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Old 02-25-2011, 01:15 PM   #21
 
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I use HETT spray gel as a hairspray. It gives a nice natural hold but not nearly as hard as regular hairspray.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:55 PM   #22
 
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Actually I take back my previous post - the spray I was using was fine- but after a couple times - fried. I can't say that is for sure what is doing it - but it could be. Maybe none of them work for me.
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:27 PM   #23
 
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So I'm pulling up this thread again b/c I'm looking for something to give my roots a lift on the sides.

I'm growing out a bad haircut, so right now I have a curly bob a few inches above shoulder length w/ long layers on top around ear length.

When the humidity is high, I have spirals and plenty of volume to fluff things up. But when the humidity is low, or I've DT'd too much, I have flatter botticelli curls that are just too flat around the sides. W/ such a short length, I need some volume up top.

I do the Icequeen method, so I have root volume, but was thinking I could use a hairspray to spray the top sides for some lift. Any suggestions?

I use a low-poo every week or two, so some silicones are fine and I'd prefer protein free.
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:42 PM   #24
 
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I use Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz. It has good hold and is not sticky. There is some alcohol, but it's way down on the list. Here are the ingredients:

Ingredients: Aqua (Purified Water) with Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Oil, Nettle (Urtica Dioica) Oil, Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Oil, Birch Leaf (Butela Alba) Oil, Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis Flower) Oil, Clary (Salvia Sclarea), Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Coltsfoot Leaf (Tussilago Farfara), Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) Oil, Mallow(Malva Sylvestris), Horsetail (Equistetum Arvense) Oil, PVP/VA Copolymer, Soybean Protein (Glycine Soja), Alcohol Denatured (plant derived), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Trace Minerals, Citric Acid (corn), Grapefruit Seed (citrus derived), Fragrance with Essential Oils.

Another vote for this - I've only been using for a few months. My hair actually likes it, it works - holds without stiffness, it doesn't build up, it has no 'cones, and only a very negligible amount of alcohol (near the bottom of the long ingredient list, preceded by lots of good stuff). It is also absolutely unscented, which is another BIG plus to me - I can't abide any of the Aussie formulas and so many of the others, even if I was willing to use their alcohol - I smell them all day long.

It's priced well - about $8, if I remember correctly, and though I use it most days, I've used less than half a 5-oz. bottle - maybe about a third - since about Christmas.

The only complaint I have about it is that I can't remove the top to fill a small spray bottle for my purse - it doesn't unscrew . www.luckyvitamin.com has samples of most Giovanni hair products, so I'll probably order a few next time I place an order with them.

Overall, it's finally a hairspray that I can actually recommend!
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:58 PM   #25
 
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The Ion is Very slow to try - making hair limper - it has a low hold. First it goes on stiff - then it softens up to a hold of a strong mouse, IMO.

I just got the Giovanni Spritz - last night I tried it ona spot - and it has firm hold. It tries fast. I'm going to try it today - and will check back either tonight or tomorrow. But so far - it seems to do what a hairspray should do.

Ohhhh - I just saw the above post - I think I'm goin to order the Creo Care next payday - I just saw that the Creo Care has a U V protectant! How is the hold, natural, medium or firm?
what color is the Ion bottle? I saw a bottle of Ion at Sally's & I couldn't find any bad ingredients in it.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:03 PM   #26
 
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So I'm pulling up this thread again b/c I'm looking for something to give my roots a lift on the sides.

I'm growing out a bad haircut, so right now I have a curly bob a few inches above shoulder length w/ long layers on top around ear length.

When the humidity is high, I have spirals and plenty of volume to fluff things up. But when the humidity is low, or I've DT'd too much, I have flatter botticelli curls that are just too flat around the sides. W/ such a short length, I need some volume up top.

I do the Icequeen method, so I have root volume, but was thinking I could use a hairspray to spray the top sides for some lift. Any suggestions?

I use a low-poo every week or two, so some silicones are fine and I'd prefer protein free.
I used to turn my head upside down & spray it with Sebastian Shaper Plus. Smelled so good<3 & gave my amazing body. I never noticed it drying my hair out, & it's one of the best hairsprays out there.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:29 PM   #27
 
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I've been using the Aura brand at Sallys (Aveda knock off) and I really like it! It has alcohol in it and although I don't find it drying I only use it maybe once every week or two (just when I'm going out for the night).
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:46 PM   #28
 
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I miss Jersey Shore style, I really do haha. But I want healthy hair. I would kill for a completely CG Hairspray with an amazing scent<3
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I don't get it. I went to whole foods today and got Giovanni LA hold hair spritz. First ingredient: SD Alcohol-40B. Not the ingredients mentioned above. Maybe they've changed it?
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #30
 
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Don't get it either. I have a new bottle in my purse - purchased from Luckyvitamin.com , and the ingredients are about the same as posted above, except that the alcohol just says SD alcohol-40B and the copolymer is even further down the list than above, after the alcohol.

It says copyright 2010 Giovanni Cosmetics, Inc., so maybe it's older than one from Whole Foods. If yours is the newer version, I won't be buying any more.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:19 PM   #31
 
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Several weeks ago I bought the two last bottles of the Giovanni LA Spritz that were at Meijer, they were marked down to $4. Love it! Went back the other day and they have it restocked, $10 per bottle, new formula w/ alcohol as the first ingredient. Ugh!!
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:54 PM   #32
 
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We all need to go to their site and protest! I just did to both the info and sales addresses.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:35 PM   #33
 
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Default My favorite non-alcoholic spray

I have had good luck with Herbal Essences so-called "Tousling Spray Gel". The bottle ranks it a 3 out of 4 for hold. I use it mostly to keep my hair from parting in the back of my head and it makes it stay rather well.
You can comb through it too without tearing your hair out that happens to get some spray on it too.
I swear this is very similar to the same formula that used to be called "Daily Defense" by Clairol which I loved but then they quit making it. After a decade figured out this does the same.

Hair Spray Gel for Tousled Waves | Herbal Essences
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:11 PM   #34
 
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Bought two new bottles of Giovanni LA Spritz from Lucky Vitamin, and they have SD alcohol as the first ingredient. Evidently my previous purchase was just using up old stock. I'm going to see if I can just return them because I don't want to go back to using something primarily alcohol.
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