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RedCleo 07-30-2012 08:42 AM

Hairspray recommendation wanted
 
I don't often use hair spray, since I usually wear my hair curly, so it has taken me a long time to go through the last bottle I purchased, which I hated (I think it was Herbal Essences something, and it was really waxy and gross).

However, I have been using hot rollers a lot lately, and can't get them to last very long (which is not a normal problem for me, as I tend to get more Shirley Temple with curlers). I think the main problem is that it has been super humid here (Minnesota) this summer. I have tried using my curl spray (Aussie brand) instead of hair spray and I just get really dried out hair (and it still falls within an hour of getting ready).

So, since I used up the last of my horrid hairspray this morning, I am now in the market for something new. I'd love something that helped protect against humidity and didn't make my hair feel really dry or waxy. Anyone have any suggestions? I'll take recommendations for curl spray, too. Box store brands preferred, but I could go fancier for the hair spray since I use it less often.

SaraNoH 08-01-2012 09:48 AM

I don't use hairspray but I have come across a recipe for homemade CG spray that I'm itching to try. Basically you cut up an orange or lemon and boil it in 2 cups of water until it's half reduced and presto. I hear you can also add a touch of honey for added hold. While it may sound strange, it may be worth a shot to try something so inexpensive. Who knows, maybe you'll love it :)

Geek_Chic 08-01-2012 02:03 PM

I don't use hairspray either, but L'Oreal's Everstyle line has an alcohol free hairspray that I think is also supposed to be humidity resistant.

Fifi.G 08-02-2012 11:17 AM

Just checking because I'm curious about suggestions as well. A can or bottle of hairspray lasts me several years. I'm avoiding alcohol and propellants now, along with specific ingredients, so I can no longer use my Moroccan Oil. It's a shame because that is the most wonderful hairspray. It is not sticky or stiff in the slightest.


Worn out iPhone. Need I say more?

WurlyLox 08-02-2012 11:25 AM

I like Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz. Any I have and have seen in the store has had only a bit of SD-Alcohol 40B at the very bottom of a long natural ingredient list.

Someone in another thread said they'd bought some that had alcohol at the top of the list, but I still haven't come across any myself. When I heard that, I did write Giovanni complaining about it. They never commented, but maybe enough customers complained that they quickly went back to the original formula, or maybe the one who mentioned it was just mistaken :dontknow:

Anyway, I like it because it is mostly natural ingredients and even with so little alcohol, it dries quickly. It doesn't build up no matter how many days I go between washings, it's fragrance-free and not stiff, sticky or wet-looking, yet it holds well, even in Atlanta's humidity.

freeandcurly 08-10-2012 08:15 AM

I tried the recipe where you boil the lemon. I didn't get the hold with it that I wanted. Although the L'oreal Everstyle alcohol free hair spray does work well for me. I just wish I could find a hair spray with more natural ingredients. I did run across another recipe though and it was basically sugar water but I'm scared it would act as a humectant or be sticky.

WurlyLox 08-10-2012 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by freeandcurly (Post 2011799)
I tried the recipe where you boil the lemon. I didn't get the hold with it that I wanted. Although the L'oreal Everstyle alcohol free hair spray does work well for me. I just wish I could find a hair spray with more natural ingredients. I did run across another recipe though and it was basically sugar water but I'm scared it would act as a humectant or be sticky.

ngredients of the LA Hold Hair Spritz - pretty much natural except for the PVP copolymer near the bottom :

Aqua (Purified Water) with *Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Oil, *Nettle (Uritica Dioica) Oil, *Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Oil, Birch Leaf (Butela Alba) Oil, *Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilus Flower) Oil, *Clary (Salvia Sclarea), *Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), *Coltsfoot Leaf (Tussilago Farfara), *Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) Oil, *Mallow (Malva Sylvestris), *Horsetail (Equistetum Arvense) Oil, PVP/VA Coplymer, *Soybean Protein (Glycine Soja), Alcohol Denatured (plant derived), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Trace Minerals, Citric Acid (corn), Grapefruit Seed (citrus derived).

*Certified Organic

freeandcurly 08-10-2012 04:00 PM

Wow..thanks I will have to go get a bottle now!

WurlyLox 08-13-2012 02:03 PM

Target, RiteAid, some CVS and Walgreen's, Whole Foods, maybe WalMart now. Lot's of places on line - I usually get mine at www.luckyvitamin.com when ordering other things.

long_n_curly 09-03-2012 10:37 AM

wurly off topic ? but what YTC condish do you use Carrots or cuc?

WurlyLox 09-10-2012 03:14 PM

Carrots. I find it more moisturizing than cukes, and I don't use regular hair color (I do henna glosses, and it doesn't fade), so retaining it isn't an issue for me. If you do color, you might prefer it.


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