Mois­ture doesn’t just come from the prod­ucts we apply to our hair, it can also come from what we use to man­age and care for it. Check out 3 tools that pro­mote mois­ture in nat­u­ral hair:

1. Sat­in Pil­low Case/Scarf
You should all be famil­iar with this by now. At night you should pro­tect your hair from the dry­ing effects of polyester/cotton sheets and pil­low­cas­es, espe­cial­ly if you move around a lot like me. The satiny smooth mate­ri­al of the pil­low­case/scarf will keep your style in place and keep dry­ness at bay. Don’t for­get to line your hats and head­wraps with this mate­ri­al or some­thing sim­i­lar.

2. Humid­i­fier
If you live in a very cold/very hot dry cli­mate or expe­ri­ence harsh tem­per­a­tures, you may want to invest in a humid­i­fier. This puts mois­ture back into the air. You can use it at night before going to bed. It is also good for your skin and pre­vents ill­ness by keep­ing the mucos­al lin­ing of your nos­trils lubri­cat­ed to ward off germs.

3. Show­er fil­ter
Chlo­rine and cal­ci­um deposits from hard water can wreak hav­oc on hair (and skin) caus­ing it to become dry, brit­tle and dull. A fil­ter can keep the­se deposits from coat­ing the hair. I pur­chased a fil­ter from Home Depot for $20. Every 6 months, I pur­chase a replace­ment car­tridge for only $10. It is so worth it! No more dry skin or hair in the win­ter!

Ladies, do you use any of the­se tools? How have they impact­ed your hair’s mois­ture lev­el?

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I live in Jamaica and as far as I know, no one on this island owns a humid­i­fier. I use a sat­in pillowcases/bonnets and scarves but thats about it.

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Okay! I am got­ta try humi­fier right now, I already have its brand new fil­ters. I ordered for sinus pur­pose. I didn’t know it was got­ta help hair. I ordered show­er fil­ter mnths..I know it is impor­tant. Because you can feel in your hair when you wash it, you can feel it is kin­da sqeaky or dry then you would know it is time. When­ev­er I get new fil­ter, my hair is SOFT! my dad was lost at why i get new show­er fil­ter a lot??? lol…i explained but he still thought i crazy i am plan­ning to buy a lot… Read more »
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I use a sat­in pil­low and scarf/bonnet and a water fil­ter. I may con­sid­er the humid­i­fier in the win­ter when it’s dri­er. But I live in the south where it is usu­al­ly warm/hot humid weath­er spring and sum­mer.

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I need a show­er fil­ter. I was just won­der­ing if they exist­ed lol


I use them all


I have been nat­u­ral for 11yrs. But back then they did­nt have the prod­ucts they have now. But my hair is still at the same length. I had my daugh­ter 5 months,taking vit­a­mins and being preg­nant just did­nt help.Someone please give me some advice!


I’m smack dab in the mid­dle of menopause and have been nat­u­ral since last sum­mer. There’s no way I can tol­er­ate a scarf hold­ing in heat dur­ing a hot­flash! I’ve tied a silk scarf around my pil­low. Is satan bet­ter for mois­ture reten­tion than silk? The flash­es also cause crazy shrink­age through­out the day, but I choose not to use hor­mone replacement.…so I just ride it out.
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Try using Remifem­in or Estro­ven for flashes.Both are nat­u­ral plant based, estro­gen sub­sti­tutes . Remifem­in is made from black cohosh & Estro­ven has both black cohosh, vit­a­mins & soy isoflavones


I already do num­ber 1 but for num­ber 2, my idea of a humid­i­fier is: spray­ing my hair with oil and water; putting a show­er cap or plas­tic shop­ping bag onto my head then tying the sat­in scarf over it; then sleep­ing with them on and let­ting the heat from my body do the rest … ;)


Love your idea for a humid­i­fier! ;)


Will def­i­nite­ly look into show­er fil­ter. Amazon.com (no pay­ola, just hon­est opin­ion) has good prices and rea­son­able ship­ping.


I use a sat­in scarf and or bon­net every night before bed and even for naps. I do this to pre­serve my hair­styles, pre­vent lint from get­ting entan­gled in my hair and retain mois­ture. It works well on all three accounts.

I will get a show­er fil­ter in the future. I’m sure my hair and skin will ben­e­fit great­ly from it.


I use the silk pil­low­case and head­scarf. I also will wash my hair when it needs it as I use KBB Creamy­li­cious which can build up. I also detox my hair now and try not to fear sham­poo. Some­times my hair just stops accept­ing mois­ture. I detox and sud­den­ly my hair has much need­ed soft­ness to it.

