Thursday, June 11, 2009

Summertime and your.... is moisturized, combs are sliding and the texture is high.
-Summertime, by Porgy and Bess

Summertime is here and it can be stressful for some afrodites' tresses. Especially if you live in a hot,arid climate or hot,humid climate. Your hair tends to dry out.

When I first went natural, this spritz was my staple. I think I will begin using it again. ( with my own spin on it, which I will tell yall about in a later post.) It contains vegetable glycerine, not the rose water kind they sell in Wal-greens and Wal-Mart. You have visit Whole Foods Market, Trader Joes, or your local health food store for this. If you don't live near any of these stores , google 100% natural , organic vegetable glycerine. Vegetable glycerine is a natural humectant; it pulls moisture out of the air and attracts it. Makes hair super soft. Even after hair has dried.


  • 1 oz. vegetable glycerine
  • 3 fl.oz. water
  • (optional) 1 tbsp. castor oil ( or your favorite natural oil)
  • 3-5 drops of favorite essential oil
  • one clean spray bottle


  1. Place vegetable glycerine in spray bottle.
  2. Add water and oils.
  3. Shake well, until water turns an opaque color.
  4. Spray on hand, if your hand feels slippery; vegetable glycerine is ready.


  • Use sparingly on humid days.
  • works best on afro puffs and twist.
  • the best way to use is after hair has been co-washed and is still damp. Spray and style as desired.
  • Spray in hair before styling to create more pliable hair.
  • Buy a small spray bottle for when you're on the go.


  • If hair is very sticky, decrease amount of vegetable glycerine or increase amount of water.
  • Don't just give up on this hair spritz, experiment until you get desired results.
  • Use less vegetable glycerine if you live in a very humid climate, to prevent the " drippy jheri curl juice" effect