Refresher spray favs

adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I got the idea for this thread because I have the kind of hair that while it doesn't have to be washed every day it does need to be watered every day. I use leave in/refresher sprays for this. I havet noticed many natural hair brands don't seem to make refresher sprays which is weird to me.
I want to know which ones work well for you or don't.


1. My DIY.
I get my water and conditioner mix that I use every night I don't wash. I don't put oil in mine because seems like buildup comes quicker.
2. LACE Naturals ayurvedic spray
Been using this for years. My hair loves ayuverdic.
3. Jane Carter Leave in Spray.
I love this stuff. I keep it at work in case I need to restyle my hair. I like that it's light weight and doesn't make my hair feel oily.
4. Natural Hair Community Bergmot Curl Refreshing Spritz.
I bought this at a natural hair event and I like it. However, I have to be careful how much I use because can make my hair a little oily. Usually I use it the last day before a wash.


Note the only refresher I'm tried and hated was Nothing But. It did nothing but dry out my hair. I think there might have been a cone in it. I don't remember. It was a gift a hair event and I tossed it.
Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:

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  • secret_karmasecret_karma Posts: 438Registered Users
    I was just thinking about going back to using a spray moisturizer. I'm going to check out the ones you mentioned.

    I like Soultanicals Nappylicious Kink Drink; it's glycerin free and smells delicious. I also like Karen's Body Beautiful Moisture Mist but I have to be careful of how much I use because it has glycerin.
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I was just thinking about going back to using a spray moisturizer. I'm going to check out the ones you mentioned.

    I like Soultanicals Nappylicious Kink Drink; it's glycerin free and smells delicious. I also like Karen's Body Beautiful Moisture Mist but I have to be careful of how much I use because it has glycerin.

    I need to look into those you suggested.

    The Jane Carter one is easy to find except now and then Sally's sells out of it but no ordering necessary. I really like it.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I do best with DIY refresher spray. I start out with (distilled) water and conditioner, then add a little bit of gel, and a pinch of salt. When there are drastic changes in the weather, it sometimes needs minor changes, and since I made it myself, I'm not shy about adding a little of this or that, depending on how my hair is responding.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • BibliophileBibliophile Posts: 7Registered Users
    I delurked to say..great thread, adthomas!
    I had no use for refresher sprays early in my hair journey. Now I collect them. There's no way I could handle my near-hip length hair without them. These are the refreshers I use:
    Best For Scalp
    Knotty Boy Peppermint Cooling Moisture Spray - also works great diluted 2:1 with distilled H2O or aloe vera juice
    Oyin Handmade Go Tea Grooming Spray To Go
    SheaMoisture African Black Soap Dandruff & Dry Scalp Elixir
    Soultanicals Hair Sorrell- Knappylicious Kink Drink
    Wiseways Herbals Roots Herbal Hair Tonic - 1 capful in 8oz distilled H2O, Chammomile (Roman or German), Green or Burdock tea
    DIY Lavender, false daisy (MajaBhringraj) & sage in aloe vera tea
    DIY Indian lilac (Neem) powder, Holy Basil (Tulsi) & Lemonbalm in aloe vera tea
    DIY Comfrey leaf, Hibiscus, Rose & Green tea in aloe vera

    Best Detanglers
    Darcy's botanicals Herbal Leave-In Conditioning Spritz
    Oyin Handmade Frank Juice - works great diluted 2:1 with aloe vera juice or distilled H2O
    Oyin Handmade Greg juice - works great diluted 2:1 with aloe vera juice or distilled H2O
    SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Kids Extra-Moisturizing Detangler
    Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier - has a serum consistency. Works best diluted 4:1 max with distilled H20

    Best Lightweight conditioners
    Jane Carter Solution Hydrate Quench
    Jane Carter Restore Moisture Mist
    Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave In Conditioner
    Tropic Isle Living Leave In Conditioner and Detangler
    DIY Catnip, Burdock, Hibiscus & Slippery Elm tea
    DIY Spiked Ginger Lily (Kapoor kachri), Marshmallow tea
    DIY Rosehip, Chammomile & Slippery Elm tea
    Last Relaxer 11/2002 Big Chop 05/2003
    Coarse 4b - Low porosity, High density
    Incorrigible PJ & Hair Toy Aficionado
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I delurked to say..great thread, adthomas!
    I had no use for refresher sprays early in my hair journey. Now I collect them. There's no way I could handle my near-hip length hair without them. These are the refreshers I use:
    Best For Scalp
    Knotty Boy Peppermint Cooling Moisture Spray - also works great diluted 2:1 with distilled H2O or aloe vera juice
    Oyin Handmade Go Tea Grooming Spray To Go
    SheaMoisture African Black Soap Dandruff & Dry Scalp Elixir
    Soultanicals Hair Sorrell- Knappylicious Kink Drink
    Wiseways Herbals Roots Herbal Hair Tonic - 1 capful in 8oz distilled H2O, Chammomile (Roman or German), Green or Burdock tea
    DIY Lavender, false daisy (MajaBhringraj) & sage in aloe vera tea
    DIY Indian lilac (Neem) powder, Holy Basil (Tulsi) & Lemonbalm in aloe vera tea
    DIY Comfrey leaf, Hibiscus, Rose & Green tea in aloe vera

    Best Detanglers
    Darcy's botanicals Herbal Leave-In Conditioning Spritz
    Oyin Handmade Frank Juice - works great diluted 2:1 with aloe vera juice or distilled H2O
    Oyin Handmade Greg juice - works great diluted 2:1 with aloe vera juice or distilled H2O
    SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Kids Extra-Moisturizing Detangler
    Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier - has a serum consistency. Works best diluted 4:1 max with distilled H20

    Best Lightweight conditioners
    Jane Carter Solution Hydrate Quench
    Jane Carter Restore Moisture Mist
    Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave In Conditioner
    Tropic Isle Living Leave In Conditioner and Detangler
    DIY Catnip, Burdock, Hibiscus & Slippery Elm tea
    DIY Spiked Ginger Lily (Kapoor kachri), Marshmallow tea
    DIY Rosehip, Chammomile & Slippery Elm tea

    Wow. You've tried a lot. Thanks for the input.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • BibliophileBibliophile Posts: 7Registered Users
    Thank you adthomas...That list is the result of 12+ years of trial & error. It's quite a shock to see all of it in writing. :cyclopsani:

    I have one more new discovery:
    Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel® Conditioning Spray - a wonderful gentle protein boost for hair. The herbs in it also soothes irritated scalps and repels insects, ticks and lice.
    Last Relaxer 11/2002 Big Chop 05/2003
    Coarse 4b - Low porosity, High density
    Incorrigible PJ & Hair Toy Aficionado

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