One of my first steps on my quest to make changes towards a greener home is to cut the number of chemicals that I’m bringing into my home.
That goes for my hair care products, too.
Today, I’m sharing one of my super simple recipes – how to make homemade heat protectant spray for your hair.
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First, a quick flashback to a few months ago when I decided a needed a change and got about 8 inches of my hair cut off.
The day after, I quickly realized that the haircut, which was supposed to make my daily routine simpler, was just the opposite. As much as I loved the new length and the style, I couldn’t wake up and throw my hair in a high bun anymore. But, because my hair is extremely thick and fairly wavy, I found out that when it’s shorter it has a mind of its own. I actually would need to “do my hair” now!
And that means much more blow-drying and straightening.
All that attention makes my dry hair even dryer! So I started to use a protective spray to keep it from getting damaged.
I’ve had been using a commercial spray for a while. But it seemed to be made of mostly water, conditioner, and a whole bunch of unpronounceable chemicals.
(If you would rather use a pre-made product, look for one that has safe and cruelty-free ingredients!)
So, I played around and made my own homemade heat protectant spray for hair from only 3 ingredients. It’s so easy to make. You’ll want to mix up your own batch!
The ingredients you will need are:
1 c. distilled water
2 t. hair conditioner
1 T. sweet almond oil (here is the brand I use!)
Just pour everything into a spray bottle and shake really well to combine. I found a small funnel came in handy to avoid making a huge mess when I added the thick conditioner.
You’ll want to give the bottle a shake or two before using on your hair, too.
That’s it! Couldn’t be easier.
To use the spray, apply to your towel-dried hair after shampooing and conditioning,
Don’t overspray, though. You don’t want to end up with greasy hair.
Just a few spritzes should do.
I’ve seen other recipes with coconut oil. But, since my skin doesn’t love it, I didn’t want to use it on my hair. If you do, make sure it’s fractionated coconut oil which is a liquid so it will mix when shaken.
If you’re looking to add a little something extra, try adding 5 drops of lavender essential oil.
Lavender is great for dry hair and the scent is perfectly light and calming.
My homemade heat protectant spray has been leaving my hair so soft and smooth!
Plus, now that it’s going to be getting warmer out, I can use my spray as a leave-in conditioner when I let my hair air-dry.
You could even bring a small bottle of it along on beach and pool days for easy hair detangling. Bonus!
Don’t forget to make a cute label for your bottle, too.
Here’s to your own happy hair!