When I was a kid I had crazy curls. My mom used a commercial detangling spray on my hair after a shower so she could get a brush through it before it dried and became a fortress.
Then I used the whole bottle on my doll who also had crazy curly (yarn) hair.
My mom wasn’t happy, and who could blame her since that stuff was so expensive!
Too bad she didn’t know that it’s so easy (and cheap!) to make at home (sorry mom, but it’s true!).
I typically don’t use commercial body products (I even make my own deodorant) so if I were to buy a detangling spray it would have to be made from high quality ingredients. This organic hair detangling spray is $9 for a 6 oz bottle. That’s a lot!
Ours costs about $.40 for a 4 oz bottle and judging from the reviews, it works better too!
Homemade Hair Detangling Spray
What you need:
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable glycerin
- 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
- Distilled or well water
- 6-12 drops of essential oils (I used lavender)
- Opaque spray bottle (like these)
What you do:
Combine ingredients in a 4 oz spray bottle and fill with water. Spray on wet or dry hair as a natural detangling spray or leave-in conditioner.
OG also has crazy curly hair so after washing it I spray some of this on and comb out her tangles. I’ve also used it on my own hair as a DIY leave-in conditioner. It tames fly-aways and frizz really well without looking or feeling greasy.
I do have to warn you that, as with most homemade products, the shelf life for this spray will be shorter than a commercial spray. That’s why I made a 4 oz bottle. I’m confident I can use it up before it gets yucky (well, that and that’s the size I had laying around).
Have you tried making a homemade detangling spray or leave-in conditioner?
What other homemade beauty products would you like to see here?
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