DIY Leave-In Spray

Curly hair can sometimes become a little dry which can lead to frizz (due to a lack of moisture) so it needs protection to lock in the moisture. Leave-In conditioners can help protect and provide moisture

My spray Leave-In is basically spot on the same as my creamy Leave-In conditioner except for one ingredient (I do not add glycerin) and the quantities/ratios of each ingredient used are a little different. Here my “base” is water and my second main ingredients are equal parts Aloe Vera Juice (AVJ) and my Detangling/Co-Wash conditioner. I like using this 3 – 4 days a week and alternate between my DIY creamy Leave-In Conditioner. (I use this on days when my hair is not too dry or frizzy and I feel like I need ‘light’ moisturizing or to revitalize my curls in the morning)

IMPORTANT! If you have allergies to any of the ingredients I use DO NOT use them! I am not a Doctor, Physician nor a Cosmetologist. I am just providing information for educational purposes and any use thereof is solely at your own risk. The information contained herein is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any manner. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition.  Once you have done that, do patch tests before you put anything all over your head. Please consider this as my advice. You are responsible if you choose to follow some of my methods.

My Mixture:

leave-in conditioner

  • 1 cup Bottled Water
  • 1/4 cup Pure Aloe Vera Juice (AVJ) – I add Vitamin E directly to the AVJ. (Depending on how much AVJ I can get from my plants I roughly use about 2 capsules per cup of AVJ). 
  • 1/4 cup Conditioner
  • 1.5 teaspoons Almond/Grape Seed Oil
  • A few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil (about 5- 10)
  • Clean and disinfected Spray bottle.
Mixing Instructions:
  • I first pour 1 cup of water in a container
  • I add 1/4 cup of AVJ (with Vitamin E Oil already mixed in it)  and mix.
  • Add the 1/4 cup conditioner to the container.
  • I then add 1.5 teaspoon of Grape Seed Oil and  a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil and thoroughly mix. 
  • I pour the contents into the spray bottle.
  • Shake the spray bottle thoroughly to ensure everything is combined.

spray bottle How it is applied

*When I use this spray I do not use my my DIY creamy Leave-In. It works as a moisturizer as well as freshening up my curls in the morning/night and I use it when my hair is not necessarily dry but just needs a little “light” moisturizing.

  • I shake the bottle before every use to make sure everything has combined and nothing has separated.
  • I lightly spritz my hair from roots to ends (not dripping wet but damp).
  • I use my hands to distribute the Leave-In, paying particular attention to my ends. I then apply my Sealing Oil

What about you? Do you mix your own spray leave-In and what is your mixture? If not, what is your favorite Store bought spray Leave-in and why? I would love to hear from you. 



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