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Arghhh, I can't use hairspray, what do I use instead?

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DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 05-Apr-16 15:26:46

I'm having a terrible time with my hair recently, after years of having a sensitive scalp Loreal shampoo sorted me out and I alternated between that and TBS ginger shampoo. Absolutely fine for about 3 years.

Now I'm getting weird itchy spots near the nape of my neck especially after I wash my hair- no nits, my mum checked me over!!

Tried switching shampoos, going SLS free etc and has made sod all difference!

I've just had a light bulb moment and realised it's probably because I started using hair spray for the first time since the 80's- just a quick spray.

Soooooooo, anyone else had this and what do you use as an alternative? I think I need something a bit more heavy duty than a finishing cream as I have really thick, frizzy hair.

TIA smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 05-Apr-16 20:38:19

Hopeful bump...

Balletgirlmum Tue 05-Apr-16 23:58:30

Dd uses a spray gel as hairspray is banned at her school. She has very sensitive allergic skin.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 06-Apr-16 07:16:47

Thanks, that sounds interesting. Do you know the make? I'm popping into town later so I'll look at spray gels smile

Balletgirlmum Wed 06-Apr-16 08:05:35

VO 5

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 06-Apr-16 09:18:28

Great, thanks flowers

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 08-Apr-16 16:50:59

Ballet- just wanted to tell you I got some and it works perfectly and no itching so far!

nanetterose Fri 08-Apr-16 17:12:12

Green people make a gel now. Great stuff.

It doesn't hold like gel - but, it does help keep hair in place.

Lasts forever and no chemicals.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 08-Apr-16 18:06:14

Is it a spray one Nanette?

Balletgirlmum Fri 08-Apr-16 20:39:04

Glad it worked.

nanetterose Fri 08-Apr-16 21:30:21

No, not a spray. Feels a bit like a watery gel. Don't let that put you off though. I found it gave good definition in my wavy hair. If you scrunch it? smile

rubybleu Fri 08-Apr-16 21:52:57

It might be a fragrance or preservative problem rather than the hairspray itself?

I found this on Amazon

Clinique also do a non-aerosol fragrance free spray.

(I'm very allergic to fragrance so a bit of an expert!)

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 08-Apr-16 23:07:12

Thanks, will check those out!

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