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DIY Natural Hair Spray: How To Add Volume To Flat/Thin Hair

I am so excited to share with you this effortless diy natural hair spray that will add volume to flat and thin hair.

I’ve been using it for the past 2 years and I am literally in love with it ! As you may know branded hair spray products are expensive and usually full of chemical ingredients and silicons! Wouldn’t you feel more at peace saving some money and especially being totally aware of what you apply on you hair getting an awesome result?

If you’ll give this a try and totally love it you’re going to change the way you look at hairspray forever 😉

Check out the video-tutorial below for the recipe!

In order to make this natural homemade hair spray you’ll need: demineralized water, apple vinegar (or any vinegar you may have at hand), aloe vera gel, your favorite organic fragrance, an ecological and organic preservative,  panthenolphytokeratine powder and rice proteins (or wheat or silk proteins – any of these will do).

In order to add volume to your hair you will need at least one of the last 3 ingredients of the recipe: phytokeratine / panthenol /rice (silk or wheat) proteins .

On the whole these 3 ingredients are the ones that will give your hair the volume and thickness you long for. You may get discouraged by having to purposely buy these ingredients but consider that they do not cost more than 3-4 $ per type and they will last you for years. A small investment now to save some money in the years to come!

The phytokeratine which is in fact hydrolyzed wheat protein will improve and strengthen the hair structure, maintaining its moisture, making it soft, shiny, healthy looking.

 The panthenol (or vitamine B5) will fortify and repair your hair from tip to root and it will promote your hair growth.

The rice proteins (as well as the silk or wheat proteins) will give your hair strength and volume and it makes your hair easy to style

If you only have the rice proteins, you may use 4g instead of 2g.

The vinegar will make your hair shiny and soft and  closes the cuticles. When the cuticle is in good shape, is unbroken, and lies flat, your hair has a smooth appearance. When the layers of the cuticle are tightly knit together, the light is able to reflect off the cuticle. This is what makes hair shine! The cuticle opens when we shampoo our hair. When the cuticle layers are open and not knit together, the hair will feel rough, coarse and brittle. The hair will absorb the light rather than reflect it, which gives the appearance of dull and lifeless hair.

Of course you will get the best results following the recipe. You will find the ingredients in any retail supplier of natural ingredients and cosmeceuticals for skin care, hair care online or sometimes even in your trusted pharmacy.

Instead of using a fragrance, you may also use your favorite essential oil (for cosmetic use). You just have to remember to shake the bottle for 5 seconds before using it.

If you do not add the preservative, you may increase the life of your hairspray, storing the bottle in the refrigerator. It will last for at least a couple of weeks and I strongly advise you to do a smaller quantity (50 g instead of 100 g as per my recipe)

The ph of this recipe is 5 due to the low content of apple vinegar. The mildly acidic nature of this product will harden its outer layer, flatten its cuticles, and shrink the diameter of the hair. This serves to make the hair glossy, shiny and less prone to tangling.

phytokeratine spray small

Okay, but in the video I’m talking about a personalized DIY hair spray! Yeap, you can personalize it and make it stronger or weaker. It’s all up to you and to your hair 😉

If you tried the recipe of the video tutorial and yet you’d like a stronger version of the hair spray you may wanna try the following recipe:

demineralized water 75g

phytokeratine 1g

panthenol 2g

rice protein 2g

aloe gel 10g

apple vinegar 10g

fragrance  3 gtt

preservative 16 gtt

The ph will be of 4,5 therefore still in the range of the ideal pH of 4.5 – 5.0 for hair care.

I think you’ll be astonished at how well it works, and how incredibly simple it is to get such an amazing hair product.

If instead you’d enjoy a 100% natural, ready-to-use alternative, take a look at my Texture & Volume booster extracted from green walnuts & green leaves and with hydrolyzed oats proteins from my organic, vegan & gluten free cosmetic line Beautilicious Delights.

attivo volumizzante|texture volume boosterok

You’d have to add it to the Beautilicious Delights Active Leave-in Hair Spray  whose unique, lightweight formula, rich in moisturizing active principles (aloe gel), with restructuring (panthenol, sodium hyaluronate), conditioning (betaine) and shine enhancing properties (fruit acids derived from apples, grapes & lemons) will deeply penetrate into the hair fibre repairing, fortifying & leaving it soft, shiny and vigorous.

This synergy between the Hair Spray & the Volume Booster will pump up your hair from the roots helping it acquire a fuller looking style and customizable volume, feeling thicker & silkier with an all-day weightless volume that feels naturally yours.

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I’m looking forward to reading your feedbacks and suggestions!! See you next week ;)

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26 Responses to DIY Natural Hair Spray: How To Add Volume To Flat/Thin Hair

  1. b46376 says:

    You are doing a great job! Although I think this is to complicated for most people. Alot of rare ingredients.Possible to get,but expensive. Wish you could make me one though 😉 Love homemade natural products so you now exactly what’s in it.

