The Best Non-Aerosol Hairsprays

By Selena Kohng , last updated December 22, 2011

There used to be a time when you'd spend your mornings under a cloud of aerosol hairspray in order to get your hair just right. When it was found that aerosol sprays contained harmful chlorofluorocarbons that damage the ozone layer, non-aerosol products flooded the market. Today, aerosol hairsprays have eliminated CFCs, but non-aerosol hairsprays are still often preferred for the overall control they offer by using a pump method instead of a continuous spray. Look to the finds listed below to help you choose the best non-aerosol hairspray for you.

Drugstore Brands

For touchable, non-sticky hairspray that lasts throughout the night, Pantene's Sheer Volume Outrageous Body Hairspray Maximum Hold is your best bet. Found at most drugstores for between $5-$7, you can sign up on Pantene's website for coupons or find coupons regularly issued in Sunday newspaper inserts. Users rave about this product for its ability to style even thin, flat hair.

If strong smells keep you away from using hairspray, try the TIGI Bed Head Maxxed-Out Massive Hold Hairspray, retailing for $8-$13 at drugstores and online. It emits a pleasant grape scent, and users with thick, straight hair that often doesn't hold hairspray remark how well this product shaped their hair.

Salon Quality Brands

Paul Mitchell's Freeze and Shine Super Spray earned Total Beauty's Reader's Choice award for best hairspray in 2010. Readers rave about its ability to be flexible and move in windy conditions, but hair will fall right back into place. It retails for $16-$18.

Professionals love Bumble and Bumble products, and the Extra Strength Holding Spray is no exception. Retailing for approximately $21 in salons and specialty stores like Sephora, stylists use this product because it's never heavy and won't create sticky build up. The bottle can also be refilled at salons carrying Bumble and Bumble products, a great way to be eco-conscious.

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