Texture is everywhere among hair trends. Loose, uneven waves or curls, textured braids, and soft buns are go-to hairstyles for a ton of women right now.
Using a texture spray, especially if you have the hair type that is really silky or slippery, will help build volume and grip in your hair to either wear down, or pull into a braid.
It’s funny to me how style evolves over the years. Think about the 50’s, for example. Everything was *perfect*. The hair was styled and set in place for the day.
And these days it seems like the trendiest hair looks almost slept in and very undone. And texture spray will help you achieve that look.
It’s best to use texture spray on dry, styled hair. Keep it mind that it may add a bit of weight to your hair, so if you struggle with your hair falling flat or becoming limp/lifeless, go light on the texture spray–UNLESS you are planning on putting it up anyway. Then it doesn’t matter.
I usually like to spray a bit of texture spray into my hair after I’ve curled it. That helps soften and blend the curls a bit, and keeps them from looking too perfect. I really like the look of loose, undone hair so texturizers are my best friend.
My all.time.favorite. is Amika Un.Done Texture Spray. I love the smell, the packaging, and the amount of texture + the feel it leaves behind. Sometimes texturizing products can be overkill on the first spritz, but the Amika Un.Done Texture Spray can be layered so you can build a customized amount of texture in your hair.
The heaviest of the bunch that are pictured above is Redken Wax Blast. I’ve used Redken products for years and years when I worked behind the chair. I loved Wax Blast for the right client. I find it’s best on short, medium density hair. It’s going to leave a really nice piece-yness behind, and also fluffy your hair up a bit.
Bumble and Bumble Dryspun Finish leaves a decent amount of residue behind, but in the right way. If you aren’t afraid of feeling product in your hair, and like how much bulk it adds, then this is a good option. Otherwise, if you don’t like the feeling of product in your hair, reach for the Amika Un.Done Texture Spray.
Oribe’s Dry Texture Spray is the strongest scent, I think. It’s a little bit heavy, but adds a nice, soft texture to the hair. Great for those who hate the feeling of product in their hair.
KMS Hair Play Playable Texture is light, layerable, and a good option for light texturizing.
And lastly, Oscar Blandi’s Texture and Volume Spray does just that–adds texture and volume. Spray at the roots and mid-shaft to create a really fluffy, undone texture. The smell is fairly strong on this one too!
If you’ve never tried a texture spray, I’d really recommend giving it a go. It can dramatically change how your hair styles in braids or buns, and also adds the perfect modern twist on undone curls.