Yes, I know. Along with my face that stays dry, and my poor, poor locs! So its important that I moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! So what I have decided to do is make my own up. Sure I use some over the counter stuff. But lets be real, we really don't know what the hell they are putting in that stuff anyways!
To moisturize my skin and hair I use:
- Seseame seed oil
- Olive oil
- Primrose oil
- 100% Coconut butter oil
- Pure Rose water
Olive oil is an emollient perfect for oiling the scalp (extra light virgin kind) and on your locs. Leaves no scent. It has been used for centuries for its beauty properties.
Beauty-wise, evening primrose oil is excellent for the skin, hair and nails if taken both internally and externally. Puncture a capsule with a pin and use the oil rubbed into the nails or applied to the skin and scalp. It is very nourishing for normal to dry skin and reduces acne inflammation.
NOTE: Evening primrose oil is not recommended during pregnancy.
Now, I like to mix a little of all of this up and use 100% coconut butter as my base for my face. I have used Shea butter as my base in the past. It just depends, I usually alternate!
For my hair, I mix all the ingredients up and as my base, I use rose water. I use this daily before leaving for work, and my hair is soft, and smells great throughout the day. If you have any questions email me!