The best hairspray: the great 8 for flexible and strong hold

For longlasting style...

The thing about spending lots of time sat in front of the mirror, working on your hairstyles, like perfecting the ultimate updos or nailing those party hairstyles, is that you want the bloody thing to last. Time is precious people. Which is why after you’ve completed your look, what you need to finish it, is the best hairspray.

The best hairspray offers hold, longevity and, in the more modern formulas, texture. It’s the quick, extra step, that will help ensure that your hard works pays off.

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The best hairspray

If you’ve always been put off using hairspray, terrified that you’ll end up with hair so crunchy and stiff that it could be used as a doorstop, then you’re in for a treat, because the new formulations are nothing like their older counterparts. No longer the gummy mist that held hair in place like a helmet, today’s formulations are flexible, light and have the power to make your hair bounce back into position whenever you want.  There are hard hold hairsprays, ideal for slicked back ‘dos; medium-hold hairspray products, that are slightly stronger than flexible varieties, but still allow for movement when applied sparingly; and flexible hold hairspray, ideal for holding curls, waves, without weighing them down.

There are also different options depending on your hair type – these are the ones that come in strengths. Here’s how to decipher what that actually means… If you have quite thick hair that’s particularly tricky to style, then you want the strongest hold. If you have thin or fine hair, the last thing you want is heavy product weighing your hair down and ruining your look, so you want to opt for something that’s lightweight.

So if you’re after long-lasting hairstyles, arm yourself with the best hair spray around. Scroll through for our edit of the very best…

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