Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray – Strong and Medium Hold (trial & review)


I’m really very low maintenance … as far as my hair is concerned. Except for the fact that I need to go touch up my roots approximately every 4 weeks (pale champagne blonde – enough said), and that right now I’m desperately in need of some style/cut/shaping, I don’t do much with my mane. Even my cleansing routine has been pared down; shampoo & conditioner (currently obsessed with L’Occitane products, previously reviewed here). That’s it. Wondering how on earth I could realistically review hairspray, definitely posed a challenge for me – along came my clever & talented daughter to the rescue! Read on to learn how…


It’s no secret that I’m a hug fan of Moroccanoil® products (you can check out my previous reviews at the end of this post); there’s a reason why this brand has attained a cult following among celebrities and professionals alike, not to mention us regular folks: these products not only work, but work amazingly well. Then there’s that unique scent: I can’t pinpoint exactly what it is, but I know that I am totally addicted to it – I will be the first one to buy a bottle if they ever decide to market it as a perfume!

I have rare occasion to use hairspray, and I’ll tell you why: my hair is long, and while the individual strands are thin, I do have a lot of it – which makes it rather heavy. Before I began colouring my hair, it was naturally quite straight and would not hold a curl or wave if my life depended on it. Even now after colouring and with a slight wave to it, I still have difficulties in making a curl last longer than 30 minutes.

In the past, I really limited any use of hairspray, primarily because I hated that stiff and unnatural feel it gave my hair, not to mention the noxious fumes of the spray itself, and the rather dulled-looking finish at the end. To add insult to injury, any style I created not only looked rather “fake” but still never managed to last longer than a couple of hours – at best.

Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairsprays in Strong and Medium holds have revolutionized the way we think of hairspray; forget the helmet-head, shellacked formulations of the past – these are infused with the brand’s signature argan oil and work for all hair types. According to the company:
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“These advanced formulas can be brushed out easily without weighing the hair down, leaving hair manageable without sticky residue or build-up. Featuring Moroccanoil’s signature scent, they also provide a reflective shine shield that fights frizz and humidity”


Luminous Hairspray Strong:

  • finishing hairspray with extra strong hold
  • weightlessly locks style in place
  • soft and touchable feel

wide clog-free nozzle

information on back label

complete ingredients list on back label


Luminous Hairspray Medium (formerly ‘Luminous Hairspray’):

  • workable hairspray with medium hold
  • brushes out easily
  • won’t weigh hair down

information on back label

full ingredients list on back label

To perform my tests, I enlisted my daughter’s help: her talent combined with Moroccanoil’s amazing hairspray, blew me completely away. Using just a flat iron, my daughter first sectioned off my hair (approximately 3 layers in total) and starting with the underneath layer, she began “curling” small segments of hair. Once all pieces were curled (to her exacting standards, I might add), she then finished off the entire look with Moroccanoil’s Luminous Hairspray Strong Hold. I still had plenty of movement to my hair, a beautiful glossy shine and it smelled incredible!

*NOTE: the following photos were all taken by my daughter – she even added some artistic filters! My little girl is just awesome!

style in progress

pre-hairspray application

after hairspray application (you can just see the bottle in the mirror’s reflection)

the finished look, thanks to my daughter’s artistic hands!


The following photos (once more taken by my daughter) show how the style evolved and what it all looked like more than 6 hours later! To say that I was amazed, would be an understatement!
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NOTE: Even after sleeping on it, the next day I still had plenty of body and waves showing – an unprecedented feat in my hair’s history!

style – more than 6 hours later

style – more than 6 hours later

style – more than 6 hours later

Love both looks – nice to know I now have a choice!

Other Moroccanoil® reviews available on my blog:


Final thoughts: While I don’t need to use hairspray on a daily basis, it feels good knowing that I have something I can now turn to when I need to have my hairstyle last. When my daughter began spraying my hair with Moroccanoil’s Luminous Hairspray, I found myself leaning in to absorb the scent even better; after she was done, I was surprised by how much I COULDN’T feel this product on – that, plus how shiny my hair looked and how well the curls/style stayed in place hours later … I am a believer.

Available exclusively through all fine salons nationwide, both the Luminous Hairspray in Strong and Medium retail for CAD $23.80/330 ml.
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*The following photo also shows the original Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairspray – hence the 3 bottles!




*Disclaimer: Product samples provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration

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