It's as if dry shampoo and beach spray had a baby -- her name is dry texturizing spray. And she's the hairstyling product du jour.
Dry texturizing hairspray is rising from a cloud of dry shampoo (the former top hair product trend) to take its place in our medicine cabinets.
Similar to dry shampoo, dry texturizing spray creates volume and absorbs oil (though it generally has fewer scalp-refreshing properties than dry shampoo), and since it's dry, you can load it on without messing up your style.
Like beach spray and salt spray, dry texturizing spray gives your hair a certain stickiness (in a good way) and creates texture to help it hold waves. And it's generally free of drying salt and alcohol, giving it a leg up on beach spray.
If sexy, messy, rumpled waves are what you're after, dry texturizing spray is what you need. Here are nine of our favorites to choose from.
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Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $42, launched a few years back and has already reached cult status. The mist is extremely fine, so it's easy to layer, and the smell is pure heaven -- fresh and floral. It's the dry texturizing spray that started it all, and it's not surprising it took a while for other brands to come up with their own versions, because this one is a tough act to follow.
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Perfect Texture Finishing Spray, $28, contains polymers that create "scaffolding" in the hair, giving you lots of volume and a good amount of hold. It's also free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and other additives, and its ingredients are sourced through fair-trade practices.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray, $24, is a light mist that creates a medium amount of texture and hold. It's also loaded with keratin to help strengthen your hair and has a zesty citrus scent that's seriously summery.
Fill 'er Up
Fine-haired girls will love Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish, $29. It contains polymers that create lots fullness and raw silk powders to absorb moisture. The scent is powdery like a dry shampoo, but it gives you considerably more lift.