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April 12, 2011

pH Balanced Daily Leave-in Spritz

by KurlyBella of K is for Kinky

I’m a big fan of pH balanced conditioners. After using them, my hair feels significantly different overall than it does when the conditioner is not pH balanced. My hair has always responded best to balanced pH and I know that’s because my hair needs to have my cuticles lay back down as flat as they can for me to have as many good hair days as possible.

Like me, you may find that the steep prices of good pH balanced and organic conditioners keep you at bay and although they work great and you can use them daily, they can be a bit heavy on the pockets. That’s why I’m all for stretching out a good leave-in to get the most bang for my buck, but not loose the effectiveness of the product. So here is my daily moisturizing spritz mixture that you can try that will stretch your bottle of pH balanced conditioner much longer than you ever imagined!

Because of the balance of total ingredients I use this spritz when I want as a wet and slightly creamy leave-in since it does not contain heavy and unnecessary fillers and won’t cause my hair to feel like it has a ton of build-up.

In a spray bottle that’s at least 8 oz in size combine:

(1) Two oz of pH balanced conditioner (about four table spoons)

some options are:
-Nature’s Gate Jojoba Revitalizing Conditioner -Burt’s Bees More Moisture, Raspberry & Brazil Nut Conditioner -Alba Hawaiian Gardenia Hydrating Hair Conditioner

(2) One oz of Carol’s Daughter Tui Jojoba and Shea Butter Hair Sheen OR jojoba oil and/or hemp seed oil and/or avocado oil. <– these are my top picks, but you can use any oil that works best on keeping your hair SEALED.

(3) Six oz of rose water. <– I find that this works significantly better than just tap water because it’s distilled. you can also use plain distilled water or you can use bottle water as a close substitute. i don’t suggest tap water for this mixture.

(4) Four drops of silk amino acids (optional)

(5) 1/2 tea spoon of glycerin (optional) <— my hair loves glycerin but i don’t like to add too much. if you have type 3 hair and less, you may not want to add the glycerin.

(6) shake all of the ingredients well.

Why silk amino acids?

Hydrolyzed from pure silk fibers, silk amino acids have a lower molecular weight than silk protein powders and are penetrating and moisturizing to skin and hair. It can also repair and nurse damaged hair and it provides a protective barrier and silky feel to formulations so it will give you great slip!

How do you make your own pH balanced spritz? Do you find that it makes a difference with your hair?

13 Chime in!:

Anonymous said...

After I buy all that stuff to make my own I might as well buy the commercial product.

I, however, will not be doing either, just plain on filtered water does the trick for my hair.

lacquerglamour said...

I didn't realize that ph balance could make a difference. I will definitely have to try it and see.

Anonymous said...

Where is the best place to purchase Silk Amino Acids?

CURLYNIKKI said...

@ anon 3:34, I can't answer your question, but there are silk proteins in my new fav conditioner and my hair feels AMAZING. I'm not a big fan of protein, but this stuff is different. Love it!

Jamie @ Rural Glamour said...

Im going to have to agree with the 1st Anon comment...real talk. I didnt know it made a difference to have a PH balanced moisturizing spritz.

Dolores said...

I thought most products intended for hair are ph balanced, no?

Nyla Coils said...

@ Delores, no most are not. You can purchase ph strips to test your products.
I have been using ph balanced products and love how my hair feels

Godz Kidz: The Jackson Family Blog said...

You can buy silk amino acids at lotioncrafters.com

T said...

I purchased pH strips and while testing my products discovered that most, if not all were pH balanced so I thought what was the point. Most of my products tend to be organic/all natural so I am not sure if that makes a difference or not.

Anonymous said...

does anyone know if kbb products are ph balanced?

Anonymous said...

Are silk amino acids proteins? The article kinda makes it sound like they are different.

And great article, thanks CN. It's amazing how the natural hair movement has been the catalyst for sharing so much info and creation of product improvements. Lets you know how powerful our dollars are, ladies!

kurls4eva said...

Most products geared toward damaged hair are often ph balanced... My hair is kinky and dry - not damaged but I still find that products for damaged hair provide the best care and feel for my curls and kinks.

Nekiwa Smith said...

The burt bee's brazilian nut is a rinse out conditioner. Is it safe to use a rinse out conditioner as a leave in daily?

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