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Hairspray - who can't live w/out it?

NocurlB4babiesNocurlB4babies Posts: 179Registered Users
I must be one of a few that can't live without hairspray. Even since going CG...I just can't handle willy-nilly hair with no hold. I use a hard hold gel, but my hair is fine/ wavy and needs a finisher to keep it in place. I've been using Pantene curls pump spray (not an aerosol). Anyone else in the boat that I'm in...and if so... what spray do you use? I'm open to suggestions.
2b/3a fine/med-hi density/high porosity (I think)/ highlight-no silicones/sulfates
Lo-poo - ABBA Gentle Shampoo/ Shea Moisture Curl & Shine
Conditioner: GVCB (love it!)/ Regis OO
Leave in
: As I Am
Co-Wash: Tresemme or DevaCurl NoPoo
Stylers: As I Am Curling Jelly/GF Pure Clean/ LALCurl gel - all with BRHG added
Style: scrunch/ diffuse, then air dry. I don't Have much frizz at all

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  • curlybrancurlybran Posts: 510Registered Users
    Nope I'm the same way!!!! I can't stand not using hair spray no matter what other products I use

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  • NocurlB4babiesNocurlB4babies Posts: 179Registered Users
    curlybran: Do you have a fav. spray that you could recommend?
    2b/3a fine/med-hi density/high porosity (I think)/ highlight-no silicones/sulfates
    Lo-poo - ABBA Gentle Shampoo/ Shea Moisture Curl & Shine
    Conditioner: GVCB (love it!)/ Regis OO
    Leave in
    : As I Am
    Co-Wash: Tresemme or DevaCurl NoPoo
    Stylers: As I Am Curling Jelly/GF Pure Clean/ LALCurl gel - all with BRHG added
    Style: scrunch/ diffuse, then air dry. I don't Have much frizz at all
  • curlybrancurlybran Posts: 510Registered Users
    I like the rave level 4 from walmart. It's cheap and has great long hold!!

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  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I still use it sometimes! I use GF flexible hold. It has no cones, the hold isn't "net-like", but it keeps it controlled. Decent hold but touchable, I guess.

    When I curl my bangs I use a harder hold hairspray on them to keep the swept-over look in place.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • shizzlebeansshizzlebeans Posts: 68Registered Users
    While I can go without and still have acceptable hair, I get more volume and wave definition that lasts all day if I use some right after I SOTC.
    scientist, cat owner, hobby photographer
    2b-c, medium porosity, medium texture, protein-indifferent
    former straightening junkie; CG since August 2011
    conditioners: V05 Kiwi Lime, Garnier pure clean, Renpure Keratin
    products: FSG, LALSG, AIF, BRHG, Tresemme hair spray
    styling tools: microfiber towel for plopping, diffuser
  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users
    My hair holds up better (a lot better) if I spray it but I keep it to once a week or less out of fear it will dry it out, since the hair has been in such good condition and I'm not sure if ditching the hairspray is part of that.

    I use the Tresemme Naturals hairspray, it has a short ingredient list. Really strong fragrance though so not good if you are sensitive to that.
    2c / C / iii (FIA)
    Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

    Shoulder-Length now.

    Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
    Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
    Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
    Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

    Henna!
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    It's interesting seeing how many people use and love hairspray! :) I never really experimented with it, but I think if I did use something as a final product for long-lasting control, it would be a spray gel. I don't know why, but I was never drawn to hairspray as a product, probably because it just feels so icky (even to me, and I like using lots of gel ;)). Ha ha, go figure!
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Favorite...
    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
    Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
    Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
    Mod-CG since 12/1/10! :happy7:
  • curlybrancurlybran Posts: 510Registered Users
    I use gel and hairspray

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  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users
    It's interesting seeing how many people use and love hairspray! :) I never really experimented with it, but I think if I did use something as a final product for long-lasting control, it would be a spray gel. I don't know why, but I was never drawn to hairspray as a product, probably because it just feels so icky (even to me, and I like using lots of gel ;)). Ha ha, go figure!

    Spray gel is nothin' like hairspray. I don't think it would work right, and with as much hair as you have, no way you could get it distributed around your hair...

    WavyNWild, I also like CCCCLite mixed with a little gel as a final-hold product sometimes, emulsify these between hands, dab gently around hair with head upside down, reach inside the hair, scrunch; then again with head right side up and then smooth the little bit left over the top layer of hair. This is sort of the opposite of hairspray but does provide a little additional hold.

