A while back we mentioned our love for making our very own hair spray, asking if you would appreciate a tutorial on how we make it. Since there was such a great response I made sure to take photos as I made it this last time.
If you are like me, you want to make sure to take the very best of care of your hair, skipping chemicals as much as possible. Though it was never an issue before, I have been battling breakage with my hair these past couple of years. As I read and researched on how to best remedy the awful results, I came across one tip that is not spoken of as often- how much hair spray can damage your hair. It just happen to be that I had been using more of it during this time- go figure!
I am one who loved the canned stuff so much more than the squirt bottled kind. So at first I thought "Uhm I'll just keep on using my natural (store bought) bamboo stuff- just not as much." But I decided to try it, despite my lack of comfort concerning having to use a squirt bottle instead. And since this recipe is so effortless, I am sure you nature lovers and DIY-ers will get hooked as I did!
Let's get started!
a regular tea bag, just hang the string over the edge of the pot. Finding camomile flowers may not be
as easy, but we have a wonderful store close by that sells out of the ordinary herbs and such.
3. After this odd looking concoction as cooled; enough that it would not burn you, drain it off- making sure you have a bowl ready to catch your brew!
4. Add sugar- I usually add four teaspoons plus a little, but this is where you can make your own call.
To determine how much, just think of how strong you want your spray to be. My amount gives me
a nice medium to strong hold. Just sprinkle it on in and stir/swish around, making it dissolve.
5. You now should have a small amount of tan/brown liquid left in your bowl, depending on what tea
you brewed. Now we just add a scant of whatever essential oil you desire. You don't have to add any,
but if you don't, just be prepared to smell like some strong tea for a few minutes! FYI, it usually doesn't
last too long.You could also add some lavender seeds or rose petals for fragrance, and let them steep for a while.
out so I could then use that same bottle. Then wrapped decorative paper around it, taped the seam, and
cut the top short enough that it would be held on once I screwed the lid on!
Wasn't that fabulously easy!? All of us girls have been enjoying the results for the past eight months or so. Believe me when I say that I have tried a large amount of natural beauty recipes! This is one of my utmost favorites! You also will have such a satisfaction, knowing you have made something so wonderful and that you are protecting you hair from not being it's best!
We are soon to be off to Sabbath meeting so I'd better scoot!
What do you make that is wonderful and natural?
Have you ever made hair spray before?
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