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Do You Know Which Hairspray is Stronger for You?

When you are thinking about buying hairspray, you have to consider various things that will interfere or help with your options. Not all hairsprays have the same holding pattern. In fact, the final results of your hair after applying hairspray can leave you confused. Most people buy according to the brand, but you have to consider how long it will hold your hairstyle, the price and the quality of the product. If you don’t know where to turn for help, read further.

More than a Spray

If you really think that only the price tag and the can size matters when selecting a hairspray, you have thought wrong. The appearance of your hairdo after you have sprayed it with holding spray will speak volumes to your choice. Let’s take a look at the different holds and then you can possibly figure out which one will work for you.

The Basic Hold

A basic hairspray will likely give you either a light, medium or strong hold. When the hold is strong, you get a longer lasting hairdo. The opposite is true for the light hold. Most of these products are made of similar ingredients, though different strengths. The product is strengthened by the droplet size that is released upon spraying. If the droplets are bigger, then you will get a firmer hold.

Light Hold

With a light hold, your hairstyle is held temporarily for a couple of hours with some sheen. You may not experience as much flakiness as you would with a firmer hold spray. You can expect that your curls will be kept in shape and not frizz when you use a light hold. Your hair won’t appear stiff and you would have tamed the hair strands beautifully. Light holds are better for wavy and curly looks. It can be easily brushed out, taking the hair strands back to its normal state.

Medium Hold

With a medium hold, your hair is more controlled and manageable. You do get some sheen to your locks and so fly-aways and frizzes are gone. This kind of hairspray holds the style, but also the shape of your hair throughout the day. If you spritz some of it in the hair roots, it could add some volume to your hair.

Strong Hold

With the strong hold spray, you get to change the appearance of fine or thin hair. It aids in humidity resistance and adds volume to the hair, giving it staying power for a long period of time. It can also make the hair strands stronger.


To get the most hold out of a hairspray, it is best to seek the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable hair consultant or hairdresser. Your hairstylist will look at the texture of your hair first in order to determine the type of hairspray to use. Make your hair appointment today.

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