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Has anyone located a good 3 ounce hairspray?

I like Pantene hairspray, but I don't want to purchase just 1 ounce. I don't believe it's sold in 3 ounce versions. I would prefer a hairspray that is 3.4 ounces, or close to it, but I haven't found one yet. If I can't find anything, then I also would be interested in purchasing a good quality empty spray bottle which can spray hairspray (it's sticky) and not spurt out unpredictably. If anyone has ideas, I would really like to hear them. :o)

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I love L’Oréal Elnett Satin extra strong hold. You can usually find the travel size at Target or Walgreens. It is much easier to find in Europe though. I have stopped bringing mine from home and buy it there. Have a great trip!

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i 2nd and 3rd and 4th the Elnett, it's been my go to since it hit the US Market. in fact, I love it so much, when I go to London next month, I may buy multiple full size bottles (it's cheaper at Boots than it is in the US) and stick it in my friend's checked bag.... :)

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It looks like L’Oréal Elnett Satin is available in 2.2 ounces. Have you ever seen it in 3 ounces?

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Frizz Ease—don’t let the name deter you, works on all hair—makes a travel size aerosol, available at any drugstore. Also Paul Mitchell but that’s from a beauty supply shop.

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I use tresamme at home and when I travel. The travel size to be available everywhere I go. Target, Walgreens and Walmart.

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No, I have not seen the 3 ounce size, just the smaller travel size.

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Hi Adrienne,

TRESemmé hairspray is not too bad. I've used it at times. And, the scent is not overpowering. At Walmart, I think it's around $1 and 'change' - I may be mistaken, but it shouldn't be more than $2.

As with most hairsprays, if you put on too much, it could be drying or make your hair too stiff. A lot of the travel sized ones already filled usually don't come more than 2 oz.

I'm sure you're aware of options - buying (3) of your favorite if they come in one ounce only and splitting them up - one in your 3-1-1 and the others in your checked (provided you are checking a bag.)

Some of the name brand, ready-made bottles about 3 oz will be very expensive. I've seen Paul Mitchell spray in 3 oz, but it's priced at $6.99 < crazy. I think with Sephora and Ulta, you'd find about the same pricing.

Since this is starting peak travel seasons, TJMaxx and Marshall's stock their travel aisles with a lot of stuff. Check out TJM's cosmetic aisles for travel items; you never know what you'll find that you may like.

Personally, I buy the 3 oz. hair spray bottles at Walmart - 94 cents. They come in colors if you needed to color code your products or sharing with family. I like some of Garnier products. I fill up my bottles - leaving a little wiggle room for leakage.

[I do have one I fill, about 1 ounce or so, that I put in my 3-1-1. My way, I split up clothes and toiletries/cosmetic between a carry on and checked; the bulk of things in my checked. If you do only carry on, then it's a game changer.]

To help prevent clogs or sporadic sprays - each time you use the spray bottle, just wipe it - no water of course.

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@Girasole, you are just a wealth of information! ;) I like the Frizz Ease spray on conditioner. I also use a regular conditioner in the shower. I haven't found an alternate spray on product that I like so often I just end up with just the wash out conditioner. I tried the fillable plastic bottles for the Frizz Ease Spray, and the spray nozzle didn't work well for the product. Do you have a brand for these plastic spray bottles you like?

Also to add to previous comments, I have traveled up to a month with one travel size Tresamme hair spray. It has been plenty for me.

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Ha, ha, Thanks! OMG! Jules, it's hilarious that when I take a sip of my second cup of cafe, I read a funny post from you! And, two cups are my morning limit, lol.

I guess I am way too observant when it comes to some things or I am spending way too much time lurking the aisles at TJM's! Wally's, I am in a lot for one thing or another. (And, I seem to always "get led in the direction of travel)

oh, I have noticed in the last week or two, Walmarts have set up a huge display of all kinds of ready-made travel toiletries you can possibly need - for convenience of course. They average around a $1 or $2, but it can add up. I prefer to fill up my own. *

I do like TRESemmé hairspray. I think in the past I've used their hair products - shampoo, cond. and mousse for travel. Sometimes, it can be drying.

I switched to Garnier products which I really like. I've been using -

Garnier Hair Care Fructis Grow Strong Shampoo

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave In Conditioner (2 pack) for better savings (It does not make your hair feel limp or 'greasy') I love it. It is great in the summer. I have natural wavy hair, but like anyone, it can get a bit curly in high humidity.

Garnier Fructis Style Curl Shape Defining Spray Gel, Curly Hair - Good stuff. They do have different spray gels for different hair types. But, I like this one so far. (It was an "experience" to fill a 3 oz travel bottle with the gel - I got a little funnel at Wally's, and it was a slow process, lol. I had to be careful that it did not glob out fast. ha ha

Here is an example of the refillable bottles I use for traveling:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/iGo-Family-Pack-Travel-Accessory-Bundle-20-pc/51222550

You can buy them individually (as you need them) for 94 cents. They are color coded which is nice. But, I also put a little label on the bottle to mark "hair spray, gel, etc." - just because I am that way, LOL

Jokes aside, they have worked well for me on domestic as well as international travels. No leakage or breakage, but, I don't fill to the tippy top and am not hard-handling with the items.

(if I think of any more tips some can benefit by, I'll add them)

*updated

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Aerogel, which I have purchased in hair salons. Lasted for 14 days using once in the morning. Also can be purchased on Amazon.

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Another simple tact it to bring the 1 oz as a backup, then once in Europe pop into the nearest store and pick up one to your liking.

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I buy Aveda products like their travel size, 1.4 oz, Air Control light hair spray.

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I wanted about three ounces because the trip will be for two months, and there will be multiple flights, so purchasing a full-sized bottle when I'm there will just mean I need to pack it in my suitcase for those flights. I could bring one from home, but I'd rather not.

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Girasole, I think I will do that - just buy three one-ounce bottles of hairspray. That's a pretty decent idea. :o)

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While it isn’t cheap, Kenra 25 hairspray in travel size (or big can but obv. not for travel) is worth every penny. It is a super hold hairspray so not much is needed and should last at least three weeks in travel size. I get it at Ulta and sometimes it is on sale. My advice would be to purchase something and use it at home before you go to make sure it actually works for you. Happy travels!

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Echoing TRESemee spray.

Mine is a 2 oz bottle that I bought at Bed Bath and Beyond. BBB has a huge travel size section.

BTW, I emptied mine on a 5-1/2 week long trip. I wasn’t using much spray because I was out in the rain and the water quite a bit.

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If you have an Ulta close by they have travel sizes of both drugstore and name brand hair products. I love being able to have my favorite products in travel size and not be having to transfer to a travel bottle. They are pricier per ounce, but the convenience is worth it. I would try there first. I don't use hairspray, but I do use premium products.

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Instead of buying several bottles that one will keep throwing away, buy a small size spray bottle. I keep it filled with hairspray in my toiletries bag.