One of my goals for this year is to complete 12 do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, one per month. My hope is to become more crafty while simultaneously finding new ways to save money. Let’s just call it “resourceful.”
In January, I tried my hand at homemade hair detangler.
- I have the world’s most tangly (is that a word?) hair. My beautician told me I have “beaded” hair, and that it’s pretty rare. Sounds cool, feels gross.
- I have a biracial child whose hair has started to grow like a weed, and – surprise! – I have no idea what to do with it.
- The instructions seemed super easy. I knew I’d need an “easy win” for my first project if I intended to really stick with the whole trying-new-things thing.
- Spray Bottle
- Hair Conditioner
- Tap Water
- Squirt 1-2 Tbsp of conditioner into spray bottle. If you can’t find a measuring spoon, use just enough to cover the bottom of the bottle.
- Fill the rest up with water.
- Shake until it’s completely mixed. Or do what I did, and hand it to your toddler.
Success! Easy win, for sure. Even I couldn’t mess that up.
The finished product was just as effective as any $3 bottle of detangler I’ve ever purchased. And the best part – the spray bottle cost $1 in the travel section at Meijer, where I also bought the conditioner on sale for $0.79. I also have enough leftover to make this probably 20 more times. I normally spend around $10 per year on detangler, so $1.79 for multiple years’ use is a super good deal!
Does anyone else out there have a beaded hair texture? What do you do with it? Like I said, this DIY detangler works just as well as any other that I’ve tried, but it still can only do so much to this hot mess of hair that I’ve got. I need serious help!