Sometimes we forget about the simple things, the products that help us on our way to a perfectly coiffed hair do and keep us in place when things get hot on the dancefloor. Hairspray is one of those products that every woman owns, but doesn’t pay too much attention to. Like an old reliable pet dog, hairspray acts as a companion throughout our lives without drawing too much attention to itself. But what sprays actually help to create a strong hold, without causing (what I like to call) the ‘cardboard’ effect? These are my top three hairsprays that I wouldn’t be without.
1. Moroccanoil: Luminous Hairspray £16.65 (330ml)
Not a brand you would normally think to go to for a hairspray, but Moroccanoil’s light and pleasant spray helps to define shape while creating natural hold. The finish is extremely subtle, not creating the dreaded crunchy feeling on hair – even when you pile it on. It’s great for layering and using on waves, curls or texture. This was my ultimate spray while on bridesmaid duty, covering myself and the bride (plus half the bridal party) from top to toe to ensure a hair wasn’t out of place.
2. L’Oreal: Elnett Satin Hairspray £7.51 (440ml)
A classic in anyone’s book, Elnett provides great hold for stronger styles that need to rely on a bit more than a few kirby grips. Although they claim you can brush this through and completely style again, it does leave slight residue that provides texture to the hair after. For a budget buy this is great at creating hold, volume and structure to the hardest of hair styles to manage.
3. SHOW Beauty: Finishing Spray £30.00 (250ml)
This tropical smelling spray has become a first favourite of mine, thanks to its seriously light finish yet strong hold. Taking the place of my daily favourite, this spray is practically invisible to the touch but still manages to keep texture and movement in hair all day long. It’s great at controlling those annoying stray hairs, but equally fab for using on a Saturday night – it provides the confidence that your hair will look great all evening long.
What are your favourite hairsprays to use at home?