I love blind dates. I know a lot of people hate them, but for a girl like MNM, blind dates are ideal. First of all, if it’s a blind date, then this dude likely has no idea that I don’t wear deodorant. Second of all, he will also have no idea that I rock a mullet.
Consider my date last night. It was blind – just the way I like it. And he seemed to think that my mullet was pretty epic (right away he sent a photo of me to all his buddies – he must really be interested!). Things started out pretty good: Conversation was flowing, and I didn’t smell anything on my side of the table. Then suddenly, as I was reaching up to hand my plate to our waitress, I saw my date’s nose start to crinkle. He leaned forward slightly… and there it was: The sniff. I panicked:
“I’m so sorry – I have this-this crazy blog, and I sortof…don’t…use … I have this-this… Well– think of what you put, like, on your body every – well every day!” I prattled on for a good 10 minutes, reaching for anything in my path that wasn’t nailed down and promised to refresh an armpit or two: Lemon wedges, hand sanitizer, ice, napkins, tea leaves, parsley, sirloin.
“Are you drunk,” he demanded, sniffing again – this time outright smelling. “You smell like … straight vodka!”
I flung the steak back on his plate and clutched at my hair. The vodka hairspray!
“I’m not drunk – I’m not!” I was following him to the door by this time. “It’s this-this blog – I’m telling you! I’m-I’m – right now I’m using vodka for a – it’s a recipe that I’m using-”
The door closed.
“To make hairspray,” I finished.
I walked to the bathroom to rinse the rareness of the steak off my pits, and as I leaned over the sink, I smelled it too! Straight vodka! But it wasn’t my hair, and suddenly I knew: It was coming from the shirt that had been spilled on a week earlier and missed its wash. I bounced back into the dining room shouting,
“I spilled vodka on my shirt! I spilled vodka on my shirt!”
They escorted me out. But the point is: My hairspray works great!
It costs less the store-bought spray I usually buy, doesn’t make my hair sticky or filmy, and brushes out easily. That said, it doesn’t have the strongest hold. However, I assume more lemon juice might do the trick. The instruction video, which I received through an email suggestion, was quite open-ended. It looks like this recipe can really be tweaked to anyone’s individual needs. Watch the Homemade Hairspray Video HERE
Now here’s the economic breakdown.
- Tresemmé Extra-Firm Control (14.6 oz): $4.48
- PER OZ: $.31/oz
- Vodka (750ml): $13
- Lemon Juice (32oz): $2.49
- TOTAL (65.36oz): $15.49
- PER OZ: $.24/oz