I have heard some pretty tough stories from moms who struggle to keep their daughter’s hair tangle-free. Kicking, screaming and lots of tears have been shed in an effort to maintain that beautiful long hair. And it seems it does not end at childhood! This is a common problem for adults, too, especially swimmers.
The best homemade conditioners and leave-in conditioner sprays work great — unlike those toxic commercial detanglers — and can definitely be used to help keep tangles out of the hair, but a detangler spray can be even more helpful. Detangling the hair helps keep it healthy since a knot could result in some pretty serious breakage. It isn’t hard to do and if you want to know how to detangle hair, this homemade hair detangler recipe is so easy, for you make it right at home with just a few ingredients.
Try this detangler recipe to help make combing and brushing the hair easier on both mom and daughter!
Start by pulling together all of the ingredients, glass bottle and funnel. Grab the glass bottle, and place the 6–8 drops of lavender oil inside. Lavender essential oil is a favorite of mine. It smells great and offers softening and conditioning treatment to the hair. Then, add the rosemary. Packed with antioxidants, rosemary essential oil stimulates new hair growth and helps with damaged hair. It can also treat dandruff and itchy scalp.
Next, using your funnel, add the apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is definitely a wonder ingredient for you hair! Apple cider vinegar works by through the acidity it contains. This acidity helps prevent the loss of much-needed natural oils in the hair and scalp by keeping pH levels balanced. I love Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother. Just make sure it’s organic and contains ‘the Mother,’ which is chock-full of healthy probiotics!
Now, let’s add the water. Using purified or distilled water is important so that we do not contaminate the homemade hair detangler recipe. This helps it to last longer by eliminating the possibility of the formation of bacteria.
Cap the bottle and give it a good shake! After you wash you hair, you can spray the detangler throughout your hair and no need to wash it out either; it acts as a leave-in condition, too! You can also spot spray any newly risen knots or tangles that you may find.
Lavender and Rosemary Homemade Hair Detangler
- 6–8 drops lavender essential oil
- 4 drops rosemary essential oil
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1–1½ ounces purified or distilled water
- 2 ounce glass spray bottle
- small funnel
- Place the lavender and rosemary oil drops into the glass bottle.
- Add the apple cider vinegar and water.
- Cap the bottle tightly and shake well.
- It is now ready to use! Spray the hair after showering and before combing or brushing. You can also spot spray, as needed, to help detangle.