This all-natural homemade leave-in Conditioner detangler spray recipe is safe and effective for both kids and adults.
Fight damage, repair split-ends, and easily comb out tangled locks in dry frizzy hair without tears with this simple homemade leave-in conditioner and detangling spray recipe.
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How to Make Detangler Spray
I’ll be honest… I never worried about the harmful chemicals in store-bought conditioning sprays until I had my daughter. All of a sudden I couldn’t bring myself to spray that nasty stuff on her. I didn’t want her inhaling it, and I didn’t want it in her hair.
First I went in search of the most natural conditioning detangler spray that I could find, but sometimes even those are misleading. Some of the conditioning sprays contain sulfates, parabens, and/or propylene glycol. Each of these substances is harmful to our environment and even worse for our children.
After a few months of searching for the perfect leave-in conditioner and detangling spray for my daughter, I decided to try to make my own. I started experimenting and testing with different mixtures of natural ingredients to find something natural that would work.
We tried three different concoctions over a two month period, and this detangling spray recipe was our favorite.
DIY Leave-In Conditioner and Detangling Spray Recipe Supplies
- 3/4 cup (6 oz) distilled water
- 1 oz vegetable glycerine
- 1 oz Vitamin E oil or Argan Oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil or another essential oil of choice (see options below)
- 8 oz spray bottle cobalt blue glass, beach blue glass or multi-color BPA Free
Instructions: How to Make Leave-In Conditioner and Detangling Spray
Time needed: 5 minutes
Use this easy detangling spray recipe to make a natural leave-in conditioner for kids and adults. Fight damage, repair split-ends, and easily comb out tangled locks full of knots in a young child’s hair without tears.
- Add Distilled Water to Spray Bottle
Add 3/4 cup of distilled water straight into a glass or BPA free sprayer bottle.
- Mix in Vegetable Glycerine
Next, add 1oz of vegetable glycerine directly to the leave-in conditioner spray bottle.
- Add Vitamine E Oil or Argan Oil
Drop approximately 1 oz of Vitamin E oil, or argan oil, directly to the detangler spray bottle.
- Drop-in Essential Oils
Finally, add about 10 drops of lavender essential oil to the leave-in conditioner. Or, substitute another favorite essential oil… We like to use citrus, grapefruit, ylang-ylang, rose or geranium to change up the scent of our detangling spray occasionally.
Note: We use a glass spray bottle because, we do the best we can to limit our use of plastics, and, essential oils tend to keep better in glass containers over time.
How to Use Leave-in Conditioner and Detangling Spray
- Gently shake homemade leave-in conditioner before each use.
- Brush conditioner through the hair to detangle it when hair is either wet or dry.
- Spray detangling spray into dry frizzy hair to condition and add shine as needed.
This natural homemade leave-in Conditioner and detangling spray recipe is safe and effective for use on both kids and adults. Fight damage, repair split-ends, and easily comb out tangled locks full of knots in a young child’s hair without tears.
I have found that this recipe makes it really easy to comb through my daughter’s hair. Even my husband has noticed a difference. I think it works better than most store-bought leave-in conditioners and detangling sprays. I like it so much I use it myself. 🙂
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