Elnett, the holy grail of hairspray?
Elnett has long been a favorite of hairdressers everywhere. Previously available only in Europe, I've read stories of women who, on their way home from overseas, stock up on this hairspray before heading back to the USA. One suitcase for clothes, one for a year's supply of spray. Makes sense to me.
Although the formula changed slightly when L'oreal made it available in the United States, Elnett is still getting rave reviews. Because I can't live without shellacking my hair to high heavens, I couldn't wait to get my manicured mitts on it and give Elnett a whirl. I drove to my nearest Super Target and once I got over the price- I didn't expect it to be $14.99- tossed a bottle in the cart and happily drove home, eager to coat my locks with the potion.
The smell took me back to my grandmother's bathroom where she would wind her thinning gray hair around pink foam curlers and liberally spray Aquanet to set her coiffure. Elnett definitely has an old fashioned scent, reminiscent of Grandma. Once I got used to the smell, I quite liked the spray! It does everything I hoped for- held my hairstyle, didn't make my hair look or feel stiff, brushed out easily. I could definitely part with fifteen dollars in order to keep up using Elnett.
However, and this is where my story takes a sad turn; I have very sensitive skin and after using Elnett for a few days, I noticed red bumps cropping up on my chest and neck. I get these if I use a product that doesn't agree with my skin. I immediately ceased the Elnett usage and I haven't noticed any more unsightly bumps. This is a huge bummer for me because I really liked this hair spray!
I recommend it to those who don't have sensitive skin and you can find Elnett at Target, here. I wish they would make a sensitive skin formula but I highly doubt that will happen. Maybe fragrance free wouldn't be too much to ask?
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