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on 7/7/2016 1:10:00 PM
More reviews by NurseMiel
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I didn't discover this iconic product until my mid 20's and I'm an 80's baby, so I didn't have high expectations - not knowing it's history.
All that bullshit on brand's self-reported scales of 'hold = 5/8,strong' . Stop that. Aqua Net gains my respect for avoiding that marketing irritant alone. Besides, Aqua Net's hold shits on any of those brand's '8/8'.
Scent-free, 11oz.(2x+ most brands) for under $3. Lasts longer than you do.
Restyling after application can result in a lot of tangles, but that's how hairspray works, literally. I wish it was via pump vs spray but good hairspray doesn't contain water for good reason. Again, technology just isn't there.
The bottle says 'new look' in the upper left, so I'll upload a photo of packaging as of July 2016.
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on 9/13/2015 4:35:00 PM
More reviews by AyameAngel
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Black, Curly, Fine
I didn't like it. This spray is cheap but its so sticky and gross smelling. The smell also lingers! Not a fan. It gives good hold but the sticky feeling and the smell has to go.
on 7/2/2015 1:50:00 PM
More reviews by flairgirl8
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Other, Straight, Fine
I have the unscented version of this Aqua Net Extra Super Hold and it is the best hairspray I have ever used. Getting tired of spending $20 on Matrix hair spray and others that did not really hold my fine hair for more than a few hours, I went to the drugstore searching for super hold hair sprays. This and Pantene anti-humidity maximum hold hair spray really work wonders, though I think that Aqua Net is stronger. Rave hairspray did not work well for me.
on 12/19/2014 4:45:00 PM
More reviews by Ferrishyn
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I rarely use hairspray but I have found this is stil the best on the drugstore market. I used to exclusively in the 80's for my hair lol. It was the only one that held the crazy styles. To this day it still is the only one I can rely on.Super cheap at 1.89 in Walmart etc., and comes in a large can.
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on 5/14/2014 8:13:00 PM
More reviews by valmont32677
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
This stuff is great!! This & RAVE are my go-to hairsprays ESP when I am broke w/o a dime to my name. This hairspray does what it's supposed to go do well, doesn't smell gross/obnoxious, & washes out well esp if you use a clarifying shampoo (eg Suave Clarifying shamp/condish) once in awhile. Doesn't flake or build up, takes a bit of time to dry but the results are worth it. I wash my medium length hair & spray it in my wet hair to scrunch my natural curls & let it air dry for a very cute results!! Just as good as the high priced hairsprays like Big Sexy Hair or other brands for a fraction of the price... :)
on 10/19/2013 3:45:00 PM
More reviews by Jess9
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
This is a GREAT product. I found it on a recent trip to the States. I use hair spray for hold and to prevent frizzies. My hair is fine, layered, and wavy. I don't dye my hair or straighten it. I do blow dry and tease on occasion, but most of the time I let my hair air dry naturally and style it afterwards.You get a huge can for cheap price. Good value for money - I found it at Sally's for 1.99 and Target for 3.99. I've found it in Wal Mart, Target, Sally's and Walgreens. The smell is clean and fresh. This product provides excellent hold and lasts all day, preventing frizz. It does have that 'hard' hair spray feeling but it goes away quickly after styling The hair spray gave me lots of volume and I don't need to use a ton - maybe 1 or 2 sprays. I've used this product at least 1x a week since April when I first purchased it. I have 4 cans of it and I am about half way through my first can. I highly recommend this product to anyone who uses hairspray!
on 8/3/2013 10:28:00 PM
More reviews by lilliputhaunt
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I LOVE this stuff. Let's start with the packaging. While it may not be the most attractive can in the world, it's HUGE. The amount you get for the price is flat out unbeatable. I've yet to encounter any problems with the nozzle either. It never seems to get jammed, and it sprays nice and wide, but still narrow enough to be able to target specific areas if necessary. I use the unscented kind, which smells godawful coming out of the can, but the scent fades within about 30 seconds. As for the product itself, it's one of the best hairsprays I've ever used. I have short hair. When I wear my hair smooth, I put an average amount on, then comb my hair into shape, which gives me pretty good hold with no stickiness or hardening whatsoever. When I wear my hair piecey, I spray a little less on after styling with pomade to lock in the style and make sure it doesn't go flat or start to lose definition. I also go to raves semi-frequently, and when I do I put a little extra so that I can dance my heart out without having to worry about my hair going insane. On top of that, it helps with straightening. If I have any stubborn strands, I just comb them down, spray some Aqua Net on the comb, wait for it to try and then comb through. The formula is somewhat watered down, so put on a little bit more than you would a normal hairspray for full effect, but don't go to overboard, because this stuff can get really hard if you put too much on. The other reviewers are right about it drying slowly, but that isn't even a totally bad thing, as it gives me time to give my tips a little extra definition before setting. My only complaint about this product is that it does stick to your hair. I'd advise using a clarifying shampoo once a week or so if you're gonna use this regularly. Overall, great product. It's a classic for a reason.
on 4/27/2013 10:44:00 PM
More reviews by sofiaxox
Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
My mom said she used this "in her day", and it holds really well. I tried it and I suppose it does. It gets quite HARD, but it works quite well. I like how when you spray it it let's out an even amout of mist. The bottle is definatley going to last a while, and it was pretty cheap. No flaking, skicky feeling, just hardness .
on 4/3/2013 10:46:00 PM
More reviews by heh8787
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Wow. This product has completely exceeded my expectations. I wish I had discovered it sooner. I randomly thought of Aqua Net one night, and never having used it, I decided to see what MUA users thought of it. I saw two reviews that both stated that it was great for keeping bangs in place. I was immediately intrigued. I have had blunt bangs for a long time. My hair is fine and thin so I do everything I can to keep them looking thick throughout the day without the dreaded "splitting and separating" that can happen as the day goes on. But I don't want "helmet bangs" either. Just natural, thick looking bangs. So I have tried so many hairsprays. From cheapies like Suave and Herbal Essences, to "professional brands" like Bumble and Bumble, Big Sexy Hair, Aveda, Aquage, Sebastian, Redken, Kenra, the list goes on and on and on. L'Oreal Elnett was working pretty well for me, but it was not perfect. Then I bought Aqua Net on a whim at Target for about $2.50. This product does everything I want it to do! It doesn't flake at all and has no scent. Best of all, it really keeps my bangs in place better than any other hairspray I have tried. I don't know why or how, but it does, and I'm sticking with it. For the reviews that state it is too wet, I wonder if they are not holding the can 10-12 inches away from the hair? That is how you are supposed to use hairspray. It is not wet at all when I use it. Yes, if I stick the nozzle right up to my hair and spray, it would be soaking wet. I just can't believe how well this hairspray works. It just goes to show that you just have to find the one product that works perfectly for you. And this hairspray is it for me. It took me forever to find it, but I am so glad I did. I hope others will give this a shot and not let it's cheap price or goofy 80's reputation deter them!
on 3/17/2013 1:54:00 AM
More reviews by MissLerina
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine
Pros- holds Cons- very wet- drying time Comments: It holds, but I cannot stand how wet this is. It doesn't set quickly enough.Will not repurchase.
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