I have seen many different recipes around the internet, and I just assumed that there was no possible way they could actually work. I mean who on earth would think that sugar-water would work just as well as store-bought products? I don’t use hairspray very often, but when I do I want to spray it once in the morning and forget about it for the rest of the day. I also have very fine, silky hair that doesn’t hold a curl, so if I ever want curls there had better be a strong can of hairspray nearby. I have tried the sugar hairspray and I was really, completely shocked that this actually worked! It is perfect for good hold, feel free to play around the sugar amount for stronger or lighter hold, but be careful to add too much sugar because the in can get sticky. It actually makes my hair very shiny and it holds all day. Give it a try!
I have made a lot of orange juice lately and I have been looking different uses for orange peels. So I found the citrus hairspray recipe and so far I like it. Other recipes I havent tried yet, but if someone tries them, i would be grateful for the feedback 😉
- Use the finest mist bottle you can find.
- Spray a very tiny amount on and wait for it to completely dry and then re-apply
- I spray all of my hair length (except roots), let it dry, and then brush my hair. It adds just the right amount of texture to my hair, so I have zero static cling. Love it!
- You can add any essential oil that you like
- Use orange instead of lemon if your hair is dry.
- Use more or less water to get the proper consistency/stickiness for your desired hold.
- Add a few drops rosemary oil for increased volume
- Do not run your fingers in your hair until the solution of sugar dries.
- Spray the hair spray on the hairbrush and then comb your hair to prevent your hair ends from flying if that is normally a problem for you.
- 1 Lemon or orange (orange for dry hair)
- 2 cups of water
- 1 Tblsp vodka (for preservation)
Take the whole lemon, chop it well (including the peel), put it in a pan with 2 cups of water. Boil it down to 1 cup. Strain well (a clean nylon stocking works well). Put in a spray bottle with the vodka. Shake before each use.
Sugar Strong Hold Hairspray
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tblsp vodka(for preservation)
- 2 drops of Essential Oils of choice
Sugar Oil Moisturizing Hairspray
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup hot water
- 3-5 drops of oil (grapeseed oil or essential oil of choice)
- 1 tbsp vodka
Boil water and dissolve sugar in it. Allow to cool to room temp and add alcohol and oil. Store in spray bottle and use as regular hair spray. Shake before each use.
Sea Salt Beach Wave Hairspray:
- 1 cup of hot water (not boiling)
- 2 tablespoons epsom salt (or more for extra texture)
- 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
- few drops of almond oil or jojoba oil
- few drops of essential oils (optional)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon vodka or alcohol if you want to lighten hair (the lemon juice lightens and the alcohol preserves)
Put the hot water in the spray bottle and add the epsom salt, aloe vera, conditioner, essential oils (optional) and lemon juice/vodka (if using). Put the cap on the bottle and shake for 1-2 minutes or until everything are dissolved. Store in the fridge if using lemon juice, or at room temperature if you aren’t. Will last 3-4 months or longer. Spray on damp hair and scrunch with a towel to dry for loose beach waves. Spray on dry hair and on roots for volume and texture without the waves.
Aloe Vera Detangling Hairspray:
- aloe juice (not the gel it’s too heavy for very fine hair)
- lavender essential oil
- Sweet Orange Essential Oil (“sweet” orange, not “bitter”)
- Rosemary Essential Oil
Pour 1/2 cups of aloe juice into the bottle. Add 25 drops of lavender essential oil, 20 drops of orange essential oil and 10 drops of rosemary essential oil. Put on the lid and gently shake to thoroughly mix in the essential oils. Spray as much as needed into wet or dry hair.