As you all may know, the humid and hot months are quickly approaching, as a matter of fact it was so hot and humid today it was as if Summer came early.
With that said you all know that switching up our products are of top priority and now it is time to pull out the humectants! Yes, those precious moisture attracting humectants that tend to be our curls best friend.
Humectants are known for working amazing wonders with deep conditioners, and below we share with you three humectants that you can use right now to boost the moisture performance of your deep conditioners.
1. Raw Honey
Raw honey is essentially honey in its rawest form. That means it goes straight from the hive to the jar. It is unpasteurized, unheated, and unprocessed.
Why should you add raw honey to your deep conditioner*?
On top of having antibacterial and antiviral properties, raw honey is a humectant powerhouse. Next to glycerin, honey has some of the highest amount of humectant properties around which allows your hair to absorb any moisture that is in the air. Additionally due to raw honey*’s thick consistency it adds a nice richness to your conditioners.
How to use raw honey?
A little raw honey goes a long way, so if you are going to use 1/4 cup of conditioner 1/2 oz of raw honey* should suffice.
You may want to slightly warm up the raw honey preferably in a heatproof container in a small pan on the stovetop to make it easier to pour and mix. You can find raw honey in many health food stores and health supplement stores.
If you say glycerin to a natural haired lady, she will instantly know what you are talking about. Glycerin is one of the most beloved hair care ingredients in the healthy hair world, period.
So what is glycerin exactly? Well, glycerin is derived from animal and vegetable sources. But, many women opt to use vegetable glycerin for environmental and personal reasons.
It is usually colorless and odorless and has a sweet taste to it. Glycerin is added to many products, from store-bought sweets to leave-in conditioners.