A hairspray is an essential hair styling accessory that every woman should definitely have. However, regular usage of commercial hairsprays is seen to be detrimental to the hair health, owing to the presence of many chemical ingredients in them.
To overcome this issue, one can try using homemade substitutes to hairsprays. Along with being hair-friendly, these natural hairsprays are also found to be less expensive than their commercial counterparts. Given below are some easy methods that you can follow, so as to make a natural hairspray.
Ways To Make A Natural Hairspray
Natural Hairspray From Lemon
An easy and effective method to make a natural hairspray lies in the use of lemon. To make this hairspray, you will have to cut a lemon into thin slices and add it to a pan containing 2 cups of water. Place this pan on the stove under the conditions of medium heat, and heat it until the entire liquid has been reduced to half.
Remove the pan from the flame and allow it to cool completely. Strain the mixture using a cheesecloth, and then transfer the hairspray thus obtained, to a clean spray bottle. If you find that the hairspray is too thick, then you can dilute it by using around half a cup of water.
This eco- friendly lemon hairspray will not only keep your hair in place, but will also give it a fresh lemony scent. To prevent the hairspray from getting spoilt, you are advised to refrigerate it. If you do not wish to refrigerate the hair spray, then you should add to it around 1 ounce of rubbing alcohol solution. This will ensure that the your unrefrigerated hairspray remains without any damage, for at least a week.
A lemon hairspray is not found to be suitable for people with dry hair, as it tends to increase the rough nature of the hair. If you face such a problem, then you can try using an orange hairspray.
To prepare this fragrant citrus hairspray, you will have to squeeze the juice from an orange and add it to one and a half cups of water. Bring this solution to a boil, and then slowly reduce the intensity of the heat, until the solution has reached a simmering state.
To this solution add 2 tablespoons of flax-seeds and continue heating, until the solution attains a sticky composition. To this sticky solution, add half a teaspoon of glycerin. After the solution has cooled down, transfer it to a spray bottle and store it under cool conditions. It is recommended that you shake this orange hairspray thoroughly before using it.
Oil and Sugar Hair Spray
To make an oil and sugar hair spray, you will have to make a sugar syrup by heating 2 teaspoons of sugar in half a cup of water, until the sugar has dissolved completely. To this syrup, add 2 teaspoons of vodka and 5 drops of olive oiland mix well. Allow the solution to cool down completely and then transfer it to a spray bottle.
Points To Remember
While preparing natural hairsprays, see to that you do not use Aluminum containers. This is essential to prevent the occurrence of metal toxicity. Also, to obtain the completely benefits of these hairsprays, you should use it on dirt free and tangle free hair,by holding the spray nozzle at a distance of 1 inch from your hair.