I have tried every type of detangler you can find at the store. I have also tried tricks like rubbing a dab of conditioner through her hair and leaving it in there. But after researching homemade detanglers, I came up with my own recipe that is EASY, CHEAP, and works great, which is the best combination for me. Most likely you already have everything you need to make this.
Here it is:
1. Buy a spray bottle or, use an empty one recycled from something else.
2. Put about 1 Tablespoon each of olive oil and apple cider vinegar into the bottle (I never measure, I just pour in a splash - this is not an exact science here).
3. Add a few drops of good smelling essential oil (Lavender is my fave) - this is optional. It smells better than vinegar.
4. Fill the bottle with water, and give a little shake.
To use: spray hair thoroughly with detangler, and comb through.
~ This works on wet or dry hair, but since it's mostly water, you'll probably want a towel around the shoulders if hair is already wet. Works fantastic on morning bed-hair!
~ This works well as a leave-in conditioner too. I have the straightest, slipperiest hair in the world. I barely even have to comb it. I use it in place of conditioner, and I love it.
~ We have a variety of hair types and ethnicities in our home, and so far it has worked well for everyone. If it makes your hair feel too greasy, then decrease the amount of oil.
I would love to know if you try this, and how you like it!