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6 Best Smelling Hairspray Products

Finding the best hairspray for your hair type can be a tedious task. Between the different holds, textures and scents there are lots of variables at play to find the perfect product. In this guide, I’m going to share the 6 best smelling hairspray products and outline the type of hair and hold that each does best. From floral aromas to fruity ones, and from light/flexible to strong holds there is sure to be a hairspray that smells great on you.

Best Smelling Hairsprays for Light and Flexible Hold

1. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

If you are looking for a hairspray that makes you feel glamorous and smells like you are wearing perfume, this should be your go to spray. It is a 2 in 1 product, it absorbs oil like a dry-shampoo would do and will give you incredible volume and texture. It has a super-fine mist that leaves hair feeling clean and dry, not sticky or crunchy.

Key ingredients

Zeolite Crystallines helps soak up oils like a sponge to keep your oil free for long periods of time.
Panthenol Pro-Vitamin B5 aids in moisture retention and helps keep hair soft.
Tricolor Flower Extract an antioxidant compound that protects your hair from free radicals.

2. R+Co Outerspace Flexible Hairspray

This hairspray provides instant volume. What makes it so great is that it is build-able – you can layer it, using it several times a day without your hair getting crunchy. Another great characteristic of this spray is that it is formulated with Pro-vitamin B5, which besides building volume, will moisturize and thicken your hair. The fragrance, Rosy Eyed is one of the signature scents from R+Co which provides a delightful combination of bergamot, wild fig, cyclamen, lotus flower, cedarwood and tonka beans.

Key ingredients

Amphomer Polymer provides heat protection, thickens, and gives flexible hold
Pro-vitamin B5 conditions hair to keep it silky and smooth.

Best Smelling Hairspray for Medium Hold

1. Verb Ghost Hairspray

This hairspray provides a weightless, medium hold for natural-looking, workable styles. Verb Ghost is brushable and designed to be layered to achieve the style you want (it is for all hair types and textures). It provides an all-day hold and works great with heated styling tools. Verb Ghost contains Moringa oil to infuse the hair shaft with essential nutrients, this helps to smooth frizz and allow for a beautiful shine. To top it off, Verb Ghost hairspray has a very light, clean, grapefruit and oatmeal scent. Another thing I love about Verb Ghost is that its paraben free, gluten free, sulfate free, and they do not test it on animals!

Key Ingredients

Moringa oil moisturizes, hydrates, and smoothes the hair shaft.
Glycerin pulls in moisture from the air to keep hair hydrated and looking healthy.
Pro-vitamin B5 makes hair strands smooth and more manageable by retaining the moisture level of your scalp.

2. Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium

This medium, yet flexible, hairspray gives you a lightweight feel that provides a long-lasting hold and gives your hair a natural shine. It is highly effective on fighting those high humidity days, keeping the frizz at bay.
Medium Hold is perfect for everyday styles like ponytails, easy up-dos, or when you just want a nice, natural look. The Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium Hold has a very memorable scent reminiscent of spicy amber, sweet florals, and musk. There are also no parabens or phalates in this hairspray.

Key ingredients

Argan oil is an antioxidant rich oil with lots of vitamins and essential fatty acids that nourish your hair and scalp. This also aids in keeping your hair from being damaged and provides a shine to ensure your hair never looks dull.

Best Smelling Hairspray for Strong Hold

1. Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Extra Strong

If you are looking for the hairspray that provides the most long lasting hold for the most demanding hair styles, this is your number one choice. It will secure anything from sleek ponytails to red carpet looks. Besides that, this extra strong Moroccanoil formulation does not leave behind the added benefits of fighting humidity and frizz. It provides a shield of shine, yet brushes out easily leaving no sticky residue. All of the Moroccanoil hairspray line offers the same scent formulation of spicy amber, sweet florals and musk – a delightful and refreshing aroma!

Key ingredients

Argan oil is an antioxidant rich oil with lots of vitamins and essential fatty acids that nourish your hair and scalp. This also aids in keeping your hair from being damaged and provides a shine to ensure your hair never looks dull.

2. Kenra Volume Spray 25

This is the bulletproof hairspray. This fantastic spray will hold up to 120 hours, and will resist wind gusts up to 25mph. It will fight humidity for up to 24 hours and keep your hair firmly in place. Although, I can’t firmly place what the scent of Kenra Volume Spray 25 is, I personally find it light, comforting, and unoffensive.

Key ingredients

Panthenol (vitamin B5) helps strengthen hair, retain moisture, and improves the texture of damaged hair.

Bottom Line

To close, there are many hairsprays out there that will make your hair smell fabulous while rocking your desired look…whether you are going out for brunch with your friends, to a date night or a fancy gala, you can now rely on different brands and types of products.

If you are wondering how to choose the right hairspray consider the following:

Hair type and desired hairstyle

Is your hair straight, fine, curly, frizzy, long or short? Do you have straight hair but like to rock the soft curl look? Hairsprays come in a variety of holds and formulations to help you create your ideal hairstyle. Ask yourself- how does my day-to-day perfect hair day look like? Focus on pain points such as- struggling with frizz, volume, texture, etc.

Event and occasion

As discussed previously, different occasions call for different types of hold. Light and Flexible sprays last just a few hours and provide a temporary hold. They are build-able, meaning you can layer them throughout the day to replenish volume without weighing the hair down. This is a great quality of flexible types of hairsprays. However, if you are attending a gala event and you need your hairstyle to look impeccable and fresh for several hours, not even a travel size flexible spray will fit in your tiny gala clutch to retouch your hair-do as needed. If you have an elaborate hair-do or an up-do, you might want to consider a medium to strong hold spray for that specific occasion.

Weather conditions and seasonal variations

Different climates call for different hair needs, some locations have more humid summers or tougher winters than others. Depending on your hair style, you might benefit from anti-frizz hairspray to tame unwanted fly-aways.


Look at the specifications on the bottle. Some people are very sensitive to fruity and sweet smells. You don’t want to pick a hairspray that would give you a chronic daily migraine, it doesn’t matter how many people compliment your hair aroma or write raving reviews about it. Picking a good smelling hairspray is like picking a perfume. If you like clean, citrus scents in perfume, most likely you’ll be okay with similar smells in hair products. Same would apply for fruity, oaky, and floral scents.

Also Read: The 10 Best Hairspray For Fine and Thin Hair

I hope this was helpful to aid you in finding the best smelling hairspray for your sexy self. Go buy it and rock it girl! Great hair days ahead XOXO!