In the past, hairspray was really just targeted at women. However, it’s 2017. Today’s man can wear is hair however he likes and a whole new world of men’s grooming products are now available to him, so that he can achieve any look he wants. With all these new male-oriented hairsprays popping up everywhere, it’s worth it to take a gander at some of the top hairspray for men currently on the market.
Best Hairspray For Men 2017
Kenra Volume Spray #25 is a unisex maximum hold volumizing hairspray that’s rated 55% VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), making it an environmentally-friendly aerosol spray choice compared to other similar options. Because it’s a unisex hair spray, having a gender-neutral scent is a big part of that. The smell is unobtrusive and definitely can be worn by either sex easily, making it a great choice both for guys who wear hairspray every day as well as those who only wear it occasionally, and are looking for an option they can reasonably share with their wife or girlfriend—especially a hairspray that you can both agree on both in performance and scent.
Kenra’s spray provides lasting 20-hour hold both in high humidity as well as high winds up to 25mph, making it the perfect hairspray for the active man. It also provides volume while at the same time being flake-free which is an essential trait that any contender for the best hairspray for men must have. After all, guys tend to have shorter hair than women so any flakes or product buildup is more likely to show, which is a big part of why Kendra’s formula is so great. If you want to build extra volume or go for an extreme look, simply spray extra spray between layers of your hair to give it a boost.
TIGI Bed Head Hard Head Hair Spray is, as the name suggests, a maximum hold hairspray. Whether you’re going for a mohawk or just trying to lock in your signature style, the lasting wear provided by Hard Head is industry-renowned and hard to beat. Even better, there are no parabens involved, which is better for not only you and your hair, but also the planet.
Because it’s a maximum hold hairspray, Hard Head can handle rain, heat and humidity like a champ so your look can stay fresh throughout the day even if you can’t. It’s great for curly hair, because it doesn’t flatten or boost your curls, so you know what to expect and can plan accordingly; it’s also non-crunchy and doesn’t flake.
Despite the long-lasting hold, Hard Head is easy to wash out with regular shampoo and water, making it a great choice for those who need a maximum hold hairspray on a daily basis.
Consort for Men is a hairspray designed exclusively with the needs of men in mind, just as it says in the name. Today’s men are wearing more products than are forebears which has the unfortunate side effect of getting out of hand if too many build up on top of each other; this is why Consort being unscented is such a huge guy-friendly benefit. When you want your beard oil scent to stand out, your brand-new cologne or your own naturally manly fragrance, Consort won’t interfere with it in any way, which takes a load of the minds of most men who just don’t want the hassle of another fragrance.
The extra hold in Consort for men provides all-day wear. This is great for guys who work in a corporate setting where you need to look sharp throughout the work day, hair included. Additionally, it promises never to be stiff or sticky, and it doesn’t contain water, so you don’t have to worry about it interfering with or diluting other products you wear. Consort dries fast and is made in the good ol’ USA.
Garnier Fructis Style Power Hairspray for Men bills itself as a “new generation hairspray”. And it’s no wonder why they make such a claim, because it’s a hairspray exclusively for men that also features a super-long 24-hour hold. That means you can style your hair in the morning before work, hit the gym after work and make it in time for your dinner date without having to worry about touch-ups—great for guys on the go.
It’s fast drying, without stickiness, residue, flakiness or buildup. Powerful yet lightweight, it resists humidity and enriches hair with a citrus and taurine-based complex. Remember, hair is protein and taurine is an amino acid, an essential protein building block, thus promoting hair growth while also preventing damage caused by styling and various environmental factors.
American Crew’s Spray is a “variable hold finishing spray”; basically, what that means is that the level of hold you get is dependent upon a variety of factors, ranging from your hair type, hair texture, amount of spray used, environment (including humidity), and even the way in which you style your hair. Now, this may seem intimidating at first, but once you learn to harness the power of a variable hold finishing spray, its true potential is hard to match. You can create anything from a lightly styled casual look to a clean cut, crisp all-American look and anything and everything in between with a variable hold finishing spray.
Not only can this spray add hold to your hair, it also softens, conditions and moisturizes it in the process. You can use it in tandem with another product, if you want, but it’s pretty formidable on its own, depending on the style you want. The American Crew Spray can also be used to add a little texture and shine to your hair if it’s looking limp, too.
We’re lucky to live in a time where the grooming needs of men are being increasingly met, and that stems to the world of hairspray too. That said, there can be only one best hairspray for men, and the winner of the roundup is ultimately Kenra Volumizing Spray #25. With its robust maximum hold, volumizing capabilities and ease of use, it was an easy choice to make.