Moisturizing Izzy While Protective Styling

So, if you saw my previous post, you’ll see that I twisted Izzy up, and rather than take the twists down today, I decided to leave them in as a protective style and rock some wigs. However, the important thing about wearing wigs is ensuring you real hair stays moisturized underneath. This has always been my concern with weaves – while they look nice (sometimes) and are more secure, I feel funny about not being able to let my scalp breathe every night and looking at my hair to make sure it’s okay.

Personally, I prefer to use spray moisturizers while my hair is in twists, because I don’t want to have to rub the product in, which may mess up the twist so I can’t do a twist out later. So, here are the products I am using on Izzy this week:

– HerbnLife Head Sprung: A great moisturizing spray that I can get on the ground most of the time (they are always selling out!). From their website – Headsprung base is made from Organic Aloe Vera and an Infusion of Flax Seeds. Both ingredients cleanse, protect and provide a perfect balance for scalp and hair. Combined with Olive Oils, Hemp oil, Shea Butter and Avocado oil this formula moisturizes hair with no oily build-up leaving hair smooth and full of body. Oh, and it smells ah-mazing!

– And now we have a newcomer to the game, Gueye Antiseptic Braid Spray. Now get this, the back of the bottle says, “Use the entire Gueyes’s Hair Growth System and grow your hair 1 inch in 2-4 weeks.” Chile, please. First…how would I use the whole line (I think it’s like a shampoo, condish, leave-in, gel, and the spray) when my hair is in twists? NEXT. But, I bought it anyway despite that crazy claim because the ingredients look good. Β Here they are: Deionized water, Vegetable glycerin, Extracts of: Matricaria, Sage, Nettle, Rosemary, Aloe, Thyme, Lemongrass, Comfrey, Yarrow, Horsetail, Kelp, Fennel and Parsley, Peppermint oil, Quaternium-15, Capsicum, Tea Tree oil, Avocado oil, Olive oil, Castor oil, Wheat Germ oil, Jojoba oil, Lavender oil, Vitamin E, Safflower oil, Vitamin A, Polyquaternium 10, Alfalfa extract, Panthenol, Biotin, Apple Cider. Whew! Now, this one smells a little funkier, but it’s okay because I’m using it under my wig anyway. If you have tried this stuff, please let me know what you thought of it!

That’s all for now…xoxo!

Update: So after I took my twists down and HATED them (that’s another post), I researched a bit more and found out that sprays can moisten your twists to the point where they shrink up! Ohhh….why didn’t anyone tell me, lol! Then I super hope the moisture from my Holding Butter lasts!! πŸ™‚

10 comments

  1. Hi,

    I’ve been going around different sites trying to find what works for my hair type, and it’s exactly like yours so I figured I’d ask you a question if you don’t mind. I noticed your hair was red toward the ends in earlier pics, and after growing for 6-7 months my hair takes on this reddish tint as well, is that normal or is that just you coloring it? Thanks.

    1. If your hair is changing color, it may be because as it gets longer it’s lightened by the sun, or you can see the color better on longer hair. I used henna on my hair, which made it red. hth!

  2. You have the type of face that can carry any style well. πŸ™‚

    The braid spray sounds good, but what about the quats and polyquats? Have any prior experience with them? I’m back to using cones and don’t know if I want to tread into quat territory because of the horror stories I’ve read about them. I’d love to have your opinion on them.

    1. Aw, thanks! I read a little about quats after your comment; I actually haven’t heard much about them. Here’s a good article: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curly-q-a/curlchemist-polyquats-as-conditioning-agents. Polyquat-10 seems to be okay with low pooing (I shampoo once or twice a week), but the quat-15 is rumored to give off formaldehyde. Honestly, I’m not that weary of “cancer causing” ingredients; I don’t use cones because they dry out my hair and make it frizzy. Also, having low porosity, I’m not a fan of ingredients that lock in moisture, but don’t provide any real benefit (unlike the nourishing aspects of many oils). I figure with these harmful ingredients, I’ve been using them for 26 years, so if I’m going to get cancer I’ve already got it. Ah well. What horror stories have you heard though?

      1. Thanks for replying! I’ve heard that people have experienced severe dryness and even breakage due to polyquats, since they supposedly bind to the hair in a stronger way than silicone does. I’ve also heard that some can’t be removed with SLS at all, which is NEVER a good thing, lol!

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