I thought hairspray is the artificial chemical product that I could not escape from. But I kept thinking about the artificial chemicals I inhaled from the hairspray, and my hair was coated with a layer of chemicals…and this hairspray would touch my face through my hair and remain chemicals on my face.
Why is hairspray bad for health?
- Hair spray contains chemicals that can be bad for health.
- The ingredients in hairspray can sometimes cause allergic reactions, such as sneezing and skin reactions.
- Long term usage can cause lung disorder contracted by inhaling and accumulating small particles in the body.
I found a few natural recipes for hairspray:
- Salt and water
- Sugar and Water
- Lemon and Water
I decided to try making my Lemon & Lavender Hairspray!
It’s easy! And it is cheap!
- 1 lemon/ orange
- 2 cup of water
- ¼ cup of Vodka or Gin (as a preservative)
- 8-10 drops of essential oil of your choice (Optional) (As usual…I use Lavender oil)
- Cut the lemon/ orange into pieces
- Boil it with 2 cups of water until water reduce into 1 cup.
- Filter the lemon water into the measuring cup. (Only water should reminds in the cup)
- Wait until the water becomes cool (I put it into iced water to cool it down faster).
- Add Alcohol and essential oils into the cup of lemon water.
- Use a funnel to pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Shake will before each use.
I have been using this hairspray for few weeks now, and my hair feels excellent!
My hair no longer coated with a layer of artificial chemicals and the only thing my hair smells are Lemon and Lavender (and my hair is a little bit drunk because of the Vodka, haha)!
- This natural hairspray gives me a very natural hold! If you want to have a stronger hold, you can try to add more lemon or orange into the recipe!
- Because lemon is a natural bleach, there is a chance the lemon can lighten your hair when exposed to sunlight. You can use an orange for darker hair and use lemon if your hair has light color.