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7 Underrated Ways To Use Hairspray On Textured Hair

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By Bukky Ojeifo · August 9, 2017

For a lot of us, hairspray is typically reserved for those special occasion ‘dos that need next level hold. Otherwise, most of us would admit to steering clear of the sticky staple while styling our textured tresses. Contrary to popular belief, there are a couple of methods you can utilize to your advantage. Here are 7 non-traditional ways to handle hairspray without completely damaging your strands. 

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You can build volume by simply sectioning the hair where you want to create more body, holding the spritz at a 90 degree angle from the scalp and distribute to the roots. Looking for an even stronger hold? Set the area you just sprayed with a blow dryer to ensure that the strands don't fall flat throughout the day. Pro-Tip: Big Sexy Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray is great for all textures and contains hydrolyzed wheat protein, which provides moisture and creates a protective shield from damaging UV rays. 

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Perhaps the most obvious reason to add hairspray to your beauty arsenal is because it can quickly add body to otherwise flat strands. Texturing formulas work best because they're pary hairspray, part dry shampoo and part wave enhancer. In short: the best of all worlds! Pro-Tip: Oribe's Dry Texturizing Hairspray delivers major texture and smells divine!

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Ever use bobby pins and feel them slipping off your strands before you've even had your morning coffee? Prevent your accessories from running away by spritzing it with hairspray beforehand. The sticky consistency will adhere to the pin, therefore making it difficult for the pin to slip and move around throughout the day. However, remember to use a hairspray with moisturizing benefits, so it doesn't dry out your tresses!

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This trick works best for those with straight hair or loose waves. For example, if you want to create a sleek and smooth ponytail, wash your hair as you normal would, but leave the hair damp. Add light styling products, and distribute hairspray before pulling into a ponytail holder! Opt for a hairspray that is formulated to combat against frizz and humidity, such as Moroccanoil Luminous Hair Spray.

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Hairsprays such as göt2b Glued Blasting Freeze Spray are clutch when your edge control is nowhere to be found. It won't give you the same consistency of edge control, but will still provide enough slick to get you through the day.

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Lightly coating your flexi-rods or roller set with hairspray before going under the dryer actually aids in setting the style and promoting daylong hold. Spray the hair with a light formula, such as the Carol's Daughter Flexible Hold Hairspray, so you're not left with crunchy curls. 

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If edge gel isn't your jam, simply coat your soft bristle brush in hairspray on a soft brush and immediately smooth down frizzy strands that seem to have a mind of their own. Try this trick with the lightweight, medium-hold Amika Touchable Hairspray

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