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DIY Hair Detangler

My daughter has LONG, thick yet fine hair.  After a shampoo or before school, combing out her hair always turns into an ordeal.  I realized I had to do something since every time I comb her out, the comb is full of her hair!  So, I started scanning the internet for a simple non toxic spray-in conditioner.  Turns out, a DIY Hair Detangler couldn’t be easier.  Some sites suggested to just dilute conditioner with distilled water and put in a spray bottle!  I should’ve thought of that!  I decided I would try my own recipe all though, diluted conditioner is super easy and very effective!   This recipe took me maybe two minutes to put together and the results are great.  So, enough chit chat-let’s make it!  Your daughter’s hair or your hair will thank you!

DIY Hair Detangler

8 oz. distilled water

1 tsp. Aloe Vera Gel (find it HERE)

2 drops Glycerin (find it HERE)

5 drops Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)

5 drops Rosemary Essential Oil (find it HERE)


  • Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle and use on wet hair.  It’s that simple!

I used Rosemary essential oil because it’s great for hair and smells wonderful!  It is great for hair growth and adds shine.  Lavender essential oil smells amazing too and is good for dry hair.

For more DIY hair recipes go HERE!


xx, Jenni


DIY hair detangler


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Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 9 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on how to achieve beautiful skin the natural way.

30 thoughts on “DIY Hair Detangler”

  1. To add to your detangling spray, teatree oil and lavender both repel head lice so would be a welcome addition in that season!! 🙂

  2. Oh and only brush dry hair!! It’s best to use a wide tooth comb on wet hair as it doesn’t stretch and damage the delicate wet hair! Pure bristle brushes are also great BUT only on dry hair!

  3. Hi Jenni, thank you for sharing all of this wonderful information with us! I love your blog:) I was wondering if you can please advise me on shampoo recipes?

  4. I’ve been using this for a while and thought it worked pretty well. I have butt length naturally curly hair, as in, spiral curls by itself curly. I usually comb my hair out in the shower with lots of conditioner in it but that has been getting more difficult as my hair grows. This spray got the ultimate test today. I’ve had the flu since monday and my hair has been in wad since then. I sprayed this in and even the scalp level knots came out without a problem. I love this stuff!

      1. Ok, thanks. It’s worth making one batch because I know it will work for my daughter. She has hair just like your daughter’s hair!

    1. Angie-It helps smooth the hair and detangle. It also is a humecterant and draws water to the hair. I use it in this for it’s smoothing purposes.

  5. Hi, I’ve got very straight and silky hair that is difficult to braid because even pins come loose! I hardly get any tangles which is a bonus but I’d love to experiment with braids. Do you have any natural product that would help? Thanks!

      1. Saltwater! It helps give the hair some texture and less slip. Sugar water can give the hair some hold-like hairspray. Cornstarch can be used to texturize as well. Hope that helps you both 🙂

          1. No prob Jenni! Btw-I’ve been following your blog for a long time-it’s amazing and SO inspirational! Thanks for all of your hard work 🙂

    1. Love this……..but do you have a recipe (or can I add something to this one) for a leave in conditioner that is not oily/greasy? I use Silk Therapy Miracle 17, diluted down. I can use it 3 days in a row on the lower half of my hair, blow dry and it is never greasy. (I only wash my hair 2-3x a week).

      1. Gina-Thank you! I really don’t. I need to start experimenting because I personally can not use oil on my hair unless I plan to wash it the next day so something non-greasy is needed. My thought is to look into Squalane-it might be less greasy and much lighter.

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