DIY Hair Sprays

You turn to hair sprays when you want your hairstyle to hold through the day, especially when you have to look your best. Turns out DIY hair spray can not only hold your style, but it can also be chemical-free and easy to prepare.

So, let’s learn more about preparing your own homemade hair spray and more about how to get the best from your hair spray. Shall we?

Benefits of DIY Hair Sprays

A DIY hair spray is chemical-free and free from harsh or damaging ingredients.

Homemade hair spray is free from allergens.

It’s safer and free from questionable ingredients like polymers, hydrocarbons, vegetable gums, isobutane, fragrance, etc. Most of these ingredients are marked under the “F” or dangerous category by environmental groups studying them.

When you make your hair spray, you can avoid ingredients that cause buildup.

Most importantly, you can customize your natural hair spray recipe to suit your needs, tastes, and preferences.

They’re cost-effective and pocket-friendly.

It can be made with natural ingredients and ingredients available in most homes.

DIY Hair Spray Recipes

Did you know hair sprays are loaded with dangerous and harmful chemicals that shouldn’t be anywhere near your hair? Not only are we spraying them on hair, we’re in contact with those chemicals for hours, which can be harmful to our health.

Many commercial hair sprays have ingredients that are banned in some countries, proven carcinogens, and categorized as harmful, toxic, or dangerous for use. So, why put yourself through them if they’re harmful and there’s a way around them?

Commercial hair sprays leave a cast like that of a hair gel, though it’s not as obvious, it’s still visible to the keen eye. Besides, what about the toxins and damaging ingredients? Choose to go with natural hair spray for healthier hair and scalp today.


There are many options when you’re looking to prepare your own natural hair spray. A homemade hair spray is not only easy to prepare, but it’s also cost-effective. Let’s learn how to prepare

DIY Easy Sugar Spray


This homemade hair spray is vegan and quite easy to prepare. So, let’s learn how to prepare this sugar hair spray, shall we?



  1. Heat the water to a boil.
  2. Add the sugar and mix until dissolved.
  3. Set aside to cool, and add the alcohol and essential oil after it’s fully cooled down.
  4. Transfer to a spray bottle, and it’s ready for use.


You can use any essential oil of your choice. We recommend hair-beneficial essential oils like rosemary essential oil, tea tree oil, peppermint essential oil, cedarwood essential oil, etc.

You can also use a combination of essential oils as a blend for the homemade hair spray recipe.

Thanks to the alcohol, this lasts for a year.

If you want to increase the hold of the homemade hairspray, increase the quantity of sugar in this recipe.

The alcohol you use for this recipe should be 80 proofs at least.

DIY Vegan Aloe Spray

Aloe Vera

If you love aloe vera gel, then you’d love this recipe. It’s also moisturizing and leaves you with shiny hair.


  • Aloe vera Gel – 1/4 Cup
  • Distilled Water – 1/2 Cup
  • Myrrh Essential Oil – 10 Drops


  1. Run the aloe vera gel with water in your blender.
  2. Transfer to a spray bottle, add the essential oil, and shake gently to combine.
  3. Your homemade hairspray is ready for use.


You can also add a tablespoon of honey for added hold and moisturization.

If you’re using store-bought aloe gel for this recipe, it should last well for a few weeks, alternatively, you can refrigerate if you’re using fresh aloe gel or juice.

If you’re using aloe juice, you can add less water for dilution – instead of a 1:2 ratio, you can go with 1:1 or less.

DIY Rubbing Alcohol Spray


Have a stash of rubbing alcohol you’re looking to use? Let’s put it to use, shall we?


  • Sugar – 2 Tbsps.
  • Distilled Water – 1 Cup
  • Rubbing Alcohol – 2 Tbsps.
  • Rosemary Essential Oil – 15 Drops


  1. Bring the water to a boil and add in the sugar.
  2. Once the sugar dissolves, remove it from heat and let it cool down.
  3. Add in the essential oil and rubbing alcohol and transfer to a spray bottle.
  4. Shake gently to combine, and your hair spray is ready for use.

DIY Vegan Citrus Spray


Got a fresh lemon? Then, let’s get started with our alcohol-free homemade hair spray.


  • Lemon – 1
  • Baking Soda.- 1 Tsp.
  • Water – 2 Cups


  1. Bring the water to a boil on your stove.
  2. While it’s heating up, squeeze the juice from the lemon and set aside.
  3. Cut the lemon rids into pieces and add them to the heating water.
  4. Let it boil and simmer it till the quantity reduces to half.
  5. Remove from heat and filter it.
  6. Transfer to a spray bottle and add the baking soda.
  7. Shake gently to combine.


You can store this in the refrigerator and use it for about two weeks.

Since lemon renders a nice citrusy aroma, you don’t need to add essential oils for aroma.

But you can add hair-beneficial essential oils or oils complimenting lemon for added aroma.

DIY Salt Spray


Do you want a spray that will add texture to your hair? How about beach hair? Let’s make a salt spray that will do just that, shall we?


  • Sea Salt – 1 Tbsp.
  • Lavender Essential Oil – 10 Drops
  • Distilled Water – 1 Cup
  • Coconut Oil – 1 Tsp.


  1. Bring the water to a boil and add in the salt.
  2. Stir to combine and remove from heat.
  3. If the coconut oil is solidified, add it when the water is hot to melt it.
  4. Transfer to a spray bottle and add in the remaining ingredients.
  5. Shake gently to combine.


You can add any essential oil of your choice.

You can use Epsom salt along with or instead of salt for defined waves and curls.

You can add any nutritious salt like red sea salt, volcanic salt, dead sea salt, etc.

You can add a spoonful of aloe gel or flax gel to this recipe for manageable and and more shinier hair.

How to Use the Hair Spray

Spray the hair spray on your hair – make sure it’s not too much, just enough to wet your hair slightly.

However, how liberal varies with your hair type and other factors, too – so see how it works for you.

Ideally, spray after detangling and style your hair once you spray the homemade hair spray.

Scrunch for added texture, especially if you have wavy or curly hair and style as usual.



As always, feel free to tweak and change the recipe and see how you like the results. The fun part of DIY is the trials and errors, trying out different variations and recipes, different mini versions of a recipe, etc. So, try out and develop a version that works best for you.

Feel free to write to us with any questions, feedback, requests, or concerns. We love hearing from you. Don’t have time for DIY recipes?

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