The cheap stuff from the drugstore often doesn’t come close to the quality you can get from a professional brand.
And if you like styling your hair, you may find that you’ll need a few different holds of hairsprays as you experiment with different styles.
3 Hairsprays Every Woman Should Own:
1. A working spray. This can either be called a setting spray or working spray, depending on the brand. The idea is that this is the hairspray you will use in the process of styling. If you are curling straight hair, spray a little working spray on your strands (and be sure to let it dry completely) before you curl. That will help the curl hold and maintain its shape.
2. A flexible-hold hairspray. This hairspray is great for soft and flexible styles. Think soft waves or a loose updo. You can achieve hold and security with a medium hairspray, without the stiffness of a firm hold.
3. A firm-hold hairspray. This is great for setting your hairstyles. Make sure you don’t hold the can too close to your head! Imagine you are just trying to create a cloud of hairspray to walk through. Firm-hold hairspray can be quite unforgiving, so make sure you are perfectly happy with your style before you “set” it!
As a stylist with 10 years in the industry, I’ve seen products make or break hairstyles. Once you find something you like, stick with it! And don’t underestimate the power of a good quality product to help your hair look fantastic throughout the entire day.