this post is about making DIY natural hair spray for healthier, longer hair using simple ingredients
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I’m branching out a bit with this post – as I don’t think I’ve ever shared anything beauty/hair/makeup related.
But, finding natural solutions for personal care stuff is a big part of living a non-toxic lifestyle
So it definitely fits in the box of stuff I like!
Plus, something about having a daughter who’s getting old enough to want to try my makeup and have her hair done has made me pay closer attention to what I keep on hand. My Vivi is super girly and I love that. I want her to enjoy those parts of being a girl like makeup and hair, without being overly exposed to chemicals that can affect her little body both short and long term.
Her future health actually began when I was pregnant with her. This study shows that prenatal exposure to chemicals can speed up puberty in girls. I don’t worry too much about what I didn’t know then – because I didn’t know that then! But it’s nice to know now what to be mindful of.
I’ve always had very thick, healthy, long hair. But I cut it all off last year and have been painstakingly growing it out.
Here’s a little side by side of how long I’ve always kept it compared to what it is now.
I made up this natural hair spray for me, to help keep my scalp healthy and speed up hair growth
The fact that its kid friendly and Viv can use it is a plus. She loves her “hair spray.” There’s actual science behind the formula I used – and now that I’ve been using it for a month I can definitely tell a difference. My mom even noticed how much my hair has grown, which means it’s undeniable…right?!
I’ll tell you how to use it below, but I will share – I was unsure before I started using it if it would make my hair feel oily or heavy. It doesn’t at all! You’ll see why when you read about the ingredients, but they actually work to balance the oil level in your scalp so I have lots of volume still using it.
This natural hair spray is made with water, witch hazel, and essential oils. That’s it!
Let’s talk about these ingredients
I’m not going to attach specific studies to each ingredient or make official claims because – friends, I don’t have the time to deal with a blog audit, ever. This is why you will see me write vaguely pretty often. Please know this isn’t because I haven’t done legitimate research of published, peer reviewed studies! If you’d ever like my resource list on anything I post send me a message and I may share it with you privately 🙂
- Witch Hazel – conditions the scalp to prime it for healthy hair growth
- Carrot Seed Essential Oil – moisturizes the scalp for healthier hair
- Rosemary Essential Oil – similar to lavender in that its great for cellular generation
- Cedarwood Essential Oil – supports oil producing glands in the scalp
- Peppermint Essential Oil – increases circulation which is good for hair follicles
- Lavender Essential Oil – great for new cell growth, which is how hair grows, by cells dividing and growing to build the hair shaft.
What you’ll need
- 1/2 cup Witch Hazel
- 40 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil
- 40 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
- 40 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 40 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 40 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 16 oz. glass spray bottle
How to make Natural Hair Tonic
- Add witch hazel & essential oils to a 16 oz. glass spray bottle. Don’t use plastic. Essential Oils pull toxins, which is great for keeping us detoxed! But not good when they pull plastic toxins that then go into our body.
- Then fill to the top with water.
- Cute Cricut label optional. I have the Explore Air 2 and would recommend if you’re in the market. I’m not that into crafting, but for labeling purposes its great.
How to Use and Store Natural Hair Tonic
- Shake the bottle well to incorporate oils throughout the spray before using.
- It works best if you spray several sprays onto your hair at the roots when its wet, after a shower. Then massage into your scalp and brush it through your hair. That’s it. You can use it daily. I don’t wash my hair daily so I probably use it 3x a week.
- Store in a dark amber glass bottle on the countertop at room temp. Or, if you use a clear glass bottle like mine, store it in the cabinet.
How to get YL oils for all your DIY project needs
You can read my Oil page if you want to know more about why I exclusively use YL oils. But it boils down to farming practices and transparency. That is the same reason we sell our pork in bulk and I’ll sell our milk and eggs straight off the farm when the time comes. I want people to feel confident in what they’re buying by seeing how it is raised/grown. YL has those same standards. No other company does, and when it comes to therapeutic oils – that’s important.
You can purchase single oils at retail price on my YL site. Or get a starter kit which includes lavender and peppermint along with 10 other everyday oils, then access the others at wholesale pricing. I recommend the second choice just because you’re getting more stuff for less $$ & you get access to our oily FB groups, monthly emails, and tons of resources!
If you’re pretty tech savvy you will probably be able to figure out the kit purchase and oil add ons for this natural hair spray project by clicking the link. But if any part of the purchase process is confusing to you or you want to make sure you get the most discounts – please reach out, that’s what I’m here for – to help with questions you have!
Thanks for following along on my natural living journey here on our modern homestead.
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