Finding the right styling product used to be about knowing what you preferred (mousse, hairspray, pomade, gel) and what degree of hold it delivered (light, medium, strong, super). Done and done. Now? The range of options has expanded to such a degree that we need a GPS to navigate them all.
To help you make the process a little less daunting, we talked to pros nationwide to discover the salon finds — and a few drugstore steals — they pull from their kits when styling for specific textures and lengths. Which spray works for textured hair, and is strong enough to hold an updo, but won’t turn your strands crunchy and untouchable? (See, it’s like a puzzle.) Read on to find out.