Two Surprisingly Easy But Effective Homemade Braid Sprays

In the run up to our protective styling challenge which I hope that you will be joining us in, you may have noticed that we have been sharing quite a few articles that pertain to protective styling and maintenance.

These articles are to nudge you into deciding on which protective style you would like to choose and to help you with maintaining it for the duration of the challenge.

In among all the protective styling options I enjoy wearing braids and twists the most. Not least because they are easy enough to install but because you are not constantly manipulating, your hair remains protected and you retain length like crazy!

One of the biggest mistakes that ladies make when wearing braids or twists is not taking the time to maintain the moisture-protein balance in their hair for the duration of the style. This may not seem like a big deal, after all protected hair is protected hair right? Not really.


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I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com.I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too.My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com.I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too.My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Aniesha

Can the Infusium 23 be substituted for a different leave in conditioner?

I haven’t tried any others but I would imagine that any liquid leave in with some hydrolyzed keratin would work just as well.

GiGi T

I have always had relaxed hair as far as i can remember because i was always told i have “bad hair” very tight dry kinky coils. after i had my own baby girl last year i decided i wanted to go natural so that my child can have some one to look up to. i found this page and i have been here for 3 days now reading and reading and reading! very informative thank so much i have sure learnt a lot of things i never know about black natural hair.
i did my BC this January and my hair is about 2 inches i don’t know what to do with it and i probably don’t know how to moisturize it either as it is always dry and tough and still breaking. i don’t even know how to style it.
i really want to grow my own hair and my baby’s please help from shampooing to sealing. by the way my daughter’s hair is different from mine her father is mixed race so she took some of he’s hair type but its dry like mine.

Berry

Quick questions: in the second recipe can I substitute the sandalwood oil for the tea tree oil? OR can I alternate the two sprays (every other day) to receive the benefits of both?

Bettina

Is there anything I can add to help it smell better? An oil or conditioner?

Don’t you like the smell of sandalwood essential oil? It smells like perfume! Otherwise you can pick whichever oil you want for fragrance, vanilla, coconut, orange…

Bettina

I used the first recipe and it smelled horrible! I don’t know if I added too much of something! Sandalwood it is! Thanks so much!

More than likely it was the tea tree oil because it’s the only one of the ingredients that has a smell. I use very little of it, it’s purpose really it to prevent itching so if that’s not a problem for you then swap it with another oil, peppermint or rosemary. But always put more of the fragrance oil (vanilla, sandalwood) so that is what you will be smelling 🙂

Nyree

I made this solution and added, what I know now to be, way too much Tea Tree Oil. I didn’t have sandlewood oil so I used the almond oil that I had on hand. Needless to say, I smell like a walking advertisement for Tea Tree Oil. Help! What can I do to tame the smell?

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Ianthe

For the protein strengthening braid spray can I substitute the sandalwood essential oil for rosemary or lavender essential oil?

Bettina

Is there anything I can add to help it smell better?

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