How to make hairspray – DIY recipe

I love finding ways to make over some of my favorite health and beauty supplies. My latest quest was eliminating hair spray from my monthly grocery bill.  I never dreamed it would be so easy to make homemade hairspray and the results would work so well!

how to make hairspray homemade - diy recipe

For just pennies, I was able to cross one more item off my list of things I am doing to Learn to Live Without Walmart. Plus, when I looked at the list of ingredients in my old time favorite brand of hairspray I was shocked to think I had been spraying all those chemicals in my hair for years.

These were the ingredients in my favorite brand:

Hairspray Ingredients: SD Alcohol 40-B, Water, Isopropyl Alcohol, VA/Crotonates/Vinyl Neodecanoate Copolymer, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Aminomethyl Propanol, Lauryl Pyrrolidone, Methyl Gluceth-20, Cyclopentasiloxane, Masking Fragrance.

So for just a few pennies for a 16 ounce spray bottle I still can get my hair to stay where I want it and I am no longer spraying garbage in and around my head.

How to make DIY hairspray:

  • 1.5 cups distilled or boiled water
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vodka 
  1. Boil water and dissolve sugar in it.
  2. Allow to cool to room temp and add alcohol.
  3. Store in a spray bottle.

I have been extremely happy with the results of this makeover product; I just wish I had tried it years ago

how to make hairspray homemade - diy recipe

Thanks for stopping by!

Tracy Lynn

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