out well every night and I don't feel that it leaves 'build up' on my hair, which in itself can cause hair to look rather dull and lack luster. The smell of this hairspray is pleasant and not too strong and the smell fades really quickly anyway and doesn't last more than a couple of minutes.

        A can of this lasts me for a few months, eve though I use this every single day (apart form the odd Sunday). I always make sure I shake the can well before each spraying and it helps to keep up styles in place and doesn't leave my hair feeling tacky or gloopy.

        It's just an all round everyday essential item that I use very regularly. It's brilliant value for money, works so well at keeping any style in place and really does help me look a little less disheveled as I set off for the office.

        Highly recommended.

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        22.04.2013 19:11
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        Good value hair spray

        I go through loads of hair sprays as I usually like to give myself a spritz before leaving the house so that my hair doesn't get blown about in the wind. I also use it a lot when I am curling my hair to give the curls a little bit more support.

        I like my hair sprays to be natural feeling on my hair and not to make my hair look stiff or wet as I really don't think this is a good look. I have used the Boot's essentials maximum hold a few times and think it is a fairly decent hair spray. It isn't as good as my favourite which is the L'oreal Elnette spray but it is a lot cheaper and for the money it is worth it.

        It costs £1.69 but for this you get a big 450ml can which lasts for ages. I am sometimes wary of own brand hair sprays that claim to be maximum hold as sometimes that means they actually make my hair look like it has gel on instead of being invisible.

        This one isn't like that though and works to keep my hair in place without making it look wet or stiff. It is strong enough that I can use it to keep my hair in place if I am giving myself an up do and it is also good for helping keep curls in place and from stopping them from falling out when I spray some on my hair when using my curling tongs or straighteners.

        It also just stops my hair from becoming wind swept when I leave the house. It brushes out easily and without giving me white flakes which is something that I really hate and it also gives my hair a nice sheen to it when I use it.

        For the money this hair spray is really good value. It is just as good as a lot of more expensive hair sprays and it lasts a lot longer too. If there is one thing that I don't like about this compared to some more expensive ones it's the smell of it as it is quite strong but this is something that I can put up with when only paying that much money for it.

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        04.04.2013 21:40
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        5 stars

        I don't often have the need to use hairspray but when I do I struggle to find one that works well. Often they leave my hair feeling all sticky and brittle and it doesn't have a very nice look but I bought this one from Boots deciding that I may as well try a cheap brand and see how it works. It cost me under £2 and it works really well!

        It comes in a purple can and has the usual aerosol spray mechanism. It doesn't look like anything fancy but it's nice enough that's for sure.

        It is easy to use, you don't have to press the button down that hard for it to spray out and it sprays in a nice wide motion and not in a narrow one which would make it just focus on one part of your hair. I make sure that I spray this everywhere quite quickly to get even coverage. I have noticed that it dries quite quickly which is really good.

        It is unfragranced which I like as I don't want my hair to smell particularly of anything or for it to clash with my perfume or anything else. Sometimes hairsprays can be quite strong smelling too so this one is just right.

        It does hold hair well and it will last a good while. I have used this in the morning before attending a wedding and my hair is still in a very good style by the evening. It doesn't leave a really brittle effect either.

        It is easy to wash out, I find if I sleep with this in then my hair feels greasy and horrible in the morning but just a normal wash with shampoo is enough to get it out and my hair returns to normal unlike with some hairsprays which seem to stick to my hair and are difficult to wash out.

        I highly recommend especially for the price

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        29.03.2013 19:27
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        Great hairspray at a bargain price!

        As a male, most peers would lend themselves more to waxes or gels but personally, I'm not too keen as I feel that it leaves my hair feeling and looking slightly greasy or unclean unless done really well. So, instead I have been using hairspray for the last couple of years and must say that for me, the best value to quality product is without a doubt, Boots Own Brand Maximum Hold Hairspray, coming in at around £1 for a can of 250ml.

        Okay, fair enough, the exterior is cheap and isn't something that you would say in a make-up artists kitbag but who cares? We all do our hair etc. at home and personally I couldn't care less if people saw what brand I use because I personally feel that it is the best. Another thing that concerns people with hairspray is the smell of it as some can smell exceedingly cosmetic, but this one has a very neutral smell which is easily overpowered by deodorant/aftershave or just by leaving it to air and it goes naturally which is excellent.

