I’ve shared my natural hair spray recipe and my Beach Waves Sea Salt Spray before. I like both of them but wondered if I could combine them to make one everyday hair product.
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!
Discussion (86 Comments)
Hi I made the spray it is great but doest it go bad it made 2 bottles for me and the other bottle smells when its sprayed? I do like it but dont use it all that fast?
Can you use this on colored hair? My hair started turning grey early in my 20s. Now it’s totally grey but my wonderful hairdresser colors my hair to an auburn base with blonde and strawberry blonde highlights. I get compliments on it all the time, and don’t want to use anything that would strip my color. Reds are notorious for fading, but the EO coconut and hibiscus shampoo and conditioner that I get at Whole Foods does a great job at not stripping my color. Think this would work for me?
I would be slightly concerned about the alcohol being drying a little, and possibly stripping it. You might do a strand test underneath to see… That’s what I do.
Do you have to use organic sugar?
It’s definitely preferable to inorganic sugar, but not necessary.
Can you use rubbing alcohol?
Thanks for the help I will try and make the hair spray at the moment I have no essential oil handy and no rum but I will find something x
Do you ever have problems with bees or flies when you’re outside since it contains sugar?
Not that I have noticed.
Could you use any conditioner in this?
In regards to the spray bottle, I’ve had incredible luck with myoilbusiness.com recently! I ended up paying $13 with shipping for four glass bottles with spray tops! The glass bottles are a standard size, so you could easily pick up different types of lids.
There’s also a thread going around about just using glass water bottles with a spray top, but I haven’t tried this!
I love the sound of this! A few questions, do you think Himalayan or Celtic salt would work also what about vodka instead of rum? This is what I have on hand…. Although maybe I could get some spiced rum 🙂 cheers
Katie - Wellness Mama
Both of those salts would work and any kind of vodka should work too
Yay! I have vodka from making extracts. Great post!
I can’t wait to make this in the morning!
Haha tee hee! Priceless. “…turns slightly green when placed next to a shinier specimin…” I know that feeling all to well.