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By Chin­we of Hair and Health

The mois­tur­iz­ing spritz is ide­al for those with fine hair or those who prefer a lighter alter­na­tive to thick but­ters.  Addi­tion­al­ly, it may be used to revive twists or anoth­er style that has got­ten dry over time.  Below are a cou­ple of quick, easy recipes.  Feel free to tweak to your own lik­ing!

The H2O Spritz
- water
- few drops of essen­tial oil (your favorite)

— 4 parts rose­wa­ter
— 1–2 parts glyc­er­in

The LEAVE-IN Spritz
— 5 parts water
— 1 part con­di­tion­er (your favorite)

The WORKS Spritz
— 3–4 parts water
— 2 parts aloe vera juice
— 2 parts glyc­er­in
— 1 part coconut oil
— 1 part olive oil
— few drops essen­tial oil (your favorite)

NOTE: Some of the­se spritzes have a short shelf life (few days to a few weeks), so be sure not to cre­ate too much in one sit­ting.  Refrig­er­a­tion may extend the shelf life a bit.

Ladies, have you tried any of the­se spritz com­bos? Share your spritz recipes below!


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Jo Anna

Hel­lo won­der­ful ladies…
I have a.?
Should I apply the­se spritz on the scalp or just on the hair?

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I use puri­fied water, glyc­er­in, pep­per­mint oil, tea tree oil, and two drops of Cre­me of Nature leave in con­di­tion­er. I slip on a plas­tic show­er cap let­ting the spritz sit for about an hour. The hair is usu­al­ly very damp, so I use it at night before going to bed. Get up ear­ly to allow the hair to air dry com­plete­ly. When I take the cap off and comb my hair it is so cot­tony soft and mois­tur­ized!!!


I had some nice, fresh rose­mary grow­ing in a pot. (It smells won­der­ful!) Put a sprig in my spritzer bot­tle along with 20 drops of Berg­amot essen­tial oil, 2 table­spoons of oil and tap water. I will use this as my liq­uid mois­tur­iz­er on my locs before seal­ing it with oil and creamy mois­tureriz­er.


How long until “The Works” spritz expires, does any­one know?


[…] Many thanks to BLACK GIRL LONG HAIR who post­ed this recipe, link to their recipe can be found here girls […]



Does any­one know if “The Body But­ter Com­pa­ny” has a dis­trib­u­tor in the UK?

Thank you very much


I usu­al­ly use straight AVJ as the base for my spritzes.


[…] learn­ing sim­ple some­times can do won­ders. Using an arti­cle from Black Girl Long Hair, titled “4 Sim­ple Easy Home­made Spritz Recipes“, I dis­cov­ered a cheap solu­tion for my con­stant need for […]


Can I use “the works spritz” like a set­ting lotion? What is the glyc­er­in used for? Do you have to include it in the recipe?


Glyc­er­in is a humec­tant and it attracts water from the air to your hair.
So it helps to keep your hair mois­tur­ized.


Cor­rec­tion: the pro­duct is Mois­ture On The Go. Par­don the ear­lier typo.

I have tried a cou­ple of the above before. What I actu­al­ly bought recent­ly to try was the Body But­ter Company’s Moist On The Go(distilled water,coconut oil, cas­tor oil, glyc­er­ince and tea tree oil. I use it with extra water added, though.)A few years ago tried Dark& Lovely’s Beu­ti­ful Begin­nings Leave-in Con­di­tion­er and detangler.I also have a spritz that I’m work­ing to get infused with more aloe vera and or glycerin(it already has glyc­er­in but not enough for me);it pret­ty much resem­bles ‘the works’Spritz above but with dif­fer­ent ratios and I love it(contains shea,smells awe­some feels great on the hair… Read more »

What brand of rose­wa­ter do you use and where do you pur­chase it?

Ru st Vincent

The leav­in method was mak­ing my hair feel fun­ny. It would work for a short time.

Ru st Vincent

I just dis­cov­ered this about a week ago to do this but it worked instan­ta­neous. I had oils around the house but nev­er tried any­thing oth­er than jojoba or evol but this grape­seed, sweet almond oil and water mix is giv­ing me LIFE. Bet­ter late than ever.
Day 1 of using the mix:
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For my daugh­ter I use water, JBCO, and EVOO.

Hi every­one, this sight has help me out in so many ways I love all the enthu­si­asm of embrac­ing our nat­u­ral selves. We are such a beau­ti­ful peo­ple. I’m new to the nat­u­ral world and it is some work, but worth it. April 3 2013 will make 7 months since my BC. For my spritz I use, approx­i­mate­ly. -2 cups water -1/2 cup care­free curl acti­va­tor (has glyc­er­ine in it) -1/2 Shea mois­ture coconut growth milk -1 tea­spoon of argon oil -about 5 or so drops of rose­mary oil. I spritz at night before ban­tu knot­ting and in the morn­ing when I take it… Read more »

Didn’t know spritz had a shelf life, either. I feel like a dunce!


