Oils and Water the Perfect Combination
In a last-minute dash to get my daughter ready for school, I realized that I did not have any styling cream. Yes, I know that you have heard me say “save time in the morning by preparing at night”, but sis, I slipped. My braider canceled unexpectedly and due to the situation I totally understood.
So in a frenzy, I’m thinking, I can’t send her to school with her hair all over her head. Then the light came on, I have some oils and water, which are two of the main components that we look for in hair products. This is what I did:
- Using a spray bottle I spritzed her hair with plain water as I styled each section. Noticed I said spritzed not wet or soaked. Spritzing allows the water to penetrate the shaft. Hair loves moisture but styling soaked hair can be damaging since it is prone to tangling.
- I opted to use coconut oil and a little castor oil for this style. Although these are not my favorite go-to oils I chose to use them because the coconut oil is lightweight but greasy and the castor oil is thick, go figure. I applied a small amount of each oil to her scalp and then over the strands (a little goes a long way). Using a paddle brush I smoothed her hair together, brushing to the ends. The oils sealed in the moisture.
- Using about five rubber bands (yes rubber bands) I made five ponytail twists with barrettes on the ends.
Isn’t it funny how you can look back on what you thought was a horrible situation and laugh about how simple the fix was?