When I was a kid I had crazy curls. My mom used a commercial detangling spray on my hair after a shower. This was 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 store-bought 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 of the store-bought one, it works better too!
As a homesteading mom, It’s important to me to have healthy products (no harmful chemicals) but I also can’t spend a fortune buying organic and natural ones at the store. So DIY products are my go-to choice.
Homemade Hair Detangling Spray
This recipe is so easy to make and works great!
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable glycerin
- 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
- Distilled water
- 6-12 drops of essential oils (I used lavender)
- Opaque spray bottle (like these)
- 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.
Update: I’ve never had any problem with this going bad. It lasts longer than I thought it would!
Now It’s Your Turn!
Have you tried making a homemade detangling spray or leave-in conditioner?