If summer has turned your hair into a dry, unmanageable mess we’ve got the solution with this homemade anti-frizz spray. Use it on wet or dry hair to lightly condition hair and keep flyaways under control without weighing you down.
For a long time I had conditioner-a-phobia. Definition: Refusing to use any conditioner based on the belief that it would weigh down my short, fine hair. (Yes, I made that up, but it’s totally real.)
Did this result in more volume? Yes. Because my hair was a dry, frizzy mess. At my last haircut my strands got a deep conditioning, and the results were just short of miraculous. So much softness and shine!
My hair guy informed me that conditioner is not the enemy in the eternal quest for full, bouncy hair. His advice: go with a lightweight conditioner and don’t use it on the scalp. The ends of your hair need moisture and conditioning to light flat and smooth. AKA not frizzy.
Benefits of Aloe
I love this spray so much because it uses aloe instead of tons of oil. Aloe vera is rich in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that make it especially good at moisturizing and volumizing hair. It’s an emollient that seals the hair’s cuticle, which prevents moisture from escaping. Aloe contains about 20 amino acids (the building blocks of our hair) and the gel-like substance nourishes and strengthens static-prone hair.
And then there’s the rosewater, which has such as delicious scent. Rosewater conditions, adds shine and gives you a bit of ‘hair perfume.’ Feel free to spritz this on your face or any areas tender with sunburn. It’s incredibly soothing.
Homemade Conditioning Anti-Frizz Spray
Yield 5 oz
- Add 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel to a measuring cup.
- Pour in 1/2 cup rose water (or distilled water).
- Add 1-2 teaspoons fractioned coconut oil. Short-haired folks might want to stick with 1 teaspoon but go ahead with 2 if your hair is long or really dry.
- Stir to combine ingredients and dissolve the aloe.
- Use a funnel to transfer the mixture to a spray bottle.
- Give the mix a good shake before each use.
Photos by Susan Hudson