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Selkie Natural Hair Detangler

(64 customer reviews)


Many commercial detanglers are loaded with mineral oil, parabens, glycerin, and silicones that can leave hair looking greasy or build up over time. By contrast, every ingredient in Selkie Natural Hair Detangler is vegan, hand-blended, and certified organic. Selkie is lightweight and effective while still washing out with even the most gentle of natural cleansing methods.

Aroma: Eventide– A night-blooming forest undulating with dusky vanilla and flashes of crisp evening dew. Unisex.

Reusable, Recyclable & Biodegradable Packaging: Refill your glass bottles with a paperbottle refill! The shell and inner bottle can both be recycled, but if they are thrown away they both biodegrade within a year.

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Selkie Natural Hair Detangler Ingredients

Every ingredient in Selkie is vegan, hand-blended, and certified organic. So what’s in this natural hair detangler?

Distilled water, Slippery Elm, Aloe vera gel, Apple cider vinegar, Argan Oil, Borage Oil, Camelina Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Lime Essential Oil, Petitgrain Essential Oil, Sage Essential Oil, and Vanilla Bourbon CO2 Extract.

Selkie Herbal Natural Hair Detangler comes in high-quality, reusable, and recyclable amber glass bottles. Reuse it by ordering either a refill pouch, or a refill paperbottle next time!


Shake well. Mist Selkie onto either damp or dry hair. Gently detangle first with the fingers, then with a wide-toothed comb, starting at the ends of the hair.


~6 months unrefrigerated, up to a year refrigerated. Shelf life depends on storage conditions (keeps longer when cool). If you order a refill pouch or paperbottle, you can store it in the fridge until you’re ready to top off your bottle.

Additional Resources

Many people find henna, indigo, and other herbs drying and hard to rinse out. Use Selkie as the liquid portion in your henna, cassia, or other herbal treatment for easier rinsing, great smell, and extra hydration.

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The NightBlooming LOC (Liquid Oil Cream) Method uses your favorite NightBlooming products (including Selkie Detangler) to get moisture into your hair, and keep it there.

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64 reviews for Selkie Natural Hair Detangler

  1. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    Selkie is easily the best herbal detangler in the world and maybe even the best out of all the detanglers. Also the smell is amazing.

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  2. TatsuOni (verified owner)

    A favourite that I’ve been using for years! Smells wonderful and works great to battle dry hair and tangles.

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  3. Aimee (verified owner)

    Works great! Just the boost I need for my daily detangling. I use Selkie as a leave-in on days I’m wearing my hair down, as well–it really helps reduce frizz, and doesn’t weigh down my lightweight hair at all.

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  4. Cecijz21 (verified owner)

    You never realize how much you rely on a product until you run out of it. My refill just arrived, and I am happily writing this review with easily manageable, smooth, and tangle free hair once more! I also really love how the refill pouch comes in sustainable packaging! While Selkie is a bit more expensive than some other detanglers I’ve tried in the past, the quality is unmatched and Selkie is worth its weight in gold! And bonus, it smells amazing!

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  5. MoonlitFairy

    Such a great detangler! I usually rely on coney detanglers, but Selkie beats them all! It smells wonderful, detangles quickly, can be used whenever without weighing down my fine hair. It also works great for scalp dryness and irritation. Leaves my hair soft, detangled and never dry or crunchy like some heavy coney products do.

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  6. rrehrauer@gmail.com

    LOVE this product! It helps when combing my hair out on those days when it gets a bit tangled and helps the knots to slide right out! 😀

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  7. Stevy (verified owner)

    This is the product that got me into buying hair care from NightBlooming. I got a bottle as part of a swap on the Long Hair Community forums and was blown away by how much my hair liked it. It doesn’t weigh my fine thin hair down, just adds condition and slip. The cardboard bottles are sturdy enough to survive transatlantic shipping.

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  8. Alena v. (verified owner)

    Selkie has been the only constant in my hair care regimen outside of shampooing and conditioning for over three years now. Many things have come and go, but Selkie remains, haha. The scent profile is a little different each time depending on how it was blended; the lime and vanilla are my favorite notes (my kids describe it as “aahh, so fresh”, lol). I know I could probably use a little bit of a leave-in in addition to Selkie to help with frizz and fluctuations in humidity, but I definitely appreciate that it doesn’t include glycerin because the humidity is killer where I live most of the time. Looking forward to gifting trial sizes this Christmas!

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  9. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    I love Selkie. It smells amazing and it works great. The best detangler.

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  10. Megan (verified owner)

    I originally ordered the trial size of this detangler because I have been disappointed by other products in the past and wanted to try it out. I loved it so much I bought the larger refill. It smells incredible and works great on my long wavy hair. I highly recommend this detangler!

