Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Products - Word of the month= Humectant

This is the hottest July I can remember IN LIFE.

I also must mention- that I was woken (a word? awakened?) by an EARTHQUAKE the other night. Also my first IN LIFE. Sigh. But anyway, my hair... is very happy. To combat any ill effects from the notably light highlights I had put in last month, I have been hitting the moisture hard lately. I have switched to a strictly NO POO regiment and black listed like 3/4 of my horde of PJism evidence. I am left with (commercial product wise)Suave Naturals of the "Orange variety" conditioner, a new Tresseme Naturals no cones conditioner, and Curls Goddess curls gel- BUT... and here is a great thing... I got a large jar of food quality aloe vera gel, a large bottle of pure white castor oil, and pure vegetable glycerin that I mix and have been keeping me inexpensively happy and my hair touchable and soft. So much so that I hold off on co-washing just because it feels so nice... ahhh.

As a summer product, I get a nice cold spray because of the refrigerated aloe gel, a light herbal scent from the rosemary and lavender EO I added, and all the benefits of sucking all the free moisture right of of the air and into my hair. The vegetable glycerin in my mix makes it a humectant, and despite the added frizzys this COULD cause for a defined style, I find that it keeps my hair soft and shiny for days on end in perpetually Humid DC.

Speaking of humectants-
I got to sample a product that the beautiful and ambitious Alexandra of Safi Haircare is working on called "Moisture Magnet." It is a humectant product that helps attract moisture to dry hair.

In the mixture is:
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Honey
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Castor Oil
  • Avocado OilPeppermint Essential Oil
It's perfect for the summer, particularly if you are not worried about frizz. The peppermint smell was also something that for some reason I had never thought of but is sooo perfect for the hot weather. It didn't linger, but it was so refreshing as I spread it into my hair with open palms.

I put the Goddess curls gel by Curls over it and had a curly whirly BIG hair day.

Big SOFT hair- don't care!! :-)


  1. I am loving the results missy. Hair looks fluffy and super soft. :)


  2. Hi,

    I just camw across your blog , so happy I did.
    Your hair is fabulous!.
    Take care.


  3. Your hair is like the epitome of luscious! It looks so supple and moist!

  4. this dc heat IS no joke. i have to say, agreed on that one. i love your blog and i'm happy to see more DC natural hair bloggers!


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