Monday, May 17, 2010

AMW Reviews: L'Oreal Playball Texture Tonic

Looking back, I am quite amazed on the number of hair products I've reviewed, that's one great thing about blogging, I get to look back on the products I've used and reread my thoughts on them!  You can always check it out by clicking "Hair Product Reviews" or check out the right hand side of my blog for tags on specific topics or brands you would like to read!

Now let's get back to hair!

I've realized, after so many years, that I feel at most comfortable if my hair has a bit of waves.  Gone are the days I try so hard to straighten my hair with a flat iron.  With the humidity and heat, there's no point going on a battle with nature empty-handed!

That's when hair products swoop right in!  I can never appreciate hair styling products until recently.  When I started to do hair for clients, I made sure to test the hair products personally prior to using them onto the clients.  I found myself learning so much from each styling product!  Read on for another product I've come to appreciate....

The L'Oreal Playball Texture Tonic

L'Oreal Play Ball Texture Tonic says ---

A flexible hold spray that enhances your hair's body and can even show off your waves, giving a natural finish.
Effect: For enhanced body and volume; also brings out curls.  With flexible hold and natural finish
Hair type: All hair types
Hold Factor: control 2/6

AMW says ---

  • easy to use (spray type)
  • mess-free (no need to dip fingers on product)
  • very cute packaging
  • can be used on both damp and dry hair
  • no crunchy hair feel
  • no flaking
  • gives volume if needed
  • fresh lime fragrance
  • hair feels soft and natural
  • a bit pricey for 150ml
  • not widely available
When it comes to "beach tousled" hair, I can get away without any hair product as my hair is quite easy to manage when it comes to waves that I wanted to create.  But I believe other people do not have the same "obedient" hair as I do, a simple scrunch won't last for more than a minute, so an extra "boost" is needed to create that sexy "just-out-of-the-bed" look.  I find this lightweight formula helps create natural waves minus the heavy feel.  Thumbs up!

  • for people with permanent curls: shake and spritz on towel-dried hair and blow dry
  • for people with temporary curls using curling tools: spritz this product all over curls and let dry
  • scrunch your hair with your fingers while damp and spray this all over your hair for that beach tousled hair look
Will I repurchase?

Where to purchase and how much?
At leading local salons for Php780.00 (approx $17.00)

Hair and makeup by: Nikki
Model: Frances Esse
Products used: Remington Curling iron
with L'Oreal Play Ball Texture Tonic

Are you currently into straight hair or curly waves?
I'm definitely on "waves" mood!
Have a wonderful start of the week!

Keep smilin'

Stay happy!


  1. that's a very beautiful makeover! i love both makeup and the hair. you can do mine!

  2. Wow Nikki, you did a great job on her. She's even more beautiful!

    oh and i think that bottle is super cute!

  3. I've never seen this product around! Maybe next time I go to the salon supplier I will ask if they have this. The bottle is cute, too. :)
    I love wavy hair but I don't do it too often now since I'm afraid of hair breakage.

    I love the makeover! :)

  4. You did a great job on the hair and makeup girl!!

    Thanks for the review!! I havent seen this one around yet, but i havent really been looking! :P

    I'm biased towards curls btw!! :D

  5. That sounds so great! Love hair style on the model! Looks awesome!

  6. Jojoba, ANYTIME! But you do know how to do your own makeup already! :D

    Becky, thanks for the compliment! And you're right, the bottle is a huge PLUS factor

    Fifi, same here, but I guess I'm just a bit addicted to it nowadays, because of the heat probably!

    Jenn, thank you!

    Anastacia, thank you

  7. Hi Nikki!

    Thank you for your comment! I deleted my blog 9 months ago and made a new one - i kinda lost some of the blogs I was following, such as yours. I'm so glad you found me tho!

    I can see you're still doing plenty of great reviews! I quite like wave hair but im too lazy to curl often. That product sounds great! Looking forward to seeing more stuff from you again :D

  8. wow..i haven't even heard of this product yet

    such a cute packaging naman!

    i don't need a hair product to get that beach-look since i have a natural wave na... but sometimes i spritz a keratin spray when i want it look more defined

  9. I'm loving the waves! My hair is naturally pretty straight, but I love giving it a little wave, it's so romantic and flirty and feminine. ^^

  10. Mischievous Mack, thanks for the compliment.

    NicNic, I know! Glad to have found you again sweetie!

    thiamere, it's not as famous as other hairstyling lines, I guess not everybody would need this!

    LacquerMuse, so true, same here!

  11. Hi Nikki! Does this offer heat protection too? Or is it used with a separate product like Hot Style Constructor? Thanks! :)

  12. I don't thinik it has heat protection Anonymous, as this product is meant to be applied "AFTER" you styled your hair! :) So you're right, a separate Hot Style Constructor can be used prior to heating your hair


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