If you’re someone known to always have that big and unruly hair, we know it isn’t an easy hair day for you every day. Don’t get us wrong—we love voluminous hair, but the thing about big hair is that isn’t easy to manage, especially on windy days or those dreaded bad days.
For this reason alone that we assertively state that hairsprays should be among the top ranks in your cosmetic must-haves. And no—it isn’t only meant for those 80s hairdo that your mom and her friends used to wear. Hairsprays nowadays don’t make your hair look stiff, crunchy and shellacked. They vary in volumizing effect, shine, and hold.
To let you understand it better, here are 15 of the best hairsprays of today—a far huge improvement from the hair-stiffening ones you knew growing up. Spritz, spritz!
Oribe Superfine Hair Spray ($38)
Starting with a well-respected hair brand, Oribe won’t give your hair that rock-like look with the Superfine Hair Spray. This one has a light hold that is easily buildable as you please, and it won’t dry out your roots, too.
Sexy Hair Spray and Play Volumizing Hairspray ($18.95)
For flat hair, the Sexy Hair Spray and Play Volumizing Hairspray promises an extra lift to give life to your locks. And even on a hot summer day, using plenty of this product won’t wilt your hair nor make you ultra-sweaty.
Sebastian Shaper Plus Hairspray ($18.95)
Sebastian Shaper’s Plus Hairspray is a lot of people’s top favorite hairspray for many years now. Why? Well it gives the right among of hold to keep every strand of your hair in place while giving it a wonderful shine for that beautiful hair glow.
Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine Super Spray ($11.50)
Paul Mitchell is a respected hairstylist that uses and offers great hair products. So you better be sure that the Freeze and Shine Super Spray will give you a great performance, from holding your curls to keeping your bangs in place all day. Here another trivia: it’s been around for decades and it sure stayed that long because of its dependability.
Ouai Soft Hair Spray ($26)
A bouncy hair isn’t that hard to achieve with a hairspray, and Ouai proves that with this Soft Hair Spray. This lightweight product holds your hair right in place while keeping out humidity. Bonus: it smells soooo great!
Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hairspray ($31)
For a more strong hold, you should opt for Aveda’s Control Force Firm Hold Hairspray. This one would keep your hair up even when there’s a tornado above your head! So don’t be shy and wear those crazy updo’s without worrying about it crumbling down after a few hours.
Kérastase Lacque Extrême Hair Spray ($28)
Another one that will keep your locks in place is from Kérastase—the Lacque Extrême Hair Spray. As extreme as it gets, the Triple Mist Diffusion contained in this product is the kind of fine mist that dries up in moments. And you guessed it—holds the hair firmly through the high concentration of polymers. But don’t you fret, it gives shine and volume as well.
TIGI Bed Head Hard Head Hairspray ($20)
Feel like a true “animal” tamer when bad hair days make you look like a lion with a huge mane. The TIGI Bed Head Hard Head Hairspray will show that “lion” who’s boss, and turn it into a beautiful hair that do whatever you please. Curls? Yes, ma’am! Brush up? Right away, boss!
Saints & Sinners Divine Flexible Working Hold Hair Spray ($23)
Moving back to the light hold ones, we suggest that you consider Saints & Sinners Divine Flexible Working Hold Hair Spray for daily use. Not only would you never worry about speding time to dry up your hairspray (this one instantly dries!), but it conditions the hair with its quinoa content and brings in a little bit of shine you need every single day.
Redken Forceful 23 Hairspray ($19)
We know that you know it—Redken can be trusted for anything hair related. Hence, we need not to sell the Forceful 23 Hairspray that much. The only thing we’ll say is… no wind can ever overpower this one.
Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray ($10)
If you can’t take the chemical smell of many hairsprays, we’re positive you’ll enjoy Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray. This smells divine and nourishes your hair without the sticky feeling. And of course, it doesn’t lack in the holding capabilities, too.
Matrix Vavoom Freezing Spray ($17.50)
No hair touch-ups for you, when you settle for the Vavoom Freezing Spray by Matrix. This hairspray will hold your hair firm so that your hairstyle won’t be ruined, even when you go through the toughest of days. A fair warning though: be sure of your hair style before you spray this on, as you wouldn’t be able to change it easily afterwards.
Hair by Sam McKnight Modern Hairspray ($32)
Your hairstylist may have used this one on you before. How do we know? Because the Modern Hairspray is such a dependable product that professionals actually use it for their clients. Heck, Sam McKnight uses this for supermodels like Gigi and Bella Hadid! No wonder their hairstyles can stay undisturbed for a long time—this one keeps them solid, but still gorgeous.
Kenra Volume Spray 25 ($18)
Volume needs can be satisfied with Kenra’s Volume Spray 25, while making sure that it keeps the hair tames and well-groomed. No strays or fly-aways with this product, that’s for sure.
Bumble and Bumble Bb. Strong Finish Firm Hold Hairspray ($30)
We’re not snubbing Bumble & Bumble in this list, of course! The Strong Finish Firm Hold Hairspray is a favorite among celebrity hairstylists because of its great performance. And get this: it doesn’t lead to flaking! How does it do that? Well, it doesn’t use excessive amount of alcohol like others, so you are well-covered in the flaking department.
Oh, we could go on and on, but we think we’ve got the best ones covered! So say goodbye to unruly hair and rock-solid hair sprayed locks, and welcome gorgeous and shiny hairstyles that won’t easily budge.
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