How do you moisturize your natural hair while wearing braids? My method?
Purified Water and Aloe Vera JuiceMix equal parts of AVJ & H2O to create a DIY braid spray for nutrients & max hydration. Click To Tweet
How to Moisturize Natural Hair in Braids
Why Purified Water? Contaminants. Tap water isn’t what it used to be, so I use my PUR Advanced Faucet Filtration System to eliminate unwanted traces of waste, lead, and mercury from my drinking water and when creating DIY beauty recipes. According to PUR, “Water treatment facilities are STILL working to remove traces of industrial waste dumped in the surface water over 40 years ago.” How CRAZY is that!
Aloe Vera Juice
Considered a ‘miracle plant’ because of its various healing properties, Aloe Vera acts a moisturizer too! Instead of trying to make my own Aloe Vera Juice from the plant, I buy a $6 gallon of 100% Aloe Vera Juice from Walmart. You will want to dilute the AVJ with water because too much tends to dry the hair out, even though it’s a natural moisturizer. Crazy, right? I guess too much of a good thing could really be a bad thing! lol
If Water/Aloe Vera Juice is the hydration we need for moisture, then we NEED something to seal all that moisture in. And what would that be? Oil! Because I have 4c hair, I use Black Jamaican Castor Oil. It’s VERY thick and known to grow and strengthen hair. Mix it with water and aloe vera and you can create your own DIY braid spray. Add an essential oil like peppermint, lavender or tea tree to nourish and treat your natural hair. Trust me, your scalp will love it!
Want more Natural Hair Tips? Check out How to Take Down Braids without Losing Hair