Homemade Hair Detangler Spray

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I absolutely love doing my girls hair for school and I worry about the day they will walk out with their hair already in a plait and they don’t need me to pretty it up. Yes, I know I need to allow them that independence and I am sure that at nearly 10 and 12 they are perfectly capable of doing it themselves .  But while I can I will happily still style their hair for school.

My girls always wake with knots in their hair each morning, so to make brushing easier I give their hair a spritz of my home made hair detangler, which is super simple to make and only two ingredients.  You will save yourself so much money using this recipe rather than the store variety.



Home made Hair Detangler

  • Author: Katrina
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  • 1 part conditioner
  • 9 parts water
  • Spray bottle


  1. Whisk conditioner and water together in a bowl
  2. Pour into a spray bottle
  3. Shake before use

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I have used a spray bottle that I purchased for only a few dollars from a shop that sells hair products like Hairhouse Warehouse.


You could also add a few drops of tea tree oil around nit season.

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Emma January 23, 2015 - 7:14 AM

If only I could braid hair without getting my hands and fingers entwined. I end up looking like a drunk octopus and the girls hair a tangled mess!

vickie January 23, 2015 - 12:36 PM

I used to add a few drops of tea tree and lavender oil and use a washed out commercial pump spray pack. Everyone always used to comment about how nice my kids hair smelt. Used to use in on the boys everyone morning to comb their hair neatly too…they never complained and we never had nits despite regular outbreak. Kids now all grown!

Jo January 26, 2015 - 8:50 PM

Such a great idea to make your own detangling spray. I also have just purchased the ‘Tangle Teezer’ brush and it has been a lifesaver! Getting a comb through my thick, curly hair can be a real challenge, but using this to brush conditioner through in the shower means my hair is now rarely knotted. Winner!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 29, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Fantastic Jo! I do love using the detangling spray on the girls hair, just makes it so much easier.


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