I absolutely love making my own hair care products at home because it allows the freedom to use exactly what you want to your hair. There are tons of different hair mists, styling refreshers and hair moisturizing sprays on the shelves that contain ingredients that your natural hair may not necessarily like or need. A DIY hair mist can contain all the ingredients you want on your hair and none that you don’t and be a custom concoction that’s just perfect for your hair.
These commercial hair products contain ingredients that you can easily get your hands on to make hair care products for yourself. Below, I’ll share 5 of my favorite DIY moisturizing sprays that you can try for yourself. They are light enough to use in the Summer without weighing your hair down, and will also help protect your hair from the blistering sun and damaging UV rays.
DIY Hair Care Mists for Natural Hair
1. MOISTURIZING SPRAY FOR DRY HAIR
Start with 1/4 cup of distilled water then add the following ingredients to your spray bottle, shake and enjoy! This will last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Aloe Vera juice (2 tbsp)
- Vegetable glycerin (1 tsp)
- Apricot Oil (1 tbsp)
- Vitamin E Oil (2 tsp)
- Sesame Oil (2 tsp)
Vegetable glycerin is one of my favorite all-natural moisturizers. If you’re struggling with dry or brittle hair, this natural humectant will help your natural hair to retain moisture and will also attract moisture from the surrounding atmosphere. Apricot and Sesame oils are lighter oils that won’t weigh your hair down or leave you looking “greasy” in the hot summer sun.
2. AYURVEDA HAIR REFRESHER
Add 2 tbsp Rose water to 1/4 cup distilled water. Add remaining oils to your spray bottle, shake and viola! Store in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
- Buriti fruit oil (2-3 drops)
- Peppermint Essential Oil (2 drops)
- Coconut oil (2 tbsp)
- Neem Oil (2-3 drops)
- Black Seed Oil (2-3 drops)
The ancient practice of Ayurveda in hair care can be used by incorporating herbs and essential oils into your hair regimen. Buriti Fruit oil is used in Ayurveda to help protect the hair from free radical and sun damage. The Neem and Black Seed oils will encourage hair growth, strengthen the hair follicle, relieve itchy scalp and prevent thinning hair. Both oils have been said to work very well, however, their natural odor is less than pleasant to some. Peppermint oil can be added help to cut the fragrance and to stimulate the scalp for hair growth.
3. ALOE & LAVENDER MOISTURIZING MIST
Start with 1/4 cup of distilled water and add the following ingredients to your spray bottle. Shake your mixture until fully incorporated. Store in the fridge for a maximum of 4-5 days.
- Aloe Vera juice (1 tbsp.)
- Coconut, almond, apricot or olive oil (1 tbsp)
- Vitamin E oil (1 tbsp)
- Lavender essential oil (2-3 drops)
This simple yet phenomenal spray will not only help moisturize your natural hair but will also help soften dry strands. Aloe Vera and lavender oil help strengthen your hair strands while coconut oil adds moisture to dull hair. You could also use apricot or olive as an alternative to coconut oil.
4. ITCHY SCALP REFRESHER
Start by boiling 1/2 cup of water and adding 2 organic green tea bags. Steep and allow to cool before adding to your spray bottle, add the remaining ingredients below and shake until mixed thoroughly. Store in the refrigerator for a maximum of 5-7 days.
- Tea Tree Oil (2-3 drops)
- Aloe Vera (2 tbsp)
- Jojoba oil (2 tsp)
- Grapeseed oil (1.5 tsp)
- Vitamin E oil (2 tsp)
Tea tree oil is a popular treatment for itchy scalp because of its antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties, which also allows for a longer shelf life. Aloe Vera and Jojoba oil work together to strengthen and moisturize the hair. Jojoba oil has a molecular structure that is similar to the oil your hair naturally produces and penetrates the hair follicle to help restore moisture and sheen.
5. SWEET HONEY MOISTURIZING MIST
Start with 1/4 cup of distilled water. Add the following ingredients to your spray bottle, shake and enjoy!
- Raw honey (1 tbsp)
- Coconut oil (2 tbsps)
- Vitamin E oil (2 tsp)
- Lavender Essential Oil (2-3 drops)
Honey is extremely versatile in its uses and works well in your natural hair. Honey is a humectant and will help your hair to attract and retain moisture and prevent frizz. Coconut oil is a moisturizing oil that will penetrate your follicles and add moisture from the inside out. Lavender adds a nice fragrance to the oil and also helps soften your natural hair.