DIY Heat Protectant Spray
Time to keep it real. I have the craziest hair that does not like to be tamed and because of this, I have to always use some sort of heat source in order to be presentable enough to leave the house. I was spending a lot of money on all of the fancy-schmancy hair products that were full of nothing but empty promises and harsh chemicals that were damaging my hair.
I finally learned my lesson and realized there’s no need to waste money on expensive salon heat protective sprays. Instead, I started making my own with ingredients I actually already had. It was super easy to do and you can use ingredients that are all natural and won’t damage your hair. Not to mention it’s so much cheaper!
This is what you will need:
- A small spray bottle
- Medicine dropper
- 1 tablespoon Coconut oil (melted)
- Hair conditioner of your choice
- 250ml distilled water
- Almond oil (argan oil or grapeseed)
Pour most of the distilled water into the spray bottle (about 200ml) leaving about 2 inches of space from the top of the bottle.
Add coconut oil and 4 drops of the Almond oil to spray bottle using the medicine dropper.
Squirt a quarter sized drop of your favorite conditioner into your palm and the place into the spray bottle.
Add remaining water and shake well. It’s completely normal to have a few suds or lather. The mixture will settle and turn into a milky liquid. You can even add a little bit of your favorite hairspray, but that is completely optional.
Use this DIY heat protectant spray right before you blow-dry, curl or flatiron your hair to protect it from heat damage. Be sure to keep the spray bottle about 6 inches or so away from your hair and mist evenly. Use your hands to work spray evenly through your hair. Style as desired!
Be sure to check out these other awesome DIY’s while you are here! I think you will love them.
April Monty saysDecember 30, 2015 at 4:06 pm
This spray is so expensive to buy,I can’t believe all this time I could’ve been making it! So easy too
saegan anderson saysDecember 31, 2015 at 9:28 pm
wow thank you so much for the diy! so important to use but it costs so much. this is great
Alyssa E saysJanuary 1, 2016 at 5:47 pm
This is great! So glad i found this! I can’t wait to try this out. I’ve been meaning to buy heat protection spray but now I can just make it. Thank you 🙂
alicia szemon saysJanuary 1, 2016 at 6:02 pm
thanks for this! i really needed a protectant spray for my hair!
Wanda Tracey saysJanuary 3, 2016 at 1:10 pm
Wow! Both my daughter and I have hard to tame hair and this DIY heat protectant is just the thing I’ve been looking for.
Thanks so much for this awesome post with the recipe.I can’t wait to try it.
Lisa Coomer Queen saysJanuary 5, 2016 at 7:03 am
This is awesome! I spend so much around here on hair products it’s not funny. I am going to try this and gift my daughters with some. lol Thanks for the recipe!
Zoey saysJanuary 11, 2016 at 2:30 am
I would never have thought to DIY my heat protectant spray! What a clever idea!
Missi saysJanuary 12, 2016 at 3:23 pm
Thank you so much!
michele ziemann saysJanuary 14, 2016 at 12:42 am
i am going to do this DIY heat protectant spray , i am making some for some speacialpeople !!
Meagan saysOctober 1, 2017 at 11:53 am
I’d love to try this? Is distilled water really necessary or can I just use tap water?
Missi saysOctober 2, 2017 at 11:23 am
You can use tap and long as it’s GOOD tap water.
Clarissa saysJuly 14, 2018 at 11:54 pm
Is the conditioner for scent?
Missi saysJuly 17, 2018 at 5:36 pm