Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Moisturising natural hair can be challenging but it is an essential part of maintaining healthy hair. Dryness is one of the challenges faced by naturals.

But come to think of it, why is our natural hair prone to dryness? This is because, our scalp produces a natural oil known as Sebum. This oil lubricates and coats the scalp, then travels down the length of our hair. But the curly or kinky state of natural hair makes it harder for the Sebum to coat the entire length of the hair.
The tighter the curls, the more prone to dryness it is.

We are all striving to achieve healthy hair journey, and one thing we should take with utmost importance is how to Moisturise our natural hair.
(The key to natural hair and length retention is moisture. Healthy hair that retains length equals properly moisturised and maintained hair - growinggirlswithcurls.com)

Moisturising natural hair can be a bit tedious, but once you learn and master what works for you cause every head of hair is different, then having a moisturised hair for days becomes easy breezy.

So how do i keep my Natural Hair Moisturised for Days?

I use the LCO method to moisturise my hair and i'm always able to keep it moisturised for days. (Yeah yeah.. you heard right!). LCO is an abbreviation for Liquid, Cream and Oil. This explains the order of application of products to keep your hair moisturised and seal the moisture in for longer.

L- Liquid

The truest and surest ingredient that provides moisture to hair is Water. You cannot moisturise your hair without water. And a true moisturiser will have water listed as one of it's first ingredients (if not the very first). In my spray bottle I mix Water, Coconut water, Rice water, Aloe Vera juice and Glycerin and use the mixture to spritz my hair from roots to tips.

Why it works:

Water penetrates the hair shaft and goes deep to the hair follicles making our hair soft and supple.
Coconut Water is a natural moisturiser that fights dry hair and also conditions the hair. You can read more about Coconut Water Here
Rice water improves hair elasticity, hydrates the scalp and strengthens hair roots.
Aloe Vera juice is also a good moisturiser that leaves hair strong, full and adds shine to hair.
Glycerin is a natural humectant that draws moisture from the environment to the hair.

C- Cream

Cream slows down the loss of moisture for maximum hydration. For this, I use Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave In conditioner. This conditioner contains; 
Silk Amino Protein: Nourishes and rebuilds damaged hair cuticles.
Aloe Vera: Moisturizes and Strengthens cortex of damaged hair.
Lemongrass Oil: Reduces hair shedding, promotes shine and volume.

O- Oil

Oils seals the infused moisture to hair strands. I use Alikay Naturals Essential 17 Hair Growth Oil majorly on my scalp and  a cocktail of Jamaican Black Castor oil, Sweet almond oil and Hair Wonder Growth oil on the rest of my hair.

After using the LCO method to Moisturise and Seal the moisture into my hair, i still go in lastly with a dab of Shea Butter cause i like how it makes my hair feels and i can be rest assured that the moisture is properly sealed in. 

This process helps me retain my moisture and i go for days without having to bother to re-moisturise or worry about ending up with dry hair. Though I make sure I don't exceed 3-4 days at most.

What method do you use to Moisturise your hair and for how long does it take it? Let's discuss in the comment section. 

Kindly Subscribe to the blog to get an update as soon as there is a new post. And do well to follow us on other social media

Instagram: @mane_tresses
Twitter: @mane_tresses
Facebook: @manentresses
Pinterest: manentresses

No comments:

Post a Comment