        Now on to the important part, the actual hairspray! Maximum hold suggests that it should be able to hold up most styles with little effort, which I find that it can easily achieve until my hair exceeds a few inches in length and then it will struggle and won't last all day and will require reapplying but this happens with all products. To make it most effective, I find applying it straight after showering whilst your hair is slightly damp (after towel drying) makes it look best and makes it most effective! Overall, I would thoroughly recommend this product over the more pricey versions. Furthermore, one bottle can last a couple of months unlike the other more expensive brands with their small bottles which last two weeks before stocking up again.

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        27.03.2013 11:56
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        holds my curls

        I like to alternate between leaving my hair with a natural look, straightening it to within an inch of its life, and curling my hair with either my curling tongs or my ghds. I tend to like to curl my hair rather than straighten it for nights out, and it does tend to curl quite easily with both my tongs and my ghds as it is naturally a little bit wavy. However I do tend to find that the curls don't stay in that well, and tend to droop and drop out way before the evening is over.

        I was moaning about this to a friend whose curled hair always stays curled all night, and she said that she always sprays a small amount of hairspray over her finished curls and this then ensures that the curls stay put all night - so I decided to give a can of hairspray a go.

        The hairspray that I ended up buying was the Boots Essentials Maximum Hold Hairspray. I basically chose this one because it was cheap - just £1.65. I figured that if it didn't work for me then it wasn't a lot of money wasted for a product that would never get used again. The hairspray comes in a 450ml canister, and the maximum hold hairspray is in a silver canister. The maximum hold hairspray comes in either an unperfumed version or a regular, perfumed I guess, version, I bought the unperfumed version. The Boots Essentials hairsprays also come in either an extra hold version or a firm hold version as well.

        I don't use a lot of the maximum hold hairspray, I just spray a very fine mist over all my curls when I've finished curling my hair. This dries quickly, and it doesn't leave my hair sticky or tacky at all as I don't use a lot of it, in fact it feels as if there's no hairspray on there whatsoever. but the big difference is that my curls now last. They do still droop slightly as the evening wears on, but I think that this is due to the weight of my hair, I have very thick hair and lots of it, I don't think that any product would keep the curls looking like they did when I've first curled it. I'm more than happy with the slight drooping though as sometimes this can look much more natural anyway, and it is only very slight drooping - they don't drop out completely, which used to happen before.

        My curls look natural, and certainly don't look or feel coated in hairspray after I've used this. My curls still move and bounce around naturally, and my hair still feels natural and soft. My hair is easy to brush through the following day, and it doesn't feel as if I'm having to brush the hairspray out at all. This doesn't make my hair look any shinier or healthier or different, but I'm not bothered about that at all, I just wanted my curls to hold and they do, so that's good enough for me, especially at such a low price.

        I like that it's unperfumed, and it actually is unperfumed it doesn't smell of anything at all. I prefer the smell of my shampoo and conditioner to linger in my hair rather than any styling products I've used, I prefer my hair to smell fresh and clean rather than chemically.

        I'm on my second canister of this hairspray now, and it's definitely something that I'm going to continue to buy. It lasts for ages as I don't use a lot of it and I don't always curl my hair. I would say that I got about a year out of my last canister, I certainly can't complain at a year for just £1.65!

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          21.02.2013 18:28
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          a product that you can reply on

          The Product:
          Boots own brand extra Firm Hold Hairspray - un-perfumed. There are so many hair products out there it is so hard to know which brand to go for. The truth is that you can buy a hairspray for £12.99 and it won't have the long lasting effect and non-sticky finish of a supermarkets / stores own brand. I believe that this is very true to Boots - its such a reliable brand and im much happier going on a shopping spree in Boots than I am let loose in a show shop! The product is great. It's a very light weight, non-sticky, non-perfumed, non-residue-leaving spray. Its hold your hair in most weather conditions.

