Favorite Products

This is blog y'all have all been waiting for... my favorite hair products! While I don't think this blog is worth the hype because there's nothing special about the products I use, it seems like a lot of my friends have been excited about reading this one. (I do love when Youtubers make videos of their favorite products so I kinda empathize with the hype.)


Along with the product name, I will highlight the first few ingredients in my products and bold the beneficial ingredients that I mentioned in my Moisture Maintenance blog. Also scroll down to the bottom of the blog for a surprise... my friend Gentrix convinced me to do it and she edited the entire thing, so y'all can thank her!!


Pre-Poo


Homemade: Coconut & Olive Oil Mixture

  • I stir some olive oil into coconut oil to soften the coconut oil. No specific measurements, just combine until you like the consistency of the pre-poo.


Shampoos


Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO) Shampoo

Water, Decyl Glucoside (cleanser), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Panthenol


DIY Black Soap Shampoo

Water, Black Soap, Oil


*I have yet to find a shampoo that I love enough to be loyal to, but these two shampoos are what I use most often.

Conditioners/CoWash


Shea Moisture JBCO Conditioner

Water, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol


As I Am Coconut CoWash

Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coconut Oil



Deep Conditioners


Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Hydration Masque

Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Coconut Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Shea Butter, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol



Shea Moisture JBCO Treatment Masque

Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Coconut Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Glycerin, Shea Butter, Stearyl Alcohol



Leave-in Conditioners


Shea Moisture JBCO Leave-In Conditioner

Water, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol



Stylers


Aunt Jackie's Curl La La

Water, Propylene Glycol, Shea Butter Fruit, PEG-150 Distearate, Cetyl Alcohol

*I used this product when I first started doing twist outs while my hair was still short. I haven't used it since then because I discovered Shea Moisture products, but I loved it!



Cantu Curl Activator Cream

Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Fragrance (Parfum), Polyquaternium-10, Stearalkonium Chloride


Cantu Coconut Curling Cream

Water, Canola Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20


Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

Coconut Fruit Juice, Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Shea Butter



Murray's Beeswax

*I ONLY use this for mini twists or braids, when the style will kept in for an extended amount of time. It's extremely thick, has a great hold, and helps to stretch your braids/twists.


DAX Coconut Oil Grease

I don't use this on my scalp often because it can clog your pores. Instead I use it directly on my hair strands as a sealant, not as a moisturizer.



Butters


Whipped Shea Butter

Raw Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, JBCO, Jojoba Oil

*I make mine myself, but you can buy some from Wild Seed Botanicals


DIY Mango Butter

Pure Mango Butter, Cocoa Butter, JBCO, Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil

*I make mine myself

Gels


Eco Styler Argan Oil Gel



Shine n Jam

*If I am trying to lay my edges I use this, but tbh nothing lays them for long. They are untameable and I love and appreciate them as they are. Comment below if y'all have any product suggestions for my edges!



Oils





  • Jojoba Oil

  • Tea Tree Oil

  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil

  • Almond Oil

  • Coconut Oil

  • Olive Oil







Protein Treatments


Aphogee Two Step Protein Treatment & Balancing Moisturizer

*Remember that protein overload is a thing, don't do protein treatments too often.


Honorable Mentions

*These are products I HAVE NOT used but I have heard so many positive reviews from Youtubers that I feel comfortable recommending them.


  • Giovanni Deeper Moisture Conditioner

  • Giovanni Leave-In Moisture Conditioner

  • Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner

  • Kinky Curly Knot Today

  • Kinky Curly Curling Custard

  • Mane Choice 3-in-1 Co Wash, Leave In, Detangler

  • Melanin Hair Care Products

  • Camille Rose Products



DIY Products

**Naptural85 is the OG for sharing homemade recipes for products so visit her youtube channel if you're looking for more DIY ideas.**


Black Soap Shampoo

  • Water, Black Soap, Jojoba Oil

Deep Conditioner

  • Option 1: Basic conditioner, Mayo, Honey, Oils of your choice

  • Option 2: Ripe Avocado, Greek Yogurt, Oils of your choice

  • Option 3: Banana, Honey, Greek Yogurt, Oils of your choice

Gel

  • Flax Seeds (I have never made my own gel, but I've seen many Youtubers successfully boil flax seeds for their Wash n Go)

Protein Treatment

  • There are many DIY recipes that involve greek yogurt, egg, henna, or coconut milk which do have great amounts of protein, but those ingredients don't penetrate the hair well. You can try one of the DIY recipes online and see if they work, but it may be best to just buy a product. If you decide to buy a protein treatment, make sure it has hydrolyzed protein like the Aphogee treatment I recommended above.


Black Owned Brands

*As my products finish I will be trying out some new ones and focusing on only buying from black owned brands. Here's a list if y'all are interested in doing the same!


Shea Moisture

Camille Rose

Taliah Waajid

Aunt Jackie's

TGIN

Alikay Naturals

Mielle Organics

Oyin Handmade

Mane Choice

Miss Jessie's


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