My Super Soft and Moisturizing Natural Hair Mist

Keeping your natural hair soft and moisturized throughout the week and in between shampoos can be a task. You may not have found that perfect product that can not only freshen up your hair and keep it moisturized without weighing it down at the same time, so why not make it yourself!

I went to a local BSS (beauty supply store) and racked up on a few oils to create this what I'm going to call a hair mist. Here's what I got and the benefits and uses of these oils:

Tea Tree: First off, this oil smells really good! This oil comes from the leaves of the tea tree (kinda obvious, right?) in the Australian coast. It's not from the same tree that black and green teas come from. It's been said that this oil can repel lice, but that hasn't quite been proven. It treats dandruff (and even cradle cap) and itchy scalp, assists with hair growth, helping it become healthier.

Argan Oil: "Liquid Gold" or Moroccan oil is what it's commonly called, makes the hair silkier, softer, and shinier. It also treats split ends and tames frizz. It comes from the kernels of the Moroccan argan tree. Just like the tea tree oil, it also helps with dry, itchy scalp and dandruff. Argan oil helps produce strong, healthy hair and can even undo damage caused by chemical dyes and processes.

Vitamin E Oil: It can be used for hair regrowth and can be found in argan oil as well so it helps with making dry, brittle hair stronger! Be careful with this, though. If too much is put into the mixture, you may be allergic and if you're breakout prone, only use a light amount of it. The main thing that this oil can do for you as it pertains to hair is help with excessive dryness. It's said to increase the blood flow and circulation to the scalp, strengthening the hair follicles.

Jojoba Oil: Mostly used as a carrier oil, it helps with absorption into the scalp, treating dry scalp and dandruff. It comes from the seeds of the simmondsia chinensis plant. It provides protection from breakage and dryness, strengthening the hair. It's very close to the structure of an oil that the scalp naturally produces called sebum so consider this a supplement in a way. Jojoba hydrates the hair from the inside of the shaft, helping reduce the chance of hygral fatigue. Makes the hair softer and is light and non-greasy.

Grape Seed Oil: Lighter than olive or coconut oil, this oil is ideal for moisturizing dry hair and is non-greasy like jojoba oil. Prevents split ends and brittle hair along with treating dandruff and dry, itchy scalp. Extracted from cold-pressed grape seeds, it contains antioxidants that help in stopping the production of the hormone that causes hair loss as it can relax the follicles. Grape seed oil also contains vitamin E, so you may not even have to buy the Vitamin E oil.

Carrot Oil: From carrot plants, this oil infuses moisture into the hair and scalp and also keeps the hair healthy and shiny. It stimulates the new hair cell growth and is a source of vitamins, A, E, and beta-carotene. These elements prevent hair loss and protects cells from damage and also makes the hair very soft and shiny.

Shea Butter: This sold when room temperature, liquid when warm butter comes from the Shea-Karite tree nut found in tropical East and West Africa and is known as "mother nature's conditioner". It soothes irritated scalps that are dry, itchy, and has dandruff. It doesn't clog the pores and moisturizes the hair from root to tip. Protection from heat damage is another great benefit because it doesn't just sit on top of the hair, it absorbs into the hair, creating protection.

Whew! That was a LOT!

I took all of these products, and combined them in a spray bottle from Walgreens, and I had it filled about half with water and before use, I shake it up and spray! Over time, because oil and water won't mix, you'll find yourself shaking it your using it to spray on your scalp in sections.

I'm gonna put this disclaimer out there: just because it works for me, doesn't necessarily mean that it will work for you. We all have different hair types, but this mixture generally works well for most people. 

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