Products I Use

The following products are staples in my hair care regimen- Update 3/31/13


  • Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo*
  • Diluted Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap 
  • Mixed Chicks Sulfate-free Shampoo

Conditioner (Rinse Out)

  • Moisture Maniac- Tigi Bed Head
  • Aussie Moist
  • Tresemme Naturals (favorite)*
  • Nourish Spa (favorite)*
  • Tea Tree Tingle

Deep Conditioner 

  • Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Conditioner- Aubrey Organics* - (with honey, olive oil and and inexpensive conditioner added)
  • Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner

Leave-in Conditioner

  • Koils By Nature Shealoe Leave-in
  • Mixed Chicks Leave-In
  • Taliah Waajid Protective Bodifier
  • Paul Mitchell "The Conditioner"
  • Tresemme Naturals (a rinse out I leave in)
  • Nourish Spa (a rinse out I leave in)

Disclaimer: I am not advising you to leave a rinse out conditioner in your hair. That works for me...and I only use very little, after my final rinse or by rinsing about 80% out during my final rinse and leaving in the rest.

Detangling Creams

  • Vo5 Moisture Milk Conditioners
  • Suave Conditioners

(or any other conditioners that I already have, that I want to use up)


For Hold + Definition:

  • As I Am Twist Defining Cream {My primary styler}
  • As I Am Smoothing Gel
  • Homemade Flax Seed Gel
  • Pure Aloe Vera Gel
  • Wetline Xtreme Styling Gel (contains no protein)
  • Darcy's Botanicals Natural Coils Curling Jelly {Jade's Primary Styler}

For Moisture Retention:

  • Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Hair Milk
  • Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie {heavy cream}
  • Shea Moisture Curling Souffle' {Sealer}

For Shine:

  • Motion's Marula Hair &  Scalp Oil {it's in a spray bottle, great for adding shine}
  • Smooth N' Shine Polishing Spray-On Polisher
  • Garnier Fructis "Sleek & Shine" Anti-Frizz Serum

Oils- used alone or for mixes

  • EVOO
  • Amla Gold
  • Vatika
  • Vitamin E
  • Sweet Almond
  • EVCO
  • Jojoba
  • Castor
  • Burt's Bees Nourishing Baby Oil
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Heavenly Jojoba Oil

The order I apply products:

  • Deep Conditioner or Pre-Poo Treatment
  • shampoo
  • rinse-out conditioner or Deep Conditioner
  • leave-in condish
  • Styler  (for hold & definition)
*I rarely use moisturizers

Runner Ups - {Items we've used before, that are worth a try}


Shea & Virgin Coconut Enriching Shampoo-Alaffia


Deva Curl One
Herbal Essences- None Of Your Frizzness
Pantene Nature Fusion Moistere Balance

Deep Conditioner

White Camillia Ultra Smoothing Conditioner- Aubrey Organics*
Bee Mine Bee.U.Ti.Ful Moisturizing Deep Conditioner
Camille Rose Naturals Algae Deep Conditioning Mask
Islands Naturals Replenishing Conditioner- Aubrey Organics

Leave-in Conditioner

Knot Today- Kinky Curly


Homemade Whipped Shea Butter
Long Aid Curl Activator Gel {Warm Months}
Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic
Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel
Kinky Curly Curling Custard {preferably on short hair}


Qhemet Biologics Amla & Olive Heavy Cream {Cold Months}
Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Cream
Oyin Hair Dew
Homemade Moisturizing Spritz
Jane Carter Solution Lock & Twist Cream {very light cream}


Jane Carter Nourish and Shine
Naturalista Cosmetics Juicy Leave-in {whipped shea butter}
Carol's Daughter Hair Balm


    If you have a question as to when or how I use a particular product, feel free to send a message using the "contact" tab.
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