Nothing is worse than combing your hair after a shower, only to find that you've ripped out a few dozen strands. In many cases, this leads to breakage and in turn, will reduce positive hair health. Although there are many detangling sprays on the market, many are filled with additives that you not only apply to your hair, but also breath in.
Pass On Conventional Detangling Sprays
When spraying your hair with a scented detangling spray, you probably think you're doing your hair a world of good. After all, that's what it's advertised to do. What they don't tell you, is that these sprays are loaded up with chemical additives that are toxic to both your external and internal health.
Take Johnson's No More Tangles Detangling Spray, a brand that is trusted by the general public, creating products that are intended for babies and young children. As stated by the FDA, this product, along with many others, contains what is known as phthalates. This group of chemicals is actually used within hundreds of products, without truly knowing the definitive effects.
From synthetic fragrances to possible carcinogens, when spraying your hair, you breath in these potentially harmful additives. So, what's the solution? An all-natural remedy, of course, offering a combination that is safe and effective. All you need are three simple ingredients, plus a splash of distilled water — it couldn't be easier!
Coconut Oil, Essential Oils, and Vitamin E — A Match Made in Heaven
When it comes to all-natural combinations that benefit your hair, the sky is the limit. From avocado oil to honey, you can source a wide range of ingredients based on what you'd personally like to achieve. Some suffer from dandruff, while others suffer from split ends. You can select ingredients based on your personal health and beauty goals.
When consuming coconut oil, it's recommended that you eat unrefined, virgin coconut oil that is solid at room temperature. For this recipe and other beauty remedies, however, you can use liquid coconut oil, as it will be easier to use within a spray. Although this version is not as high in lauric acid, it still offers medium chain fatty acids that will benefit your hair.
Rosemary oil has long been used throughout history as a natural hair tonic. When applied to the hair and scalp, it's believed to stimulate growth and treat the effects of dry, brittle hair. We will be using this oil within the recipe below, as well as basil oil — but feel free to get creative. Lavender, for instance, helps balance sebum production; whereas chamomile conditions and protects against environmental pollutants.
Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant that will help build and repair tissue. When applied to your hair and scalp, it can reduce inflammation and encourage growth. Throw all of these ingredients into one spray bottle with distilled water, and you have yourself an all-natural remedy that you will feel good about using.
Try This All-Natural Detangling Spray For Yourself
Whether you're heading to the beach or jumping out of the shower, this spray will be your go-to detangling solution. Whip up a small batch today, helping you protect both your hair and overall health.
What You'll Need
- 2 parts coconut oil: 1 part distilled water
- Essential oils — 3 drops rosemary oil, 2 drops basil oil
- Small spray bottle
- 1/8 tsp vitamin E
What to Do
- After adding coconut oil and vitamin E to your spray bottle, fill the rest with water and add your essential oil.
- Shake well and apply.
** Please note, there are no preservatives in this recipe — so make small batches and use within 1-2 weeks.