“I find it a great antidote… lipstick and mirrors and hairspray.”
I have to agree with Joanna here: some days there is nothing like a bit of TLC from Mirror & Associates to brighten up your day. Historically, I have always been more consumed with cosmetics and skincare, but I also realize that great hair is an equally important part of the appearance equation (especially in my case, since my hair is very long and the colour gives my appearance a high-contrast prominence, thus untidy hair is my undoing).
Aside from the obvious benefits of a natural hairspray (they are cruelty- & toxin-free), the natural hairsprays I have reviewed below are all housed in a non-aerosol container. As many of you may know, aerosol cans are not the product of choice when it comes to decreasing your carbon footprint. Many still contain ozone-depleting chemicals and gases that contribute to global warming. Best practice is, say no! to aerosols. (Please).
And… we’re off!
Very Light Hold: Andalou Naturals Medium Hold Sunflower & Citrus Hair Spray
Andalou Naturals has succeeded in making a fairly decent hairspray, as long as you want a *very* light hold. I used this hairspray to lightly mist my hair after straightening it in order to keep the static down and was not disappointed, but my mom (who has a somewhat higher-maintenance hairstyle than I do) thought it was lacking. Just to give some background info: we both of have fairly fine hair that tends to be wavy if left to its own devices, so I imagine someone who has thicker hair may find this hairspray unsatisfying.
Zero Hold: Aubrey Organics NuStyle Organic Hairspray Regular Hold
I confess I have a bias: I possess a strong desire to like natural, organic products because they stand for beautiful beliefs such as a clean, sparkling environment and happy & healthy inhabitants. My esteem for their ethic is thus the reason why the sting of disappointment wounds me all the more (yes, I have been betrayed).
If you want a lovely smelling I’m-running-around-in-a-field-of-lavender bottle of water, than this product is for you. As I enveloped myself in a cloud of lavender dreams, I was filled with such high hopes for this product (yes this review is all about me and my betrayed feelings), but soon, my expectations were dashed to the wind. This product had no hold whatsoever (which is a shocking declaration considering how low my expectation of hairspray actually is) and thus I will not be repurchasing this product. But I shall not let bitterness blacken my soul…
Faith in Hairspray Restored: Carina Organics Pure & Natural Fast Drying Hairspray
After the last “hairspray,” this product was a godsend. Made in beautiful BC, Carina Organics Hairspray does what it claims to do. It delivers a reliable medium hold and a very pleasant natural scent, and (only a woman who relies on hairspray will understand this statement) it has more of an aura of real hairspray-ish-ness about it, more than any other natural hairsprays I have encountered. So there is my highly scientific review 🙂
I hope you’re having a great hair-day!