How to Use Hairspray on Natural Hair

Add this product to your natural styling routine.

There are many hair products natural-haired girls opt out of purchasing and one of them is hairspray. Many of us feel that we don’t need it but wonder why our hairstyles frizz up easily a few hours after styling. Others just really don’t know exactly how to use hairspray on natural hair types.

Hairspray is the finishing touch for any hairstyle. This is the product that will set your style so that it stays put and lasts longer. To help you figure out how to use hairspray on natural hair, check out our top styling tips below.

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Style tip: For afro styles, use a hairspray to set it and prevent shrinkage from humidity. Photo credit:

1. Look for a hairspray that fights frizz.

Suave Professionals Natural Smooth Micro Mist Hairspray does a great job at keeping frizz at bay. After your morning styling routine, hold the can a few inches away from your hair and spray to set your style. An easy way to spot frizz-busting hairsprays when shopping is to look for buzzwords like “anti-humidity”and “smooth.”

2. Use a hairspray to set your curly styles.

When shopping for a hairspray that provides longevity for any style, look for a formula that also provides a ton of movement. TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray locks hairstyles in place while allowing them to have body and movement.

3. Lock your natural hair updos in place.

If you prefer protective styles, use a hair spray with a firm hold to make your hairstyle last longer. After creating your style, mist a product like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Extend Hold Level 4 for a long-lasting, extra-strong hold.

4. Use it to add shine.

Because it’s not every day you’ll want to slather oil onto your hair! Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray leaves your hair with a healthy-looking shine sans the heavy feeling that oils tend to leave on your curls.

5. Use hairspray to extend the life of straight natural hairstyles.

Ladies, a hairspray can make your straight looks last longer than you can imagine. Try Nexxus Comb Thru Finishing Mist for voluminous blowouts, or TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Smooth Hold Level 2 for sleek and straight styles.

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