How to Make Spritz for Hair to Keep Locs & Braids Super-Hydrated

Golden Rootz
by Golden Rootz
7 Materials
5 Minutes

Are you suffering from dry hair? Well, I want to show you guys how to make spritz for hair in just a simple hairspray bottle. This spritz is super easy to make, it’s hydrating, and each of the ingredients comes with added benefits. Let’s get started!

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Tools and materials:

  • Ionized/distilled water
  • Rose water
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Rosemary/Lavender oil
  • Measuring tools
  • Spray bottle

DIY hair spritz recipe

Ionized/distilled water

1. Pour 100mls of ionized/distilled water (3.3 fl oz)

I’m using Ionized water. Ionized water is almost like distilled water, both of which are better than tap water. Whether you use ionized or distilled water is up to preference. 

Rose water

2. Pour 100mls of rose water (3.3 fl oz)

So, your solution is going to be 50% ionized water and 50% rose water. Rose water is so important because it’s hydrating for your hair which is great if you’re experiencing any frizz in your hair. 

Vitamin E oil

3. Add 2 tablespoons of Vitamin E oil

This is all preference, you don’t have to use it. I use it because I like to have oil in my DIY hair spritz. You can substitute with a different oil if you like, such as castor oil; it’s entirely up to you.

I use Vitamin E oil because it helps keep the shine in your hair, keeps it soft, and keeps it moisturized.

Isopropyl alcohol

4. Add 1 teaspoon of isopropyl alcohol

I add 1% of alcohol to the final volume of our product. This helps as a preservative. If you don’t want to use alcohol, you don’t have to. I know some people find that it can dry out their hair, but since we’re only using 1%, it shouldn’t.

This helps to keep your hair spray longer, typically for up to six months, but if you’re going to use it every day, there’s no need to add this.

Rosemary or lavender oil

5. Add 3-5 drops of rosemary or lavender oil

I prefer rosemary oil because of the scent and it’s great for your hair. Because we’re making a natural hairspray, we’re using artificial smells so the rosemary is going to have your hair smelling really good.

Rosemary also has great anti-inflammatory properties which are good if you have an itchy scalp or dry hair.

DIY hair spritz recipe

6. Mix

Give it a mix! Similarly, always remember to shake your bottle before using this homemade hair spritz. This spritz is great if you’re trying to keep your roots, your locks, or just your hair hydrated.

I absolutely swear by this stuff, and it’s something you can use every morning.

Homemade hair spritz

7. Bottle

Pour the DIY hair spritz into a bottle with a spray cap, leaving a little room so it can be shaken, and it’s ready to use! Again, don’t forget to shake before each use because the oil will rise to the top and you want to be evenly mixed.

How to use the DIY hair spritz for natural black hair

So, I wanted to show you guys how I use the hair spritz on my daughter’s locs. Her locs tend to frizz and every day they’re kind of dry, so we like to keep them hydrated. 

How to make spritz for hair

Give it a shake before using it. When it appears cloudy, then you can spray. Spray until the hair is moisturized or hydrated, not soaking wet. 

How to make spritz for hair

If any of you are having trouble with frizzy locs or you want to know how to hydrate your hair or locs, this is a great homemade hair spritz for dry hair and I recommend it because it’s been amazing.

Let me know what you think down below!

Suggested materials:
  • Ionized/distilled water
  • Rose water
  • Vitamin E oil
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  • Sma22310865 Sma22310865 on Jul 11, 2022

    Thanks for this recipe. I do not wash my hair daily - roughly once a week unless it gets dirty from sweat or swimming. In the meantime this will help keep my curls moisturized and it is without chemicals.

  • Jacque D Jacque D on Jul 20, 2022

    Thanks for the recipe. I have a couple of questions:

    1. Would you recommend large batches of this and storing
    2. can this be used on braid styles such as knotless individuals?