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Product Review: James Brown London Hairspray

I was so excited to finally receive samples of the new James Brown London products earlier this week. James is one of Kate Moss's best friends, and he's been doing her hair for years. We've been hearing so much beauty buzz about this modernly packaged hair care collection that the suspense was killing me. That's an exaggeration, but I really couldn't wait to check it out already!

I've tried the Dry Hair Shampoo, Fine Hair Conditioner, Hairspray and Serum and so far the hairspray takes the award for star product! The hold is very gentle and it doesn't leave your hair feeling sticky or stiff —perfect for keeping post-curling iron loose waves or slightly messy updos intact. But best of all is the smell.

Most hairsprays have a strong chemical scent that makes you hold your breath for fear of toxic inhalation, but this one is better. It has a faint chemical smell, but it's mostly overridden by the pleasant bluebell smell.

Apparently bluebells are Kate's favorite flower, so they have been infused into all of the products. For whatever reason, the scent stands out the most in the hairspray.

For a useful tip from James Brown himself,

James recommends misting a little bit of hairspray onto your palms, then rubbing your hands through your hair for a natural hold. I always give my hair a light brushing after I apply hairspray because I have a strong aversion to hair that doesn't move, but if you are looking for a stronger hold, then don't brush it out once it dries. I would love to hear your thoughts about this product, so whenever you try it out, please leave a comment!


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Allytta Allytta 7 years
i considered buying it when i saw it in Boots the the prize was too low to convince me it was worth it :) will give it a go next time, because the packaging is amazing.
cleegiants cleegiants 8 years
i think i'll try that tip! i normally don't use hairspray, but when i do...i think i should try this! any word on when or where it'd be available?
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I use his tip all the time :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I use his tip all the time :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Really!? It smells like Bluebells! Awww I love that! I want it!Do you know if there are any samples left?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Really!? It smells like Bluebells! Awww I love that! I want it! Do you know if there are any samples left?
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