The 3 Best Hairsprays on Amazon

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Whether you use it to add volume at your roots or you rely on it to tame flyaways, hairspray is a beauty-cabinet must. But with so many on the market, it can be hard to sift through which are worth buying and which are likely to leave your strands a helmet-y, crunchy mess. Here are three formulas we swear by.

elnett hairspray

Editors' Pick: L'oreal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray

The Facts:

  • Micro-diffusion technology disperses the product evenly
  • Humidity-resistant
  • Extra strong hold

Elnett has been an industry favorite for decades for a reason: It’s that good. Says one PureWow editor, “I’ve probably tried 15 different hairsprays and, no matter how good they are, I keep going back to Elnett. It’s an extra-strong hold, but never makes my hair feel like a helmet. I don’t know how it keeps everything in place without feeling too heavy, but I’m happy it does.”

garnier hairspray

Best Value: Garnier Fructis Style Sleek And Shine Anti-humidity Hairspray

The Facts:

  • Holds for 24 hours with anti-humidity protection
  • Infused with natural bamboo extract for a shiny finish
  • Sparkling, fruity fragrance

For $4, it doesn’t get much better than Sleek and Shine. This formula is meant to wrap around hair strands to create an instant, invisible shield against frizz. With an ultra-strong hold, it’s great for long-wear use—especially if you’re teasing your hair. Just be aware that the fragrance is pretty strong, so if you’re sensitive to smells, you might want to look elsewhere.

r co hairspray

Splurge-worthy: R+co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray

The Facts:

  • Vegan
  • Smells like bergamot, wild fig and cedarwood
  • Paraben- and sulfate-free

According to one of our editors, “This hairspray smells expensive.” It’s not just nice to sniff, though. R+Co calls Outer Space a “working spray,” meaning you can add more without any buildup. In our editors’ experience, it created a light-to-medium hold that was perfect for keeping flyaways at bay. Luckily, a little goes a long way, so you can feel a little better about shelling out the extra money.

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Sarah Stiefvater

Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...
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