The first new alternative recipe I tried was just sea salt. I ground, very finely at that, pink Himalayan sea salt and added 1 tsp to a new 2 ounce fine mist spray bottle, then filled it with hot water to dissolve. (**3 tsp. = 1 Tbsp** That equates to roughly 2 tablespoons for a 12 oz bottle)
I used pink Himalayan sea salt from Costco. If you don't know where 2 get quality Himalayan pink sea salt: a suggestion here.
After cooling, I took half of that sea salt mixture (1 ounce) and added it to an ounce of my current simple organic DIY hairspray - premade - so I could test a salty-sweet combination! **I also added an optional 1/4 tsp. Grey Goose vodka to both, to assist them with the drying process**
There are two important factors that are going to affect the outcome of my hairstyling today that I bet many others would be interested in hearing. (There are A LOT of us ladies that are hair-obsessed!)
I should also add that I washed my hair today and it was damp when I started. I used some of the Sea Salt Spray as part of my pre-blow dry product, and I LOVED the texture it added to my hair. You will definitely want to make this! (And it gave me more ideaaaas!)
Another thing I want to tell you about the Sea Salt Spray is the mixture clogged up the fine mist spray bottle nozzle, which is the preferred nozzle for the simple DIY hairspray made with sugar, but it was a pain in the butt to use with the salt! :-/ That texture, though... I kept rinsing it after each squirt so I could give it a fair try and an accurate report.
With all of the factors known, I'll let you know that I tried the sea salt mixture by itself as my curl setter. (If you're not sure what I mean by THAT you are really going to need to read the first simple organic DIY hairspray blog and the additional information page called 'all the little details'...easy read, good info, just do it!) Sea Salt Spray as my curl setter wasn't working well at all! My hair was just flopping down like a dog that had a long day chasing squirrels!
**If you like the Sea Salt recipe best, I believe an adjustable dial trigger spray would work better, such as this 12 oz aluminum spray bottle and more spray bottle choices here.
So then I pulled in the half-and-half sweet & salty mixture, and this is where the magic happened! For a moment I did think I smelled kettle corn, but that's not a bad thing. Hee hee! EO's come later. My lower sugar version of simple DIY organic hairspray combined with the Sea Salt Spray provided a texture AND a hold that's so perfect for me. The combo spray is working well in a fine mist spray bottle. ;-)
It's very light feeling on my hair but it's still movable and I thought that it worked out great.
I took a couple pictures to show you and - oh my gosh that was not easy to do. My choices ended up being... photos where I didn't look like a dork but the top my head was chopped off, photos where my hair looked great but my eyes were closed, and some were just SILLY, so here you go - these are the pictures you get. You're welcome.
I just got my Young Living Essential Rewards order (WAHOO!) and RepelAroma is in it, so I'm trying that with Tea Tree (I miss calling it Melaleuca Alternafolia) and it smells REALLY good.
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