Many curly girls have to use something to hold their curls together, whether for a special hairstyle or just everyday wear. Gels are great for this, but for some curlies, they can weigh down their hair or hold it in clumps that won’t separate. A good alternative to this is hair spritz. Some curlies choose to use a hair spritz for moisture as well. As with any hair products, upkeep can be costly and you may have concerns about the ingredients in them. We found some tried-and-true homemade hair spritzes you can make yourself!
Sugar ‘N Style
Diane Kidman, owner of the dkMommy Spot blog, shared one of the easiest recipes on her blog. Are you ready for this? You’ll need sugar and water. Yes, that’s all you’ll need (aside from a spray bottle to hold the mixture)! Diane says to bring about ½ cup of water to a boil, turn off the heat, then stir in about 2 tsp of sugar. Let this cool before pouring it into a spray bottle. That’s all there is to it! If you want, you can also add in a few drops of essential oils for scent (this is how she prefers to make it), but you don’t have to if you don’t have any on hand. The neat thing about this recipe is that its ingredients are things you probably always have at home, which means you can easily whip this up in no time in a pinch when you’re out of your usual sprays or gels!
Moist and Mist
Rose water has good cleansing properties and can clean the pores of your skin of dirt and other oils. Since rose water is also an excellent source of hydration, especially for the skin, using it as a main ingredient in this spritz is a great choice. Stephanie of Shakara Natural Tips has a fantastic recipe for a lightweight spritz that’ll add moisture to parched hair. You’ll need 100 ml of rose water, 200 ml of aloe vera juice, and up to five drops of pure jojoba oil (you can also use lavender oil or sweet almond oil) to make the spritz.
Coating for Coilies
Many coilies like putting their hair in twists because they get a textured curl when they let out the twists. Before you set your hair in twists, you should coat it with a moisturizing leave-in conditioner or some type of setting lotion. If you’d prefer to use something natural, you can make a spritz for this yourself! KCurly with Newly Natural has developed a recipe for a spritz that’s perfect for coilies who like to put their hair in twists. She mixes together equal parts (usually one cup each) of aloe vera gel and water, and then adds in a few drops of jojoba oil and essential oils. If your hair doesn’t respond well to the oils she uses, feel free to substitute the jojoba with almond oil or coconut oil. Spritz this on your hair before twisting it or finger curling, and see if it helps keep your hair moist!
As with anything you buy in bulk to make from scratch, homemade hair spritz might cost a little more than a premade version upfront, but your investment will be worth it!
What other recipes for homemade spritzes have you tried and loved?