Texturizing sprays are the one hair styling product I really couldn’t do my hair without. I’ve trialled and tested a fair few, both affordable and ridiculously priced – Oribe I’m looking at you… Here’s the verdict.
When it comes to the more affordable texturizing sprays I’ve found it hard to find something that’s perfect. Too many of them leave my hair feeling knotty and dry without giving enough volume. Recently I decided to try the Lee Stafford Lived In Spray -I don’t know why I hadn’t tried this before because I love a lot of Lee Stafford hair care, it’s by far the best affordable option I’ve tried. It gives the perfect amount of hold and texture and brushes out of the hair easily, this reminds me of the more expensive products, however it doesn’t add quite as much volume as I would like and I do need to spray a little more throughout the day for the look to last.
Spending £10+ on a styling product for my hair is something I would have gasped at a year ago, never mind above the £20 mark! Now my hair is shorter I feel like it really suits a textured wave, and that isn’t complete without a decent texturizing spray. After hearing only rave reviews about the Ouai Texturizing Spray I knew it was about time I gave it a try, luckily they do a travel size which felt less painful to purchase – but when this runs out I’ll definitely be buying the full size.
This has become my all time, holy grail spray product. It gives so much volume and texture without leaving my hair knotty and it lasts all day even if I brush my hair. It’s pricey, but a little goes a long way and it’s so worth it. If you’re hesitant because of the price then you can pick up the travel size like I did.
I thought after loving the Ouai spray so much that it would be worth trying the cult Oribe texturizing spray. I got this in the Latest in Beauty Harpers Bazaar beauty box so I didn’t have to splash out on a product I may potentially not like. Now, I don’t hate this and if I hadn’t have tried the Ouai one then I would have loved it, but I find this to have a little more of a hairspray hold/ feel to it compared to the Ouai one- which for everyday I’m not keen on. One advantage is that this smells so much better and almost like perfume for the hair, so I think I’ll be saving this for special occasions and when my hair needs extra hold. Plus, for the full size spray it’s £40… I’ll leave you with that!
When it comes to texturizing sprays, I would say you definitely don’t have to splurge, but if you can afford to spend a little extra then the Ouai spray is a must!