DIY Anti-Frizz Hair Spritzer 

I am into fast, easy, all natural, healthy, kosher cooking AND living.

This past Shabbat, Aunty Elle, my sister-in-law came over. We were very excited! She was our first guest in our new home.

The weather, however, was hot and humid. 

Raizel, Aunty Elle and I all have different types of curly hair. In humid weather, our hair becomes hopelessly frizzy.

Aunty Elle bought herself an expensive hair spritzer to make her hair less frizzy.

When I heard how expensive it was, I just about fell over. I thought, “why not adapt my DIY hair conditioner to use as leave in conditioner?”

This is my first attempt at making anti-frizz hair spritzer, or leave in conditioner. 


2/3 cup boiled water (distilled is better, but I didn’t have it handy)

1/4 teaspoon coconut oil, melted 

1/2 teaspoon xanthum gum

Optional: essential oil of your choice.


Place water, oil and xanthum gum in container. Blend until thickened with immersion blender. Store in spritz bottle.

I used it on Raizel this morning and it worked well. 

Aunty Elle said that it worked really well too. She said that her hair was soft and manageable. 

The disadvantage was that her hair was less stiff than with the commercial product. 

The advantages were: no additives, dyes, chemicals or preservatives. 

In addition it is also environmentally friendly, biodegradable and economical. 

I think that is definitely worth it!

It is possible to add essential oils, for an aromatheraputic effect. 

I personally do like like perfume. But, it could be easily added, according to your preference.

Here are 2 pictures:

final outcome, ingredients and supplies

first batch that I gave to Aunty Elle

I am giving out samples to my co-workers and our therapists.

So far, everyone likes it. Dawn, Raizel’s therapist says, “I can work with this.”

I am on a roll!



This is the original link to the post on DIY homemade conditioner:

Homemade Conditioner


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34 thoughts on “DIY Anti-Frizz Hair Spritzer 

  1. mamazedshomestead August 19, 2016 at 6:28 AM Reply

    Great idea! Also love a use for xanthan gum other than gluten free cooking!

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  2. Parul Singhal July 19, 2016 at 12:09 AM Reply

    Thanks for sharing Carol..

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  3. CHCooks July 13, 2016 at 9:37 PM Reply

    This is great Carol.. I would love to give this a try but I’m not sure I can find xanthum gum here. Any other alternative?
    By the way I have moderately straight hair and yet it gets so frizzy. I can’t oil it every day due to the climate here so I usually stick to a leave on conditioner.

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 13, 2016 at 9:43 PM Reply

      The original recipe called for guar gum. I have also heard that flax seeds also work. I would say just use straight coconut oil, but that is maybe too heavy for straight hair. I am going to put my thinking cap on and find an alternative. You are inspiring me!

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      • CHCooks July 13, 2016 at 9:44 PM

        Awww that’s so sweet of you and you are inspiring me to research more on this 😊

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 13, 2016 at 9:46 PM

        I know that it is possible. What did people do before the days of conditioner?


      • CHCooks July 13, 2016 at 9:50 PM

        My parents still use good old coconut oil.. In fact my mom’s hair is so soft ☺ Growing up mom always applied the same for me and my sister too. Now as an adult working in a corporate job, I can’t have that stickiness and oiliness in the hair 😕

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 13, 2016 at 10:01 PM

        True. I have to be careful with Yaffa’s hair because it is straight and I don’t want her to look greasy. I think I found something but I am not sure if it addresses the frizz problem. So interesting that your family used coconut oil. I had never heard of it until I met people from the Caribbean. There, what they can do with coconut is a work of art.

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      • CHCooks July 13, 2016 at 10:04 PM

        True in India too, atleast South India. Coconut is an integral part of our lives.. My parents and in-laws both have two coconut trees in their backyards.. So you can imagine. We use it a lot for cooking ☺

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 13, 2016 at 10:35 PM

        I guess people adapt to the resources that are available to them. In Canada, we have lots of maple trees. Maple syrup is a work of art. (and very yummy!)

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 14, 2016 at 9:02 PM

        I found something: mix 1/4 cup of distilled water or if you want to be fancy, aloe Vera juice and 1 tablespoon of coconut milk. Essential oils as desired. I haven’t tried it yet, but I just bought some coconut milk.

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  4. Doctor Jonathan July 13, 2016 at 12:05 AM Reply

    Great to see your ingenuity in progress. A product like this is so much safer than the products we see on the shelves in the stores.

    Since I seemed to have misplace the hair that used to reside on the center of the top of my head, I’m hoping your next product will replace that which I seemed to have lost! 🙂

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  5. Osyth July 12, 2016 at 11:11 AM Reply

    Perfecto! I’m also glad you had your first guest to your new home … I always feel this to be very important – symbolising real home-coming in some way.

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 12, 2016 at 11:54 AM Reply

      Yes, exactly. It was so nice to be able to welcome a new person to our home. Makes me feel like we actually live there. Plus, there are only a few more boxes to unpack.🎉

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      • Osyth July 12, 2016 at 11:56 AM

        Wow! You have made such good progress … I’m very impressed 🙂

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM

        My husband is a neat freak and he can’t stand chaos. Poor guy, it was too stressful for him to have so many boxes around. The up side was he was very motivated to unpack and create order.🌈

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      • Osyth July 12, 2016 at 12:02 PM

        I’m in your husband’s camp at some level so my husband can put his feet up in the sure knowledge that it will all be done swiftly and with no input from him!!!

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 12, 2016 at 12:09 PM

        Ha! Ha! That is an excellent strategy. I only wish I was so organized.

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  6. kelleysdiy July 12, 2016 at 11:05 AM Reply

    Thank you for sharing this….my hair gets so frizzy now that it’s grown back from chemo…have to try!

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  7. IreneDesign2011 July 12, 2016 at 7:29 AM Reply

    This is a great idea 😀

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged July 12, 2016 at 7:41 AM Reply

      It really works. It’s not the same, but it is a fraction of the expense. I am going to experiment with other methods too. Commercial beauty products are full of toxins which cannot be good to use on a daily basis.

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  8. SimpletoWow July 12, 2016 at 6:53 AM Reply

    love the idea!

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