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Make Your Own Oregano Hair Detangler

June 20, 2009 Reviewed by Marta 2 Comments

There is much more to oregano than a herb to sprinkle on pizza. According to stylist to the stars, Philip B, oregano is a brilliant natural hair detangler. This is good to know because there many other reasons to want to get to know origanum vulgare and commercial, chemical detanglers usually found in hair conditioners, such as behentrimonium chloride, can be toxic.

Oregano is an antioxidant, although not as powerful as fellow herb, thyme, according to research. It is also a strong antiseptic and is often recommended to treat dandruff or an itchy scalp. Oregano contains thymol and carvacrol, two oils which have remarkable bacteria-fighting power. It is also packed with vitamin K.

Intelligent Nutrients sells a spray-on detangler with oregano and multitude of other botanicals. For a simpler version to make at home: take half a cup of fresh oregano leaves and half a cup of water; simmer in a saucepan for 30 minutes; strain and allow to cool before transferring to a spray bottle. Spray on wet hair after shampooing. Feel free to jazz things up a bit by adding in some cranberry seed and/or grape seed extracts. Mr B uses vanilla essence to perfume his version.

  • December 4, 2010

    by marta

    Thank you Fergie. I took a look at the Shielo Antioxidant Leave In Protectant and it looks pretty good. Ordered some and will review it. Unfortunately, I didn't like the look of some of the ingredients in Shielo's shampoo and conditioner. But fingers crossed for the leave in - I'll be back with a review in a few weeks.

  • December 3, 2010

    by Fergie

    I have a lot of long dry fine hair that tangles like crazy. The Shielo Antioxidant Leave In Protectant is the best I've found yet. I find that most detanglers fall into one of two categories: effective but goopy, or ineffective and non-goopy. The Shielo Leave In is unlike these in that it is light, but ACTUALLY detangles. Still, I have to use a lot of it, especially near my scalp when I want to comb my hair in a different direction.

    It is scented, but lightly so. Considering how much of the product I use, I am glad the scent isn't too strong.

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