However, does your particular recurring nightmare involve a life-sized can of hairspray that stands silently at the foot of your bed, watching?
When you realize it’s there and try to “shoo” it away does it take a spray at you each time? When you get out of bed, slippers be damned, to confront it, does it chase you around the bedroom, until you, at your wits’ end, run pell-mell into the bathroom and hurriedly lock the door behind you?
Then you realize that, beyond logic or reason, it is behind the shower curtain and snickering at your feeble attempts to escape? Then you wake up sweating, heart pounding at 1,000 beats per minute? No? Just me?
Well then consider yourself lucky, and let’s say no more about that!
Trying to achieve volume and hold does not have to be a nightmare! Whether it’s bangs or a bun, you can keep your hair in place without emptying an entire can of hairspray on it (and any unfortunate souls nearby).
Heck, if Princess Leia could battle “The Empire”, Darth Vader, storm troopers, and giant “death stars” et al, all while her iconic “a-couple-of-large-danishes-stuck-to-the-sides-of-your-head” hairdo stayed in place, you can definitely pull off the much less ambitious look you are going for and have it last all day and night.
With no one shooting laser beams at you, and the right hairspray applied, it will be a cinch, guaranteed.
To keep your dreams pleasant and your hair firmly in place, check out our list of carefully reviewed and unreservedly recommended hairspray ideas for women.
1. Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hair Spray
Love your hair again with a thicker, fuller look with Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hair Spray. Tame flyaways and frizz while also conditioning hair and protecting it from heat styling with just one spray.
2. Drybar Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray
Discover a lasting blowout at home with Drybar Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray. Condition hair with the prune oil while getting a flexible hold for natural looking hair.
3. Free & Clear Firm Hold Hairspray
Whether you have sensitivities to perfumes and fragrances or just don’t like the funky smell of some products, Free & Clear Firm Hold Hairspray is truly free of the added scents. Not only is this unscented, but it has a strong hold so a little goes a long way for style that lasts through the night.
4. John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hair Spray
Does your hair frizz from humidity and you feel there is no hope for a good hair day? Don’t fret, John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hair Spray helps combat humidity and what it does to your hair. Get UV protection while sealing out humidity from heat or rain for good hair days everyday.
5. Living proof Flex Hairspray
Stop worrying about when to use each product during your styling routine. With Living proof Flex Hairspray, you can use on damp or dry hair and add at anytime during styling. Get a medium hold for workable hair that isn’t stiff.
6. L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Strong Hold Hairspray
No matter your activity, get a strong, lasting hold for your hairstyle with L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Strong Hold Hairspray. From sitting at the office to yard work, you’ll get a style that lasts while not being weighed down or sticky.
7. Moroccanoil Luminous Strong Hairspray
Explore a finishing hairspray that is strong for those gorgeous updos and braids you love so much. Moroccanoil Luminous Strong Hairspray contains argan oil for healthy hair while finishing with the Moroccanoil iconic scent. If you want to style your hair down, try their medium hold hairspray for flexible, natural hold.
8. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Absorb oil and add volume while setting your style with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. It acts like a dry shampoo to refresh your hair and style while adding amazing volume for an all day thick, lush hairstyle.
9. R+Co Vicious Strong Hold Flexible Hairspray
Hairspray is not just to make your hairstyle stay put anymore. R+Co Vicious Strong Hold Flexible Hairspray gives you flexible hold so your hair doesn’t feel crunchy and looks voluminous and healthy while being protected against any styling you may do to it. Get touchable hair that will last all night.
10. Sebastian Professional Shaper Hairspray
Set your style in a flash with Sebastian Professional Shaper Hairspray. Use during styling in damp hair and them set your style with another blast of this satin finish hairspray. Perfect for fine and medium hair for flexible hold that isn’t sticky or crunchy.
11. SexyHair Big Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray
Get added volume and oomph with SexyHair Big Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray. While it may not be the 80’s anymore, big hair is still in. Achieve your voluminous and sexy looks with the original red can.
12. SexyHair Healthy So Touchable Weightless Hairspray
SexyHair Healthy So Touchable Weightless Hairspray will give you a soft, buildable hold for any style and hair type. It’ll give you extra shine for luminous locks that look gorgeous.
13. TIGI Bed Head Masterpiece Shine Hairspray
With a bit of added sparkle, get ultra shiny hair with a nice, flexible hold using TIGI Bed Head Masterpiece Shine Hairspray. It leaves hair brushable while holding your style, and bonus, it smells amazing!
14. TRESemmé TRES Two Non Aerosol Hair Spray Extra Hold
If you don’t like the aerosol hairsprays, we don’t blame you. Check out TRESemmé TRES Two Non Aerosol Hair Spray Extra Hold for extra hold without the stiffness in your hair.
15. Virtue Create Texturizing Spray
For a lightweight and lasting look, Virtue Create Texturizing Spray is great for any style whether you have fine or thick hair. Get amazing shine for healthy looking hair while protecting against UV rays and keeping your color looking fresh. You’ll even get added volume with this spray that can be used to style or set as a hairspray.