I’m giving you the SECRET to these heatless mermaid waves, and guess what, its EASY.
One of my least favorite activities EVER is washing and blow-drying my hair. It is a hot and uncomfortable bother, so I have forever been on the look out for the best tried-and-true Heatless Hairstyles, and this one is among my favorites during the warmer months.
There is a downside, however; without use of brush and blow dryer my hair looks dull and lifeless. But one day I stumbled upon an unlikely solution to my lack-of-shine-predicament (a serious matter indeed 😉
I went to pick up my daughter from daycare and was told she had been exposed to head lice… Outwardly I responded calmly, asking questions and thanking them politely for the information.
Inwardly I was all, “AHHHHHHHH! LICE!!! Ooooooh NooOooOooOoooo!”
So I went home that evening and did some research on natural methods of deterring lice that would be safe to use on my then 2-year-old, and was relieved and delighted that Lavender and Tea Tree essential oils were among the recommendations. For the next several weeks it became part of our routine to spray my little ones hair and clothing with this Lice Deterring Spray before dropping her off at daycare.
I noticed that as I used it on my daughter’s hair, she developed even more of a lustrous glow on her light brown locks. I also observed that her hair detangled much easier when I used the spray followed by brush or comb.
And then… I tried it on myself ::gasp!:: What a happy surprise! This formulation I created to safely deter lice from my toddler could also detangle MY hair and make it soooooooooo SHINY!!!!
And then I realized… Eureka! The next time I braid my slightly wet hair before bed I will use the shine spray and see how it goes. The results…?
Well, I will let you take a see for yourself…
Get the RECIPE
Shine Spray: Natural detangler, and lice deterrent
Kid safe for 2 and up!
6 drops Tea Tree
2 drops Lavender
4 oz tap water
4 oz Spray Bottle (high quality glass, plastic, or metal)
Shake up before each use and spray over hair and clothing when using to naturally deter lice, or just over the hair when looking for detangling power and lustrous shine.
What questions do you have? I’m super passionate about learning about the benefits of essential oils and other products that have made a difference in my life. I would love to help you with any questions you may have!