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5 Products You Can Make Or Find At Home For Celeb-Gorgeous Hair

Who knew that cheap grocery store items can also be used as fab haircare products? Our Style & Beauty columnist shares DIY concoctions even stars swear by!

So many products in the market, yet so little time (or budget)! Don't you think that it's such a constant purchase tease? We all just want to buy them all, right?

How lucky these celebrities, they have the top stylists in the industry making sure they always look their best, no matter the season, occasion, or the reason. Unfortunately, we aren’t privileged with such luxuries. But that shouldn’t mean we can't find alternative make-shift hair products that’d make others swear we just stepped out of a salon, or, even better--the pages of a magazine!

Just to show you how easy it really is to achieve certain hairstyles made famous by our fave celebrities, here are a few DIY hair products that even celebs themselves swear by:

A. Texturizing (Beach-Hair) Spray

We’ve always wanted to get the sexy messy look of Gossip Girl's Blake Lively, a.k.a. Serena Van Der Woodsen, or the California beach girl look Lauren Conrad proudly carries with ease. So how do we create that out-of-bed-look in an instant? Just look back on those summer vacays: whenever we walk on the windy beach, our hair becomes stiff and highly texturized, right? This is caused by the salt from sea water that gets infused into our hair strands.

So, why don't you make your own texturizing spray? It's simple:

1. Combine water and salt into a spray bottle.
2. Shake before use and spray onto your hair roots to add volume and lift.
3. Spray onto your strands for added texture when creating a messy bun, ponytail, or braid. This is especially great for those with limp hair or those who want volume without any teasing or back-combing.
4. Let it dry completely, or even better, use a blow dryer for a few seconds. Style as you please.

Feel free to create your own recipe for how much salt goes into the water to achieve the results you want.

B. Dry Shampoo

Jessica Simpson was one of the first celebrities who made the use of dry shampoo famous. As with hairspray, you are basically spraying talc onto your scalp so it could absorb excess moisture from sweat and oils (as you would with your good ol' baby powder!).

To Use:

1. Just sprinkle some baby powder on your scalp and hair. Don’t worry if it looks like espasol or fine dandruff!
2. Leave it on for half a minute or so.
3. Comb it out thoroughly until there's no powder visible. This would give your hair instant volume and make it look and feel "fresh" again!

Even Angelina Jolie swears by this nifty hair fix in between shampoo days. Some Hollywood celebrities sprinkle some powder on their hair the night before so it’s perfect for styling the next day.

C. Astringent

If powder isn’t your thing, here's another way to get rid of your scalp's excess oil and sweat:

1. Apply some oil-absorbing facial astringent or toner on a cotton ball/pad.
2. Press and rub on scalp, as you would on your face.
3. If you’re prone to dandruff, use an alcohol-free astringent to keep scalp from flaking.

D. Styling Creme

Styling cremes help accentuate curls and give hair an added sheen. Supermodel Giselle Bundchen’s hairstylist uses body lotion to keep her sexy waves looking healthy and bouncy.

To Use:

1. Rub a pea-size amount of lightweight moisturizer onto the palms of your hands.
2. As you would with hair serum, hand-comb it through your strands from mid-shaft to ends.
3. Avoid rubbing it on the scalp as this can weigh down your hair and aggravate its oiliness.
4. Concentrate on ends, especially if you’re prone to split ends, so hair looks nourished, rather than dry.

E. Odor-Neutralizing Spray

One of the most useful and multi-functional products used for cleaning and deodorizing is...wait for it...vodka!

Yup, you read that right! Hollywood veteran Kirstie Alley once shared on Oprah that before she became famous, she was a house cleaner and only swore by cheap vodka to give her pristine results as an all-purpose cleaner would.

All-natural supermodel Josie Maran, who has her own organic makeup line, sprays vodka on her clothes to remove unwanted odors and lengthen their use (minimizing the use of electricity, detergent, and water).

So, in the spirit (pun intended) of hair fun:

1. Using a spray bottle, spray cheap vodka onto hair to neutralize odors (from pollution, smoke, food, etc.) in between shampoo days.
2. Make sure to use unflavored vodka, unless you want to smell like you just walked out of an all-night party!

From salt to baby powder and vodka--who knew looking so fash could be this easy?! Trust me, they really work, as they’ve been tried and tested by your truly! Have fun trying these out on your hair!

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