Do you want to control your hair during the day in an easy and effective way? If so, then hairspray is definitely one of the best options. However, the cost of store-bought hairspray can be quite high. Besides that, they can also contain harsh ingredients that can cause damage to your locks. The solution is to make your own hairspray that includes natural ingredients.
Sugar and Oil
You might be surprised to learn that you can make an effective hairspray with just water, oil, and sugar. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- 1 cup water (filtered)
- 4 teaspoons of sugar (use more for stronger recipe)
- 6-8 drops of essential oil (operation but recommended)
The first step is to heat the water in a saucepan (small) until it boils. Then add the sugar and stir until it’s dissolved. Next, allow the mixture to cool down. If you’re planning to use essential oils now is the time to add them. Finally, put the mixture into a spray bottle. It’s highly advisable to use a funnel in order to make the process easier.
There are various issues to think about when using this recipe. 4 teaspoons sugar is about the right amount, but you can make adjustments based on the particular hair spray you want to have.
In terms of essential oils, you could use citrus oils or lavender for example. They’re excellent options for reasons such as their scents. However, you could certainly use others.
You should certainly consider using filtered water when you make this DIY hair spray. The reason is that tap water has a lot of things that you don’t want to be adding to your hair, or even let it set for a long time.
Finally, you might be concerned that this recipe will cause bugs to be attracted to your hair. However, it seems that it’s not true based on reports from people who have used it.
Fancy and Effective
This recipe is more complex but is also effective as homemade hairspray recipe. You’ll need:
- 1 cup filtered/boiled water
- 2 tablespoons of white sugar (not dark)
- ¼ cup aloe vera (juice) (100% juice)
- 1 tablespoon alcohol (high-proof) such as vodka
- 10-15 drops essential oils
First boil the water and let the sugar dissolve in it. Then let the mixture cool down to room temperature. The next step is to add in the alcohol, aloe vera (gel) and the essential oils. Store the mixture in a spray bottle then use as your everyday hairspray.
This hairspray provides a strength level known as “flexible hold.” In order you won’t be able to maintain a major hairstyle that would normally require a lot of commercial hair spray or gel. However, a benefit is that it’s less sticky that other natural DIY hairspray recipes. That’s definitely a benefit. They usually require boiling fruit in order to boost the hold factor.
You’ve probably heard of aloe vera products being in skin and hair products. They provide many health benefits so you should definitely consider this recipe. However, you should be careful to use the real plant because there are many fake products on the market.
Finally, in terms of essential oils, you should do some research about which ones are ideal for certain types of hair types. That will help you to choose the right one.
While there are many types of haircare products, hair spray is one of the most common ones. Fortunately you can use recipes like the above-mentioned ones to keep your hair in place without spending a small fortune and adding harsh chemicals to your hair. You can look your best without using the worst chemicals.