“ L'Oreal Studio Line Remix Fibre Paste is a hair product that is designed for giving that messy look. Whilst it's great for those who like a natural finish, it doesn't hold a great deal of shape. „
L'Oreal Paris Studio Line Remix Fibre Paste
I really don't know anybody who doesn't use any hairstyling products and I'm also someone who doesn't leave the house without doing my hair. I'm not that fussy but if I don't then my hair is all over the place. The fun thing is that after I did my hair it's still a mess but at least it's styled! I normally use wax and came across the L'Oreal Paris Studio Line Remix Fibre Paste.
The L'Oreal brand was first more known for me for shampoo and feminine hygiene products but the brand also aims at men with products such as face creams and shaving cream. It presents itself as a brand with good but also affordable care products for everyone.
The 150 ml tub of L'Oreal Paris Studio Line Remix Fibre Paste looks very attractive with its light blue colour and the text of the name and brand. The paste feels soft but sticky and is easy to put on your fingertips and in your hair. So it's really easy to style your hair and within seconds (probably 10 seconds) I have styled my hair. Now I do have to say I like a messy hairstyle so it's quite easy to style my hair as long as the sides are more forward and flat. More to hide the fact that apparently I'm getting bold there.
L'Oreal Paris Studio Line Remix Fibre Paste smells quiet nice but luckily not to strong. When you apply it on your fingertips you can smell it which smells like chewing gum in a positive way. After applying it in my hair I don't really notice the smell anymore.
I've had different kinds of hair styling products in my life but I must say that this one belongs to one of my favourites. It is easy to apply and styling my hair is very easy and it stays good during the day. I only need a small amount which means I can last over just a month with this one.
Contents: 150 ml
Price: around 3 pounds
Where to buy: drugstores, supermarket
I've been using this product for over a year now, and I am reluctant to try anything else while this continues to achieve what, in my opinion, few other hair products achieve - namely, something that can go in your hair, and moulds it into a shape, but does not leave a greasy look.
When it is applied, it feels like a very soft gooey-wax, and makes your hair look slightly shiny (but not gel-shiny, just similar to how a wax might). After half hour or so, The paste disappears completely, leaving your hair as you designed it, with a matt finish. This is great for me personally, since after a shower, my hair becomes dry and frizzy. Then I apply this, and has a lot more definition. Once it has disappeared it also has no feeling that there was ever any hair product there when you touch it, and that is where it is unique.
The product is not, as it says on the tub, remouldable. Which is fine, why would anyone want to remould their hair anyway?! I just want it to stay as it is thank you! Having said that, you would be able to move it round if you re-applied. If you're looking for fine adjustments or a subtle design, I would not recommend this product. It is best for medium or short length messy hair. It wouldn't help anyone with longer hair as you'd expect.
The product should be applied to your hair when it is dry, not damp, otherwise it will just have the properties of a bad wax. The dryer, the better. It is also quite cheap in my opinion - each tub lasts a couple of weeks.
A good product if you want something which doesn't feel or show up, everyone should at least give this a go.
I absolutely love this stuff!
I've recently grown my hair quite lengthy for a part in a film I'm making but couldn't find a gel that I could style my hair with, to make it look good and not look greasy (because I have to use quite alot) Then I found this fibre putty, its unique in its consistency, its thick but its easy to work on your hair and when it sets it gives your hair a matt finish which doesn't look greasy.
It gives your hair a solid finish when it sets so it doesn't go out of place however it doesn't go rock hard like cheap gel does.
So for that messed up out of bed look, or any other look you need a good amount of gel for, I would recommend this, its easy to define shapes and stays light when it sets. A truly good gel.
What Is It?
This is a fibre paste, which L'Oreal claims to be repeatedly remouldable for your hair.
It comes in a 150ml tub, which unfortunately looks much the same as some of its other products, which is why I came to buy this product and not what I meant to.
The paste is a white very sticky, gluey substance, which smells really nice.
