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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Getting creative with the spray bottle

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There is a real need for Naturals to have a spray bottle of oils she or he needs to keep their tresses moisturized.  It's a pick me up for the hair whether you use it only at night before bed or a few times a day especially throughout the wintertime  I actually needed to use it pretty often when I first became Natural and don't need it so much anymore.  You know, I'm not sure if that's really true when I think about it...(sigh) Yes, this Natural journey is truly a learning one.

What worked for you when you first became Natural may no longer work for you at this present moment and let's be honest...you may need to change it up again next Summer.  It depends on so many factors like your stress level, your age, the weather just to name a few.  We are evolving and so is our hair and the upkeep for it.  What we raved about last year is may be collecting dust in the back of our closets or used up and never purchased again.  

Last year I did a post on what was in my spray bottle,  Figuring, fixing, tweeking, and just a trying... I thought I had it all figured out or to be fair it was working at the time.  I was pretty proud of myself and my mixing abilities.  What I had in my spray bottle back then was: grapeseed oil, olive oil, distilled water and a few drops of lavender.  Since then I've learned a little, experimented a little and grown a little.  


Here is what's in my spray bottle this Spring:

Jamaican Black Castor oil
Emu oil
Coconut oil
and
a few drops of lavender  


Why did I change it up?  Well, I recently heard about the Jamaican Black Castor oil and it's ability to thicken the hair as well as being great for thinning hair and maintaining healthy hair.  I actually did a post about Emu oil, NC - Emu Oil Benefits for Curls, Kinks & Waves and how wonderful it was so when I found it at one of my favorite stores in Denver, Akente Express, which has EVERYTHING so it was a no-brainer to pick some up.  Whole foods doesn't carry it.


So, I've eliminated a few oils and added a few and now really happy with my spray bottle concoction.  I also changed up what I seal my ends with now.  I do it with coconut oil AND the Jamaican Black Castor oil.  I've got to say... since I've changed it up I've noticed how more moisturized my hair is.  No flaky dryness to worry about and I'm being good about moisturizing my hair at night as well.  


OK, Naturals...it's your turn.  What's in your spray bottle this Spring?


Stay moisturized Naturals,
Sabrina 
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  1. I agree with all you have said. I had a bottle with just water. I spritzed on a regular with that. My bottle now has in the following in this ratio: castor oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil. I'm hoping to get some black castor oil soon. But the regular castor oil has begun working to thicken my and my daughter's hair.

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    1. Good for you! We learn everyday about our hair and I see we continue to learn. I've been doing this Natural hair thang for almost 7 years with about 4 years of it being productive. I am still learning and grateful for all the products out here now for me to use.

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    2. Is it ok to use just castor and coconut mixed with water? Because that's pretty much all I got (as well as a spray bottle and satin bonnet.

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