Have you ever used a hair water before? If not, allow us to introduce you to your new best friend. It's a magical substance, closer to water than hairspray (yet generally still imbued with some of the same frizz-taming qualities of the latter) — and it's basically your best bet for breathing new life into a dead hairstyle.
Yes, it's something of a jack-of-all-trades, perfect for everything from reviving limp curls and waves, to fixing your hairdo after you slept on it funny. In a pinch, it can even help erase that powdery look you can get from overapplying dry shampoo.
Vernon Francois, celebrity hairstylist to stars like Lupita Nyong'o and Solange, counts himself a fan of the stuff (in fact, he even has a rather excellent hair mist included in his own namesake hair care collection). He calls it an "incredibly fast, easy, simple way to refresh your waves, kinks and curls — in the mornings, or on a night out."
So, ready to meet your new favorite hair product? Read on for some of our top picks.
Ah. The hair mist that first got us to fall in love with the category. The continuous spray mechanism ensures that your whole mane gets an even coat and it really does feel just like water (except better, of course). Plus, as Francois himself says, it's specially formulated with a blend of amino acids to help strengthen, protect and repair your hair. Win-win-win.
Much like Francois' version, this hair water is very, very lightweight, refreshing your 'do without weighing it down or causing any stickiness. We also love how fine the aerosol mist is, since it allows for extra precision.
With its bi-phase oil and water formula, this hair mist is truly the best of both worlds. The water makes it great for reshaping your hair, while the oil keeps things from getting too frizzy, even in humid weather.
This hair mist has some of our very favorite qualities — it makes your hair shinier and softer, with nary a negative side effect (aka no crunchiness or stickiness to speak of). It's basically the perfect pick-me-up for tired strands.