We tried L’Oreal Elnett Satin and we didn’t look like Diane Kruger

What girl doesn’t have a few cans of hairspray in her beauty arsenal? Recently L’Oreal sent me some cans of their iconic L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin hairspray which was just released in Australia – and I was in love. In love with the advertising campaign starring not one, but three of their stunning spokeswomen: Diane Kruger, Laetitia Casta and Frida Pinto.

L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin hairspray has been around for 50 years, meaning everyone from your best friend, to your mother and your grandmother will have used it, along with leading ahirdressers, stylists and celebrities. It’s just that iconic. Kind of like their spokesmodels. So we had to give it ago, after all with a RRP of AUD$9.95 for a 400ml hairspray, it is considerably cheaper than my all-time favourite hairspray.

What we used:

Elnett Satin Very Volume Supreme Hold and Elnett Satin Absolute Extreme Hold

How we tested it:

We have this Asian hair that likes to hang straight, no matter what you do to it (with styling appliances or with hair product). But we like to keep our side fringe ‘placed’ across part of our forehead, or sometimes we curl our hair with the Cloud Nine hair straightener.

So we did both with both hairsprays over the last week or so.

Our thoughts:

The hairspray left no clumpy bits in our hair like some other lower priced hairsprays. Miracle. An immediate plus. I loved the idea of the Very Volume Supreme Hold, but let’s face it; my hair is thick and heavy so the hairspray didn’t hold for more than an hour (in my naturally straight hair, no heat styling appliances used). Understandable, since not many hairsprays do. The Supreme Hold faired a little better and lasted a few hours (about the standard for a good hairspray).

Elnett Satin is definitely worth a try if you have thin to medium-thickness hair. Overall, it’s great if I just want a light hold to keep my hair down during a humid day in Sydney. We have plans to trial the Diamond Hold & Shine in the next few days, so stay tuned for an update.

We were given instructions on how to recreate some of the hair styles in the ad campaign imagery, but we’re no hair guru’s so our Diane Kruger look failed. We didn’t dare try Frida Pinto’s, and our usual bed-hair style look sort of resembled what Laetitia Casta had. Sort of. But we think that kind of fun is best left up to the experts at L’Oreal.

More about the L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin hairspray range:

  1. L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Absolute Extreme Hold (400ml and 75ml) for extreme, long-lasting hold with a satin touch.
  2. L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Very Volume Supreme Hold (400ml) is enriched with Pro-Keratin and effortlessly adds volume for a full-bodied, natural-looking style that holds add day.
  3. L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Coloured Hair Extra Strength (400ml and 75m) protects colour in the hair whilst still delivering strong, long-lasting hold that stays true.
  4. L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Diamond Hold & Shine (400ml) for extreme, long-lasting hold with added shine.
  5. L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Normal Strength (400ml) is ideal for everyday use when you don’t require extreme hold but still want to have perfectly set hair.

L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin is available now in selected pharmacies, department and variety stores, and supermarkets for AUD $9.95 (400ml) and AUD $4.95 (75ml).

Disclaimer: L’Oreal Paris sent me Elnett Satin for consideration to review.