I have not posted about my hair in a while so I’ve decided to share some of the products I’ve been using and some that I’m trying out. As I said in my first post about my hair – it is natural. I’ve decided to let my hair grow out in its natural texture without any chemicals. Actually it was not really a decision…I just kind of stopped perming my hair due to certain things going on in my life…I’ll just leave it at that for now.
Anyway here are the products that I currently use:
Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Mask – Shea Moisture Established in 1912
I bought this at Target. First of all this masque smells wonderful. Plus my hair reacts to it nicely and it last longer that the other products I used when I started wearing my hair naturally. Ever since I started using this product my hair has been feeling a lot softer than before. I will be buying this again(I already bought it twice :D)
Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie also made by Shea Moisture
Just like the above product I bought this at Target and it smells great. The only problem is I really do not like the way my hair reacts to this product alone. I have to keep experimenting with it, maybe use it to style on dry hair or add some oil or water to get a better result than using this product by itself.
Garnier Fructis Leave-In conditioning Cream
Available at most beauty supply stores, drug stores. I bought this when I was in search for a leave – in conditioner to use when I wanted to just wash my hair and go about my business. Leaves my hair dry unless I add some shea butter oil while styling or oil sheen spray after styling. This leave-in conditioner does smell good, but I won’t be buying this again.
Coconut Milk Conditioner – Organix
Smells fantastic! I use this to deep condition. I try to use it sparingly because it’s expensive(The last time I bought this product it was on sale for $7.99 for 2 bottles). It leaves my hair extremely soft and even more manageable (typical result of deep conditioning) even when I don’t deep condition my hair for hours. I will be buying this product again. It is distributed by Vogue International and for more information on this product you can go to beautypureandsimple DOT com
Herbal Essences long-term relationship Shampoo
I originally bought this product because it said it will strengthen my hair against split ends and breakage. I’m not sure if that’s true but this product smells good and it is less harsh than the TRESemme Shampoo. I used to use TRESemme shampoo but I don’t anymore; because it always leaves my hear feeling so stringy. Basically I learned (through some internet reading) that some shampoos contain ingredients that promote drying and damage to hair; in my own opinion Tresemme is one of the products that contain those harsh ingredients (names that I don’t remember off the top of my head). Herbal essences contains one or more of the same ingredients as TRESemme, but the effect from Herbal essences on my hair is less harsh than TRESemme. If you want more information on these harsh ingredients you can go to a link in my blog roll, the site is Newly natural.
Herbal Essences products are so pretty, lol, just had to say it. Who ever designed the bottles did a great job.
Suave Professionals Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner
I’ve been using Suave conditioners on and off. More specifically the Tropical Coconut conditioner and recently this Almond & shea butter kind. Suave has given me the same constant results. It leaves my hair soft every time I use it. I think I will be sticking with the Almond and Shea butter conditioner rather than going back to coconut.
So I know this list is long and is filled with a lot of products but I’ve been experimenting to see what product my hair likes most. Now that I’m getting a general idea of how my hair reacts to these products I know what to buy again and what not to buy again.
Definitely will buy again:
Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Mask,
Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter Conditioner,
I hope this information will be useful for you . 🙂
*Disclaimer: I am not being paid to talk about these products.