I don’t know about you, but since I’ve been natural I have not been a stranger to rinsing my hair! Unless you have a style that you don’t want to redo, rinsing natural hair is another way to refresh and add moisture.
This can mean simply standing in the shower and letting your hair get wet with cool water. It’s better to rinse with cool water to prevent frizz and keep the follicles sealed.
To lock in that moisture, always follow up by sealing your hair with an oil Coconut*, jojoba*, olive*, avocado, or castor oils* are all great depending on the thickness of your hair.
Spritzing is for the times where you may want to refresh your curls while still keeping definition. There are plenty of light weight, water based leave in conditioners and spritzes out there for that purpose.
You can also make your own spritz/ refresher spray at home. Simply start with water and a spray bottle. You can add extra ingredients like oils* or leave in conditioners for added hair benefits.
To preserve your style, lightly mist your hair with the water or spray. Don’t use too much, otherwise you risk losing some form. Also, make sure to change the water in your spray bottle often, especially if you don’t finish it all. Old water that sits too long can start to be more trouble than it’s worth.
What is the GHE? The GHE, also known as the Greenhouse Effect, is another method of adding moisture and water to natural hair. All you need are a spray bottle and a shower cap*.
Lightly mist your hair before bed and put on your shower cap. Again, don’t spray too much, just use enough to dampen your hair.
While you sleep, the heat from the shower cap* will mix with the water and saturate your hair. Instant moisture boost, and you do it in your sleep! Ideally, I try to do this once a week. I apply leave in conditioner* and oil as well, and the next morning I apply the styler for a quick wash n go. This is also a great time saver.
Remember that while adding moisture in your hair is important, you don’t want to add too much. Over moisturizing is real.
While you want your hair to be soft and shiny, you don’t want it to feel too soft, limp, or stringy. Find the right balance of moisture and protein in your regimen to keep your hair at optimal health.
By following these tips and making small changes, you may notice the difference in your hair sooner than you think!
How do you keep your hair moisturized? How can you tell when it isn’t?
LaDawn Williams says
H2O makes my hair shrink…
Sandra Harris-Holloway says
The article has substance but the pic is a weave from Heatfree.
ladee neenah says
That’s a beautiful weave. I would wear that.