          Have you ever just styled your hair, you know its only a two minute walk to the cab but still the wind manages to gust just enough that whatever you do, however much you try to shield against it, the inevitable result is a birds nest of very unruly hair that looks like you have been dragged through a hedge backwards. I am not saying that this hair spray can defy the elements, but truly, your hair does fall back in to place with some gentle hand patting around your style even once the wind has messed it up.
          The blurb on the back of the can boasts a ..." long lasting hold with this Boots Essentials Extra Firm Hold Hairspray. Its fast drying formula will instantly secure your style. The hairspray will leave your hair shiny and manageable, whilst brushing out easily without flakiness." In truth, its holds the shape to a certain degree. As long as you are not caught in a down pour it keeps where hair where it is meant to be. I have been this product for some years now and I have never had any flaky or sticky sediment left in my hair. For me, it does not add shine, it's a relatively unobtrusive product that is simply there ot make life a little neater.

          The price:
          £1.65 for a large can. £1.35 for a smaller can. It won't break the bank, so break the habit and try it, you might just be pleasantly surprised.

          The Can:
          Purple, informative, simple. I have never once bought this can and found the nozzle to be faulty. Boots own brand is very reliable and does what it says on the tin.

          The scent:
          None, deliciously effective but deliciously subtle. It does what it claims to do without standing out. That is, it holds your hair in better place than it would stay without this product but without any of the side effects - stickiness, residue, overpowering smell etc. It wont mingle with your perfume or make some wheeze when they hug you hello.

          Overall:
          You don't need to pay a fortune for a product that works. If you want your hair to be held up by a cement-like-finish spray then this is not the product for you. If your hair is relatively thin and fly away and prone to frizz then this spray will really help to tame your do and keep it in place.
          Drawbacks:
          From asking friends to try this product, it does not tend to work so well on very thick hair. Fine hair is best

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          28.01.2013 11:01
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          Boots hairspray

          When I don't need to spend too much money on a beauty product I usually go for the cheap version and this is the case when I buy hairspray. I'm not a big hairspray users at the best of times, really the only time I will wear some is if I have done a fancy up do with my hair and am gong out for the evening and want to keep it in place. Most of the time my hair is just down and straight so I don't need hairspray for that so I don't like to spend a lot of money so this hairspray from Boots is perfect.

          It's from the Boots essentials range which I have always found to be of good quality and this hairspray is no exception. I feel like Boots know what their consumers want and deliver god quality products of the same working potential as the more expensive branded products that they sell.

          The hairspray comes in a simple looking can with Boots Essentials maximum hold written on it, there is nothing fancy about the packaging but then that's not to say the product inside won't be good. Boots say that this Essential Maximum Hold creates supreme hold by finishing hair with this maximum hold hairspray. Boots Hairspray is fast drying and will instantly secure your style without stickiness.Boots Maximum Hold will leave your hair shiny and manageable, whilst brushing out easily without flakiness.

          It's easy to use as there is a spray function at the top of the can and I agree with the statement that it is fast drying. I don't like my hair to get too wet with hairspray so this has been perfect when I use it. Plus I spray it quite a few inches away from my head so as I don't really get that hairspray look. I find the hairspray holds well and does hold my style for the length of time I want it to. Afterwards in the evening I usually don't brush my hair out, I just sleep on it and then brush it in the morning but it is never sticky or hard to brush so I wouldn't say that the hairspray makes it hard to manage afterwards. The spray does not smell, it just has that sort of aerosol hairspray smell which is fine as then it doesn't interfere with my perfume afterwards.

          All in all, a good quality low cost product. A 450ml can costs just £1.62 from Boots.

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          15.12.2012 11:49
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          A very good product

          Despite regularly doing the front section of my hair in a quiff I never really bothered with hairspray as I found my hair would stay in a style quite well on its own for the most part for day to day life. However when I was going out a couple of months ago I wanted to have the front section of my hair quiffed with the rest of my hair down and so I needed to have some hairspray to keep it in that style. I went to Boots and chose their own brand essential maximum hold hairspray and this is my review of the product.

