6 Weeks of Schwarzkopf: Biotin Hair Spray

Hairspray is not a product I typically buy. In fact, I can’t really remember the last time I’ve owned any — or at least not your typical hairspray. I usually buy moisturizing sprays with water as the first ingredient and a variety of oils and other goodies that give my hair some extra bounce and hydrate it. So when I realized hair spray was one of the Schwarzkopf products I was going to be using, courtesy of Walmart, I admit it gave me pause. I had no idea how or when I’d use it.


But it really shouldn’t have been so complicated. Hair spray is designed to offer hold, and Schwarzkopf’s Styliste Ultime Biotin Volume & Texture Hair Spray is no different. While I usually don’t style my hair in any ways that require the stiff hold hair spray provides, there was one style I thought it might help me with: My topknot.

Really, with natural hair, it’s more of a twisted bun. You see, when I pull my hair up, like I did last week when I used the wax powder, it usually looks like this:


It’s just a big puff, usually the back end of a twistout that is no longer defined enough to loose. Don’t get me wrong — I LOVE my high puff. In fact, it is probably the style I wear most often. But sometimes I want something a little more…well…tame. So I twist all of that into a bun.

I know. You’re probably wondering how the heck that happens. Well, first, I separate my puff into 5-6 sections, add some moisturizing spray and a little curl defining cream, stretch as much as possible and twist. The twists are far from perfect, but they get the job done — even if look like a spider afterward.


Finally, I wrap each of those twists around the base of the puff, securing with bobby pins. A LOT of bobby pins. And this is where the spray comes in. Because my hair is so curly, the bun is usually really highly textured, and fly-aways happen almost as quickly as I can get it pinned up. So I coated the topknot and surrounding hair with spray to keep all of that in check.


I have to say, the hair spray did it’s job, and well. Throughout the day, my bun stayed in place, and fly-aways were minimal. Those were probably because I didn’t use a lot of spray.

However, even though I used a little bit of spray, it still had a bit of a “crunch”, which is what usually makes me wary of hair sprays in general. Plus — you know — the whole aerosol thing. So though the spray did what it was supposed to, I can’t imagine I’ll be using this very often. It’s just not really a product I want or need to add to my regimen.


By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!

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