Is Spray Wax the New Way to Go?

Wax on or wax off?

Every single day we come across yet another beauty innovation that piques our interest. Right now, it’s spray wax. Oftentimes, our favorite brands will come out with products that include some sort of technology that would make our lives much easier. Our question is: Should we give up our traditional wax for a spray wax instead?

For many years, women have used wax, whether it was in a pot or as a stick form, to style their hair. However, brands tend to create new innovations to fill a gap in the market or to satisfy a need. Maybe this new way of using a hair wax will be a gamechanger, but we do wonder if wax in a spray form really necessary?

We asked the All Things Hair editors to explain how they would feel about using a spray wax on their hair. Read on as their answers may help you decide if you want to buy into this new format of a wax hairstyling product:

spray wax for short hair
A spray wax can work wonders for a short cut. Photo credit:

Eunice Lucero, Editor in Chief

“I grew up using Bed Head by TIGI Stick. It was big in the 2000s and I used it to mattify my hair when that became the trend. I’ve used a spray wax in the manner you would use a non-aerosol hairspray: to spot-spray for hold and control, i.e. flyaways in my ponytail.”

Miriam Herst, Associate Beauty Editor

“I’ve never used a wax at all on my hair. However, I feel a spray wax can be helpful for holding braided hairstyles.”

spray wax braids
Need help creating frizz-free braids? Use a wax in any form to create a sleek finish. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

Alyssa François, Beauty Editor

“The only time I’ve ever used a hair styling wax was to tame my edges when wearing sleek styles like updos. If I were to use a spray wax, it would have to be something that will help finish my style. I can’t imagine having to spray the wax into my hands and then applying to my hair.”

Milena Prinzi, Senior Editor, All Things Hair Español 

“I have never tried wax on my hair, but maybe I will give a spray wax a shot.”

Traditional Wax Products to Try

Sometimes, it’s best to stick to what you’re comfortable with. If this sounds like you, you can try TRESemmé Thick & Full Balm. This wax is a cult favorite: You can use it to add texture and definition to your hairstyles with light-medium hold and a flawless finish. The formula contains a blend of ingredients that add texture, movement and control. This is our go-to wax to prevent frizz caused by humidity and to add a shiny finish to our look. What we love most is that the product is buildable: If you want a stronger hold to your style, you can layer this wax on for additional control and texture.

Now the question is, will you use a wax in spray form on your hair?