Are you one of those girls that struggles with hair products? I totally am. The problems are that I have fine, baby hair and I’m cheap. At least I know my issues, right? Many months ago I started seeing a real hair stylist in a real salon that has their own line of great products. Instead of weighing down my hair down with mousse, gel or mud, my new girl suggested their Sugar Water spray. I tried it, I love it, I’m never buying it again!
I’m making it! It’s ridiculously easy and I’m so embarrassed that I paid over $20 for my first bottle – I did get a gorgeous reusable glass spray bottle though so maybe it was worth it. This spray can be used as a styling product or a soft hairspray…with no stickiness or chemicals. Here’s how I made mine:
- 1/2 cup warm, almost hot water
- 1-2 tsp plain old white sugar (more sugar equals more hold. I use 1 tsp)
- Spray bottle
Heat the water until it’s almost boiling. One minute in my microwave is perfect. Add in the sugar and stir until it’s completely dissolved and distributed. This isn’t like stirring sugar into your coffee…one, two three and done. Really stir it! Pour it into your spray bottle but leave the lid off to let it cool. Once it’s reached room temperature or less, it’s ready to use. It will be a bit cloudy, this is good! This ‘recipe’ makes 1/2 a cup of product which will last me for weeks. I know what you’re thinking….really? sugar in my hair? isn’t that just going to be a sticky mess? Honestly, truly, no!
Here are a couple of options for styling with it.
One: spritz a little puddle of the sugar water into the palm of your hand. Rub hands together and rake through hair paying particular attention to the roots. My stylist actually scrubs it into my roots! Dry as usual. If you need a quick refresh through the day, just rub your fingers into the roots to puff up any fallen volume.
Two: use this as a light hold hairspray! Use a fine misting spray bottle and spritz this on dry, styled hair.
For my short cut with waves, this simple spray solves my hair issues! It adds soft volume and hold and costs just a few cents to make….boom! I can’t speak for how it works with longer straighter styles but it’s cheap and easy enough to try out, right? Give it a go for soft, summer hair.