4 D-I-Y MOISTURIZER RECIPES FOR LONGER HAIR

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Curly hair (by curly, we mean all hair that falls into the category noticeable bends on strands) requires more moisture than other hair types in order to grow and thrive.

Sometimes, it is never enough to just book weekly salon touch-up treatments when it comes to this hair type as daily conditioning and moisturizing treatments are needed to ensure hair retention and overall health.

Homemade moisturizers are simple and cost effective methods of achieving your overall hair goals. Here are 4 easy natural d-i-y hair moisturizer recipes you should try.

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1. Castor and Coconut Mist

The beauty of distilled water is that it is “soft” water; it does not have the negative effects (e.g., stiffening of the hair strand) like hard water. Meanwhile, castor oil can improve the shine or sheen of your natural hair, which is a plus for you castor oil lovers out there. As for coconut oil? Well, you all should know about its strengthening and moisturizing benefits by now.

Ingredients:
2 oz distilled water
2 tsp extra virgin coconut oil
1 tsp castor oil
a few drops of essential oil (e.g., lavender, jasmine, orange)

Directions:
Pour all ingredients into a spray bottle, and shake vigorously to blend. Store in a refrigerator until ready for use. Shake before each use.

*Keeps for about 2 weeks.

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2. Coconut Water Mist

Coconut water is high in potassium (hundreds of milligrams), which is generally involved in water softening and may possibly help to soften the hair. Glycerin is a well-known humectant (i.e., a substance that retains moisture) and works well in humid environments.

Ingredients:
2 oz coconut water
0.5 oz glycerin
a few drops of essential oil (optional and of your choice)

Directions:
Pour all ingredients into a spray bottle, and shake vigorously to blend. Store in a refrigerator until ready for use. Shake before each use.

*Keeps for about 1 week.

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3. Strengthening Green Tea Mist

Green tea (tea, in general really) contains L-theanine, which can penetrate deep into damaged hair and restore mechanical strength. Olive oil acts as a great moisturizing oil.

Ingredients:
2 oz cool steeped green tea
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
a few drops of essential oil (e.g.lavender,tea tree, rosemary)

Directions:
Pour all ingredients into a spray bottle, and shake vigorously to blend. Store in a refrigerator until ready for use. Shake before each use.

*Keeps for about 1 week.

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4. Aloe Vera Mist

Avocado oil is a monounsaturated oil, which may readily penetrate into the hair strand . It, along with aloe vera juice, can make for a very moisturizing combination.

Ingredients:
2 oz aloe vera juice
2 tsp avocado oil
a few drops of essential oil (e.g. lemon, rosemary, tea tree)

Directions:
Pour all ingredients into a spray bottle, and shake vigorously to blend. Store in a refrigerator until ready for use. Shake before each use.

*Keeps for about 1 week.

P.S. If you are concerned about the short life span of these moisturizers, you can add a product that prolongs their shelf lives. However, since we prefer that all the ingredients within these homemade recipes are kept 100% natural, we have chosen not to include any of them.

Reference:
BLACKGIRLLONGHAIR.COM

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