One of Noah and Esther’s life ambitions is to have hair as long as Rapunzel. Long hair is beautiful but toddlers play (and sleep) hard and with that comes a mass of tangles at the end of the day. Nevertheless they insist that we keep growing their hair out.
For the longest I used an inexpensive detangler spray spray on Noah but as we’ve tried to incorporate more and more natural products into our daily lives I began to question my decision to buy something loaded with chemicals and artificial scents. Did her hair really need to smell like green apples?
So we used up our last bottle I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own spray. I love Young Living’s blog because they frequently share recipes. One recipe they shared earlier this summer was a DIY Hair Detangler recipe. It was easy to make and I had all the oils so I decided to give it a try.
DIY Hair Detangler Recipe
- 1/2 cup Lavender Volume Conditioner (or other conditioner)
- 1 1/8 cup hot (not boiling) distilled water
- 3 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood
- 3 drops Cedarwood
- 3 drops Frankincense
Put conditioner into a 12-oz. spray bottle. Add distilled water and shake. Add essential oils and shake again. To use, spray on dry or damp hair, focusing on the ends.
It works wonderfully! I love how soft it leaves Noah’s (and my) hair feeling. It is able to undo hidden matted clumps of hair that look like they should be cut out. But most importantly it helps to prevent tears from streaming down my little girls face. Not to mention that it’s also helping her to achieve Rapunzel length hair.
If you don’t have all these oils on hand yet you can try this version which consists mainly of oils form the starter kit. Rosemary can even be excluded if you aren’t ready to place your next order just yet.
Alt. DIY Hair Detangler Recipe
- 1 TB vegetable glycerin
- 6 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
- 6 drops Rosemary Oil
- 6 drops Lavender Oil
Mix together in a 4 oz. glass spray bottle and fill the rest with distilled water.
optional: a few drops of Peppermint oil or another favorite scent
The oils mentioned above are great for hair and scalp health. I would even encourage you to research Rosemary and Cedarwood to learn how they may be beneficial as part of your hair care routine. The second recipe is a great one for children to use during the year for helping to maintain an annoyance free scalp. Which recipe will you try first?
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