Mellow One asks:

What’s in your spritz bottle?

Lots of naturals like to refresh their curls with a homemade concoction. Water, oils, conditioner, glycerin…all of these are common ingredients. What’s in your bottle?

CN writes:

I’m not a mixtress and I’m not really a second or third day spritzer/refresher either. In the past I’ve applied DevaCurl Set it Free to my ends… but I never sprayed it directly, I would squirt it into my hands and then apply. The result? Smoother, shinier curls. I’ve also used Oyin’s Juices and Berries, but the glycerin was a bit much.

In 2006, I posted this yummy recipe on (I believe it came from a LHCF thread):

  • 9 oz of conditioner (VO5 Extra body, Suave Bio Basics, or Suave Naturals)
  • 3 oz of setting lotion (use Lotta Body for extra body)
  • 1 oz of glycerin (optional!)
  • 1-2 oz of sweet almond oil/coconut oil/olive oil, etc. (I used 2 oz of coconut oil)
  • Put all the ingredients in a bottle and shake to blend…
  • Add water until the consistency is to your liking (I liked a liquid-y consistency so I could spray to apply)

This concoction results in a light styling lotion that would leave my hair soft, crunch free, very defined, and moisturized. I used it to Wash & Go with great success– curls popping everywhere! My Aunty still uses this recipe from time to time.