I love this stuff

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My hairdresser used Davines This is a Medium Hairspray on me a while back after she finished my cut and blowout, and I loved the smell so much that she gave me a tin to bring home. I’m not typically a hairspray-user at all, and haven’t been since my eighth-grade Final Net days, when I would all but shellack my ill-advised Dorothy Hamill bob to keep it from going all mushroom-y in the Houston humidity. This stuff, however, is pretty much weightless, and like I mentioned the smell is divine, and on hot, sticky days when I want to wear my hair down anyway, it definitely helps to keep things from going sideways.

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    Viajera
    14 Aug 2019
    11:05am

    Dorothy Hamill!!!

    I bet it looked very nice – good for you.

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      Suzanne
      15 Aug 2019
      12:44am

      I had that Dorothy Hamill bob too…aka awkward phase!

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    Clatie
    14 Aug 2019
    11:12am

    In the 80’s, I used an awful lot of Aquanet for my Banarama-esque, ratty look. Some Dippity Do, too.

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      lc
      14 Aug 2019
      11:00pm

      I used Aquanet to put up my mohawk. Also as a fixative for charcoal drawings (real fixative was a lot more expensive). 30+ years later, those drawings are still fixed — and they haven’t yellowed a bit.

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    Erin King
    14 Aug 2019
    11:26am

    I love Davines, I’m a long-time user of their Nou Nou leave-in treatment (makes my hair so soft and smells yummy), and I just ordered their hair butter today.

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    joannawnyc
    14 Aug 2019
    11:47am

    All the Davines products smell so good! I like the scents in R + Co and Ouai products too. I like how the Living Proof anti-frizz stuff works in my hair, but not how it smells 🙁

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      Mamavalveeta03
      14 Aug 2019
      3:18pm

      Re:Living Proof scent…ugh!

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    Kathi
    14 Aug 2019
    2:31pm

    I also had a Dorothy Hamill bob!! Thanks for the flashback.

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      Mamavalveeta03
      14 Aug 2019
      3:19pm

      Didn’t we all? 😉

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        Rebecca
        15 Aug 2019
        12:01pm

        I am slightly younger, with frizzy hair, so I wore my hair like Elaine from Seinfeld through high school (the puffy section in the front held back with a barrette). I used no product at all, which is very obvious when I now look at those pictures!

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          D.Morgendorffer
          15 Aug 2019
          12:44pm

          When I was in high school in the early 90s, I was a little fixated on the general appearance of Helena Bonham Carter in A Room With A View, but could never figure out how to execute the look. (Answer in retrospect: get Merchant Ivory’s hair-and-makeup team on standby.) So, my hair was fairly disheveled. Even if I had used product, it would have just been another version of bad: product options for fine hair were not good. Plus, I didn’t even know that I had fine hair back then because fine hair was always described as being limp and my hair goes Simba-I’m-your-father without proper conditioner (I now depend on Davines This Is An Invisible Serum), which I definitely didn’t have throughout the 90s. Ah, youth, good times.

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            Mary
            15 Aug 2019
            9:42pm

            Another fine-haired girl here! Good to know about Davine’s serum. Almost every volume-boosting product I try just makes my hair frizzy.

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    marjorie
    14 Aug 2019
    6:16pm

    I have the curl-building serum and it works really well but I HATE the smell!! To me: Gerbil cage.

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