Octopus September SM Posts 7Hairspray: It’s a staple product we all have at home and in our handbags, and a product many of us use on a daily basis, but when was the last time you stopped to really look at the type of spray you are using, and how do you know if it’s the right type for your hair?
With so many available to choose from, it can become overwhelming when standing in a shop trying to decide, and you’ll be surprised at how many people are in fact, not only using the wrong type, but also using it in the wrong way.
Take hair curling, for example. Many of our clients tell us they spend time spraying their hair after each curl, thinking it will help them stay in longer, only to find it has the opposite result and drops out as quickly as it’s curled.
So what is it about hairspray, and why are so many people getting it wrong when it comes to choosing the right one? The science behind hairspray is that is isn’t down to the amount we put on our hair, but the weight of the molecular structure of hairspray that impacts the way it holds our hair together.
Hairspray contains molecules called polymers, which are the bond that helps to keep our hair in place. Depending on the type of hairspray you are buying (eg water based, firm hold, flexible hold) depends on the type of polymers used.
In addition to this, our hair type will then determine how well the spray will hold. Everyone’s hair is different, and even the texture changes frequently, for example how often we wash it, so what might be ideal for you on one day, may not have the same effect on another. The same being from person-to-person.
It doesn’t need to be complicated though, it’s about understanding your hair, and that’s where we can help. If you would like some advice on what is right for you, come into the salon and speak to our stylists and we’ll give you some tips on choosing the right hairspray for you.

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