I am back with another DIY Update! This time it is my Spray Leave-In Conditioner.
This goodness is a modified version of my previous Spray Leave-In Conditioner which you can read about here. Similar to my updated Creamy Leave-In Conditioner I changed the recipe a little due to the fact that I no longer use the conditioner I use to use and the old mix was no longer as effective in moisturizing my hair as it use to be.
This recipe is quite simple, does not include too many steps and like I mentioned is a slight modification from the old one.
- 6 oz plain water (I use bottled water)
- Hibiscus petals (optional) I use about 10 – 12 petals
- 0.8 oz leave-in conditioner (use any leave-in your hair likes)
- 2 oz Rose Water
- 0.1 oz Almond Oil (use any carrier oil your hair likes)
- 0.1 oz Glycerine (optional)
- 3 capsules vitamin E oil = roughly 0.15 oz
(Additional ingredients I sometimes use)
I sometimes add 0.8 oz fresh Aloe Vera Juice (from my garden) I didn’t this time.
Essential Oil (any oil of choice) – I like the rose scent so I skip the essential oil.
I first add the hibiscus petals to the water and let it sit while I add the other ingredients. In the mean time I pour the leave-in conditioner, rose water, almond oil, glycerine and vitamin E oil in my container. I then pour the hibiscus water through a sieve to catch the petals and then whisk. I pour the mix into a spray bottle and shake it before every use.
- Honey or agave nectar – instead of the glycerine (or skip this all together)
- Any carrier oil of choice – instead of the almond oil
- Arrowroot – can be added to the mix to give a little extra slip
This mix might be a little too light for those with coarser or thicker hair due to the fact that the ingredients I use are quite light weight. In case you do have thicker or coarser hair than I, you can either increase the amount of leave-in used, add a heavier carrier oil such as castor oil and/or double the amount of oil used in the mix.
When I use it/How I store it:
I like to use this mix when I want to lightly re-moisturize my hair or when I want to dampen my hair without getting it soaking wet before styling/restyling. The Leave-In is left out with the rest of my products (without needing to store it in the fridge). I have never had an issue with the mix going off or going rancid before I use it up, however, you can store it in the fridge just in case.
Do you use a spray leave-in? Do you make your own or use a store bought one? I would love to hear from you.