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Elnett Hairspray: The Best Ever?

by Michele Zipp on April 8, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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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Comments

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  • Mom3P...
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    Mom3Princess00

    April 8, 2009 at 5:34 PM

    It better be good for $14.  I would love to try it, but can't justify the price.


  • Telesha
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    Telesha

    April 8, 2009 at 6:15 PM

    I think the best hairspray I have ever used (and have been using for 2 years now) is Dove Extra Hold Hairspray. It is amazing :) I have extremely curly hair and with a little leave-in conditoner, a diffuser and Dove hairspray, I have ringlets everytime. It is not stiff, sticky or flaky. I sing it's praises to everyone!


  • Rhian...
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    RhiannonHunt

    April 8, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    I am a licensed cosmetologist, and personally, me and most of my friends (who are stylists as well) and most of my clienst are in love with Kenra  25....if you walk in any salon they will know what you are talkin about.  I know it cost more than reg "over the counter" brands, but i think is worth it.  I dont say that about many things, cuz i know how espensive they can be.  I myself have never heard of the hairspray but it does cost abou tthe same as kenra


  • Lumin...
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    LuminousMom

    April 8, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    I agree with Rhiannon... my stylist uses Kenra religiously. She gave me a free sample bottle that was like.. 2oz.. and I was so sad when it ran out! Kenra products have never done me wrong and yes they cost a bit more, but they last longer too.

    I dont use hairspray all that often anymore now that my hair is long, but I might buy a can of this just to try!


  • RanaA...
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    RanaAurora

    April 8, 2009 at 11:04 PM

    I'm going to say NO.

    Why?  Made by L'Oreal, meaning it's tested on animals and co-owned by Nestle.


  • Lumin...
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    LuminousMom

    April 9, 2009 at 3:54 AM

    Yes.. Rana's right... L'Oreal also owns/operates : Brands: Biotherm, Cacharel, Garnier, Giorgio Armani, Helena Rubinstein, Lancôme, Matrix Essentials, Maybelline, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Redken, Soft Sheen, Vichy

    ...all of which are tested on animals.

    Non animal testing companies : Avon, Bobbi Brown, Clarins, Clinique, Estée Lauder, Revlon, Urban Decay and Victoria’s Secret, Body Shop, and Lush.


  • Lumin...
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    LuminousMom

    April 9, 2009 at 3:58 AM

    PS... to those who don't know what the actual testing is or what it consists of..

    (this is just a few examples...) the product is put in the animals eyes, soft tissues (aka.. their anus and so on.. to test for reactions) its put in their mouths... they force the animals to ingest the products often.. force them to "huff" or sniff the products.. in order to document adverse reactions.

    Now. I know some people would say "its just a mouse"... but when we can do these tests using SCIENCE and not ANIMALS.. why don't we? Oh.. because a mouse is cheaper? Pathetic excuse. Every creature on this earth can feel pain.

    I am guilty of buying products without doing my research first.. I am going to remind myself from now on that companies who test on animals no longer will get a dollar out of me.


  • Lumin...
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    LuminousMom

    April 9, 2009 at 3:59 AM

    last but not least (sorry I should have put all this in one post but I keep thinking of more things, lol.. ) http://beauty.suite101.com/article.cfm/animal_friendly_beauty_products

    There are alot more cruelty free products.. link will bring you to them! If we all support cruelty free companies.. we really can make a difference.


  • Abbys...
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    AbbysMom2001

    April 9, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    I never knew how products were tested on animals until now.  What hair products aren't tested on animals.  Thanks so much for the info!


  • Knoxv...
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    KnoxvilleDoula

    April 9, 2009 at 2:11 PM

    I'm going to say NO.

    Why?  Made by L'Oreal, meaning it's tested on animals and co-owned by Nestle.

    clappingthanks Rana and Luminous


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