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Review: Bamboo Anti-Humidity Hairspray

Written by Sophie

As you can imagine, it’s fairly hard to keep your hair looking straight and glossy in the humid climates of Singapore….I have quite naturally wavy hair and if it had it’s own way (which it sometimes does), I often look like a frizz-ball before I have even stepped foot in the office!

As a gift to everyone who has to look at my hair, I decided to invest in Bamboo Anti-humitity hairspray.

The product summary…..according to Sephora:

What it is:
A weightless, ultra-dry, humidity-resistant hair spray that combines strengthening pure Organic Bamboo Extract and smoothing Organic Kendi Oil.

What it does:
This flexible-hold spray locks out frizz while locking in style. Its flexible hold is never sticky or stiff, and it extends the life of a blowout with built-in humidity resistance.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Dyes
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

What else you need to know:
This product is made with sustainable ingredients that are ethically traded, eco-certified, fair-trade compliant, and certified organic. The production and sale of the ingredients aids in supporting the development of local communities. This product does not contain sodium chloride, gluten, TEA, or phthalates.

So it’s great that it doesn’t contain any chemicals, is ethically traded etc, but does it do the job?  For each of these before and after photos I have washed, blow-dried and semi-straightened my hair in the morning (using no other products) and then taken a photo when I return from work on each of the days (having been outside for similar amounts of time each day and always wearing stripy t-shirts).  Please don’t judge the dryness of my hair – I’m not using any other products in these so that you can really see whether or not it’s a good purchase.

1. Using no hairspray (so you can see what it looks like naturally, no comments please):

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2. Using standard hairspray (Elnette):

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3. Using Bamboo anti-humidity spray: 

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Comparing all three (from left to right: without; Elnett; Bamboo):

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Would I recommend it?

Actually yes.  I don’t think there’s a huge difference between that and normal hairspray, as you can see from yourself….but in Singapore where if you get stuck outside for a while and have something to go to in the evening where your hair needs to look reasonable, even little helps!  There have been days where I have used it and haven’t had to spend much time outside and that is when i do notice the difference.  Obviously it wouldn’t have been a fair test to put those pics up, but in general I do prefer using it to normal hairspray.

Where to buy it?

I bought mine from Sephora in Singapore, but here is a link to the product being sold by Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Alterna-Bamboo-Smooth-Anti-Humidity-Unisex/dp/B004O2PQK4