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Most Satisfied Customers | TRESemmé

Aussies have rated TRESemmé as the top brand in Canstar Blue’s latest hairspray ratings, with five stars for effectiveness, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate hairsprays

Our review compares hairsprays on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which hairspray they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 747 Australians for their feedback on the hairspray(s) they’ve purchased and used in the last six months.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their hairspray brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a hairspray brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Effectiveness: the hairspray was effective at maintaining a secure hold on different hair types for the amount of time indicated on the packaging.
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and performance of the hairspray.
  • Scent: the hairspray had a pleasant scent that matched the description on the packaging.
  • Packaging convenience: the hairspray container was functional and easy to open and use (i.e. the can wasn’t heavy, and could be used with one hand, etc.).

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  • TRESemmé
  • Schwarzkopf
  • Garnier
  • ALDI Protane
  • L’Oreal
  • Pantene

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Hairspray Brand – TRESemmé

Tresemme Hairspray

Having a hand in seemingly everything hair-related, American brand TRESemmé offers a range of shampoos, conditioners, mousses, hair treatments and hairsprays to help keep your mane cared for. Its hairspray range includes Extra Hold, Freeze Hold and Extra Hold Lacquer, all available in a 360g container, or 75g container for the Extra Hold and Freeze Hold. The Extra Hold hairspray aims to achieve maximum hold with extra flyaway control without any stiffness, while the Freeze Hold looks to secure your look with humidity-resistance.

  • TRESemmé was rated five stars for effectiveness, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction, with four stars for scent and value for money.

Which type of hairspray should you use?

There are various types of hairsprays and ‘strengths’ to choose from, each designed to do something different. These include:

  • Texture hairspray: adds volume and texture without weighing your hair down.
  • Volumising hairspray: is applied to the roots to add volume and help make your hair look full and thick.
  • Shaping hairspray: offers a light and flexible hold, so that you can still brush or comb through your hair to style it the way you want.
  • Finishing hairspray: used at the end as the ‘final touch’. Unlike shaping spray, it provides a strong hold to set the hairdo in place as well as add shine.
  • Thermal hairspray: protects against the heat from hair tools such as hair straighteners and hair dryers.

Typically, a product with a flexible hold is ideal because it gives you a little more wiggle room and still allows you to shape your hair how you want it with tools like a comb or brush. Meanwhile, hairspray with a strong hold tends to help your hair stay in place for longer, but that makes it less forgiving if you make a mistake.

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About our consumer experts

Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.


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Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s hairspray ratings:

  • 2022: ALDI
  • 2021: Schwarzkopf

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