Do you remember your prom?
It was ages ago for me, but it seems like yesterday.
Reader Vivian is at that point in her life, and she’s in need of some help with her hair:
…I’ve been digging through your archives for the best drugstore hairspray that won’t make my hair like an honest-to-God bird’s nest, texture and all, but since I’m emailing you now, do you have any immediate suggestions?
Thanks so much! Your blog makes me so excited about prom!
Ah, prom… That’s a good place to be in life. I hope you’re enjoying it.
Before we get into the hairspray bit, let me first just say that if you haven’t started wearing sunscreen on your neck, then you gotta start TODAY, girl. Trust me, in 10 years you’ll thank me for it.
Now, onto drugstore hairsprays!
I usually use hairsprays to set a final style, and there are two drugstore products I really like.
If I want soft, flexible hold (say, if I’ve curled my hair), I reach for L’Oreal’s Elnett Extra StrongHold UV Hair Spray ($15). It’s an aerosol spray with UV protectors, and I love fine mist. It doesn’t weigh down my hair and holds a hairstyle without flaking. Plus, it never leaves me with stiff or sticky hair.
But if the humidity’s high, or for some reason my hair needs some extra hold, I’ll grab Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray Ultra Strong ($4).
It controls the frizz, even in the rain (fab for those extra birds-nesty hair days), stays put all day long and costs less than a blended coffee.
MBB readers, let’s give young Viv a hand. What are your favorite drugstore hairsprays, and why do you love ’em?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,