Aussie • Instant Freeze spray • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||81%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Does exactly what it says, it is awesome! The only drawback (and I won't take a lippie off for it) is that it tends to leave a whitish film on your hair if you spray too much, but all the super duper hold sprays do this. You just have to be careful and do quick bursts....and make sure you don't have to run a brush through your hair after you spray it. Then you'll have a rash of white, sticky flakes to deal with.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have to add my accolades to this product. It really does exactly as the name implies! I have used it for years and will continue. I don't use a lot of hairspray, so I only have to buy it maybe every six months.
I wash my hair at night, blow dry it straight (it's long), and give it a quick dusting of this spray. It dries instantly (duh). The next morning, all my hair needs is a quick brush out, a 5 minute touch up with a large-barrel curling iron to smooth it out, another quick burst of spray, and I'm out the door.
And as another reviewer mentioned, the spray really causes my volume from the blow dry to last for several days. This stuff is amazing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Man, this is some serious hairspray! I can't believe I had it and had not really used it before now. Using it with a ponytail does not count because there's no height to contend with. For a structured style like mine it's perfect. Holds strong with my "fountain" hairstyle! Aussie doesn't fool around! Goodbye Pantene Ice Shine! Dries fast so get hair where you want it because you won't have much time after you spray it on! Arrange beforehand, I learned fast,whereas with Pantene you can spray then arrange.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Best hairspray I have used in years hands down. It does exactly what the name says: it instantly freezes my hair style and holds it ALL day and ALL night! I can go a few days between washing my hair because it locks in the volume and waves. However, it locks hair solid. If you object to your style being frozen solid, this spray is not for you. It's the ultimate helmet-hair spray. The fact that it locks in my hair style requires less fussing with my hair. We all know, the less we touch our hair, the longer it stays clean. :) I have both pump and aerosol. I find pump works better for up-dos and the aerosol works great for all styles.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Other
It says what it says in the name. It definitely freezes in spot. Totally great for those who tease there hair. ♥
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Note: This review is for the aerosol version, though I also bought the non-aerosol pump version which seems promising as well but I haven't tried it on my whole head yet.
Oh, thank heavens, my search is over! I've finally found my new HG hairspray! My old favourite, Fructis XXL Volume (the non-aerosol version) was recently discontinued and I've gone through many hair days from hell during my search to find a good replacement. I love this stuff! It's a very fine aerosol mist with just enough pressure to help "poof" and add volume to the hair if wanted, it doesn't leave my black dyed hair with a white cast or dried hairspray droplets, doesn't make my hair look wet, and it has amazing buildable hold! With just a fine misting of this or even if I spray a lot but then brush it out, the hair holds its shape but still remains touchable, and with a couple layers, it absolutely doesn't move! Perfect! And it's cheap! I only paid $5.49 CAD regular price for this at Shoppers Drug Mart. I would highly recommend this if you need something that holds a lot of volume, just want strong hold for an up-do, curls or anything else, or even just want a good quality medium hold spray (in which case you'd just use less of it and a bottle will just go further). And as a note, I too have tried the Got 2 Be Glued with poor results (I think that's really more of a spray gel as it's heavy and gritty and only holds as long as it's clumped together, seeing as it loses all hold and feels disgusting as soon as you brush or finger-comb through it). I MUCH prefer this stuff, hands down!
Update 08/02/2010: Sooo, this product was recently changed. I just started a bottle that I bought a few weeks ago and I noticed right away that it's now in a different bottle with a different nozzle and I think the formula has even changed. It now sprays too heavily and unevenly, takes forever to dry, leaves my hair sticky and unstyleable, and doesn't seem to hold as well. Not only that, but I went through the entire bottle in 4 days (due to the poor hold and messy styling, requiring lots of fixes and touch-ups), which is absolutely ridiculous. Why, WHY, WHY?!?!?! Why must companies "fix" things that aren't broke??? I'm bumping my rating down from a 5 to a 2. That's just how displeased I am with the changes. I do have a bottle of the non-aerosol Instant Freeze that I haven't tried yet, so maybe I'll give that a shot. Otherwise my search for a decently prized, super strong hairspray continues. I really wish I could find Aqua Net products in Canada, because I imagine that might fit my needs. If anyone knows if/where I can find Aqua Net hairspray in Canada (locally, not to buy online, because I go through a lot of hairspray and it'd be a huge hassle to order as many or as often as I need to), please message me!!! I've already tried London Drugs, Wal-Mart, Zellers and Superstore as the company suggested (and we don't have a Loblaws here), but none of those places carry it.
Edit: 08/04/2010: I did a bit of reading and it appears that one ingredient they added to the new Aussie Instant Freeze formula is tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E). This in itself could be causing all the problems with the new formulation. Vitamin E is a thick, heavy oil and has no absolutely place in a firm holding hairspray. It should be reserved for serums or moisturizing or conditioning products or in small amounts in shampoos, but never in a styling product expected to give any hold. I do not approve!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I absolutely LOVE this stuff. I recently got a mohawk and have been searching for products to keep it up all day, and this stuff with a little Beyond the Zone Spike It Cement can keep me looking good for days!
I love this WAY better than Got2B Glued Freeze Spray. That stuff just gunks up my hair and does NOT hold all day. Plus the nozzle keeps stopping up, ugh, and for more money than the Aussie Freeze spray, joy.
Aussies Freeze Spray is cheap and works great, dries quickly like a freeze hair spray should and holds all day!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Best freeze spray ever.I love to use this to hold in the crazy hair styles i do and i even use it to hold curls. I have the typical Asian straight can't hold a curl for my life hair in this works my hair does make my hair feel crunchy. But it doesn't flake. I like how the spray comes out and i don't feel like i have to force down the nozzle and it isn't expensive.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have never been a big fan of Aussie products, but my sister, who is the queen of big hair, recommended their instant freeze hairspray. I have fine hair that has zero volume, so when I curl my hair it looks great for 15 minutes and then it's flat as a pancake and the curls are gone. Then I started using Aussie instant freeze! It's a little sticky, but if you make sure to hold the can far enough away from your hair and spray evenly, your style will stay just the way it is and look great! It doesn't make your hair look like plaster and the smell isn't so bad. And it gives me about a million times more volume than any other hairspray I have ever used. Also, it seems to last pretty much all day, so reapplication isn't usually necessary. And one of the best parts is that it only costs about $2.50 a can, which is amazing considering you can buy a salon brand of similar quality for about $15 or $20. I would definitely recommend this product for anyone looking for serious hold and volume, especially those ladies out there like me with flat hair. Love it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I LOVE this product! I have been using these for several years and can't believe it is as cheap as it is..I have used higher end hair sprays and to me the only difference is the higher end sprays smell nicer..but this is not bad...just not as sweet as some of those others!