Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Favorite Hair Products

Hello girls, I want to first let you know that I have been a true "product junkie" for these last 9 months! I went out and bought new hair products every week because I was looking for that perfect product that would give me shiny, soft, defined, and moisturized curls everyday! I soon realized that this is a pretty tall order when it comes to natural hair. It is easy to find one that can do 3/4. I have found some that come close. As my hair grew out, an important factor also, was that I wanted it to last more than one day. Meaning, I didn't want to have to get up and wash or wet my hair again for it to have the same look as it did on day 1. Now when I tell y'all that I've tried everything, I am not exaggerating! Some products almost made the cut, except they dried my hair out after a day or two. Most times this was because they contained certain silicones,sulfates, and/or mineral oil, and petroleum. These ingredients are no no's for many naturally curly sistahs!!! Especially if you follow the Curly Girl Method, or CG method. The CG method is when you wash your hair with conditioners only. But conditioners are not very effective at removing certain silicones, or mineral oil, and petroleum. They are better to use than most shampoos, because most shampoos contain sulfates that strip the healthy oils from your hair! You can learn more about this by watching one of my favorite YouTubers, MahoganyCurls. She has a few videos demonstrating and discussing cowashing. You can find her videos on the lower right of this screen.

My favorite products at this moment:

Cassia Shampoo bar(
Kinky Curly Come Clean(Wholefoods)

Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture(Walmart/Target)
Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (Walmart)
Herbal Essence Totally Twisted or Hello Hydration (Walmart)
TIGI BedHead Moisture Maniac (Salons/Target)
Kinky Curly Knot Today (Wholefoods)
Aussie Moist (walmart)
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose(Wholefoods)

Jessicurl Weekly Deep Conditioning treatment ( or OR
Fav. conditioner mixed with honey and olive oil. Place on hair and add shower cap and sit under dryer for 30 min. Rinse with cool water.
HENNA: I henna once/month for conditioning, strength, and shine.
Jamila Henna 2009 (
Cassia Obovata (

Cantu Sheabutter Leave-in Repair cream (Walmart)
Kinky Curly Curling Custard (Wholefoods)
Afroveda Curl Define hair butter (
Whipped Pudding (
EcoStyler Gel with olive oil (sallys)
Paul Mitchell The Conditioner (generic value brand at Sallys)

Organic Coconut oil (my fav), Weleda brand Rosemary oil, Jojoba oil, Sweet Almond oil, Castor oil, Avocado oil,
& Grapeseed oil.(wholefoods)
I also like DOO-GRO MegaThick Growth oil. (Walmart)


  1. I want to do Henna treatment... How do I do it?

  2. I will do a post on Henna treatments soon Camilia! Thanks for asking.

  3. Please post a henna treatment~ Thanks for the shoutout too!!!!!!!

  4. I sure will MC! You're the bomb diggity girl. I had to shout you out! Lol!