You just need a small amount of Remix, which you need to rub on your hands. It can be applied to damp or dry hair. To style your hair just run your fingers through your hair and sculpt into your desired style.
What does it cost?
Varies but around £3.50
Where can I buy it?
Most supermarkets, boots, semi chem. etc
I bought this accidentally as I thought it was the out of bed hair product, almost identical containers!!
I have short hair that I wear spiked and this product does allow this to happen.
It's easy to apply but is really sticky on your hands. I apply it to wet hair but find that once it is dry it won't remould to my desired style. In the morning my hair feels really sticky so needs washed.
It does smell nice and although only 150ml seems to last a long time.
I have used this hair cream for probably near a year now and i like it as it doesnt make your hair stick right up but gives you a cool and melow spikyness hair style. It can be used for spiking, swaying and flattening your hair into a style. I have to say that there is one thing that i really hate about it, this is when its raining and im walking to school in the morning the cream becomes like water and i get white drips running down my head. You do get this with alot of gels and hair pastes apart from this one but i do find that it is worse with this hair product than all the other ones i have used in the past. This hair product is so good though because it is extremly easy to use and you can restyle once it has already been applied more than an hour ag as it does not harden in your hair.
---Planet Of The Apes---
Hair. It is a pain in the ass. Specially if you have it all over your ass. All the trimming, shaving, gelling, tweaking, gluing to peoples eyebrows while they sleep... so this is the reason that, for the last year and a bit, I have been buzzing it off when it gets more than a couple of millimetres long. On my head I mean.
Through out this year I have enjoyed that velvety feeling of just shaven hair along with being able to go out and not worry about how it looks. It took me practically seconds to do it in the morning since I had to do a grand total of nothing to it.
Why then, did I decide I wanted to grow it again? You know...I'm not entirely sure. Maybe I missed the ability to colour my hair bright pink (quite hard to do to a fine fuzz) Maybe it was all the goading from my friend who occasionally gets bored with how I look and pesters me till I break. Either way, I'm close to shaving it off again.
But, while it is long and on the days I do actually get up early enough to bother washing and styling my hair, it actually looks quite fabulous. I am, after all, amazing.
Having realised I had thrown all my hair products out (a year of not having hair will do that to you) I made a point of getting myself a few different brands to try out. I even decided "bugger it, I shall get my hair cut into a style that requires styling every day". Next time I have an idea like that, I am going to give you all full permission to slap my face with a baseball bat.
The first product I picked up was (get ready for it) L'Oreal Paris Studio Remix Fibre Paste For Repeatedly Remouldable Effect. Feel free to blink a couple of times just to recover from that.
Now for a jaunt through the sensory perceptions of this little tub of goo! Yes, I too am worried!
One of the first senses that will experience your new found tub will be sight. Unless you are blind. Which makes me curious as to how you are reading this. All the same, this comes in a light blue tub with a white lid. If you use your eyes you will be able to see that you get 150ML of hair goop in this baby blue container. When you open the tub you will also be able to see that the stuff you are about to put through your hair is, indeed, paste. It is white, sticky and just plain weird.
The next sense to get a good kicking would be your sense of smell...assuming you sniff your putty before you put it on your hair, that is. And I would certainly recommend you do. This stuff smells amazing. I have noticed a lot of products tend to smell like really strong chemicals. No idea why. This, however, smells nice and sweet, but not entirely over powering. It certainly makes you want to smother it all over your hair.
This would be the point where you take the dive into the tub and actually touch the gunk. It's a lot thicker than it looks. It is very sticky, kind of like slightly warm Vaseline. What do you MEAN I'm the only person who is going to know what that feels like?!?! HAVE YOU PEOPLE NEVER LIVED?!?!? Ahem...where was I? Oh yes! So it's thick. You get to play with the stuff too. To "activate" it, you need to rub it into your hands then pull your hands apart a couple of times (kind of like you are clapping for someone who is really boring). This is my favourite part of the whole Remix experience as you get to see the glop turn into a billion strands of fibre between your hands. Gotta love that!
