You’re getting ready to attend a party and at the last minute, you realize you’ve run out of your hair spray! What do you do? Would you go hair spray shopping at the last minute? What if you’re running short of time and money, and cannot afford to go and buy a new hair spray?

Here’s a quick, easy and natural way to make DIY hair spray out of ingredients available at home in just 10 minutes!

Hair Spray Recipe # 1

Take a sauce pan and add 1 cup of water to it.

Heat it on the stove and bring it to boil one time.

Pour this hot water into a bowl.

Add 2 teaspoons of sugar to this bowl. You may use either powdered or granulated sugar.

Dissolve the sugar with a spatula.

You may add 3-4 drops of scented essential oil for fragrance. However, this step is optional.

Let the water cool down. For faster cooling, you can put it in the refrigerator also.

After it cools down, pour it into a spray bottle. Make sure the bottle has a fine mist nozzle.

Voila! Our DIY hair spray is ready to be used!

Note: If you would want a tighter hold of the hair spray, then you may increase the amount of sugar that goes into the solution and vice-versa.

Hair Spray Recipe # 2

Take a sauce pan and add 3 cups of water to it.

Take a medium sized lemon and chop it into 4 pieces.

Drop these pieces into the sauce pan.

Turn on the stove and bring the water to boil one time.

Strain this mixture into a bowl so as to remove lemon pieces and other residues.

You may add 3-4 drops of scented essential oil for fragrance. However, this step is optional.

Let the water cool down. For faster cooling, you can place the bowl in the refrigerator also.

After it cools down, pour it into a spray bottle. Make sure the bottle has a fine mist nozzle.

Voila! Our DIY hair spray is ready to be used!

This DIY lemon hair spray is great for the hair. Apart from functioning as a holding hair spray, it helps reduces dandruff and adds shine to hair also.

How to use?

Whenever you’d want to use the DIY hair spray, hold the spray bottle at a feet’s distance from the hair and spray it.

You may spray multiple times depending on the surface area or the ‘hold’ or stiffness needed.

Do not spray excessively, or the hair would become sticky.

Make sure to shake the spray bottle really well before each usage

Storage

You may store it in refrigerator for future use.

You may use it for a week or so, after which it should be discarded.

If you would want to increase the shelf life of the DIY hair spray by a week or so, add 1 teaspoon of isopropyl alcohol to the hair spray. Isopropyl alcohol acts as a preservative.

Commercial Hair Spray Vs DIY Hair Spray

Hair sprays are usually used for hair styling. They’re used to hold hair in desired positions by stiffening hair. They also add volume to hair.

Marketed hair sprays can be harmful owing to the presence of chemicals in them. However, these DIY hair sprays are 100% natural and will not cause any harm to the hair. Instead, they would nourish hair due to the use of natural ingredients in their formulation.

Commercial hair sprays are costly, whereas these DIY hair sprays are extremely cheap. In fact, you wouldn’t need any investment at all. You’d find ingredients that are, sugar and lemon in your kitchen itself. So, when you have budget constraints, this is the product for you!

The strength of these DIY hair sprays can be increased or decreased by tweaking the formulation. However, one cannot do the same with commercial hair sprays.

DIY hair sprays can be made in just 10 minutes at home. So if you have time constraints, this is a Holy Grail product for you.

So, on and all, these DIY hair sprays are magical products that can save us from a bad hair day and a bad pocket also!

Do give them a try if you’re game for more natural and organic substitutes to commercial hair sprays.

Happy hair spraying!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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