the best hairspray ever

ImageOkay, maybe not ever, but all things considered, it’s pretty darn good.  Have you ever tried reading the ingredients on your hairspray bottle.  You can’t even pronounce half of them.  Thanks to a quick startpage search I found this super simple, incredibly frugal alternative at Organic Authority.  You probably have everything you need right in your cabinet.

Homemade Hairspray

1 cup hot purified water

4 teaspoons evaporated cane juice (sugar)

1 tablespoon vodka (optional)

3-5 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)

fine mist spray bottle

Heat the water to just under a boil.  Add sugar and stir thoroughly to dissolve.  Add the vodka and cool.  Add your essential oil, put it in your spray bottle, and you are good to go.

Just a couple of notes —

1.  I use vodka (yes, I keep some in the house, don’t tell my bishop.  Seriously, the most time consuming part of this project was remembering where I hid the vodka), but you can also use rubbing alcohol (although it’s not exactly hippie friendly) or just omit it entirely.

2.  When using the hairspray, let it dry completely before fooling around with your hair or you’ll mess up your do.

I was amazed when I first tried this out.  It works great.  I use it, the kids use it, the goats use it before shows (just kidding).  Seriously, it holds really well and it comes right out with just a simple brush of your hair.  No nasty build up that requires special shampoo.  All for about five cents a bottle (maybe 10 if you use the vodka). 

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