Tallow or other oils are great for deeply moisturizing hair. But sometimes you want something lighter. This leave in conditioner spray DIY is just the thing.
Dry hair is not fun. And, anyone with a young daughter knows: tangled hair is bad news. Thankfully, there’s a quick, easy, and completely natural solution for both.
Like I mentioned in my all natural hair care routine, which you can read about here, I love tallow balm for some occasional, deep nourishing for the ends of my hair. For daily use though, something lighter is nice.
This leave in conditioner spray DIY uses coconut milk. I find it has just the right amount of moisture, without being too heavy. I also like to use bergamot essential oil. Bergamot has a lot of benefits for hair. It helps to control frizz, and it smells beautiful and fresh.
Skip the toxins
Of course, there are so many options for hair conditioning and detangling at the drug store. But these often contain lots of questionable ingredients. I don’t feel comfortable using them on myself or my family, so I opt to make the products we use.
How to use it
This leave in conditioner spray DIY recipe can be used on wet or dry hair. I normally like to use it on my hair when it is wet, and let it air dry. If I have trouble with frizz, I will use a little on dry hair to calm and smooth it.
There are other essential oils that are great for hair, too. Peppermint and rosemary are other great options. Feel free to experiment and find out what you and your hair like best!
Which coconut milk?
I find that that a canned coconut milk works best. One without thickeners or other additives is a good idea, like this one. Trader Joe’s also has a really nice organic canned coconut milk for a great price.
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Like any product made with water, this leave in conditioner spray DIY recipe will need a preservative to stay fresh at room temperature. This is the one I like to use in my products. I like it because it is very natural, while still being effective.
Of course, if you don’t want to buy or use a preservative, you can just keep your leave in conditioner spray in the refrigerator. You will need to let it warm up a bit before it will spray. The coconut milk will tend to solidify a little when it gets cold. When I’ve used this without a preservative, I just leave the bottle on the bathroom counter while I take a shower. Then, by the time I get out of the shower, it has warmed up enough to spray easily.
Leave in Conditioner Spray DIY Directions
- 2 TBSP coconut milk
- 3 fl. oz. filtered water
- 24 drops bergamot essential oil
- 12 drops preservative (optional)
- Put coconut milk, essential oil, and preservative (if using) into a 4 fl. oz. spray bottle.
- Fill bottle to the top with filtered water.
- Shake well before each use.
Leave in Conditioner Spray DIY Video
Do you make any of the hair care products that you use?
What do you like to make? Tell me about it in the comments!