I’ve been natural for a little over a year and finally figured out a regimen and chose staple products. There are occasions where I use products containing silicones and I do use styling tools, but these products have my fro growing and curls popping. If you’re interested, here are my Top 5 Staple Natural Hair products.
I generally use coconut oil as a pre-poo, massaging my scalp with the oil and deep conditioning for 15-20 min with a plastic shower cap. Pre-pooing with coconut oil helps as I rinse and finger detangle after deep conditioning. Coconut oil is able to bind to the natural protein structure of the hair, helping it retain natural moisture and reinforces the hair fibers, making it stronger.
As I Am Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner
I cowash with the As I Am Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner. If you wash your hair in sections, a little bit goes a long way because it distributes the product generously through each section. It literally leaves my hair and scalp squeaky clean and helps retain the moisture. The key ingredients are Tangerine, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Saw Palmetto and Phytosterols.
Tresemme Naturals Conditioner
There are 3 different variations to this line: Vibrantly Smooth, Radiant Volume and Nourishing Moisture. I typically see no difference between the three and use them interchangeably. They all have great slip and I generally use it as a wash out conditioner for finger detangling.
I love castor oil and use it as a sealant especially in the winter months. Castor oil acts as a humectant, absorbing moisture. It benefits the hair shaft by locking in moisture and can be used on the scalp for growth and regrowth of hair.
Homemade Shea Butter Mix
I use Pure Unrefined Organic Shea Butter along with Vitamin E oil and Jojoba oil and blend into a mixture. I use it as a styler and as an aide to dryness and breakage on the ends of my hair. Shea butter can be used on the scalp for dry hair as well.
My inner product junkie has me sample other items from time to time, but these have become my go-to. They may change as the years go by, but I love them the same.
Have any of my staples been beneficial to you? What are some products that have become your staples?