TAKE 5: Fine Mist


    We can thank the Hairspray movie for introducing this star hair product to a new generation. The number of people who rely on this fine mist for everyday wear is higher than you think.

    It provides an essential function – finishing off any look with hold while making your do look natural.

    Like mascara, finding the right brand for your hair is tricky. Those with poker straight hair need more hold than those with naturally textured locks. We have tested some of the best brands on the market to find out which ones work best.

    1 – Lackluster
    2 – Not the worst of the bunch
    3 – Getting there …
    4 – Almost perfect
    5 – Knock-your-socks-off good

      1. Suave Professionals Freeze Hold Hairspray
      The Claim: Provides all-day hold for style and control.
      The Truth: When applied to styled hair it holds all night and won’t weight you down. Beware of humid days when you need more spray than normal.
      Hold: 3.5 out of 5
      Flexibility: 4 out of 5
      Mist: 4 out of 5

      Suave Professionals
      Available at select drug stores in Canada and the U.S.

        2. Pantene PRO-V STYLE Volume Hairspray
        The Claim: Create killer volume that lasts all day. Maximum hold formula provides structure and creates shine.
        The Truth: Flexible, very soft hold is provided without the crunchy finish. Great for gals looking for a finishing spray.
        Hold: 3 out of 5
        Flexibility: 5 out of 5
        Mist: 5 out of 5

        Pantene PRO-V
        Available at drug stores and mass-market retailers in Canada and the U.S.

          3. Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Flexible Style Hairspray
          The Claim: Hair is left touchable and flexible with a vibrant violet splash scent.
          The Truth: This gel-like spray is best used on wavy or curly hair.
          Hold: 3 out of 5
          Flexibility: 4 out of 5
          Mist: 3 out of 5

          Herbal Essences

          Available at food, drug and mass market stores in Canada and the U.S.

            4. Sunsilk Hold Me Forever Flexible Hold Spray
            The Claim: The water free, quick-dry formula resists humidity and has a soft finish.
            The Truth: This mist is great for humid weather as it won’t let your hair go flat on you. The finish offers medium hold that you can run fingers through.
            Hold: 3 out of 5
            Flexibility: 4 out of 5
            Mist: 5 out of 5

            Available at select drug stores in Canada and Rite Aid in the U.S.

              5.LaCoupe Salon Volume Fix hairspray
              The Claim: Hold hair in place and keep it there without adding extra weight. The new formula has an anti-clog system that delivers a micromist spray.
              The Truth: Create sophisticated styles with this product. It holds hair firmly in place.
              Hold: 4.5 out of 5
              Flexibility: 3 out of 5
              Mist: 5 out of 5

              LaCoupe Salon
              Available at LaCoupe Salon and Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada and Duane Reade in the U.S.

                And the winner is: Pantene PRO-V STYLE Volume hairspray!

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