This is such an easy recipe but works really well! It keeps your hair where you want it as good as any store-bought hairspray. And all you need is a lemon and water!
To make the hairspray, you need one lemon or some lemon juice, and about 300 ml of water.
Cut the lemon up in chunks and add to a pot with the water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for a couple of minutes.
After 5-10 minutes, turn the heat down and let it cool while listening to Fool’s garden’s Lemon tree on repeat. If you can’t stand the song, just put your hairspray out on the balcony for a while.
When the water has cooled, strain into a spray bottle. If you want to add some essential oils for smell or for their nice properties for the hair. This time put 10 drops of grapefruit and 5 drops of rosemary essential oil. Grapefruit oil makes your hair shiny and I love the smell especially in combination with lemon. Rosemary is a great all round e.o. for your hair.
Shake before each use, especially if you have essential oils in it. The spray will last for at least 2 weeks if using tap water, probably more.
Tips for prolonging the shelf life:
- Keep the bottle in the fridge. It’s also possible to make a bigger batch and freeze some of it.
- Distilled water will prolong the shelf life by at least a week. Look for battery water at gas stations, that’s basically the same.
- Add 1 tbs of rubbing alcohol or vodka when adding the essential oils.