Homemade Hair Detangling Spray

My eldest daughter has long, blond, slightly curly hair. It gets easily tangled, but any heavy conditioners or detanglers leave it flat. I needed to find a way to untangle it without weighing it down. About a year ago, I came up with this recipe, and we’ve been happily using it ever since!

The scent is nice, but fades away rather quickly, since there is no fixative.

Aloe juice is a natural, light conditioner and detangler. It doesn’t weigh hair down and just a little goes a very long way.

Lavender essential oil is believed to reduce hair breakage, increase growth, treat dandruff and prevent excessive oil on the scalp.

Sweet orange oil helps to untangle hair, smooth the hair cuticle and prevent split ends.

Rosemary essential oil is used to treat dandruff, increase circulation to the scalp and it helps to naturally preserve the aloe juice.

What You’ll Need

What To Do

  1. Pour 4 ounces of aloe juice into the bottle.
  2. Add 25 drops of lavender essential oil, 20 drops of orange essential oil and 10 drops of rosemary essential oil.
  3. Put on the lid and gently shake to thoroughly mix in the essential oils.
  4. Spray as much as needed into wet or dry hair. We use 5 to 10 sprays before brushing tangles out of dry hair.

This amount lasts us for a couple of months and we have not had to refrigerate it, since the essential oils prevent bacteria and mold from growing.

*Safety note* This will burn if it gets sprayed into the eyes. Always have children close or cover their eyes before spraying and keep out of reach of young children.

16 thoughts on “Homemade Hair Detangling Spray

    • I haven’t tried it. You could try it, then if it doesn’t provide enough conditioning, add a little vegetable glycerine. I’m thinking just a teaspoon, to start out with and then increasing from there. Please let me know how it works, if you try it! 🙂

  1. I was just going to ask the same question as TK. I will be making this today but first need to find out where to buy vegetable glycerine locally. Finding an all natural conditioner recipe has been on my to do list for quite some time. Glad to see this shared today.

    • I found some at a local health food store in the section with the essential oils and body-care oils. It worked, but it was outrageously expensive. After that, I started ordering on-line. 🙂

  2. Dawn says:

    Made this up for long hair cats that I show. So far so good. I did put two drops of glycerin in the bottle. Love the smell. It did calm the cats some what.
    Thank you for info!

  3. Justyn, Thank you so much for this recipe. My daughter and I have very tangley hair and this works great and smells wonderful! We just finished off our first bottle and have just made the second. It lasted about 6 months. We spray our hair brush with it for brushing out wet hair, and sometimes I spray it directly on my daughter’s dry hair if she has a “rat’s nest” on the back of her head after sleeping. I bought the essential oils at our local GNC and the aloe juice I found at Walgreen’s.

    • You’re so welcome, Sandie! I’m glad to hear it’s working well for you, too. We love it and it’s a big deal with my girls whenever I let us run out- they let me know! 😉 Thanks for the comment!

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