L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hair Spray Review

December 21, 2009


Once banned from US soils, L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray’s decades of exile have finally come to an end. Elnett debuted nationwide exclusively at Target in fall 2008, but sales were swift and again Elnett fans despaired and resorted to smuggling the contraband into the country. Well despair no more! The iconic hairspray to the stars is back stateside in all its perfect, touchably soft brushable glory!

Check out the full review after the jump!


I was never much of a hairspray user before Elnett, but this slim bottle of golden goodness has really changed my ways. Used by top stylists around the world, Elnett really seems to set the standard for hairspray by delivering long-lasting hold with only a quick spritz along with shine and real touchability (as opposed to all those other hairsprays that promise touchability but cause sticky, nasty helmethead or crunchy hair).


Elnett delivers an ultra-fine mist of product that provides exceptional hold while disappearing at the stroke of brush, meaning you get optimal hold without ever looking like you’ve got product in your hair. This is seriously the only product to control my little flyaway baby hairs (they’ve got a mind of their own) without giving my crunchy, unnatural looking hair. The micro-diffusion technology incorporated into the product allows for even application to set any and all styles, and humidity protection means it’ll really stand up to the elements.


L’Oreal’s Elnett has truly been an amazing product for me, and outperforms other sprays I’ve tried by leaps and bounds. I only have two teeny little gripes, which you know for me is big since I can find something wrong with almost any product LOL. #1 is the smell – oh how I abhor the smell of Elnett, which reminds me of very strong baby powder – not really the ideal choice of scent for my hair. My idea of romance isn’t having my boyfriend lean down to sniff my hair, only to get a nose full of baby powder. The scent does go away after awhile, but get rained on and it’s back with a vengeance! #2 is the spray nozzle – it’s fantastic for releasing a fine mist of product, but it tends to get clogged meaning the spray can go in weird directions, but that’s easily solved by frequent cleaning.


All in all I’d say Elnett is the only hairspray I’ll be purchasing from now on – I’ve even purchased a mini to keep in my purse for those hair emergencies. Definitely check it out!

Availability: L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray is available at mass market retailers and drugstores nationwide. The 11 oz. will run you $14.99 and the 2.2 oz $6.99 (and it’s available in various holds including Strong Hold, Extra Strong Hold and Extra Strong Hold UV Filter).

This review contains a press sample sent to ABS by the brand’s PR representative for blog consideration. I tend to get a good amount of hairsprays to try out, but I haven’t really felt any were review-worthy until Elnett – for me this is the end all, be all of hairsprays! If you have any questions regarding the foregoing, please feel free to contact me at a.beautyful.sentiment@gmail.com.

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13 Responses to “L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hair Spray Review”


  1. Same for me! Never tried Elnett before, but after this release came out I picked one can and now I don't want to venture into other brands or even other L'Oreal lines =D

  2. *Jen* Says:

    Hey Mary!This stuff is seriously magic – it was love at first mist for me. The way it reigns in my baby hairs is so great and I'm literally amazing every time I use it LOL.


  3. with my current hairstyle I don'T have to bother about baby hairs, but in the past it caused me daily headache. If this takes car of it then this is really magic!I love how it's non sticky and doesn't hardens my hair! ^_^

  4. *Jen* Says:

    Mary I'm lazy most mornings and like to throw my hair back into a bun with a pouf in front so hairspray has turned out to be a must for me. Yes it's so lovely that it really just disappears while providing hold.

  5. ezzie Says:

    im not that into hairsprays, but i do have some baby hairs that just don't want to lay down. i am super iffy about scents, but i think this hairspray will make up for its baby-powdery smell with its other amazing-ness, eh?

  6. Deb Says:

    I used to be a sort of a hairspray hater until I tried Elnett. I've gone through several cans of the stuff. The smell is sort of retro, in my opinion. It smells the way I always imagined those big 60s beehive hairstyles would smell. I've gotten used to it to point of almost liking it. The one thing that always impresses me about Elnett is how it holds my style, and yet I don't even feel like I've sprayed anything on. I've gotten caught in the wind and my hair bounces right back to the way I put it once I get indoors.

  7. Askmewhats Says:

    I seriously own this to use for clients and I love love this!!!

  8. *Jen* Says:

    Ezzie this can of Elnett has really changed my ways – I've learned the wonders a little well-placed hold can provide in terms of giving you a great polished look. I do hate the smell so much though =X.

  9. *Jen* Says:

    Deb I totally agree with you on the smell, but I just can't seem to bring myself to like it. Lord knows I've tried but it's just one of those scents that my nose wrinkles at. Elnett really is amazing – I don't know how they do it but it's a phenomenal product.

  10. *Jen* Says:

    Askmewhats that's such a testament to what a great product this is – I know professional really love this stuff, and I can see why!

  11. *Jen* Says:

    Kaith baby hairs are such stubborn little things – they love to just stick straight up in the air or to wave about at odd angles. Do give this a try!

  12. melanie Says:

    Did they send you the tiny one for the review? Or did you buy it and if so, where? Oh how I need one of those baby ones… lol! I love Elnett too! This stuff is magic!

  13. *Jen* Says:

    Melanie I bought the tiny one at Walgreens, although I've seen it at Duane Reade as well. It's selling out quickly though!


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