Hair Spray

Is It Ok To Use Hair Spray Everyday?

Who does not love styling their hair every day? Trying out the latest styles is what we dream about, isn’t it? 

The hair industry is ever-evolving. New styles come up every day, and there is no doubt that we go gaga over them. But maintaining those styles at the same time is tough. With the heat and sweat, it is tough to maintain the same style every day. 

This is where a hair spray comes to the rescue. Hair spray is the absolute favorite of anyone who loves to style their hair every day. 

However, hair spray is only chemical. So, is it wise to use a hair spray daily on your hair? Do you really think that there are no consequences? Well, there certainly are many consequences of using hair spray every day. 

In this article, we shall discuss everything that you need to know about your favorite hair sprays so that you make the wisest decisions next time to spay one on your hair. 

So, without any further delay, let us get going!

What Is Hair Spray? 

What Is Hair Spray

This is that one hair product that does not need any introduction. Literally, everyone who is obsessed with styling their hair has used a hair spray at least once in their life. Hair spray is made with propellants, polymers, and fragrances that stiffen up the hair once you spray it on. 

Since its invention in the 1940s, hair sprays have become one of the most popular products in the styling industry. 

People all over the world use it to add those final touches to their all-time favorite hairstyles. Its general purpose is to set your hair in place and keep it lasting the whole day. 

Hair spray has so much popularity that it is almost impossible to imagine your life without it. Can you really imagine going out with a brand new hairstyle without applying a hair spray? 

Literally never! 

Hair spray is a product that I swear by, and so do most women in the United States. But are these sprays really worth it? Or are we just walking on a path that would take us to hair damage and hair loss? 

Is Hair Spray Really Bad For Your Hair? 

Well, necessarily, hair spray is pretty good for your hair. However, there are concerns about damages if you are not using it correctly. There are certain factors about correctly using your hair spray that would decide if using a hairspray could be detrimental to your hair. 

While you may think, why is it so complicated, right? I mean, it is just a spray. There is no science behind it, right? But that is not the case. It is not your regular deodorant. There is a lot more that goes behind the concept of a hair spray. 

Just as you do heavy research before buying a shampoo or any such hair product and go through its ingredient list and check if it is right for your hair, I would suggest you do the same while you purchase your hair spray. However, it is not possible to check the list every time. Therefore, you need to take other precautions that may help you prevent the damage that hair spray may cause to your hair.

Let me take you through the steps that you may take to avoid damaging your hair while using a hair spray regularly. 

Washing And Conditioning 

Washing And Conditioning

If you want, you can make your favorite hair spray a part of your everyday hair routine. Yes, you can. However, if you leave it on your hair strands for long, it can cause damage. 

So, the best thing you can do is to wash it off once it has served its purpose. Yes, wash and condition your hair once you are done with your day. 

A hair spray can easily dry your hair out if you leave it for too long. It is better if you can use a deep conditioner. It will help you restore the moisture that you lost throughout the day. Also, make sure that the conditioner you are using is made for your hair type. This way, your hair will get the exact care that it needs. 

Also, if you are leaving your hairspray on your hair overnight, it may cause severe tangles, and that may further lead to hair breakage.

Heat Styling And Brushing

Heat Styling And Brushing

Hair spray is mainly used to set your hair once you have styled it. Therefore, it is better if you are not using it before heat-styling your hair. The heat would impact how the hair spray chemicals affect the hair. That is the kind of damage that is not worth it. Rather, it is best if you can spray it once you have styled the hair. 

Also, try not to brush your hair once you have the hair spray on. The fact that hair sprays stiffen your hair is the reason why you may end up pulling at your roots, which results in hair fall. 

Harsh Chemicals 

One of the biggest setbacks of any hair spray is the harsh chemicals that go into it. Brands make claims that hair sprays are actually made of organic products. But, it would not take you any science to understand that organic products would not give you the kind of hold you are seeking. 

What Is The Correct Way To Apply Hair Spray? 

Just like every other product, shake the can well before you use it. Spray it at least eight inches away from your hair. Also, do not spray a lot of it in your hair. Overdoing it may be damaging. While I understand that you want to set your hair in place, you don’t want it to look like a brick wall. 

Spray it on dry hair. Spraying hair spray on wet hair would be of no use. Rather, it will make your hair crunchy. There are polymers in the hair spray which do not work well on wet hair. 

You may also use the hair spray to settle those small flyaways. Just spray a little amount on those flyaways. Then, just set it with your hand, and you are done. 

Keep the nozzle of the can clean. If there is clogging, the spray will fall all over the place. You definitely do not want it. 

If you face the problem of an irritated scalp, do not spray too much of it on your scalp. Try to go for a patch test whenever you are using a new hair spray. In that case, it will assure you that there are no negative effects of it. 

Wrapping Up 

While there is nothing wrong with using hair spray on an everyday basis, with the growing obsession with the latest hairstyles, it is very normal that anyone would want to use a hair spray to make the look last as long as they can.

But you need to take care of your hair as much as you can if you are using this product daily. There are damages which are absolutely not worth it. You don’t want to go through the trouble of hair loss or hair damage by using hair spray every day. 

So, make sure you are taking good care of your hair and spending just equal effort for the aftercare as you do for the hairstyle. These little steps will make sure that you have the best of the hair – styled or not styled.

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