Rosemary and Lavendar Hair Spritz
In my quest for bottle free beauty and personal care I wanted to try this fun sounding hair spritz. If you’re wondering what a hair spritz is, it’s something you spray on your hair but it doesn’t necessarily provide any hold, like hairspray. It’s good for “second day” hair. The author claimed this particular hair spritz could substitue for a light leave-in conditioner.
I found this recipe on naturallycurly.com.
- 1 cup distilled or filtered water
- 2 tbsp vegetable glycerin
- 5-10 drop rose hip seed essential oil
- 1/4 cup fresh rose petals or 1 tablespoon dried rose petals
I would like to try this with rose petals sometime, but I’ll probably wait until the next time my husband buys me roses! I used dried rosemary and lavendar essential oil. I’d also like to try it with dried lavendar, I’m sure there are lots of great combinations.
When I was making this, I poured the boiling water over the dried herbs and added the glycerin and essential oil. While I was doing it, I wondered. “Will the boiling water affect the glycerin and essential oils?” I checked the recipe again and the instructions actually said to let the dried herbs steep in the boiling water, cool and THEN add the glycerin and essential oil.
The first time I used it, I only had squirt bottles that sprayed as a stream instead of a mist. I have never been able to find misting spray bottles at my local grocery store. Grrr. So when I applied the spritz, I had to lean over the bathtub, squirt like crazy and then gently dry my hair with a towel. It left little brownish drops all over my tub.
I’ve used this hair spritz on and off for several weeks and I think it works pretty well. My hair feel almost freshly washed. This solution definitely makes for less frizz than just spritzing with water. Although the next day my hair feels a bit “heavier” and so I feel like I need to wash it, that is the biggest drawback. Next time I make it, I’ll try adding less glycerin and seeing if that makes a difference.
Do you have any homemade hair treatments? If so, I’d love to hear about them!