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Problem with sugar hairspray. Help!
Jul 30th, 2008 at 9:07pm
 
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I am having trouble with Mary Beth Janssen's Sugar Hairspray recipe:

1 cup of boiled water
1 tablespoon of sugar
vodka ( I did not use due to sensitivities)

As soon as it dries, it starts flaking and falling into my eyelashes.  Has anyone ever tried this recipe?  Why does it flake?
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Reply #1 - Jul 30th, 2008 at 9:25pm
 
Hi, PurpleAqua69.  I've never tried a homemade hairspray, so I don't know why it flaked.  Maybe too much water w/o the vodka?

Sorry I'm not helpful, but welcome to LongLocks!
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Reply #2 - Jul 31st, 2008 at 7:45am
 
I haven't tried this recipe either, but I think maybe the alcohol is necessary to keep the sugar dissolved?

You could try this instead:
Boil a Tablespoon of flax seeds in a cup of water for about 5 minutes. The water will start to thicken up, then immediately strain out the seeds and keep the liquid. This will keep firming up, and you can use it as a hair gel. Keep it in the fridge.

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Reply #3 - Jul 31st, 2008 at 11:58am
 
Chop one lemon (or an orange for dry hair). Place in a pot with 2 cups water. Boil until half of the initial amount remains. Cool, strain, and place in a spray bottle. Store in the refrigerator. If it is too sticky, add more water. Add one ounce rubbing alcohol as a preservative and then the spray can be stored for up to two weeks unrefrigerated.

I haven't tried any hairsprays, but this one doesn't have sugar, and the rubbing alcohol is optional.
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Re: Problem with sugar hairspray. Help!
Reply #4 - Aug 1st, 2008 at 12:52pm
 
Sakina wrote on Jul 30th, 2008 at 9:25pm:
Hi, PurpleAqua69.  I've never tried a homemade hairspray, so I don't know why it flaked.  Maybe too much water w/o the vodka?

Sorry I'm not helpful, but welcome to LongLocks!



I am concerned that vodka might dry my curly hair.  I wonder if it is similar to denatured alcohol or  Cetyl alcohol.  Both are very drying for my hair.

Thank you, Sakina.  I am glad I joined LongLocks.  Smiley
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Reply #5 - Aug 1st, 2008 at 12:54pm
 
mellie wrote on Jul 31st, 2008 at 7:45am:
I haven't tried this recipe either, but I think maybe the alcohol is necessary to keep the sugar dissolved?

You could try this instead:
Boil a Tablespoon of flax seeds in a cup of water for about 5 minutes. The water will start to thicken up, then immediately strain out the seeds and keep the liquid. This will keep firming up, and you can use it as a hair gel. Keep it in the fridge.

Mellie


Thanks for Flaxseed Gel recipe, Mellie.  I will try it.

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Reply #6 - Aug 1st, 2008 at 12:57pm
 
livingandlovingx3 wrote on Jul 31st, 2008 at 11:58am:
Chop one lemon (or an orange for dry hair). Place in a pot with 2 cups water. Boil until half of the initial amount remains. Cool, strain, and place in a spray bottle. Store in the refrigerator. If it is too sticky, add more water. Add one ounce rubbing alcohol as a preservative and then the spray can be stored for up to two weeks unrefrigerated.

I haven't tried any hairsprays, but this one doesn't have sugar, and the rubbing alcohol is optional.


Thanks for the recipe LivingandLovingx3. Smiley
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Reply #7 - Aug 1st, 2008 at 1:13pm
 
You are welcome!
And btw welcome to LL!
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Reply #8 - Aug 2nd, 2008 at 12:55am
 
Hey, you're welcome!  I've got curly hair, too.  I hardly ever use hairspray.  I just accept the way my hair looks.  On the very rare occasion I might use hairspray, I like Biosilk.

http://www.goddess-within.com/bifispna10oz.html
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Reply #9 - Aug 2nd, 2008 at 7:38am
 
I use the Jason Hairspray and just love it!! Cool
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