How to Dilute Hair Products

Learn how to dilute hair products and get more bang for your buck in this in-depth breakdown.

In the previous article, I shared the benefits of diluting hair products and the best ways to dilute them.

There are however various methods for diluting different hair products and I break that down below.

Did you know you can dilute pretty much any hair product and it will still work just as well?

In some cases, hair products even work better after they are diluted depending on your hair type.

How to dilute hair products

How to Dilute Shampoos

You will need an applicator bottle like this one.

Pour 3 tablespoons of shampoo into the applicator bottle and fill up the rest of the way with distilled water.

Close and give a good shake and your diluted shampoo is ready for use. You can also add 2 teaspoons of neutral oil if you like.

applicator bottle for hair

How Do You Dilute Hair Conditioners

You will need a clean mixing bowl like this one and a plastic spoon or a mixing spatula.

Measure out 3 – 5 tablespoons (adjust for hair length) of the conditioner into the mixing bowl.

Add 1/4 cup of your preferred flower water. If it’s still too thick, add some more water.

Professional Mixing Bowls

You want to dilute the conditioner but not so much that you still can’t apply it with your fingers from the bowl.

Place the mix in a hot water bath for 10 minutes then mix thoroughly with the spatula. Use as needed.

If you accidentally over-dilute it, you can add more conditioner to thicken it up a bit.

How Do You Dilute Hair Gel

You will need an applicator bottle. Measure 3 tablespoons of your preferred hair gel into the applicator bottle.

Add 3 tablespoons of your preferred flower water. Close and place in a bowl of hot water for 5 minutes then give the bottle a good shake. Use as needed.

The gel should not become watery or it won’t do the job.

If you want the gel to just be more of a spray, use a spray bottle instead and dilute with more flower water.

It won’t provide a lot of definition in this form but you can use it to refresh a style mid-week.

How Do You Dilute Leave-in Conditioner

The application levels for leave-in conditioners depend on what you’re trying to do with it.

If you want to use it as a braid spray or style refresher midweek, then you need an atomizer like this one

Atomizer-Spray-Bottle

Add 2 tablespoons of leave-in conditioner into the atomizer then fill up the rest of the way with the flower water.

If you want to use it on regimen day, then more leave-in conditioner and less water.

Whenever you dilute products, remember to give the bottle a good shake before you use it in case there’s some separation.

Separation doesn’t mean the product has gone bad.

I hope you’re convinced how great it is to dilute your hair products or you’ve learned a more effective way to dilute them.

I will write individual posts with video tutorials with each dilution method later on.

Got more questions about diluting hair products? Drop them in the comments section.

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