I don’t use Hair Sprays unless absolutely necessary as they often leave my hair dry. But, I figured a way to get it done without alcohol, so my hair won’t be dry and shimmer too!
What’s not to like about it, right? So, one of my friends got me a bottle of Sulphanated Castor Oil when visiting with me. I heard about it, but wasn’t keen on buying. But I once got a hold of it, I decided it was time to try out a hair spray and see if it works!
So, I came up with a recipe after discussing with a few of my DIY enthusiasts and friends.
Sulphanted Castor Oil – 2 Tsp.
Rosemary Antioxidant Co2 Extract – 1 Tbsp.
Cedarwood Essential Oil – 10 Drops
Argan Oil – 1 Tbsp.
Silk Peptides – ½ Tsp.
Distilled Water – 3 Oz.
Bamboo Bioferment – 2 Ml
Phytokeratin – 2 Ml
Glycerin – 2 Tsp.
Copper Mica – as needed
Brown Mica – as needed
Take a spritzer or whatever spray dispenser you’re planning to use and add Argan Oil, Rosemary Extract, Sulphanated Castor Oil and the essential oils you’ve chosen to the spritzer. Swirl gently to combine.
Now, add water, silk peptides, phytokeratin, glycerin bamboo bioferment and micas into the mixture.
Shake gently to combine all the ingredients.
How to Use It?
Just spray away, for shimmery and stunning hair!
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
If you can’t get Sulphanated Castor Oil, you can substitute it with Polysorbate.
I have used the Essential Oils I prefer for hair care, though you can substitute with oils or extracts of your choice.
I also add a few drops of Myrrh Essential Oil by cutting back on Cedarwood Essential Oil, for that enticing and intensive aroma. It is a good option for hair, too.
As for Mica, I have picked the colors based on my hair color. However, you can pick micas or shimmer based on your hair color, or preference.
Why These Ingredients?
Sulphanated Castor Oil eliminates the need for Alcohol, as it is soluble in both oil and water and also works as an emulsifier. The best part is that, sulphanated castor oil retains the properties of castor oil, so it can leave your hair soft and manageable.
We’ve written a lot about Argan Oil and I’m sure you don’t need an introduction again.
Rosemary Extract works as a preservative, and is also an antioxidant. It is an excellent addition for hair and also, extends the shelf life of this recipe.
As mentioned earlier, the essential oils picked are good for hair, though there are other options including Chamomile Essential Oil, Clary Sage Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, etc.
Bamboo Bioferment is a natural alternative to Silicone and ideal when you want lighter sprays that leave your hair shiny. It is also good for your hair.
Phytokeratin strengthens your hair and adds some volume, if you have thin hair.
Glycerin keeps your hair sane and hydrated, so your hair isn’t frizzy or dry like when you use commercial hair sprays that use alcohol base.
Silk Peptides are a great way to add shine, softness and sheen to your hair from within.
Try the recipe, make your tweaks and let us know how you found the recipe along with any additions and changes you made successfully. If you don’t have time for DIY Hair Care Recipes, try HY Vitamins Hair Care Range.