Like it or not, your hairstyle is important, and it says a lot about you.
Men, in general, have many different hair types, then beyond that, look how many styles are out there: the Pompadour, Crew Cut, Combover, Quiff, Mohawk, Faux Hawk, Top Knot… the list goes on.
In the world of men’s hair styling products, it seems hair clays and pomades have risen to the top, and hairspray is somewhat of a relic. Maybe it is just that we think hairspray is for the ladies; perhaps it is the salon culture of clays?
Here are a few hairsprays currently available that we think you’ll love:
Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturizing Spray is the Rolls-Royce of Hair Sprays for its naturally infused, lift, and definition spray.
The super high-quality, water-based spray is laden with white ginger for an awesome scent and great definition. Paul Mitchell calls this the “beach look” so you can imagine how great you’ll be looking and, as may be expected, curls and waves can be well kept with natural bounce.
This is a pump spray and, as such, it will help with texture or dealing with difficult hairstyles.
The benefits are plentiful, the product is legit, and the brand is a big as it comes so you’ll reap the rewards and you will impress, but expect to pay a penny to style at celebrity status.
Sebastian’s Shaper Hair Spray is a cool spin on hair spray products that active men will love.
Shaper uses a “multi-blend” hold, meaning that it bends movement back into shape and form so you don’t have to worry about control on the run. Because of this it also uses humidity protection to keep its long-lasting hold firm.
This product is not just for the active man though, the lightweight, multi-blend formula is great for all hair types and styles because it holds and is very light. Users report really liking how easy it combs out and the soft, yet pleasant scent.
Consider this among the best on the market based on its useful hold technology and large 10.6oz can.
TIGI gained tons of popularity when their “Bed Head” line of products hit the market years back and that lineage continues with Hard Head Hair Spray. Bed Head hangs its hat on a super hard hold with a light feel.
For men that don’t need any extra style points and simply want the hold, this is your product – no added shine, just long-lasting hold. The alcohol-based, aerosol spray will apply evenly in a fine mist and is ideal for any hair type. Intricate styles can be held in place with ease, so go ahead and get creative.
In terms of value, TIGI Bead Head Hard Head ranks with the best hairsprays based on a great name, large can (10.6oz), and super fair price. It’s unisex too, so feel free to share with your lady friend.
Consort Extra Hold is ideal for the guy who wants style but doesn’t want the annoyance of weight and strong scent. Users of Consort Extra Hold say it is “like you don’t even know it is there.”
The aerosol spray allows for easy application without scent, yet still gives a strong and lasting hold with minimal shine. The beauty of this product is how great the hold is without the weight or stickiness, so really it works for men of all hair types and styles.
You may also like this product if you are active as it is great at maintaining hold even when battling sweat.
If you don’t know the John Frieda name your girlfriend will as these style pros have been in the game a long while and their salon-grade products have been top of the line year after year.
Luxurious Volume Forever Full is another self-explanatory product name: full, classy look and volume that lasts forever… well all day at least. The name doesn’t say that this hairspray is ultra-lightweight, giving the hair a natural look and lift.
Additionally, it employs a quick-drying anhydrous formula that locks your locks into place fast. Overall value is probably the best for a product that is so versatile and friendly to all hair types and styles. Added value to you on a low, low price and a large 10z aerosol can.
For men that still aren’t convinced hairsprays are for men, I present you with a new idea: Grooming Spray. Clubman’s Supreme Styling and Grooming Spray comes in a non-aerosol form and allows you to spritz your hair in a neat style.
The grooming spray is traditionally used with other products like pomade because it adds brilliant hold and shine, with a subtle, yet manly scent.
Clubman Supreme is well-liked for its hold and quick-drying, non-flaky formula. In terms of hair types, grooming spray is suitable for all types including curly or wavy as it holds all day and still feels very light.
The non-aerosol spray comes in an 8oz pump bottle that dispenses in a fine mist for simple application.
Besides the aforementioned benefits, we think it is among the best hairsprays… excuse me, grooming sprays for men on its low, low pricing.
TRESemmé Tres Two Extra Hold is superb for all hair types and offers a multitude of benefits that support just about any style. One unique benefit of this hairspray is that it is formulated to provide styling time before the hold sets, so you can spray it in and make some final touches if need be. Tres Two is a salon-grade styling product that works for all hair types and will provide added volume.
Users of Tres Two rave about the light feel, non-sticky hold, but report that the “flyaway control” truly does keep in place stray hairs.
In terms of value, Tres Two is top-notch for several reasons: usage for any hair type (it’s unisex as well), trusted brand name, fair price, and large 11oz can.
Vitalis Hairspray Pump is a solid choice for hairspray for any hair type looking for a super strong hold. We like Vitalis because it holds great and, even as a spray, coats evenly.
The trouble with pump spray is clogging or evenness, but Vitalis has an advanced pump that understands your frustration with clogs/plugs and brings a fresh bottle of hairspray that won’t leave you disassembling your grooming gear like a mechanic.
Beyond the frustration-free technology, Vitalis is one of the best because it holds great from thick to thin. The weight is light, like its top-rated counterparts, but unlike many pumps, it is not sticky and will not make your hair stiff.
In the end we men like easy, inexpensive, and effective…
Vitalis covers you (pun intended) with an unscented, strong holding, fan-favorite.
Shawn Burns is the founder and senior editor of Tools of Men. He started this site with the goal of teaching men proper grooming habits and sensible style. Shawn’s expertise includes in-depth product reviews and how-to articles. Shawn was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal for his expertise.