In Sunday’s paper CVS had Herbal Essences Set Me up Hairspray Fixatif on sale at $2.99, down from $4.29. Then they had a $2 ‘extra bucks’ back at the cash register. It also stated in the advertisement that there was a coupon, in the coupon books. This was for another $1 off, so I got paid 1 cent for buying it.
I normally buy White Rain hairspray because it keeps my hair in place, and is only $1 in Super Wal-Mart. I wanted to see how this would compare to it.
The Herbal Essences Set Me Up Hairspray Fixatif comes in a 8 fluid ounce (236 ml) non aerosol spray bottle. The one I chose is Extra Hold, and it has Lily Bliss fragrance. The bottle is green with a black spray top.
As I wash my hair every 5 days, put gel on it, blow dry it, use the curling iron on it, tease it, and then lift the curls on top, and put the back into a French Twist, I need a hairspray that will keep my hair in place.
So I looked at the directions and it states on the back of the bottle:
“Use me: Spray evenly. get set, feel it move. Okay, now you get a hold of yourself.”
After reading this I figured that I would spray it around 6 inches from my hair. I had waited until the morning, when my hair was soft, after sleeping all night. I sprayed the back, sides, top, and then closed my eyes to do my fringe.
I let it dry, and then felt my hair. It felt firm, but not hard. I decided not to put anymore on, and heading to the swimming pool. I swam for around 30 minutes and my hair stayed perfectly in place.
I used the hairspray the next couple of days, and it worked just as good.
Then today I washed my wash, and went through all the above. I normally have to spray my hair three times with White Rain, to form a firm hold. So I sprayed the Herbal Essences Set Me Up Hairspray Fixatif once, and waited 5 minutes. I could feel that my hair wasn’t soft, and did have a light firmness about it. I decided to give it a second spray, and wait again. This time my hair felt firm, and when I moved my head, my hair stayed in place.
I loved the floral fragrance of the lilies.
I have to say that I prefer the Herbal Essences hairspray over the White Rain, but to be realistic if I had to pay $4.29 for it, I would stick to White Rain. If Herbal Essences or drugstores put it out for around $2, then I would certainly change to this brand.
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