Happy Leap Day! Is anyone doing anything exciting with their bonus day? I was out of town visiting family in sunny San Diego all last week, so I am playing catch up today. I am pretty busy with work, but the blog hasn’t had any love in awhile so I am stopping in to share a really quick and easy DIY for leave-in conditioner.
I used to have a HUGE collection of beauty products taking over my bathroom, but ever since I started simplifying my beauty routine and using more natural products I have been so much happier! My bathroom stays organized and I save so much money! I have super thick hair so a leave-in conditioner is a must for me. This version uses your regular old conditioner, almond oil and water. The mixture gets lightly sprayed onto your hair to detangle it and make it shiny and manageable (without making it greasy). And these are ingredients I always have on hand so it is super easy to whip up a batch whenever I run out. I hope you enjoy it!
- Fine mist spray bottle
- 2 tsp of your favorite conditioner
- 2 tsp Almond oil
- 4 oz water
- Combine all ingredients in your fine mist spray bottle.
- Shake before using, as it will separate between uses.
- Lightly mist onto damp hair and comb through.
Lola Byatt3/1/16 at 7:38 am
I swim a lot which leaves my hair dry and in terrible condition, this sounds perfect!Reply
Jen3/1/16 at 8:03 am
Swimming will do that! You should definitely try this. The almond oil will really help with the dryness.
Malena3/1/16 at 4:34 pm
Love this idea!Reply
Jen3/1/16 at 4:40 pm
Thanks Malena :)
Taylor @ The Girl on Bloor3/1/16 at 5:01 pm
What a lovely and simple idea! Never thought of adding in a little bit of oil – I put facial oil on the ends of my hair sometimes when it is dry so this is a great idea!Reply
Candy3/1/16 at 5:03 pm
Glad I found this. Going to try it out.Reply
warren @ blog to taste3/1/16 at 10:27 pm
I wish it was a real extra day yesterday! It was like adding insult to injury that it was a Monday too. This seems really easy to make, and with bleached out hair, is definitely something I will want to try.Reply
Jen3/2/16 at 8:50 am
That’s so true. You can feel like you have an extra day, but it doesn’t slow life down and give you more time. I hope you try the conditioner!
Paige3/2/16 at 12:41 pm
So simple, love it!Reply
Jen3/2/16 at 1:05 pm
Kristi3/7/16 at 9:28 am
I was just thinking about how I needed a detangler but didn’t want to buy one, so this is perfect timing. Thanks!Reply
Jen3/7/16 at 9:59 am
Great! Let me know how you like it!
Stina8/14/16 at 3:14 pm
Could you possibly use olive oil?Reply
Jen8/15/16 at 10:23 am
Yes, olive oil would work!
JeannieBeannie11/11/16 at 10:14 am
Thanks for the helpful instructions! I’ve been using The Honest Company’s Conditioning Detangler – it makes my hair so soft… I love it. But the bottle was getting low so I thought I’d experiment with a DIY leave-in. I just mixed up your concoction this morning and can’t wait to try it out after my next shower! I used distilled water (because I’ve heard it’s good for your hair and I had some on hand, so why not?), olive oil (because my son has a tree nut allergy and I don’t want to be afraid to use this around him) and Honest Co.’s contidioner. I’m excited to see how this works! Yay!Reply
Jen11/11/16 at 2:32 pm
This is great! I’d love to hear how you like it :)
Chelsea2/4/17 at 6:38 pm
Could you use vegetable oil instead?Reply
Jen6/11/17 at 12:04 pm
I’ve never tried vegetable oil, I know olive oil works though!