Like most naturals, in the beginning of my natural hair journey I was a huge, I mean like ridiculously huge, product junkie. I tried everything from the high end products to the good ole ones found right in my kitchen. Finally, after a lot of trial and error, I discovered what worked best for my natural hair. Now don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy trying out new products and I even love revisiting products that just did not do it for me the first time. But I will always remain faithful to these natural hair products I cannot live without.
Water: First on my list of natural hair products I cannot live without is water. Yes, water! Although it’s not an actual product per say, it is definitely a must have in my daily regimen. And the first thing I recommend to anyone considering becoming natural or new naturalistas. It’s the ultimate moisturizer!
Coconut Oil: I’ve tested and tried several oils and butters over the years but nothing has worked as well as coconut oil on my natural hair. Aside from its wonderful smell, I love coconut oil because it is unlike most oils, which just coat your hair; coconut oil actually penetrates the hair shaft and provides it with moisture. I use the coconut oil when I do the L.O.C. Method and as a daily hair moisturizer (along with water of course). What I love most is that a little goes a long way.
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie: I discovered Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie a few years ago and I fell in love immediately, which is no wonder because one of the top ingredients is coconut oil. Not only does the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie work wonders on my curls but it’s also affordable, a huge plus for me, being the frugal shopper I am.
Ampro Pro Styl Styling Gel: I’ve been a huge fan of Ampro Pro Styl Styling Gel for years! It was one of my favorites even before I became natural. It has amazing hold and does not flake like most other hair gels I’ve used in the past.
Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Creamy Hair Lotion: The Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Creamy Hair Lotion is the most recent addition to my must haves. I discovered it this past summer and I was a bit skeptical when I saw it. But to my surprise it works great on my twist outs and is great refresher for my curls on those days when I just don’t feel up to doing much to my hair.