1000 Flowers for the Planet - #546 Use Lemon Water Hairspray
Take some time to think about what hairspray does: it is capable of changing from a wet liquid form in a can to a stiff dry product that can hold hair in place. It sounds like a form of glue, so what is in this magic can? Propellants, plasticizers, surfactants, adhesives and fragrances are required to make this handy little product, and many of these ingredients can be harmful to the environment and to our health.
At zerowastehome [http://www.zerowastehome.com/2010/03/zero-waste-recipes.html] you can find a recipe for making your own hairspray out of lemons and water – see the site for the measurements and instructions. By making your own hairspray you not only save yourself a lot of money, you also know exactly what you are spraying on your hair, saving the environment from harmful chemicals that leach into our waterways when you wash your hair. The air will be cleaner too.