Whether you’re trying to add some volume to your ultra-soft, fine hair or rocking an edgy, shaggy bob haircut, hair texture sprays are one of the most sought out hair products in the beauty world. Why? Because the best texture sprays have the ability to make that new cut look edgier and sexier in one push of a button.
Not sure what a texture spray is or if you really need one? I want to clear one thing up first, while sea salt spray is a texture spray, there are many more varieties of texture spray than the highly promoted beach wave delivering favorite. If you have tried a sea salt spray in the past and found it messy, drying and crunchy, have no fear...your future with texture sprays is not over. You still have many more amazing days of sexy hair with this partner by your side.
Here’s the low down. Texture hair sprays do exactly that...they add texture to hair to create messy piecey layers, add volume, separate curls, or even combat oil build up as some can double as a dry shampoo. They pretty much deliver the hold of hairspray without the stickiness or stiffness.
There are multiple types of texture sprays out there, so which one is right for you depends entirely on your hair type and hair goals. How do you figure this out? We got you...here are the three rules by which to choose any hair product:
1) choose only non-toxic (aka, clean hair products - there is no reason you can’t have gorgeous hair without chemical ingredients seeping into your bloodstream),
2) choose those with a reputation for performing, and
3) choose the product based on your hair type and goals.
At North Authentic, we vet every product to ensure they are clean and free of all toxic ingredients on our Hair Crimes List and strenuously test them for performance. In other words, Numbers 1 and 2 are taken care of so let's move on to Number 3.
There are two types of texture sprays out there, dry texture sprays and multi-use texture sprays, and when to use each depends on your hair type and hair goals.
First, multi-use texture sprays can be applied to wet hair or dry hair. When used on wet hair, they deliver the foundation needed for a voluminous blowout. We recommend these with caution to those who experience dry, frizzy hair or hair prone to tangling as these products can create over-texturization of the hair. However, they can be a game-changer for those with ultra soft hair that can stand some texture during their blowout.
They can also be used post- blowout or hot iron styling to add texture and definition to your hairstyle.
Second, there are dry texture sprays, many of which can also have dry shampoo qualities. These should only be used on dry hair after you blow dry or style with a curling iron or flat iron. Caution: It is important that these are not used before heat styling as they can dry out the hair and cause it to burn at the touch of a hot iron.
We have broken down the highest performing clean texture sprays for you by application type.
Wet or Dry Application
These texture sprays can be applied on wet hair pre-blowout or after a blowout or heat styling to add pieciness to your hairstyle.
Volu is one of Davines’ original loves. It delivers bodifying, reworkable looks to fine, flat hair while still providing hydration. Whether you are looking for some lift at the root or want a roots-to-ends product that will deliver fuller, bouncier body, then Volu Hair Mist is your tried and true.
This sea salt texture spray delivers soft, touchable, manageable volume and hold. You can apply to wet hair, for an air-dried wave or use for a voluminous blowout. Only thing...if you are susceptible to dry, tangly hair, there is a better option for you.
Oway has somehow formulated a moisturizing sea salt spray that creates enviable tousled waves and texture with just the right amount of grit while also delivering shine. It’s unique blend of Ethical Marula Oil and Sunflower Seed Essential Oil provides protection from dryness and UV damage making this spray a 4-in-1 power product.
This wonder spray can be applied to damp hair to create a perfect beach texture or major root lift pre-blowout or sprayed on dry hair to create separation and volume. Its rice seed extract and algae extract formulation thickens strands, enhances shine and protects from environmental damage. #Winning!
Dry Application Only
This dry texture spray delivers Victoria's Secret Hair in a can. This weightless formula absorbs oil, impurities and replumps the hair. I love to spray this throughout my hair after I have curled my hair and let it cool. It breaks up your curl in the most natural way and delivers a sexy, voluminous look.
This texture spray is a curly girl’s best friend. It creates beautiful, touchable waves or brings day old curls back to life. Rich in minerals and amethyst crystal, this unique hydrating salt spray adds texture and volume to the hair while aloe vera provides moisture to prevent parched ends.
If you are rocking a shattered lob or the new shag, Davines delivers the perfect piecey, defined texture and hold with its Dry Texturizer Spray. It delivers an instant full-bodied, tousled look without weighing the hair down. Just look at the reviews...this is a fan favorite.