Updated: Dec 21, 2020
Session hairstylists across the globe adore working sprays as they are a lightweight hairspray, featuring a flexible hold, allowing them to restyle the hair multiple times without stiffness.
A flexible hairspray features a fine mist that is lightweight enough for applying during the preparation of a hairstyle. You can mist each section of hair before curling for extra styling support, and its formula doesn't leave the hair sticky and stiff.
Working hairsprays build volume to a hairstyle as you brush, help with directional placement for an upstyle while creating touchable hair with movement.
Here are some popular light hairsprays;
Bumble and Bumble - Does It All Light Hold Hairspray
A light-hold hairspray with subtle control for flyaways and frizz that leaves hair touchable and brushable to enhance the hairstyles natural movement. It's soft hold works on all hair types, and the fine mist keeps the hairstyle in place without weighing the hair down.
Bumble and bumble is a cruelty-free brand, meaning they don't test on animals and are free from parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, and formaldehyde.
Living Proof - Flex Shaping Hairspray
This versatile medium hold hairspray can be used as a heat protectant on damp hair while styling. The softness of this hairspray not only keeps hair strands in place on a finished hairstyle, but it is also perfect for layering during the setting process of curls, brushing into a bouncy wave to create a touchable style. Cruelty-free and free of parabens, sulphates, and silicone.
Redken - Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Hairspray
This versatile hairspray from Redken can be used on wet hair to create texture and mist on dry hair to create volume by layering the product while brushing and moving the hair into place. Not only does it lock your hairstyle in place, but it also protects your hair and prevents colour fade from antioxidants including Vitamin C and E.
R+Co - Outer Space Flexible Hairspray
This flexible-hold working hairspray is enriched with Vitamin B5 to help protect the hair while styling, adding volume and thickness to the hair as you brush and move into place. You can keep using the product all day as you change your hairstyle without sticky product build-up. Free of parabens, sulphates, and phthalates and cruelty-free.
Wella - EIMI Mistify Me Light Fast Drying Hairspray
Add flexibility and movement to your style with Wella Professionals EIMI Mistify Me Light Hairspray. It is a light hold finishing spray with a micro-mist that diffuse evenly over the hair, drying quickly to create natural-looking movement and keeping your locks in place for up to 24 hours.
L'ORÉAL PARIS - Elnett Normal Strength Hairspray
Elnett has been a classic go-to product on set for hairstylists at photoshoots due to the finest mist of product that holds the hair in place without adding weight to the hairstyle, and brushes out in seconds allowing the hairstylist to rework the hair into a different style without build up.
L'ORÉAL PARIS - Elnett Flexible Hold Hairspray
L'Oréal Paris Elnett Flexible Hold hairspray provides an extra strong yet flexible hold without breaking the piggy bank. The light-weight mist leaves hair with a natural-looking texture.
Hair By Sam McKnight - Modern Hairspray Mist
A modern light and airy hairspray with a fine-textured formula that can be misted all over the finished hairstyle to keep in place all day. Layer the product to mid-lengths and ends to add texture without adding weight to the hair. Spritz onto the roots for volume or for smoothing before straightening with an iron.
Oribe - Freestyler Working Hair Spray
This hair spray mist has an ultra-dry satin finish while providing UV protection for the hair. The light hold formula works well by layering with other products for a stronger hold to strengthen the hair to prevent breakage providing a brushable and touchable finish.