The Best Way to Tame Flyaways On the Go? Hair Finishing Sticks!

Flyaways are the worst. Finishing sticks are the best!

Close up photo photo of female as she shows off updo
Your ponytails and buns have never been this smooth.Getty Images

In case you haven’t heard: Finishing sticks are the new hairspray. They’re discreet, portable and don’t spray stickiness all over your face. Lighter than a gel, they come in a mascara like tube with an oversized wand that instantly tames without leaving behind a greasy or sticky residue. Here are three popular ones to try.

Magic Wand

Hair Finishing Mascara Wand
This one comes with U-clips, for the perfect ballerina bun.Amazon

If at the end of the day, your pony is a hot mess with short pieces you can’t quite get behind your ears and baby hairs sticking up by your hairline, a wave of a good finishing wand—like this mascara-style pick—can really pull you together. We also like that this two-pack comes with 18 U-shaped clips to twist your hair into a sleek topknot.

For Shorter ‘Dos

Tigi Bed Head Hair Stick
For short hair, apply this gel in a circular motion and for long hair, apply from root to the ends.Amazon

Not all hair sticks are created equal. Instead of a mascara tube, this one is a chubby balm comes in an oversized tube that applies directly onto your hair. It still tames frizz, baby hair and flyaways on all hair lengths and types but it’s especially helpful in helping men and women with short hair add texture to create spikier, tousled looks too.

Tame and Moisturize

Hair Stick for Flyaway Hairs
Two for the price of one!Amazon

Flyaways are sometimes the result of damaged, broken hair, so using a hair stick that adds moisture is key. This one’s made with beeswax, primrose oil and camellia for extra softness.