High Alert: The Best Hairspray for Volume For All Hair Needs

Eunice Lucero | 08 July 2016

Fuller, bouncier hair that STAYS that way… OMG.

These days, we’re all unwitting critics that judge everything more harshly than they deserve (side-eyeing you, social media). This behavior manifests with me via my beauty purchases. As a reformed spray-shamer (side-eyeing you, greenhouse gas hysteria of the ’90s), I’ve recently rediscovered a love for hairspray, a product that, save for those occasional wedding hairstyles, I barely touched. Cut to 2016 and all the innovations that come with living in the ~future~, and I’m a complete convert. High-key frizz? On it! UV protection? Done and done! Consumers can even find the best hairspray for volume, which until recently, was considered mousse territory.

best hairspray for volume medium dark waves
Style with body and control: the Holy Grail.

Chew on this for a bit: This hair care product, in all its responsible forms, is an invention that keeps your hair perfectly in place, even when you’re, well, all over the place. And especially for fine hair prone to product buildup woes, a hairspray that locks your style in place and pumps up the volume while at it is a godsend.

If you’re just as crazy about this innovation as we are, you might want to check out our current obsessions. We can all do with a bit of a lift sometimes! Read on:

The Best Hairspray for Volume For All Your Needs

best hairspray for volume Dove Style+Care Extra hold hairspray

Who: The Overachiever
Needs: volume, lift, hold, no crunch—but stat
Hair Hero: Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray

We New Yorkers appreciate quick yet quality results, which is why this water-free, fast-drying formula gives us major heart-eye Emoji vibes. This means that Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray can set your style in place—and strengthens it, without stiffness!—way before all this awful summer humidity can take hold. Italso enhances luminosity and fights frizz and flyaways, which makes it key for everything from taming down your forehead halo to locking down that bridesmaid updo, all while adding more body. Score!

best hairspray for volume Nexxus Comb Thru Finishing Mist

Who: The Beach Bunny
Needs: controlled texture, frizz protection
Hair Hero: Nexxus New York Salon Care Comb Thru Finishing Mist

Shout-out to all our girls who wear hairspray to the beach—or at least want their outdoorsy styles to still look effortless yet somewhat put-together. Textured beach waves call for a medium-hold hairspray like Nexxus New York Salon Care Comb Thru Finishing Mist, which gives waves a frizz-free finish for a more natural bounce. The result is touchable texture and a brush-friendly hold, without a shellacked look that’s completely out of place at the beach (or frankly, anywhere else in sweltering July), which makes it the best hairspray for volume with a lightweight, brushable feel.

best hairspray for volume Bed Head by TIGI Hard Head Hairspray

Who: The Professional
Needs: straightforward, all-day hold, body and bounce
Hair Hero: Bed Head by TIGI Hard Head Hairspray

All you no-nonsense types—though aren’t we all, when it comes to hair? #sorrynotsorry—are best served by a product that doesn’t skimp on the volume, and also delivers a long-lasting hold as that offered by Bed Head by TIGI Hard Head Hairspray. It’s serious hold and control means that it can effectively provide a quick and even hold for those corporate hairdos that can’t afford any mistakes. The best part? It still leaves locks volumized, but touchably so, because hey, happy hour calls for letting your hair down too.

best hairspray for volume

Who: The Queen
Needs: shine, relentless volume, overall perfection—without the stiffness
Hair Hero: TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray

What’s in a name? Apparently, all you need to know about this hairspray: TRESemmé’s 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray actually sets volume with a controlled bounce for one full day. Yes, 24 actual hours of full hair, to match a shiny, always-on-point style usually sported by those confident women expected to never drop the ball. She’s not afraid to show her softer side though—an easy task with this spray, as it never goes stiff—and is always ready to help, rain or shine (okay, the humidity-resistance helps a lot too).

Who: The Megalomaniac
Needs: bigger, better, faster, more
Hair Hero: TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray

#FirstLike! Those who yearn to be on the cutting-edge, as well as outspoken extroverts who love taking things to the next level, need a super dependable hairspray to keep things on lock when things get extra wild. TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray can help you to create full, bouncy hairstyles without the rock-hard feel, and provides a firm but flexible control to your look. Which is the best sort of control for anything, we say.

Which of these do you think is the best hairspray for volume?

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