Definition of hairspray in English:


Pronunciation /ˈherˌsprā/ /ˈhɛrˌspreɪ/


  • A solution sprayed on to a person's hair to keep it in place.

    ‘hairspray is a versatile styling product’
    • ‘the new hairsprays come in aerosol and nonaerosol spray’
    • ‘If you're out for a big night and want some serious volume, spray some super-hold hairspray at the crown of your head and backcomb your hair to give it an extra lift.’
    • ‘I send him out to go and buy me some hairspray and some setting lotion for my hair.’
    • ‘Simply brush your hair and apply a bit of hairspray while your hair is still wet.’
    • ‘I turned off the hairdryer and sprayed some hairspray in it lightly, running my fingers through it to give the waves a cute, messy look.’
    • ‘I woke up, got dressed, curled my hair with gel and hairspray, got on my bus, got off and went to breakfast.’
    • ‘Hair gels and hairspray can irritate your face if they are put near the hairline.’
    • ‘Apply makeup, perfume and hairspray before putting on your jewellery.’
    • ‘This makes me use a great deal of gel and hairspray to keep it from sticking straight up.’
    • ‘Each section was then sprayed with hairspray again to help the hair stay sleek.’
    • ‘She tied the mass of curls in place with a silver scrunchie and sprayed it lightly with hairspray.’
    • ‘The new range is a move away from the irons and includes hair treatments, ceramic brushes, shampoos, conditioners, hairsprays, and styling gels.’
    • ‘Instead, use shampoos, conditioners and hairsprays specially formulated for synthetic wigs.’
    • ‘Spray your fingertips with hairspray, then dig to your scalp, raising your fingers every couple seconds to lift your hair.’
    • ‘It actually only took about an hour and a lot of hairspray to get my hair curly enough.’
    • ‘Her hair was stiff with gel and hairspray and never seemed to move.’
    • ‘I hadn't taken my hair down from the wedding and spent probably twenty minutes trying to dislodge bobby pins from hairspray.’
    • ‘Spritzing yourself with canned hairspray or deodorant used to top the list of perceived environmental sins.’
    • ‘Always apply hairspray, perfume, and deodorant before you dress and let it dry completely.’
    • ‘Their hairdos are miracles of invention and peroxide, with enough hairspray on them to stop a palm tree rustling in a hurricane.’
    • ‘I stood up and she pushed a strand of my hair back into place, attacking it with hairspray.’