I am cur­rent­ly using a light con­di­tion­er suave), dis­tilled water, and olive oil in 6oz spray bot­tle. I have been spritz­ing hair dai­ly and using this as a dai­ly mois­tur­iz­er.


I use water and a few drops of oil..I don’t like a lot of mix­es because they rot or devel­op mold if I don’t use them in a week..so thanks for the tips about mak­ing a lit­tle and stor­ing in a cool place.

Yaminah Stribling

I have tried water and EVOO (Extra Vir­gin Olive oil) 

rose­mary oil 5 drops
coconut oil 5 drops
laven­der oil 5 drops
extra vir­gin olive oil


i like to just use cooled boiled water. the impu­ri­ties have been boiled out so i like to use that bet­ter :D


My first time post­ing here… My spritz is a mix­ture of Carols’s Daugh­ter Black Vanil­la leave in con­di­tion­er, coconut oil, extra vir­gin olive oil, and a water.


Hi, this a real­ly nice post. I dind’t know that the spritz a shelf life! I’ve been using the same spritz since jan­u­ary, because the bot­tle I use sup­ports 500 ml and.
By the way my sprit recipe con­tains: water, glyc­er­in, extra vir­gin olive oil and mois­tur­iz­er.

Lillian Mae

I see you BGLH! You’ve changed the arti­cle since I com­ment­ed yes­ter­day on the con­tra­dic­to­ry infor­ma­tion in this arti­cle ver­sus the ‘How to Bal­ance & Mois­ture’. I see you also removed my com­ment point­ing out the con­tra­dic­tion :)
It’s all good!
I use a sim­ple 1 to 1 con­coc­tion of water and aloe vera juice on my ends night­ly to mois­tur­ize, and seal with a but­ter. I then add about 6–8 large loose braids. Yields extreme­ly soft hair in the morn­ing!

Lillian Mae

I apol­o­gize BGLH! I post­ed this to the wrong arti­cle.
Is there a way to delete a com­ment?


Hi all this info has been great and I look for­ward to try­ing the­se, but what is glyc­er­in and where can I buy it?


Veg­etable glyc­er­in oil.

Glyc­er­in is a humec­tant that (when added to a water-based solu­tion) mois­tur­izes and strength­ens* your hair. You can find it at almost any large, mul­ti­pur­pose gro­cery and/or phar­ma­cy; I live in the Mid­west region of the U.S., and HyVee has a 20 oz bot­tle of glyc­er­in for about $20, while Wal-mart has 3oz bot­tles for $4. My hair (type 4, mul­ti­tex­ture) LOVES glyc­er­in, but depend­ing on your reg­i­men (and hair type), yours may not. If you decide to try it, make sure your hair is wet or the mix­ture you add it to is water-based…if glyc­er­in can’t bind to water… Read more »

Great Thanks so much! I’m fair­ly new to being nat­u­ral (less than a year) How do I find out my hair type? I’ll have to check our local wal­mart thanks again!


I got my hair braid­ed with syn­thet­ic hair last year that irri­tat­ed the hell out­ta my scalp. My nat­u­ral­is­ta room­mate whipped up a con­coc­tion for me that’s near­ly iden­ti­cal to the Works. Worked won­ders!


Almost every night I put water and oil on my hair (avoid­ing my scalp to pre­vent clog­ging) and then I spritz my hair/scalp with roobios tea. My head loves it!!!


roobios tea? what’s the ben­e­fit of it for the hair?
I love that tea but nev­er thought I could use it on my hair


Roobios tea con­tains a lot of antioxidants/nutrients that are GREAT for the hair! I use it to “feed” my scalp. My dai­ly spritz has made my hair stronger and shiny! :-) Google “roobios tea for hair” and you can find some use­ful info. :-)


got­ta look that up thanks.


ok thanks for the info =)


Water is not a “recipe.”


I just mailed your cook­ie to you.


Which ones have the short shelf lives? That would be help­ful to know. Thanks!! I’m just assum­ing the one labeled “The Works” because of the aloe vera juice.
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Hi a ques­tion ; what the con­di­tion­er should I use for the leave in spritz (the one u use after sham­poo­ing or the one u use as con­di­tion­ing)


Leave in con­di­tion­er.


Oh, jojoba, argan and avocodo oils are good for the hair too. Tama­ra


I’m def­i­nite­ly a fan of the works.
My recipe:
leave in con­di­tion­er
vit­a­m­in E oil/ Cocount oil

Put it in a spray bot­tle and shake… 

I nev­er make more than 2 to 3 ounces at a time and I always use it all!
…hap­py hair, lol :)


Hi, yes, I’ve made a hair spritz (that I also use as a body spritzer) made of Petit­grain essen­tial oil, Laven­der essen­tial oil, and Cedar­wood essen­tial oil. I also added Laven­der Hydrosol and dis­tilled water. It smells excel­lent! When you use essen­tial oils (which are my pas­sion :) there are so many vari­eties that you can use. Tama­ra :)