Tuesday, November 30, 2010

All About Hair: Do You Experience Knots, Tangles & Matting When Wearing Your Hair "Out"? Try This Moisturizing Mist/Leave In Recipe!

If you have extremely curly hair, chances are you have experienced those annoying little knots, balls, or tangles on the ends of your hair on about the second or third day of wearing your hair in natural, "free-flowing" styles [braid-outs, twist-outs, etc]. Not only can they be frustrating, but they can also cause additional tangles, knots and subsequent damage if those issues persist.

Lately I have been experimenting with different moisturizing formulas because honestly I am always searching for the next best thing. The weather has been pretty frigid as of late, and as a result, my favorite products are not as moisturizing as they once were + my ends are starting to curl up on themselves which means it is time to up the moisturizing ante. I  picked up some of my favorite products and played kitchen chemist the past few weeks, and this simple recipe was definitely a winner: 

Ingredients
4 ounces of Suave Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner  [you can use your favorite condish]
1 vial of Fermodyl 619 [formulated for kinky, coarse hair]
2 teaspoons of Aloe Vera Juice 
Enough water to make it a light, spray-able consistency

Directions:
  • Add all ingredients to a spray bottle, and shake to mix well! 
  • Lightly spray on hair nightly and cover with a satin bonnet. This dual purpose spritz will help hydrate your hair during the harsh winter months; and eliminate the knotting dilemna's by lubricating your strands and keeping your cuticles flat which means little to no tangling and/or matting. This formula is light enough not to weigh your hair down, and is suitable for nightly use.
Benefits:
Ultra hydrating formula keeps your hair soft and shiny
Lactic acid found in Fermodyl 619 minimizes tangles, matting and knots; making it more manageable
Aloe Vera acts as a protective barrier against the harsh, cold weather 

About this formulation:
  • Conditioner: Helps keep hair supple, cuticles flat, and hair ultra hydrated
  • Fermodyl 619: My Holy Grail in a vial; this product keeps those cuticles laying flat which means less frizz, less tangles, matting, knots and less fuss. 
  • Aloe Vera Juice: Aloe Juice makes an excellent additive as it nourishes your follicles, protects your hair, and offers a bit of hydration as well
  • Water: One of nature's best moisturizers; if you have hard water, opt for bottled distilled water. Alternatively, you can use Rose Water for a luxurious treat [I love the moisturizing effects of Rose Water].
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