A girl’s life is full of decisions: Nonfat or almond milk (or even whole!), regular or decaf coffee, gel or pencil eyeliner, etc. Some decisions are based on our moods and personal preferences, while others are based on our specific needs. We feel hairspray falls into this latter category. There’s a ton of options out there when it comes to hairspray, but at the end of the day, our choice is (or should be) dependent on our hair type and style. Otherwise, you run the risk of having a potential hair malfunction — and no one wants that! To help make your next hairspray hunt a little easier, we came up with a list of sprays to address any and all of your needs.

every hair type


Do you struggle with thin, limp locks. Get a little boost of volume with thickening hairspray! These formulas are designed to lift and texturize the hair, lending it much-needed body and fullness.

Product Recommendations:
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray, Matrix Extra-Full Freezing Spray


Keep those curls and luscious waves in tact without the dreaded “helmet-hair” effect by enlisting the help of a flexible hold hairspray. These formulas keep the style in tact while allowing movement and flexibility.

Product Recommendations:
Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Hairspray, L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Lock It Fine Control

Strong Hold

There’s nothing worse than having your perfect glam updo fall apart on you. Keep that ‘do in place with a no-nonsense hairspray that will lock in your style and ensure all-day wear. Look for keywords on the packaging like “strong-hold”  and/or “ultimate control.” This means your hair will be staying put!

Product Recommendations: Kérastase Laque Noire
, Garnier Fructis Extreme Control Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hair Spray


Hairspray can sometimes leave a weird matte finish that strips your hair of shine. Keep your locks looking healthy with a spray that promotes shine and radiance. This type of hairspray is especially helpful for dull or dry locks that could use a little luster boost.

Product Recommendations:
Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hair Spray, Pureology Strengthening Control Zero Dulling Hairspray

Frizz Control

For those with parched or naturally curly locks, frizz-fighting products are key, as they protect your mane from the elements: humidity, wind and rain. Add hairspray to your battalion of frizz-fighting gear. Give your ‘do a spritz of hairspray to ensure your curls stay curly and those flyways stay, well, away.

Product Recommendations:
Matrix Biolage Freeze Fix Anti-Humidity Hairspray, Kérastase Laque Noire Anti-Humidity Super Shield Fixing Spray

What’s your go-to hairspray? Tell us in the comments below!


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