5 DIY Hair Moisturizing Mists for Summer

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I absolutely love making my own hair care products at home because it allows the freedom to use exactly what you want to your hair. There are tons of different hair mists, styling refreshers and hair moisturizing sprays on the shelves that contain ingredients that your natural hair may not necessarily like or need.  A DIY hair mist can contain all the ingredients you want on your hair and none that you don’t and be a custom concoction that’s just perfect for your hair.

These commercial hair products contain ingredients that you can easily get your hands on to make hair care products for yourself.   Below, I’ll share 5 of my favorite DIY moisturizing sprays that you can try for yourself. They are light enough to use in the Summer without weighing your hair down, and will also help protect your hair from the blistering sun and damaging UV rays.

DIY Hair Care Mists for Natural Hair



Start with 1/4 cup of distilled water then add the following ingredients to your spray bottle, shake and enjoy! This will last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

  • Aloe Vera juice (2 tbsp)
  • Vegetable glycerin (1 tsp)
  • Apricot Oil (1 tbsp)
  • Vitamin E Oil (2 tsp)
  • Sesame Oil (2 tsp)

Vegetable glycerin is one of my favorite all-natural moisturizers. If you’re struggling with dry or brittle hair, this natural humectant will help your natural hair to retain moisture and will also attract moisture from the surrounding atmosphere.  Apricot and Sesame oils are lighter oils that won’t weigh your hair down or leave you looking “greasy” in the hot summer sun.


Add 2 tbsp Rose water to 1/4 cup distilled water.  Add remaining oils to your spray bottle, shake and viola! Store in the refrigerator for 5-7  days.

  • Buriti  fruit oil (2-3 drops)
  • Peppermint Essential Oil (2 drops)
  • Coconut oil (2 tbsp)
  • Neem Oil (2-3 drops)
  • Black Seed Oil (2-3 drops)

The ancient practice of Ayurveda in hair care can be used by incorporating herbs and essential oils into your hair regimen. Buriti Fruit oil is used in Ayurveda to help protect the hair from free radical and sun damage. The Neem and Black Seed oils will encourage hair growth, strengthen the hair follicle, relieve itchy scalp and prevent thinning hair. Both oils have been said to work very well, however, their natural odor is less than pleasant to some. Peppermint oil can be added help to cut the fragrance and to stimulate the scalp for hair growth.


Start with 1/4 cup of distilled water and add the following ingredients to your spray bottle. Shake your mixture until fully incorporated. Store in the fridge for a maximum of 4-5 days.

  • Aloe Vera juice (1 tbsp.)
  • Coconut, almond, apricot or olive oil (1 tbsp)
  • Vitamin E oil (1 tbsp)
  • Lavender essential oil (2-3 drops)

This simple yet phenomenal spray will not only help moisturize your natural hair but will also help soften dry strands. Aloe Vera and lavender oil help strengthen your hair strands while coconut oil adds moisture to dull hair. You could also use apricot or olive as an alternative to coconut oil.


Start by boiling 1/2 cup of water and adding 2 organic green tea bags. Steep and allow to cool before adding to your spray bottle, add the remaining ingredients below and shake until mixed thoroughly. Store in the refrigerator for a maximum of 5-7 days. 

  • Tea Tree Oil (2-3 drops)
  • Aloe Vera (2 tbsp)
  • Jojoba oil (2 tsp)
  • Grapeseed oil (1.5 tsp)
  • Vitamin E oil (2 tsp)

Tea tree oil is a popular treatment for itchy scalp because of its antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties, which also allows for a longer shelf life. Aloe Vera and Jojoba oil work together to strengthen and moisturize the hair. Jojoba oil has a molecular structure that is similar to the oil your hair naturally produces and penetrates the hair follicle to help restore moisture and sheen.


Start with 1/4 cup of distilled water. Add the following ingredients to your spray bottle, shake and enjoy!

  • Raw honey (1 tbsp)
  • Coconut oil (2 tbsps)
  • Vitamin E oil (2 tsp)
  • Lavender Essential Oil (2-3 drops)

Honey is extremely versatile in its uses and works well in your natural hair. Honey is a humectant and will help your hair to attract and retain moisture and prevent frizz. Coconut oil is a moisturizing oil that will penetrate your follicles and add moisture from the inside out. Lavender adds a nice fragrance to the oil and also helps soften your natural hair.


Coconut Water Leave-In Spray

What ingredients do you use in your DIY Hair Moisturizing Mists?

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About Kiianah M. Johnson

Kiianah Johnson is a naturally inquisitive freelance writer, editor, and graduate student from the DMV area with a Bachelor's degree in English and Journalism. With a passion for dark chocolate, bold earrings, vintage tees, and getting to the bottom of everything, you can find her writing about natural hair care, beauty and women's wellness at her blog Rockin' It Napptural


  1. Melissa says:

    Why do you add oils to your moisturizing sprays if you plan on sealing the moisture in with an oil and/or a butter afterwards? I am definitely trying some of these recipes but I just want to understand the need for oil in the moisturizer. Thanks!

  2. kira brown says:

    Are these sprays daily??? And do you have to seal them in with something? I’m thinking of using my Shea butter mix. A

  3. Gay McArthur says:

    Is there a summer and winter daily moisturizing mist? If so can you post please!

  4. For the moisturizing spray for dry hair, can I substitute the apricot oil and sesame oil for either jojoba oil, avocado oil and sweet almond oil?

  5. Hi! So i’ve been making the aloe vera juice/vitamin E oil/lavender drops/olive oil spray maybe 4 times now and although I think it does a good job of moisturizing my hair, it leaves it feeling strange. Almost sticky or wazy.I think I want to try a new method for daily moisturizing. I read the shea/aloe mixture post as well as the olive oil/coconut oil post AND the daily moisture post. Can I use the shealoe mix or the cocolive as a daily moisturizer or would that be too heavy/much/thick to be a daily thing? If not, do you have any suggestions for a product (not DIY) for daily moisture? Maybe a spray? (I really liked how using a spray can evenly distrubute product and I can use more on a dry area without my hair being wet. I also appreciated that a spray won’t run down my face the way using oils in their natural form do. Though I’m still a LOC girl for sure!)


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