Stubborn Hair and I DO care!!
Just because you have stubborn hair doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your health for super strong hold hair spray!
I have been blessed with THICK, and for the most part, very straight hair! When I’m working on a reno project home or working in the garden I often have it pulled back and in a baseball 🧢hat so I don’t use hair spray all that often but when I do I want to know that it’s a safe product not just for me - but for the environment too!!
Here’s a recipe that I found a while back from Lindsey Elmore : The Farmacist (she takes Science and makes it FUN and easy!)
NOW. I will admit that DIY isn’t always my jam so I pick and choose recipes to try. Like the Laundry stuff - did that. We use a DIY recipe for fabric softener but we stick with Thieves laundry soap for washing.
Super Hold Hairspray
Most recipes for DIY hairspray contain sugar in some form. The idea of spraying sugar on my hair seemed a bit, well, gross. So I did some research and some recipe testing and came up with an alternative recipe using natural starch.
Note: Do not try this with cornstarch. You have to order the starch powder linked in the recipe to get the hold you need.
1 teaspoon concentrated starch (You can add more or less of this to adjust the hold strength. One teaspoon produces a spray that will hold an everyday style for a few hours. If you need more strength for all-day curls or an updo, add more starch.)
purified water, hot
1 teaspoon vodka
1/4 teaspoon baobab oil
6 drops rosemary essential oil
5 drops cedarwood essential oil
1 Combine starch and about 3 tablespoons very hot water in a small bowl. Stir to completely dissolve starch.
2 Allow to cool slightly and use a funnel to pour mixture into small spray bottle (mine was 2.5 ounces).
3 Add vodka, baobab oil, and essential oils. Then top off with water to almost fill the bottle.
4 Shake gently to combine.
1 Shake gently to incorporate before each use.
2 Style hair as desired and spray generously with hairspray.