Need help finding a CG Friendly STRONG hairspray!

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Hi fellow curlies! Ok so I've been running into a dilemma. I participate in community theater and they sometimes require me to wear my hair a certain way for shows. I'm super paranoid about damaging my hair but I will straighten it if necessary for a show. Problem is, I haven't been able to find cone-free extra hold hairspray that will work for me on stage. Most of my fellow actresses use AquaNet which has great hold for an entire performance but it has silicone. I'm already damaging my hair by using heat so I really don't want to add silicone to the mix as well. I don't need it for everyday but I do need to find something that will help my hair to stay in place no matter what. Thanks!
3a/3b curls with low/normal porosity, medium/high density, medium width, and long length.

Cowash: Suave Naturals Conditioner Coconut
Conditioner: Renpure Organics I Love My Hair! Body and Shine Conditioner
Leave In: Deva Be-Leave In Conditioner
Gel: Deva Arc AnGel

Techniques: pineapple
I don't think there is such a thing as CG friendly and hair friendly hairspray, most contain drying alcohols and many contain polyquats. Devacurl make a hairspray but I don't think it's high hold. There are a few water based hairsprays but I'd imagine sweat would affect them.

Silicone doesn't damage hair, do you mean the shampoo you would need to use to remove it? Aren't you using a good heat protectant? Those tend to be loaded with silicones because they are king for heal protection, it's the only time I would use them.

Have you tried wet wrapping for heat free straightening? Otherwise keep the heat low
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Straightening Facts :How hot is too hot?
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Final Net! Unscented, non aerosol, no silicones. It does have alcohol, but I think they all do. Holds rock hard.

http://www.drugstore.com/final-net-u...0?catid=183515

SD Alcohol 40 B, Water, Acrylates/C1 2 Succinates/Hydroxyacrylates Copolymer, Lauryl Pyrolidone, Fragrance, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Propylene Glycol, PVM/MA Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
Sheesh! I'd rather do silicones than a hairspray where the first ingredient is a drying alcohol!

Remember you can remove cones with a fairly gentle low-poo that has coco or cocamidopropyl betaine. A few of the Giovanni poos are like that, I'm sure there are others.

If you must use heat to straighten you should probably be using cones anyway and have your c betaine shampoo handy to clarify. Occassional silicones + c betaine low-poo use won't damage your hair as much as high heat or even... ::shivers:: drying alcohol. bleh!
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fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
i dont know if youd be interested in this, and it made sound completely ridiculous, but theres a tutorial on youtube on how to make natural hairspray- its water and sugar. it doesnt last too long, but it has good hold apparently and it has no chemicals,maybe give it a go! im curious to know the results, the video is by andreaschoice!
Curl pattern: Loose waved underlayer, a mixture of 2b, 2c, 3a
Porosity: Low
Density: Thick
Length: When stretched approx 5cm above belly button
Low poo: Tresemme Naturals
Conditioner: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
Styler: Olive Oil Eco Styler
Deep conditioner: Olive oil

The problem with anything water based is it will dampen hair which could make it revert to curly. And you should not flat iron damp or sticky hair to make it straight again.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
For the OP... I guess I'm a little confused. Do you need a hairspray to use for when your hair is up (but curly) or do you need a hairspray to use on top of heat straightening? If it's the latter anyway, you can use cones for heat protection anyway. ^Agree with Firefox above.

if it's just for holding up your hair in an updo (curly) I'd be curious about the sugar/water hairspray.

Also, I don't know much about what theater requires in terms of hair, but can you use a hard hold gel instead of hairspray? Again if you're going to use heat to straighten you might as well use cones, but if you just need hold for a curly updo you may still be able to use a CG hardhold gel like BRHG or Volumax Mega.
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646

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