Do you guys use hairspray at all??

Just KimmieJust Kimmie Registered Users Posts: 116
I can't seem to find one that doesn't dry out my hair and make it too stiff!

Any good experiences? Recommendations??
Hair Type: 2B/3A hybrid, I believe. Had it short for about 5 years, and have since let it grow. Layers have brought out the curl...and I haven't gone 'straight' since!

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  • xcptnlxcptnl Registered Users Posts: 15,678 Curl Connoisseur
    I do sometimes and when I do I use Joico I C E Finisher Shaping Hair Spray. I find it does not dry very stiff or sticky and I love the smell - vanilly.
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  • NetGNetG Registered Users Posts: 8,116
    When my hair was long enough to put back I used to, when it was in ponytails. Nothing works as well to tame frizzies and flyaways for updos for me!
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  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Registered Users Posts: 2,678 Curl Neophyte
    I don't use hairspray as much as I used to, since my bangs are finally starting to grow ... but when I was just starting to let them grow down, hairspray was essential for me.
    I straightened my bangs for years .... Being the true PJ that I am, I tried many hairsprays. I finally stopped wasting my money and stuck with the one I always went back to: Aveda Firmata. It is non-aersol. It has strong hold, but doesn't dry your hair out. It dries stiff at first, but softens throughout the day. It was by far the best one I have ever tried. I used it for at least 7yrs.
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  • msgibletmsgiblet Registered Users Posts: 5,825
    I like Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play, but I don't use it much - seems to weigh me down.
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  • MassCurlsMassCurls Registered Users Posts: 272
    I use Sebastian Shaper Plus. I've used it for years. I treat it like a styling aide rather than a hairspray (although when I don't use it I don't get enough hold in my hair, no matter what products I use - dunno why <shrug>. When I airdry I spray it on wet hair to help with frizz (Sherry L taught me this trick many years ago), and when I diffuse I spray after diffusing to help position my curls where I want them.
  • msgibletmsgiblet Registered Users Posts: 5,825
    MassCurls wrote: »
    I use Sebastian Shaper Plus. I've used it for years. I treat it like a styling aide rather than a hairspray (although when I don't use it I don't get enough hold in my hair, no matter what products I use - dunno why <shrug>. When I airdry I spray it on wet hair to help with frizz (Sherry L taught me this trick many years ago), and when I diffuse I spray after diffusing to help position my curls where I want them.

    My best friend uses this and it holds her hair, but her hair still feels really soft - she had me touch it -- no stiffness at all; like she has nothing in her hair. If I ever need to buy hairspray again, I'm going to try this one.
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  • jillipoojillipoo Registered Users Posts: 3,795 Curl Neophyte
    What a good thread! I had no idea curlies could successfully use hair spray of any kind! (All my memories of it are so unpleasant, I just assumed there were none that worked with curly hair....)
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  • shellynotshellynot Registered Users Posts: 1,140
    i just posted a thread on Suave Healthy Curls spray gel..its the closest i've found to hairspray that isn't bad for my hair at all!!
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  • helloitsiohelloitsio Registered Users Posts: 1,369 Curl Connoisseur
    I've been using a product I found at Whole Foods. It's called Lily of the Desert Aloe 80 Organics Aloe Vera Styling Spray. Ingreds: certified organic aloe vera gel, pvp, certified organic aloesorb, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, DL panthenol, potassium sorbate, citric acid, hydrolyzed wheat protein, biotin, l-lysine HCl. Its just like a hairspray.
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  • StruttsWifeStruttsWife Registered Users Posts: 819 Curl Neophyte
    Not normally, but we keep Sebastian Shaper Plus at home for those "just in case" occasions. It's a great spray and is also used a lot in hair competitions.

    I should have bought stock in Aqua Net in the 80's, however. I shudder to think how many cases of that stuff I went through during my "really biiiiig hair" days.
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  • EfrizzabethEfrizzabeth Registered Users Posts: 8,792 Curl Neophyte
    I use an ALCOHOL-FREE hairspray, though unfortunately, I don't think is made anymore.

    It's Nexxus Nexxtacy in a pump.

    I love how it works, but dislike the bug-killer scent.
  • spring1onuspring1onu Registered Users Posts: 16,528 Curl Connoisseur
    I use a TresEmme hairspray every day. I have to use something on my hair because I have fly aways all over the place! :lol: I've heard only positive things about the Sebastian so maybe I'll try it one day.

    Liz, they sell an alcohol free hairspray at Sally's in a blue bottle. I used to use it all the time and not sure why I stopped buying it. lol I'm due a trip to Sally's for more gel and I read on another thread they have a sulfate free shampoo now so those are on my list!
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  • EfrizzabethEfrizzabeth Registered Users Posts: 8,792 Curl Neophyte
    spring1onu wrote: »
    Liz, they sell an alcohol free hairspray at Sally's in a blue bottle. I used to use it all the time and not sure why I stopped buying it. lol I'm due a trip to Sally's for more gel and I read on another thread they have a sulfate free shampoo now so those are on my list!

    :shock:!!! I hope they don't stop making it for when I do run out of my Nexxtacy.

    But I'll probably have forgotten all about this conversation by then. :lol:
    I don't use a whole lot of hairspray.
    
  • Just KimmieJust Kimmie Registered Users Posts: 116
    Oddly enough, I have since found Matrix Curl Life spray works great for me!
    Hair Type: 2B/3A hybrid, I believe. Had it short for about 5 years, and have since let it grow. Layers have brought out the curl...and I haven't gone 'straight' since!

    http://public.fotki.com/Kimmie7448/curls-rule/

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