I was really hoping my run of good luck with drugstore haircare products would continue when I gave TRESemmÃ©’s Tres Two Extra Hold Hairspray a try. It’s supposed to offer excellent hold, frizz control and 24-hour humidity resistance without leaving hair crunchy or stiff. All good things, and I was mostly interested in seeing how well it controlled fly-away hairs.
As soon as I caught my first whiff of the stuff, I knew things weren’t working out. It has that classic old-school hairspray scent — like the way high school bathrooms used to smell during the Aqua Net years.
Alcohol Denat., Hydrofluorocarbon 152A, VA/Crotonates, Vinyl Neodecanoate Copolymer, Octylacrylamide, Acrylates, Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Dimethyl Stearamine, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Amyl Cinnamal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Geraniol
But if I pinch my nose, I like almost everything else about it — the price ($5 for a big 11-oz. can), how soft and shiny it leaves my hair, how it retains the volume in my style and how it doesn’t flake when I run a brush through it.
Of course, I don’t plan to pinch my nose for a hairspray…
The spray also covers a very wide area, making it hard to target, and getting the product all over the place, especially when trying to use it the way the directions indicate. They say, “spray section by section, 10-12 inches away from hair.” Hmm, I don’t think so. It’s supposed to let loose a fine mist, but this is more of a thick fog. It actually feels quite wet and heavy on my hair. Plus, it takes a good, long while to dry.
Because it does have excellent hold and does seem to keep static at bay, it’ll do in a bind, but as far as similar products go, I like Suave’s $3 Touchable Finish spray. I prefer the scent, like the finer mist, and it dries quite a bit quicker, too.
PRICE: $5 for an 11-oz. can
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Um, what day is it?
Is it Thursday already…? That’s not possible. I swear we just did the Monday Poll.
What are you up to today? School, work, fun in the sun? I hope it’s the later, and if it is, may I live vicariously through you?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,