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 products for my Natural Hair.
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.
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. The As I am cowash 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.
When I first transitioned, I swore by Tresemme Naturals conditioner. It has since been discontinued and I have graduated to using EDEN BodyWorks’ Coconut Shea leave-in. It has great slip, is thick and works well with pretty much any styler I use for my natural hair.
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.
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 staple products been beneficial to you? What do you use for your natural hair?