Is your hair dry and flaky because you have spent a long time in the sun? Don’t panic; this does not mean that you can’t style your hair any more. True, sun-damaged hair can be hard to style; the more you wish to bend it to your will, the more it appears to snap. On top of this, if you use chemical styling gels, they may end up making the sun damage even worse. What you need is a natural gel that holds your hair in place while treating the damage the sun has caused and protect your hair from UV light. The great think is that it’s easy to make!
What could be better than a refreshing and protecting, as well as totally natural and cheap, hair spray to put in your beach bag and spray at will on your hair on sunny days?
Hair Spray Recipe
You will need a small plastic spray bottle, purified water (1 oz or 30 ml), aloe vera juice (1 oz or 30 ml), sweet almond oil (one teaspoon or 5 ml), 3 vitamin D capsules, aloe vera essential oil, essential oil of carrot seed, essential oil of frankincense, a small funnel and a small spray bottle and a pin.
Here is how you can have your hair spray ready in five minutes:
- Pour the purified water into the bottle, using your funnel.
- Add the aloe vera juice.
- Shake well.
- Add the sweet almond oil.
- Pierce the vitamin D capsules and squeeze them into the bottle.
- Shake very well.
- Add 10 drops of aloe vera essential oil.
- Add 4 drops of frankincense essential oil.
- Add 4 drops of carrot seed essential oil.
- Screw the spray nozzle onto the bottle.
- Shake vigorously.
Remember to shake the bottle well before spraying, and keep it in your refrigerator when you don’t need to use it; it will keep for longer and it will feel fresher!
Hair Gel Recipe
You will need distilled or filtered water (250 ml, or 1 cup), vegetable gelatine (1 tablespoon or ½ oz or 15 gr.), a small pan, a funnel, a small jar, frankincense essential oil, rose seed essential oil, two capsules of vitamin D and a sewing pin.
Follow these easy steps, and you’ll have your own hair gel very soon:
- Pour the water in the saucepan and heat it slowly on very low fire for about 3 minutes; do not bring to boil; remove the pan from the fire as soon as you see the very first small bubbles.
- Add the vegetable gelatine and stir well.
- Let your base gel cool for about 30 minutes.
- Pierce the vitamin D capsules with the sewing pin and squeeze them into the gel.
- Stir well.
- Pour the mixture into your jar using a funnel, close and put it in your refrigerator for three hours.
- Take the jar out of the fridge and stir.
- Add 10 drops of rose seed essential oil.
- Add 6 drops of frankincense essential oil.
- Mix well and store in a dry and cool place.