I Went on a Mission to Find the Perfect Texture Spray and Found 7

Updated 07/30/18
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best texturising spray: Amanda Montell
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As a daily wearer of a wavy bob hairstyle, I don't take my texture sprays lightly. After years of attempting to master the oops-I-didn't-know-I-was-chic undone wavy hairstyle, I've made my way through probably 50 dry texturising sprays in search of the perfect one. When I seek out a texture spray, I'm looking for a few specific qualities: an ability to instantly add a messy bedhead appearance, all-day hold (but with no stickiness or crunchiness), and a hypnotic smell that, I don't know, will trick everyone I encounter into falling in love with me?

Recently, I decided to take my search a little more seriously and went on a bit of a texture spray bender in hopes of finding one that would meet these requirements. To my hair's benefit, I ended up finding seven. Read on to discover the hands-down best texture sprays on the market, according to yours truly (plus some cute photos of our editors' hair after using them).

best texturising spray: Sam McKnight Easy Up-Do Texture Spray
Sam McKnight Easy Up-Do Texture Spray $25
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This chicly packaged bottle caught my eye on a shelf at Violet Grey the other week, and without thinking instantly grabbed it and sprayed it all over my head. Though the product has a lot of grip and was formulated specifically for updos (textured braids, topknots, etc.), it's non-sticky enough that you can (and should) totally use it on loose waves as well. Oh yes, and the scent. Think water lily, pepper, and juniper, like a garden in Southern California.

best texturising spray: Alyss Bowen
@alyssbowen
best texturising spray: Bumble and bumble Thickening Dry Spun Finish
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dry Spun Finish $23
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Associate social media editor Alyss Bowen is partial to a spritz of Bumble and bumble's Thickening Dry Spun Finish. In her words, "It doesn't weight down my short, fine hair and manages to last all day long."

Faith Xue
@faith_xue
best texturising spray: Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray
Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray $10
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I've been super into Ouai's take on texture spray for its lightweight feel and ability to provide a voluminous bedhead look while also absorbing oil like a dry shampoo. Its gardenia scent is also so hypnotic that whenever I wear it, people think it's a delicious floral perfume.

best texturising spray: Amy Lawrenson
@amy_lawrenson
best texturising spray: IGK Beach Club Volumizing Texture Spray
IGK Beach Club Volumizing Texture Spray $25
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Editorial director Amy Lawrenson has got those beachy waves down pat. She swears that it's simply a combination of air-drying and a quick blast with this spray from IGK.

best texturising spray: Playa Endless Summer Spray
Playa Endless Summer Spray $24
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Byrdie U.S.'s editorial director, Faith Xue, turned me onto this so-pretty-it's-painful texture spray, which truly provides the ideal post-beach tousled aesthetic. (In fact, the product was formulated with sea salt collected in Southern California.) The formula features other good-for-you ingredients like marine collagen and a UV shield, so you can feel good about what you're putting in your hair every time you spray.

best texturising spray: Shannon Peter
@shannonrpeter
best texturising spray: Redken Wind Blown Dry Finishing Spray
Redken Wind Blown Dry Finishing Spray $9
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Byrdie UK's deputy editor Shannon is a massive fan of Redken's option. "It's like a blast of air that helps my curls stay afloat, without sending them in all different directions," she says.

Maya Alan
@mayaalenaa
best texturising spray: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray $41
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What would a roundup of the best texture sprays be without including this iconic pick? It may be pricey, but the matchless tousled finish, all-day hold, grease-soaking action, and seductive signature Côte d'Azur scent make Oribe's dry texturiser consistently one of the best on the market. 

Do you have a favourite texture spray? DM us your product recs @byrdiebeauty.uk!

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