In the first few months of being loc’d, I noticed how dry my locs were and needed SOMETHING. So I experimented with building a leave-in-spray to keep my locs moisturized. After a couple tries, I think I got the formula down to what my hair likes. I do not make big batches - I mostly use a 4oz travel size bottle.
So here it is:
- Half bottle rose water
- 1/4 bottle castor oil
- A little jojoba oil or olive oil.
- 2 drops of tea tree oil
- 2 drops of rosemary oil
- 2 drops of lemon grass oil
- 1 drop of lavender oil for fragrance
- Give it a good good shake
Why do I love this so much?
It moisturizes my hair and scalp really well. And stays moisturized longer. It’s very natural and SIMPLE. The plus is that I also can use this on my skin as well. It’s a great moisturizer for hair and body.
The dish on the ingredients?
- Rosewater is a great moisturizer and toner all on its own. It’s lovely for the skin and hair. Some comes with glycerin which pulls moisture from your environment. This might work for some and might not for others. So if your do not like glycerin then just get plain rose water.
- Castor Oil is great for your hair. The benefits are endless. Some people retwist their locs with just castor oil but some tend to feel like it’s way too thick. But I have learned that when mixed with other great ingredients, it’s really really nice. I had loads of castor oil from my loose natural days but it was too thick and I never thought to mix it like this. Seriously, don’t sleep on your castor oil.
- Jojoba oil and olive oil are great oils for our hair and body. They are lighter than castor oil and from experiment I see that the mixture works better when I add a lighter oil.
- Tea tree is great for the scalp and promotes growth by stimulating the scalp. The most notable benefit that I reap is to maintain scalp help. If you have scalp eczema this oil mixed with a base oil like castor oil, jojoba, coconut, or jojoba oil is like heaven. Trust me, your scalp will thank you.
- Rosemary oil and lemon grass oil stimulate the scalp and also works as a booster for your base oils. Not to mention the great smell. Gosh it smells good. Just make sure you don’t add too much. It really masks the strong castor oil smell.
So there you have it. My holy grail moisturizer for my locs and is just as great for those with loose natural hair as well.
Please let me know in the comments below, what do you use to moisturize your hair