This is probably THE most requested content on my Instagram—what hair products do we use on our hair. So many of you have asked this question so many times and I finally after many weeks of you ladies asking I have finally put together this blog to share all of our hair products and tools that we use for our natural texture coily and curly hair types.
My daughter and I have completely different hair types. I have super coily and my daughter has super curly hair. For my hair type the goal is to have a lot of moisture and oils to help prevent breakage. For my daughter’s curly hair type, my goal is to make sure that her hair is free of frizz, properly moisture to prevent breakage, and keeping her scalp clean. Full disclosure, I suffer from extreme dry scalp and depending on the time of year and my stress level I literally have huge chunks of flakes that flare up. Because of this condition I have to keep my scalp clean and conditioned with the best clean, sulfate-free and paraben-free products.
COILY HAIR: tight, densely packed coils
CURLY HAIR: curly, spiral ringlets that look like corkscrews
SHAMPOOS + CONDITIONERS
MOISTURIZER + OILS
I should add that we do not use a brush on our hair. We do not use blow dryers / heat of any kind. I haven’t used a blow dryer on my natural hair in nearly six years—SIX years! I also have not colored or added any chemicals to my hair; neither has Little A except for occasional heat (mix of hot and cold) blow-drying when we do a specific protective style.
Our natural hair care routine
Our natural hair care routine is seriously the easiest hair care I have seen for natural hair. After years of perfecting my routine and hers it’s come, should I say, natural. (pun was intended, haha). Okay, back to natural hair care routine… so essentially we use similar products—shampoo and conditioner—no exceptions. When it comes to washing our hair, the process is hugely different—her curly hair takes much longer. In fact, it could take up to 10 hours depending on what hairstyle she had before and what she wants done. Here are a few tips on taking care of natural hair
- Wash your hair once per week or bi-weekly
- Co-wash in between washes
- Use moisturizing leave-in conditioner twice a week
- Always detangle when you wash (we detangle, cleanse the scalp with shampoo then rinse out)
- Always wear a silk cap or scarf before bed or sleep on a silk pillow Always trim the ends during washes
Taking care of natural hair is not easy. It takes a lot of time and product, but consistent maintenance will give you the healthy, fuller and voluminous hair you want! I hope this was helpful but if you have any questions, feel free to ask.