DIY Hair Product Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Hairspray

by ModaMob
7 Materials
5 Minutes

If you’re into making DIY hair products, follow along with this tutorial to learn how to make your own, customizable hairspray.

Store-bought hairspray is typically full of harmful chemicals. This DIY is a safer option that’s so easy to make and only takes a few minutes. Let’s begin!

Tools and materials:

  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Lavender essential oil (optional)
  • Salt (optional)
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Spray bottle
Measuring water

1. Measure water

Pour 1 cup of water into a spray bottle.

2. Add sugar

Next, add 4 teaspoons of sugar to the bottle. If you need a super strong hold, add more sugar.

If you’re looking to add more texture to your hair, you can even add a bit of salt. 

Adding sugar

3. Add essential oil and shake (optional)

Add a few drops of lavender or your favorite essential oil scent to the mixture.

Adding essential oil

Then close and shake the bottle to mix well.

DIY hairspray

DIY hairspray

Now your easy, DIY hairspray is ready to use! Apply it generously to your hair.

This DIY hair product is great because you can make it using ingredients from your pantry and it doesn’t have a list of harmful components as would a store bought option.

If you loved this tutorial, leave a comment and check out our DIY hair protectant recipe next.

Suggested materials:
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Lavender essential oil (optional)
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  • Dana Dana on Jun 27, 2023

    We used to do this in the 80’s for our punk hairdos. It was the only way to get our hair to stick straight up. I believe it’s quite sticky, though.

    • Kater Kater on Jun 28, 2023

      It is sticky ..but then it dries..we did it in the 60’s if we ran out of hair lacquer…we just used sugar and water…I don’t know about putting lavender oil in the water..oil and water don’t mix and the last thing my hair needs is adding oil to it..

  • Theresa Theresa on Jun 27, 2023

    Good way to attract bees