Hair spray. These two words may ignite distant memories of sticky residue and crunchy, stiff hair. The images of 80s-style hairstyles and large updos held together by this magical spray that will leave it sturdy and in place for hours are outdated perceptions that often accompany hairspray. In the years since hairspray is experiencing a resurgence that has changed how it interacts with hair. Hairsprays that hold your hairstyle are a notion of yesteryears. Instead, they have changed their formula to help protect your hair from humidity, provide a flexible hold, and give you a shiny, manageable style.

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So when did the hairspray revolution take a turn for the better? It made a quick pivot and turn after people realized that the traditional aerosol formula that most hairsprays in the 90s were causing harm and damage to our ozone layer. People wanted a hair spray that was not only environmentally friendly but could offer more versatility when styling their hair. Non-aerosol hair sprays are better for curls because they offer more hold and control than aerosol formulas’ sticky texture and fine mist. Today’s hairspray can be used as a moisturizing agent to help fight humidity and definition and give curls a flexible hold.

Here’s a roundup of hair sprays that are changing the curly game!

1. Bounce Curl Alcohol Free Hair Spray

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Alcohol-free is the way to be when you are using a hairspray. Our 2020 Best of the Best hairspray winner is formulated with natural ingredients that are void of silicones, parabens, and sulfates. It is especially designed to combat summer humidity with a medium to strong hold for any curl type. A few spritzes with an ultra-fine mist, and you will be on your way to a long-lasting style you will love.

2. Curlsmith Flawless Finish Hairspray

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Curlsmith is here to help you say goodbye to Humidity with their Flawless Finish’s formula is specially designed to help protect any style, even in high-humidity environments. Whether dealing with unruly frizz or unpredictable weather conditions, Flawless Finish will help keep your curls intact, giving you the confidence to embrace any occasion.

3. Morrocanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong

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There’s nothing like an added oil dose to keep your curls shining all day. The Morrocanoil hairspray is infused with argan oil to fight frizz and humidity even on the hottest day. Whether you’re creating an updo or braids this hairspray is designed to give you a flexible hold without any flaky residue.

4. COLOR WOW Cult Favorite Firm + Flexible Hairspray

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Nothing is better than a specially created hairspray to keep curls bouncing all day. The COLORWOW hairspray is a finishing spray that you can layer with other products without buildup or flaking. It’s lightweight, brushable, and won’t create any yellowing, darkening, or dullness to your current color hues.

5. Rizos Curls NEW Alcohol-Free Hair Spray

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Rizos Curls is bringing a new formula to hairspray featuring red algae, which helps shield hair from environmental damage & pollution while nourishing & repairing weak, brittle hair. This highly popular ingredient in skincare has great benefits for hair care too! 

Whether you’re using hairspray to fight your frizz or looking to add a little shine to your curls, you always want to make sure you’re selecting a product that is alcohol-free and formulated to give your hair more than just a stiff hold.

Using hairspray is also a great way to maintain your on-the-go style. What are some of your favorite hairsprays? Let us know in the comments below.

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