Dryness and breakage in natural hair can be a nightmare, but I've found a great way to protect your hair from further dryness and to help prevent breakage. All this can be done my simply spritzing your hair daily with a water base moisturising conditioner made from natural ingredients. And it's so easy to make. Moisturising spritz are ideal for those with fine hair (like myself) and they’re a great way to revive twists that has gotten dry over time.
What is spritzing?
Spritzing means to spray your hair with a measured sprayer all over to the point of dampness, NOT soaking wet. The best way to add moisture to your hair is to add water or other water-based additives as it helps to prevent problems with dry natural hair. I know what you must be thinking...You want me to spray water onto my hair? You get the heck out of here. But trust me when i say this stuff really works.
- 1/2 distilled or rose water (fill your spritz bottle with either ingredients)
- 1/3 aloe vera juice
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp jojoba oil
- 1 tsp olive
- 1 tbsp or more of glycerine
- 2/3 drops of your favourite essential oil for fragrance (this is optional)
Once you've made your mixture, shake well and then lightly spritz your hair every morning and evening or as needed for dryness.
TIP: Avoid making huge quantities of your spritz mixture as they have a short shelf life (refrigeration helps to extend the shelf life slightly). Instead get a small sprayer bottle and when you run out, just whip up another batch.