Since September 1st of 2015, when I decided to transition back to natural hair, I came to the conclusion that it was time to throw away my old products in turn for some new ones! Here are my go to hair products and oils for my natural hair journey!
First up are the beloved hair products. Everyone knows about the sought after natural product company known as Shea Moisture , right? If not, Let me give you a brief overview. According to Shea Moisture’s website, “Sofi Tucker started selling Shea Nuts at the village market in Bonthe, Sierra Leone in 1912. By age 19, the widowed mother of four was selling Shea Butter, African Black Soap and her homemade hair and skin preparations all over the countryside. Sofi Tucker was our Grandmother and SheaMoisture is her legacy.” So, now that there’s a bit of a back ground out there, let us get straight into it!
So far, hair products wise, I have only used Shea Moisture in my natural hair journey but I am sure in the future I will venture out of this company if they ever stop working, (which I doubt).
Clockwise, starting from the bottom,
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Shampoo w/Shea Butter & Apple Cider Vinegar
(http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11361001) -$10.99, Ulta.com.
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser w/Silk Protein & Neem Oil
(http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11601001) – $11.99, Ulta.com.
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Mix
(http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6390359) – $11.99, Ulta.com.
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow and Restore Treatment Masque w/Shea Butter & Apple Cider Vinegar
(http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11361009) – $12.99, Ulta.com
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner.
(http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11361003) – $10.00, Ulta.com.
Now, I purchased all of my oils off of Amazon, so if you just type in the search bar which oil you’re looking for, you should be fine! P.S, when looking for oils to buy, make sure that you’re purchasing, Cold-Pressed Or Virgin Oils. Here are quick benefits of each oil.
Coconut Oil: It is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair and it softens the hair and conditions the scalp.
Sweet Almond Oil:
“1.The primary benefit of sweet almond oil is as a sealant and hair protector.
2. Saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids form 71% of the fatty acids found in sweet almond oil so it does have a good ability to penetrate the hair shaft and moisturise hair from the inside. However, note that its relatively higher density compared to other vegetable oils makes it less suitable for regular scalp application although it would work well as a moisturiser especially in a pre-shampoo treatment. [Master oil chart coming]
3. It makes hair bright, shiny and silky looking. As it is denser than other vegetable oils commonly used for hair, ancient Egyptians routinely combined it with castor oil. This blend is complementary as, in turn, sweet almond oil improves the smell and texture of castor oil.
4.Apply to dry or damaged hair to reawaken the weak ends. If you have weakening/dry ends mix a sweet almond oil and castor oil base with rosemary essential oil and rub into your ends daily/regularly. ” (Extraction from nenonatural.com)
Jamaican Black Castor Oil:
- Increase hair growth
- Thicken hair that is starting to thin out
- Reduce and prevent hair damage
- Eliminate dry hair
- Make the hair fuller and shinier
- Deeply condition and moisturize hair and scalp
- Prevents dry scalp
- Boost your hair’s overall health
Jojoba Oil: Jojoba rapidly penetrates down to the scalp and hair shaft, and readily loosens and dissolves this hardened build-up. The scalp and hair follicles are left clean and free to continue their normal function. Jojoba is great for all hair types and has an ability to inhibit excess activity of the sebaceous glands making it the perfect choice for people with oily scalps that still need conditioning. Likewise it can be used for dry hair as it helps to moisturize your hair properly.
Peppermint Oil: Helps to stimulate blood flow to the root of the hair. This is very important for hair as it helps the hair to receive proper nourishment. This in turn will lead to hair growth. That tingly feeling when peppermint oil is felt on the scalp is actually the stimulation of blood flow to hair. (MY FAVORITE OIL).
And lastly, Lavender Oil: It is a good treatment for dandruff and itching, helpful in controlling hair breakage and improving hair growth. Most widely known to treat alopecia areata, a condition where you lose excessive hair, especially in patches. Daily massage with lavender oil has proven to help significant re-growth and gives you the results in a few months. Lavender oil blends well with many other essential oils including jojoba, rosemary and tea tree oils.