Spray-In Hair Treatment 12


Finished Product

Finished Product

I don’t know about you but I suffer from flyaways. It’s enough to drive me crazy! I will brush my hair, have it looking all nice and 15 minutes later it looks like I did my hair with an egg beater. It gets especially bad if the weather is humid. Some days I wonder why I didnt’t get my mother’s beautiful sleek hair or my father’s curly hair. I’m just right in between. But with immense frustration with my hair, I will admit that I have spent a pretty penny on hair products. However, it isn’t necessary!

Weighing Ingredients

Weighing Ingredients

Come join me in the kitchen for a spray in treatment that will help reduce flyaways. It is wonderful to spritz into dry hair, brush and go. It doesn’t even make the hair look greasy or oily. Just a healthy shine!

Weighing Ingredients

Weighing Ingredients

First I started with Cyclomethicone. Cyclomethicone is a light weight silicone oil that is so volatile it can evaporate when exposed to air. It also has excellent spreadability which means cyclomethicone will help move itself and any other oils through the hair nicely and then mostly evaporates, leaving the hair nice and light.

Heated Ingredients

Heated Ingredients

Next I used Dimethicone. Dimethicone helps condition the hair, add slip and slide and reduces stickiness. The addition of this ingredient allows you to add low percentages of oils that may be heavier without making your hair weighed down or oily.

Isopropyl Myristate is used to reduce any greasiness. It also acts as a dry emollient. This is very beneficial because it allows the each strand of hair to slip past each other smoothly without creating static or flyaways.

Lastly I used Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is reputed to have many benefits when used in the hair. It has been used for a long time in Hawaii and many of the other islands. I find a small addition of coconut oil does wonders. Try it for yourself!

 

Ingredients
Cyclomethicone
Dimethicone
Isopropyl Myristate
Coconut Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
64 grams Cyclomethicone
28 grams Dimethicone
6 grams Isopropyl Myristate
2 grams Coconut Oil
Recipe in Ounces
2.39 oz Cyclomethicone
0.98 oz Dimethicone
0.21 oz Isopropyl Myristate
0.07 oz Coconut Oil
Recipe in Percentages
64% Cyclomethicone
28% Dimethicone
6% Isopropyl Myristate
2% Coconut Oil

Weigh everything into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until the coconut oil has melted. Stir well. Pour into small spray bottles. Seal, label and enjoy!
Taylor

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About Taylor

I’m a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I’m constantly asking “Why?” My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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12 thoughts on “Spray-In Hair Treatment

  • Janet Schreiner

    I’m laughing because I just went into the bathroom and brushed my hair….which now looks like I used a stick blender in it…..will definitely try this recipe…Thanks!
    Janet Schreiner

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  • Leilani

    I have the same hair. Not curly or strait, just frizzy! I find that a small amount of Argan oil helps and it isn’t greasy. Will have to try this spray, especially on those rainy days. Thanks.

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  • Kam

    This is something I will definitely try. I use a leave-in conditioner everyday. It will be nice to make something like it myself. You guys always have great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Andrea S

    Hi Taylor. I was excited to see this post as I have been trying to figure out what to do with one of my girls’ hair lately. It can get quite out of control. I will be making this soon! I was wondering, though, if you could tell me which coconut oil you used? Thanks, Andrea.

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    • Tina

      Taylor used Virgin coconut oil. She had a bit of this on hand. If you do not desire any odor of coconut then we suggest a soapmaker’s coconut oil instead.

      Tina

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    • Taylor Post author

      It will make it feel lighter on the hair. It will not feel as heavy, which if you have lighter, finer hair, it will be a benefit. Also there is a price difference when comparing coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil and virgin coconut oil. I had wanted to show that while virgin coconut was used, a soapmaker’s coconut oil can be used without sacrificing the quality of product. It only changes the price and removes any odor that the virgin coconut oil contributes.

      Does that help?

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  • Devin

    Hi Taylor,

    I know this is an old post, but I had a question about this recipe. Technically speaking wouldn’t this more of a heat protectant or a taming spray? I ask because there aren’t any real conditioning or any substantive ingredients listed. There isn’t even water in the recipe so technically it can’t be a conditioner per se. Just curious what your thoughts on this are.

    Thank you for your help and I look forward to your feedback!

    P.S. I love your blog and shop!

    Regards,
    Devin

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    • Tina

      Hi Devin! I guess you can call this anything you desire. I call it “Save my Sanity – No more fly-away hair”

      If you are looking for actives then you are right, there aren’t any active ingredients in this. Silicones and coconut oil are conditioners to the skin and hair.
      I think of it this way: even aspirin has carriers or fillers in the tablet and some carriers/fillers do more than just carry and fill.
      In Utah water won’t last long to keep your hair from flying around. Our air is so dry that water just evaporates. We have the true climate for wash and go hair styles.

      Cheers!
      Tina

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  • Devin

    Hi Tina,

    Thank you for your quick response! I was just curious and I appreciate you answering my question. 😀

    Regards,
    Dev

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