For the last several months I have been transitioning from relaxed to natural. Moisturizing is a regular occurrence in my hair regimen. It keeps my hair soft, makes it more manageable and it helps to prevent unnecessary breakage.
Since I don't want to weight my hair down with too much product, I usually moisturize every other day. Depending on your hair, you may need to moisturize a lot more or a lot less. Your hair will let you know what it needs. Different moisturizers do different things. This is precisely why I rotate several different ones in my regimen. Here are a few moisturizers that I’m currently using.
1. Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Transitioning Milk – With ingredients like shea butter, argan oil and coconut oil, this hair milk helps to provide moisture and shine while providing the hair with nourishing ingredients that promote strength and growth. On wash days I usually air dry and apply this product once my hair is 50% dry. It’s light weight and a little goes a long way. Once my hair is dry, it feels soft, smalls great and is easy to manipulate.
2. Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter Moisturizer – The key to retaining length is preventing breakage. I love to use this product to moisturize the oldest parts of my hair to target those split ends. Using just a small amount at night will help to combat breakage and leave your hair feeling hydrated. This product is super creamy and smells divine.
3. Karen’s Body Beautiful Super Duper Hydrating Hair Cream – This rich moisturizer is sulfate free and can be used on both the hair and scalp. I love to use this to hydrate my hair throughout the week. It provides instant shine and has a shea butter base so it leaves your hair soft and conditioned. Using a dime sized amount will nourish your entire head without weighing it down or leaving it greasy.
4. As I Am Double Butter Cream – If I need to style my hair between washes, this is my go to product. It is light weight and is perfect for a braid out on dry hair. It’s infused with oils such as castor oil, jojoba oil and wheat germ oil which all help to seal in moisture and provide shine.
Although I use these products for my transitioning hair, they can be used on all hair types.
What are your favorite moisturizers?