PLEASE HELP! How do you moisturize daily while in braids/kinky twists?

Greetings Fellow Nappies...

I am new to this forum as of about 20 minutes ago & need your help (please)

I have been natural for a few years but recently have had to do ANOTHER BC because of #1 heat damage (where a "professional beautician" pressed my hair & it never went back nappy) & just due to E-X-T-R-E-M-E dryness in general

This WAS my hair until April 17, 2011 where basically I was forced to start over & get all the damage cut off...No biggie, I'm young & it will grow back (please keep reading below pic)



BUT here's my dilemma I wear my hair in kinky twists as my protective style, until my length comes back but I am having EXTREME difficulty keeping my hair moisturized while wearing them.

I used to wear braids a lot & kinky twists also and WAS using the store bought braid spray - "MEDICATED BETTER BRAIDS SPRAY" and I'm not gon lie, it DID leave my hair very soft, I had minimal breakage & it felt great even after I took the braids/kinky twists out prior to washing...

Ok so one might ask, IF IT WORKED SO GOOD THEN WHY ARE YOU ASKING WHAT YOU SHOULD USE AS A MOISTURIZER - fair question, but while researching the ingredients on the label of that & pretty much all other braid sprays I found ingredients I did not like, such as: Simethicone (which is a silicone) and also Propylparaben

I have been researching this site & the boat load of others, including youtube & have found many homemade sprays ladies are making, but wondered what to put in my own?

(It MAY not illustrate it in the pic but) I have VERY TIGHT thick DRY hair that drinks up water. I have found an EXCELLENT shampoo & conditioner in Aubrey Organics J.A.Y (Jojoba, Aloe & Yucca) Desert Herb Shampoo along with their Jojoba & Aloe Conditioner that I wash my hair in, while in and out of braids/kinky twists BUT have not found a good daily spritzer that TRULY MOISTURIZES my hair & not just make it greasy

I attempted to grease my scalp daily with 100% organic coconut oil but all it did was make my kinky twists VERY GREASY & when I took them down MY HAIR WAS VERY VERY DRY & BRITTLE

If you can offer any suggestions, I would seriously appreciate it.

(BTW I have a list of products to buy after researching , but no one seems to offer measurements of how much to add to make a daily moisturizing spritzer)...

Like seriously? ALL OF THIS IN ONE BOTTLE???
- Distilled Water
- Sweet Almond Oil

- Jojoba Oil
- EVOO
- Tea Tree Oil
- Vitamin E Oil
- Caster Oil
- Honey
- Glycerin
- Aloe Vera Juice
- Safflower Oil
You will have to experiment and find a good balance for you with those ingredients. Most people just eyeball that's why no one would be able to give you exact measurements

Alternatively, Taaliah waajid has a protective mist bodifyer with descent ingredients. It's thick and some water it down a little, but it leaves hair soft, has silk protein to strengthen and conditioners to keep your hair mositurized and supple. You can find it at your local BSS or CVS

Others use oyin handmade's juices and berries, greg or frank juice. Also Darcy's botanicals has a spritz you might be interested in.

HTH
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Taaliah waajid has a protective mist bodifyer with descent ingredients.
Originally Posted by coilynapp
I use this on my twists and braids and it works great. I like that it's thick because it doesn't cause too much shrinkage and it keeps my style from getting too frizzy too soon. I seal it with a light oil to lock in the moisture.

ETA

With extensions it's not advisable to use too much oil because it can cause build up, preventing the hair from receiving moisture.

I havent used the mist on extensions yet, but if I do decide to put extensions in I will probably use the mist without sealing it with an oil.

Last edited by AlikaIssa; 04-25-2011 at 01:48 PM.
Thank u. I just left CVS & got some...Yes it is kinda thick...but has good things...how much do u suggest to add? (water)?
Alternatively, Taaliah waajid has a protective mist bodifyer with descent ingredients. It's thick and some water it down a little, but it leaves hair soft, has silk protein to strengthen and conditioners to keep your hair mositurized and supple. You can find it at your local BSS or CVS
HTH
Originally Posted by coilynapp
Ok so I tried it & I like it. like u said it does need to be dilluted...a lil..

It makes my hair feel good though...kinda makes it untwist my real hair...kinda poof a lil. but it seems to be a good product & makes hair soft

All in all, its pretty good (like 2.5 to 3 out of 5 stars...maybe?)...but I'm going to try everything you said (all the products) & also dabble in my own recipes...THANK U 4 THE ADVICE!

Last edited by Slap Happy 2 Be Nappy; 04-26-2011 at 12:20 AM.
Just depends on the consistency you want. Experiment till you find the right ratios (use distilled water) and small amounts at a time. Again, eyeball

you an also use it as is. no problem with that
Alternatively, Taaliah waajid has a protective mist bodifyer with descent ingredients. It's thick and some water it down a little, but it leaves hair soft, has silk protein to strengthen and conditioners to keep your hair mositurized and supple. You can find it at your local BSS or CVS
HTH
Originally Posted by coilynapp
Ok so I tried it & I LIKE IT! like u said it does need to be dilluted...a lil..

It makes my hair feel good though...kinda makes it untwist my real hair...kinda poof a lil. but it seems to be a good product.

All in all, its pretty good (like 3 out of 5 starts maybe?)...but I'm going to try everything you said (all the products) & also dabble in my own recipes...THANK U 4 THE ADVICE!
Originally Posted by Slap Happy 2 Be Nappy
you're welcome Glad you got something that works for you!

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