Nowadays, there are so many toxins in the things we put on our bodies and most of the time we aren’t even aware that these can lead to all kinds of problems from thyroid issues to adrenal fatigue and more.
When it comes to hair care, hairspray is one of the worst offenders when it comes to chemicals in beauty products. It typically contains aerosol, plastics, VOCs and more. Plus, many natural hair styling products available on the market are packed with heavy oils like coconut, which only add greasiness to your hair. If you are one of those who want to embrace the natural way of life and give up traditional chemical-laden hair sprays, this super all-natural alcohol-free recipe is just the thing you’re looking for.
This healthy hair care alternative uses only a few ingredients, including white sugar (an ingredient that is terrible for the body but can be great for skin and hair!).
You can use it in two ways – before blow-drying if you want to get some extra volume and bounce and after styling if you want to get a firm hold.
There’s one thing you shouldn’t overlook when preparing this spray and that’s adding the additional ingredients so as to balance the stickiness of sugar and also obtain a more manageable hold.
Volumizing Sugar Spray
- ½ cup distilled or purified water
- 2 tbsp. cane sugar
- 1 tbsp. aloe vera juice
- ½ tsp argan oil (or oil of your choice)
- 3 drops of rosemary essential oil (optional)
- 2 drops of peppermint essential oil (optional)
- Boil the water and remove from the heat.
- Add the sugar stirring until it melts.
- Let it cool for a few minutes then add the aloe and oils.
- Collect the mixture into a dark spray bottle.
- You can keep this spray in the fridge and use it for about two weeks in the refrigerator, or up to one week unrefrigerated if it’s stored away from heat. You can prolong the shelf life of this spray by using distilled water and essential oils.
- For styling: spray on your hair roots when damp, blow dry and style.
- For hold: spray on dry hair lightly for a flexible hold, or in more profusely for a firm hold.
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