Friday, May 25

Reader Question: New-Growth Spritz

I received a few questions about my New-Growth spritz  that I previously used when stretching relaxers. 
The main ingredients in my home-made spritz were: Aloe-vera juice, castor oil, eucalyptus oil and rosemary oil.
I still use something similar, but now add distilled water,glycerin and sometimes a drop of Silk Amino Acids if I need protein in my hair. I also switched out castor oil for an oil in my current product arsenal such as safflower or coconut oil.

Anyway, the main question was if they should make the spritz or if there is something comparable they can just buy. 

I definitely suggest purchasing a commercial product if the person doesn't already have the ingredients readily available. 

The only product I can recommend (that can be easily found in stores) with similar ingredients and that has MANY positive reviews is Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier. 




Price:$7.00- $12.00 for 8 oz


Can be Found:  Walgreens,CVS, Amazon and many Beauty Supply Stores
You can also search for places it is sold using this link:  http://www.naturalhair.org/storelocations.aspx


Ingredients: Deionized Water (Aqua), Wheat Germ Extract, (Triticum Vulgare), Aloe Vera (Aloe Babadensis) Leaf, Cetrimonium Bromide, Cetyl Alc., DMDM Hydantoin, Olive Oil (Olea Europaena), Glycol -(Vegetable Derived), Silk Amino Acid, Bay Laurel Extract (Lauris No Bilis), Fragrance (Parfum).




Product Features

Size: 8.0 oz
  • For comb out and detangling- After shampoo and conditioning, spray the Protective Mist Bodifier onto the hair. Distribute evenly and work into the area. You should be able to run your fingers through that section after you apply the Bodifier. You will feel the product coating the hair. At this point you can comb out the section
  • Daily conditioning-Spray the Protective Mist Bodifier on the hair and scalp of braids, locks, twists and natural hair styles. Use at least 3 times a week.
  • To remove human hair extension braids: If your hair is chemically processed-wet the braids. If not, do not wet the braids. Separate the hairstyle into several bunches of braids. Start at the nape area and work with one section at a time. Spray the Bodifier on the point of extension attachment and on the braids. Use your fingers to work the product into the braids. The hair should begin to loosen. Use a comb to undo the links in the braids.
  • To remove Kanekalon or synthetic braids: Separate the hairstyle into several bunches of braids. Start at the nape area and work with one section at a time. Spray the Bodifier to the point of attachment and on the braids. Use your fingers to work the product into the braids. The hair should begin to loosen. Use a comb to undo the links in the braids.



Bee-Mine Juicy Spritz is also a good option, but you would have to purchase this on-line. 






Hope this helps!

2 comments:

  1. Do you know the shelf-life of aloe vera juice. I have some that I've opened a few months ago but I'm concerned it has or will go bad and won't be effective. I keep it in the refrigerator at all times. Does aloe vera juice go bad like that? At least in terms of hair

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    1. Aloe Vera Juice typically lasts about 1.5-2 years. The expiration date on mine is 12/2013. As long as it stays refrigerated, it will be fine. I figure if an Aloe Vera Plant can live for decades, the juice should last at least 2 years.

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