DIY Detangle Spray

6 Comments
3 minutes
September 30, 2022
Carole Jones

photoYou see this cutie patootie?  This is my baby girl who is 4 years old and she has the greatest hair!  It is long.  It is thick.  It holds any style you put it in. It is everything I always wanted my own hair to be but I guess she was blessed with the rockin’ hair genes and I was blessed with something else in the gene pool.  I’ll have to get back to you on exactly what that blessing is because I’m struggling at the moment to come up with something 🙂

DIY detangle spray

Even though she was blessed with amazing hair, she was not blessed with the patience to have it brushed out on a daily basis.  I have to keep her distracted by letting her watch Frozen on my iPad while I work through her hair every morning.  I also lay on the compliments really thick such as, “You have really beautiful hair just like Elsa’s!”  That gets her every time 🙂

My other trick I use to get her hair brushed out is this amazing detangle spray.  I used to buy it by the case because with three girls, I needed A LOT of detangle spray in the Jones household.  About a year ago, I got tired of paying so much for something I knew I could make for myself.  After a few different versions, this is my no-fail recipe for detangle spray!

DIY detangle Spray

Simply use an empty spray bottle and fill it 1/4 of the way full of hair conditioner.  The cheaper the conditioner, the better.  Slowly add enough hot water to fill the bottle half way.  Screw on the lid and gently shake the bottle to dissolve the conditioner into the water.  Add more hot water to finish filling the bottle.  Done!  Just shake it well before using it and you just saved yourself a ton of money 🙂

DIY detangle spray

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.

6 comments

Carol Gardiner
10 years ago

When my daughter was younger she had long blonde hair. To keep it de-tangled and also to keep it from turning green from the pool water, I would wet her hair, spray on de-tangler (made by me, just like yours) and braid her hair. After swimming I would undo the braid and her hair was tangle free.

Carole
10 years ago

Thanks Carol! Great idea. I braid my girls hair before they go to sleep at night to help with the tangles as well. -Carole

MCS Gal
10 years ago

What a great idea. I wish a detangler had existed when I had my long blonde hair as a child.

Carole
10 years ago

I never had long hair but even with short hair, I too would have loved this as a child! -Carole

T
8 years ago

That would just leave my hair greasy… conditioner is meant to be rinsed out, so it wouldn’t work for me!

Carole
8 years ago

I’ve been using this for years on my three girls without greasy results and they even have fine, thin hair. If you are worried, just try it with even less conditioner to begin. Don’t discount it until you try it 🙂

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