Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Frederic Fekkai Spray On Hair Crystals ($18.50) is sophisticated glitter for your hair. Launched at a perfect time when holiday parties abound, this product is a fun and flirty foray into hair glitter. If you’re wary of glitter in the hair, the particles are very fine and lightweight–not like craftstore glitter in the least. I don’t find that this product gunks up my hair or acts like a hair spray (doesn’t give me any hold really…), which is a plus, in my book. I’d hate it if it made my hair hard and crunchy!

It took some experimentation to really get the product to work for me. You can’t just do short spritzes, you have to press and hold and let it mist all over your hair, then release. When I did short spritzes, you could hardly see any glitter. It made a huge difference to hold it down and apply in a single hold. I really liked the result — it was this soft mist of fine crystals all over my hair. Very festive! If it was fashionable (and you know, super inexpensive) to go around with hair glitter everyday, I would so be there.

Each bottle contains 45+ uses according to the bottle packaging, which is good, I suppose. I really don’t know what to expect in terms of usage, and I’m sure it’ll vary from person to person depending on how much you use in each setting. It comes in three shades (champagne, copper, and bronze) — and you’re probably best off going with the one opposite your natural hair color. I have both copper and bronze, and I do like them–I think I prefer copper just a tad more. For me, it really works because of the soft brown-red tones in my hair. I gotta return one of them (I think it’s bronze), because the spray nozzle stopped functioning after about four or five usages :( But I’ll be exchanging it for a new one, rather than returning it altogether.

My biggest beef with this product is the scent.  IT STINKS!  It only stinks when you’re spraying it–which is this scent of chemicals up the wazoo–so the scent doesn’t linger in your hair or anything.  I think I might not be used to hair products, because maybe if I was, I wouldn’t be so adverse to this.  Like I said, though, the scent is only when you’re initially spraying it on your hair and then it is gone.

Anyone else try this? What’d you think?

P.S. — No photos, because this doesn’t photograph well.  I tried on about four different occasions to no avail! Sorry! :(

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24 thoughts on “Frederic Fekkai Spray On Hair Crystals for Festive Holiday Hair

  1. Love the concept. I’ll be checking this out to see how it will work for me.

  2. Elizabeth

    Could you post some pictures of how it looks? I’d be interested in it if I could see how it looks on you first! Thanks!

  3. Amanda

    Yes!! Concept sounds beautiful but I’d really love to see a pic as well!! Very curious…

  4. Andrea

    I want to try these! I want to try Bronze & Champagne, I don’t know if champagne would show up though… oh well I’ll go check these out tomorrow probably!

  5. Brooke

    a friend of mine tried this out… she said the odor was horrendous and you couldn’t see the glitter at all. she went to return it and apparently there were a lot of returns for the same reasons as well as the nozzle getting clogged :\

    i wish they’d come out with one that didn’t stink!!

  6. slipnslide Erin

    I find I have a couple spray products that have a backed up nozzle after a couple uses. It’s best to just soak the tip in warm water and try to get it inside, or use your fingernail to scrape the gunk off if it’s in the outside and see if that clears it.

  7. Miss Noodles

    I haven’t tried the Fekkai hairspray, but Herbal Essences makes a cheaper (and better smelling) alternative. It probably doesn’t have as much glitter, but I’ve never had any problems with it.

  8. Crystal

    Does it get all over your clothes when you wear it? or does it just stick to your hair?

  9. I don’t buy any make up from drug stores, but I will say that I have been using the same hair glitter for years. It’s called “Punky Glitter”. It’s really fine (small) glitter flecks, it’s GORGEOUS, it’s about $3 a bottle, and it doesn’t smell at all. You can google it or go to a drug store that has it. I have glitter EVERYTHING and have tried many different types of hair glitter and nothing has come close.

  10. maddie

    i picked up the copper one as i thought it would look good with my black hair… i shook it well but i dont really see any color … it looks pretty though! it looks like tiny glittery waterdrops/ very small and it washes out fine.. i /like it.. i dont notice any horrible odor either..
    if anyone has picked up the bronze or champagne . let me know what they look like or if rhe bronze looks beter on very dark hair

    • Yeah, you definitely don’t get a TON of color or anything, which is good IMO, just because I like the sparkle and sheen and don’t want my hair color to change, haha.

  11. maddie

    used it once… now the aerosol wont work :-(