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 hair styling product:

What ATH Think About Spray Wax

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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, Beauty Editor

“I’ve never used 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 wax in any form to create a sleek finish. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

Marisa Haber, Assistant Beauty Editor

“I have used wax before to give my looks a sleeker finish and tame pesky flyaways. I would definitely use a spray wax for easier application and a quicker styling process.”

Caitlin Reddington, Digital Editor

“I haven’t used wax on my hair before, but it seems like it would be very useful for adding light hold and making your hair easier to style. I would definitely try out a spray wax.”

TRESemmé Thick & Full Balm

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.

Bed Head by TIGI Hard to Get Texturizing Paste

We get it, if you’ve never used a product like this before it can be a little intimidating to try out. You want these great benefits for your style, but afraid your hair will look a little greasy? There’s no need to worry! The Bed Head by TIGI Hard to Get Texturizing Paste is perfect if you’re going for a piecey style. It will give you long-lasting hold with additional texture.  Plus, it adds a matte finish to your strands.

To use this product, all you have to do it work a fingertip amount of paste between your fingers and then distribute it within your hair.

Bed Head by TIGI Wax Stick

Like mentioned above, the Bed Head by TIGI Wax Stick is a classic product. This wax stick is super easy to apply. It’s created with a blend of beeswax, Japan was, and oil to achieve the signature look. It’s perfect for hairstyles where you need additional texture, a firm hold or a piecey look.

To use this product on short hair, apply the wax stick in a circular motion all over the hair. Use your hands to work the product in, creating a spiked style. If you choose to use this product on medium to long hair, run the wax along the midshaft of your hair to the ends to create piecey styles.

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