Aveda • Air Control hairspray • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I am so allergic to this hairspray! I used it one day and from the moment I sprayed until I took another shower, I sneezed my head off. I've never had that reaction to a hair product before. Needless to say I won't be using it again, wow!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am actually a hairspray hater.
I tried many drugstore-brand hairsprays and was always disappointed. My hair was crunchy, lifeless and smelled like alcohol or even worse.
After all of these years when hairspray had made a really bad impression on me whenever I tried one, I went and bought the Aveda air control hairspray.
My hair is fine, limp, flat and has no texture. That makes my hair look bad, when I wear it down and makes it hard to style a good updo with my hair.
I went to an Aveda salon, explained my issues and the stylist recommended me this. I also asked for the pure abundance hair spray, but the stylist said it would be "too wet" for my purpose. I didnīt know what she meant, but she showed me by spraying it on her hand. Indeed this oneīs a "dry " hairspray. Just spray it on and you donīt have to wait for your hair to dry or something like this.
How I use it:
I spray a little all over my hair when I wear it open to soften the frizz, lift it and give some volume and texture.
When I spray it on with my head upside down and run my fingers through my hair, this gives me the voluminous, messy, bedhead look even with my limp hair.
Before I style an updo, I lightly tease my hair and spray it all over, so the hair gets grip and I can get a nice texture and hold in my updo.
When I braid my hair or make a messy bun, I use it to spray it on stray hairs or to give a little more texture to the hairstyle.
It smells heavenly and nothing like the typical hairspray I knew. If you donīt like the typical signature pure-fume scent of Aveda, stay away. The scent is strong, thatīs why people complimented me on my perfume, when I was wearing this hairspray.
It does actually perform very well and is very versatile, because it has such a flexible hold.
I can use it without having to wash my hair immediately when I come home. No greasy film, no residues, no flaking. Just soft hair.
It is meant for a natural styling, that looks as if you donīt wear hairspray at all.
It has a flexible, minimum hold. If you want a strong hold, this is not for you.
I recommend this especially for fine, limp hair, because it doesnīt weigh down the hair and gives a nice texture to the hair.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Blue
The smell of this product is beyond offensive. It actually makes me sick and doesn't even work very well. Unfortunately even if this was the best product ever I couldn't get over the foul scent. It's really bad.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
My stylist suggested this hairspray since she seemed to think other brand hairsprays were no good for my hair.I tried the sample bottle of this.At first,I thought this was great.Nice & light,but toward the end of the day,my hair felt hard & sticky.My other sprays never made my hair feel this way~
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This product is awesome and keeps my super fine hair feeling nice and light - it doesn't weigh down my hair like most hairsprays do. I also really like the scent - it smelled fresh and not too strong (to me at least!)
However, I won't purchase again because both aerosol cans I purchased got clogged up. The first time my salon took the can back and gave me a new one. But twice? At over $20 a can I'd expect they could make a product that doesn't clog up on me again and again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
First let me start off my saying this: This helps me skip washing for about 2-3 days. It SERIOUSLY holds off the oil in my roots. AMAZING!! Even if you don't like what it does as a hairspray, just give your roots a good spray immediately after washing and drying your hair and trust me, it will hold off the oil for at least an extra day or two then it normally would (depending on your hair type of course). That aside, I'm honestly surprised this doesn't have a higher rating. This is the only hairspray that does what I want - keep my curls intact. I have fine hair, and when it's shorter, it's curlier, but as it gets longer, it starts to weigh itself down become closer to wavy. The way I use it is this - I lean over to one side, spray one side of my hair from the bottom - the force of the aerosol sprays it upwards and then seals it there - and then lean to the other side, do the same thing. Then I flip my hair over completely, and spray it the same way. The spray is also good for lifting my roots. So basically I just spray it everywhere. All the while I keep scrunching my hair with my fingers as it dries, and it dries pretty quickly. In all, this baby leaves my hair nice and big and voluminous - just the way I like it. And as for the smell? I get so many compliments, FROM MEN, on how much they love it. That's right. I've actually had guy friends come up behind me grab my hair and sniff it, because they legit love it. It's hilarious. It's not by any means a bad smell, but of course it's up to everyone's personal preference. Haha so whenever I go on a date, I'm ALWAYS certain to wear this, and no lie 10/10 times I always get complimented on it. It really is a wonderful ego booster while you're on a date, which for me is always nerve racking no matter what, so it definitely boosts my confidence. So basically what I'm saying is, don't knock it until you've had a guy friend or a boyfriend smell it!! Anyways, that's my two cents. I am halfway through a can right now and have two others in stock, needless to say I will NEVER be without this. HG!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
