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Natural Beauty: Effortless Homemade Hairspray


Hairspray is expensive and chockfull of chemical ingredients - straight up (and let's not even get started with aerosol)! But we've got a super subversive secret that's going to change the way you look at hairspray forever...

... and it is: You only need two ingredients (and you undoubtedly already have them) to make a hairspray that's as good as anything you'll ever spend twenty buck on (or more). What are they? Sugar and water! 

It's true. If you find the right combination of sugar-to-water for your hair, you'll never need to buy haispray again. We've added a couple fun - albeit optional - ingredients to this seemingly too-good-to-be-true recipe for homemade hairspray. Start here, but keep in mind, you may need to do a little bit of adjusting until you find the ratio that works best for you (maybe only 3 teaspoons of sugar for super fine hair or 5 for uber coarse hair...).

Give this a whirl, and let us know what you think. We think you'll be astonished at how well it works, and how incredibly simple it is. 


  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup hot purified water
  • 1 tablespoon vodka (optional, acts as a preservative)
  • 3-5 drops essential oil of your choice for a delicious scent
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  • Spray bottle (look for one that produces a fine mist)


  • Heat your water in a saucepan to just under a boil.
  • Dissolve your sugar in the hot water, stirring thoroughly.
  • Add the vodka.
  • Cool. 
  • Add your essential oil(s)
  • Pour your hairspray into your spray bottle, and you're ready to go

Love this? You might also be into our Homemade Pomade that Rocks. It Rocks. 

    image: Hernan Irastorza

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