Honey Hair Spray-Help

I have found that my hair loves honey. I am trying to make a honey hair spray. For me it works like a very lite hair spray. Giving my hair body, shine and lite hold. But it starts to ferment in the bottle after about 3 days.

I am using 1/4 teaspoon of honey to about 6 oz water. I have put lavender oil and tea tree oil, 3 drops each to see if it would preserve it, but it still ferments.

I guess I could just make it up new every day or so but I would rather not. So if anyone has any ideas.
Willow Moon
3a, thin, fine, porous
Tresemme Radiant Volume for Co-Wash
Suave Mango Mandarin for Co-Wash
Rosehip Seed Oil 5 drops after Co-Wash
White Rain Hair Spray when hair is damp/dry

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  • socknitstersocknitster Registered Users Posts: 8
    That is called mead--a kind of beer made from honey, lol! The natural yeasts in the air are eating the sugars in the honey.

    Personally I would use about 40 drops of grapefruit seed extract, aka GSE, per 8 oz of your spray. You can get it in the health food store. People take it (internally) to fight yeast infections, so it will keep your spray clean. One bottle will probably last you YEARS.

    I use it in my flaxseed gel (and other homemade products) and it works great.

    Let us know how the honey hairspray works for you!
  • willowmina moonwillowmina moon Registered Users Posts: 109
    Thanks socknitster I will try that and let you know how it works.
    Willow Moon
    3a, thin, fine, porous
    Tresemme Radiant Volume for Co-Wash
    Suave Mango Mandarin for Co-Wash
    Rosehip Seed Oil 5 drops after Co-Wash
    White Rain Hair Spray when hair is damp/dry
  • EmerwenEmerwen Registered Users Posts: 138
    I know this is old, but I have to ask:

    1) Do you use it even in the winter?
    2) How do you apply it?
    Hair type: 3a, med-low porosity, decent elasticity, thin, med-fine. (I think)

    Hair Routine:
    Low-poo: Burt's Bee's Pomegranate and Soy
    Co-wash: V05 Kiwi Clarifying Conditioner, Condish: V05 Kiwi Clarifying Conditioner, Giovanni TTTT, honey
    Leave In: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Styling: Biotera Curl Cream, Sweet Almond Oil
    Techniques: Icequeen method


    Hair likes: GVP CB, Biotera Curl Cream, Almond Oil (when wet).
    Hair dislikes: gel, plopping.


    Hair Goal: Healthy, soft, defined, waist length curls!

  • pinkwolfpinkwolf Registered Users Posts: 430 Curl Novice
    That is called mead--a kind of beer made from honey, lol! The natural yeasts in the air are eating the sugars in the honey.

    Personally I would use about 40 drops of grapefruit seed extract, aka GSE, per 8 oz of your spray. You can get it in the health food store. People take it (internally) to fight yeast infections, so it will keep your spray clean. One bottle will probably last you YEARS.

    I use it in my flaxseed gel (and other homemade products) and it works great.

    Let us know how the honey hairspray works for you!

    I have heard wonders about GSE. When you add this to your flaxseed gel how long does it last? Do you keep it in the fridge?
    *Natural 3C/TWA* :toothy7:
    Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
    Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
    , Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
    Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
    DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

    PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Styler:
    KCCC
    Leave-In: KCKT
    Moisturizer:
    Whipped Shea Butter
    Oil/Sealant:
    EVCO, Jojoba
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Registered Users Posts: 2,121
    I add GSE to my FSG (about 24-30 drops per batch of gel -- the 1/4 cup flaxseeds to 1 cup water recipe), and it lasts a while. I don't keep it in the fridge -- just on top of my dresser -- and it lasts weeks (I have not let it sit longer, because I use it up quickly). I also add Lavender EO and that helps preserve it, too. Without the GSE, it will go bad in three or four days, and no one can use FSG up that quickly!
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Favorite...
    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
    Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
    Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
    Mod-CG since 12/1/10! :happy7:
  • CurliesFTW_xoCurliesFTW_xo Registered Users Posts: 111
    Honey made my hair beautifully shiny, and somehow really soft too. I hated applying it onto my hair though. Just thinking about it makes me cringe ahah. I did the same thing as you, put it a spray bottle and added some water, thats as far i got though, my experience was too painful for me to try anything with honey again ahahah. But yes it does give it a wonderful shine!

    Naturally brunette but dyed hair, dark brown ( nearly black ) in November 2010.Trying to grow to WL but only past SL atm. Currently not CO washing and using Pantenes shampoo. Styling: Schwarzkopf ultimate repair serum with total ends repair. Also use Aussies 3 miracle worker from time to time. 3B,bouncy ringlets,medium thickness,strands are neither fine nor coarse,dry,low elasticity ( when wet, but high elasticity when dry ) and proud to be a curly!
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    I am loving just adding honey to my CO-wash. :) I haven't tried it as a spritz. I am thinking about trying it though.
  • nana_banananana_banana Registered Users Posts: 735
    Does the GSE do anything "negative" to your hair? Dry it out?

    Alternatively, would GSE be a good addition to shampoo/conditioner for someone suffering from dandruff? Dandruff is a type of yeast overgrowth on the scalp, if I recall correctly, and if people use GSE for yeast infections... :idea:
    Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!



    :afro:
  • KeihsKeihs Registered Users Posts: 435
    Can't honey lighten your hair?
  • AusiecurlAusiecurl Registered Users Posts: 30
    Hi guys just a quick note um if ur interested in looking at preservatives gse is described as a natural preservative but I wouldn't guarantee it will 100% prevent nasty things growing in your products as allot of these things that are potentially harmfull are naked to the eye. You can purchase proper preservatives that won't harm ur hair and get allot of helpfull information on preservatives,how to use them and what they do to your hair and effect your products on most soap making websites.these are the only way to 100% be sure u won't be growing harmfull bacteria in your products I also recommend using bottled water aswell.
    I hope this helps :)
  • CurlyJulie81CurlyJulie81 Registered Users Posts: 110
    Now I'm worried. I made it into a spray on my own a few days ago thinking I was some genius for thinking of this on my own... how do you know if it's fermented? Just by smell?

    Man... I'll have to smell mine when I get home.
    3a/b fine, high porosity, medium density. Mod- CG

    Sulfate-free Shampoo: SheaMoisture Curl and Shine shampoo with Epsom salts.
    Co-wash: TRESemme Naturals,
    Leave in: TN Radiant volume, KCKT, YTC pampering conditioner
    Summer styler: LA Looks Spiked Gel(summer only)
    Seal: Argan Oil/Macademia Oil
    Winter styler: KCCC, AIF, Beyond the Zone Noodlehead curling creme(not CG)
    DT: GVPCB, coconut oil
    PT: GVP Hair Reconstructor
    osWchwy.jpg?1Embracing my curls.:love7:
  • nickyboehlennickyboehlen Registered Users Posts: 1
    I have found that my hair loves honey. I am trying to make a honey hair spray. For me it works like a very lite hair spray. Giving my hair body, shine and lite hold. But it starts to ferment in the bottle after about 3 days.

    I am using 1/4 teaspoon of honey to about 6 oz water. I have put lavender oil and tea tree oil, 3 drops each to see if it would preserve it, but it still ferments.

    I guess I could just make it up new every day or so but I would rather not. So if anyone has any ideas.

    Most homemade hair spray i have seen call for rubbing or clear grain alcohol (Vodka) to preserve them about 1Tbs per 8oz.

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