We have 5 very active little girls...that is a lot of tangled hair to brush!
I have learned some tricks along the way however and one of those is to make our own hair detangler. A 10oz bottle of spray detangler is roughly $5 when purchased retail. We use about 20oz of detangler per month, that is approximately $140 per year!
I have a much cheaper option! I purchased this set of three spray bottles for $5.50 I then added 2 Tbsp of conditioner to each bottle and filled the remaining bottle with water. Shake well and BAM! You have homemade detangler. Just spray liberally throughout the hair and brush through.
Seriously that easy!
Each bottle of homemade detangler is 8oz. So how does that break down?
1 ounce of store bought detangler: $0.55
1 ounce homemade detangler start up batch: $0.22
All subsequent batches would be mere pennies thanks to not having to purchase the bottles each time. I love how easy this is to make and use. I originally thought that three bottles was overkill but found having multiple bottles to be very helpful. We keep a bottle by the front door with hair bands for those "We are walking out the door and you are a hot mess" moments, in the girls bathroom for brushing in the mornings and before bed, and in the master bedroom for those "I can't find the spray!" moments that you know happens often.
I would love to hear how this works for you and any tips you have concerning taming wild woman hair!