As I'm sure most of you know, most up-dos – even a simple pony tail – are easiest to create when your hair hasn't just been washed. It's the reason your hair sometimes looks better when you've just got out of bed and thrown it up in a messy pony-tail than it does when you've spent ages washing and styling it.
The problem with that for me, though, is that I just can't stand the thought of going out with unwashed hair. Or even staying in with it, come to that: even if I'm planning on staying indoors all day, I'll still have to wash my hair or I just feel yucky and grubby all day long.
This is where Clynol's new 'Matty' texturising hair spray comes in. This is part of the new 'Play With Me' range, and it adds texture and hold to your hair, making it easier to style and helping it stay in place as long as you need it to.
The best thing about this for me is the fact that it's super-light, and doesn't leave your hair with that "coated in product" look that so many hairsprays do. It does hold your style firmly, and it dries to a matt finish, as the name suggests, but it's pretty much invisible on your head, and doesn't make your hair look rigid.
I used it today to create a backcombed ponytail, and was impressed with how easy it is to use, even for someone like me who doesn't use a lot of product on her hair. My hair is very fine, and absolutely poker-straight, which makes it hard to style: it generally just slides right out of any grips I try to put in it, and will look droopy after a few minutes in a pony. I turned my head upside down and gave it a light blast with "Matty", and it instantly seemed thicker and easier to style.
'Matty' costs £10.60 for a 100ml can, and you'll find stockists from the Clynol website.