Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Water: The Ultimate Moisturizer

Time: seconds
Frequency: Everyday to every few hours

What is Spritzing?

Spritzing is the term that many naturals use when referring to refreshing or moisturizing their hair. It is a practice that should be added to your daily regimen. Notably, the best thing that can be in your spray bottle is good ol' water. It is the most accessible substance on the planet and it's no question why it's good for the natural sista! If I must break it down....planet Earth is made up of approximately 70% water and the human body is comprised of 55-78% water. Need I say more?! If I must...since the body is made up of nearly 55-78% water we MUST drink 1 to 7 liters of water per day to avoid becoming dehydrated. So if our bodies need H2O to stay hydrated, then our hair needs it as well.

Why is it Important to Spritz?

Spritzing your hair with water (or water mixtures) can be very beneficial to your hair. As I have learned on this natural hair journey, watering your hair (like a plant) is the only way your hair will get moisturized. It is the ONLY moisturizer...so natural sistas: IF IT DOES NOT HAVE WATER IN IT, IT IS NOT MOISTURIZING YOUR HAIR! The only other things that will penetrate your hair shaft (never aa good as agua) are the beloved olive oil and coconut oil. Spritzing or watering your hair helps to keep the hair moisturized, nourished and healthy. I use many variations of water spritzes while others just keep it simple with the water.

What's in My Spray Bottle?

Firstly, let me start by mentioning that the spray bottle will become your BFF! It's so easy to use and if you're mixing different things you can just give it a little shake and you have all the goods combined in one convenient place :)

Rosewater Spritz

This is a new spritz that I'm trying. Although it comes in its own spray bottle, I like to be complicated and create my own concoctions. I filled a small spray bottle approximately 1/3 full with rosewater, then I added a few drops of rosemary oil (like 10), a few drops of castor oil, and filled the bottle up with water. Initially what got me to buy the rosewater is how divine it smells and then I got home and did a little research. I found out that the pH of rosewater is close to the pH of hair in its optimal state, so it helps to repair the porosity. This in turn allows the hair to retain the proper amount of moisture and the cuticle will remain smooth.

Everyday Tea Tree Tingler

Just to wake my strands up and to stimulate my scalp, this is my go to spritzer! I absolutely LOVE Tea Tree Oil and I feel as though my life would be neglected without it...so I use it in everything! This mixture leaves my hair so moisturized and my scalp so stimulated!
1-Spray Bottle
1 tbsp-Castor Oil
1 tbsp-EVOO
20-40 drops-Tea Tree Oil
Anything that I'm missing out on Chic Sistas? Please let me know what's in your spray bottle! XO

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