I recently read a book called Curly Girl by Lorraine Massey and Deborah Chiel since I am trying to embrace my naturally wavy/curly/frizzy hair. I read a lot of great tips for curly hair, but was also pleasantly surprised to find product suggestions for all hair types. My favorite homemade product recommendation from the book is a lavender hair mist.
The mist is extremely easy to make and makes for a refreshing, pleasantly smelling spritz whenever I feel like my hair needs a little uplifting. I spray it on and smooth my hair to minimize frizz or scrunch to refresh my waves and smell the wonderfully relaxing smell. And all you need to make this hair mist is a spray bottle, water, and pure lavender essential oil.
I made a smaller amount than this to try, but the full recipe calls for 1/2 gallon water and 5 drops pure lavender essential oil. You’ll want to start by bringing the water to a boil and then simmering for 1 hour. Next, remove it from heat and then add the 5 drops oil. Cover and let sit until completely cool. You can then fill your spray bottle(s) and store any extra in a sealed container.
Due to the natural properties of lavender, the Curly Girl book also states that this spray can also cleanse and deodorize the scalp and hair. I wouldn’t use it to replace regular hair cleansing, but it might work perfect for a morning if you accidentally wake up late!