15 Best Hairsprays 2024 for Sleek, No-Budge Styles

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When it comes to styling products, hairspray earns our vote for “most improved.” Forget the crunchy, stiff formulas of decades past, because the best hairspray will lock your look in place without these issues. The latest and greatest formulas are more undetectable than ever, no matter their hold level, and work across all hair types.

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Speaking of which, when it comes to selecting a spray, the hold is the most important piece of the puzzle. On one side, you have flexible or light-hold formulas. “I think of these as working hairsprays — the ones to use while you’re styling your hair and maybe aren’t 100 percent ready to commit to a finished look,” advises Los Angeles-based hairstylist Mark Townsend. He adds that these hairsprays are easier to brush out and still allow you to manipulate and play with your style.

In the opposite corner, strong-hold hairsprays are your finishing touch, best for locking a style in place, says Townsend. He also likes these for smoothing any errant hairs around your hairline or nape of your neck when you’re sporting a polished pony or updo — similar to how you would use an edge control. Townsend likes to spray a tiny bit of hairspray on a (clean, obviously) natural-bristle toothbrush and use it to smooth down flyaways.

Whether you’re in the market for a soft or strong-hold spritz — or want one of each — we’ve got you covered. Below, take a look at these 15 standout hairsprays for sleek, frizz-free looks without crunchiness or a tacky feel.

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  • Best Overall: Kenra Shaping Spray”,”brand”:{“name”:””},”id”:”635f6c6e211ee35671454ebf”,”index”:0,”contentType”:”product”,”offers”:[{“offerUrl”:”https://www.amazon.com/Kenra-Shaping-Spray-55-8-Ounce/dp/B074G4K4KD”,”price”:”$16″,”currency”:”USD”,”purchaseUri”:”https://cna.st/p/2h8zKZvUAqv9ZJXALmjZG6yxazALsV88BnPjpY79tUigu4XpW8CkioDnc2Ytb62rs6WELX1hhtJwhJvGAQrKWRzhwHZZedxxLnqQ9tmx2sjnvGiZHrMZiR5v6BMJRsYN2fsY17dCYohRgVuy41vxCfk3Jt83KteGvGaqyohcyt2gthRfSE”,”sellerName”:”Amazon”,”countryCode”:”US”,”reducedPrice”:””},{“offerUrl”:”https://www.ulta.com/p/shaping-spray-21-xlsImpprod16541029″,”price”:”$21″,”currency”:”USD”,”purchaseUri”:”https://cna.st/p/2h8zKZvUAqv9ZJXALmjZG6yxazALsV88BnPjpY79tUigu4XpW8CkioDnc2Ytb62rs6WELX1hhtJwhJvGBGWDzZJw1qepkJos7SQRqeT9w43vfpLHAYhUoFkYruXqno9B9PuxE2uBRK6g8ZyhzZTrFKuDoP1PpEvmCq9rTuaCMLkxasxuee”,”sellerName”:”Ulta Beauty”,”countryCode”:”US”,”reducedPrice”:””}]}” data-testid=”GallerySlideWrapper” orientation=”landscape”>

    Best Overall: Kenra Shaping Spray

    Why It’s Worth It: When Allure site director Sam Escobar needs a little oomph to their hairstyle of the day, they whip out the Kenra Shaping Spray. This extra-firm-hold finishing spray douses hair in a micro-fine mist that locks curls and blowouts in place for hours on end. “It gives great hold, smells amazing, and doesn’t leave my hair feeling crunchy or dry,” they say.

    Editor Tip: This takes a few seconds to dry, which gives you ample time to perfect your style before it sets.

    Key Ingredients: Panthenol | Who It’s Good For: Those with dry hair (since it’s alcohol-free)

  • Best for Humidity: Fekkai Clean Stylers Volume Lock Hairspray”,”brand”:{“name”:””},”id”:”65428aad1099f709ac83f081″,”index”:1,”contentType”:”product”,”offers”:[{“offerUrl”:”https://www.ulta.com/p/clean-stylers-volume-lock-hairspray-pimprod2034419″,”price”:”$27″,”currency”:”USD”,”purchaseUri”:”https://cna.st/p/2h8zKZvUAqv9ZJXALmjZG6yxazALsV88BnPjpY79tUigu4XpW8CkioDnAH2KBKcVnFV7iHdUHpMCLJhqkEMPAiSjAmLeE3pmuHdkPPuUDTWjTJXrXYxazrdG1SDWEuH1bsW6Bf7ZbXCtZw5rdBRChsSCZSokxoYwtxx7eoYhJpYe75dLe2″,”sellerName”:”Ulta Beauty”,”countryCode”:”US”,”reducedPrice”:””},{“offerUrl”:”https://www.dermstore.com/fekkai-flexi-hold-hairspray-6.6-oz/13953432.html”,”price”:”$27″,”currency”:”USD”,”purchaseUri”:”https://cna.st/p/meh9fHuiYWLirz7knjuhASTgYt8JFPwA3zPqvyhxqqyUpVdWyZCmmu8dQ38Qw4UhgUgRRLYNUNGDbLTEwxh6QUp5MJQKG87zuar3eeaqVZoK4z2sMdRSk19V2BHKdJXuqyFuCvJZn13zXfKUTGwrNkL8cZw9AV3CkF38iK21C”,”sellerName”:”Dermstore”,”countryCode”:””,”reducedPrice”:””}]}” data-testid=”GallerySlideWrapper” orientation=”landscape”>

    Best for Humidity: Fekkai Clean Stylers Volume Lock Hairspray

    Why It’s Worth It: If your hair freaks out at the sight of any humidity, this hairspray from Fekkai, a 2023 Best of Beauty Award winner, will put any and all frizz in its place. It blocks humidity for up to 72 hours – plus, ups the volume on limp-looking hair without causing any buildup.

    Editor Tip: If you’re into bright scents, this has a citrus-woodsy smell that’ll keep your hair smelling fresh.

    Key Ingredients: Rice protein, peptides, aloe leaf juice | Who It’s Good For: Anyone who lives in a humid climate

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