Wednesday, January 21, 2015

got2b Spiking Glue by Schwarzkopf

I picked up got2b Spiking Glue by Schwarzkopf back in December 2014 - it was an expletive ridden time as I unpacked my bags to dress for a funeral only to find that I had forgotten anything that could be used to style my hair. Disaster (OK, the funeral was worse)!

After I had finally stopped swearing and lashing out at an imaginary punching bag (stress relief tip - try it, it works) I pulled myself together and wandered to the nearest Tesco where rather than going with something I had used before, and in true blogging style I picked this up along with a got2b cream, both for just £4 (and only so I could write about them here).



So, after basically paying £2 for this I wasn’t expecting anything of note, it just had to get me through four hours and I’d be happy. Just four hours….

You really can’t miss this stuff as it comes in bright yellow packaging. The 150ml tube tells me that this provides ‘screaming hold’ (a new one for me, but as a Manc, had it said ‘banging’ it would have made me laugh). Sorry, I digress somewhat. The tube also states that this is for spikes, to provide a chunky style with ultimate hold. 

On with the show…..

I washed my hair, dried it so that it was slightly damp and then squeezed enough of the white glue into palm. The picture below shows how much I used originally - big mistake! 

You really don't need to use as much as I did!


The glue smells so very synthetically fresh with an apple aroma. Not great but also not offensive and as a bonus it doesn’t linger around unlike some other hair glues and pomades. 

With a creamy like texture the glue is easy to apply to the hair, strands are pliable and for around ten minutes stay flexible before this starts to dry the style into place. You have ten minutes before the mother of all holds is unleashed. This sets like cement and the chances of moving a stray hair once it has dried are on a par with my odds of winning Mr Patience UK. 

Once set my hair felt crispy to the touch and it reminded me, nay it sent me into a flashback to my youth and using Wella Shockwaves! It wasn’t an enjoyable flashback and the feeling that you could snap your own hair off is quite frankly very weird (weirder than me writing this blog)

Now, if you haven’t already got the idea that this has great hold you’ll be staggered to learn that it kept the hold in place for well over twenty, yes twenty hours and even the morning after a heavy night, Mancunian rain and a walk across country back to my hotel not a hair was out of place. In fact the glue is water resistant which I hadn’t noticed until I got back into my room.

Personally I use this now when my hair is stupidly long so that I can have long spiky hair that will stay in place, and that it does when using got2b spiking glue.

For £2 I really couldn’t argue with this product. Like most glues you do start to get a bit of bit flaky residue after ten hours but it isn’t that noticeable. This represents great value for money and a hair styling product that will keep your hold in place. The fragrance could do with toning down a bit as I don’t like synthetic smells that much and the crispy feeling was weird. It did the job though and kept on doing its job hour after hour.

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41 comments:

  1. Not forgetting it is ONLY £2... absolute bargain x

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    1. Yup, two notes can't be argued with.

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  2. Cheaper than super glue?! Very recongisable packaging too!

    Ben | www.twentyfirstcenturygent.com

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  3. Am guessing that the only reason we don't have pic evidence of such amazing and bargain results is because you weren't in a fit state to take one after night on the lash in mcr and walking through fields???

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    1. Correct - I didn't need a suitcase after that night I just packed everything into the bags under my eyes....

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  4. you seem to be enjoying your hair products lately, my husband does not suit gelled hair , hes getting that recline or baldness now lol x

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    1. Lisa, I have a stack of them that I have been trying - got to say this is the best for long styles just because it sets so hard. Your husband could use a cream to style it forward a bit if getting the runways (I know that's my plan for when mine get worse). Stephen

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  5. We definitely need photos of this styling product in proper use! My husband keeps having a #1 cut at the moment but every so often I do refuse to shave his head!

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  6. Ah if only I was a guy I would be totally trying this! by the way I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! You can see your nomination at www.sunnydei.com x

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  7. Sounds fab! I love Schwarzkopf products for women and it looks like the mens ones are just as good :D

    Louise

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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  8. Sounds like a good inexpensive product that does its job well, but if its waterproof how do you wash it out of your hair???

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    1. It takes a bit of effort but with shampoo it tends to wash out really easily and doesn't leave any residue on the hair once washed out. Stephen :o)

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  9. £2 sounds like a bargain and great that it lasts so long. Not sure about the smell but then some products can be really off-putting so apple isn't too bad!

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  10. Bargain price, could be good for the teenage son.

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  11. A total bargain, what's not to love!

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  12. Ooh sounds like a bargain and at least it kept your hair in place for a good amount of time! :)

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  13. the price definitely makes it more worth it! x

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  14. Blimey £2 is a total bargain, might have to get this for Male Teen as hubby hasn't a hair on his head xx

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  15. It must be tough to wash it out considering it is waterproof?

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  16. The only issue with stuff like this is it means the boys have to wash their haor after using it and at the moment they only wash it twice a week!

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  17. hubs would love this! he often finds the more expensive the more they smell very strongly and its nice to see a product that you only need a little of!

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  18. Sounds like a great bargain! xxx

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  19. My husband is bald so don't need to buy it :) lucky me

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  20. Sounds like a cool product for men!! I am sure my teenage son would approve of it.

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  21. I dont like crispy hair in men, sounds like a bargain though.

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  22. Love how enthusiastic you are about a bargain :)

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  23. I'll have to try to remember this. My tween is just beginning to show an interest in things like this and I'm sure it won't be long before he wants to try out some products!

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  24. My son is obsessed with shockwaves hehe! This sounds like a great alternative to for the sharp hedgehog look he requires. Great stuff x

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  25. Would have come in handy in my mohican days!!

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  26. I actually like a lot of the got2be range, they do some fab products! X

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

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  27. I've definitely seen this brand, but still have never tried any of their products. Good review!

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  28. You are right, it is a steal at £2!

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  29. Great price! My Hubby isn't that big on hair stuff, but I might get some for the brother-in-law ;)

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  30. As much as I have tried hair styling products from this line I have loved!

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  31. Oh wow! I've never tried a hair glue before, but I wonder if I can use this for more of a sleek style. Me and gel just don't get along.

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  32. Great bargain.
    I have to say I hate the ones which have a lingering smell

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  33. I remember that crunchy hair feeling - too much mousse in my youth! Sounds like a good 'un otherwise though!

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  34. Great review! I'm not a gel/glue type of user but will definitely check out the rest of the range. :-)

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