Homemade No Frizz Hair Spray – All Natural

If you’re looking for an all-natural, safe and effective way to tame the frizz, you’ve come to the right place! Here is a very simple recipe that not only smooths the hair, but also smells divine with the addition of essential oils!

Homemade No Frizz Hair Spray - All Natural and Easy!

I’ve written A LOT about my hair here on the blog, and for those of you with curly hair, you’ll understand my fervor for taming the lion mane. It’s a love-hate relationship until you find that perfect hair care routine that makes your curls bouncy, frizz-free and beautiful! It has taken me half a lifetime to figure some things out, and I’ve chronicled them all here for you.  All of them are frugal, easy and 100% safe and natural!

No-Poo - Natural Hair Care - How to Care for your hair without chemicals and shampoo

So, now that I’ve been washing my hair with no-poo (I use castile soap and water, recipe here) for the past several years, I only have to wash it every 3-4 days or so because my scalp isn’t over producing oil. It’s awesome! You gotta try switching to natural, no-poo shampoo sometime if you haven’t already. It doesn’t strip your hair and scalp of the oils it needs to stay healthy and protected, unlike shampoos that contain detergents like sodium laureth sulfate (SLS).

Since I’m only washing it a couple of times a week, I need a spray to freshen up my hair and get rid of bed head frizz, but of course, I wanted something natural and cheaper than natural products in the store (can we say, break the bank? $$).

Here’s what I came up with! I smell the oils in my hair all day long, sometimes for two days! That alone makes me happy, but taking the frizz away does, too.

Homemade All Natural No Frizz Spray

  • 1 four-ounce glass spray bottle (or a plastic bottle with PETE written on the bottom of it) (where to buy)
  • 2 ounces of liquid aloe vera gel (where to buy)
  • 2 ounces of water (where to buy, just kidding)
  • 4-8 drops of your favorite essential oils for hair (where to buy the best essential oils) (mine are lavender, Gentle Baby oil blend, rosemary, and peppermint)

Combine all in your 4-oz. bottle and spray as much on as you’d like! If you need even more frizz control, just increase the aloe vera to water ratio, or use only aloe vera. You could also add a teaspoon of a carrier oil like olive, grapeseed, jojoba, etc. (where to buy) but it won’t spray out very well. You’d need to probably put it in a squirt bottle or pump.

That’s it! My favorite essential oils are from Young Living. They smell DIVINE and are the purest and most potent I’ve ever used (and I’ve used a TON of different brands).



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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


  1. AWESOME!!! I have lots and LOTS of super-fine, curly hair. I am always trying to find a way to fight the frizz! Thank you for this!!! 😀

  2. Do you use only one essential oil for your spray or do you combine all of the ones you listed? Thanks!

  3. Oh my goodness, SARA!!!! I used this stuff for the first time this morning. It is AWESOME!!!!! I have always used Frizz Ease from John Freida and it didn’t do this good of a job controlling my frizz!

    I did add some apricot oil to the mix, as my hair really loves apricot oil. This is so wonderful! I wish I could show you a pic of my hair! 😀


  4. Is the aloe you use a gel or is it a liquid? I just bought some aloe gel but wasn’t sure if it was the same thing. Mine comes in a squeeze tube.

  5. So I have been reading several of your posts about your curly hair and LOVE them. I have curly hair and have always had an issue. I am a bit confused. As of now you just use castile soap and water for your shampoo? what abou the glycerine and aloe vera recipe that you posted and said it was your favorite? I am trying to decide what to make for myself since I still use Pantene Pro-V (no judgement please). thank you

    • No judgements :), it’s a journey! Yes, at the time of the post, I wrote that I use the aloe vera and glycerine shampoo, but it started to build up on my hair after a month or so, so I find it’s better as an occasional deep conditioner now. Castile soap and water is my go-to now, and has been for about a year.

      • Does the Castile soap and water foam up or no? Do you feel you need conditioner after you use it? And if so is your go-to conditioner, the Apple cider vinegar one?
        Thank you 🙂

  6. Hi Sara! I love your blog. I just started changing everything over to all natural, non toxic products and you don’t find many all natural, non toxic recipes for curly hair! Question about this recipe, any chance I can substitute the aloe vera gel for vitamin e? I happen to have vitamin e and am trying to wait a bit to make my next big purchase of oils. Thanks!

  7. Emilie Roe says:

    Just ordered some similar items. Can’t wait to try this.

    Also, do you know a good recipe for a lavender perfume for my 4yr old. She keeps using what I spray on the beds. Or maybe a different scent for the day time. I can’t afford blended oils but I could buy the individual oils and blend myself.

    • Hi Emilie! Yes, lavender by itself is a great perfume for your daughter’s age! All you’d need is lavender – I have a post on how to make perfume.

      • emilie roe says:

        We’re about to try and make perfume today. Will let you know how it goes. Wish me luck.

        Oh and also. Do you think Aloe Vera GEL would work for this hair spray. I couldn’t find a ‘liquid’, but wondered if I added some water to the mix and made sure I shook it each time would it still work?

  8. Hi all!
    I am yet to try this diy. But thanks for sharing 😊!
    Since it seams that many of you are worried about aloevera, i’d tell you that Forever Living has a very good liquid aloe and ut happens to be called ”aloe vera gel” .
    I hope it helps!

  9. Hi Sara, I just came across this post because this cold winter is making my hair frizzier and drier than normal. This sounds like a great recipe. It has been a year since this was posted–do you use the same recipe or have you changed anything? Also, what would you say the shelf life is on this recipe?

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