L’Oreal Studioline Invisi’hold

Ahoy hoy, another intermittent review from me, A Maler Shade Of Beauty. But a bit of an update first, we finally, after a long time, multiple different consultants and a lot of perseverance got to the root of Avril’s illness. It turns out that she has lymes disease with a co-infection, which after reading into it in more detail makes a lot of sense and really ticks all the boxes for the symptoms she has experienced over the last number of years. As a result, Avril has started treatment, so her main blog posts might be a bit infrequent for the next little while. We know you all understand and thank you for all the thoughtful messages of support for her so far.

So bar aftershave and deodorant, the only really other constant, what you could call “beauty” product that I’ve been using religiously since being a teen is hair gel. At this stage in my life (early thirties) I have probably tried the vast majority of big brand waxes, putties and gels on the market. Some have been good, some have been bad (I’m looking at you Wella shockwaves with the big white flakey headed mess you leave). Some have also been so heavy that it would nearly take you a week to wash it out of your hair.

Whilst in the hair gel aisle of the local supermarket recently, I decided to throw caution to the wind and pick up a new hair product to use. This is a big event for me, as I tend to stick religiously to products I like. By the by, I have roughly the same boring old hairstyle as I did when I was 15 years old, my friends slag me over it, but screw them, it suits me and I’m happy with it. I didn’t want to go with the usual hair gel brands, anything too heavy or anything that caused flaking. As I browsed the selection on offer, L’Oreal’s studioline invisi’hold gel caught my eye. It claimed to be “natural”, non-sticky, non-stiff, gentle on the hair and most importantly leave no product buildup. How “natural” this product is I don’t know, it’s something I must investigate further. Maybe looking into some of the ingredients in these products would make for a future post. Anyway back to the topic at hand.  This product has big claims all round, something that quite intrigued me so I decided to pick up the intensity 8 variant.

Now for the juicy part, the results. I have been using this product every day for the past few months (repurchased a number of times) and I have to say I am very impressed. The hold is exceptionally good and as advertised it does not flake and is non-sticky. Another plus side is it smells fantastic, very “hair salony”. The wifey is extremely happy and even commented on how good it smelled. She has had to put up with some horrible chemically smelling products over the years. Overall, I’m very happy with the product and highly recommend giving it a go. Price wise it’s quite reasonable at €4.59 and is available in all good supermarkets nationwide.



  1. Gráinne Ní Mheadhra
    5th August 2016 / 12:05 AM

    Great article; succinct, yet informative. It really gelled together.
    One of you must take to the high seas. I’m dying to see a post from A Sailor Shade Of Beauty. #AhoyMeMaties
    Sending warm thoughts. G.

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      5th August 2016 / 12:51 AM

      Lol you’re gas. I think Kev will be the sailor with his ahoy hoy-ness. That or I could make him start adapting my clothes #atailorshadeofbeauty

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