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September 19, 2010

Moisturizing Hair Mist for Natural Hair



Moisturizing Hair Mist
An organic, homemade, natural, DIY moisturizing hair mist for naturally curly hair

I spray this on my hair lightly, as needed every other day or so. The best way to moisturize your hair is through water. I don't believe the hype that you need tons of products to keep your hair healthy and moisturized. I enjoy making my own products since they're a FRACTION of the cost, considering I use all of the ingredients for many other products as well!




INGREDIENTS USED:
Water - Distilled Water is best.
Vegetable Glycerin - Purchased at my local Wholefoods Grocery Store and/or Amazon.com
Olive Oil - Purchased at any grocery store
Essential Oils - Purchased at my local Wholefoods Grocery Store and/or Drugstore.com
Rose Water - Purchased at my local Wholefoods Grocery Store
Water Bottles - Purchased on LuvNaturals.com and my mom's extra supplies

INGREDIENTS MENTIONED BUT NOT USED:
Coconut Oil - Purchased at any grocery store
Almond Oil - Purchased at my local Wholefoods Grocery Store

13 Chime in!:

MicaiahTy said...

Love it! My moisturizing mist has: Water, Castor oil, aloe vera juice and jojoba oil. I switch my castor oil to vegetable glycerin in the winter time. Nice mix!

Kemi said...

Yes! I've started making my own mix again and I found that my hair doesn't like oils, only as a sealant.

OrganicallyGrownCurls said...

Love post. Thanks for sharing recipe. Can't wait to try.
Live, Love, Peace. ~Sweetsop

BargainClipper said...

I really enjoyed this video because Sheena shared her hair knowledge with her family. It's a great moment to catch on video! When I make my "moisturizing mist" (a.k.a. glycerin mist, mix, spray, or spritz), I measure out the ingredients, so I know what ratio works in my hair and I don't like to waste anything (stretching those "dollar, dollar bills y'all" LOL). For instance, when I first BC'd, I did a 1:1 and that was just too oily for me. Now, I do a 5 part water to 3 part vegetable glycerin, then add essential oil(s) and sometimes honey to the mixture. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow, sounds great. I'm now into the less is more mode. I see people listing 6 or 7 things they use on their hair and I've tried it but ultimately a good conditioner, oil (I use Wild Growth Hair oil which contains a lot of different oils)and water will suffice. The women I see with lots of(extraordinary) growth say they just use conditioner and olive oil.

Kristina said...

great post...ive just recently started making my own moisturizing spritz (i use it for baggying at night and after my leave-in on wash days) it has half water half glycerine, a few drops of castor oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, tea tree oil, and shea butter oil (all my favorites) and my hair is bowing down and thanking me it has never ever been so soft!

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much each ingredient costs and how much was in those little bottles.

Sheena LaShay said...

@BargainClipper, I'm really starting to see the advantage towards measuring ingredients. Its true that there is a science behind it all and knowing exactly what works will have greater results. It's a weakness of mine that I need to work on. Ultimately just using water..distilled water is the best way to moisturize your hair. As @Anon 11:17pm said, less is more. A good leave in conditioner and water will keep your hair amazing. I just like to enhance my water with a little oil and a nice scent. :) Do what works best for your hair!

Also the Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter comes from madinaonline. (I bought it on bulk when she had a crazy sale earlier this year!) Wait for those sales and buy in bulk ladies!

Hyspin said...

Actually I have started to skip water all together and just use rose water (leaves my hair softer than water) with aloe vera gel and glycerin(only for summer only, not enough humidity in the winter to draw moisture from) jojoba oil (cause it doesn't clog pores). I might start using honey(emollient and humectant) soon since it is the cold seasons and bees/wasps are less problematic

Just need to decide on which herb and/or essential oil to use:

Peppermint (very stimulating and smells awesome)
rosemary (great for dark hair and dealing with dandruff)
tea tree (antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal)

Leo the Yardie Chick said...

So far, I'm using distilled water, a small amount of glycerin and a toops of my leave-in conditioner (trust me, using that leave-in straight will give you sticky hair). If it gets colder, maybe I'll use aloe vera juice in place of the glycerin for my spritz.

sxsuppaim said...

I was skeptical ordering the "shielo hydrate mist" for my hair and even more so when I first sprayed it on my hair, but I was pleasantly surprised. It does seem to freshen up your hair and give it a cleaner look.

My hair was already "day and a half old" but it was not greasy looking after using, just had a nice shine. It does "wet" the hair somewhat so I do have to blow dry afterwards (where as some re-freshening mists are dry and do not require drying). I even gave a few squirts to my face after applying my moisturizer and it gave my skin a nice soft glow.

Anonymous said...

I had use a light mist from Shielo called the HYDRATE Refreshing Mist, and I love it because its so light and great for daily misting to get my hair straight and remove flyaways. Shielo Hair products has a great reputation, but I never heard of their mist?

So I decided to try it out. I am not disappointed. I find it gives my hair good color when I straighten it. And it is much lighter so hair does not feel greasy or goopy. Go ahead and mist away cause it smells great and perfect size to keep in your bag to freshen your hair throughout the day!

Anonymous said...

About to try with lil sis sounds cool!

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