Natural hair is naturally dry so moisture is our friend. That also means water is our friend and having a spray bottle is pretty necessary. When I first went natural I carried a small spray bottle of water around to keep dousing my hair to keep it from getting dry and looking dusty. As I became more aware of what my hair needed, I started adding items to my spray bottle to keep my hair fresher longer.
Whether you wear straight styles or rock a wash and go, most naturals need a spray bottle filled with concoctions to keep hair moisturized and looking great. Have you find our spray bottle recipe that works magic or are you on the hunt for what you use? Check out why you not only need one but may need to alter what's in it from season to season.
Having a spray bottle filled with water and some other ingredients are essential to natural hair keeping its moisture, hydrating dull curls and allowing you to reshape and add life back to your hair. Our hair thrives off of water and while many may be worried about frizz, the other ingredients besides water help to keep the frizz at bay.
You don't even have to be a DIY master mixtress or an expert on natural hair. You just need a few basics to create an awesome spray bottle concoction or hair mist to keep hair pliable and protected. Oils, emollients, leave-in conditioners and natural herbs are excellent items to add to your spray bottle for an optimal spray bottle fresher. Here's a great way to start off with a simple formula that is basic, easy to create and will get the job done.
Water + favorite essential oil + carrier oil or leave-in conditioner
I used to love simply mixing distilled water and a few drops of lavender oil. In the winter months I would even put in a few drops of glycerin but as I became more aware of what my hair needed, I upped my game with more ingredients according to my climate, and what my hair may need. Here are some examples of simple yet effective recipes that you may want to try if you want to up your hair mist game. Simple add ingredients and shake well prior to each use.
3/4 cup Aloe Vera juice
1 cup coconut water
1 tsp. jojoba oil
1/4 cup distilled water
1 tbsp. Raw honey
2 tbsp. Coconut oil
2 tsp. Vitamin E oil
2-3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
What's in MY spray bottle? Well, I'm just using water at the moment but when I feel my hair needs a tad more help, I usually have distilled water, a few drops of glycerin, a few drops of lavender and a few squeezes of Kinky Curly Knot Today. I love this mix and while my mix has changed over the years, this one is what I come back to when my hair needs something simple, yet effective.
Another reason I prefer a spray bottle mix is that I've never found a commercial brand refresher that wasn't sticky, or didn't leave my hair full of frizz or shapelessness. I love how the cheap price of creating my own concoction allows me to spend more money on other things I may need to buy for my hair.
When you are ready to create your own mixture, know you need more water than the other ingredients. (3/4 water to 1/4 or less of your additional ingredients) The size of your spray bottle will dictate the amounts of each ingredients and smaller bottles need smaller amounts of ingredients and vice versa for bigger bottles.
What's in your spray bottle newbies?
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