This pretty, shimmery hair mist was inspired by a recipe request from Kim. She requested a hair mist that would “repair damaged and dry hair, add a lovely fragrance, and give the hair a subtle golden shimmer.” She described a shop-bought version she’d tried, saying “it absorbed quickly into hair, had a lovely fragrance, and the shimmer was fantastic.” Colour me intrigued! I love a good hair mist, especially in the winter.

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The base of this hair mist is mostly water, to prevent instant onset greasies (urk). To that, I’ve added all kinds of great-for-hair goodies. Silk adds a beautiful sheen while working to strengthen your hair. Phytokeratin adds shine and bounce, and bamboo bioferment adds slip and is a great source of hair health enhancing silica. Vegetable glycerin helps keep hair hydrated and avoid static.

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I’ve added vitamin rich argan oil as well, using self-emulsifying turkey red oil to distribute the oils in the water base so we don’t have oily blobs floating on top of the mist. A small amount of added oils will nourish the hair and help prevent static attacks, but too much will leave you looking greebly, so I’d recommend avoiding adding extra oil unless your hair is really dry.

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A blend of spicy ginger, sweet palmarosa, floral michelia alba, and bright bergamot essential oils finish everything off. It’s a lovely scent blend. It’s complex and sweet, though the sweetness is cut by the spice of the ginger and the clean citrus of the bergamot, so it’s not at all cloying. I love having a wee cloud of this scent wafting out of my hair during the day.

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And last but not least, a wee bit of silver mica. It leaves a hint of wintery shimmer in the hair, catching the light and perhaps looking a wee bit like frost. I love it!

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Winter Shimmer Hair Mist

20 drops argan oil
10 drops Turkey Red Oil
8 drops ginger essential oil (CO2 extracted preferred)
5 drops palmarosa essential oil
3 drops michelia alba essential oil
8 drops bergamot essential oil

45g | 1.5 fl oz water
¼ tsp silk peptides
1g | 0.03oz phytokeratin
1g | 0.03oz bamboo bioferment
5g | 0.17oz vegetable glycerin
1/32 tsp silver mica

Broad spectrum preservative of choice (why?)

Count out the drops of argan oil, Turkey Red Oil, and essential oils into into the bottom of a 60mL/2oz spray bottle, and swirl the bottle to combine. I used a trigger spray bottle as I was afraid the mica would clog a mister top, and the trigger bottle is holding up quite nicely. The mica does come out of the bottle, and the mist does mist, rather than spray like a water pistol.

Using a funnel, add the water, silk, phytokeratin, bamboo bioferment, vegetable glycerin, mica, and preservative. Cap and shake to combine.

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