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What’s the Best Hairspray For You?

Hairspray can help us achieve the hairstyle we want, whether it be waves, curls, or perfectly straight hair. These hair-care products have come a long way, leaving us with quite an assortment to choose from. But all those choices can get confusing! In this article, we help you learn how to choose the right hairspray to make you and your hair happy.

What Hairstyle Do You Want?

The first thing to do when buying a perfect hairspray is think about the results you want to achieve with this product. Do you want to tame your curly hair? Does the volume of your hair need a boost? Perhaps you need a hairspray to hold your special-occasion hairstyle for a whole day? In order to know what the best hairspray for your hair is, you need to get familiar with different types of product.

Volumizing Spray

A volumizing spray will make your hair look super voluminous. It’s perfect for thin hair or for achieving that gorgeous ‘big hair’ look. Apply it between layers of hair and close to the roots, for a little extra oomph.

Shine Spray

Shiny hair combined with makeup will have you look fresh and glowing. This is the perfect way to contrast dull rainy days. Opt for a shine spray that smells divine and you’re ready to take on the day.

No-frizz Spray

Curly hair sure requires a lot of care to keep it looking healthy and stunning. No-frizz hairspray is one of the hair products that will help you accomplish this. This hairspray helps in preserving moisture in the hair cuticle so your curls will look both tamed and hydrated.

Thermal Protectant Spray

Too much heat can make your hair dry and lifeless, which is probably far from the hairstyle you’re after. Thermal spray is a great choice if you often use hot tools such as a curling iron or a hair dryer, because it will protect your hair from high heat.

Weightless Spray

After you’re done curling your hair, don’t use a hairspray that will weigh down your hair strands. All your work will be wasted! Instead, opt for a weightless spray that will add volume and hold your hair without making it stiff.

Dry Shampoo Spray

When your plate is full and you don’t have time to wash your hair, dry shampoo is there to save your bad hair day. It will get you a day or two more before you need to wash your hair. Dry shampoo will absorb oil from your hair, and give it some volume.

Texturizing Spray

As the name implies, this spray will give texture to your hair. Compared to dry shampoo, this one is actually designed to make clean hair a little easier to style (and we all know how hard clean hair can be to tame!).


When choosing a hairspray, you also need to know what kind of hold you want. Light hairspray, has a flexible hold and is perfect for everyday use as it allows you to brush your hair. It also adds shine and volume to your hair while keeping your strands in place for a few hours. Medium hold is ideal to keep your braided crowns, ponytails or updos in place for several hours. A strong or extra strong hold is suitable for those special occasions when you need your hair to look breathtaking and tamed while you’re stealing the spotlight on the dancefloor.

A Final Word

Take advantage of this amazing product and enjoy making the hairstyles you’ve always wanted! You’ll soon realize that hairspray has become your must-have product. Be sure to use hairspray in moderation otherwise it can lead to build up on your hair. Our tip would be to invest in a good quality hair spray that will leave your hair looking naturally voluminous or shiny, rather than looking stiff and sticky. Now, you know exactly what kind of hairspray you need. From now on, every day can be your perfect-hair day!

Christy is a licensed cosmetologist with 10 years of experience working for one of the top 20 Paul Mitchell Salons in the US. She is also an experienced Brand Advisor, and Beauty Blogger.