I had a prob­lem with my hair break­ing like crazy. I only need­ed to look at it and it was on the floor. Tried every­thing. Until I realised that my apart­ment is very dry. If I hang my wash­ing up in the morn­ing, in win­ter, the clothes are dry as you like in the evening. My lips were crack­ing up, skin was sca­ly, etc… now I’ve got a humid­i­fier and every­thing is under con­trol. Even my hand­cream works and my hair is behav­ing. I won­der if I can get my hands on a show­er fil­ter — I’d love to try… Read more »
Nasheka H

Nev­er knew about chang­ing the show­er head. Will look for a new one tomor­row


I use a sat­in pil­low case and head scarf. I want to get a humid­i­fier, but I want to make sure that I get one that I real­ly like. I think I’ll see if I can get a fil­ter for my show­er head, but I don’t know I have a fan­cy show­er head.


Vicks do a good one, at a rea­son­able price. The main­te­nance is very sim­ple and is user friend­ly.


I use the first two. I have a very close rela­tion­ship with my silk scarf and unfor­tu­nate­ly, I have chron­ic con­ges­tion so I have to have a humid­i­fier. I notice on the nights I don’t use my humid­i­fier, my hair needs extra pro­duct.

Sherri Alexander

I use a sat­in pil­low case and because the water in hard in CA, I also use the show­er fil­ter. Both have worked well for me.


Michelle Spice

This just shows that this envi­ron­ment is real­ly not for Afrikan peo­ples at all! So many process­es and how about if one can’t afford any of them, then what?

Real has­sel eh!


I used to use fil­tered water waaaayyy back when I was a newb, now I stick with the sat­in pil­low­case and keep it mov­ing. I’ve been using the Dread­sock lately,too. Love it.


We (my 3 girls and myself) use all three. We wear sat­in bon­nets to bed and under our win­ter hats. First used a humid­i­fier when DD#1 was a baby. The pedi­a­tri­cian sug­gest­ed using one because the indoor heat­ing was dry­ing out her skin. Start­ed using a show­er fil­ter about two years ago . I read an arti­cle about it help­ing some with eczema. The arti­cle stat­ed the fil­ter could remove some of the chem­i­cals mak­ing it eas­ier on the skin.


I think I could use the water fil­ter. My hair is so much hap­pier at home where we have bet­ter pipes and show­er heads with fil­ters than in my apart­ment! I noticed that my soap wasn’t real­ly lath­er­ing and I found out that this means I have hard water, so I could prob­a­bly do with invest­ing in a fil­ter instead of using more hair prod­ucts!

Chicago Chica

I only use the pil­low­case, but I am going to start using the water fil­ter.


I use the #1,#3 I see a big dif­fer­ence in my hair since i start­ed using show­er fil­ter.. Got mines at Home Depot too.


That’s it — I am sold! I am get­ting a show­er fil­ter ASAP! I thought it would cost me a lot of mon­ey, but $20 is cool!


Show­er fil­ter helped tremen­dous­ly for me. I thought I had high poros­i­ty hair until I got a show­er fil­ter and found out I was nor­mal poros­i­ty.


While I’d love to use all three, I only use a sat­in pil­low­case and scarf. Even though I live in an area with hard water, it’s not so easy to find water fil­ters where I am (in Europe) and, because of this, I use a chelat­ing sham­poo once a mon­th to remove the impu­ri­ties. And as far as using a humid­i­fier, mold is already a prob­lem I con­stant­ly bat­tle. I just try to get the most out of my show­ers by not wear­ing a show­er cap and let­ting my hair get a mini steam treat­ment.


what is a chelat­ing sham­poo?


It removes the hard min­er­als found in water, hence the term “hard water”. Hard water is known to cause hair break­age over time.


I only use the sat­in pillowcase/scarf from this list. I believe the oth­er two are high­ly option­al as long as you use the right prod­ucts and meth­ods for your hair. I haven’t need­ed the oth­er two at all. How­ev­er, if one feels the need, enjoy them to the fullest.


Yeah, you must have not expe­ri­enced the pow­er of hard water.


Unfor­tu­nate­ly I am a per­son who needs the humid­i­fier first of all my Apart­ment is super dry, so in fact I brought home a bou­quet of flow­ers put them in a vase with food and water. The next dry they were lit­er­al­ly bone dry!. Also I am prone to eczema and der­mati­tis so tak­ing column A and Column B with good mea­sure of column C (nat­u­ral­ly dry hair) dur­ing win­ter = I need humid­i­fier.

Sat­in Pil­low case is a bonus I love the feel and it has ben­e­fits too.


QVC has good humid­i­fiers.