Thursday, March 18, 2010

Homemade Hair Detangler

Hair detangler is new to us (we only have boys). Our one little guy has decided to grow his hair long. Combing his long curls have become increasingly difficult. Detangling sprays work great at removing tangles and keep his curls looking great, but they can be pricey. So of course we had to look into making our own. Can you imagine how shocked we were to find out all it is is water and a little hair conditioner. We found many recipes on the web. Most were just water and varying amounts of conditioner. We played around with them until we found a combination we liked.

First we took an empty detangler spray bottle (we liked the fine mist it made). Then we mixed 1 part of our favorite conditioner with 9 parts warm water. We gave it a stir then poured it into our spray bottle. Shake well before using.

Now no more tears or fusses about combing hair. Kids are happy and so is mom!



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33 comments:

  1. How easy is that?! Awesome! Thanks for sharing. :o)

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  2. That is just way easy! Had I known that, I would've made this a long time ago. My son has A LOT of hair, although it's not long, it's longer on top and he can so get knots. I will definitely be making and using this from now on! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Perfect timing! I was just thinking this morning as I was combing my daughter's hair that I needed to look for a recipe for detangler, thanks!

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing this! My granddaughter has long curly hair and needs to have detangler to comb it. You've just helped me save a ton of money :)

    God Bless

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  5. oooh, snazzy! thx for sharing , my lil' gets dreads like it's nobody's business..but of course people think it IS their business and give me "looks" :)

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  6. Detanglers are a lifesaver with my 3 yr old! I'll have to try this out since our bottle is almost empty! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. wow. had no idea! will try it out!

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  8. Wow, I keep telling my daughter that I need to go buy some...isn't it crazy how we have cultured ourselves into thinking we have to buy things...and how we have forgotten/not been taught how many things we can really make/do with what we have! Thanks a bunch for sharing, I am so making this today!!! =)

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  9. great idea. thank you for giving your instructions. i have 3 boys but 2 of them have fine, baby hair still, this would be perfect.

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  10. Thanks for sharing! I will have to keep this in mind when I am hopefully blessed with a girl someday. As of now I just have an 18 month old boy who has very little hair! :) Thanks for linking up. I hope you'll join me next week for another Tot Tuesday!

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  11. Great idea! I knew it was just watered down conditioner, but never thought to do it myself! LOL! Thanks!

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  12. This is so great! Thanks for sharing. With two little girls we go through this stuff like crazy! Can't wait to try. You have such a great blog too, glad I found it!

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  13. Wow thanks for sharing!

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  14. Hi there, I found you from Fingerprints on the Fridge! Great blog! :)
    I love, love LOVE anything you can make yourself! You can bet I'll be making this! I usually buy the target detangler but this requires one less thing to buy at the store and I LOVE that! I posted a recipe for homemade laundry detergent here is a link for it! http://wwwthethriftygypsy.blogspot.com/2010/03/being-green.html

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  15. LOL ok, I should have looked around first! Just found your almost identical post to the laundry detergent!! :)
    Kristi

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  16. This is great! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! all the best!

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  17. WOW! What a great idea. I didn't know you could make this. Thanks so much for sharing at Fun to Craft's Spring has Sprung Party.

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  18. Loved this idea the other day I read it! I have done it myself and works awesome! Thanks:)

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  19. My little girl's hair is just long enough now to where we are dealing with this issue. I had no idea it could be homemade. Thanks for sharing! Found your site through Sew Much Ado. Jenn @ Jenn's Corner of Heaven

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  20. Don't you just feel like you got away with something? I love tips like this!
    I love beating the system and not spending a lot to do it.

    http://ldsmomtomany.blogspot.com/

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  21. I wish I new about this about 5 years ago. I have been wasting money on expensive sprays all that time! I just made some and it is FANTASTIC! Thanks for this great idea!

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  22. Fab. So silly of me not to have looked into this before now...

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  23. I wish I would have had this tip 25 years ago! What a GREAT idea to share! Thanks!

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  24. Thanks that's awesome. Do you use an adult conditioner or child's?

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  25. I wish that I known that earlier. All the money I spent on the sprays. Thank you so much for posting.

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  28. That is so simple and affordable!! Thanks for sharing this tip.

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  29. Looks great! I am saving this for when I have little girls who will need their hair combed often!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  30. Could I add a few drops of tea tree oil in the detangler to keep away nits?

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  31. Just found your blog couple days ago. Love your tutorials so helpful. :)

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  32. I have very thick/heavy hair and it is a nightmare to work with when wet. I use Shielo's Leave In Protectant which is the best detangler and leave in conditioner I have ever used. It makes it easy to comb through my hair when wet and leaves my hair silky after drying. Other leave in conditioners I have used have required a generous amount to work and then leave my hair flaky. The Shielo Leave In is light, so it doesn't weigh down your hair and you don't have to worry about having to use so much that it dries on your hair and flakes off. It is also a great heat protectant to use before straightening your hair.

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