Saturday, August 18, 2012

Natural, Essential Oil Hair Detangler Spray

I was so excited when I came across this post by Frugally Sustainable for their homemade herbal detangler spray. You see, I have fine hair, but a lot of it and it is always frizzy and dry, my daughter also has fine hair, but it gets tangled so easily and she quite often cries when I brush her hair. I decided to make it and give it a shot, boy am I glad I did! My hair is now softer and when I air dry my hair, my natural curls are more pronounced and looks prettier, in fact, I've gotten several compliments. My daughter loves using this on her hair as well, it really helps make her hair easier to brush.

I use it on my hair by spraying it on damp, towel dried hair, then combing it in with a wide tooth comb and letting my hair air dry if I have time and keep my hair curly. If not, I will blow dry my hair till it is mostly dry, then let it air dry the rest of the way, then I use a large bore curling iron to straighten my hair. I also prefer to spray my daughter's hair when it is wet, but use it on her dry hair as well.

I was able to find dried marshmallow root at my local health food store and bought some jojoba oil there as well. I already had two, small spray bottles that I had saved to re-purpose for a project like this. Following the recipe was very easy, just make sure you simmer and not boil the marshmallow root/water mixture. Also, it is very important to use distilled water so that water deposits will not clog up your spray nozzle.

I chose Young Living Lavender essential oil for my detangler spray.

Here is a list of possible oils you can choose from...

Melaleuca Alternifolia
Eucalyptus Blue
Clary Sage 
Palo Santo

Many of the oils on the list are also beneficial in helping hair loss and/or dandruff problems.

If you use store bought hair detanglers, please make this and give it a try, I truly believe your hair, scalp and body (no nasty chemicals!) will thank you.

Stephanie Maria Mckenzie
Member# 1143752
Young Living Essential Oils

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