One of the biggest battles we face with natural hair is moisture.
Sometimes it’s achieving moisture, other times it’s retaining moisture. Contrary to many product labels, water is the best moisturizer out there.
If you opt to use a product to moisturize your hair, just look for water as the first ingredient on the list to ensure you’re getting the water your hair needs. Now if it’s claiming to be a moisturizer and does NOT list water, just put it down and save yourself the trouble.
You can achieve a moisture balance by washing your hair with water and also by refreshing your mane by spraying water on it daily or as needed. Spraying water alone on your hair should be followed up with a sealant (oil like EVOO or a butter like Shea) to lock in the moisture. A great way to do both at the same time is to use a moisturizing spritz in your bottle, which you can make yourself.
Making a homemade spritz can be as simple as water + olive oil, or as complex as containing a leave-in, oils, essential oils etc.. Ultimately whatever is in your bottle should fit the needs of YOUR hair.
I recommend starting off with as few ingredients as possible to see how your hair responds and add more ingredients as you go along if needed.
One tip I have if you’re going to experiment is to only make a small amount, so if it doesn’t work out as expected, you don’t have wasted products or oils.
Okay, so without further ado, what do I currently have in my spray bottles?
Here we go!:
- bottle 1: Water – I use this to refresh my hair and will follow with my Shea butter mix (only a dollop in my hand and applied all over at once, not per section)
- bottle 2: Aloe Vera Juice – This is to dampen my hair prior to a re-twist at night (only if there is ample product already on hair)
- bottle 3: Detangling spritz – Now this one is perfect to easily detangle my hair when I am doing a full restyle. It does wonders to quickly melt away any tangles and smells fabulous. Here’s the recipe if you’d like to try it!
Have you tried using a spritz for your hair yet? What’s in your bottle?