Do you or your children get tangly hair? Ready to say goodbye to tender scalps and stuck brushes? I have long, fine hair and unfortunately it gets tangled easily. Here is a DIY hair detangling spray that is a natural conditioner, plus it smells just wonderful!
Using all natural hair care is fabulous for your locks and doesn't have to be difficult. Homemade detangling spray is simple to make and easy to use.
This natural detangler spray can be used as a leave-in conditioner as well because it contains vitamin E oil and glycerin, both are natural products for moisturizing hair. Can be used on curly hair, fine hair, dry hair or even oily hair.
Some homemade hair detangler recipes may call for apple cider vinegar. Unfortunately, the smell makes me not want to use it as a hair detangler spray because that scent stays throughout the day, not pleasant. I prefer to use it in a pre-shampoo hair rinse so I can get rid of the smell during hair washing.
When using DIY hair detanglers, one simple technique to prevent hair breakage of tangled hair is to comb damp hair from bottom up. Spray detangler on first then use this technique.
For this recipe we chose lavender oil because of its nourishing benefits and beautiful aroma, leaving hair soft and smelling great! There are many essential oil options you could try instead. While lavender and rosemary may be the obvious for hair and scalp, here is our top 10 list in case you want a substitute oil.
Top 10 Essential Oils for Hair and Scalp:
- Lavender essential oil
- Geranium essential oil
- Melaleuca essential oil (aka tea tree oil)
- Rosemary essential oil
- Ylang ylang essential oil
- Clary Sage essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
- Roman Chamomile essential oil
- Sandalwood essential oil
- Jasmine essential oil
We give you two size options for this recipe so you can choose what size you want to make. The 2 oz size is a great starter size to test this recipe and see if it works for your hair. Here are our 2 oz spray bottles:
Homemade Hair Detangler Recipe - 4 oz
- 4 oz glass spray bottle
- 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
- 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil
- filtered or distilled water
- 10 drops Lavender essential oil
See below for directions. Here are the 4 oz spray bottles we have in that are perfect for this recipe:
Natural Hair Detangler Recipe - 2 oz
- 2 oz glass spray bottle
- 1 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
- 1/2 tablespoon vitamin E oil
- filtered water
- 5 drops Lavender essential oil
1) Add glycerin, vitamin E and essential oil into glass bottle and swirl to mix.
2) Fill rest of bottle with water, place spray top on and shake well to mix.
3) To use hair detangler, spray onto wet hair, damp hair or dry hair. Comb hair from bottom to top with wide tooth comb.
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