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What brand is a good drugstore hairspray for fine hair?

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I need volume and hold without stickiness? Is there such a thing in the drugstore?

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candy1316023747.167465 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northeast

I have baby fine hair with some grey. I have it colored at a salon. I find that John Freida's brand, either Frizz-ease or Born Blonde is VERY good for fine hair with no stickiness.

If you are a brunette, I've tried the John Freida brunette shampoo and it is a little oily for my hair. Haven't tried the conditioner.

The JF Crystal Clear hairspray is also very good for fine hair, holds well but no breakage when combing it out later.....unless I go hairspray crazy, then I just comb it out slowly.

Candy

glmama1316023902.95718329 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006

I've been using Dove Hairspray and like it's light scent, light-meduim hold, and little stickiness.

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Gloria1316024209.9634209 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I love Tresemme Tres Two Non-Aerosol Spray. Good hold and not sticky. Makes your hair shiny, too.

ETA That I used to use their Tres Super Hold, but I guess it has been discontinued.

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Shopper1316024577.843687 PostsRegistered 2/22/2006

I'm interested in this question too. When I'm flush, I use Bumble&Bumble Classic, which is a very fine, gentle spray and is perfect for fine hair. But it's around $25.00 a can! {#emotions_dlg.scared}

Nowadays I am searching for the best drugstore brand that doesn't spray like I'm trying to hit a hornets nest in the eaves. Sheesh, way too much power in the cheap brands! Once I have my fine hair arranged right, I needs a spray to hold it that way, not blast it.

B&B sprays so gently it doesn't mess up your hair. But not affordable in today's economy.

Argyll1316025006.8031220 PostsRegistered 7/31/2011
Try L'Oreal Elnett Satin. Holds without being stiff and has a lovely fragrance. It combs through easily and still has holding power. It has a cult-following in the beauty industry because it works so well. Stylists used to smuggle it back into the States before L'Oreal brought it back on the US market. Try it,you'll be pleased! It even comes in a purse size!

bizziebee0­071316025703.0973251 PostsRegistered 1/13/2010Philly Burbs

i don't wear hairspray often....b/c of the stiff and sticky way it makes my hair feel.

but when i do use it, i have had good luck with garnier fructis' anti-humidity spray. it really doesn't make my hair stiff or sticky and it smells nice.

i buy the aerosol can but they may have it in a pump style too.

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packgirl1316026946.987304 PostsRegistered 7/5/2005NC

I saw the L'oreal Ellnet in Ulta and it was $14.00 a can. Heck I can buy my beloved Paul Mitchell for that. I need cheaper, $6 or $7

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New2TheQ1316027727.46312 PostsRegistered 11/18/2008

Elnet is expensive but IMO it is the BEST for fine thin hair. I would have never spent that much for a can of hairspray, but I happen to see a can on clearence in CVS one day. OMG....I loved it so much that I am now stocked up on it. I always tend to stock up when I really like something, and never want to be without. I have shoulder length baby fine hair. I have no body or bounce what so ever. I do now! I still can't believe how great Elnet is. I can even skip a day washing my hair, and I still have body & volume. It isn't sticky at all. I was even impressed with how well it did this summer in 90 degree weather. Amazing! This is my HG Hairspray. Give it a try, it is well worth the price. I was skeptical too until I bought my first can for like 4 bucks. Now I would pay 20 for it, before I would do without it.

MimiLouise1316028837.0656 PostsRegistered 6/22/2010

This is a good question--- been searching myself for a decent hairspray for thin hair...... I have tried Elnet and was not impressed... the $$$$ and the smell was awful..... I use Nick Chavez Plump n Thick hairspray and used to just love that it thickened my thin hair and held the style--- now as soon as I go out the door my hair is a flat mess!!!!!!! i read in other places where the formula has changed ...... still use this,but am searching ... will continue reading what everyoned else likes....

Shelbelle1316029323.10732808 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Finesse with Silk and Soy

pattiewadd­le1316030886.277105 PostsRegistered 3/20/2006

I second Tressemme tres two spray.I also use 24 hour body foaming mousse and 24 hour shampoo.All of these used together Have made a big difference in my babyfine hair...I get all of my products at Walmart.Have found them in Dollar General.Most are around 4.00 depending where you shop.I stock up everytime I go to Walmart.....also if I really find my hair too soft I use Rave 4 in the pump...Shampoo and mousse are Tressemme products check out their web for ideas ect.....

