I’ve tracked down this natural homemade hair spray recipe that’s alcohol free and I just can’t keep it to myself. It keeps my hair in place without making it look fluffy, stiff or crusty. Better yet, like so many of my other diy beauty recipes it’s also very easy to make!
Last week I shared my homemade hair clay product, and wanted to see if I could make my own natural hairspray as well to go with it. So I did, and I can’t wait for you to try this! It’s important to know that I haven’t used a drop of alcohol in this recipe (I’m saving it all for Friday night margaritas instead). We all know store bought products a full of chemicals, but did you know alcohol is awful for your skin as well?
I’m sure at some point you have used rubbing alcohol, or those little bottles of alcohol hand sanitizer. When I use them, my skin always feels so tight as the natural oils and moisture start to dry out. Imagine what the alcohol is doing to our scalps, one of the most sensitive stretches of skin on our bodies!
So get that apron on and whip up some of this amazing stuff. You’ll be styling in no time with a safe, nourishing and natural diy hair spray that also smells to die for.
- Measuring Beaker
- Teaspoon Measurement
- Cup Measurement
- Fine Mist Spray Bottle Amazon
- 1 cup Water (filtered or bottle mineral water)
- 4 teespoons Sugar
- 2 drps Rosemary Essential Oil
- 2 drps Peppermint Essential Oil
- 2 drps Neroli Essential Oil
- 2 drps Lemongrass Essential Oil
How To Make Natural Hair Spray:
STEP 1: Bring the water to boil in a saucepan. I find it best to either use bottled mineral water or filtered water to ensure a bacteria free product with a good lifespan.
STEP 2: Pour back into the measuring beaker and add the sugar while the water is still hot.
STEP 3: Mix thoroughly with a spoon until all the sugar has dissolved.
STEP 4: Allow to cool. If you’re as impatient as I am you can fill a bowl with water and crushed ice and lower the beaker into the bowl. This will cool rapidly. Keep an eye on it as the ice will melt and potentially spill into your hairspray mix (if this happens it’s useless, throw it away and start again, dont ask how I know this!).
Step 5: Once cool, add the essential oils and stir thoroughly. I have selected Rosemary, Peppermint, Neroli and Lemongrass essential oils for a vibrant mixture of aromas.
Step 6: Pour the mixture into the spray bottle. If your beaker doesn’t have a pouring lip like mine, reduce the mess that you’ll have to clean up by using a funnel.
- Shake vigorously before every use.
- This recipe should produce about a cup of natural hairspray. Use it quickly and keep in the fridge to sustain it a little longer. I wouldn’t recommend using it after about 2 weeks.
- Rosemary and Peppermint essential oils are fairly important for this diy hairspray recipe, so I wouldn’t recommend skipping them. Without them you’re essentially spraying sugar water on your hair, and the oils will act as a natural insect repellent. I added Neroli and Lemongrass just because I like those smells (substitute these for whatever you like, or don’t add any extra oils at all).
- You can adjust the number of teaspoons of sugar to your liking. The more sugar you use, the firmer the hold. Be careful if you increase the amount of sugar. If you add too much the consistency will be sticky and it will leave a crystal residue on your hair.
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed my natural homemade hair spray recipe, please post any questions or comments below, and let me know if you have an alternative recipe that we can add to our growing collection of homemade hair care recipes.