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Hairspray is back in. For some of us (guilty as charged) it never went out of style. As trends in hairstyles and grooming continue to ebb and flow through decades, hairspray seems to be the one product that goes in and out of fashion, but never fully leaves. Thank goodness. We’ve tried just about every product there is and nothing holds a hairstyle in place quite like hairspray. It’s right there in the title.
If you think that the only type of hairspray available is the kind that will make you look like a member of an 80s metal band, we’ve got a lot to catch you up on.
Hairspray’s aren’t just a product that will give you a ‘helmet hair’ effect. If that’s what you’re going for, great, but if you’re looking for something with more movement, something that will give your hair height and volume, and a product that will keep your hair in place while still looking natural, we have some suggestions. Hairspray is your friend, it’s just all about picking the right friend to hang out with.
Hairspray also gets a bad rap for being a product that’s full of plastics that strip your hair of its natural oils and clog the pores on your scalp, leading to build up and dry skin that causes dandruff. Keeping your hair in place isn’t much help if that hair is covered in white flakes. For those with sensitive skin or anyone looking for a more natural option, we’ve got you covered there as well.
There are many things to consider when purchasing hairspray. Do you have curly or straight hair? Fine or thick? Are you looking for something with a matte finish or hairspray that will give your locks some shine? Need help getting rid of static in your hair? Are you prone to dry and brittle ends? Are you overwhelmed with all of the questions we just ask? Don’t be. If you’ve got hair, we’ve got the spray for you.
1. TIGI Bed Head Masterpiece Shine Hairspray
The TIGI Bed Head Masterpiece Shine Hairspray is perfect for anyone looking for a lot of hold for their hair. The TIGI can be used as an intense hold for unruly hair or styles that require a polished look, with the hairspray leaving a shiny finish. The hairspray can also be used as a light hold spray if the bottle is held about 12 inches from your hair and only a few spritzers are applied. The the hairspray is strong without being sticky, and leaves their hair smelling great.
2. Free & Clear Firm Hold Hairspray for Sensitive Skin
If you’re looking for something with a strong hold like the TIGI but you don’t want any fragrance and have sensitive skin or suffer from dandruff, we recommend the Free & Clear Firm Hold Hairspray for Sensitive Skin. Sulfate-free, phosphate-free, protein-free and gluten-free, Free & Clear is dermatologist tested and perfect for people who want all the benefits of hairspray without dealing with any buildup or irritants on their scalp. The hairspray has a firm hold, but customers suggest spraying the product into your hand and cutting it with water, then running your hands through your hair for a more manageable and natural finish.
3. John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray
Hairspray is often thought of only as a product that helps hold your hair in place, but it’s also a great way to add volume, especially if you have thin hair. John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray is a great option for anyone looking for added volume when styling their hair. Using Caffeine Vitality Complex, John Frieda is a light finish hairspray that allows for the user to brush their hair or run their fingers through after it’s been styled and sprayed. Formulated specifically for fine hair, the spray won’t leave any buildup that could clog pores and lead to hair loss. Users with thick or unruly hair may need something stronger, but this is a great spray for anyone looking for an option for fine hair.
4. Consort For Men Hair Spray
Consort For Men Hair Spray is a basic but effective spray. Boasting a 12-hour hold, the spray is made with no fragrance, no water, and no stiff or sticky residue. Fast acting and leaving hair with a firm hold and a natural look, this is a great option for anyone who wants to use hairspray without looking or smelling like they used hairspray.