Hairspray is completely necessary if I ever want to keep my hair in one place and not look completely flat. Unfortunately, hairspray is not always great for your hair, body, or the environment. Many hair spray products contain harmful chemicals, alcohol, and artificial fragrances. These ingredients can damage your hair by making it dry and brittle. I’ve tried so many brands of hairspray and none of them were a perfect match for my hair. After a little digging around, I came across a simple and easy recipe for a natural DIY hairspray.
Ingredients in this Natural DIY Hairspray
This is a great natural DIY hairspray recipe because you can customize it depending what your hair needs. If you need a stronger hold, simply add more sugar. I like to add in lavender essential oil because it smells great and it is great for your hair. Lavender oil can promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.
Rosemary essential oil is another great addition to this natural DIY hairspray. I add in rosemary because it stimulates your hair follicles which will help it grown healthy and strong. Your scalp will also benefit from using rosemary oil in the natural DIY hairspray. Rosemary has been shown to reduce scalp irritation and dandruff. Some studies even suggest that rosemary oil can slow down the graying of hair!
How Well Does it Work:
I actually stopped using hairspray for the past few years until I started making this natural diy hairspray. It is so nice to use hairspray again that holds really well! I use this natural DIY hairspray to give my hair more volume. I spray it on during and after blow-drying my hair and it really makes my hair look twice as thick. The hairspray really holds up well. It also works great for holding curls too.
If you compare to the super strength commercial hairsprays, it isn’t quite as strong. But, it is comparable to most hairspray brands in terms of strong it holds and how long it lasts. If you need the hairspray to be stronger, you can add more sugar to the recipe. The sugar in the recipe is what gives it, it’s strong hold.
What You Need:
- 1 cup of filtered water
- 4 teaspoons of sugar
- 2 drops of lavender essential oil
- 2 drops of rosemary essential oil
- Spray bottle
- Small saucepan
1. Boil the filtered water in the saucepan.
2. Add sugar and stir until it is all dissolved.
3. Let it cool.
4. Add essential oils of your choosing.
5. Transfer the mixture into the spray bottle.
6. Store in the refrigerator after each use.
Important to Note:
If you prefer not to use essential oils, this natural DIY hair spray recipe still works great without them. You can also add other essential oils of your choosing.