Got long hair? Or got kids with long hair? Forget those expensive hair detangler sprays from the store. Try this DIY Hair Detangler.  And it helps to get the tangles and knots out, while naturally conditioning and strengthening hair.

And if you have kids with long hair, you know how hard it can be to get those tangles out and  there is usually tears involved.

So it’s no wonder most parents resort to store-bought hair detanglers. I used to buy them for my daughters when they were little, but I was unaware that most hair detanglers are made with toxic chemicals.

Here’s an ingredients list of a popular brand of a hair detangler for babies and kids:

Water, Amodimethicone, Glycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Polysorbate 20, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Trideceth-12, Cetrimonium Chloride

I don’t know about you, but I can’t pronounce most of those ingredients.  The ingredient I’m most concerned with is the fragrance. Companies don’t need to disclose the recipe for their fragrance because it’s considered to be a trade secret. But that fragrance could actually be comprised of up to 300 different toxic chemicals engineered to smell natural.

No thanks!

Most recipes were basically a teeny amount of conditioner mixed with a lot of water and poured into a spray bottle which can leave your roots greasy or flat.

What makes this homemade hair detangler recipe special is the witch hazel. Most of us know that witch hazel is a natural astringent and helps to control oil production on the skin. Well…. it does the same thing for hair. But it’s actually quite moisturizing too. It’s like a natural conditioner that can give hair more volume without the frizz. And it means you can spray the roots AND the ends of your hair.

Witch hazel is great for dry, itchy scalp too. Just massage it into the scalp and let it sit for about 30 minutes. It can help to remove the dry flakes from the scalp. Then, just wash it and use a regular conditioner and then this DIY Hair Detangler to get the tangles out.

About the Ingredients

  • Witch hazel acts as a natural conditioner – giving it more volume and helping with frizz – yet it also helps to curb oily scalp.
  • Ylang Ylang essential oil helps to strengthen hair and helps it to grow in thick and strong. It can also help with dry scalp.
  • Rosemary essential oil helps to stimulate new hair growth and really helps with damaged hair. It can help with dry scalp too.
  • Lavender essential oil helps to soften and condition hair naturally. It also smells fantastic.

Another bonus? Ylang Ylang, Rosemary, and Lavender essential oils can help to protect hair from those unwanted little visitors kids get during the school year.

Who’s ready to make this DIY Hair Detangler?

  • 2 oz glass spray bottle
  • 1 oz witch hazel
  • 1 oz distilled water
  • 5 drops certified pure Ylang Ylang essential oil
  • 5 drops certified pure Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops certified pure Rosemary essential oil
  1. Add essential oils to the spray bottle.

  2. Add 1 oz of witch hazel.

  3. Add 1 oz of distilled water.

  4. Shake well each time before use. Spray onto wet or dry hair and gently comb through.


    p.s. If you don’t have oils yet, NOW is a great time to get started!  It’s never too late to start eliminating toxins and chemicals from your home! Contact me and I can guide you in the right direction of which essential oil brand to use that is the purest and safest for your use, especially on your kids!

    You’ll also get access to my members-only online community to learn how to use your oils and get lots of education and support. I only want the best for you and your family!

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