How to Make Homemade Hair Mists

by Kimbry Parker

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.

Items you will need

  • Clean spray bottle
  • Essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
  • 1 teaspoon jojoba oil
  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • 2 tablespoons rose water
  • Distilled water
  • 3 drops argan essential oil
  • Funnel
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon hair conditioner

Refresh Your Strands

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.

Photo Credits

  • Alexandr Dubovitskiy/iStock/Getty Images

About the Author

Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.