When I first heard of texturizing spray, I thought it was ridiculous. “Your hair already has a certain texture,” I questioned. “How much can one spray really change that?” Little did I know that a texturizing spray is essential, and can elevate your do to something that looks professionally done in just one simple step.
Texturizing sprays are a lot like dry shampoos, yet very different from hairspray. They provide a bit of grit, which adds great volume to your hair. And more than that, they are the finishing product to help you achieve that messy, “lived-in” style that everyone is after these days.
That said, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite texturizing sprays below (and other similar products) to give you an insider’s guide on just how to use this somewhat “taboo” product.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
When it comes to texturizing sprays, Oribe takes the cake. Their products are a bit on the pricier side, but worth every penny. This particular product acts more like a dry shampoo than some of the others on the list, but still stands in a category of its own. I like to spray it at the roots of my hair to give volume, texture and a controlled messiness. It adds a “piecey” vibe to your locks without making them feel sticky, and honestly is the best in its class. The smell is also amazing!
Oribe Aprés Beach Spray
Another one of my favorite sprays from Oribe is the Aprés Beach. Now you may be thinking to yourself, “What’s the difference between this one and the Dry Texturizing Spray, and why do I need both?” I’m so glad you asked. The Dry Texturizing Spray is great for your roots and for adding a bit of extra volume. This spray is one that I like to use at the ends of my hair for added texture and shine. It’s as if you just walked out of the ocean and your hair dried perfectly (without all of the added sea salt, of course) Therefore, most days, I’ll use this spray in conjunction with the Dry Texturizing Spray for the perfect beach-y vibe.
Bumble and Bumble City Swept Finishing Spray
Another one of my favorite brands for texturizing sprays is Bumble and Bumble, which is a bit more accessible than Oribe. Sold at Sephora, this is another brand that does effortless texture so well. This product is thicker than both of the Oribe sprays, so you’re definitely going to feel it in your hair. The easiest way that I can explain it is that it’s as if you stepped outside on a very windy day. You’re still going to achieve fantastic texture, it’s just going to feel a bit heavier. Therefore, I would definitely recommend this product to anyone that has thicker hair. Spray all over and voila! You’ve got a great “second-day” look.
Kerastase Volume in Powder
Kerastase is another one of my favorite brands. I swear by all of their products, and this one is no exception. This is another spray that I like to use at the roots, although it is great for all-over use as well. It adds great texture and shine without leaving that irritating white residue in your hair. And if I’m going to reach for a texturizing spray on second or third-day hair, this is generally the one that I’ll gravitate towards.
Living Proof Instant Texture Mist
Last but certainly not least is Living Proof. This spray is unique in that it doesn’t come in an aerosol can like the rest on this list. Because it’s a bit more wet, it’s great for the ends of your hair! And even though the consistency is a bit heavier than the rest of the sprays, this product still adds great body, bounce, and shine.
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