I have tried a lot of different detanglers for my daughter’s hair! I’ve even tried the semi-homemade kind where you mix water and commercial conditioner. That one was very easy to make and smelled nice- but I still felt like I was putting too many chemicals in my daughter’s hair. The sulfates, coloring, fragrance, and hydrolyzed-something or others just had no place on her young and healthy head. I love experimenting with essential oils and other simple ingredients so I knew there had to be a better option for her hair. We tried a few different mixes, some were too oily, some didn’t do the trick of detangling well at all. This was our favorite! It is light, smells heavenly, and helps smooth out the tangles beautifully! But this detangler is not just for little girls, anyone who needs a hair refresher/detangler/leave-in-conditioner will benefit from it! Make this homemade Herbal Hair Detangler and untangle your hair naturally!
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You can use your favorite essential oils in this recipe to make your own wonderfully scented blend. Remember, if you have citrus essential oils, they should always be kept in dark colored glass bottles (they’re sensitive to sunlight).
Herbal Hair Detangler
1 cup distilled water
1 T. vegetable glycerin
1 tsp. vitamin e oil
1 tsp. sweet almond oil
3-7 drops essential oil
Here are a few essential oils and how they can help your hair and scalp:
Lavender– helps with itchiness and dandruff
Rosemary- to add shine, promote growth
Basil- for oily hair
Lemon- gives highlights, balances scalp oils
Peppermint- for dry hair
Tea tree- for dry scalp, deters lice
1. Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle, then shake well to combine.
2. Shake before each use.
3. Spray hair liberally with your homemade herbal hair detangler and comb through gently to remove tangles.
If you find this small amount of oil is too much for your hair, try cutting the amount in half.
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About Jody: I am a Florida girl through and through living the semi-country, small town life. I am making my way through it with my amazing hubby, 2 beautiful kids, 2 of the best Dachshunds to ever walk the face of the earth, massive amounts of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus. I homeschool, craft, cook, scrapbook, garden, raid the thrift shops, snap 1,000’s of photos, and read when I can grab a spare minute (which is rare). You can find me blogging at Simply Southern Sunshine.
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Thanks for the DIY recipe. I’ll have to look into making some for my 6 year old who throws a fit when brushing her hair! Visiting from The DIY Collective party.
Jeanne Grunert says
This looks terrific! My thick hair tangles a lot, and I love using herbs. Thank you for sharing this on the #HomeMattersParty