Avoid Hat Hair and Control Your Look with the Best Hairspray for Men
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The new year is all about approaching your daily life with determination and good intentions, including your grooming routine. This is where the best hair sprays can help you achieve healthy looking hair. Why hairspray? Well, your grooming routine needs a great facial via one of the best face serums, for example, but hair care (and more specifically, an easy-to-use hair spray) is a area that still deserves to be rethought.
During the winter months, you are often bundled up from head to toe, from one of the best fleece jackets to a beanie. But whether you want a quick hair refresh at work or forgo that beanie on a day without a winter blizzard, there are ways to avoid a dreaded case of hat hair.
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Men’s hairsprays are easy to use — they go on and dry quickly — and you can often recreate your hairstyle with just a touch-up (or even a little carefully applied water) when the hat comes off. It’s not possible to take hairspray with you everywhere, of course, but it’s another grooming option in your fight against the perils of winter, whether it’s dry skin or chapped lips…or, again, “hat hair.”
Hair sprays were once the province of female-focused grooming, but many tried-and-true stalwarts of men’s grooming offer their own take on hair sprays with masculine scents, helpful ingredients (like sea salt for a sunny vibes), and even better, cool can designs that you can display in your bathroom. Everything counts when revamping your grooming approach for a new year, so make sure one of the best hair sprays is in your 2022 grooming rotation.
Uppercut Deluxe Salt Spray
Uppercut Deluxe has a whole rotation of downright useful, high-quality pomades from “Down Under” (Australia, people), but this salt spray is just as worthy of consideration. It’s designed to offer a casual, lived-in look, with that salty finish that might remind you of a beach vacation. Plus, the box design is pretty cool too.
$17 at UppercutDeluxe.com
American Crew Hairspray for Men
American Crew makes utterly classic men’s hair care products, so much so that the brand launched a partnership with the groomed Elvis in recent years. This hairspray is a quick way to add medium hold to damp or dry hair. It will also lock in moisture and condition your scalp as you use it.
$11.96 at Amazon.com
STMNT Grooming Spray
Developed in close collaboration with professional barbers, STMNT’s Grooming Spray has a dual purpose. This is a perfect pre-styling spray if you want extreme hold, but it also works well on its own if you want a firm yet flexible hold for your hair. Spices and a woody scent also characterize the finish of this one.
$18.66 at Amazon.com
18.21 Premium Man-Made Hairspray
It doesn’t get much more old-school than this hairspray, from the retro-style design to the rich, fragrant scent and strong hold. It’s the kind of hairspray that can tame stray or flyaway hairs and add a dressy, tailored shine to “high and tight” parted hairstyles.
$21.60 at JCPenney.com
Baxter of California Clay Effect Styling Spray
Want something incredibly easy to use that replaces a clay pomade? Baxter of California has exactly what the doctor ordered, giving you both strong hold and a textured finish. It combines a casual look with the kind of outfit you really need all day.
$26.95 at Walmart.com
Byrd Haircare Texturizing Surfspray
Even in the dead of winter, you’ll look like you’ve arrived straight from the beach with this well-made hairspray for men that lives up to its name. It is designed with vitamin B5 and other nourishing ingredients to nourish your hair. As an added bonus, you can subscribe to Byrd to save a few extra bucks on regular shipments of this hair spray.
$16 at ByrdHair.com
Brickell Men’s Sea Salt Texturizing Spray
The aforementioned supple texture and sunny vibe are at your fingertips with this sea salt spray, which comes in a cool green bottle. Sea salt will also thicken your hair while preventing it from becoming too brittle in the cold winter air. Brickell Men’s can also take care of the rest of your grooming routine, with a full range of men’s skincare essentials.
$22 at Amazon.com
Blind Barber 40 Proof Sea Salt Spray
If you’ve been lucky enough to visit a Blind Barber shop in a stylish city, chances are you know just how much they can improve your hair. This sea salt spray is like bringing a salon touch to the house, designed to add texturized volume with lightweight hold. As a final touch, the scent echoes that of vanilla pods.
$19.99 at Amazon.com
Jack Henry Refreshing Hair Spray
Jack Henry meets guys where they live and work with a full line of essential, useful and accessible grooming products. Grab this hairspray: You don’t need professional salon experience to use this texturizing and thickening styling spray, which also comes in a refreshing lemon scent.
$24 at Amazon.com
Forte Series Textured Spray
The brains of influencer and grooming expert Alex Costa, it only makes sense that the Forte series is designed to meet almost all men’s grooming needs. If you have thick hair, this texture spray adds control, yet it works on all hair types.
$24 at ForteSeries.com
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