The best spritz hair spray will provide the right amount of hold or stiffness, be pleasantly scented, and fit into your budget. There is great variation in all three of these characteristics, so you may have to try some different brands before you find the right hairspray for you. Before you begin shopping, you should determine your hair styling needs.
For individuals who want a few flyaway hairs to lie flat or who want a little extra volume, a flexible hold hair spray provides the minimum amount of hold. This allows hair to move naturally while maintaining its style. Some flexible hold spritz hairsprays also make hair shinier. For the most natural feeling hair and maximum volume apply when your hair is still wet by flipping your hair over and spraying evenly throughout. Comb through and blow dry or air dry to style.
Medium hold spritz hair spray is usually called strong or extra strength. This type of hairspray is good for everyday styles which need significant hold. It is also good for curling stubbornly straight hair or maintaining a sleek style like a pony tail or chignon.
Maximum or ultra hold hair spray is usually for updos or extreme hair styles. It can also be used to spike short hair. In an updo, hair is styled and then sprayed until it is completely firm. This helps to ensure that gravity will not take its toll on the hairstyle for many, many hours. Since maximum hold hair spray is applied liberally and thoroughly coats the hair, it is not intended for everyday use.
Spritz hair spray may be scented or unscented. There are many types of scents, often based on florals or fruits, but scent is a personal decision, and the only way to choose the best one for you is to experience various scents and decide which you like best. Keep in mind that if you use a heavily scented shampoo or body wash, or wear perfume, a scented hairspray may create an overwhelming number of smells on your body. To avoid clashing scents, choose an unscented hair spray.
Many companies produce sample sizes of their spritz hair spray so that consumers can try the product before purchasing a large quantity. Samples are very inexpensive and are usually available wherever hair products are sold. Purchasing a sample before buying the full sized product makes sense, especially when salon quality brands are 10 to 20 times more expensive than regular hair products.