So since I did my big chop in late 06, I’d always used some kind of hair butter or cream as a daily moisturizer. But after reading many testimonials, I decided to jump on the “daily spritz” bandwagon. I started spritzing with diluted suave coconut conditioner (before a castor oil seal), then upgraded to a diluted herbal essences conditioner.
And that’s when my face got furious. My skin broke out in a MAJOR way, pumping out oil faster than a Middle Eastern desert… Look, I got pimples where no human being should ever get pimples… (I didn’t want to get graphic… but yes, I did get a neck pimple… or two…)
I panicked, and tried everything to combat this — stressing less (yeh, uh… that didn’t really work), upping my bentonite facial regimen, drinking TONS of water… I even tried Proactiv for a while. None of this worked.
And then I made the connection between my “awesome” spritz and my ever expanding acne.
Apparently, microscopic rivulets of spritz were traveling down my face and inflaming my skin (ok, that is totally unscientific… I don’t know exactly how the spritz got there, but it got there…)
So my spritz saga has ended entirely, and I’m back to my trusty hair butters/creams.
I understand the moisturizing and conditioning effects of the spritz… but if I want to increase the moisture in my regimen, I’m just going to have to step my co-wash (conditioner/wash) game up.
A hard lesson learned (with the blemishes to show)… but hey, it’s a journey.