I have tried several different hairsprays recently, and found many not to be as good as my cheap ‘White Rain’ hairspray, that I buy at Super Wal-Mart for $1.
So when Walgreen’s drugstore had Herbal Essences Body Envy Hairspray on sale at $2.99, with a $2 register coupon, to use on my next purchase, I jumped at it for only 99 cents.
It is slightly bigger than the White Rain one, as it has a net weight of 8 ounces (226 g). It has a striking orange can with a green cap. You certainly can’t miss it in the bathroom.
On the front of the can it states that it has a fusion of White Nectarine & Pink Coral Flower. It also says ‘Body so hot it begs to be held’. How strange.
Anyway onto the hairspray. The first time I used the Herbal Essences spray was in the morning. My hair had been washed a couple of days before, and the top pretty much stays in place. The back of my hair goes in a French twist, but I take it down at night.
So I combed the right side of my hair back, and used a little hairspray. I then took the left side and pulled it back, and twisted it up, and secured it with grips/pins. I then lightly sprayed the side and back.
Once my hair was exactly as I like it, I got the can and put it about six inches from my head, and gave all my hair an even spray. I loved the citrus/floral smell. I waited a few minutes before touching my hair.
My hair was firm, but not stiff, and when I shook my head it didn’t move. That is a real plus in a hairspray for me. I went about my daily routine, which includes walking in the humidity here in Florida, and had my daily swim. My hair stayed in place.
The next task for my Herbal Essences Body Envy Hairspray was for freshly washed hair. Now my hair has been washed, conditioned, blow dried, curled with a curling iron, and backcombed, before going into the French twist.
Before pulling the hair back, I have to spray each side, so that it goes in place. The same with the curls on the top. Then when I have my hair perfect, I give it a good spray all over. With the Herbal Essences hairspray, I found that my hair was firmer, with one spray then many other hairsprays.
Normally I have to spray twice, and sometimes three times. With this hairspray the first did a good job, and I just needed another light spray for the places, that I hadn’t covered completely, the first time.
My hair looked shiny, and my highlights shone too. I can’t say that my hair had more volume because of the amount of backcombing I give it. My very fine, baby hair, always looks as if I have loads. It is amazing how I fool everyone.
On the days I wash my hair, I have found that I do have hair come out, in my hair brush. Also flakes of hairspray fall to the ground. This happens with every single hairspray I use, and with some, it is far worse that this one.
I have to say that I like this hairspray. If I can purchase it for $2 or less, as I collect coupons, then I will buy it rather than the 7 ounce can, of White Rain.