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 frizzes up easily a few hours (sometimes minutes) after styling. On the other hand, some really don’t know exactly how to use hairspray on natural hair types.

Hairspray is the finisher (nope, not the wrestling match kind). 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 the beneficial styling tips below.

5 Ways to Use Hairspray on Natural Hair

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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 touts longevity with styles, look for one that also provides a ton of movement. TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray locks hairstyles in place while allowing it to have body and movement.

3. Lock your natural hair updos in place.

If you prefer styles like buns over box braids as protective styles, use a hair spray with a firm hold to make your hairstyle last longer. After creating your bun, 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 everyday 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 keep 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.

Now that you have 5 reasons to use hairspray on natural hair, it’s time to try your hand at some hairstyles that you can test your new hairspray buys on. Check out these runway looks and lock it in with a finishing spray!