Help me find a new hair spray!
June 23, 2008 8:17 AM   Subscribe

Hair spray fanatics: Help me find an unscented, non-aerosol, max hold alternative to this Pantene hair spray.

I love this hair spray (Sheer Volume Outrageous Body Hairspray, Maximum Hold, Non-Aerosol) for its strong-but-not-sticky-or-flaky hold (the result of the specific polymers they use, I think) and the fact that it lasts all day, yet remains touchable where I want it to be (lighter touch on the nozzle) and stiff/curled where I want it to be (a couple extra spritzes). Unfortunately, I've learned that its strong scent is off-putting to several people close to me, so it's time for a change.

This is the next-closest thing Pantene offers, their only unscented, non-aerosol hair spray (Classic Unscented Hairspray, Flexible Hold, Non-Aerosol)—but unfortunately, its lighter level of hold just makes my super-fine hair go limp and greasy.

Any suggestions for an unscented, non-aerosol, non-sticky, non-flaky, max-hold alternative? Cheap hair sprays (the more readily available, the better) are great, as long as they meet all these criteria and you've had a good experience with them.
posted by limeonaire to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The hairspray is not included on this page but i really like Fructis.
posted by doorsfan at 9:00 AM on June 23, 2008


Why non-aerosol?
posted by piedmont at 9:17 AM on June 23, 2008


Why non-aerosol?
  • I don't like to breathe in aerosol fumes
  • I like the increased control over the volume of output non-aerosol gives me
  • I like that you get increased output in general from non-aerosol, as often I find the coverage of aerosol sprays to be too light or too heavy, with little in-between
  • Non-aerosol sprays stay wet a little longer than aerosol ones do, so I have more styling time
  • The solvents in aerosol sprays always smell a little funky to me, like dry-cleaning

posted by limeonaire at 9:28 AM on June 23, 2008


Dove hair spray (aerosol or non-aerosol) works great for me. It is not unscented...but I promise it doesn't smell too much of chemicals- in fact the smell is almost pleasant
posted by dm_nyc at 1:12 PM on June 23, 2008


Consort for Men. Great hold, easy to brush and restyle as needed. Last me all day, and I can do a quick change for evening. I bought it for my husband, and when I had forgotten my on a cruise, I used his and still love it to this day. Will not use anything else.
posted by JAD'E at 1:25 PM on June 23, 2008


Consort for Men. Great hold, easy to brush and restyle as needed. Last me all day, and I can do a quick change for evening. I bought it for my husband, and when I had forgotten my on a cruise, I used his and still love it to this day. Will not use anything else.

This sounds like exactly what I'm looking for. I'll check it out—thanks!
posted by limeonaire at 1:47 PM on June 23, 2008


Hmm...any ideas where to buy it?
posted by limeonaire at 1:54 PM on June 23, 2008


Try Amazon.com--they've got a whole load of the CFM products.
posted by pushing paper and bottoming chairs at 7:44 PM on June 23, 2008


Yeah... I'm just wondering if JAD'E gets it at a brick-and-mortar store anywhere locally. That would be more useful to me at this point, since I'm looking to find a new hair spray and make the change ASAP.
posted by limeonaire at 8:12 PM on June 23, 2008


Decided to do some more searching on my own; I was sad to find that the responses to this Askville question were much more comprehensive. Perhaps it was the way my question was phrased, as a "want" rather than a "need"?

Anyway, thanks to those of you here who replied with helpful responses.
posted by limeonaire at 11:02 AM on June 24, 2008


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