A natural detangling spray that really works!
A couple months ago, Little Girl cut her hair. It was Bad…. She cut both sides and buzzed the top right in front. I was not pleased, to say the least! We were able to “fix” it by cutting it in a cute bob with bangs, but I have missed her long hair ever since. She keeps asking me to braid it, and of course I cant, so we have both been anxiously waiting for it to grow.
I started brainstorming and discovered several things that have helped speed the process up. One of them was this detangler spray that I created for my oldest daughter as her hair is super thick and quite the battle to smooth out. Our boar bristle brush makes a huge difference, but I wanted a little extra help, which is where this mixture came in. I added a few extra ingredients to suit both girls objectives, and was very pleased with the results. What I love about it is that its a multi-in-1 spray, quite by accident!
This detangler really helps to eliminate the snarls in stubborn hair, (no more tears! haha) aids in growth, adds shine, volume, and surprisingly enough, it helps to define curls! My youngest has very straight hair but ever since we have begun to use this, it has started to curl! It also grew an inch in two weeks while using this spray! No joke. Another bonus is that it naturally cleanses our hair and scalp, without having to wash it. (At least it does for our family… we are no-poo, so that could make all the difference. If you are not shampoo free, you might have to experiment with this.)
Its very simple to make but you will need to invest in some herbs. Totally worth it, let me tell ya! (They are not that expensive and last for a while.)
You will need:
2 c water
3 T marshmallow root find here (this is not optional if you want it to detangle)
3 T oat straw here
2 T sage (rubbed or powder or fresh leaves) find here
2 T dried or fresh rosemary here
1/2 c strongly brewed green tea
peppermint and/or rosemary essential oils – optional, but recamended (can also add lavender if using strictly for grownup ladies)
In a pot, bring the water to a boil, reduce heat, add all herbs and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool, then strain through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a bowl. Add tea and essential oils. Pour carefully into a glass bottle with sprayer. Store in the fridge. Can spray on damp or dry hair. Leave in.
We go through a bottle of this spray every two weeks with three females in the house. I love the smell, and I really love that it is chemical free. It saves me time, money, tears, frustration, and I’m not spraying junk into our hair. If you try it, let me know how it works for you!