Lil' Gals Hair Detangler---Homemade

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Just made this after running out of our favorite. It worked! I'm sure others have "discovered" this, but I thought I'd pass it on to those who haven't.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups water
  • 14 cup hair conditioner


  1. Mix ingredients well by shaking together in a spray bottle. I just used the one the original came from so there was no mixup of what it was.
  2. Spray hair liberally.
  3. No tangles = no tears. Use more conditioner if needed. Just not too much or it will weigh hair down and may appear dull. Approximately 50 sprays, likely more!


Most Helpful

This is a great trick. I like to use the same recipe but use about 1/2 the conditioner and about 1/8-1/4 cup (depending on greasy-ness) of high-SPF sunblock. No more buying expensive detanglers - or sunblock sprays!

somebodys_sweet_pea August 14, 2009

I gave this recipe 3 stars. I found this recipe a while ago and kept saying I'm gonna try it but I always kept buying new bottles. This last time I decided to keep my empty bottle. I just recently made up a bottle with Aussie consitioner. I did cut the recipe in half to fit in my 10oz detangler bottle. When I made this I did it in my measuring cup so I could mix it very well before shaking. I used fauet water not sure of the temp. but I had lumps when I mixed it and I had to scrape the sides of my measuring cup where some of the conditioner didn't dissolve, so next time I'll use hot water. Overall this worked ok maybe it was the conditioner I used. I probably will try this again with another conditioner and nothing cheap for sure. When I was doing my nieces hair she had so many knots and I was afraid to spray to much on and we had a bit of trouble like normal getting the knot out. She did agree that the spray did seem to help. The thing I liked about this spray is after my nieces hair dryed she combed it and it was soft and made her hair look so nice. Thanks for posting a good recipe! Christine (internetnut)

internetnut January 01, 2009

This is such a great money saving idea. I have waist length hair, so I needed this for myself. I used hot water so that the conditioner would dissolve, and it works great!

vigilant20 April 16, 2008

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