My Staple Hair Care Products
I don’t believe it’s about the hair products you use, but rather your hair care regimen when it comes to growing healthy and long hair. I personally am a self-proclaimed product junkie so I’m constantly trying new products and revisiting old products in conjunction with new products. I’m currently not purchasing new hair products (gotta speak it into existence!) in an attempt to use what I have and save money. And most importantly, I’m running out of storage space, I ain’t even going to lie to you sis! Even so, people keep asking me what products I use/prefer based on my natural hair journey thus far so I figured I’d write a blog post.
This list is current as of this blog post’s publication date.
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This shampoo works to cleanse and clarify your hair. I always like a nice shampoo that lathers, means its working, at least in my head. In all seriousness though, I feel this shampoo helps to remove dirt, oil, and product build-up from my hair. This shampoo has a light, nice peppermint smell.
Conditioner: Aussie – 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner
This is my go to conditioner on those hectic and busy (or in my case lazy) days when I don’t feel like deep conditioning my hair, but still want to give it some TLC. The slippage I get while detangling my hair from use of this conditioner is simply AMAZING after literally leaving it in my hair for a few minutes.
I wasn’t a big fan of cowash until I got my hands on this product. Much like it claims, I feel this product leaves my hair both cleansed and moisturized. It also allows for GREAT spillage when detangling my hair. I use this product mid-week when I feel my hair needs to be cleansed prior to my regular [hair] washday on Sunday.
Deep Conditioner: SheaMoisture – Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Masque
I do my best to deep condition my hair once a week and I have found SheaMoisture masques work best with my hair whether I use it on dry or damp hair. After I place this masque all throughout my hair, I sit under my bonnet dryer with a conditioning cap on for about 30 minutes and then rinse the conditioner out of my hair. A-MA-ZING slippage from this product makes the detangling of my hair super easy.
TIP – Detangle your hair with a shower comb while rinsing the conditioner out of your hair. If you use the right product for your hair, it’ll make your [hair] wash day a breeze. This method also gently removes shed hair from your head.
Leave-In Conditioner: Mielle Organics – Pomegranate & Honey Leave-In Conditioner
I’ve been on the search for a good leave-in conditioner for a while and I recently found this one. This leave-in conditioner is not a spray so it’s not super light and yet not a cream so it’s not super heavy, it’s just right! It leaves my hair moisturized for days, the ability to do this is what makes a leave-in conditioner great in my opinion. It smells good too; smell lingers!
Oil: Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Just about any brand will do.
These next two products, in combination, got my whole life together because they allow my twist outs to last me between 5-7 days! You can use them together on wet or dry hair, but I prefer using them on blow-dried or stretched hair for elongation purposes.
This product does what it says it will do in terms of leaving my twist outs smooth and defined, even through humidity (cause this humidity does not play). It gives a light hold and helps to prevent frizz as well. Most importantly though, it aids it my hair retaining moisture throughout the week.
Now I know, a lot of y’all swear by the Eco Olive Styling Gel, but just hear me out… This gel right here by The Mane Choice not only provides great hold, it also doesn’t dry my hair out like other gels. It also is suppose to aid in the definition of curls & tame frizz (I concur!) and promote growth & retention.
When I can’t readily get to the hair salon and I sense my hair is slightly on the mushy side, I use this product to add some protein to my hair regimen in order to restore strength to my hair.
What are some of your staple hair care products? Do you know a good product that serves as a leave-in conditioner and a heat protectant? Please share product recommendations and leave questions/remarks below in the comment section.
♥ Keya ♥
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