Ways To Keep Your Natural Hair Moisturized

Keeping natural hair moisturized is a task. Hair porosity, the weather, and products used all affect how long your hair stays moisturized in between styles. In my years of growing my natural hair, I’ve picked up a few tricks to keep my hair healthy and moisturized during the week.

Ways to keep your natural hair moisturized

Drink plenty of water.
It’s a fact that the best way to hydrate your hair is to hydrate yourself. If you’re not a water drinker, you can eat your water. Fruits like watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupes, and apples are all rich in water. You can even drop them in your water bottle for added flavor.

Weekly Deep Conditioning
Deep conditioning your hair weekly helps keep it moisturized. Friction from styling your hair and wearing it out during the week can dry it out. Using the right deep conditioner for at least 30 mins every week can make a huge difference in your hair’s look and feel.

Add satin to your nightly routine
Cotton pillowcases absorb oils from your hair causing friction and split ends. Invest in a satin pillowcase or bonnet to protect your hair while you sleep.

Protective styling
I don’t know about you, but styling my hair everyday is not an option. Braids, twists, and buns coupled with the right moisturizing hair products can be great for your hair’s overall health.

When in doubt, use water.
Water is the best moisturizer for your hair. If you need to revive your hairstyle, a spray bottle of water will do the trick.

Do you have any moisturizing tips of your own? Feel free to leave a comment down below.


Hi, I’m Chantal. I’m a mom of two, self proclaimed naturalista, and Author of Growing Girls With Curls: Short Stories For Girls of Color. Being a mom is hard. Pair that with being a single, black, millennial in America and it’s a whole different monster. Feel free to join my mailing list and follow along as I blog through this crazy thing called life.

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  1. January 4, 2022 / 11:27 am

    Hi, I’m Manuella these tips really help me a lot. At first my hair was really hard and rough but thanks to your tips my hair is moisturized. Thank you very much for these tips. I will try my best to share these tips with my friends so that they can also thank u for ur magnificent tips. BYE.🖐🏽
    Over and Out✌🏽✌🏽

  2. Rosamary
    March 20, 2020 / 10:35 am

    If you have both Low and High Porosity Hair,,
    Are there Products available for both Rosamary

  3. October 5, 2018 / 6:49 am

    I am thinking to do permanent curl treatment again, I did it several years ago! Always fantastic to read from you Chantal! Love big hairs!

  4. October 3, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    Great tips here! Coconut oil is my favorite!

    • Chantal
      October 4, 2018 / 4:12 pm

      Thank you for reading Ari !

  5. October 2, 2018 / 3:19 pm

    Yes water is so important! I wet my TWA daily to keep it moisturized.

    • Chantal
      October 4, 2018 / 4:13 pm

      I have to spray my hair at night every now and then.

    • Chantal
      October 4, 2018 / 4:13 pm

      Yes, I agree.

  6. October 2, 2018 / 12:08 pm

    Some great tips, I use deep conditioning with tea tree oils to help with moisture, dandruff and keep little buggies away from our home! Haven’t ever had a problem but I will be trying some of these!

    • Chantal
      October 4, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      Thanks Alexis! I just started using tea tree oil for my scalp.

  7. October 2, 2018 / 10:44 am

    Great advice. Coconut oil, protective hair styles, and satin are my lifesavers. My bad habit is water. I’ll have to “eat my water”. Love that!

    • Chantal
      October 4, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      I definitely eat my water lol. If I didn’t, I’d be somewhere on the floor.

  8. October 1, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    I’ve always used moisturizing shampoo and leave-in products to keep my hair moisturized! These are great tips, I never knew about the cotton pillow cases! Will have to look into getting different ones.

    • Chantal
      October 2, 2018 / 7:02 am

      Yessss, that cotton can damage your hair .

  9. October 1, 2018 / 11:41 am

    These are the great tips to keep hair moisturized. Another great way is oiling hair before every wash. Best is to use coconut oil for hair massage.

    • Chantal
      October 2, 2018 / 7:03 am

      You’re right. I’ve tried it a few times and it definitely helps. I just don’t always remember to do it lol

  10. Tiffani
    October 1, 2018 / 11:26 am

    What great tips!! The drinking more water tip makes sense… guess I better start drinking!!

    • Chantal
      October 2, 2018 / 7:04 am

      Ehhh I struggle with that one myself.

    • Chantal
      October 4, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      Or get you some watermelon and apples! Lol

  11. October 1, 2018 / 11:10 am

    I love this. Thank you! I have had such dry hair since having my two kids. It gets so frizzy and I use to not have this problem.

    • Chantal
      October 2, 2018 / 7:05 am

      I developed the same problem after my second was born. It’s definitely fixable though.