Being a naturalista can be a little difficult due to finding the perfect combinations of products for a wash and go, or finding out the best techniques for a twist or braid out that you have been dying to do. Every natural girl can attest that the maintenance of your hair is costly, but worth the time, effort and care you put in. The results will pay off, and your hair will definitely thank you later. Here are some natural hair products that should be on your must-have list for excellent moisture retention and healthy, bouncy curls.
As I Am Leave-In Conditioner
This leave-in conditioner retails about $10.50 on the As I Am website. This conditioner is ideal for those who are looking for a product that can promote healthy, strong hair growth and adds shine and moisture. In addition to these great benefits, this product would be great for those who want a wash and go and are looking for that leave in conditioner that pairs well with their favorite gel or curling custard.
Kinky-Curly Curling Custard
This curling custard ranges from $15 to $18 dollars depending on your local retailer. It is great for people who want a gel that will give your curls an elongated look, while still maintaining a long-lasting hold throughout your busy day. Another great addition to this product is that it does not leave your hair with the signature “crunchy” feel other harsh gel products leave. Kinky-Curly uses all natural ingredients.
Edge Booster Strong-Hold Pomade
Edges have become one of the most important things to incorporate in your everyday natural hair routine. There is a multitude of edge control products on the market, but some just do not do the trick for specific hair type. This pomade is water based and contains argan oil to give your edges that highly desired shine. Edge Booster edge control provides a stronghold that leaves your hair with no sticky residue in between wash days. This product also smells amazing with a variety of scents from blueberry to coconut banana.
Aunt Jackie’s Oh So Clean Moisturizing & Softening Shampoo
This product retails for around seven to nine dollars and can be found in your local retailers across the country. My favorite aspect is the coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, and shea butter in the ingredients. It leaves my hair feeling soft, moisturized and clean after every wash. The Oh So Clean shampoo also allows your detangling process to be a bit easier while also keeping your hair hydrated!
Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Split End Balm
The Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Split End Balm promises to seal and reduce the appearance of those split ends you have been dying to get rid of by 89%. This product blocks humidity to hold your ends together for a smooth, frizz-free finish. It also increases the shine and adds that “oomph” you have always desired for your natural tresses.
OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti Breakage Serum
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Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Treatment Masque with Shea Butter, Peppermint & Apple Cider Vinegar restores strength to damaged, brittle or chemically processed hair. The masque helps promote growth by supporting hair elasticity, reducing the appearance of breakage and shedding. This product is perfect for those who love to dye their hair or apply heat daily.
By: Raylyn Robinson; IG: @raylyn_xo