You鈥檝e just mastered the ultimate braid and you want to keep the look all day long, but you aren鈥檛 the biggest fan of tacky hairspray. What are your other options to keep the look lasting all day when you don鈥檛 have time for a touch-up? Here, two ways to keep your hairstyle in place without using hairspray.

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1. Go for a textured style. If you鈥檙e bound and determined to wear it down, just choose more of a beachy textured look 鈥 something that doesn鈥檛 require a lot of hold. Tousled waves are the ideal look. To achieve it, grab your fave styling gel, put a dollop in your hand and rub together. Remember, a little goes a long way. We like the scrunching technique (yup, 鈥90s scrunching!) This will give you a super laid-back look.

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2. Wear an updo. Wearing your hair up (even half-up counts!) is your best bet for making it stay. If your daily grind requires a professional feel, this may be your look. Make sure this style begins with a good blow dry. Set the hair with pins, at least on the part and sides. The DNA of the hair can be reshaped and molded by heat, which helps the style last longer.

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How do you get a great hold? Let us know in the comments below!