Products I Use


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


Shampoo

  • 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)


Stylers

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}


Shampoo

Shea & Virgin Coconut Enriching Shampoo-Alaffia


Conditioner

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


Stylers

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}



Moisturizers

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}



Sealers

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

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