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How to use hairspray without inhaling a toxic cloud

Catherine Conelly is a Senior Love and Health Editor at SheKnows.

Why every woman should brush on hairspray instead of spraying it

Hairspray's that beauty product that puts us right between a rock and a hard place. It's way too easy to overdo it and fog up the bathroom, but it's also one of the few products that can tame flyaways and manage frizz. If you're sick of getting hairspray all over your face, neck and back, SheKnows Beauty Expert Allison Pynn has come up with a clever trick to manage the mess.

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Her solution is to simply spray hairspray on your brush and then comb through your curls. The result is just enough hold minus the big hairspray cloud, and it makes for more even application and prevents you from over spraying.

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Originally published July 2015. Updated Oct. 2016.

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