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Product Review: Elnett Hairspray

By Glinda

In my daily life, I’m not really much of a hairspray person.

I only use hairspray on special occasions, and lately, whenever I put my hair up in a ponytail or bun because I wind up looking a lot like this:

Minus the vat.

Most days.

So I’d heard a bunch about Elnett hairspray from L’Oreal, and recently saw it at my local Tar-jay.  It had been unvailable here in the US for forever, and finally it was decided that we could purchase it here in the US without need of bribing any European relatives. They had a  travel size, as compared to the big huge one, so I decided to see what the hype was all about.

It is true that this hairspray delivers firm hold but doesn’t make your hair tacky.  Love that.  You can also brush your hair and the hold will still be there, which I like a lot. 

This stuff comes out of the botttle at a million miles an hour, so beware of using too much.  It’s easy to do.  But the mist is fine and easy to direct.

My one point of dissatisfaction?  Lordy, does this stuff smell.  It smellls like a hundred elderly ladies getting their hair done at old-fashioned beauty parlor.  It is entirely possible to choke while applying the product, the smell is that overpowering.  And it doesn’t go away, much to my chagrin.  I could smell it hours later, and to me that is a huge minus.  I have a very sensitive nose, and the smell kept wafting around me the entire day and it made me want to go take a shower and wash it out.


Fantastic product, does a fabulous job at holding hair where you want it.

But beware the fumes!

There is a no-fragrance version, but good luck finding it here in the US for a reasonable price.

3 Responses to “Product Review: Elnett Hairspray”

  1. aurumgirl Says:

    But doesn’t L’Oreal make a million hair product lines, including a million hair sprays? Why would their basic hair spray vary from product line to product line?

    I like the way the Fructis product line smells, it’s never bad and always fresh. I sometimes use the hair spray in that line, and the scent is pleasant. It might be hard to get the unscented Ellnet, but finding a L’Oreal hair spray with a fragrance that is easier to take might be a lot easier.

  2. Booklover Says:

    The unscented version is available at for $15.

  3. Glinda Says:

    @aurumgirl- Supposedly it is markedly different.

    @Booklover- Thanks for the tip, but it is sold out! Boo! :)

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