The Best Hair Sprays For a More Natural-Looking Hold

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* Flexible sprays provide hold without making hair look plastic
* Sprays can be applied to both wet and dry hair
* A spray that can be brushed while still providing hold is ideal

Since first becoming popular during the 1940s, hair spray has gone in and out of fashion. Spiking in popularity in the 1950s thanks to the Beehive, hair spray fell out of favor during the free love movement of the 1970s, only to be resurrected once more during the metal days of the 1980s. Now hair spray is evolving with the times, with many brands offering a wide range of holds, including sprays that give a more natural look and feel.

Here are five hair sprays that will give your hair a finished look without that stiff feeling and the flakey residue.

1. Living Proof Flex Hairspray

Having a hair product that does more than one thing is like finding the holy grail, which is how some customers describe Living Proof Flex Hairspray. Its light texture is strong enough to add structure to wet hair and soft enough to provide a natural looking hold when used on dry hair. The spray has the added element of humidity protection, because no one wants to spend all morning perfecting their tresses only to have mother nature ruin it the moment we step outside.

Living Proof Flex Hairspray

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2. Sebastian Professional Shaper Hairspray

Sebastian Professional Shaper Hairspray dries quickly and can be applied throughout the styling process to help build volume and hold hair in place. Use one layer for a light hold or reapply while hair is setting to create a firmer hold that won’t look rigid. The brand is geared towards fine hair, but can achieve a natural look for users with thick or coarse hair with a few extra sprays.

Sebastian Shaper

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3. Rusk Working Spray

Rusk Working Spray can be used both on wet and dry hair, but many users said that a few spritzes on wet hair was enough to give their locks a natural looking hold. The hair spray boasts fans with fine hair looking for volume and with curly hair looking for a product that will keep their hair from turning frizzy and dry.

Rusk Working Spray

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4. Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hair Spray

The Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hair Spray is a great choice for anyone shopping for a spray that gives hair a natural looking finish while still keeping its styled shape. Users with fine hair love that Caviar provides a movable hold without the heaviness that makes hair look brittle.

Caviar Anti-Aging

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5. OSiS+ ELASTIC FINISH Flexible Hold Light Control Hairspray

OSiS+ ELASTIC FINISH Flexible Hold Light Control Hairspray has found a devoted fan base thanks to its soft finish that leaves user’s hair feeling smooth and clean. It’s brushable, avoiding the dreaded flakiness that can come with hair spray, and sits lightly on hair so that users don’t feel like they’re wearing a hair helmet. No one wants a hair helmet.


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