Everyone wants that perfectly voluminous, textured style that separates a good hair day from a bad hair day. Especially for those with fine hair, a texturizing spray is the ticket. If you have fine hair, the right products are absolutely essential to adding grip and hold to hair, which will, in turn, create body and movement. We can’t always “wake up like this” but these texturizing sprays for fine hair will help you get the confidence of Queen Bey in no time at all. (And while you're at it, you should also check out our best recs for the best brushes for fine hair and best hairsprays for fine hair, since this can also really make a difference.)
Best texturizing sprays for fine hair
This texturizing hairspray to hold curls is a must-have last step in your styling routine. It adds body, hold, and has a matte finish that will help define curls and waves. The scent is composed of notes of orange flower, jasmine, cedarwood, and vanilla. The formula is alcohol and paraben-free.
Pros: Reviewers love the scent, helps with flyaways, only need to use a small amount
Cons: Doesn’t make hair super shiny, some say it’s heavily scented, some reviewers say it leave a white powder residue
This product is loved by celebrity stylist Chris Appleton (who is the global creative director for Color Wow), who works with Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian, among others. It gives instant volume and massively tempting texture. It won’t disrupt your hair color, and has a built-in heat protectant. It’s especially great for fine hair. One reviewer claims, “I never in a million years thought I would spend this much money on texture spray but the reviews were so convincing, I had to try it. It’s worth it—for real. My hair is thin and flat and when I used it, I got immediate life and bounce. Even my husband commented on how it looked thicker.”
Pros: Not sticky or crunchy, heat protectant, thickens hair
Cons: High price point, can be drying
This spray gives my fine hair massive texture and grit. Instead of a silky straight blowout, I’m left with major volume and fullness. It also helps my naturally straight hair hold a curl longer than it normally does. Plus, the packaging is super chic because the liquid itself is a gorgeous blush color.
Pros: Great for providing fullness and body in fine hair, pretty packaging
Cons: Not a lot of name recognition, expensive, doesn’t leave hair silky smooth
This dry texturizing spray is the GOAT. Every hairstylist I’ve ever worked with (hundreds in my decade plus career as a beauty editor) has kept it in their kit. Plus, the smell is so amazing there, was even a perfume made with the same Côte d’Azur scent.
It’s a dry shampoo/texture spray hybrid, which absorbs dirt, odors, as well as excess oil, and gives hair a bouncy lift. It’s also safe for color-treated hair.
Pros: Contains antioxidants and aloe vera to soothe and nourish hair, invisible spray for all hair colors, celeb stylist favorite, vegan, no parabens
Cons: Very high price point
This clear spray adds hold, volume, and texture in fine and medium hair. It works best on dry hair. Spray the can from 10 inches away, focusing on the roots for maximum lift. This formula is free of “nasties” like parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil, and it’s cruelty-free as well.
Pros: Free of parabens, phthalates, formaldehydes, and mineral oil, cruelty-free
Cons: Higher price, dries out hair slightly
Use this weightless spray on dry hair, and massage it in like you would a dry shampoo. The drugstore staple is loved by celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan, whose clients include Camila Cabello, Olivia Culpo, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Graham and many more. “TRESemmé Dry Texture Finishing Spray is the perfect finishing spray for when you want soft, tousled texture,” says Marjan, a TRESemmé Global Stylist. “It leaves the hair with an airy, matte finish and light hold. It’s perfect for finishing beach waves, curls, or a full ponytail.”
Pros: Affordable, widely available, lightweight
Cons: Strong fragrance, small bottle, not as powerful as other formulas
Marty Harper, a New York-based hairstylist who has worked on campaigns for massive fashion and beauty brands as well as celebs like Halsey and Zendaya tells Well+Good: “This is my ideal go-to product for all hair types. It’s light and effective (so it won’t weigh down fine hair). It creates great texture and smells divine. I love this as a base for any style as well as a styling finisher, especially on loose waves.”
