Just like mousse, gel, or wax, hair styling spray comes in many forms and types, depending on what you’re trying to do with your hairstyle.
To make sure you know how to use hairspray the right way for your hair needs, we’ll take a quick look at some of the most popular options available for purchase:
- Regular – Need something to hold your hair in place and tame flyaways? Regular will be perfect.
- Finishing – This is a very strong hairspray. Like the name suggests, this will be the last thing you spray on your hair after using any other hair styling products or tools. Finishing spray will give a tough hold and a nice shine.
- Texture – To give your hair more volume and texture without so much weight, texture spray is the way to go. It’s a little comparable to dry shampoo, but won’t soak up your hair’s natural oils or leave any residue.
- Thermal – For anyone using tools that use heat like blow dryers, straighteners, or curling irons, it’s important to shield your hair by adding a protective layer. Thermal spray can be used before hair styling tools to help add more moisture to your hair.
- Freeze – This is definitely known in the industry as the strongest of the hair styling sprays, as it will essentially look like your hair is frozen solid. Your hair will barely move with freeze spray.
- Volumizing – Using this hairspray is all about making your hair look full, lush, and thick. This type of spray is also applied to the roots, which means the hair should stand up and appear to have more volume.
- Shaping – This is often used during the styling process but is never the final spray. Hair can still be freely brushed or combed after spraying, as this is one of the lightest options to shape your hairstyle.