Between keeping curls coiled, flattening stubborn flyaways and stopping bobby pins from slipping out of place, hairspray sure has a few tricks up its sleeve. Yep, since big hair burst onto the scene back in the 80s, hairspray has been an essential in every woman’s beauty arsenal. But how much do you really know about what hairspray can do? Trust me, you’re in for a pleasant surprise – this is what else it can do…
Keep your make-up on for longer
Seal your make-up with the help of hairspray. Lean your head back and spray the hairspray up, directly above your face towards the ceiling. Wait for the hairspray to fall onto your face. It’ll seal your make-up without the sticky feeling. Just a heads up: remember to hold your breath.
Just as we tame the hair on our head, so too can we tame our brows. Mist hairspray onto a brow brush 10-15cm away from the bristles (you want them damp, not sopping wet) and use the brush to sweep the hairs. If you don’t have a brow brush, an old toothbrush is a great substitute.
BedHead Hard Head Hairspray
Redken Forceful 23
TONI&GUY Hair Care Flexible Hold Hairspray
Catwalk By TIGI SESSION SERIES: Finishing Hairspray
De Lorenzo Elements Granite Strong Hold Hair Spray
L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Diamond Hold and Shine Hairspray
Stop ladders in your stocking
Applying hairspray to your stockings stiffens the undergarment strands, making them less prone to runs and ladders.
Stiffen your zippers
Nothing is more embarrassing than when you’re waltzing around in public with your fly undone. #Fail. Give loose, stubborn zippers a once-over with hairspray – this will harden the zipper’s teeth, lowering your chance of accidentally flashing the masses!
Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray
Schwarzkopf Professional Silhouette Flexible Hold Hairspray
John Frieda FRIZZ-EASE ® Moisture Barrier Hair Spray
ghd Final Fix Hairspray
Cedel Extra Firm Hairspray
ELEVEN Australia Give Me Hold Flexible Hair Spray
To remove lint, fur and hair from clothing, you can use, yep – you guessed it! Hairspray. Simply spray a rag and then rub it over your clothing. With just the right amount of sticking power, the rag will remove anything stuck to your clothing.
Static, no more!
Got a little static problem happening between your dress and tights? Easily solved! Spray hairspray directly on the clinging area and you’ll find it’s less likely to stick.
evo helmut light strong hairspray
Indola Innova Finish Strong Hairspray
VO5 ® Humidity Resistant Extra Hold Hairspray
Fudge URBAN Iced Raspberry & Vanilla Hair Spray
HAIR REBORN FLEXIBLE FINISHING HAIRSPRAY™
HAIRSTAY Maximum Hold Hair Spray
Preserve cut flowers
You might initially think it’s a bad idea to spray your flowers with hairspray, but just as it preserves your hairstyle, a spritz of hairspray can really help to ward off wilting. Stand a foot away from the bouquet and give them the lightest of sprays.
Remove permanent marker
Nix pen stains from your clothing by dampening the stain with water and then blotting the area with a towel you’ve first sprayed with hairspray. Once you start blotting, you’ll see the ink transferring from your clothing onto the towel.
Charles Worthington Style Setter Brush Out Strong Hold Spray
Wella System Professional Perfect Hold hairspray
TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)done Ultra-Brushable Hairspray
Pantene Pro-V Always Smooth Hairspray
Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray
What other uses have you found for hairspray?