Spray, Spritz & Mist: Find the Right Hairspray for Your Style

Not all hairsprays are created equal. Some offer light hold and touchable style, while others were created to help you withstand heat, wind, days of adventuring, and nights of dancing. When finding the spray that’s right for you, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

Aerosol vs. Non-Aerosol

Aerosol spray offers more control and better overall coverage. Due to its finer mist, it will give a more natural look and is ideal for smooth, blown-out styles. Non-aerosol sprays tend to produce more of a wet look, which works well for naturally curly hair. They can also be used as an alternative to gels.


And when it comes to the level of hold you need, check out the guide below to find what you’re looking for.

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A Natural Look

Working Spray Basics:
These lighter sprays will give the most flexible hold. Because of its non-sticky texture, many stylists will use this for buildable hairstyles, like updos, spraying on hair throughout the styling process for subtle added texture without losing softness. These are also great for finishing touchable waves.


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A Little Somethin’ Extra

Styling Spray Basics:
With a texture somewhere between working and finishing, styling sprays are used to thicken and add volume and texture to hair. Offering a medium level of hold, they often feature a heat-protecting ingredient, to be used in conjunction with blow-driers, curling irons, and straighteners.


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The Finishing Touch

Finishing Spray Basics:
These hard-working sprays should only be used once you’re done styling your hair. Offering the strongest hold, they’re great for keeping everything in place for long periods of time. This is the type of spray you should look for when getting ready for special occasions, when extra-strong hold is crucial.


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