          The hairspray I chose is a 450ml tin of hairspray and so it is pretty tall and chunky. This isn't the kind of hairspray you would take on a night out with you for top ups but for just having at home it is a good size as it will last well with even regular use. The hairspray comes in an aerosol tin which is a metallic blue colour and which features an almost clear white plastic cap in which the actual spray is located. I would liken it to an air freshener aerosol in that sense. I like the fact that the spray is just located in the lid as I know if it had a removable lid I would only end up losing it so I think this way the product looks neater.

          The product features the Boots name on the tin but it is actually the words maximum hold which stand out the most on this packaging and so it does make it easier to choose a product suited to you when you are looking at them in store. This one claims to give long lasting hold, leave hair shiny and manageable and brushes out easily and to be honest that is all I am looking for from a hair spray anyway. I am not interested in spending more on a particular branded product as I think in the case of products like this they are all pretty much the same anyway and so I can confirm that this 450ml can will cost £1.62 in Boots which I think is very reasonable indeed for such a large tin.

          I only tend to use this product when I have quiffed my hair as I said earlier but I find that it works well when I do use it. You don't need to apply a massive amount of pressure to the pump to get a good wide burst of hairspray to come out of the tin and I find that I can very quickly finish off my hair with this product. It has the usual hairspray smell which can be a little overwhelming but I just try not to inhale too much and then move out of the area I have been using it. The spray comes out a little wet but almost instantly sets on my hair and makes it feel quite hard and set. There is no sticky feeling left on your hair after using this product at all and that is something that is really important to me when using a product such as this. I find that this product really helps my hair stay in place for long shifts at work or nights out when I have done a quiff for the front section of my hair and I don't really need to reapply it unless it is a particularly wild day or something.

          The product does make your hair quite hard and so you will notice your hair feels harder to brush at the end of the day but I do find that my brush can work through the hairspray pretty easily and there is no flaking when I brush it out too which is important to me.

          I also use this hairspray when I have done all my make up for a night out and will just spray a little on my face making sure my eyes and mouth are of course closed. This is a tip my sister told me as it helps to set your make up and keep it in place for the night and I have to say it works well for me. Again this doesn't make my face feel sticky or wet or anything which would defeat the object of using it if it did.

          I think for the price this product is a great quality hairspray to be honest. I see no reason to purchase a more expensive brand as this one works well for me and lasts quite a long time too. When it runs out I will certainly repurchase this one and so it gets my recommendation.

          Thank you for reading my review!

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            15.11.2012 20:29
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            Keeps flyaway hairs in place

            I don't use hairspray on a day to day basis but like to use it if I am going on a night out and want my hair to stay in place. As I only use it now and again I prefer to stick to the cheaper brands. This hairspray is part of Boots own brand range and is easily identified with the Boots logo and "maximum hold hairspray" printed on it. The can is shiny silver in colour.

            I picked up this Boots hairspray for £1.62 for a 450ml bottle. This is a really reasonable price when compared to other hairsprays which can be twice this price or more, and often for a smaller size of can. Boots also often have their own brand products on 3 for 2 or similar offers, adding to the good value of this product.

            When I use this hairspray I find that it sprays easily out of the can in a fine mist. The spray is unfragranced which I prefer, as the strong smell of some fragranced hairsprays can be overpowering. This hairspray dried quickly on my hair and did not change the appearance of it. I tend to use a small spray of this at a time as I find too much leaves my hair feeling too stiff.

            After application of this hairspray I smooth down any flyaway hairs and I find that the spray is great for keeping them in place. After a night out, my hair stays in place exactly how I want it to. I would agree with Boots claim that this hairspray is "maximum hold".

            The only problem I have with this hairspray is that it is difficult to get out of your hair. The next day after I have used this my hair always needs washed, as it is simply impossible to brush out and leaves my hair feeling sticky and greasy. This is something I can live with because I do only use hairspray on special occasions, however I would not be impressed if I wanted to use it every day!

            In summary I think this is a good hairspray which lives up to its claims that it will keep your hair securely in place. It is cheap and does the job for me!

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            11.09.2012 14:23
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            A great holding product

            I bought this hairspray recently when we were on our holidays as I had forgotton to pack any and being on a beach resort it was very windy. Boots was the first store I found in the local town and not knowing what other stores there would be I decided just to purchase one from there.

