Friday, August 6, 2010

Want Length Retention?

...................... then moisturize and seal the moisture in.





Moisturize

I have been natural for three years, and only recently have I found out that water is what really moisturizes my natural hair. I cannot over emphasize how important it is to let our hair soak up water daily. Hair needs water to maintain its elasticity, or ability to stretch.






                          

                                         Sealing in moisturizer

However, that water has to be sealed with some kind of oil, butter or cream, whatever your hair loves. Because our hair is also naturally porous, keeping the moisture inside is a difficult task. Water molecules easily pass into the hair shaft, but they pass out just as easily. The moisture (water) you apply needs to held in by something. Oil.

I use a home-made shea butter based cream.












5 comments:

  1. Great post! ...thanks for the reminder...I so agree with you water is surely the best moisturizer ! thanks for sharing.

    Take care.

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  2. I agree, my daughter has really dry hair but water works wonders. I'm not a fan of shea butter but I do a mix of water with either olive oil or coconut oil, and it's magic.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by ladies.I am glad we are all on the same page with the water

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  4. I read this tip of yours a while back, and since then I've been spritzing with water and a little olive oil in a bottle, and I can't believe how my hair is growing.

    Thanks so much! I am attesting to this tip :D

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  5. Hi, Tinuke!
    I'm glad you've figured out the key to moisturizing.

    Many of us have the left-over practices from our relaxed hair (grease, oil sheen, etc), mistakenly believing that these things moisturize our hair.

    It's amazing how simple our hair is if we just learn what it needs.

    I use water, glycerin and vitamin e oil. Works like a charm. I don't even have to spritz daily, just 1ce a week, twice in warmer months.

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