Chances are you have used hair spray at some point in your life. If you have ever been involved in an activity or sport where your hair needs to look perfect, such as dance, cheerleading, or musical theater, then you have definitely gone through a bottle or two of hair spray. It’s not exactly a secret that hairspray contains toxic ingredients, that are bad for both your hair as well as your lungs.
Luckily, we now know more about the effect that toxic ingredients in beauty products have on our health, and companies have started creating products using natural ingredients that are not harmful to you or the environment.
So if you want your hair to look good and stay in place without exposing yourself to dangerous chemicals, then check out our reviews of the top brands. Our top choice is Shea Moisture’s Hair Spray.
|Shea Moisture||8 oz.||$$||5|
|Herbal Choice Mari||8 oz.||$$$$||4.5
|Andalou Naturals||8.2 oz.||$||4|
1. Shea Moisture
If you want to try a hair spray that does more than just hold your hair in place, try Shea Moisture’s Hair Spray. This spray multitasks by holding hair in place while moisturizing and adding shine.
The ingredients are very simple, with coconut oil and silk protein being the main ingredients, along with organic shea butter, neem oil, and ayurvedic oil. Shea Moisture never uses synthetic fragrance, parabens, phthalates, or formaldehyde, and their products are never tested on animals.
This spray comes in an easy to use pump bottle and works really well on hair that is thick and/or curly. You can spray it directly onto damp hair, then comb it so that it’s evenly distributed before styling.
Your hair will be extremely soft and moisturized, while smelling great and remaining touchable. You can also use this spray on dry hair to refresh your style throughout the day. The natural moisturizing ingredients do not make your hair feel sticky or weighed down like some other commercial brands can do, and it will leave your hair scented with the faint smell of coconut.
2. Herbal Choice Mari
This is a fantastic product that does not contain any toxic ingredients. Herbal Choice Mari hair spray only contains 100% organic and easily recognized ingredients. They include: organic rose hip oil, organic sweet orange oil, organic geranium oil, purified water, organic vodka, organic brown sugar, organic thyme, and organic green tea. Even though one of the main active ingredients in this formula is brown sugar, you don’t need to worry about this product making your hair sticky.
The bottle is a typical spray bottle, rather than the pressurized chemical hairspray you might be familiar with, so it’s easy to mist all over your hair without having the formula be concentrated on just one area of your head. This ensures that you don’t overdo it by mistake and end up with a sticky clump of hair. Be sure you give it a few minutes to dry.
Since this formula does not contain alcohol like most commercial brands, it does not dry as quickly. Many users have commented that it works best on damp hair, but it can be used on dry hair as well to tame flyaways or frizz. You can also use it to add texture to limp hair.
3. Andalou Naturals
This is another great choice if you are looking for a natural hair spray made with organic ingredients. Perfect Hold hair spray by Andalou Naturals also uses a pump spray rather than an aerosol can, but the ingredients are much different in this formula. The brand uses organic ethyl alcohol in addition to organic chamomile extract, organic guar gum, and soy protein to help prevent flyaways and to make sure your hair stays in place.
You can use this spray on top of dried, styled hair to ensure your look lasts, or you can use it as a styling aid, spraying it under your hair at the roots to add extra volume. In addition you can spray throughout damp hair before styling. When the spray dries, it will not leave your hair sticky or dried out— it will maintain a nice medium hold. It also has a light, pleasant citrus smell from the organic orange and tangerine oils.
If you’re tired of feeling like you have to sacrifice your health just to have nice hair, and are looking for an efficient product that is made without toxic chemicals, then try using one of the great products listed above. Using natural products in your everyday life doesn’t have to be difficult or ineffective. There are so many options available today, the only difficult part will be deciding which one to try first!