5 Simple And Natural Homemade Hairspray Recipes For You

Homemade Hairspray Recipes

Back in the 60s and the 70s, when bouffant and sculpt hairstyles ruled the fashion scene, hairspray was the reason why the hair stood in place and obediently. However, as time passed by, hairspray became a reason for every hairstyle.

So here we are, telling you about how to make your own hairspray in five ways. These are simple and natural homemade hairspray recipes that can be made easily at home.

You may be thinking why should we make them when they can be bought easily? Let’s enlighten you first on that, and then show you the five recipes too. Please read on and be well-informed.

Why Make Your Own Hairspray?

Hair spray is a very popular hair grooming product, and most people use it to hold the hairstyle in place. You can apply it to dry or wet hair and get the look you want. But why do you want to use chemicals on a daily basis in the name of styling your hair? Don’t you know that the harshest of chemicals are used in creating hairsprays commercially? Some of the harmful products used are-

  • Butane
  • Ether and
  • Polymers to name a few.

Let us make fashion and beauty, chemical free and stop using commercial hairsprays that contain plastic extracts, lubes and degreasers meant for engines, parts of insect repellents, refrigeration and propellant extracts, emulsifiers, flammable and fuel gas extracts, shellac and furniture finishers too. Not only your hair, but these chemicals enter your bloodstream too and can cause major health issues, skin issues and scalp and hair disorders too.

Disadvantages of commercial hairsprays are-

  1. Loss of hair
  1. Thinning of hair
  1. Skin and throat irritation
  1. Eyes and nose irritation
  1. Drying of hair and skin
  1. Organ damage
  1. Pneumonia
  1. Mucous membrane irritation
  1. Toxin accumulation in the body, the organs and tissues
  1. Brain degeneration
  1. Carcinogenic attacks
  1. Allergies and hives
  1. Eczema
  1. Blackheads
  1. Skin diseases and more!

Do you want all of this happening to you? Obviously not and this is why we are here to now share with you the five homemade hairspray recipes that work wonders and are very safe for you to use on your hair. We guarantee no side effects at all!

Here are 5 Homemade Hairspray Recipes for You:

1. Simple and Easy Hairspray

What you need:

  • 2 tsps sugar
  • 2 tbspsrubbing alcohol
  • 6-8 drops essential oil
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

  1. Boil water and turn off the stove.
  1. Now add 2 tsps. of sugar and stir it so that it gets dissolved in water completely.
  1. Now add 2 tbsps. of rubbing alcohol and essential oil (as per your preference) to the water. The benefits of Lavender Oil are immense and we would suggest you use this as it also has an overwhelming fragrance.

How it works (Why these ingredients):

  1. Sugar is a natural bonding agent when used in mist form. The solution also adds shine to hair.
  1. Rubbing alcohol keeps the infection away from the hair and the scalp.
  1. Essential oils used are antimicrobial which keeps the hair safe and protected.
  1. Water helps keep the moisture retention in place.

2. Citrus-Lavender Hairspray

What all you need:

  • 1 whole orange (for dark hair) or lemon (for light hair)
  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 2-3 tablespoons high proof vodka
  • 6-8 drops of lavender essential oil

Directions:

  1. Cut the fruit into two
  1. Combine its juice with two cups of water
  1. Put it all in a small stainless steel pot
  1. Boil over low heat
  1. Reduce the content to half
  1. Strain the liquid to have a cup
  1. Cool the liquid for an hour
  1. Combine the alcohol with the essential oils in another bowl
  1. Add the boiled juice to this and stir
  1. Pour into a spray bottle and use

How it works (Why these ingredients):

  1. The juice of lemon or orange has vitamin C in it to nourish the hair and the scalp
  1. Lavender essential oil is antimicrobial which keeps the bacteria and infection away
  1. Water is a hydrant for the hair and the scalp and helps retain moisture
  1. Alcohol helps fight the bacteria away

Citrus-Lavender Hairspray

3. Alcohol Free Hair Spray

What all you need:

Ingredients & Supplies

  • 1 cup of filter water
  • 4 tsps sugar
  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • Spray Bottle.