Pros: “Softens styles” like loose waves, says Harper, won’t weigh hair down, smells nice, affordable
Cons: Better to use on damp hair if strands are fine
This jar of styling cream creates texture that is still touchable. It provides lots of volume along with a soft hold. It works great on fine and medium hair, and is color-safe. The scientifically-backed formula uses thickening molecules and polymers for a difference you can see with the naked eye.
Pros: Cruelty-free, formulated without parabens and silicone
Cons: Cream formula (so messier than a spray), learning curve to apply correctly
Developed by celebrity hairstylist Kristin Ess, who works with stars like Lucy Hale and Lauren Conrad, this spray will give you the ultimate cool-girl undone style. It provides texture and volume, and a light hold. It smooths frizz and flyaways, and leaves a matte finish. It’s also cruelty-free and color-safe.
Pros: No parabens or sulfates, cruelty-free, color-safe, affordable, instant volume and texture
Cons: Not the strongest hold, some reviews say it’s drying, strong floral scent
This sea salt spray features the “clean at Sephora” seal, and gives your hair a gorgeous “California girl” texture without sulfates, parabens, or phthalates. You’ll get perfectly tousled strands without stepping foot in the sand with this spray. It’s not sticky, and can be used on all hair types and textures. One reviewer on Sephora says, “I love the texture it gives my hair. It gives my curls a flexible hold and doesn’t leave it all stiff and crunchy.”
Pros: Works on straight and curly hair, appropriate for fine, medium, and thick hair, not sticky
Cons: Some reviews said it was drying, strong scent
This “clean” sea salt spray is made without phthalates, parabens, dyes, or synthetic fragrances, and works best on fine to medium hair. The spray is lightly scented with a 100 percent natural blend of cucumber, oak moss, and ylang ylang notes. Spray on damp hair for a tousled look that is full and voluminous.
Pros: Affordable, widely available, clean ingredients, unisex formula
Cons: Some reviews say it can be sticky in certain hair textures
This vegan spray gives your hair shine and volume. It also protects it from humidity and pollutants. Moisturizing ingredients like vegan botanical caviar provide shine, bounce, and definition in curls and waves. Formulated without parabens or sulfates, it’s safe to use on color-treated hair.
Pros: Clean ingredients, moisturizing, long-lasting volume, makes curls “pop,” says reviewers
Cons: Small bottle, some complain of greasiness
This magic elixir has a laundry list of benefits. It helps to moisturize and detangle wet hair while also adding volume and fullness. It helps protect from heat damage, all while nourishing and strengthening your hair shaft. Apply to damp hair and brush through. Apply an extra shot at the roots for even more oomph.
Pros: Adds volume to flat hair, Silicone free, paraben free, not tested on animals
Cons : Expensive
Giovanni Vaccaro, Glamsquad’s co-founder, tells Well+Good his favorite technique: “If you have fine hair and are looking for more volume and piece-y texture, I suggest leaning, lifting, and spraying. Lean your head over, lift at the root with your hands, and spray through your hair. Then flip your hair back!”
“GSQ’s texture spray was intentionally built to create volume and texture with a modern finish,” says Vaccaro. “It’s definitely not sticky. Aloe, sunflower, and açaí are key ingredients to support a healthy finish.”
Pros: Affordable, easy to find at drugstores, not sticky
Cons: Some reviews say it makes hair too stiff
This vegan, paraben-free formula works on all hair types to deliver sexy volume and hold. It provides a matte finish, and is salt-free so it’s not as drying as some other formulas. If you’re searching for a beachy, undone texture, look no further than this beauty award winner.
Pros: Vegan, salt-free, paraben free, works on all hair types and textures
Cons: Some say fragrance is too strong, higher price point
This spray will bring you to the beach with its tropical scent of guayaba, hibiscus, and passion fruit. The spray itself is made of pink sea salt, and delivers touchable and brushable volume, hold, and texture. This light formula is packaged in a stunning bottle and won’t make hair crispy or crunchy.
Pros: Smells good, salt detoxifies and exfoliates the scalp
Cons: Expensive, small bottle
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