Refresher spray favs

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I got the idea for this thread because I have the kind of hair that while it doesn't have to be washed every day it does need to be watered every day. I use leave in/refresher sprays for this. I havet noticed many natural hair brands don't seem to make refresher sprays which is weird to me.
I want to know which ones work well for you or don't.


1. My DIY.
I get my water and conditioner mix that I use every night I don't wash. I don't put oil in mine because seems like buildup comes quicker.
2. LACE Naturals ayurvedic spray
Been using this for years. My hair loves ayuverdic.
3. Jane Carter Leave in Spray.
I love this stuff. I keep it at work in case I need to restyle my hair. I like that it's light weight and doesn't make my hair feel oily.
4. Natural Hair Community Bergmot Curl Refreshing Spritz.
I bought this at a natural hair event and I like it. However, I have to be careful how much I use because can make my hair a little oily. Usually I use it the last day before a wash.


Note the only refresher I'm tried and hated was Nothing But. It did nothing but dry out my hair. I think there might have been a cone in it. I don't remember. It was a gift a hair event and I tossed it.
I was just thinking about going back to using a spray moisturizer. I'm going to check out the ones you mentioned.

I like Soultanicals Nappylicious Kink Drink; it's glycerin free and smells delicious. I also like Karen's Body Beautiful Moisture Mist but I have to be careful of how much I use because it has glycerin.
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I was just thinking about going back to using a spray moisturizer. I'm going to check out the ones you mentioned.

I like Soultanicals Nappylicious Kink Drink; it's glycerin free and smells delicious. I also like Karen's Body Beautiful Moisture Mist but I have to be careful of how much I use because it has glycerin.
Originally Posted by secret_karma
I need to look into those you suggested.

The Jane Carter one is easy to find except now and then Sally's sells out of it but no ordering necessary. I really like it.
I do best with DIY refresher spray. I start out with (distilled) water and conditioner, then add a little bit of gel, and a pinch of salt. When there are drastic changes in the weather, it sometimes needs minor changes, and since I made it myself, I'm not shy about adding a little of this or that, depending on how my hair is responding.
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Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008
I delurked to say..great thread, adthomas!
I had no use for refresher sprays early in my hair journey. Now I collect them. There's no way I could handle my near-hip length hair without them. These are the refreshers I use:
Best For Scalp
Knotty Boy Peppermint Cooling Moisture Spray - also works great diluted 2:1 with distilled H2O or aloe vera juice
Oyin Handmade Go Tea Grooming Spray To Go
SheaMoisture African Black Soap Dandruff & Dry Scalp Elixir
Soultanicals Hair Sorrell- Knappylicious Kink Drink
Wiseways Herbals Roots Herbal Hair Tonic - 1 capful in 8oz distilled H2O, Chammomile (Roman or German), Green or Burdock tea
DIY Lavender, false daisy (MajaBhringraj) & sage in aloe vera tea
DIY Indian lilac (Neem) powder, Holy Basil (Tulsi) & Lemonbalm in aloe vera tea
DIY Comfrey leaf, Hibiscus, Rose & Green tea in aloe vera

Best Detanglers
Darcy's botanicals Herbal Leave-In Conditioning Spritz
Oyin Handmade Frank Juice - works great diluted 2:1 with aloe vera juice or distilled H2O
Oyin Handmade Greg juice - works great diluted 2:1 with aloe vera juice or distilled H2O
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Kids Extra-Moisturizing Detangler
Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier - has a serum consistency. Works best diluted 4:1 max with distilled H20

Best Lightweight conditioners
Jane Carter Solution Hydrate Quench
Jane Carter Restore Moisture Mist
Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave In Conditioner
Tropic Isle Living Leave In Conditioner and Detangler
DIY Catnip, Burdock, Hibiscus & Slippery Elm tea
DIY Spiked Ginger Lily (Kapoor kachri), Marshmallow tea
DIY Rosehip, Chammomile & Slippery Elm tea
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Last Relaxer 11/2002 Big Chop 05/2003
Coarse 4b - Low porosity, High density
Incorrigible PJ & Hair Toy Aficionado
I delurked to say..great thread, adthomas!
I had no use for refresher sprays early in my hair journey. Now I collect them. There's no way I could handle my near-hip length hair without them. These are the refreshers I use:
Best For Scalp
Knotty Boy Peppermint Cooling Moisture Spray - also works great diluted 2:1 with distilled H2O or aloe vera juice
Oyin Handmade Go Tea Grooming Spray To Go
SheaMoisture African Black Soap Dandruff & Dry Scalp Elixir
Soultanicals Hair Sorrell- Knappylicious Kink Drink
Wiseways Herbals Roots Herbal Hair Tonic - 1 capful in 8oz distilled H2O, Chammomile (Roman or German), Green or Burdock tea
DIY Lavender, false daisy (MajaBhringraj) & sage in aloe vera tea
DIY Indian lilac (Neem) powder, Holy Basil (Tulsi) & Lemonbalm in aloe vera tea
DIY Comfrey leaf, Hibiscus, Rose & Green tea in aloe vera

Best Detanglers
Darcy's botanicals Herbal Leave-In Conditioning Spritz
Oyin Handmade Frank Juice - works great diluted 2:1 with aloe vera juice or distilled H2O
Oyin Handmade Greg juice - works great diluted 2:1 with aloe vera juice or distilled H2O
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Kids Extra-Moisturizing Detangler
Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier - has a serum consistency. Works best diluted 4:1 max with distilled H20

Best Lightweight conditioners
Jane Carter Solution Hydrate Quench
Jane Carter Restore Moisture Mist
Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave In Conditioner
Tropic Isle Living Leave In Conditioner and Detangler
DIY Catnip, Burdock, Hibiscus & Slippery Elm tea
DIY Spiked Ginger Lily (Kapoor kachri), Marshmallow tea
DIY Rosehip, Chammomile & Slippery Elm tea
Originally Posted by Bibliophile
Wow. You've tried a lot. Thanks for the input.
A black woman's fro is worth a million words- adthomas
Thank you adthomas...That list is the result of 12+ years of trial & error. It's quite a shock to see all of it in writing.

I have one more new discovery:
Fairy Tales Rosemary RepelŪ Conditioning Spray - a wonderful gentle protein boost for hair. The herbs in it also soothes irritated scalps and repels insects, ticks and lice.
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Last Relaxer 11/2002 Big Chop 05/2003
Coarse 4b - Low porosity, High density
Incorrigible PJ & Hair Toy Aficionado

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