Witch Hazel as hair spray?

brihairbrihair Registered Users Posts: 5
I heard that witch hazel (the normal astringent you get for .97 cents at the drug store) makes a good hair spra. As in, putting it in a spray bottle and spraying it on your hair.

If that's true, I'd like to try it. Since going CG in October of 09, I haven't been using hairspray, because in area, all the ones for sale, in my price range, have cones. But is witch hazel bad for your hair and CG? I am not worried about the alcohol content so much as I am ingredients that won't come out with conditioner/water.

What do you know about this method?:book:
3a (pretty sure), normal porosity, medium-to-thick hair

Routine: COwash with vo5 conditioner once or twice a week
Clarify with a Suave sulfate once every month or two
Apple Cider Vinegar + water = leave in
Searching for a natural or cheap CG-friendly hairspray

Someday, blondes will rule the world...


  • LightWavesLightWaves Registered Users Posts: 114
    I don't know how witch hazel might work as a hair spray, but since it is an astringent, I'd be careful because it may dry out hair. I know it's found in a number of shampoos, since it has cleansing properties. However, if dryness isn't an issue for you, and if you can stand the smell of witch hazel (I love it, but a lot of people don't) then I would definitely give it a try!

    I know the Dickinson's brand of Witch Hazel has a 100% natural version which consists only of witch hazel & alcohol, so it is CG.

    If you try it out, let us know how it works!
    2a/2b/2c - I've experienced them all :iconbiggrin:

    Still not sure about porosity/protein... my hair takes forever to dry & products often weigh it down, but I like protein. Thus I'm confused.

    LowPoo: Mastey Traite
    Cowash: Burt's Bees Super Shiny, Trader Joe's TTT
    DT: Sevi Pumpkin Conditioner
    Styling: FSG, Pantene Curls Mousse, SS FHG, AO B5 Design Gel, Giovanni Mousse
    PT: Nexus Emergencee, AO GBP
    Styling Methods: Plopping, diffusing
  • 09robiha09robiha Registered Users Posts: 683
    I have never used witch hazel as hairspray but I can tell you my grandma swore by it for her skin and would pop a little bit on some cotton woll and dab onto any blemishes. She didnt have a single wrinkle to day she died. No crows feet, laughter lines...nothing!!!
    Mixture of 2c/3a curls, fine to med texture

    :love5: PROTEIN LOVER!!! :love5:

    Wishing my hair would be more like this
    > :angel13:
    and less like this
    > :evil5:

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