Possibly the most neglected sense when using this goopy goodness is sound. It's not wet enough to make those comical slapping noises that sound like a bus load of mid-pubescent boys getting access to a free, decent porno website and no where near dry enough to sound like you are sanding your head down. It's pretty much noiseless. Personally, I expect more from my hair styling artefacts.
Now, the smarterer ones among you may have thought to yourself "what do you mean SOUND is the most neglected sense? Taste would surely be the most neglected one when talking about hair product?". And normally, you would be correct. The even smartererer ones would remember that this is ME we are talking about. Of course I am going to taste the stuff...and indeed I did! What? You can't not have a well balanced review!! (I love double negatives by the way, they are so much fun) I can tell you are all dying to hear what it tastes like. So I shall tell you. It tastes rather sweet. Albeit a tad like hairspray, but not half as unpleasant as you might think. I wouldn't recommend eating it only because I can't find any information on the side effects. Curious.
---Home On The Range---
Once you are done playing with this stuff, it may be advisable to actually use it to do your hair. There are a few challenges I like to put to hair products. They are the Cows lick and the Mullet flicks. Lets start with the Moo tongue. What you must know is that I have incredibly thick hair. It's akin to horse hair. My fringe comes inbuilt with not one, but TWO rather crazy cows licks. Not a pain if you have very short or long hair; Mid-length is a pain in the hairy ass. Unfortunately for me, Remix is nowhere near strong enough to bend my more bovine strands into shape. I now need to spike my hair just to hide the monstrosity that is my fringe.
In case you are wondering, mullet flicks are the bits around the neck. If styled correctly, they form part of a lovely do. If they resist....they make the lovely do look like a mullet. The mullet flicks are just as resistant to styling. I have resorted to getting them cut shorter than they really should be and hiding it with some sneaky styling.
The look it gives my hair is quite nice. It starts off like most gels making it look slightly wet (because generally it is a little bit) but when it dries it gives a very textured look to your hair. It tends not to look like its got a lot of gunk holding it up either. It doesn't separate your hair into thin strands as some gels can do, making your hair look nice and thick. Like I need it to look any thicker.
As for the styles you can create with this stuff, I'd say they were a little limited. You can easily create some lovely, low flying styles with this stuff. Try and get it to stand more than a couple of centimetres tall and it just doesn't last. Being a "re-styling" product, it's also quite easy to bugger up your gorgeous locks by touching them, lying down on your hair, having someone sit on your head etc.
---Sleepless in Seattle---
Going out with your hair is all fair and well, but you also have to think about what will happen when you get back home, drunk, at 5 in the morning, kebab stains down your vest and a man whose surname you are yet to learn in tow. Most normal people will fall straight into bed at this point. Thankfully, because this stuff doesn't harden half as much as other products, it is comfy to sleep with it still in your hair. In fact you can touch your hair all night and it doesn't feel like a brick, which is nice.
If you are touching it all night, though, you'll notice a slightly waxy feel to it and get a very slight residue on your hand. Being that the whole point of this stuff is to change your style if you feel like it, I will let them get away with it. Oddly enough, it doesn't leave any residue on your pillows.
---The Incredibles ---
Plus sides of this stuff? Well it smells nice. If you don't have hair that's stupidly thick, then it would be a fine medium to use. The price can be ok depending on where you shop, usually ranging between £2 and £4.
There are, nevertheless, a few downsides too. The paste, being white, can make your hair look like you've just smothered it with white paste. Mainly because you have. You need to make sure this stuff is mixed in properly otherwise you will look old and greying. Secondly, girls in your work might begin sniffing your hair and reminiscing about their ex boyfriend and how he smelled so good. Scary stuff.
---End of Days---
Overall, this stuff is an ok product. I just need to get myself some thinner hair without any stubborn flicky bits for it to work its full potential magic on me. If like me you need something a bit stronger, you may want to go for another product. Such as vodka.
(also on ciao) (oh and I'm off on holiday now so see you all in two weeks!)
Styling paste for a mouldable look