I really never know how to start these.
There was a time when the only kind of moisture my hair received was during shampooing. Then after that we would have the conventional thorough blow drying to get that sleek straight hair. So the last thing I would think of was adding moisture and having my hair reverting to that steel wool shrinkage!
Whenever my hair got dry, I would oil it i.e use pomade or ‘hair food’; basically mineral oils and fragrance. Little did I know that I was starving my poor tresses. What that ‘hair food’ does is coat the hair strands with petrolatum making it look shiny, giving the impression that your hair isn’t dry, yet in the process it locks moisture out; you know, oil and water don’t mix…
You can still moisturize and maintain length with store-bought moisturizers, just make sure the first ingredient is water (aqua). I use ORS Shea Butter Lotion when my hair is straight or stretched.
- Rose water is used as a toner for skin, making it glowy, moisturized and calms acne among other good things.
- When it comes to hair, a rose water massage improves blood circulation to the scalp thus promotes growth of stronger healthier hair; it also helps with hair loss.
So I made a trip to my beloved Super Cosmetics and found a bottle. I cannot recall the price but not more than shs.150. These receipts are proving more and more necessary. Anyway, there’s even one that’s already mixed with glycerin, but I had glycerin at home so no need.