hair spray

noun

Definition of hair spray 

: a liquid sprayed on the hair to keep it in place after styling

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Traditional hair sprays revolve around the promise of keeping your style in place, yet that goes against the flow and movement that make curls so much fun. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "Humidity Killed My Curls Every Summer, Until I Tried These Sprays," 20 June 2018 Returning are many of the crowd favorites, including fishing in the fountain, face painting, hair spraying, and moon bouncing. Steve Smith, Courant Community, "Kidding Around The Center Set For July 17," 10 July 2018 Tomoko also has plenty of high-end beauty products — face-wash, toner, lotions, hair sprays, etc. Melody Chiu, PEOPLE.com, "We Tried It: The $630 Japanese Massage That Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and More Indulge In," 20 June 2018 Besides linseed oil, watch out for other flammable household items like nail polish, nail polish remover, rubbing alcohol, hair spray and other aerosol cans. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "This Common Household Product Can Spontaneously Combust," 25 July 2016 And DeJoria updated the company for the 1980s: Products like Freeze & Shine hair spray provided the hold required for the decade’s big hair, but with a cool factor not found with brands like Aqua Net. Andrew Goldman, Town & Country, "John Paul Dejoria's Philanthropy Makes the Case That Tequila and Shampoo Might Save the World," 29 May 2018 On that trip, a can of Paul Mitchell Freeze ‘N Spray Shine hair spray went rolling down the aisle of Jones’ plane. Peter King, SI.com, "Thank You, Thank You, Thank You: Peter King Says Farewell to SI’s Monday Morning QB," 21 May 2018 The Sage Park Middle School 'Penny War' ended peacefully, with Principal Paul Cavaliere agreeing to terms and having his hair sprayed a fluorescent blue. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Principal Honors Bet For Autism Awareness Month," 15 May 2018 His stylist probably applied a lightweight cream to the sides, blown dry, and something more pliable up top, like a fiber, applied at the roots, tousled, and locked in with hair spray. Adam Hurly, GQ, "Steal All Your Grooming Tricks from Ryan Reynolds," 19 Apr. 2018

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1958, in the meaning defined above

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