It's basically SAW: Beauty Edition.
When it comes to refreshing my hair, dry shampoo does little to revive third or fourth day looks, and/or sweaty strands after a bath or workout. To deal with this unique problem, I've created a refresher mist for re-blow-drying or re-scrunching greasy or dry hair.
This DIY is cheap to make, so you can use it generously to add moisture and softness back into your hair before you re-style. Made with glycerin, meadowfoam seed oil, water, and an emulsifier, the mist is suitable for body and hair. You can use it before blow-dry to re-style third or fourth day hair, spritz some on to wake up second day curls, or use a tiny bit to smooth a ponytail dent or cowlick.
Here's What You'll Need:
- Heated water (not boiling)
- Vegetable glycerin
- Room temperature liquid oil (I used meadowfoam seed oil)
- Essential oil or fragrance
- Measuring glass
- Spray bottle
- Stirring implement
- Assorted measuring spoons or a bartender’s jigger
- Funnel or good pouring skills ;)
- Optional additions: aqueous hydrosols, witch hazel
Drop ½ oz. (or 1.5 tsp.) lecithin into a measuring glass.
This mist will re-activate any styling products in your hair, especially salt sprays and styling foams. Spritz it over dry hair and shape or blow-dry for re-styling; hit the roots a bit and go in with a round brush and blow-dryer for smoothing; or mist it all over and twist, scrunch, set, or diffuse your way to second day curls.
If you use a bit of drugstore witch hazel, the slight alcohol content will help evaporate scalp sebum and act as a base level preservative (always refrigerate for safest outcome). You can also use this formula to re-hydrate skin before putting on lotion, kind of like a facial toner.
- How do you keep your hair (or your hairstyle) fresh between washes?
- What do you do to get your curls with the program on day two, three, or four?
Photos by Darnell Scott