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How To Make Your Own Hair Spray


woman applying tonic hair care spray on hair ends
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Looking for a natural and wallet-friendly hair spray to keep your 'do in place? Then, give this simple, two-ingredient recipe a try:

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 20 minutes or less

Here's How:

  1. Slice the lemon into wedges.
  2. Place in a pot, and cover with two cups water.
  3. Boil until half of the liquid remains.
  4. Allow to cool. Then, strain, and place in a spray bottle.
  5. If the finished spray feels sticky to the touch, dilute it with a bit of water.
  6. Then, store your hair spray in the refrigerator for up to one week.


  1. Add a Tablespoon of rubbing alcohol to the recipe, and the hair spray can be stored at room temperature for up to two weeks.
  2. Have dry hair? Then, try an orange instead of a lemon.
  3. Customize the scent of your hair spray by adding a couple drops of your favorite essential oil.
  4. Be sure to label the contents of your bottle.

What You Need:

  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cups water
  • A pot
  • A strainer
  • An empty spray bottle
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