DIY Natural Herbal Hairspray

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DIY Herbal Hairspray

One of the hardest things to do when trying to go all natural is trying to find natural hair care products that don’t cost a fortune. Normal hairspray is loaded with chemicals! You can just tell when you spray it and its hard to breath! Am I right? I grew up with a hairspray loving mom (sorry mom for throwing you under the bus 🙂 and I remember her spraying her hair like it was going out of style! You could walk into the room and it was like you were hit with a wall of hairspray! Have I ever told ya’ll how much I love my mom! She’s the best!

The best part of this hairspray is that it works great! I have been using it for over a year and love it. I especially love that it cost next to nothing (fits it my budget :), is eco-friendly, and helps reduce waste.  Plus, it is completely customizable and you can make it smell exactly how you would like! It’s so easy and cheap to make that you will never want to go back to the store bought stuff. Here is the super simple recipe:

DIY Natural Herbal Hairspray

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 Tbs sugar (White or Brown)
  • 10-15 drops essential oil (here is a great kit with some of my favorite essential oils)– orange, lemon, mint, rosemary (promotes hair growth), or any essential oil you like. You can use one or blend them. My favorite is lemon or orange.
  • Fine mist spray bottle

Direction: Dissolve sugar in hot water. Let mixture cool completely and mix in essential oils (if the water is too hot the essential oils may decrease in smell). Fill spray bottle and its ready to use.

To use: Lightly mist over hair, wait 30 seconds to dry, and reapply if needed. Be careful not to over spray and soak your hair. Plus, this stuff is strong and a little goes pretty far.

Side note: People have questioned me whether or not this would attract bugs. From my experience, I have not had any issues with this hairspray attracting bugs! And bugs love me.

Super simple to make, works great, and is all natural. Can it get much better that that? Have you ever tried to make homemade hair care products? What was your experience?

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  1. I’m so happy to find a recipe for DIY hairspray…I never knew it was possible! I know what you mean about nearly choking on the fumes, and I love being able to eliminate one more product I have to buy and another container to recycle. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. hi, Amy ,I must say this is a wonderful blog and best wishes for you……

    my question is how long this DIY hairspray will last ? And its about any DIY beauty product like spray , mists …….how long actually they last?

    1. It lasts a super long time. It takes months for me to go through it and I don’t have a problem with it going bad! Thanks for coming by!

    2. Hi there, mine doesn’t last at all, maybe a few minutes at the most. I even add more oils to make it last longer but nope. Any ideas?


  3. I’ve made this and when it drys it leave sugar crystals on my hair that don’t go away. Any ideas? I did add a bit of of grass fed gelatin to make a firmer spray. It is firmer but leaves those crystals. They look like white specks on my hair.

    Thanks in advance!!

    1. My guess is that it had to do with the gelatin. I’ve haven’t had a problem with it leaving crystals in my hair. Sorry! Hopefully next time it works better for you 🙂

    2. Thanks so much, I made another one with just the sugar but when I dry it with a diffuser it’s kind of stick/heavy. I didn’t put that much on my hair. When I workout out and that is for 6 days a week, when I sweat in feel yucky on my hair. I wish this could work.

      Thanks again

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