If theres ever a time to use sugar in a recipe, this would be it! But dont worry; its not for eating . . .
Over the years since I have gone natural Ive had some difficulty finding hair styling products that work for my straight and seemingly lifeless hair. Many natural hair styling products on the market contain heavy oils like coconut, which make my hair look like a greasy mess. Alternatively, hair spray doesnt always provide the volume Im seeking. So whats a girl to do?
Use a sugar spray!
Sugar spray, when used before blow-drying, can provide some serious volume and bounce and when used after styling can provide a firm hold.
The trick when making a sugar spray is to add additional ingredients in order to offset the stickiness of the sugar and get a more manageable hold. As you will see in the recipe below, Ive added a light oil and aloe for this reason. I will be honest and say that no matter what, you will feel this product in your hair, but you can play with the proportions of oil and aloe to find the perfect texture you are seeking.
For styling: spray on roots of damp hair blow dry and style.
For hold: lightly spray on dry hair for a flexible hold, or liberally for a firm hold.