DIY Natural Detangling Spray

Here's a DIY natural detangling spray recipe that also doubles as a leave-in conditioner! Get rid of the tangles and moisturize your hair at the same time.

DIY Natural Detangling Spray Recipe using a Natural Conditioner, Essential Oils and Water

Natural Detangling Spray – Perfect for Littles

Three of my four cuties have curly hair, and they need leave-in conditioner after their baths, or their hair gets all kinds of crazy and frizzy! It also gets tangly, even my boys' hair, because they are currently in a phase where they like to have longer hair.

This natural detangling spray keeps their curls moisturized and prevents tangles and frizz.

Hair Still Frizzy Even with This Spray?

If you find that the hair is still frizzy even after using this spray, then I would add a gel, too. Also, make sure to check out my post about the Curly Girl Method because curly hair needs totally different care than straight hair.

DIY Natural Detangling Spray Ingredients

DIY Natural Detangling Spray and Leave In Conditioner

Here's a DIY natural detangling spray recipe that also doubles as a leave in conditioner! Get rid of the tangles and moisturize your hair at the same time.

  • Author: Sara McFall




Pour conditioner into spray bottle. Add the warm water into the spray bottle and shake until the conditioner is dissolved. Add the essential oils (if using) and shake again. Spritz the mixture on hair to make combing through tangles easier, and to add moisture and reduce frizz.


The aloe vera I have linked to in this recipe is a liquid aloe vera – it's not a gel. If you use a gel I think it will make the consistency too thick to be able to spray out of a bottle.

Best Essential Oils for the Hair

I love to use essential oils in my hair products. Here's how they can benefit your scalp and hair health:

  • Cedarwood – helps promote hair growth when applied to the scalp
  • Peppermint – helps soothe itchiness and remove dead skin cells
  • Rosemary – clarifies and cleanses the scalp and hair
  • Tea Tree – helps to keep unwanted microorganisms at bay
  • Lavender – soothes an irritated scalp

I personally love to buy my essential oils from Young Living as I've found them to be of the highest quality. Learn more about their oils and starter kits here.

Watch my tutorial from YouTube here!

Natural Conditioners I Recommend

It can be hard to sift through products and read all ingredient labels to know which ones are actually nontoxic and natural and which are greenwashed! So I've done some recon work for you.

In general, I recommend staying away from products that contain artificial fragrances and silicones. Silicones are particles of plastic that coat the hair and prevent water from hydrating the hair shaft. You'll need a sulfate shampoo to remove the silicones. To learn more about them, check out this post.

Click on the links below to purchase these natural conditioners on Amazon.

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