    But nothing works like hairspray. It doesn't feel good but my hair looks spectacular with a good dose of hairspray, always do this for a night out.
    2c / C / iii (FIA)
    Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

    Shoulder-Length now.

    Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
    Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
    Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
    Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

    Henna!
  • curlybrancurlybran Posts: 510Registered Users
    I don't like anything for a final product that I have to use hands to put in cuz it feels it makes it frizzier

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  • NocurlB4babiesNocurlB4babies Posts: 179Registered Users
    I agree also that my hair looks better, more defined with spray after I scrunch & fluff a little. I don't airdry, but I diffuse and am fully dry before I leave the house. I suppose for those that airdry and have damp hair for a long time...hairspray would probably feel pretty nasty (ha). I wish I was a 'low maintenance' girl, just don't think I'll ever be. I thought that going CG would be easier/ quicker in the AM...that was just my crazy thinking (ha)
    2b/3a fine/med-hi density/high porosity (I think)/ highlight-no silicones/sulfates
    Lo-poo - ABBA Gentle Shampoo/ Shea Moisture Curl & Shine
    Conditioner: GVCB (love it!)/ Regis OO
    Leave in
    : As I Am
    Co-Wash: Tresemme or DevaCurl NoPoo
    Stylers: As I Am Curling Jelly/GF Pure Clean/ LALCurl gel - all with BRHG added
    Style: scrunch/ diffuse, then air dry. I don't Have much frizz at all
  • curlybrancurlybran Posts: 510Registered Users
    I air dry and my hair doesn't feel nasty with the hairspray, i like the crunchy most times so I like it a lot and since it air dries it gives it a lil more time to do its thing I guess u cld say?!?! Like where and how it wants to lay

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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    Ever since I found Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz about a year ago, I'm back to using spray again most days. I don't have to use so much gel and can use a softer one as long as I have this for my top and front.

    • It's almost totally alcohol-free
    • Almost no scent and none that lingers
    • Hair is still touchable yet it holds well
    • Doesn't build up or flake at all
    • Mostly natural, organic ingredients
    • A little goes a long way, so a bottle lasts me a long time. I'm only on my second or third one for the year - I think this is still #2.
    The only things I don't like about it is that it's not readily available 'on the ground' - I order a couple of bottles at a time. And the top of the pump bottle doesn't screw off, so if you need to open it for some reason, it takes really strong hands or a bottle opener or something to pry it open.

    I pay about $7 a bottle on-line. I haven't checked any health food stores, but they probably have it, but it's likely more expensive . . . .

    CORRECTION: It's less than $5 - see the link in the other post below
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • WavyshibbyWavyshibby Posts: 165Registered Users
    If you want a natrual (and cheap!) do it yourself hairspray, Andrea's Choice on YouTube has a really good recipe :)
    2c/3a, fine texture, normal porosity, medium-to-thick
    Co wash: Vo5 Extra Body
    Conditioners: Deva One Condition, GVP CB, Loreal Evercurl
    Stylers: Devacurl ArcAngel, KCCC, AG Recoil, Iso Bouncy Creme, Ecostyler Krystal, CCCCL, KCKT
    Low Poo: Devacurl NoPoo, GTTT
    Hair likes: plopping, diffusing, SMaster's, coconut and argan oil, honey, protein
    "What makes a woman unforgettable? Her mind...surrounded by lots of naturally curly hair"
  • curly1curly1 Posts: 25Registered Users
    I can't live without hairspray!! My hair is so fine that w/out it, it falls limp:disgust:
    2b, fine, thin, mod cg
    loves protein!
    Currently using:
    cowash: vo5 tea therapy
    r/o: biotera volumizing condish, gvp cb
    l/i: biotera leave-in
    styling: biotera styling gel, curl cream, btz thick enuff cream/mousse
    winter styling: btz thick enuff mousse, got2b curling mousse, kenra texturizing putty
  • jlpmom23jlpmom23 Posts: 755Registered Users
    I am a hairspray junkie and recently discovered One n Only Argan Oil Hairspray at Sally's. LOVE IT!! I wasn't that impressed w/ the other products in this line, but after hearing a lot of raves, got the hairspray and I've been so happy with it! It's just under $9 w/ your Sally card, kind of pricey for a Sally hairspray, I think, but totally worth it!
  • KurlyPrincessKurlyPrincess Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    oh my gosh, I cannot stand hairspray!!!!!!!! lol
    <3 Our love is like the wind; I can't see it. But I can feel it. <3
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    jlpmom23 wrote: »
    I am a hairspray junkie and recently discovered One n Only Argan Oil Hairspray at Sally's. LOVE IT!! I wasn't that impressed w/ the other products in this line, but after hearing a lot of raves, got the hairspray and I've been so happy with it! It's just under $9 w/ your Sally card, kind of pricey for a Sally hairspray, I think, but totally worth it!
    Is it cone & glycerin free? No ingredients on Sally's site..

