Anyone who’s lived with fine hair longer than five minutes knows the heartbreak.
Little natural volume – as in next to ZERO body.
Sometimes it’s too slippery to hold a style.
Plus there’s what you might lovingly refer to as generally oomph-less, flat and lifeless hair.
So what to do?
Your most likely move would be to turn to styling products to rev up the lift to at least make it look like you know what voluminous hair should look like. You know, to make your fine tresses appear to be semi normal?
But there’s another problem – bigger volume through products can have drawbacks too. Sadly all too often you may find that…
- With some the resulting “style” is not exactly what you’d call touchably soft.
- Worse your mane can look and feel kind of gummy, tacky, stiff or crunchy. What’s worse still some products leave you with locks that feel greasy or look oily.
- With some sprays you’re left with a disgusting powdery white residue or maybe some kind of embarrassing flakes.
- Sometimes the nozzle fails to deliver at crunch time – or it takes two hands to get the stuff to even spray out in the first place and how annoying is that?
- Or you may get the desired bump in body only to find it doesn’t last very long. Or it adds hold, but again is short lived and far from all day as promised.
- Then there’s the overpowering cheap hairspray smell that can be so strong passengers in your car will roll down their windows although out of respect for you they don’t stick their heads out.
- Some of these miracles in a can mean you’ll need to take out a pay day loan to cover the hefty price tag. (But to shamelessly steal a tag line maybe you’re worth it?)
Issues like these are too often more than even those desperate for more texture and volume can stand. (Which is why some go natural and turn to flaxseed gel.)
Still that doesn’t mean not all texturizing products don’t live up to their billing. Or that there aren’t long standing winners that are best bets because they work for most who try them.
But before talking about any of those, or if you’re new to all this, maybe you might appreciate some focus on the what’s, why’s and how tos of texturizers. You know to bring you up to speed on texturizing sprays and what they can do for you?
Of course it doesn’t help that. Adding to the confusion you’ll sometimes hear salt spray, texturizing spray, and dry shampoo kind of all lumped together.
But they really shouldn’t be. Yes each does give your hair some texture, in their own way, but they’re not the same product and not exactly interchangeable either.
So if you’ve been thinking about texturizing spray and don’t even know where to start you’re in the right place. Because you’re going to find out:
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- What Is Hair That Is Considered Fine?
- What Is Texturizing Spray Exactly?
- How To Use It For the Best Results
- VIDEO: Voluminous Hair On the Cheap?
- Two Recommendations to Try
Yeah, we’ll answer common questions like those too so you have a better idea about what some find to be a game changing product.
But first, just so we’re all on the same page….
What Is Hair That Is Considered Fine?
Too often too many confuse fine hair with thin hair. So just to clarify “fine” refers to the thickness of the strands. “Thin” refers to number of strands on your scalp. Got it?
Then for our purposes we’re not going to put too fine of a point on it but can we agree those with hair described as fine most often fall into one of two camps? There are those with fine thick hair. Then there are those with fine thin hair. Sure there are endless variations in between but when looking at the big picture that’s about it.
Next you may be wondering…
What Is Texturizing Spray Exactly?
Some would say it’s just what you need to unleash the full potential of those finer strands of yours.
Some might also suggest this product is a little of this and a little of that. And yeah in some ways you might think of it as a combination of hairspray and dry shampoo which gives you, if not exactly the best of, then at least something from both worlds. Throw in a pinch of hairspray and you’re talking texture with hold.
Some will point out many of these sprays rely on some kind of powdery alchemy. That’s not bad. But with that grittiness your hair won’t feel slick and sleek.
Still basically it’s a “scrunch and go” styling product designed to make annoyingly fine locks nothing short of big and voluptuous. Just what the doctor ordered if you’re looking for an airy fluffiness with a noticeable thickness boost – all without locking your hair down so it never moves.
- Any pony tail will look more styled, more spirited, less limp.
- Curling iron curls will have more staying power.
- Braids will actually stay braided.
Finding the perfect formula for your hair will take some trial and error. Just like jeans aren’t a one size fits all proposition neither is dry texturizing spray. No worries. We’ll at least get you pointed in the right direction in your quest.
Now you need some idea of …
How To Use It For the Best Results
It takes about what you’d expect to get the most out of a dry texturizer spray.
Holding the can six to eight inches away lift rough horizontal sections of fine hair. Apply a few spritzs at the roots and on up the elevated strands to the tips. Massage in lightly. Let the section fall.
So the routine is spray, work it in with your fingers then go on to the next section until you’ve spritzed all your hair. (And don’t forget the crown in the back of your head.) Flip your head upside down, massage some more and when you flip it back you’ll love how your hair will be noticeably thicker, plumped up, you know more volumized?
Yeah, it’s that fast!
And if I can read your mind pretty much there is no such thing as too much of this stuff.
If you hair refuses to hold a curl spritz it first to add some grit and hold to slippery strands helping your curls to last longer than they would without doing this. Think of this as giving your hair second day texture on day one without looking dirty.
Speaking of which … you can also use it as an volume energizer to revitalize listless or limp second day strands.
Like before, just flip your head upside down and blast the spray into the roots and beyond. Then scrunch and fluff your hair with your fingers and that’s it. Such a hack can jolt your volume back to life instantly.
VIDEO: Voluminous Hair On the Cheap?
Watch and find out what makes Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray such a hit with stylists. It kind of comes down to what it lacks – if that makes sense?
Then there’s Kristin Ess Dry Finish Working Texture Spray. How close does it come to what many consider to be the Holy Grail, Oribe, for just a fraction of the price?
See the side by side comparison for yourself then decide which one might be right for you.
Two Recommendations You Can Try
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Beauty bloggers swoon over this stuff. Words like …miracle…OMG…beyond awesome…magic…obsessed…worth the hype…amazing… appear often in rave reviews. Besides, you’d think the steep price alone would raise the expectations bar higher than someone with a front row seat at a pricy Adele, Taylor Swift or Beyonce concert. As such “meh” results would just not be acceptable. Based on all that don’t be shocked if you end up with Victoria Secret-esque hair when using this texturizing spray.
Then there’s what’s behind Door #2.
Kristin Ess Dry Finish Working Texture Spray
This one also has a loyal following of fine haired lovelies and is no slouch when it comes to glowing reviews. Performance aside, the common word here is “affordable”. It doesn’t hurt that everyone loves a bargain dupe or drugstore brand, right? Especially if the dupe performs. And Kristin Ess doesn’t seem to disappoint despite flying, what you might call, under the radar.
Might be worth a try if you haven’t found a dry texturizing spray you love, no?
Oh and since you’re already here…permit me a suggestion.
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