            The hairspray is available from Boots only as it is one of their own products, I bought it on a 3 for 2 offer which made it a little cheaper to buy but it usually sells at £1.62 for a 400ml tin which I think is pretty good value. There are 3 different hold levels in the range of Boots hairsprays, firm hold, extra firm hold and maximum hold.

            The hairspray comes packaged in a tin as you would expect, the tin is silver and has Boots Hairspray on it in Royal blue. It has maximum hold up the side in white and then a couple of statements on it such as it is unperfumed which I like as I don't like having other smells interfering with my perfume. It also states that it will brush out easily, it's long lasting and it leaves hair shiny and manageable.

            The hairspray is easy to use and has a push down spray top on it, the hairspray comes out of the tin well but doesn't come out too fast so that you end up with patches of rock hard hairsprayed hair.

            I used the hairspray twice a day whilst we were away and found that this was ample to keep most stray hairs in place even the day we went down onto the beach. I ties my hair into a simple ponytail and then holding the tin a little away from my hair I spray all over it and combed my hair towards the bobble. After a few hours I did find that wisps of hair were coming loose but that's only to be expected in my opinion, I would do my hair on the morning and then again after we went back to the apartment to get ready for the evening.

            My hair is thick and long but the product held it in place really well and I was happy with the product, I will use this again and would recommend it.

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            19.07.2012 16:54
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            I like this for everyday use.

            Ever since getting my hair cut last month, I have found myself needing to style it more as it is a little shorter. This means I always like to have a can of hairspray on me just for fix ups. I used to buy more expensive ones, but I can not afford to keep up with the amount I have to buy. I looked around at some own branded ones, and decided to go for the Boots Essentials Maximum Hold Hairspray to see how it went.

            This only cost me around £1.60 for 450ml which is a fairly big can of hairspray. I think this is extremely reasonable considering some of the better known brands are charging up to £5.00 for a can of hairspray which I think is ridiculous - especially when I am purchasing one every month. I knew that buying an own branded hairspray at this price probably meant that the quality wouldn't be great, but I can not justify paying much more than this - so 10/10 for price paid.

            I won't go into the packaging of this as it is just pointless and boring as it contains all the basic things you need to know, and obviously doesn't look too flash considering it is only from the Boots essentials range. I was more bothered about how easy it was to use, and how well my hair looked after use. I must start in saying that this is available in a perfumed and unperfumed version. I was unaware of this when I purchased mine as only the perfumed was available, but this was fine for me. I would recommend trying out unperfumed if it is more to your style, as the scent of this hairspray does get quite under the nose if you use too much!

            As always, you just have to hold down the top of the can to release out the hairspray. It comes out at a nice, even spray making it easy to style your hair whilst spraying. I have had no problems with using this hairspray, and I have found it quite user friendly. You get a generous amount in the can, and considering I hairspray my hair on a daily basis, this normally lasts me somewhere up to four weeks which is fantastic.

            The scent is strong, but does not bother me as I am quite used to it, so try out the unperfumed one if you are funny with scents. The one thing I find with this hairspray is that if you hold it too close to the hair or spray for too long, it does make the hair go quite hard and sticky. I only experience this occasionally when I apply too much, but it is not really noticeable unless you feel it yourself. Other than that, it really holds my hair in position well. My hair is naturally quite straight with a little wave to it, and I just spray my hair to maintain the wave and give it a little more volume. The hairspray also works well with ponytails and hair up styles. I do not know if this would be strong enough for curled hair, as I always purchase a better hairspray to use for nights out which is when I do curl my hair. Despite the spray being called 'Maximum Hold', I would say it delivers a more firm hold, but nothing particularly great. I like using this as an everyday hairspray as it is affordable and does the job that I need, although it may not work well on other types of hair.

            Overall, I am really happy with this hairspray as it keeps my hair in place for a bargain price. It does get a little sticky and hard sometimes, but it is expected when you pay so little for a hairspray. This works well for my hair, but I am unsure if it would meet different types of hair's needs as it is not a brilliant hold, although it claims this. Hope this helps and thanks for reading.

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