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  11. Nicole Rebehmed (verified owner)

    It took me a while to love Selkie, but now it’s an absolute staple for my hair. Because it’s a natural product it didn’t give me as much slip as I’m used to, but Selkie adds moisture to my hair without weighing it down or making it greasy. Totally worth it.

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  12. Margot H. (verified owner)

    This keeps my curly hair moisturized and tangle free. I use it with Lassëa conditioner bar to keep my curls happy!

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  13. Megan (verified owner)

    Smells amazing, works great, gifting to everyone I know!

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  14. Lace (verified owner)

    Smells good. Helps me comb my hair easier.

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  15. Liliya S. (verified owner)

    This is amazing, repurchasing a large size! Smells heavenly, hair left soft, silky and not greasy 🙂

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  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Giving everyone samples!

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  17. Carissa Nihart (verified owner)

    I had bought this for the first time on Etsy in an effort to up my hair game not really expecting to love it so much, but it is now part of my regular routine. I love how it makes my hair feel soft and manageable, not to mention the scent is heavenly! I love the scent so much and always get compliments on it and love how it gives me ethereal forest vibes. I was super excited that Eventide become a fragrance on its own because its just that amazing. I also appreciate the eco friendly refills and packaging. My only suggestion might be to offer replacement pumps for the sprayer for the bottle in case it jams up etc. that’s been my only issue.

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  18. pouncequick (verified owner)

    My tangle prone, thigh length, fine hair is never perfectly detangled, but this product does more than any other to keep the tangles manageable and my hair feels so soft and moisturized after using it. Many tangles fall apart or are far more easily manipulated when I use Selkie daily. Most detanglers and leave ins make my hair feel sticky and cause me to accumulate more tangles, but this detangler never causes me that issue. My hair just soaks it up and feels so soft. I’m glad to have added this product to my routine. It helps me not lose my mind combing my hair.

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  19. Moon AppleGrey (verified owner)

    Been using the detanglingspray for about a year now, and I absolutely love it.
    It smells wonderful, and does its job.

    Just this morning when my hair was one giant mess of knots, the spray made it so easy to detangle.

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  20. Carina

    I love this detangling spray! The smell is extremely lovely, it is easy to use in the sprayer and it makes my hair really shiny and manageable! Can only recommend it.

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  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This is absolutely the best detangler I have ever tried on my thin and tangly curls! The scent is quite nice as well. Definitely my new go to detangler. Highly recommend giving this product a try!

    I also added this to my Enyo henna dye application and washing out the mix in a mermaid soak was so simple!

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  22. Heidi (verified owner)

    This stuff smells INTOXICATING. I think I overdid it a little my first time using it because I was immediately enthralled. (Okay, maybe obsessed? It’s not my fault, really!)

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  23. Alena v. (verified owner)

    I went without Selkie for a few weeks and I felt it, haha. I’ve stated in a previous review that this does not equate to a “leave-in conditioner”, but it definitely adds something more than misting with straight water and I never have to worry about over doing it. I have fine wavy-ish hair that I henna anywhere between 6-10 weeks (to my shame lol). I have gone months (actually years) with almost nothing but shampoo, conditioner, and Selkie so I know that it’s worth its salt (or spray… sorry, couldn’t help it). Hoping to find the right leave-in to pair with it for both winter and summer here in north Texas, but for now, Selkie is my adopted hair child, haha.

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  24. Veronica (verified owner)

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  25. Janell (verified owner)

    My hair tends to only be dry on the ends (it’s mid-back length), so this spray helps keep it soft and snarl-free!

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  26. Suzette (verified owner)

    I absolutely love these products! The feel, the smell, everything. I use the detangler daily.

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  27. Wendy Harbath (verified owner)

    This has been my go-to hair detangler for my fine waist-length hair for years. When I used a commercial rinse-out condition for a while when I was out of this, the difference in my hair health and bounce were immediately noticeable once I returned to Selkie!

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  28. Janet (verified owner)

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  29. Jeanette (verified owner)

    Upon first use, I became mesmerized!

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  30. Tracy W. (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing 🤩 This stuff smells good enough to eat and leaves my hair feeling so soft! The entire family uses it and loves it!! The nice glass reusable spray bottle is also a plus!! I will definitely be repurchasing 💕

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  31. Krystal (verified owner)

    First time trying this. Smells amazing and leaves my hair shiny and silky!

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  32. Aimee (verified owner)

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  33. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Scent is wonderful, lightweight, doesn’t weigh down hair. Love the refillable glass bottle! Only thing was the spray nosel doesn’t work.

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    • NightBlooming (store manager)

      I’m so sorry to hear the sprayer is giving you trouble 🙂 I’ll reach out and get a new one sent along right away!

