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It is important to understand what a true moisturizer is. In order to be a moisturizer a product must have WATER. If it does not have water then it is not a moisturizer. Products like butters, pomades and oils are considered sealants. Which means you must use water or a water based moisturizing product on your hair (like a leave in conditioner) first, then you follow up with an oil or butter to prevent moisture loss and lock the moisture in.
Must Try Styling Products
#2ORS Setting Foam ( Great for setting roller set styles)
#3Mizani Hair Spray (Add shine, reduce frizz and hold your style)
#4Creme of Nature Argan Oil Edge Control (Lay those edges)
#5Kinky Curly Curling Custard (Best for Wash n’ Go Looks)
The Best Oils
#2 Jojoba Oil – Jojoba Oil has a similar composition to sebum, a natural moisturizer that our body produces. I found it works exceptionally well for sealing in moisture and the health of my ends.
#3 Coconut Oil – This oil works particularly well for pre-pooing purposes. Used on your hair before cleansing can reduce the dryness that you experience afterward and also helps protect against hygral fatigue. It has also been shown to be good for sealing moisture in and penetrating the hair strand.
#4 Olive Oil – Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is another great sealant with the ability to penetrate the hair strand. Best of all it is commonly found right in your kitchen!
The Best Cleansers & Conditioners
A solid deep conditioner that moisturizes and softens my strands.
This conditioner smells amazing, makes detangling a cinch and gives your scalp a refreshing tingly feeling.
When my hair needs a boost in strength this is my go to product. It puts in some serious work to repair damaged hair, so you only need to use this every six weeks or as needed.
The Best Products for DIY
#1Shea Butter – This is a rich emollient that will help you seal moisture into your strands. I find that in it’s raw state it is quite thick so it is best that you whip it so it melts down and spreads more evenly throughout your hair.
#2Aloe Vera – I love pairing this with Shea Butter this humectant moisturizes your hair and provides a light hold.
#3Raw Honey – Honey in it’s raw state has antibacterial properties and makes for a superb moisturizer. You can use it to create your own conditioners and even stylers.
#4Flax Seeds – You can create your own moisturizing hair gel using Flax Seeds by boiling and straining them.
Remember, water is the ultimate moisturizer and it’s FREE. The only thing is, you must be careful when including it in your own formulations because if you don’t use preservative it will become susceptible to harmful bacteria. If you choose to use water store the product in the fridge and use it up within a week. It’s probably best to just create a butter based product if you want a product with more shelf life.