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DIY Thursday: Natural hair spray

If you’ve ever accidentally inhaled hairspray you’ll be aware it’s not the most lung-friendly of products… and if a cloud of hairspray chemicals is toxic enough to make you cough your lungs up, it’s probably not the best for your health or the environment.
Luckily you don’t have to forsake fashionable follicles while trying to be earth-friendly - we’ve come up with a solution that’s safe and easy, includes hair-nourishing essential oils and will save you a fortune compared to its commercial equivalents.
Bosisto’s Natural Hairspray
You’ll need:
2 cups water (filtered preferably, in a filter jug like a Brita -but tap is fine)
2 tablespoons of white sugar
½ tablespoon isopropyl alcohol (at pharmacies or Priceline)
Empty spray bottle
Boil the water in a pot over the stove.  Once the water is boiling, dissolve the sugar in it, mixing well.  Turn the heat off and let the mixture cool to room temperature.  When the mixture is cool, add the alcohol and essential oil; stir well.  Using a funnel, pour into your spray bottle.  Use as you would a normal hairspray (make sure you shake before each use).
*NOTE:  We used lavender oil for its soothing aroma and anti-inflammatory properties; studies have also shown it helps promote hair growth