Here’s my latest trick:
Confession – I’ve been using homemade hairspray for a week. It actually works and doesn’t take a degree in chemistry to figure it out either.
Here’s what you need: water, sugar and a spray bottle. That’s it – regular ol’ white sugar.
The formula is one cup of just simmering water and 4 tsps. of sugar. Stir it together until the sugar is dissolved and pour it in a bottle when it’s cool enough. I added 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil because I felt like being girly. I bought a tiny travel bottle to store mine in, so my ratio was 1/4 cup water and 1 tsp. sugar.
If you want the hair spray stronger, add more sugar. Want something less than Aqua Net? Add more water. I would say this is a medium hold. It’s enough to keep my bangs in place and frizz tamed, but this would need to be a lot stronger for an up-do or something with a lot of volume. It’s very flexible and isn’t sticky. It’s not an immediate set if that’s important to you in a hairspray.
Most of you country girls are thinking that this is love potion for bees and other insects. It doesn’t seem to be. I sprayed it on my hair and went outside to pull weeds for about an hour and didn’t have a single bug bother me. And trust me, the bees were around.
My only dilemma is this – I found this idea on another blog about a month ago that I forgot to bookmark and now can’t find to save my life. I did comment on the post. If that was your blog, please let me know so I can give you credit! I apologize for having a redhead moment.