These 10 Hair Sprays Will Keep Fine Hair From Falling Flat

Updated 12/18/18

Graphic by Cristina Cianci

Anyone with fine hair knows that finding the right hair spray can be a tall order. First, it has to be lightweight enough that it won't weigh down your delicate strands. That said, it also has to be strong enough to hold your style in place. Otherwise, what's the point? Luckily, a few of us at Byrdie HQ are well-versed in the art of managing fine hair thanks to firsthand experience, so we know a thing or two about which products will give you body that lasts all day and which ones will make your locks fall limp. With that in mind, we've compiled 10 of our all-time favorite hair sprays for fine hair below.

Verb Ghost Hairspray
Verb Ghost Hairspray $16

Key Ingredients

Moringa oil is derived from the seeds of the Moringa oleifera, a vegetable tree indigenous to India. It is high in vitamins A and C, as well as moisturizing fatty acids.

Moringa oil, glycerin, and vitamin B5 combine to create this weightless formula. It promises to provide medium hold while infusing the hair with essential nutrients and hydration. One Sephora buyer raves, "This is the very first time I have been pleased with a hairspray. Provides control without stiffness. Seems like it's conditioning." What more could we ask for? 

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Body Builder
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Body Builder $29

Ever since this customizable hair spray launched in September, we've been obsessed. The nozzle can be twisted up or down to a different spray rate depending on the amount of body you're going for. Plus, it offers heat protection up to 450º. "I hated hair spray until I tried this one from the hair geniuses at Living Proof," our assistant editor Erin gushes.

Kenra Volume Spray 25
Kenra Volume Spray 25 $18

This formula from Kenra has over 1000 five-star reviews on Ulta's site, which is more than enough to impress us. Not to mention the fact that it offers 24-hour humidity resistance and is wind-resistant up to 25 mph. If you're looking for maximum volume and hold, this one's for you. 

Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray
Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray $19

With a name like Big Sexy Hair, this one clearly doesn't skimp on providing and maintaining volume. Spritz some onto your finished 'do for a movable, super-shiny finish. Bonus: It provides UV protection at the same time.  

Nexxus Comb Thru Volume Finishing Mist
Nexxus Comb Thru Volume Finishing Mist $14

Nexxus boasts that this finishing mist will "settle weightlessly onto hair" thanks to its micro-fine particles. Its signature Fluid-Fix Technology works to keep strands in place yet still touchable and brushable. "Holds my fine, thin hair without that sticky or brittle feeling. Can run fingers through my hair without residue, yet soft hold remains," one Ulta buyer confirms. 

OGX Bodifying + Fiber Full Big Hair Spray
OGX Bodifying + Fiber Full Big Hair Spray $9

Get the best of both worlds (voluminous body and strong hold) with this hair spray from OGX. It's formulated with bamboo fibers and plant collagen, which work to keep your hair healthy and strong. You can expect all-day hold that won't fall flat. 

Tresemmé Compressed Micro Mist Smooth Hold Level 2 Hair Spray
Tresemmé Compressed Micro Mist Smooth Hold Level 2 Hair Spray $6

Our managing editor, Lindsey, trusted the Level 4 version of this hair spray for her wedding day, so you know it has to be good. This Level 2 formula is a little less heavy-duty, which allows for sleek, lightweight hold without stiffness. The micro mist is light enough to allow natural movement while keeping everything in place. 

Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray
Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray $26

Ouai products never fail to impress us, and this texturizing hair spray is no exception. The dry shampoo–hair spray hybrid builds volume and adds texture while keeping your style in place. It's packed with volcanic minerals to absorb oil and refresh the hair. Perfect for second- (or third- or fourth-) day hair. 

Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray
Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray $28

If you're going for a tousled, undone style, look no further. As the name Texture Spray implies, this Moroccanoil formula gives the hair body and movement that lasts. It bonds the strands to create a texturized, gritty finish. 

L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hair Spray
L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hair Spray $14

L'Oréal's Elnett is a cult favorite and for good reason. The formula has been around for over 60 years, and many celebrity stylists swear by it. Its ultra-fine mist leaves a soft, shiny finish while giving the hair a super-strong hold that lasts all day. 

Looking to change things up? Check out 15 super-flattering bob haircuts for fine hair. 

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