(Closed) NWR: Hairspray? Help a girl out!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I actually styled my hair for a wedding (had to youtube it, but it turned out AWESOME) and I just used a cheapo brand of hair spray and mousse.  I think it was White Rain (I’d have to look ’cause I BARELY use it, lol).

After I styled my hair, I COVERED it (ok, practically saturated my hair with it) to keep my hair in place.  I was afraid it would be stiff and feel horrible, but it dried and felt natural.  It stayed in place and you’d never know I used either in ANY photo.  

That’s A LOT different from years ago when it’d leave my hair sticky and hard.

Post # 5
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have superfine hair and swear by loreal ellenet – classic. just as good as salon brands i’ve tried.

Post # 6
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ok-I’m a little older and lived through the ’80’s with some righteously big hair, so I know a thing or two about hairspray. I was an Aquanet girl for years, mainly because once you are all sprayed down, your hair isn’t going to move unless someone takes a hammer to it. I am not really into the oil based hairsprays, although they do make your hair nice and shiney, they don’t have the holding power. My number one favorite hairspray is called Freeze It which comes in a big gold can. This is really a great hairspray, it holds really well, without the glued down look, you can actually brush through it, and it will hold a curl and you can hot curl with it in your hair, without it singeing or burning. I usually have a two step process with this, I spray it in my hair,  hot style it, brush it out to get it all loose looking then spray it again. It lasts all day. 


Post # 9
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Big Sexy Hair.

I like it because it gives some texture to my hair (also very thin). I feel like whenever I use it my hair doesn’t get as gross looking as quickly. Also I use Dry Shampoo to give my roots a little more volume and keep my hair from looking dirty on Day 2 after a wash.

But I don’t think you can use either of these on wet hair. If you looking for hair that holds style better and doesn’t look stringy/greasy you should probably blow dry your hair especially if it’s thin – perhaps use a mousse to give your roots more volume.

Post # 11
12 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I really like Kenra too. It’s worth the money and lasts forever.

Post # 13
18 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

the trick with mousse:

flip your head upside down put a small amount–enough to barely cover the deepest part of your palm when you make a cup– then rub your hands together and start on the back (closest to your neck ) and work your way forward– STAY AWAY FROM THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD AND ROOTS! as in if you are just dabbing in on the top of your head while you stare into the mirror. flip and pat– there was a brand of hairspray i used when i did pageantry about five years ago that you can get at walmart– i dont remember the name but it is a tall white can that says “freezing spray” and it was about $ 3-5 dollars. I went through every hairspray on the market (going through a can a week for appearances) and it worked well…

for volume:

again flip your head and spray short bursts into roots– also you can put some on your fingertips and work into your roots… while you are upside down spray continually for about 5- 8 seconds at a distance of AT LEAST 12 INCHES from your head– let it “dry” for 3-4 and lightly pick through after flipping your head back over because you will have your volume! but you dont want to comb it all out.

also have you heard of lightly back combing? i can pm you on further instruction if you need– im a pageant coach/ judge and an independent beauty consultant so i have TONS of advice if you need more, i can also help you with make up advice too:) feel free to get a hold on me– email: [email protected]

Post # 14
18 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

oh and any hairspray will make your hair stiff if you use enough… moderation is key and distance you are spraying at… also mousse is for wet hair and HS is for dry. hope this all helps

Post # 15
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

1. I think you should definitely try a dry shampoo, I think this will change your life. Its like spray at scalp and fluff and you are done.

FYI, Your hair should not be washed every day. I bet your scalp is making up for loss of natural greases causing your hair to be greasier because you keep cleaning it off. 

Your body tries to regulate it’s self so it over compensates, your face will do this as well so people who have oily faces thy to dry it out with alcohol based products are only making it worse.

You should go every other day and use the dry shampoo in-between

2. I have very thin/fine/soft hair and my favorite hairspray Soya Want Full Hair by Healthy Sexy Hair.

Also, I would not use hairspray while your hair is wet because it will be crunchy after it dries.

PM me if you have any questions. I love that I went to beauty school! Laughing

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