I don’t know about you but I suffer from flyaways. It’s enough to drive me crazy! I will brush my hair, have it looking all nice and 15 minutes later it looks like I did my hair with an egg beater. It gets especially bad if the weather is humid. Some days I wonder why I didnt’t get my mother’s beautiful sleek hair or my father’s curly hair. I’m just right in between. But with immense frustration with my hair, I will admit that I have spent a pretty penny on hair products. However, it isn’t necessary!
Come join me in the kitchen for a spray in treatment that will help reduce flyaways. It is wonderful to spritz into dry hair, brush and go. It doesn’t even make the hair look greasy or oily. Just a healthy shine!
First I started with Cyclomethicone. Cyclomethicone is a light weight silicone oil that is so volatile it can evaporate when exposed to air. It also has excellent spreadability which means cyclomethicone will help move itself and any other oils through the hair nicely and then mostly evaporates, leaving the hair nice and light.
Next I used Dimethicone. Dimethicone helps condition the hair, add slip and slide and reduces stickiness. The addition of this ingredient allows you to add low percentages of oils that may be heavier without making your hair weighed down or oily.
Isopropyl Myristate is used to reduce any greasiness. It also acts as a dry emollient. This is very beneficial because it allows the each strand of hair to slip past each other smoothly without creating static or flyaways.
Lastly I used Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is reputed to have many benefits when used in the hair. It has been used for a long time in Hawaii and many of the other islands. I find a small addition of coconut oil does wonders. Try it for yourself!
Recipe in Grams
64 grams Cyclomethicone
28 grams Dimethicone
6 grams Isopropyl Myristate
2 grams Coconut Oil
Recipe in Ounces
2.39 oz Cyclomethicone
0.98 oz Dimethicone
0.21 oz Isopropyl Myristate
0.07 oz Coconut Oil
Recipe in Percentages
6% Isopropyl Myristate
2% Coconut Oil
Weigh everything into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until the coconut oil has melted. Stir well. Pour into small spray bottles. Seal, label and enjoy!