Tuesday, November 16, 2010

L'Oreal Elnett

I'm back! It's been a crazy few weeks, but I've still managed to make some discoveries about the good, bad and perfect products.

First of all, this:
L'Oreal Elnett hairspray

Are you expecting another rave review? Well, I happen to disagree with every magazine beauty editor who has ever pushed me to buy this! For YEARS, I have read about this "wonder product." It is not all that, you guys. No at all.

Let me disclaim a little first. I have only used the small size of the Extra Strong Hold, rather than the Strong Hold. The reason is that it takes me forever to go through a bottle of hairspray. My aerosol cans always clog up, so my last purchase was a travel size of Dove Soft Hold spray. It has done everything I wanted it to (just getting my bangs to stay where I want them to, with light hold.) My hair holds shape too well, so I don't need more spray on it. Plus, I don't like the crunchy feeling of hairspray all over my hair. I use Frederick Fekkai Glossing Spray for a light, shiny hold.

Why don't I like this? I have to say the biggest reason is the smell. It is awful, and seems to get worse the longer it's on. I am not normally too sensitive to smells, but this one is just very old lady like and musty. Yuck.

The second reason is that it's really sticky for something that is supposed to be brushable.

The third is that is bodifies my already full bodied hair. It seems to frizz and fatten it up.

This was a huge disappointment since I've followed its cult status for years--from the illegal ingredient that wasn't allowed in the US, to its arrival at Target last year.


Siscy said...

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Victoria said...

Oh no! I have a small bottle of the extra hold that I haven't used (came as a bonus with a L'oreal hair dye). I'm accustomed to the BioSilk finishing spray - it's light and brushable, which is all I need. I was hoping Elnett would be just like that. Oh well. Thanks for the review!!


Jordan said...

I've always wanted to try this but I'm glad I read this! Now I won't be fooled into the hype over it. I've heard a lot of good things about it but at least I know the downsides to it as well now. Please check out my blog if you get a chance? I'm new to blogger and need some critique on my blog :) -Jordan