I finally found out why my hair becomes so flakey after using hair spray. I read in a 1960s beauty book that the hair spray becomes flakey when one holds the bottle of hair spray to close to the hair while spraying. When spraying the hair spray onto the hair one must hold the bottle/can of hair spray 8-12 inches away from your hair. A hair spray mist (I call it the cloud) is what is used to style the hair with. I am glad I learned this, now when I use hair spray I no longer have any flakey-ness. I end up using less hair spray and my hair does not frizz or drop.