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Love gel to style your hair, but hate getting the sticky stuff on your hands? Spray hair gel is a perfect medium. Spray gel also results in more natural looking styles, versus the very sculpted, stiff look of traditional gel application. In fact, a fine mist can work like a flexible hold hairspray, setting the style with no crunchy, stringy effect. Pay attention to the specific formula to get the result you want. Words like “soft”, “flexible” and “natural” mean little to no stiffness or noticeable product in the hair (unless applied heavily). “Curl”, “volumizing”, or “thickening” will tend to produce results with less movement and more body. Luxury or salon brands can cost around $20, while drugstore brands only cost a few dollars.

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