Hair sprays can elevate a look from casual to sleek and well put together but there are so many of them in the market that is hard to choose. Especially since they tend to come in two forms, cheap or expensive and there very rarely hit the mid-range mark.
In a previous post we explored the Percy & Reed Session Hold Hairspray which works wonders and although at £12 is not that expensive, it is more on the expensive side for a hairspray. For all the information check out: Percy & Reed Session Hold Hairspray – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis
In this post we will be exploring a cheaper option, the Schwarzkopf got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Hair Spray. Is it worth the cheaper price? Let’s find out!
The Schwarzkopf got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Hair Spray comes in a yelllow spray can with a black pump. I personally love how it looks, especially the intense yellow colour because it stands out.
Colour and Texture
This is a no brainer but still worth mentioning. This product is obviously a colourless spray in the form of a fine mist.
This spray has a light refreshing floral scent. It is pleasant and not overpowering, so that’s great. The scent comes from added fragrance.
One 330mL bottle of the Schwarzkopf got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Hair Spray retails for £3.
Hair and skin compatibility
This product is compatible for all hair and skin types. There are no ingredients specific for one hair or skin type over another, except perhaps if your skin is too sensitive, you might try a little of this spray first as it contains fragrance and other common skin sensitisers.
This hairspray doesn’t have a lasts for xM label.
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Practicality of use – user experience
The Schwarzkopf got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Hair Spray is very easy to use. All you need to do is spray it on your hair from a, roughly, 10-20cm distance. You can directly apply it on the areas you need a little hold and it dries very quickly.
The only practical disadvantage is that it is quite sticky so if you accidentally spray it on your skin you will need to wash it off.
This hair spray feels like glue and holds the hair together for a few hours. However, it is one of those hair sprays that turn your hair into a solid crunchy form and so if you are the type of person who doesn’t wash their hair daily, you might find this spray annoying.
You can remove most of the product by combing the hair but it still overall feels like it makes the hair more dirty than other hair sprays that don’t freeze them so much.
Atleast if it would last all day I could live with it but after a few hours, maybe half-way through the day my hair started popping out of shape. I wouldn’t mind this with a kinder spray because you could simply just respray but with a strong one like this it can feel strange to spray the somewhat crispy hair again.
Plus, if someone touches your hair, well they would feel crunchy and dry.
This category is not very relevant for this product as our hair is essentially dead when it is outside the body and it also won’t be touching a lot or any of your skin either. Therefore, don’t expect any nourishing value from this hairspray. There is no reason to judge it by its nourishing value of the ingredients, but I know that many of you like this analysis so here it goes regardless. Instead of focusing on just the nourishing value, I added a little info on all ingredients to give you a general idea of what every ingredient does.
To keep this article short, I am only listing the ingredients that are skin or hair nourishing or positive/negative, while ignoring the ones that only play formulation purposes. For the full list of ingredients scroll down to the “full list of ingredients” section.
- Dimethyl Ether – Propellant.
- Aqua (Water, Eau) – Self-explanatory.
- Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer – Anti-static, film former and hair fixative.
- Alcohol Denat.– There is evidence suggesting that low molecular alcohols (denat. or not) damage and dry the skin. This can in turn enhance the penetration of other compounds into the skin, although sometimes this might not be a negative.
- Parfum (Fragrance) – This ingredient represents an undisclosed mixture of compounds that give the product scent. There’re more than 3000 molecules that fall under this category and I personally do not like that there are some ingredients that are undisclosed and hidden under this general name. Fragrance also does not offer any skin care benefit, in fact there is some evidence that it can damage the skin.
Obviously note that the ingredient negatives are not exactly negatives here. The spray shouldn’t come in a lot or any contact with your skin and the perfume actually works in your favour here, giving your hair a little cleaner feeling and smell.
Ingredients that can cause irritation to some:
This is actually really case specific, as different people have different sensitivities and allergies. Just because a compound has been reported by some to cause sensitivity, it doesn’t mean you will have an issue. “Sensitizer” compounds being present is not a negative in my opinion, as this is the case with pretty much everything out there and funnily enough I’ve seen products that are targeted specifically for sensitive skin, containing some compounds that have been reported by some, or are known to be, sensitizers.
If you have sensitive skin or you are prone to skin sensitisation and unwanted reactions, try a little bit of this at the back of your hand first and consult a medical doctor if you are concerned.
The following compounds present in this hair spray have been either proven or claimed by some to be sensitizers, irritants, allergens etc: Dimethyl Ether, Alcohol Denat., Amonoethyl Propanol, Parfum (Fragrance).
Full list of ingredients
Dimethyl Ether, Alcohol Denat., Aqua (Water, Eau), Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Amonoethyl Propanol, Parfum (Fragrance).
The Schwarzkopf got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Hair Spray works well in terms of keeping the hair together but at the same time, it feels sticky like glue, if it touches the skin, and it makes the hair dirtier, crispy solid and dry.
I wouldn’t recommend it over the much gentler and equally effective Percy & Reed Session Hold Hairspray – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis
Have you ever tried this product? Did it work for you?
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