    I can live without hairspray, I don't even think I could dry out my hair without fixing it with more condish so that doesn't even bother me. What I hate is the next day my hair feels so dirty and they tend to flake on me plus it's hard to wash co-wash out if I use it regularly. I'd love to find a finishing spray that holds well, doesn't make my hair feel dirty, doesn't build up & doesn't flake. Is that too much to ask for ? :p I'm gonna check out the homemade spray mentioned. I also find Spray Gel doesn't do squat in comparison. My waves are weaker in Winter so I wouldn't mind finding a good spray right about NOW
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    Del, I think the LA Hold Hair Spritz does everything you list . . . I can't stand spray gels, either. They don't dry fast enough and just make a gunky mess, IMO

    www.luckyvitamin.com/p-13232-giovanni-la-hold-styling-spritz-maximum-hold-5-oz

    Target, Rite-Aid and others places that carry Giovanni probably have it, but I first saw it at the above site while ordering something else and have continued getting it there since I order supplements there regularly, and I doubt you'd find it cheaper on the ground . . . .
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • kurlykyleekurlykylee Posts: 101Registered Users
    Hairspray is my only setback from going completely CG. My hair is so fine that even when I blow it all out or diffuse it upside down it doesn't hold the volume for long. So I LOVE hairspray because it really helps set my style in place. At the same time I hate the way hairspray makes my hair feel. The days I go without using hairspray I cant seem to get enough of running my fingers through my curls. I use Herbal Essences body envy hairspray (aerosol) and mousse and I love the smell. The hairspray makes my hair kinda sticky but it holds really well. I've tried so many hairsprays in the past year and I still haven't found one I'm completely satisfied with.
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    WurlyLox wrote: »
    Del, I think the LA Hold Hair Spritz does everything you list . . . I can't stand spray gels, either. They don't dry fast enough and just make a gunky mess, IMO

    www.luckyvitamin.com/p-13232-giovanni-la-hold-styling-spritz-maximum-hold-5-oz

    Target, Rite-Aid and others places that carry Giovanni probably have it, but I first saw it at the above site while ordering something else and have continued getting it there since I order supplements there regularly, and I doubt you'd find it cheaper on the ground . . . .
    I agree with you, they don't dry fast enough & they tend to squirt instead of spray :p I also buy stuff from Lucky Vitamin on a regular basis so I may just try the LA. I tried making the homemade sugar hair spray but used too much sugar lol It made my hair extremely POOFY for some odd reason. I may try it again on 2nd day hair instead of freshly washed damp hair, it would probably work better on bone dry hair. Then again it may not work at all :lol: Here is a recipe if anyone is interested in trying it.
    Natural Beauty: Effortless Homemade Hairspray | Delicious Beauty
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    LOL, that reminds me of a story I heard Walter Cronkite tell about his first date with his wife. She had used sugar water when she set her hair (used to be common), and as soon as she walked out of the house, she was swarmed by some kind of insects - yellow jackets, I think, though I don't remember for sure.

    I've had gnats and mosquitos do that a couple of times when I've used some of my more natural hair products!
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    WurlyLox wrote: »
    LOL, that reminds me of a story I heard Walter Cronkite tell about his first date with his wife. She had used sugar water when she set her hair (used to be common), and as soon as she walked out of the house, she was swarmed by some kind of insects - yellow jackets, I think, though I don't remember for sure.

    I've had gnats and mosquitos do that a couple of times when I've used some of my more natural hair products!
    Well I don't want bugs chasing me around that's for sure! :lol: Right now no bugs so I gave this sugar spray a 2nd go on DRY hair. It actually holds really well, it's like using a pump spray hair spray. When I used to use spray I preferred the aerosol style because it wasn't as sticky but now it seems I can't find one without CONES or protein. Once it gets warmer I won't need the hold anyway but for now this could work on 2nd day when I need the lift.
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    just a hint too, don't use the sugar water in humid environments, your hair will never, ever dry.

    ever....

    Its so humid here, that even in the winter, I can use full on hairspray and its not crunchy in about an hour, I don't have to "scruch the crunch".

    craziness I tell you!
    Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

    Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.