Hairspray & Hair Gel

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Want to hold your hairstyle in place for almost no cost at all? Spend 5 minutes making this simple recipe, and you can do just that.

1/2 Cup Water
2 Teaspoons Sugar
1 Teaspoon Alcohol
5-10 Drops Essential Oil (Rosemary, Peppermint, Etc.) (Optional)

Bring the half cup of water to a boil and remove it from the heat source, then add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Allow to cool, then add the alcohol and essential oil and mix well. Pour the solution into a fine mist spray bottle and shake well before each use.

To apply, mist the hairspray over the hair and allow it to dry; repeat the process a time or two for a stronger hold. Drying will only take a minute or two each time.

This hairspray will add shine to the hair, and make it a bit crunchy unless it is scrunched out. It does not comb out easily, but it does rinse out very easily. Also, this solution does not attract either ants or bees, and adding peppermint oil may actually help to deter them.

Hair Gel

For those who prefer hair gel to hairspray, several solutions are available. For a light hold, simply rubbing and small amount of aloe vera gel between your palms, then applying it to the hair before styling will suffice. For a stronger hold, a more elaborate solution may be needed.

1 Cup Warm Water
1/2 – 1 tsp Unflavored Gelatin
5-10 Drops Essential Oil (Rosemary, Peppermint, Etc.) (Optional)

Dissolve the gelatin in the warm water, add the essential oil and mix well. Store the gel in the refrigerator between uses to keep it fresh.