DIY Hairspray You Can Make At Home

For those of us who deal with flyaways on the daily, we know how necessary it is to have a can of hairspray readily available to put our strands back in place. Hairspray is not just for the out of control hair days. It is a necessary product to have if you're attempting a sleek ballerina bun or ultra-glam high pony. Hair spray became a must-have product when the chemical mixture was able to be sprayed out from newly invented aerosol cans back in the 1940s (via History Daily). The sticky mist has developed over the decades, yet it continues to be a staple product.

Now that we know a little history, and how necessary it is to have to achieve classic updos, we're here to help you out if you suddenly notice your hairspray has lost its spray. Crisis averted, because you can make your own hairspray whenever you need it. It's surprisingly simple as well. The first DIY hairspray you can make at home likely smells as sweet as the name implies.

Hairspray can be made with the most delicious products in your kitchen

Hello sugar! Or, should we say hello sugar hairspray? By simply mixing two tablespoons of sugar, one cup filtered water, and a few drops of your favorite scented oil, you'll have your hair slicked back in a chic bun in no time. You can also create a homemade blend by mixing the juice from one lemon, one teaspoon of baking soda, a few drops of rosemary oil into two cups of unfiltered water and voila — a citrusy mist awaits (via Simple Life Mom).

This next homemade hairspray is perfect if you're plagued with dandruff or an itchy scalp. By mixing ¼ cup aloe vera gel and 1 ¼ cup water with one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, you'll have yourself both a hair spray and a conditioner. "Aloe vera contains enzymes that repair dead skin cells on the scalp which may help promote hair growth and prevent itching on the scalp. It also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny," explains Jazmin Alvarez, the founder of Pretty Well Beauty (via Byrdie).

Hairspray has cemented itself as a staple product since its creation. So, if you ever find yourself far away the store bought brands, consider a DIY substitute in its place so you can keep your strands in place.