How To: Make Baby Hair Spray
It is inevitable. Your baby’s hair will suddenly spring up like weeds and overnight, they will go from a balding Benjamin Franklin…
…to a troll doll….
You want to tame the static, fly aways, and emo hair chunk in their eyes…but alas, your straightener and your hair products aren’t exactly designed for pure little baby hair.
Then you sit there after bath time brushing those teeny tiny tresses trying to decide if you want to…
go through the dreaded first hair cut,
chase them around and wrap their precious hair into microscopic plastic rubber bands,
attempt headbands, bows or barrettes that will definitely end up coming off of their heads in two seconds,
or you can let them go around looking like a little ragamuffin.
Fear not! There is a way to tame their wild hair without any harsh chemicals or products!
I present to you: BABY HAIRSPRAY!
This magical concoction will keep baby’s hair mostly in place throughout the day and easily washes out in the bath with no residue, skin irritants, or hair damage!
And you probably have tons of the two ingredients in your kitchen right now!
What you’ll need:
1/2 cup water
1 tsp granulated sugar
…You read that right…sugar water…
Believe it or not, this is not a new fad. Sugar water to tame baby’s hair has been around for generations! Go ask grandma if she did it or knows someone who did!
Make that baby spray!
Boil the 1/2 cup of water.
(or put 1/2 cup of water into a glass measuring cup and microwave until you see it bubbling…I used this method because I’d much rather wash a measuring cup than a pan)
Add in your 1 tsp of sugar and stir until it dissolves into the water.
If it is freshly boiling, the sugar puts on a small fizzley show for you and disappears almost instantaneously.
Pour your sugar water into your spray bottle.
(I grabbed this little spray bottle that fits the whole recipe perfectly in the Target travel/mini section within the beauty department)
Does it work?
This stuff is fabulously gentle and keeps hair out of baby’s eyes and pretty in place.
Obviously, if your child has their hands in it all day, it won’t hold well. But out of sight, out of mind. If their hair isn’t tickling their forehead and ears and is out of their eyes, they may be able to focus on other things.
As your little one gets older, you can add more sugar for a stronger hold.
I have had no experience with the spray going “bad” from age.
The great thing about this spray is that it is so gentle, it won’t irritate their little heads or damage their hair.
Enjoy exploring all the new hair styles you can create!