Spray Bottle is a Natural Hair Necessity

A Spray Bottle is a Natural Hair Necessity. If you do not have a spray bottle, get one! It is one of the best investments you can make. It sounds so simple. I know. Spritzing the hair with water is the best way to refresh those curls in between washes. Its great for 2nd-day hair too.

What do you put in your spray bottle?

The spray bottle is used to rehydrate dull curls. It allows you to shape, moisturize, and stretch hair without soaking or re-wetting the whole head.  You can more evenly distribute your moisturize when applying with a spray bottle. Its perfect for moisturizing and re-twisting the hair daily before bed.  You can also use your spray bottle in styling your hair.

Depending on the balm, oil, or emollient agent used in addition to your main component water, you can create your own special blend of moisturizing/protecting hair mist for little money. In addition to aqua, you can use aloe vera juice, 100% vegetable glycerin, natural oils and/or your favorite conditioner.  You can stretch your more expensive oils by adding them to your water bottle. Just add a little almond, vitamin E and Jojoboa oil. Shake and mist in hair before styling to help add and seal in moisture.

Spritzing is good for most natural styles including afros, curly puffs, braid/twist outs and etc. Its almost essential in the hot and humid summer months. The mist assist in smoothing fly aways too for that perfect afro puff.

Specific amounts of each ingredient depends on 1.) the size of the bottle 2.) your hair needs 3.) desired style and 4.) your additional ingredients or combination of ingredients.

I recommend 3/4 water (primary/main ingredient) to 1/4 or less of your additional ingredients whether its oil, aloe vera juice, conditioner or any other secondary ingredients. Too much of your  secondary ingredients can weigh your hair down, increase your drying time and cause product build up.

Make sure you shake you bottle before each use to get all that good stuff on your hair.

You try! Give me some feedback of your favorite spritz mixture.

You can Find Vegetable Glycerin and other essential oils in the Natural Hair Rules!!! Store

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  1. Pure aloe Vera &water from vitamin shop. Distilled water &glycerin.

  2. Afrolicious says:

    On my way to wal mart to get a spray bottle!!!!

  3. Linda D. says:

    Can you give me a measurment and ingredient list for the spray bottle? I have 4b/c hair.

  4. NaturalFro says:

    So True! I use mine twice a day….At night and n the morning! LOVE IT

  5. Natural Hair Rules!!! says:

    At anonymous yes you can use it on coils in moderation so just spray a little on let dry bring manipulating

  6. Anonymous says:

    Can I use aloe, water & vegetable glycerine in a spray bottle on my coiled style (I’m not locking my hair, this is just my current style until my hair is long enough for 2-strand twist) & still maintain my style?

  7. This may actually be the reason why I feel my hair is a little dull and not as soft as it could be…..thanks.

  8. when i began styling my own natural hair this was the first thing i learned would be truly essential. I can hardly style my hair without it.

    my spray bottle and clamps, and bobbypins are my hair’s bestfriends

  9. Thanks for the tip!

  10. Water does improve the manageability hair for styling.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I have 2 spray bottles at the moment…it’s part of my PJism.

    ONe is filled with water, veggie glycerin, and a few drops of peppermint oil. This is my 1st time using the combo of these products in summer so we will see how it goes.

    The other is water and ACV when I need to clarify after my deep condition.


  12. I have a bottle but I’m going to try and find 2 bigger ones. Sometimes the ones from dollar stores don’t even work!

    I’m trying lots of things in my sprays. Water, curl activator spray, and vegetable glycerine is what I’m using right now. I added the curl activator spray because it was too thick to spray undiluted and it left my hair looking white. I am going to add aloe vera gel in the future. I think I’ll just throw in any gel or liquid product that I don’t like and see if it works better in the spray. Then I won’t have to throw them away.

  13. Very true.

  14. You are soo right about the spray bottle. It is essential for natural hair

  15. Agreed!


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