I love to look good. Who does not? all lovers leave the salon or hairdresser cut our hair perfectly fresh us, our hair styled the way we like it. Do you know the dangers hidden in hairspray that seemingly harmless can have your stylist is so lightly spray all over the hair and face, as you inhale the toxic fumes?
On Monday, I wrote about some of the toxic components in the sunscreen many of us use every day during the warmer months. Now is the time to deal with hairspray! For those of use with moisture sensitive hair, hair spray can help keep it when we face a disastrous hair day.
The hair sprays may contain nasty chemicals such as as parabens, phthalates, DEA, petrolatum, sulfates, propylene glycol (also known as antifreeze), phenol, perfume, formaldehyde and heavy metals. If you want to check the safety of their products, you can do in www.ewg.org using its database of deep skin.
I found a great recipe of hairspray homemade on www.wellnessmama.com. It is a better alternative to store-bought brands that are full of chemicals, and good, certainly you are going to save some money in the process. I am posting the recipe below. Enjoy!
– Natural Hair Spray Recipe www.wellnessmama.com Ingredients
- 1, 5 cups water (boiling if you can not filter)
- 2 tablespoons white (darker not really work here)
- 1 tablespoon of high-proof alcohol like vodka (in I actually like spiced rum by smell)
- 10-15 drops of essential oil of choice (I like lavender)
- Boil water and dissolve the sugar in it.
- Let cool to room temperature and add alcohol and essential oils.
- shop spray bottle and use as normal hair spray.
Notes This recipe is indefinite if kept in an airtight container. Adjust sugar up or down for more or less stiffness / retention (more sugar = stronger hold) but do not add too much or hair remains sticky.
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