I hope you guys are still doing well. Why the long break? Bear with me as I am currently juggling work among some other things (sorry for being slightly vague).
It has been quite a L O N G time however, I am coming to you all with a brand new blog post. I warn you, there will be a bit of information to absorb and process. I will try my best to condense this information for you.
I am not sure how interested you are in my opinion of hair products (This year will mark 7 years of my natural hair journey), styling tools, etc., but I will share them anyway! lol
For the newly naturals (are there anymore newly naturals??), or someone who is interested in trying new hair care lines here are some of my suggestions:
- Hair Products
- *Alba: Their shampoo doesn't contain ANY sulfates. It is also an organic product. To me, it is the only shampoo that doesn't leave my hair dry. And it smells..AHHHMAZING.
- Conditioners/Leave-In Conditioners
- Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner (most wallet friendly!)
- *Suave Naturals Conditioner
- **Giovanni's Leave In Conditioner
- Styling Creams/Butters/ Oils
- ***My hair creme
- ***Qhemet Biologics Alma Butter/Honey Balm (GET. YOUR. BLESSING!)
- *Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding (for the chocolate lovers!)
- *Coconut Oil (It cures everything)
- *Olive Oil (Very moisturizing)
- Styling Gels
- **Eco Styler
- ***My home made gel
- ***Ouidad humidity gel (HOLY GUACAMOLE THIS PRODUCT IS AMAZING)
- Moisturizing Products/Sprays
- *Curls Moisturizer/2nd Day Curl Refresher
- *Jane Carter Spray leave in conditioner
- Foams/Hair Mousse
- Styling Tools
- **MetaGrip Premium Bobby Pins
- *Ribbon hair ties
- **Satin Scarves
- *Duck Bill clips (hair washing)
- SAMPLES SAMPLES SAMPLES!!!!!! If you do not want to fully commit to a full sized product (self-proclaimed commitment-phobe here) start with a sample size. You don't waste money, and you can see if you like the product!
- If you bought a product and you HATE. IT. Try using the product in different ways! I would purchase a few items, until I found a way for it to work for my hair. Money does not grow on trees, okay?
- Search for coupons and shop around! An obivious tip, but I have saved money by shopping around for certain hair products.
- Experiment! Look at the YouTube gurus for guidence, then adjust for your hair needs.
Note: Any product that is italicized and in bold, means that I HIGHLY recommend this product. No I am not being sponsored by these companies (I've paid with my own money). My blog is too indie for that. lol.
* Mostly found in Target, Walmart, and a few drugstores like Walgreens, CVS, etc.
**Can be found in select Target, Walmart and drugstores depending on your location
***Can be difficult to access or can be found at Sephora or Ulta. Can be moderate to expensive. I would suggest purchasing either online (possible coupons), the company's website, or a store locator.
This is only to be a guide. I hope that this is a good start for you guys. :)
Talk to you soon.