Directions:

  1. Begin by heating water to a boil in a small pan
  1. Add the sugar and stir till it dissolves
  1. Remove and let it cool
  1. Add essential oils one at a time and stir
  1. Place in the spray bottle
  1. Store in the fridge
  1. Use when needed

How it works (Why these ingredients):

  1. Sugar is a natural bonding agent that keeps and holds the hair in place when used in misty forms
  1. Essential oils used are antimicrobial that keeps infection at bay and shines up the hair
  1. Water helps with moisture retention and hydration of the hair and the scalp

4. Lemon Hair Spray

What all you need:

  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cups water
  • A pot
  • Stovetop or hot plate
  • A strainer
  • An empty, clean spray bottle

Directions:

  1. Cut the lime into slices
  1. Place the slices in a shallow pot with water
  1. Bring it to a boil on low heat and until half the content remains
  1. Cool the lemon boiled water
  1. Strain and place it in a clean spray bottle
  1. Use as and when needed

How it works (Why these ingredients):

  1. Lemons have vitamin C which help protect and nourish the hair follicles
  1. Water is best for it helps retain moisture in the hair

Tip:

Use it in a week or else it would lose its strength and rot!

Lemon Hair Spray

5. Aloe and Lavender Hair Spray

What all you need:

  • 1/4 cup Aloe vera juice
  • 1/2 cup green tea
  • 20 Drops of lavender essential oil

Directions:

  1. In a small low shallow pan, boil the tea and strain it
  1. Cool the tea and then add aloe vera juice
  1. Add the essential oil drop by drop
  1. Stir
  1. Shift into a spray bottle
  1. Use the next day

How it works (Why these ingredients):

  1. Aloe vera is a natural hydrating agent and protects the hair from elements around
  1. Green tea with its natural antioxidants help protect the scalp and the hair
  1. Lavender oil is antimicrobial and helps protect the hair and the scalp

Aloe and Lavender Hair Spray

Tip:

DO NOT USE ALOE VERA GEL! This will make the spray sticky!

Now that we know how to make five different types of hair sprays at home, let’s learn about how to make your own hair detangler too. Here’s the recipe.

How To Make Homemade Hair Detangler

Ingredients

  • Hair conditioner
  • A spray bottle
  • Water

How To Make Homemade Hair Detangler

  1. Take a spray bottle and fill it with water until it’s 3/4th full
  1. Now fill the rest of the bottle with your preferred hair conditioner
  1. Shake it well so as to thoroughly mix conditioner with water
  1. Voila! Your homemade detangler is ready. Now spray it on your hair and brush normally

Tips

  1. Always follow the recipe and the ingredient amounts to the T
  1. Do not experiment with something you aren’t sure off
  1. If the ingredients aren’t available, check for the best alternatives by asking the author who made them in the first place
  1. Always wear gloves to keep your hands safe
  1. Wear cotton clothing always since you would be around fire
  1. Have patience and give the concoction the said amount of time to stir and mix
  1. Use it sparingly and within the time frame where mentioned!

We hope these ideas excite you enough. If you have your own hairspray ideas which you would like to share with us, do write in!

Enjoy!

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4 Comments

  1. Soumi

    July 18, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Wow.. Is there any natural hairspray for hair growth?

    • Angana Gohain Barua

      July 25, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      Yes, there is a hairpsray that could be made at the convenience of sitting in your house. The recipe is here :

      – Boil 1 cup of distilled water and add 2 tbsp of dried nettle leaf to it.
      – After the water cools down, strain the herbs out and pour the herb infused water into a spray bottle.
      – Add the Aloe Vera and essential oils and shake well.
      – Shake before use, and can be stored upto 3 months.

  2. Julia

    July 26, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Is it true that we can use hair spray on our shoes?

    • Angana Gohain Barua

      July 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      You can use a thin coat of hair spray on your shoes after polishing them. This will help to set the color as well as make it last longer.

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