The smell of this product if KILLING ME! It is soooo strong. Smells like hippie incense and apparently I have an allergy to it! I'm all clogged up and stuffy. Horrible. Of course, wearing any perfume with this is out of the question. Can't wait to wash my hair and return it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this hairspray. I like wearing my hair wavy and I wanted something that would preserve the waves, while still keeping it shiny, soft, and touchable. This did the trick! I was a long time fan of Sebastien, but not anymore. I'm not super crazy about the smell (it's nice, but a little strong), but overall, my hair looks fabulous all day and it brushes out easily. Definitely recommend, and will definitely repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
One of the best hair sprays I've ever tried, but still not ideal. I'd give it 4.5 if I could. It's not a super-holding hairspray but it does give my fine/thin hair some texture and body after I blow dry. It does not make my hair crunchy, gummy or sticky like many other hair sprays do and brushes out easily. It is pricey for a bottle, but it lasts forever. Love the smell too, that sometimes is reason enough to use it :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have used this product for years and love it. It has the perfect amount of hold and volume for a natural look and applies evenly. I also have the travel version for my purse and suitcase. Smells great...and is one of the few hairsprays that does not irritate my scalp or face.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is by far the best hair spray I have ever used. It is light and wispy and makes my hair stay in place without feeling heavy. I like the scent, but would prefer it to be unscented because it is too overpowering and clashes with my perfume. Fortunately though, the scent doesn't seem to linger. It's such a good product, I will repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I got a (fairly large for a sample) free sample of this from my local AVEDA store with a mailer/coupon. I am not much of a hairspray user, but this one seemed OK. It had a light-to-medium hold, a bit of stickiness but not awful. The scent is VERY strong when you first spray it (essential oils plus propellant) but it died down fairly well and did not seem to comete with my frragrance. Would I run out and buy a big can of it? Probably not - but for FREE? I'm fine with it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
There are wayyy better hairsprays that are less expensive. For the price this does not exceed expectations...it does not meet even meet them. After i style my hair, i lightly spray some all over and it doesnt do anything...so I have shoved it to the back of my closet...Would not repurchase....prefer Tony and Guy spray for hold and Loreal Elnett too
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I'm in love with this hairspray. The smell is fantastic. The product offers flexible hold and works like expected. Unlike what someone else said, I cannot comb through my hair after spraying or I would lose effectiveness of the spray. I just spray it and then leave it. It lasts a pretty long time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I just can't take the smell of this product. It is so overpowering that when I use it, it is all I smell all day. It completely overpowers any perfume I'd think of using. And it is the smell of incense from temples in India (I travel there frequently b/c my husband is from there). I just can't stand that smell! I suppose it is a good light hold hairspray, but I have found similar quality ones at the drugstore for a fraction of the price and without a strong offensive smell.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is my new HG hair spray. It smells nice, not too strong, and you can brush out with it. It does give a flexible hold if you use it the right way, but I can see if I layered it on or used more in one spot, it would have more hold...so - I feel in charge!
It's a little spendy, hence the no 5 lippies - but I got a little guy of it - it was around $7.50 I think, and it lasted me 2 months.
EDIT: Changed my vote to "no" on the "would you buy this product again" part. It really doesn't do much to hold curl, etc. It is probably a nice spray for those who maybe have nicely controlled natural waves, or staight hair that you just want to tame a bit - but not good for styles.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Reluctantly bought this at the salon for $25. Was very skeptical but I am pleasantly surprised. I love this hairspray! It is a light hold, but layered provides nice volume & control while my hair remains soft. It makes my hair shine & with a textured/piecy look. I like the scent too. It is worth the $$ because it lasts a long time! I've had the same bottle for months now.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Aveda Air Control Hairspray is overpriced considering the quality. I didn't like it at all - it made my scalp super oily so I had to wash before I was ready. Also, my sprayer got clogged and started spraying every direction!?!? I can see if it did this after a while but it didn't take long for the nozzle to get gunky.
I didn't have a problem plunking down the $18 when I purchased it since I have always had success with Aveda products. Unfortunately this didn't work out for me.
I give it one lippie. It made me greasy, it is overpriced, the nozzle stinks and it does not live up to Aveda's reputation.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
The best aerosol spray on the market, serious. Yes, it is a light hold... but thats what makes it so workable. The essential oils protect the hair from any heat damage from styling as well. And the fragrance is beautiful... I smile every time i spray it =)
I also use the Aveda Volumizing Tonic on my roots before I blowdry and my hair stlye holds all day without being stiff at all. LOVE IT!! BTW I am a hairstylist, and I do not work in an Aveda salon SO if I am willing to pay full price for this spray when I can basicly get any other professional product at half price... well you know it's gotta be great stuff.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Oh yuck! I love the scent of Aveda's Brilliant Medium Hold Hair Spray but was looking for the application and hold of an aerosol. I purchased the Air Control spray that works as I would like it to, but the smell is so overbearing and it's not a pleasant scent. I would love it if Aveda re-introduced this spray with a new fragrance-- Shampure would be great!