Before You Buy: We Rank the Best and Worst Hairsprays

When we think of hairspray, the images that come to mind are typically pageant queens sprayed and shellacked into having Texas-sized tresses or flashbacks to 80s-style helmet heads. But today’s best hairsprays are actually less inclined to leave you with garish gunk in your hair and more likely to offer moisture, smoothness, shine, volume, humidity defense and UV protection — all while holding your hair in place for a full 24 hours. We sprayed, we smelled and we shook many cans of hairspray to crown the winners of this contest. Here are our picks for the best hairsprays (and the worst!) above.

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