  2. BeautyFoodTips says:

    thanks a lot for your feedback! Not expensive at all! Every single ingredient (the 3 most important: the phytokeratine, the rice protein and the panthenol) cost 3 euros/each but you’ll use these 3 ingredients for years cause the quantities you get to use in the recipe are so small. I have purchased them in 2011 and I still use them. Fortunately they do have a pretty long shelf life. You have to change perspective: spend a little now and don’t spend for the years to come at all 🙂

  3. oana1919 says:

    This is an excellent idea 🙂 I also made a moisturizing mist, just by mixing almond oil with water, in a spray bottle – for me it is useful, as I am too lazy to apply body cream after shower. It is also good for hair ends.

  4. BeautyFoodTips says:

    if you have damaged hair ends it’s great, otherwise might be much too oily! I, as an example, cannot use anything oily on my hair as it becomes instantly greasy 🙂

  5. Ros Ina says:

    Ciao!! Come Va? I am so happy that I found your videos. I am into everything natural, also. My hair is on the thin, medium texture side and this will help me so much. Thank you for the recipe. Grazie mile, Rosina

  6. BeautyFoodTips says:

    :)) Ciaooo Rosina! Hope you’ll like it & enjoy it! Don’t hesitate to ask me if you have any doubt! 🙂

  7. b46376 says:

    Yes,you are right.I just figured I had to go to a health store where I live (Norway) to get the ingredients.And that it would be alot of work and expensive.But it’s probably easier then I thought 🙂 Especially if it’s something you really wanna do.Then it’s always possible 🙂

  8. BeautyFoodTips says:

    …or you postpone it for a while, I keep doing tutorial that may inspire you, then you’ll do a single order online of everything you want to experiment yourself and it’s not gonna be anymore that expensive, you won’t have to travel to get the ingredients and you’ll be beautiful with your own homemade cosmetics 🙂 how does this sound? I can tell it’s pretty much satisfactory :)))

  9. Nida Khan says:

    I cannot find phytokeratine and panthenol in any health store nearby or online. Do you have a preference? I like in Boston, MA

  10. BeautyFoodTips says:

    Hi Nida, glad you feel inspired to try this recipe. You can use hydrolyzed wheat protein if you do not find phytokeratine (which is practically the same thing). I’ve googled and found makingcosmetics. com which seem to have both of the ingredients. You can use the wheat protein instead of the phytokeratine and the rice protein. let me know if I can be of more help 🙂

  11. Nida Khan says:

    Thank you so much! I will try this and let you know! thanks 🙂

  12. BeautyFoodTips says:

    you’re welcome!! if you’re gonna be happy with the results, I’m gonna be happy! :)) Remember that if the effect is too strong, you just have to reduce the quantity of the wheat proteins (they are liquid, not powder). Start with 3g of hydrolyzed wheat proteins (instead of phytokeratine and rice proteins) and use 79g of water instead of 79,5g so that the final sum of the ingredients is still 100 🙂

  13. Tessa Putman says:

    Is this supposed to be a hairspray replacement? I have curly wavy hair and if I don’t use hairspray my hair will get frizzy, but when other people touch my hair its all hard.

  14. BeautyFoodTips says:

    Hi Tessa, this could be a hair spray replacement as well 😉 This recipe is great especially for thin, flat hair (I don’t know if it’s your case too) as it gives lots of volume. To avoid hair to get frizzy I recommend you to try the flaxseeds hair mask you may find in my Hair Tips Playlist. Hope this can be of help 🙂

  15. KittyComplainsOfficial says:

    great! can’ wait to try this.! I’m looking for a really good alternative to the hairsprays you can buy. just ordered the phytokeratin!

  16. holly sylvester says:

    can you recommend where i get the wheat protein? can this be applied to the hair alone for volume?

  17. Thetha says:

    This is great, cant wait to try it! Thank You!

  18. Izabel Rodrigues says:

    Omg I don’t have all this stuff

  19. Colleen says:

    Hi, intend to try this recipe – it looks great! If I have phytokeratine LIQUID and not powder, how much do you recommend I would use? Thank you in advance 🙂

    • beautyfoodtipslya says:

      Hi Colleen, I’d need to know the concentration of the phytokeratine as when liquid it usually is diluted. Usually, a maximum of 2% is enough..if the result is too strong for your hair, you’d have to lower the percentage :))

  20. Desir noir says:

    HI Rozalia! I’m new here.
    How are you? I’m italian. I just want to know if you cut your hair on your
    please let me know.

  21. Scins Beaiticiech says:

    you are great!

  22. Benatural365days says:

    From where to get all the ingredients

  23. Colette Austin says:

    where are these ingredients available? can i buy them online?

    • beautyfoodtipslya says:

      Hi Colette, the ingredients can be found on any website selling cosmetic ingredients like makingcosmetics.com…otherwise give a look to my other website http://www.beautiliciousdelights.com where you may find 3 versions of this hairspray. Next week will be available also the english version of the website 🙂 Hope this helps 🙂

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