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Old 04-24-2011, 10:30 PM   #1
 
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Exclamation PLEASE HELP! How to keep natural hair moisturized while in braids & or 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

Last edited by Slap Happy 2 Be Nappy; 05-03-2011 at 12:07 AM.
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