Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice
Turns out, combining these two recipes is not only possible, but awesome.
I have naturally baby-fine hair and even though it is naturally wavy, it doesn’t naturally hold style well. My hair is also long and blonde, so it gets easily weighed down and looks dirty if I put certain hair products in it.
I stumbled upon my beach waves spray and homemade hair spray when looking for natural hair products that would give my hair some body without weighing it down or making it look greasy.
This texturizing spray combines the texturizing ability of my original sea spray with the extra hold of my homemade hair spray for a long-lasting texturizing spray. (It is what I used to style my hair for this picture)
I also added essential oils to this recipe for scent and to stimulate hair growth. I spend a lot of time outside in the summer, and these oils help protect hair and encourage new hair growth.
Natural Texturizing Spray
This spray is incredibly inexpensive and simple to make and it has worked better on my hair than any store-bought product I’ve ever tried. In fact, even if you buy a top of the line glass spray bottle to use for this recipe (which can be re-used many times) and use all of the optional ingredients, this 8 ounce recipe still costs much less than a 4-ounce bottle of Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, which is one of the few conventional products that I’ve ever really liked.
NOTE: I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the glass spray bottle in the picture above. I got it on Zulily and it is sometimes in stock but can be hard to find. I also recently tried this glass spray bottle and like it better since it can spray a fine mist or a thicker spray. Another option is to use an old apple cider vinegar bottle and just replace the top with a regular spray bottle top.
Texturizing Spray Recipe
- 1 cup distilled water (heated but not boiling)
- 1 TBSP Epsom salt
- 1 TBSP organic white sugar
- 1 tsp spiced rum (optional -- acts as a preservative and prevents sticking)
- 10 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
- 10 drops lemon essential oil (optional)
- 10 drops clary sage essential oil (optional)
- 5 drops rosemary essential oil (optional)
- 1 tsp coconut conditioner (optional -- helps prevent the spray top from sticking)
- Pour the hot water into a glass spray bottle.
- Add all of the other ingredients.
- Shake until ingredients are dissolved.
- Spray into dry hair and scrunch until the spray dries.
- For extra volume, use a curling iron to loosely curl 1-inch sections of hair and scrunch again.
TIP: For easy morning hair, braid dry hair in to a french braid (or french braid pigtails) at night and spray with this spray. In the morning, use dry shampoo if needed and unbraid hair. Re-spray and scrunch for all-day texture and waves.
Ever made a homemade hair product? How did it work? Tell me below!