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Top 10 Drugstore Hairsprays

An Affordable Way Of Ensuring Your Hairstyle Stays Intact Throughout The Day

An Affordable Way Of Ensuring Your Hairstyle Stays Intact Throughout The Day

It's hard to strike the perfect balance in a hairspray. You want the right amount of hold, for the right amount of time, for the right weather conditions. To wade through the endless list of products, we used the Rank & Style algorithm to find the absolute best drugstore hairsprays. With just a few spritz of the formulas that follow (and we mean that, no need to drown your hair in these effective sprays), you'll be walking out the door with everlasting style. Whether you want to lock in an updo or keep your natural body for an entire 24 hours, you'll find an affordable spray that totally suits your specific desires. One micromist formula even promised up to 48 hours of action—all you have to do is click through to our best drugstore hairspray list to find it. Kiss that sticky, crunchy feeling goodbye, and say hello to touchable, long-lasting looks! Opening image: @NYMBrands

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July 29, 2018

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The Rankings

OGX Bodifying + Bamboo Fiber Full Big Hair Spray
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OGX Bodifying + Bamboo Fiber Full Big Hair Spray

LOVED FOR: OGX hair styling products are sulfate-free and inspired by nature.

BEST FOR: Product-conscious customers who also seek body and volume

Dove Flexible Hold Hairspray

LOVED FOR: You won't get that gross crunchy-effect when you use this light-hold hairspray.

USERS SAID: "I was so impressed with Dove Style+Care Strength and Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray. I have wavy hair that I like to style as natural as possible. This hairspray is great because it provides a great hold while allowing my hair to stay soft, not sticky or crunchy. And as an extra bonus, this hairspray smells great!"

Aussie Instant Freeze Extreme Hold Hairspray

BEST FOR: Locking up-dos into place all night long (and up to 24 hours). 

FUN FACT: This formula includes UV protection for hair which helps protect hair's protein.

Not Your Mother’s She's A Tease Volumizing Hairspray

HELPFUL TIP: Shake the can (not too hard!) lift hair and spray the root area evenly to create volume and hold for any big style you crave.

USERS SAID: "Excellent product for my thin flat hair. Absolutely adds texture n holds my style even in the humid hot Florida weather."

Suave Professionals Compressed Micro Mist Natural Hold Hairspray

FUN FACT: When used as directed, the compressed micro mist means you get 40% more sprays than an 8.5oz can.

LOVED FOR: Hair will feel natural and touchable, not sticky.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray

BEST FOR: Preventing frizz in humid environments.

ABOUT THE BRAND: Over three decades ago, the John Frieda brand started with the opening of a salon on New Cavendish Street, London.

Herbal Essences Set Me Up Aerosol Hairspray

BEST FOR: Curls and other textured styles.

USERS SAID: "Love the scent and it works great for my frizzy hair. It gives me shine and doesn’t weigh it down. I also like how it keeps my curls from separating. It’s affordable and I highly recommend."

TRESemme Tres Two Extra Firm Control Hairspray

FUN FACT: This strong hold hairspray is used at New York Fashion Week.

HELPFUL TIP: Hold the can at least 10 inches away and mist over dry, styled hair, layering on coats for increased hold.

L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray

LOVED FOR: Didn't like how you styled it? No problem, just brush this hairspray right out!

USERS SAID: "This has been my go-to hairspray for many years after reading numerous articles that this is the hairspray all the fashion stylists swear by. And I understand why. Not sticky but holds like nothing else. You can still comb through it. You can build volume with it. Withstands wind. Multiple formulas."

L'Oreal Paris Hair Care Advanced Hairstyle Lock It Bold Control Hairspray

LOVED FOR: The longest lasting of all the sprays, L'Oreal's formula will keep your hairstyle intact for up to 48 hours. 

USERS SAID: "The biggest positive side for me with this hairspray, it doesn't require you to drown your hair or spray a large cloud of hairspray around you. With 2 short pulses of spray it'll hold your hair perfect! So glad I no longer have to scrub my bathroom walls, floors, and sink from dried up hairspray of repeatedly spraying my hair so much!"

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