Biracial Hair Care 101: DIY Detangling Spray for African American / Biracial Blended Beauty / Natural Hair : FREE PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW
I go into stores and there are rows upon rows upon rows of shampoos, conditioners, and general products for hair. Then crammed between cotton balls and bath gloves is a tiny corner called “ethnic hair care.”
In this little corner one will find many products. Some are good. Many are full of chemicals that I would never put on me let alone my children. (And it is not just this section but 90% of the general hair care products also fall into that category to me as well- see my post on chemicals).
Anyways, once I enter into this tiny “cave of wonders” to pick a hair care product it is actually advertising propaganda in super-drive. Use this chemical for moisturizing, this one for shine, this one for repair, this one to grow a new head of hair! Really. Really?!
I tried a lot of that stuff in the beginning. The detangling sprays had chemicals that dried out the hair horribly. One moisturizing cream from an “all natural” brand caused a huge rash on my daughter’s check. The rest I found over time was not needed or not effective.
This is what I do now. I don’t waiver. It works for us. As much as possible for us we keep a natural home using the least chemicals as possible. We DIY natural cleaning supplies and soaps. This technique for hair I have been using for over 7 years now and it has worked on all 3 of my girls who all have different hair types and textures, each a beatiful blend of African American / Caucasian hair.
Here’s the only 3 things we use: FREE PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW
1) A Good Quality Spray bottle (buy here affiliate link). It needs to be a good quality spray bottle like this because I use it every day. Cheap ones will clog and break.
2) Coconut Oil (buy here affiliate link)
I buy this in bulk to save money. We use it for hair, skin, and cooking. I section this large container into smaller jars for different uses. Watch my youtube video for how I use this to remove deep tangles as well.
3) Natural Leave In Conditioner cream. (buy here affiliate link)
It must be Leave In. It must be good quality like a Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner. It is worth spending money on this quality item, because I do not need to buy ANY other hair products – the ONLY other thing I use in addition to this is an all natural locking cream for when I do corn rows / twists but that is another post).
- 1. Open Spray Bottle (I use a small size as pictured, for these measurements)
- 2. Spoon in 2-4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil (the amount varies with the hair type / texture needs, and the season. In dry seasons I find the need for more than in moist weather seasons)
- 3. Spoon in 2 -4 Tablespoons of Leave In Shea Conditioner.
- 4. Fill almost full with warm water. Shake and adjust if needed for hair type. You want the spray to be a milky white solution that coats the curls. If it feels too thin, add more to meet your hair texture needs.
- We make and use the full amount every week. Make sure you clean your spray bottle weekly with just warm water to keep it clean and prevent clogging.
- *Coconut oil is solid at colder than 76 degrees and a liquid at warmer than 76 degrees. The warm water melts it as you add / mix them together.
- Disclaimer: I am a Mom, not a hair professional. This is what I do in my own home. If you have specific hair, medical, or body needs, please consult your own doctor or hair professional. We love this technique and I hope you do too.
Biracial Daily Hair Care 101 series includes posts, information, style gallery, videos, and more all free.
Youtube Videos: How I make my spray step by step.
Video Tutorial: How I use the spray on my toddler.
Video Tutorial: How I detangle longer biracial hair.
Video Tutorial: HELP! I let the hair get tangled. How I get out extremely matted knotted hair naturally.
For a toddler photo example, Here is my toddler with her “wake up hair” every morning.
This is my same toddler’s hair ten minutes later using ONLY my biracial spray and natural hair care technique:
This is her all natural curl pattern brought out by the natural ingredients and natural hair care technique. For this length of hair I did not even use the Denman brush. I simply used my hands to massage the spray into the hair. Then I finger combed and defined her natural curls. Subscribe to My Biracial Hair Care 101 youtube video channel to see how I do this. I let her hair dry right like this naturally – beautifully, uniquely, joyfully!
I leave it just like this adorable style for toddler boys or girls or then I take the next step and now get my comb if I want to do twists, rows, or another style. The hair is ready for whatever I want to do next. Simple, natural, fewest chemicals possible, painless, joyful!
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