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L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold w ..
L'Oreal Paris Elnett Strong Hold Hair Spray - 11 oz
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on 12/18/2017 5:19:00 PM
More reviews by Wolfie57
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I have seen this hairspray touted as the HG of all hairsprays so I had to try it. I will say up front that scents don't usually bother me, therefore, I was amazed at how much the smell of this spray bothered me. It makes my nose and eyes water, to me it is that strong. I honestly believe I am allergic to it as well as it makes me feel like sneezing and the burning in my eyes is almost unbearable. I smelled it all day after spraying my hair in the morning. The stench outlasts the "hold" that is for sure and,no, I am not into helmet hair. I don't think it smells like "old lady" I think it smells like chemicals. Like a chemistry lab experiment designed to burn all of the hairs out of your nose. To top it all off, I don't find that it holds your hair that well and it manages to make my hair feel somewhat oily. Further, I think it is overpriced for such an inferior product, I don't know how it EVER got to be that popular with that eye irritating fragrance and mediocre performance.I think ALLURE gave it really high ratings and if I could I would make them pay me for the purchase and the pain and suffering it caused. Just my two cents but I find this stuff to be awful.
on 8/14/2017 4:12:00 PM
More reviews by deannashanks12345
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I had read so many good reviews on this hairspray (used by proffesionals on models,movie stars blah blah blah). I have bought many hair care products both expensive and cheap, I come away dissapointed. I wanted something with a tad more hold than what I had been using, so I got the strong hold. THE SMELL, OMG. THE SMELL!! It smelled like an old can of Rave from the 80's had fermented. It also dried my hair out. I will not try this a 2nd time due to the smell. Guess I will be keeping my Garnier #2 hold and spot sray with Paul Mitchell freeze and shine.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 8/4/2017 5:54:00 PM
More reviews by TRex77
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I hate this hairspray... It is mediocre at best and smells like your churched up granny
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 4/1/2017 7:08:00 PM
More reviews by Inlakesh
Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
Wow, I didn't know this was so popular here. I know it has that classic iconic status, but I think there are better out there. For me, nothing beats the Chi one. This one doesn't keep my babyhair and stubborn single hairs that use to stick out of my bun at place. Also, L'Oreal isn't cruelty free, so I wouldn't repurchase this. I don't mind the smell though, I didn't even notice it as much as some reviewers describe.Pro:- solid holdCon:- not cruelty free- package a bit too old lady like in my opinion- doesn't do the best job at keeping frizzy hair in place
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 9/29/2016 3:00:00 PM
More reviews by idontlikelipstick
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I am fully aware of Elnett's legendary status as the hairspray of the gods. That's why I bought it. It is iconic. It is beloved. It comes in a gold bottle. So how can it be this awful? The smell, my goodness, the smell. It made me smell like an old lady. Mind you, I think old ladies are delightful creatures. My grammy was an adorable, red-haired Marilyn Monroe. Helen Mirren has achieved a level of sophistication and elegance that I pray to reach one day. Dame Judy Dench, come on, she is so damn cool. There are many very cool old ladies. However, I do not wish to smell like an old lady. And Elnett smells like old ladies in the worst, most depressingly pervasive way. That stench stuck to my hair like sweaty thighs on a vinyl car seat. The odor gave me a sick, paranoid feeling all day at work, not conducive to awesomeness. I kept thinking that every time my cute high ponytail swished that people could smell the sad scent of advanced years on me. I ain't that old yet, and when I am that old, I plan to smell like rich suede, gardenias, tobacco, and old books. Which is to say I will smell wonderful, not like Elnett. Not ever like Elnett. I used it once and threw that junk in the trash. I cannot comment on its performance as a hairspray since I was distracted by its stench. There were two good things: the bottle is lovely, even in the trashcan, and I bought the small bottle for $13 at Ulta. I suppose a $13 lesson isn't that bad.
4 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 9/7/2016 7:20:00 PM
More reviews by jules5668
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Unbelievable hold hairspray throughout all seasons! Superior salon quality, without a heavyweight feel or texture.
on 5/22/2016 8:12:00 PM
More reviews by Redwings11
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
This hairspray delivers a fine aerosol mist which is okay for soft hold, still gives your hair movement but if you are looking for strong hold I'd recommend going with a pump dispenser formula. Elnett has a slight scent to it, nothing offensive, but reminiscent of typical aerosol type hairsprays. I find this on the pricey side. Maybe because I have a lot of thick curly hair it is just too much to ask for any product to really wow me in terms of control, so I can't knock it for much more than the cost.
on 5/22/2016 7:28:00 PM
More reviews by Lizs18
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This hairspray is good, but not great. It didn't live up to my high expectations. It works fine, holds style and gave my curls a boost (I used the volumizing). However I did not find that I could brush through it easily. It was sticky and stiff. I'd probably buy it again though.
on 5/4/2016 12:03:00 AM
More reviews by VegetaForever
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I don't use hairspray often but when I do, I like to use this. Does what it's supposed to and I actually like the smell. Like a reviewer said before me, it smells like the 1980's, which is a good memory for me. The can looks cool and retro on my dresser as well.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 3/20/2016 10:39:00 PM
More reviews by Meganisthebest1990
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Best hands down. People are tripping on here. Even if it's the small ones from France or the American ones they still are the best ever. They can't fly the real Elnett here because they are highly flammable. But I have only use those once, the rest of the time I get them at some Wal-marts for a steep 10$ USD. They are kinda hard to find now. They comb out ability is amazing if you don't wash you hair alot...Or if you hair tangles like the Dickens and is damaged, you gotta be easy and gentle ya know. Lol. I also hate it if my boyfriend can't run his hand through my hair. That's sucks...It doesn't leave residue, or flakes. It doesn't dry out hair either. The shine is what I love about this hair, it leaves hair super shiny. And absolutely not crunchy or unnatural. It's perfect.I use this to set curls, or when I blow out my hair and it holds my hair all day.I love this for updos and braids. It's got amazing hold for not making hair hard and stiff. I used this when I go out. I figure this would be a five star rating on here. How sad.
5 of 6 people found this helpful.
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