Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Trevor Sorbie Beautiful Volume Hairspray (review)

Trevor Sorbie Beautiful Volume Hairspray
I don't know why some people dismiss hairsprays as 'old-fashioned' styling, they still have their place backstage at fashion shows where intricate styles need to be held in place without the weight of waxes or gels or the flyaway texture of mousses or foams, and if it's good enough for models it's good enough for me! I don't, however, spend hours styling my hair to within an inch of its life. My layered locks are often tied back for work, held off my face with clips for chores or left down for sleep. I still need the lightweight hold of hairspray to keep my hair looking neat throughout the day, though, and Trevor Sorbie's volumising version – for all hair types – promises to add shine as well as hold.

This really is a very light hairspray, so there's no weighing down of the hair whatsoever. This is great if you've got some height to your style, as it won't flatten it. There's not much guts to the hold, though. The blurb promises 'strong hold', but it isn't especially strong, I'd classify it as medium hold at best. However, because it's so light you can reapply during the day without your hair getting heavy or greasy (it comes in a handy 50 ml size for bags and travelling, too).

The shine-enhancing claim is a more accurate promise, though, with just the right amount of sheen to make your hair look healthy, not oily. It also comes with unspecified ultra violet light protection and a humidity resistant formula. Well, I didn't get many visible flyaways no matter what the weather was like, which was impressive, but I can't vouch for the UV-protection, so I'll have to take Trevor Sorbie's word for it. I hope it's true because the sun's rays help to fade hair dye.  And red dye pigment fades the fastest out of all the dye colours, which is bad news for my artificially-coloured auburn hair! I'll take any help I can get, quite frankly.

It's an easy to use, accurate spray that dispenses just the right amount of product in a fine mist and there were no clogging issues. Like the Trevor Sorbie Dry Shampoo from the same range I do think it's a bit expensive for what it is, but it's hard to fault otherwise. My hair remained flexible and shiny (i.e. natural) whenever I used it, and being so lightweight I could use it often. It also has that familiar Trevor Sorbie fragrance which is nice enough, and totally inoffensive. Coupled with the UV protection it's a definite contender for best hairspray on the market!

UV screen is a welcome addition
Doesn't really build body
Very lightweight, good for layering
Bit pricey
Adequate (not strong) hold looks natural


Brand: Trevor Sorbie

Website: www.trevorsorbie.com

Size: 50 ml
Price: £1.99 (£3.98/100 ml)

Size: 250 ml
Price: £5.10 (£2.04/100 ml)

Manufactured: United Kingdom

Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Butane, Isobutane, Propane, Acrylates Copolymer, Aqua, Aminomethyl Propanol, Parfum, Phenyl Trimethicone, Panthenol, Benzophenone-4, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydroxyisohexyl-3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxycitronellal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone

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