- Understand How Moisture Works
- Seal In The Moisture
- Replenish The Moisture As Needed
- Make A Refresher spritz
- Do The Green House Effect (GHE)
- Make An Ayurvedic Hair Mask
- Bonus: Hydration Recipe
This was something that I learned when I was perfecting my wash n go. I thought that all I had to do was wake up, fluff and go. Wrong.
Even though you sealed your hair after washing, that won’t be enough to last you until your next wash day. I like to do it daily, but some do it every other day or every 3 days at the most.
Moisturizing simply means both adding and sealing in moisture. Meaning, if you seal your dry hair – it’s just oiled dry hair and nothing more (and this is never a good idea).
Moisturizing means water must always be involved, so to moisturize your hair water has to be incorporated on some level – like a watery leave-in spray conditioner or water is the first ingredient in your leave-in conditioner*.
You cannot seal with a watery moisturizing product (it will evaporate too quickly) and you cannot effectively moisturize with a sealing product (it will keep your hair dry). You need two separate products to do the job.
Though olive oil and coconut oil do penetrate the hair shaft and “moisturize”, they are not effective moisturizers alone. They work best with water. My favorite combination is Camille Rose Revitalizing Hair Smoother + water + coconut oil*.
I typically spray my hair with a spray bottle to get it damp, not soaked, then rub the smoother and coconut oil* in my hands and then coat my hair with it. It leaves my hair super soft, and visibly moisturized too. I also my then throw in a bit of argon oil to combat frizz, but that’s just a preference.
I promise this isn’t hard. Using water, aloe vera juice*, peppermint or rosemary oil*, one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of creamy Leave-in conditioner*, shake vigorously and spritz at least once daily.
For me, I like to soak the natural aloe vera – after I cut off the skin – in water and use that instead of the plain water but either way works. Be sure to use LOC or LCO method to seal. I like to use Castor oil and organic shea butter*, when I’m fresh out I use Blue Magic Castor Oil hair grease ( don’t judge me).
NB: the water used should preferably be distilled water or at least something that has been filtered especially if you live in hard water area.