Thursday, October 15, 2009

AMW Reviews: Nick Chavez Volumizing Extra Hold Hairspray + Meetup with Ai

Hair styling products like gel, mousse or hairspray are not interesting for me. I almost never use them except attending parties or special events. Why? I have several bad experiences using those sticky and drying products and I always ended up losing a couple of hair or even more!

I'm glad styling products nowadays are user friendly and environmental friendly! I'm glad its easier to choose products now based on your need. And a hairspray that's meant for hold, style and volume? Interesting ....

**photo from Nick Chavez site

Nick Chavez Volumizing Extra Hold Hair Spray says ---

Fast-drying volumizing extra hold spray provides firm hold with a light mist; stronger control with more precise application; and extra support when concentrated in a particular area.

For All hair types, from fine to heavy, and from curly to textured.

Infusing hair with fabulous volume and fullness, the spray holds your style all day long while allowing your hair the freedom of movement without a stiff and tacky look or feel. Hair remains brushable for restyling and reholding. Botanical extracts add shine and Panthenol/ProVitamin B5 helps moisturize and control static as your hair resists humidity.


SD Alcohol 40, 1,1, Difluoroethane, Ethyl Ester of PVM/MA Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Panthenol, Dimethyl Stearamine, Glycerin, Linoleamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Dimethyl Lauramine Isostearate, Lactamide MEA, PEG-75 Lanolin, Benzophenone-3, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hop) Extract, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Root Extract, Hedychium Coronarium Root Extract, Fragrance (Parfum)"

AMW says ---

  • smells great
  • does not create "crunchy" hair
  • since it doesn't feel crunchy on hair, this product works great with heated tools
  • gives flexible hold
  • can easily comb out the hair without flakes
  • hair does not look "sprayed" or all made up, hair can still look naturally soft and shiny
  • cannot be purchased locally


It is a great hairspray, but I wouldn't go all the trouble to purchase it and wait for weeks for this to be shipped at my door step. I think there are other hairsprays that can do the same hold Nick Chavez gives but what I love about this product is how I can still brush my hair if I made a "spray" mistake and I won't have white flakes on my hair that looks like dandruff.

Another selling point about this hairspray is the "volumizing" factor it gives as compare to other hair sprays in the market. My mom uses hairspray each time she goes out as she has to spray her hair in place as her hair is fine and she needed the volume on the front area. I've given this to her as a gift and she loves it as the volume stays and it smells gorgeous!


from Nick Chavez
  • For volume - lift your hair and spray at the root area in short bursts. Then lightly mist your entire head to set.
  • To achieve an allover hold - spray in short bursts while holding the can eight to 12 inches from your hair.
  • To achieve a texturized look - spray and scrunch.
from AMW
  • use this to spray on curls directly to let the curls hold especially on humid weather like ours
  • want the sideways bangs? Spray this several inches away from the bangs
  • quickly blowdry the area that has been sprayed with the hairspray to hold the hair in place
  • if you have friends in the US? Ask them to help you purchase, they do come in great deals once in awhile
  • wash your hair after, never leave hair styling products onto hair for too long
Will I repurchase?

I think I can skip this one, there are other available hairsprays easily purchased locally that works as good.

Where to purchase and how much?

Nick Chavez website for $23.00 (approx Php1,100) for 10oz.
At QVC for $32.50 (approx Php 1,500) for 2 BOTTLES


Before I end this post, I want to share a photo that was taken by my hubby. It was a sudden fellow blogger meeting with Ms. Ai!!! Ai is a lovely Indonesian blogger friend whom I met last weekend because she's here only for the weekend. I also met up another friend of hers and it was a lovely Japanese dinner! Ai, come back soon and we'll see each other again! :)

**L-R Ai's Friend, Me and Ai

Keep smilin'
Stay Happy!


  1. Loveeee hair products which smells great!

  2. It sounds great but too pricey for me. And I don't have access to it..:/ But I really like the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Hairspray! My hair is still movable and it doesn't flake or make my hair whitish. Though, it's not THAT great at holding and voluming

  3. And I thought it was bought locally. Hehehe. But it is definitely interesting. I have REALLY fine hair, it's annoying. Haha, so I'm on the look out for some good hair products. I'm currently using the mousse from Jonathan (available at SM Megamall) and it seems to be doing it's job. hehe. That's one of the things that didn't get destroyed in the flood. haha. Of ALL things. :))

  4. never succeeded in using any mousse or hairspray LOL. aaww it was such a great pleasure to finally meet you, Nikki!! i'll come back and make sure i get a free lesson of make up and hair from you lol :P say my regards to Keith and your mommy, ok? :)

  5. i love hairsprays that do not leave the "crunchy" feel on your hair!! But this one's quite expensive ya! :D

    Awww... you look too pretty in the pic! Your skin is glowing!! :D

  6. Anastacia, so true, me too!

    Tokyostargirl, thank you!

    Lisa, I k now what you mean, but if I'm living in the states, it'll probably be easier to purchase as they have sets or deals!

  7. Gingerbee, Oohh I've seen the Jonathan one, haven't tried it yet but it does sound promising! Glad you find it good :)

    Ai, awww, thanks dear for the comment and I'm glad you're back safe! :) Hope to see you again! and sure, I'll definitely put make up on you the next time we meet!

    Jenn, thanks!!!!

  8. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now. Keep it up!
    And according to this article, I totally agree with your opinion, but only this time! :)


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