I usually love the salespeople at Bath and Body Works. They rarely steer me wrong and they’re not too pushy. But one of them recommended this Marlies Möller Shiny Hair spray to me and I have to say, disappointing all around.
This product costs $20 for a 125 ml bottle (I’m not sure what that size translates to in ounces, but like everything in France, it’s smaller than we Americans are used to. And yes, that means you, junior year foreign exchange student). I wanted to like it, especially after the salesperson told me that it was flying off the shelves, but while it’s not horrible, it’s just... pointless.
It’s billed as a “shiny spray” that will give your hair a “dreamy, shimmering finish without weighing it down.” Sounds fantastic. I had visions of spraying it on and stopping traffic as people jumped out of their cars and chased me down the street, asking me what they could do to get hair as bouncy and shiny as mine. Yeah… not so much.
I tried it on two separate occasions and while it didn’t weigh my hair down (as promised on the bottle), it also didn’t do anything else. No extra shine, no extra waves, maybe a tiny bit of extra body, but that’s hard to tell for sure because maybe I was just having a good hair day. And for $20, I want to be positive that something’s actually working. It does seem to have a little bit of hold, like a light hair spray, but you could certainly get better hair sprays for less money that don’t need to be imported to your shelf. So while I would love to look in the mirror and see a Breck girl staring back at me, this just isn’t the spray that’s going to make that happen.
(Incidentally, Marlies Möller products are no longer listed on the Bath and Body Works website, so maybe I'm not the only one who had this reaction to it).