  34. Janell (verified owner)

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  35. Heidi Lovejoy (verified owner)

    I use this for many purposes. It is excellent for the days my hair needs a little extra slip (my ends especially get so dry and love this stuff). It is also an excellent additive to my henna AND indigo base (for all you raven-headed beauties out there, it is a must!).

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  36. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Love the item and my hair feels less tangled, smells good

    Image #1 from Anonymous
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  37. Suzette (verified owner)

    I have went thru several bottles of this & will continue to do so. I love the smell & what it does for my wavy/curly hair. I use it everyday. It’s perfect for using after washing with the shampoo bar as well as in between wash days as a refresher.

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  38. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I cannot overstate what a lifesaver this is. I have thick, wavy hair that tends towards frizz and tangles easily. A few sprays of this makes brushing easy and painless! I also like to use it as a face spray sometimes, it’s got a lovely smell and feels refreshing on hot days.

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  39. Monica (verified owner)

    This is perfect for my wavy and fine hair. Adds shine and detangles without weighing it down

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  40. Elise (verified owner)

    Works like a dream – which is something, coming from my tailbone length very tangly fine wavy wurly hair.

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  41. Kbest (verified owner)

    So glad a gave this a try! I was originally looking for a conditioner bar and decided to pick this up for my son’s hair. It’s amazing! My son wants to keep long hair but he’s also a wild child and his hair tangles easily. Lovely scent and keeps his hair tangle free!

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  42. Alaina S. (verified owner)

    It smells incredible but that is a given. The perfect amount of slip and moisture to get through my waves but keep them intact.

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  43. Lori (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this spray! It is by far, my favorite scent and leaves my hair smelling like vanilla during the day, not to mention soft and conditioned.

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  44. Tiffany P. (verified owner)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Selkie detangler!
    My daughter has very fine, wavy hair that easily ties itself into knots. This has been our favorite spray to help with the slip while combing out her hair. Since her hair is so fine we cut the Selkie with distilled water to about 1oz water to 3oz Selkie. Straight Selkie weighed her hair down.

    I, on the other hand, use it straight. I have medium strands that are curly. I use it as a leave in conditioner and refresh spray.

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  45. aartiana (verified owner)

    I knew this was something I needed along with the bar shampoo and conditioner. In the past, detanglers flattened my fine hair and would build up. Using the shampoo and conditioner bars allowed me to not even need it immediately after showering, which is a first! I use it in between washes with a bamboo brush/comb or wet rush and it freshens without loss of body while the tangled slip right out – I have the most tangled genetically and now it’s just not a problem! I will order again as needed – and I need it less than prior icky detanglers – it’s money well spent! Thank you Melissa ✨💖✨

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  46. Alaina S. (verified owner)

    This is my favourite hair product of all time! Smells incredible and makes my hair soft and shiny also makes my waves and curls happy!

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  47. Lori (verified owner)

    Smells SO good and gets the job done very gently.

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  48. Juna (verified owner)

    My package only just arrived today so I haven’t begun using the Selkie mist, but it will be a part of my routine. The aroma is unique and one I love, a blend I trust. The packaging itself was nicely put together and the the spray bottle is sturdy, amber glass, which I appreciate. I also love how I’ll be able to refill and reuse.

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  49. Carleigh (verified owner)

    This was my first time ordering the detangler, and I’m glad I purchased it! It was packaged very well in sustainable packaging, and upon first use it left my hair feeling very soft and smooth!

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  50. Roxie (verified owner)

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  51. Elizabeth Wilkins (verified owner)

    My husband, my toddler, and I all use this product daily. It smells divine, it works fantastically, and we all love it.

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  52. Suzette (verified owner)

    Love the smell & it makes my hair so soft. Great curl refresher!

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  53. Carleigh (verified owner)

    I’ve ordered this detangler three times now and it’s become an absolute staple in my hair care routine! I use it pretty much every day. I have wavy hair so I like to use it as a sort of refresher as well, it works wonders and I’ve noticed a remarkable difference in my hair since using it.

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  54. Sarah (verified owner)

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  55. Mia Lucero (verified owner)

    Love it

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  56. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    As always, the perfect detangling product that my husband and daughter and I can’t live without!

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  57. Wendy H. (verified owner)

    Love this product, my absolute must have. Detangles, shines, super lightweight.

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  58. Helena A Mutak (verified owner)

    This is my desert island product, and I think I have now gone through about 72 ounces since switching my hair care over to Night Blooming last year. I use the Shampoo and Conditioner bars and the salve, and I love them all, but I cannot function anymore without Selkie. It smells great, it refreshes hair every time it’s used, and I can go way longer between washes, it makes your hair SO SOFT to the touch, it’s not heavy oily or greasy, and it smells absolutely divine.