As I’m sure many of you know, moisture is the number one thing that you want to focus on when maintaining natural hair. Every time you style your hair you want to ensure it’s moisturized so you don’t end up with a tangled, dry mess on your hands. With fine hair strands it’s even more important to moisturize because if your hair is dry it will break off much easier than thicker hair due to its fragile state.
Being a fine haired curly, I can understand that sometimes you get frustrated with styling your hair. Adjusting styling techniques, finding the right products and figuring out how to layer those products can sometimes be a daunting task. I understand this and would like to make your quest for products a little simpler.
These are just a few product suggestions. There are many options out there. I’ve tried a slew of products and would like to share 3 of my favorites for moisturizing my fine hair.
GIOVANNI DIRECT LEAVE IN
This leave in is great for my hair because it has extreme moisturizing properties. As soon as I work it through my hair, tangles literally melted away and I am left with soft, supple hair. A little actually goes a long way and at about $6-$8 per bottle (depending on where you go), the price is not one to break the bank. I use this as a base when setting curly styles (such as braid outs/twist outs) or even before blowdrying my hair when I straighten it. It is light enough to not weigh my hair down before heat styling.
HAWAIIAN SILKY 14-IN-1 MIRACLE WORKER
This truly lives up to its name in terms of “working miracles.” I use this as a daily moisturizer when wearing my hair in its curly state (I do not use this on straightened hair). Similar to the Giovanni Direct Leave In, it is also a lightweight formula that is light enough to use daily without worrying about product build up. At the frugal price of $6 for 10oz, you can’t go wrong with this product!
(for all you curlies that like mixing up your own concoctions)
When I really want something very lightweight to wake up my curls in the morning or to give a quick moisture boost at night, I will use a small spray bottle filled with distilled water and 6 drops of lavender essential oil. I spray that throughout my hair and follow up with very little sweet almond oil or jojoba oil. This is a winning combination for me. Lavender essential oil is known to be a conditioning agent for our hair and helps to improve softness. Sweet almond oil and jojoba oil are great for moisturizing, strengthening and stimulating hair growth.
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Keep in mind, that too much of anything can have adverse effects. Though these are great moisturizers, you do not want to over use them, especially with fine hair; as it gets weighed down very easily. If you try these products out, use a small amount at first and add more as needed. A lot of times we dismiss a product as a “good” product when really we over used it and it left us with subpar results.
If you have tried or plan to try any of these products, leave a comment below and tell me what you think about them!