Looking for the best hairspray? Fed up spending hours styling your hair to perfection only for it to become frizzy and flyaway? A great hairspray will hold your hair in all the right places, and keep it set all day.
No matter what hair type you have, there is a hairspray just for you. We hunted high and low for the best of the best hairsprays out there, so you don’t have to. Keep reading to find out which ones made the cut.
9 Best Hairspray Reviews
Best Budget Hairspray – VO5 Extra Strong Hold
VO5 Extra Strong Hold is the perfect option if you need a basic hairspray for infrequent use. It’s really lightweight and doesn’t leave your hair in a sticky mess. It holds really well and although the smell isn’t great, it’s also not the worst. A great bargain buy.
Best Strong Hold Hairspray – Schwarzkopf Silhouette
Schwarzkopf Silhouette is hands down the best strong hold spray available. Don’t waste your money buying cheap alternatives hoping for great results. If you don’t want a frozen look, our top tip is to apply in layers as the hold builds up quickly. This hairspray is perfect for keeping big up dos in place.
Best Flexible Hold Hairspray – Tigi Rockaholic Fun Times
The Tigi Rockoholic will leave your hair smells amazing with its subtle strawberry scent. It provides enough hold to keep your hair in place, but still feels soft to the touch. It’s really easy to brush out and won’t leave you fighting with the hairbrush at the end of the day.
Best Hairspray for Volume – John Frieda Luxurious Volume
A fantastic thickening spray is the Luxurious Volume from John Frieda. It’s strong enough to hold all day without weight the hair down which is great especially for fine hair types. Use with rollers or to boost backcombing for extra volume throughout your day or night. Even with such great hold its super easy to brush out.
Best Hairspray for Curls – ghd Curl Hold Spray
The best hairspray to fix curls is the ghd Curl Hold. Its super lightweight so won’t weight the curls down and make them fall out. It keeps each strand tightly in place and makes your curls last for longer. It gives volume to flat hair, without leaving that tell-tale sticky residue on your hair or styling tools.
Best Anti-Frizz Hairspray – Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Intense Hold
If you suffer from frizz and need a hairspray to keep humidity it at bay then check out the Frizz-Ease Moisture barrier spray. A little goes a long way, as too much can dry your hair out, but it will keep hair in place. It’s perfect for those warm, humid days or if you are traveling abroad and don’t want to look like Monica’s famous scene in Friends.
Best Shine Spray- TIGI Bed Head Masterpiece Massive Shine
This Tigi Massive shinehairspray will definitely leave your hair looking like a masterpiece when it’s finished. It’s a great all round finishing spray providing hold, preventing frizz and adding shine. It has a really lovely strawberry smell to top it off. Use slowly and in layers or it can become very sticky if used liberally.
Best Travel Size Hairspray – GHD Final Fix
If you need a little tin to carry I your handbag when out and about consider the GHD final fix. I’s quite pricey for such a little tin, but you’ll only need a tiny amount for touch ups. It gives a really strong hold without stiffness and doesn’t leave any residue in your hair. Perfect for using in your works lunchtime when you have to spray and go.
Best Luxury Hairspray – Moroccanoil Luminous
If you’re a fan of Moroccanoil products check out their Luminous Hairspray. It has that lovely Moroccanoil smell which stays on your hair all day. It provides a lot of hold for your hair but somehow leaves it looking natural and feeling super soft at the same time. Using too much can leave hair a little greasy so go easy, at this price you’ll want it to last as long as possible.
Why use a hairspray?
Hairspray is a styling product designed to keep your hair in a certain style. Originally designed to simply keep your hair stiff, modern hairspray has many new qualities including:
- Holding your style
- Adding Shine
- Preventing frizz
- Adding volume
Hair Spray Buying Guide
Choosing a hairspray can be a little bit confusing, especially if this is your first time. A little information about the difference between hairsprays can help you decide which one is right for you.
Application – Most hairsprays are via aerosol cans to apply a build up with a light mist. If you prefer to avoid aerosol products you can also buy hairspray in a mist spray bottle, although this application is harder to control.
Hold – The type of hold you want from a hairspray comes in three types: flexible, medium or strong. The hold you want depend on how ‘stiff’ you want the hair t be held. Flexible hairsprays are more suited to holding a blow-dry, medium for holding curled styles and strong for holding up-dos.
Smell – Some hairsprays can have a pungent chemical smell, mostly cheap brands. You can now buy hairspray with mild scents which leave your hair feeling fresh rather than flammable.
Finish – It’s important that your hair doesn’t look like it has lots of hairspray on it, Try to avoid brand that leave your hair, sticky, greasy or with residue on your hair. Leaving a sticky residue on your styling tool should also be avoided to prolong their usage.