Skip to main content

The Manual may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

The 5 best hair sprays for men: Keep hair in tiptop shape

The definitive guide to the best hair spray for men, based on your unique locks

Man using hair spray
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Hair sprays may be associated with ladies, but did you know that they can also be a man’s best friend? Seriously. Hair sprays are the most underrated styling product as they can tame frizz for long hairstyles and add texture to short hair — all while giving an effortlessly distinctive styled finish to your favorite ‘do.

As the perfect tool to jumpstart your hair care routine, we created a list of the best hair spray for men in 2023, with our selections delivering a cement-like hold to give your locks the glow-up they deserve.

OGX big hair spray bodifying fiber
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Ogx OGX Big Hair Spray Bodifying Fiber Full

A lot of guys get intimidated when they see “big, full, or volume” on a bottle. While these product claims are usually true, don’t assume this is for the extremely stylized guy. Volumizing hair spray can create a sought-after illusion for guys with thinner hair. Apply this to the roots from 6 inches away, let it dry, and fluff up your hair. Magically watch how your hair suddenly has depth, texture, and body. On top of that, the strong hold will keep it that way all day long.

Best For: Guys with thin or fine hair that want to add texture, volume, and a styled finish.

Oribe Superfine Hairspray
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Oribe Superfine Hair Spray

A rather expensive, yet totally worth it hair spray is Superfine by Oribe. Oribe products alone will take you to the spa (or the Barry’s Bootcamp bathroom) meaning they are worth every penny and give you that effortlessly bougie glow. Your hair will remain perfectly styled and photo-ready all day long, but you won’t even notice it’s there. Plus, you can easily brush through it without entirely losing shape.

Best For: Guys with any hair type (even the thinning type), looking to impress overnight guests with a hair spray that smells better than their girlfriend’s perfume.

Tresemme Tres Two Extra Hold Hair Spray
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Tresemme Tres Two Extra Hold Hair Spray

If you’re hesitant about the investment involved in the above, then go for this drugstore hero and fashion week favorite from TRESemme. Extra holds are better for guys with medium to thick hair who have more layers to lock in place. With this one, you will get a strong, all-day hold without the crunchy finish. With stronger holds, we don’t recommend you brush through.

Best For: Guys on a budget with medium to thick hair who are committed to locking their layers in place for an entire day.

Moroccan Oil Luminous Strong Hair Spray
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Moroccan Oil Luminous Strong Hair Spray

A lot of hair spray tends to dry out your hair over time. But Moroccan Oil’s Luminous Strong Hair Spray does the opposite. The brand is known for its Argan oil-based products that nourish the hair with vitamins and antioxidants and smell like a vacation. This gives you a strong hold and glowing finish. 

Best For: Guys with any hair type who want it all: Hydration, shine, and a strong hold all at the same time.

R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray
Image used with permission by copyright holder

R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hair Spray

When you see the word “flexible,” that means the finish won’t glue your hair to a specific shape, but rather tame flyaways and form it, while still allowing movement. We love this one because it easily allows you to switch up styles. It leaves no mess, gunk, or flakes behind (so if you screw up, simply brush it and start over). You’ll get bounce and movement without losing shape.

Best For: Guys with any hair type who spend time styling a bedhead look, with movement. (It’s chic I swear)

Editors' Recommendations

BethAnn Mayer
Beth Ann's work has appeared on and In her spare time, you can find her running (either marathons…
The best beard balms to tame, hydrate, and shape your whiskers
Treat your beard to one of these amazing beard balms right now
A pair of hands using beard balm.

It is of the utmost importance to focus on maintaining your physical appearance, whether you’re working at home or relaxing by the fireplace, and that's especially true if you've got a beard to take care of (trust us); he who cares wins. That would mean being armed with a full suite of the best men’s grooming essentials, specifically beard oil and balm.

Many of the best beard products cater to every beard type and length, but arguably the most versatile of them all is the beard balm — an all-in-one conditioning product that is specifically designed to help tame, hydrate, and help shape and sculpt your luscious facial whiskers. If you’re on the lookout for the right one for your bearded needs, we’ve rounded up the best beard balms for men — all containing the highest quality ingredients that help keep your beard soft and hydrated and have a great sheen no matter what the weather. These are our top picks for the best beard balms to tame your facial mane right now.

Read more
Baxter of California, Jack Black, and more: The 10 best products to minimize ingrown hairs
Ingrown hairs make shaving a hassle — these products can help eliminate that experience
Man checking out ingrown hair in the mirror

Shaving can be a time consuming task, especially if you’re someone whose 5 o’clock shadow comes around at noon each day. While many of us religiously stick to our daily shaving routine, we still have to deal with one of the main concerns of shaving. Ingrown hairs form when a hair grows back into your skin as opposed to out, and usually appear post-shave, causing inflammation and itching.

Thankfully, these best ingrown hair treatments are all geared up to revitalize your skin with potent, skin-soothing ingredients. When working these grooming products into your routine, start with a good exfoliation to cleanse the skin and deter ingrown hairs, before you double down with the best toners. Check out the best ingrown hair treatments below.

Read more
How to soften beard hair for men: Your step-by-step guide
Get the softest beard ever with these great tips
A man looking at himself in bathroom mirror.

The pursuit of softer beard hair is an ongoing quest for the bearded among us, and it's a worthy one if you've been growing out your mane in recent months. Finding the right tools to tame your mane isn't as complicated as it might sound, seeing as there are all sorts of tools (such as beard combs and beard oils) that target your scruff.

These multifaceted tools can work with nearly any different type of facial hair, no matter your favorite beard shape and no matter whether you use the best beard dye or go for a more natural look. Proper grooming is, after all, about nuance and details, and it can sometimes take practice to get it right. Granted, it doesn't require nearly as many tools as the process of learning how to shave your head, but we still say that practice makes perfect as you look to learn how to soften beard hair.

Read more