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Leave-in spray conditioner adds moisture to hair before styling with a hair dryer or curling iron and helps to tame flyaway hair. While leave-in spray conditioners are available at salons and stores, making homemade leave-in hair conditioner is simple to do. With homemade leave-in hair conditioners, you know the ingredients in the conditioner and can tailor your leave-in spray conditioner to meet the needs of your hair.

Aloe Vera Leave-In Spray Conditioner for Dry Hair

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Pour 2 ounces of aloe vera juice into a small spray bottle. Add 3 drops of fragrant essential oil. Choose an essential oil with an aroma that appeals to you, as the leave-in spray conditioner will leave a light fragrance in your hair.

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Close the spray bottle and shake well before using. Shake the leave-in spray conditioner each time you use it, as the oil and aloe vera juice will separate between uses.

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Spray the leave-in conditioner all over freshly washed hair and comb through your hair. Style as you normally would.

Moisturizing Leave-in Spray Hair Conditioner

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Fill a spray bottle with 2 ounces of aloe vera gel. A small 4-ounce spray bottle will be filled halfway.

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Add 10 drops each of rosemary and lemongrass essential oils; then follow with 5 drops of jojoba oil. All three oils have moisturizing and strengthening properties to help dry or chemically processed hair.

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Place a couple drops of vegetable glycerin in the leave-in spray conditioning mixture if hair is extremely dry or over-processed. The glycerin adds an extra moisture boost to the spray conditioner.

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Fill the remainder of the bottle with purified water. Put the spray bottle top on and shake the mixture well. Shake again before each use.

Tip

If dry hair become full of static, spray your hair brush with a few squirts of homemade leave-in conditioner and brush it through your hair.

Homemade leave-in spray conditioner made with fragrant essential oils also acts as a hair freshener when your hair smells from sweating or cigarette smoke and there's no time for washing hair.

Warning

Too much leave-in spray hair conditioner leaves hair feeling and looking greasy. Start with less and add more, as needed.

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Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.