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Old 07-13-2010, 11:59 AM   #1
 
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I have found that my hair loves honey. I am trying to make a honey hair spray. For me it works like a very lite hair spray. Giving my hair body, shine and lite hold. But it starts to ferment in the bottle after about 3 days.

I am using 1/4 teaspoon of honey to about 6 oz water. I have put lavender oil and tea tree oil, 3 drops each to see if it would preserve it, but it still ferments.

I guess I could just make it up new every day or so but I would rather not. So if anyone has any ideas.
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That is called mead--a kind of beer made from honey, lol! The natural yeasts in the air are eating the sugars in the honey.

Personally I would use about 40 drops of grapefruit seed extract, aka GSE, per 8 oz of your spray. You can get it in the health food store. People take it (internally) to fight yeast infections, so it will keep your spray clean. One bottle will probably last you YEARS.

I use it in my flaxseed gel (and other homemade products) and it works great.

Let us know how the honey hairspray works for you!
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Thanks socknitster I will try that and let you know how it works.
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I know this is old, but I have to ask:

1) Do you use it even in the winter?
2) How do you apply it?
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That is called mead--a kind of beer made from honey, lol! The natural yeasts in the air are eating the sugars in the honey.

Personally I would use about 40 drops of grapefruit seed extract, aka GSE, per 8 oz of your spray. You can get it in the health food store. People take it (internally) to fight yeast infections, so it will keep your spray clean. One bottle will probably last you YEARS.

I use it in my flaxseed gel (and other homemade products) and it works great.

Let us know how the honey hairspray works for you!
I have heard wonders about GSE. When you add this to your flaxseed gel how long does it last? Do you keep it in the fridge?
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I add GSE to my FSG (about 24-30 drops per batch of gel -- the 1/4 cup flaxseeds to 1 cup water recipe), and it lasts a while. I don't keep it in the fridge -- just on top of my dresser -- and it lasts weeks (I have not let it sit longer, because I use it up quickly). I also add Lavender EO and that helps preserve it, too. Without the GSE, it will go bad in three or four days, and no one can use FSG up that quickly!
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Honey made my hair beautifully shiny, and somehow really soft too. I hated applying it onto my hair though. Just thinking about it makes me cringe ahah. I did the same thing as you, put it a spray bottle and added some water, thats as far i got though, my experience was too painful for me to try anything with honey again ahahah. But yes it does give it a wonderful shine!
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I am loving just adding honey to my CO-wash. I haven't tried it as a spritz. I am thinking about trying it though.
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Does the GSE do anything "negative" to your hair? Dry it out?

Alternatively, would GSE be a good addition to shampoo/conditioner for someone suffering from dandruff? Dandruff is a type of yeast overgrowth on the scalp, if I recall correctly, and if people use GSE for yeast infections...
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Can't honey lighten your hair?
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Hi guys just a quick note um if ur interested in looking at preservatives gse is described as a natural preservative but I wouldn't guarantee it will 100% prevent nasty things growing in your products as allot of these things that are potentially harmfull are naked to the eye. You can purchase proper preservatives that won't harm ur hair and get allot of helpfull information on preservatives,how to use them and what they do to your hair and effect your products on most soap making websites.these are the only way to 100% be sure u won't be growing harmfull bacteria in your products I also recommend using bottled water aswell.
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Now I'm worried. I made it into a spray on my own a few days ago thinking I was some genius for thinking of this on my own... how do you know if it's fermented? Just by smell?

Man... I'll have to smell mine when I get home.
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I have found that my hair loves honey. I am trying to make a honey hair spray. For me it works like a very lite hair spray. Giving my hair body, shine and lite hold. But it starts to ferment in the bottle after about 3 days.

I am using 1/4 teaspoon of honey to about 6 oz water. I have put lavender oil and tea tree oil, 3 drops each to see if it would preserve it, but it still ferments.

I guess I could just make it up new every day or so but I would rather not. So if anyone has any ideas.
Most homemade hair spray i have seen call for rubbing or clear grain alcohol (Vodka) to preserve them about 1Tbs per 8oz.
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