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.
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…
This spray is light and non sticky, making it perfect for natural or created curls. Plus it works with the heat of appliances, so if you curl your hair with tongs, it will hold it even longer.
The beauty of this hair spray is that it is incredibly interlligent. Its formula has memory technology in it, which means that it remembers how your hair was sitting when it was first applied, so it will hold the shape for longer.
Not only does this hairspray offer long-lasting hold, but it also makes your locks look super shiny.
Not everyone wants or needs a hardcore hairspray. If you have thin or fine hair you don't want a heavy duty spray weighing down your hair, so a spritz of SachaJuan's lightweight spray is all you need.
Created with vitamin B5, vitamin E, mango fruit extract, sunflower seed extract and kiwi fruit extract, Ouai's hairspray is super nourishing and kind to your hair so you'll never get that straw-like feeling.
If you heat-style your hair regularly and obvs want your look to last and last, then you want a hairspray that protects against extreme heats. Living Proof's provides protection up to 230°.
The original. The classic. The favourite. And with good reason. It continues to be reliable after its initial launch in 1960. It now comes in different iterations, suitable to various needs and desires. You know you're in good hands if you're using Elnett.
From the chap that used to tend to Princess Diana's hair, comes this thoroughly modern haircare line. His version of the hairspray does more than hold hair in place, it adds texture to the lengths and volume to the roots as well. Three for the price of one.