Elnett Hairspray: The Best Ever?

L'Oreal Elnett hairspray

Photo from Target

I've been hearing about L'Oreal's Elnett hairspray ($14 from Target) a lot lately. Lucky magazine wrote about it, Penelope Cruz is in the European commercial for it, and supposedly it's the best hairspray in the world. It holds well without being stiff and brushes out easily.

But did you know it was banned in the United States since 1987?

Apparently, it was forbidden because of the ozone damaging chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). But women (and hairstylists) who love it have smuggled it in to the States from Europe for years.

It's great to ban things that are bad for the environment, but I do think it's kind of funny how they went after hairspray and not something bigger, like say, the bus exhaust that blows black clouds all over NYC. But every little bit counts.

Well, Elnett is no longer contraband -- L'Oreal reconfigured the product and delivery so it's a more eco-friendly spray.

I haven't tried it yet, but am so curious.

Have you try Elnett? Is it the best hairspray ever?

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navyma23 navyma23

Love my Kenra, best hairspray ever~

nonmember avatar MandyMoss

I am so glad Shielo started selling their Volume Flexible Hairspray online to its customers, because it's hands down the best ever. I have really thick, long wavy hair that looks best when I blow dry it and run over it a few times with a straightener. This is the only hairspray that can control my hair and keep it looking (and FEELING) great all day! I've tried more expensive hairsprays (Elnett, Matrix sleek, etc.) after this went out of stores, and none of them compared.

nonmember avatar h-bomb

Yeah - so much better to test on PEOPLE. What a bunch of idiots. The minute you get something in your eye that 'wasn't tested on animaaaals' and stings like a mofo you'll be running to the phone to call a lawyer.

nonmember avatar TinaNYC

I love Shielo's Volume hair spray. I have never had a nosel break on me and I never had it get clogged. I used their Volume shampoo for years, and finally decided to try the hair spray.

The reason I love Shielo's hair spray is because I have thick but fine hair. Lots of hair that won't do anything. I don't like FLAT hair. I use this hair spray and first of all my hair acturally stays where I spray it - unusual for me (might be because I live in the south). This also gives my hair some lift. When I want to brush my hair I have no problem - the brush goes right thru my hair and then I can restyle. I would recommend this product to my near and dear friends.

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