HAIR BY SAM MCKNIGHT EASY UP-DO TEXTURE SPRAY

HAIR BY SAM MCKNIGHT EASY-UP DO TEXTURE SPRAY

Finally! I’ve found a cheaper alternative to Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, which I love.

Oribe Dry Texturising Spray

I use Oribe when I want some grip in my hair after it’s just been washed and it tends to go a bit floppy unless I’ve slapped on a million products.

It worked perfectly and gave my hair body and volume. I also found it was very effective as a dry shampoo. The price though, £22.00 for a 75ml travel-sized can, felt very extravagant.

Celebrity hairdresser Sam McKnight has had his brand of hair products out for a couple of years now. I always wanted to try his Cool Girl Barely There Texture Mist, but the price – even though cheaper than Oribe, put me off. Why would I want a weaker version of texturising spray?

The Easy Up-Do one though, intrigued me, especially as it’s on offer (27/3/24) from Cult Beauty, 20% off is a more attractive price point for me.

HAIR BY SAM MCKNIGHT EASY UP-DO TEXTURE SPRAY

Iconic hairstylist Sam McKnight describes this texturising spray as ‘20 hair pins in a can’ and the ultimate secret to creating relaxed yet glamorous up-dos – and keeping them perfectly in place.

Braid, bun or chignon, this must-have spray makes super-chic styling utterly effortless, crafted by an expert to achieve maximum hold.

HOW TO USE

Shake well before use.

Spray through dry hair to add texture and volume before styling.

REVIEW

I tend to wear my hair up a lot of the time now. It started during the pandemic, no regular haircuts plus fast-growing hair meant my neck used to sweat like crazy under a mask with all that hair, even in a ponytail.

But, I still wear my hair up a lot of the time, I like the look of it twisted up in a claw clip and a quick spritz of Up-Do means it stays put. I was very happy with my new find.

I was even happier when I took the clip out and my hair fell into gorgeous waves and looked thicker. Even better, these gently curved waves stayed in place the next day and the next day.

It’s like a hairspray without the crispiness, hair stays soft yet voluminous.

Up-Do isn’t a dry shampoo, it’s not a powdery spray. I don’t think it would pep up dirty hair. But the volume it creates will last a couple of days. I don’t reapply it the next day, but I can comb my hair through and the subtle waves remain.

For me, it’s the texture that gives me volume. I use it after I’ve styled my hair, not before. You don’t need too much, my can is still almost full.

One teeny little negative and this is personal, I don’t like the scent. I know lots of people love it, but it reminds me of those old-fashioned hair salons my mum used to go to where she would bake under a huge hooded hairdryer for a couple of hours.

To combat this, I use a quick spray of Chanel Gabrielle Hair Mist. I have a third of a bottle left after two years, the scent is as strong as ever and people still comment on the fragrance.

SHOPPING INFO

I’m a cynic, I might be wrong, but I’m not sure you’ll ever have to pay the recommended retail price of £27.00. I feel there’s always a discount code lurking somewhere.

Cult Beauty currently (27/3/24) has Sam McKnight products on sale for 20% less. Nearly everything is on offer for 20% less on the site.

HAIR BY SAM MCKNIGHT EASY-UP DO TEXTURE SPRAY £21.60 for 250ml Cult Beauty

EDIT

Oh dear, it seems Sam McKnight has a whole range of lovely hair products that I must have. I’m looking at Lazy Girl Dry Shampoo and Lazy Girl Blow Dry Foam, actually anything with Lazy Girl in the name.

Although I do think old Sammy’s taking the mickey with his Hair Cleanse Cloths. Wipes? For your hair? Stop it!

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