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mooshbear1316031148.94857 PostsRegistered 12/9/2010

Question for the Elnet lovers - I am looking for a hairspray to use when I put my hair in rollers. It is the only way I get lasting hold (to spray the section lightly and then roll) but a lot of sprays then either leave it crunchy (kills that whole soft, curls/waves look) or doesn't hold worth a darn. Would the L'Oreal Elnett Satin be a good fit for this?

sungrl11316031393.6271022 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006
On 9/14/2011 pattiewaddle said:

I second Tressemme tres two spray.I also use 24 hour body foaming mousse and 24 hour shampoo.All of these used together Have made a big difference in my babyfine hair...I get all of my products at Walmart.Have found them in Dollar General.Most are around 4.00 depending where you shop.I stock up everytime I go to Walmart.....also if I really find my hair too soft I use Rave 4 in the pump...Shampoo and mousse are Tressemme products check out their web for ideas ect.....

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Can you tell me what tressemme hairspray smell s like? Thanks!

KittyLouWho1316031825.5826542 PostsRegistered 1/11/2006

I also like the TRESemme Tres Two hairspray, both the aerosol and non aerosol.

I like No. 4 best, the Extra Firm hold.

To me, it has a non-offensive and light fragrance.

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LipstickDi­va1316033314.39735245 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005On the Lake in Ohio

Add me to the list of those recommending Tresemme Tres Two. It is the one with the green stripe on the can. I didn't care for the one with the gold stripe but I'm not sure which that is. I have also tried the one with the light blue stripe which is an anti-humidity hairspray and like that as well. The smell is light and goes away.

Elnet is okay but I think the smell is horrendous. I gave away half a can because of the smell of it.

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New2TheQ1316038027.64312 PostsRegistered 11/18/2008
On 9/14/2011 mooshbear said:

Question for the Elnet lovers - I am looking for a hairspray to use when I put my hair in rollers. It is the only way I get lasting hold (to spray the section lightly and then roll) but a lot of sprays then either leave it crunchy (kills that whole soft, curls/waves look) or doesn't hold worth a darn. Would the L'Oreal Elnett Satin be a good fit for this?

I think Elnet would be perfect, and not cause any problems. I often spray my strands of hair with Elnet before I flat iron them. Never feels crunchy. I would make sure that you don't hold the can to close to your hair, when you spray. HTH

livein kin­dness1316039581.7693 PostsRegistered 12/17/2010Michigan

I did not have luck with treseme, but not sure if it was green stripe. I do like their shampoo. For hairspray I use Samy skyscraper (the one in the orange can)

Dublingrl1316041867.991302 PostsRegistered 6/1/2008

I like the Aussie brand purple bottle. The scrunch harispray product I like best. My husband has bery fine hair and he likes the hairspray called volume.

KittyLouWho1316042119.3926542 PostsRegistered 1/11/2006
On 9/14/2011 Queen of Posts said:

Add me to the list of those recommending Tresemme Tres Two. It is the one with the green stripe on the can. I didn't care for the one with the gold stripe but I'm not sure which that is. I have also tried the one with the light blue stripe which is an anti-humidity hairspray and like that as well. The smell is light and goes away.

Elnet is okay but I think the smell is horrendous. I gave away half a can because of the smell of it.

Green stripe is the NO. 4, extra firm control.

Gold stripe is the No. 3, firm control.

I definitely prefer the Green stripe!

I've also tossed stinky hairsprays. Nick Chavez' is one that comes to mind. Oy, it was nauseating.

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QVCdebt1316042787.524574 PostsRegistered 7/21/2005"The Gisland", New York

I have fine hair, and I like Garnier. It works for me!

cammybee1316049709.312070 PostsRegistered 2/1/2009

Suave Professional in the pink can. Wonderful hairspray and cheap too, I think mine was 2 or 3 dollars.

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nailgirlxo­xo1316050387.843296 PostsRegistered 2/1/2008

tresame tres two, green one... always go back and i am licenced and get discounts on all name brands. LOVE IT... Dont like the others though, just the green one.

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cag1316051466.1285 PostsRegistered 2/24/2005

I have very fine hair as well, and I like John Frieda's Frizz-Ease hairspray. It holds well and it's not sticky.

Lovely21316072414.8972857 PostsRegistered 6/2/2007Texas
On 9/14/2011 LunarC said: Try L'Oreal Elnett Satin. Holds without being stiff and has a lovely fragrance. It combs through easily and still has holding power. It has a cult-following in the beauty industry because it works so well. Stylists used to smuggle it back into the States before L'Oreal brought it back on the US market. Try it,you'll be pleased! It even comes in a purse size!

This just won a prize for a best non expensive hair spray on some site I subscribe to like Care To or one similar. Made me want to try it. Said it holds and makes your hair shine.

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pinkberry1316089541.62845 PostsRegistered 11/28/2007

I also like Tresemme #4. It gives good hold and the smell is good.

I never liked Elnett. The hold is too soft and the smell is awful.

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