Sebastian • Shaper Plus Hairspray • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
The hold of this product works well on my hair, but I can't handle the smell of this spray. For me, this is a deal breaker and will not buy again!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I have been using this hairspray for at least 10 years. This is the only hairspray I will ever use. No matter how many times you apply it you never get product overload. It holds your style but looks soft and allows movement. Nothing compares.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Although it's a bit stinky initially, it rapidly dissipates.
I apply and then brush through after straightening to leave my hair single stranded (not clumped) and straight. It lasts all day, but I wouldn't sleep in it (or any other hairspray for that matter).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Why oh why did Sebastian mess with a good thing? Shaper Plus had been my HG hairspray for at least 15 years. I seriously never even considered purchasing anything else. And now....well, now....not so much. It doesn't hold, it doesn't smell as nice, it just is not anything special any more. I need to find a new HG and I never thought I'd have to. I've already tried a few and they all fell short. I shake my fist in anger at Sebastian for trying to fix something that wasn't broken!!! Dang. The search continues. Someone please find us original SP lovers a replacement! : ) Edit - 1/11/08 - Ladies, I think I've found a replacement. It may be too soon to tell, but I'm really liking the Thermafuse hairspray (my salon just started carrying the line b/c they discontinuted carrying Pureology - Thermafuse is another one of those sulfate-free lines....anyway....this stuff holds really, really well - better than ANY I have tried since trying to find a replacement for Sebastian - it's not sticky or gunky either. I'm really impressed so far. The smell is really nice too....this could be the winner. Will keep you updated....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This used to be my HG of hairsprays. It would hold any style I did to my hair, all day long.
But the last 2 or 3 cans I've had didn't work the same. My hair would "fall" by mid-afternoon. From reading below, I see that the formula changed. I asked my hair stylist and she had no clue. Unless you want to carry a can around all day and respray every few hours, I would not recommend this NEW formula.
I will not repurchase the NEW Shaper Plus. I'm off to find another HG hairspray.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The NEW Shaper Plus is one of the worst hairsprays I've used. As the other reviewers, I also used this faithfully for 5 years and loved it. Whatever they have done to reformulate has made me start searching for a new favorite!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
This smells so bad, I am embarrassed to use it around my husband!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Glad to hear it's not just me. I've used this for about 15 years or more, and the last 2 cans (jumbo of course) just aren't working like it used to. I could do just about anything to my hair and this would hold it all day and I could still brush it out at night, or the next morning and restyle and go. What a disappointment! Yeah the nozzle clogged every once in awhile and you had to run some hot water over it, but it was worth it. I've tried about 6 replacements, from Big Sexy Hair to Ojon, and have finally bought a second can of Kenra Volume Spray. It's the closest I've found so far but you can use too much, and it's generally that last spray you wish you'd left in the can, and now your hair looks SPRAYED. Oh well, the hunt continues.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Generally I don't like using hairspray, but this one is quite ok. Doesen't make hair stiff, allthough it looks kind of dry. What I really don't like abput the product is the smell.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have been using this product since it first came out. They changed the formula! Does not hold my hair the way it used to and I find myself using more. Any suggestions for a replacement?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I just started using hairspray recently because I use velcro rollers to give me the volume I covet, so I don't have much experience with different brands of hairspray yet, other than Big Sexy Hair. That was a disappointment. I bought Shaper Plus because of the good reviews on here and it says on the can that it's supposed hold up all day and it's humidity resistant. So far it's proved to be a flexible hold, letting my hair keep it's bounce. Moreover, it's not heavy and stiff. It doesn't weigh my hair down like the hairspray I mentioned. I don't feel like I really have anything in my hair. Also, I'm very happy that this has done a pretty good job of holding up in humid weather, like in Houston where I live. I'm still going to search and see if I can't find better. Until then, I'm gonna continue using this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is my favorite hairspray. It keeps my straightened curly bangs tamed and frizz-free without feeling stiff or sticky. After trying dozens of other brands, I always come back to this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I really like the original Shaper hairspray but this one falls a little short to me. Also ladies, when you buy any of the hairspray products, make sure you have someone that works where you're buying it test spray the product for you. These bottles were causing some trouble and not spraying correctly a while back when I worked at Trade Secret. They shouldn't have a problem testing the can for you so ask.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love love love this hairspray. I have tried most of the drugstore ones, and some salon brands, but this one is my absolute favourite. It smells very 80s (Giorgio perfume, anyone?) but is light after awhile so only you can smell it. This is the only hairspray that holds up in humidity---perfect for summer. I use this everyday, and am never disapointed. Gives great body, lifts, and tames flyways---which is great for my fine hair. The only problem is if you spray too much its a little sticky, this usually happens to me with the smaller version. The main reason I only gave it 4 lippies was because of the price...nearly $20 Canadian...I'll have to conserve and only buy it once a month.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Terrific product, but the smell is sickening, like chemicals and bug spray, and very strong, so it followed me around all day. That's a deal breaker.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I agaree with afinn307--this product has changed. It used to be a great hairspray with just the right amount of hold and a fragrane that people always complemented me on. Now it falls into the useless category. Too bad, it really was excellent before.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I am constantly on the lookout for the perfect hairspray and any time I try something new, I ALWAYS COME BACK TO THIS! It never leaves a residue feeling on my hair and is perfect for every day use.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This used to be my favorite hairspray and had used it for years. Then a few months ago I purchased a can and noticed it didn't work nearly as well. I thought that maybe I just got a bad "batch" and purchased another can. Same problem - wasn't holding nearly as well as it used to, plus it smelled slightly different. Finally after about three cans of wasted money and frustration, I finally got smart enough and asked the clerk at Trade Secret if something had changed. To my relief, she confirmed that, in fact, Sebastian had changed the formula due to some California regulation. At least I wasn't losing my mind! Has anyone else come across this with Shaper Plus and noticed that it has changed into such a crappy product? The good news is I finally found a better replacement in Back to Basics Green Tea Hairspray. Love that stuff! Such a great hold, but super natural with no stickiness at all. Anyway, curious if anyone else has noticed the formula change. UPDATE: Tried Matrix Amplify and LOVE it even more that BTB Green Tea! Thanks MA!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This has very moderate styling power, but it smells great and does hold the shape somewhat if used on its own. A hairstylist recommended it to me together with Sebastian's Xtah Crude Clay. For SGD28, I get a really big spray can...there's so much in it, I doubt I'll be able to finish using it, so for the forseeable future, not re-purchasing.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
The worst hairspray experience for me. I was looking to try a new spray and tried this after reading all the raves here. To me, the smell was horrible. I had to wash my hair to get the smell out. It was very heavy and lingered. The spray just laid on my hair- did nothing for me at all. At 15 and change I returned it the next day.