It has been way too long since I’ve done one of these ‘Currently Testing’ blog posts, and I must say, I’ve missed doing them. Needless to say, I have been testing out A LOT of new beauty-related products but this hair spray caught my attention because I just can’t seem to decide whether I like it or not. Let me just say, though, that I absolutely love the packaging of this – it’s so sassy and spunky! I bought this hair spray for 2 reasons: 1. Because who doesn’t want to own a raspberry & vanilla scented hair spray? And 2. The packaging.
I bought this hair spray at Clicks about a week ago and have used it twice since then – once as a finishing spray for my bangs after I blow-dried my hair, and another as a finishing spray after curling my hair with the Baby Curl Secret hair curler. The reason why I am giving this hair spray a ‘Not Approved’ rating is because even though I would like to test it out for a while longer, I’m actually not enjoying this product as much as I thought I would.
I wanted to do this blog post now, because well…we are still in the testing phase. I can’t give you a 100% solid review of the hair spray yet, because I’ve only used it twice but my first impression of it is the following:
Fudge Urban Iced Raspberry & Vanilla Hair Spray
♥ As the rating on the can would suggest, this is a strong hold hair spray. Strong hold means it’s perfect for setting my pesky bangs in place, when I don’t want them to frizz up or move all over my forehead.
♥ This hair spray does not leave the hair feeling crunchy or sticky, however, it does leave the hair feeling slightly dry (I applied my INOAR Argan Treatment Oil to the lengths of my hair 4 times in one day, because it felt like my hair just kept soaking up the oil). Note, when I use my Elnett Satin hair spray I only have to apply a finishing oil once.
♥ It claims to keep hair in place for 24 hours, which I believe is a valid statement. When I used this hair spray after curling my hair with the Babyliss Curl Secret, I still had curls the second day AND loose waves the third day. Usually my hair does not hold a curl for longer than a day, not even when I pin my curls. The Babyliss Curl Secret does give me long-lasting curls, but this hair spray made them last insanely long.
♥ The scent of this hair spray is so delicious – remember what trolls used to smell like back in the day? Ok, now take that scent and make it a little bit more refreshing and mature – that’s it! The scent, however, doesn’t last that long on the hair.
♥ It claims to keep your locks smooth and frizz-free, this I unfortunately do not agree with. After spraying this on my hair, I felt my fly-aways were more noticeable than before. I think it’s because this hair spray dries the hair out a bit.
♥ You are able to brush through the hair using a paddle brush or even wide tooth comb, but because the hair feels a bit drier than normal, it doesn’t glide through the bristles as easily.
♥ The can contains 290ml of product, which is more than your average sized drugstore hair spray can.
♥ There is also an Iced Coconut Cocktail hair spray in this range (yum!), but it is a 9/10 hold (this one is a 6/10 hold), so it’s more suited for someone who is looking for a super strong hold.
Price: R 84,95 at selected Clicks stores.
I guess my conclusion is the following: If you are looking for a hair spray that is similar to the L’Oreal Elnett Satin hair spray i.e. a hair spray that will leave your locks feeling soft and manageable, then this is not the hair spray for you. However, if you are looking for a hair spray that will keep your updo in place for a good amount of time OR you are in the market for a yummy-smelling hair spray to tease your hair with, then you will probably repurchase this can time and time again.
For me, personally, I don’t think we’ll be in a committed relationship for much longer and I’m inclined to give this hair spray the old: “It’s not you, it’s me…” speech because that’s exactly it. If I were someone who didn’t run my fingers through my hair during the day and preferred a strong hold hair spray, then I would give this two thumbs up but unfortunately I’m just not that type of girl.