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Compared to a Homemade hair spray, Hairspray bought from stores are undoubtedly some of the most chemical laden cosmetic products on the market today, you only need to look as far as this terrible product, to find artificial preservatives, sulphates, aerosol, plastics, VOCs, coloring, excessive alcohol, chemical perfume and more things you cannot pronounce.
Luckily, we provide simple, natural and easy to make alternatives that will save you the side effects and your money too!
Ironically, the best Hair Sprays use very little ingredients and there simply is no reason for the added junk.
Simple Natural Homemade Hair Spray Recipe:
This is our easy to make homemade hair spray that uses only natural ingredients and is proven to work well.
- 1 cup of filter or boiled water.
- 2 Tablespoons white sugar (not dark sugar)
- 1/4 of a cup of aloe Vera juice – Make sure you buy 100% juice and avoid preservative laden ones. We use this aloe, it’s only preservative is small amounts of natural citric acid. Make sure you are not fooled by Aloe such as this nasty one. (More on this at the end of the recipe.)
- 1 tablespoon of high proof alcohol like vodka, or a tea spoon of ethanol.
- 10-15 drops of essential oils of your choice, we recommend lavender for density, rosemary for growth, cedar wood for shine and tea tree for dandruff.
We told you this would be simple!
- Boil water and dissolve the sugar in it.
- Allow to cool to room temp and add alcohol, Aloe Vera and essential oils.
- Store in spray bottle and use as regular hair spray.
This hairspray provides you with a ‘flexible hold‘ strength level. You’re not going to be able to hold up an 80’s style hair do with it. However, the combination of aloe and sugar are less ‘sticky’ that most natural Do It Yourself hair sprays out there, that often involve boiling fruit to get the ‘hold’ factor.
For more information on Aloe vera products we recommend you read our article on the shocking truth of aloe vera products, where we evaluate how much Aloe Vera is really in a ”100% Aloe Vera” product. It’s truly shocking company advertising.
If you have any questions as to which essential oils work for specific hair types, just post a comment with your questions.
Need something to store your super simple hairspray in?
If you’re looking for something to store your hair spray in, look no further than these retro hair spray bottles!
We use these retro looking spray bottles that seal for freshness and have a quality spray nose. In fact, they’re pretty good for a ton of things, but we use them just because it doesn’t clutter our cupboards and it makes hair spray recipes look far better! I don’t think we’d make it if it had to go in a bowl with kitchen foil and the like! What else could we put our homemade hairspray in!
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