Pros: Super holding power, pleasant scent, not stiff looking
Cons: Haven't found it in a full sized can
Recently I picked up some trial sized hair spray to keep in my purse and gym bag, and one of them is Freeze It Mega Freeze Hairspray. It was displayed with other travel sized personal care items. So far I have been very impressed with the results it has given me.
The full sized version comes in a 7 ounce metal container, but the the travel size contains 1.5 ounces. It's only 5" in height so it fits nicely in a purse, bag or suitcase.
Freeze It Mega Freeze Hair Spray comes in a gold colored can, and claims to have "optical brighteners for enhanced shine". It also claims to give 24 hour hold and that it will hold up in all weather conditions. (The can has an umbrella pictured on the front).
The back of the can makes even more claims. It says this hairspray is humidity resistant, quick drying, enriched with vitamin B5, has UV protection, is non-sticky, non-flaking, and water free. The optical brighteners react differently to different hair colors. It is said to make brown hair "richer", red hair "brighter", black hair "shinier", and blonde hair "more true to color".
This product comes in an aerosol spray can (but there are no CFC's normally associated with aerosol cans), and when I use it I have to hold the can farther away from my hair than I do when I use a pump style hair spray. The directions say to use it 10"-12" away, but I actually hold the can a full arms length away. The sprayer is a bit hard to push down, which makes it hard to use if I want just a light spritz of hair spray. It also comes out quite forcefully and if I didn't hold it so far away from my face it would probably move my newly styled hair during the process.
My hair is short and fine, and is styled with bangs that I curl under slightly. My hairstyle is hard to maintain during an entire day, (especially after I exercise), but the Freeze It Mega Freeze Hair Spray really does help to keep my hair in place. It doesn't hold my hairstyle for 24 hours as claimed, but it does give me several hours of solid hold at a time. While it gives extreme hold to my hair, it does so without leaving my hair look like it's been sprayed with cement. My hair looks quite natural.
I will give you one example of how well this works for me. Today is one of my daycare children's birthday and I just finished baking a birthday cake the kids afternoon snack. Normally when I open my oven to remove something I get a big blast of hot air hitting me right in the face. At times it leaves my bangs standing straight out, which looks utterly ridiculous. Today after I removed the cake I looked in the mirror, and my bangs were still in place!
My hair is what they refer to as "dirty blonde", and I have not noticed any added benefits from the optical brighteners, but I can say that the scent is pleasant. It has a light, almost citrus scent with no alcohol smell. Overall I would give this hair spray high marks for long lasting, natural looking holding power.
This has not been tested on animals, the can is recyclable, and this product is distributed by Key Brands International, ltd.