This is a pretty short and sweet peace about moisturizing hair with extensions in them. Why is this important? Well, I found that my protective styling methods were sabotaging my length retention goals for years until I figured this out.
I'll let you in on the secret though! *wink*
You need a "water-based moisturizing spritz". Followed by a light oil/oil sheen spray.
The best way to get a product into hair that is hidden or intermingled with other fibres (extension hair) are to apply a liquid product. A spray is the perfect way to reach the roots, length and ends of the hair with ease!
Secondly, sealing with a light oil will keep the moisture for longer without the fears of increasing build-up on the hair.
The proof in the pudding
I used to buy braid sprays that tried to mix both of the above and just had a sticky mess! Once I began to add water to the braid sprays, this worked much better. My amazing discovery was when I tried an olive oil and argan oil sheen spray. That took my kinky twists to a whole new level of moisture.
This way, when I took down the braids or twists, I had moisturized, soft hair.
What to use:
For moisture sprays, try water as a base with aloe vera juice and glycerin mixed in. If your hair needs a bit of a protein boost, add a tablespoon of Infusium 23 to the bottle.
For oils, I recommend Jojoba, Argan (a bit pricey though), rapeseed oil and grapeseed oils. Oil sheen sprays are great for ease of application!
I moisturize my styles twice a day (morning and night) but seal with the oil at night time - before wearing my satin bonnet!
How do you moisturize your braids and twists?
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