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3 DIY Sprays for Beautiful Hair

Spa sprays

No need to miss out on pampering your hair, even if you don’t have the time or money to spend at a pricey spa or salon. These spa-inspired sprays have got you covered.

Whether you’re looking for a natural way to lighten & brighten; smooth & shine; or strengthen & volumize your hair…these simple DIY sprays will turn lifeless locks into tempting tresses! :-)

Spa sprays

“Lighten and Brighten” Spray

This spray helps to mimic the hair-lightening effects of the sun, without any of the dullness that comes along with sun exposure. Citrus juices and chamomile both contain compounds that help brighten your locks, while a bit of almond oil will help condition and hydrate to keep your hair looking healthy.

How to make it:

Combine water, lemon juice, almond oil, and chamomile oil together in a spray bottle, and apply a few times a week to wet or dry hair. Shake thoroughly before each use.

Spa sprays

“Smooth and Shine” Spray

This spray will help battle the frizz caused by humidity or just a long summer spent out in the sun. The star of this spray is aloe vera juice, which will lock moisture into your strands and add serious shine. The addition of rose water helps smooth out your hair without making it appear heavy or greasy.

How to make it:

Combine the water, aloe vera juice, rose water, and vegetable glycerin together in a spray bottle, and apply as needed. Shake thoroughly before using.

Spa sprays

“Strength and Volume” Spray

This one will help revive your hair from all the sun, sweat, and wind that it’s endured this summer. The lauric acid in coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft and restores much needed moisture, while the addition of rosemary essential oil can help stimulate your hair follicles, strengthening them at the root.

How to make it:

Combine the water, coconut oil, and rosemary oil in a spray bottle, and apply to wet hair after showering. Shake thoroughly before each use.

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Have you made any of your own hair sprays?

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  • I’m a new subscriber and love your posts! I could really use your Strength & Volume Spray but am a little curious about the coconut oil. Would the spray mixture be liquid enough to spritz out of the bottle? My coconut oil is pretty much a solid in the cabinet. Thanks!!

    • To make it curlier? Or just for general hair health? The strength & volume will work well for thinner, damaged curly hair. The smooth and shine spray will be great if your curly hair is a little dry. :-)

    • I wanted to share this for the curly among your readers (feel free to add it to this article or in future articles)

      A few years ago I went through 4 rounds of chemo, naturally I lost all of my hair and when it grew back I was in for a shock! After 35 years of having super thick straight hair, I now have super thick, super curly, SUPER dry hair. I have tried just about everything and a recipe very similar to your smooth and shine is my second choice. My first choice is 60 ml (2 oz) of argon oil mixed in 1 litre (2 pints) of water. I just shake it up and lightly spritz it on as needed. Argon oil can be pricey, but 1 batch lasts me 6-8 months. I frequently have complete strangers stopping me while I am out shopping to tell me I have beautiful hair!

      I would not recommend it for straight hair, my daughter still has the super thick, straight hair I had and it doesn’t help her at all unless she has spent all summer in the sun swimming in chlorinated pools and needs a quick hair repair. Otherwise it just leaves her hair limp and oily, but for thirsty curls, it works great.

  • Love these ideas! I used chamomile tea & lemon juice on my hair at the pool all summer, Did a great job of lightening. Can’t wait to try your version for the winter.

  • Great recipes — I need the Smooth and Shine most right now!

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  • Thank you! I LOVE these ideas as I am always looking to use more natural ingredients rather than harsh chemicals. I do have 1 question though…I’m somewhat leery about using lemon juice in my processed hair. I’ve heard this is a no-no for bleach/processed hair but it could be old wives tales. I’d love to hear thoughts from a hairdresser whether or not this is damaging to my hair. TIA!!!

  • For the Strength and Volume spray and for the Smooth and Shine spray do the sprays have to be refrigerated? Does the Smooth and Shine work on wet and dry hair? Lightly spray?just feel that a little more information is needed on use and storage of the sprays.

    • I haven’t refrigerated mine and they are doing great after about a week! You definitely can stick them in the fridge to add shelf life, although the coconut oil in the strength and volume spray would solidify. You’d want it to thaw before using it. Wet or dry hair is fine, and as far as how much to use, that just depends on your hair! Start with a light spray and see if you need a little more :-) Sorry for your trouble Anne!

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