How to Make Homemade Hair Mists

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A homemade hair mist is an inexpensive way to recreate store-bought products. Use a hair mist to freshen up strands, fight frizz or get out the tangles. With just a few ingredients, you can whip up a concoction that rivals one you may find at a salon. Not only will you save some cash, you'll avoid the unwanted chemicals used in most store-bought hair mists.

Refresh Your Strands

Fill a clean spray bottle with 8 ounces of distilled water.

Add 12 to 20 drops of an essential oil. Choose an oil with a refreshing scent, such as lavender, lemon or bergamot.

Put the cap on the bottle and shake well. Spritz the mixture lightly onto your strands to add a nice scent and to freshen your hair.

Beat the Frizz

Pour 2 tablespoon of aloe vera gel, 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin and 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil into a bowl. Mix the gel and oil with a whisk.

Add 2 tablespoons of rose water, 2 tablespoons of distilled water and 3 drops of argan essential oil. Whisk again to combine the ingredients.

Place the narrow end of a funnel inside the opening of a clean spray bottle. Pour the contents of the bowl through the funnel and into the bottle.

Put the cap on the bottle. Spray the mixture onto your wet or dry hair to help eliminate frizz. Store the hair mist in a cool, dry place and shake well before each use.

Condition and Detangle

Pour 4 ounces of hot distilled water into a clean, empty spray bottle.

Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of hair conditioner and a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

Put the cap on the spray bottle and shake it up well. Spritz the mixture onto wet or dry hair before brushing to help condition hair and remove tangles.