Thursday, August 21, 2014

Home-made Detangler and leave in Conditioner!!

If you look on the internet for a recipe for detangler you  will find many recipes that are simply commercial conditioner watered down.
As we don't use conditioner like that  normally the whole idea of using it for a detangler was foreign to me.
So I kept looking, let me tell you it took a while, for various herbs and other ingredients that had properties that would be good for a detangler that I was happy to use on my family.
I also wanted to use this as a leave in conditioner for myself and the older girls too.

I have curlyish hair that goes frizzy if I don't do something about it. In my journey to non commercial solutions I have been using Argan Oil that I use daily after wetting my hair, 1-2 squirts and rub through the ends to stop the frizzy.

This is quite an expensive little bottle though. You especially have to look out for  products that only have a part of Argan oil and then add other ingredients. I only use the pure oil. So as part of my detangler  I had to have a  hair product that I can use to help my frizziness.

Through my research I have come up with this mixture below that we are finding works on the most tangled hair, not that we ever get hair like that :)
Of course  we do! We have a head or two of thick wavy hair that it is fantastic on and for our Sensory Defensive girl it is a lifesaver.

Enough rambling about the goodness of this and now to the recipe!

This is a two step process but relatively easy, really it is.... trust me!!

First off you need to make your Marshmallow Root Liquid-
You need:
1.5 cups of water
3 tablespoons  of marshmallow root
Boil the water and then add the root.
Reduce heat and simmer for 20 30- mins
Cool and strain through a cloth

Next  step:
Pour your marshmallow root liquid into a spray bottle
Then add,
2 tsp of Apricot Oil
2 tsp of Aloe Vera
1 tsp of Glycerin
10 drops of rosemary essential oil
10 drops of lavender essential oil
10 drops of sweet orange essential oil

Shake, Spray and brush!!!

Oh yes you could put a really cool label like I did on your bottle! Yes I know not very professional, but hey, I was in a hurry to use it for my girls. Just keeping it real here!
I am sure you could easily make one that is far more professional using a picture making programme. Maybe one day I will do that too.

To fill the bottle above I doubled the recipe and then added  a bit of extra water to fill the bottle.
Just give it a little shake before use as it may settle a bit.

If you do end up using this please let me know what you think.

Blessings to you and your homes,

1 comment:

Eva said...

That is an interesting recipe! I also have frizzy hair, but also thin and curly hair. Too much oil wears it down. I have to try it. Thanks for sharing.


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