How do you moisturize your natural hair while wearing braids?

  How to Moisturize Natural Hair in Braids

Purified Water

how to moisturize braids natural Natural hair NEEDS moisture in order for it to grow. And where does moisture come from? Water! To began my routine, I spritz my hair with Purified Water. 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

how to moisturize braids   Considered a ‘miracle plant’ because of its various healing properties, Aloe Vera acts a moisturizer too! If you don’t want to make your own, you can buy a $6 gallon of 100% Aloe Vera Juice from Walmart. You’ll want to dilute the AVJ with water because too much can 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

 

Oil + Essential Oil

how to moisturize braids If Water/Aloe Vera Juice is the hydration we need for moisture, then we NEED something to seal the moisture in. I use oil! Because my hair is naturally coarse, dry and kinky, I use Black Jamaican Castor Oil. It’s extremely thick and known to grow and strengthen hair. Just mix it with water and Aloe Vera Juice and you can create your own DIY braid spray! Essential oils like Tea Tree, Peppermint, and Lavender and Ginger can help promote hair growth while nourishing the scalp. Your hair and scalp will love it. Trust me!   

How do you moisturize your natural hair while wearing braids? Check out my YouTube video below!

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