How to Make Your Own Hair Spray

How To Make Your Own Hair Spray

Have you ever wondered how to make your own hair spray?  It's actually very easy!

How to Make Your Own Hair Spray

I cannot believe I didn't research this sooner, but I just always figured that it was probably impossible.

The good news is that it's not impossible, and you can make your own hairspray!  No more breathing nasty chemicals and spending money.

Homemade hairspray requires only 5 minutes of your time and 2 ingredients.

It costs literally 2 cents to make an entire bottle of hairspray, and the best part is that it will hold your hair every bit as well as well as a bottle of store-bought hairspray!


Here's what you do:

  • Bring one cup of water to a boil.
  • Dissolve 4 teaspoons of sugar in the water.
  • Cool and pour into a fine mist spray bottle.

That's it!  I have been using this recipe for several months, and I honestly forget that I'm not using “real” hair spray.

A few notes from my personal experience:

1. I used an empty bottle of store-bought hair spray.  I figured the mist would be the perfect consistency that way (and it is.)

2. I also added around 8 drops of lavender oil to mine to make it smell good, but that is completely optional.

3.  The first time you use your homemade hair spray, you might think it's not going to work because it's so wet.  Give the water a couple minutes to evaporate, and you'll be left with nothing but hair held firmly in place.  If you want an even firmer hold, give it another misting after the first round has dried.


If you try out this recipe, be sure to let me know!  I'd love to hear how you liked it!



Update 5/12/15

I started making this using raw, organic cane sugar instead of refined white sugar.  It goes  bad much more quickly with the raw sugar.  (It will last about 2 weeks.) Adding a few drops of lavender or rosemary essential oil will extend the shelf life a little longer.

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