hair spray


Definition of hair spray

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

Examples of hair spray in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just be sure to use a laser printer rather than an ink-jet printer to prevent smearing, or let the ink dry and give it a good spritz with hair spray for protection before applying the medium. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, "Learn How To Decoupage and Up Your DIY Game," 31 July 2020 To protect your hair from harsh rays during the summer months, Bargallo recommends protective hair spray products like Rita Hazan's Lock + Block Protective Spray, which helps block UV rays to prevent premature color fading. Hannah Jeon, Good Housekeeping, "6 Ways to Prevent and Fix Brassy Hair, According to Hair Color Experts," 24 July 2020 The brown wirehaired pointing griffon patiently sat at his grooming station as his owner, Steve Cowell, brushed him down, using several combs and a can of hair spray to groom his prize-winning dog. Megan Webber, The Denver Post, "“These are pampered dogs:” Top dogs strut their stuff at annual Colorado Kennel Club Dog Show," 14 Feb. 2020 But industry needed something to replace those substances, which were used in a vast range of products ranging from refrigerators to hair spray. Annie Sneed, Scientific American, "“Forever Chemicals” Are Building Up in the Arctic—and Likely Worldwide," 12 June 2020 The ladies’ rest room features a red couch shaped like a pair of lips; tall cans of aerosol hair spray are arranged by the sinks. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "Phoebe Bridgers’s Frank, Anxious Music," 17 May 2020 Be sure your hair is clean and free of hair spray or gel. USA Today, "Steps to cutting your own hair during the coronavirus shutdown," 23 Apr. 2020 Developed in the 1920s, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) served initially as refrigerants but were eventually used in hair sprays, deodorants and many more everyday products. Smithsonian Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, "Fifty Things We’ve Learned About the Earth Since the First Earth Day," 22 Apr. 2020 Phthalates are found in plastic toys, hair sprays, soaps, perfumes and other products and can contaminate foods by contact with packaging. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Exposure to Plastic Chemicals Before Conception Tied to Premature Births," 9 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of hair spray

1958, in the meaning defined above

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12 Aug 2020

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“Hair spray.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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