Though it’s mid-January I have not blogged in months, I feel like a visitor in a foreign country. Since we are saying goodbye to 2018, I thought I would start the year off by talking about my
favorite and most used products for 2018.
Before we get into the products, here’s a bit of background regarding my hair type. My hair texture is fine but plentiful, in other words… I have a lot of hair!
My hair type is mostly 3C but I do have 4a at the front and a few odd places.
Your hair type should not affect what products you choose, however, I always think its a good idea to really understand your own hair texture. This will help on your journey to achieving healthy hair. It’s worth me mentioning that I do have low porosity hair which does change the
way I shop for products.
If you don’t understand what your hair porosity is then watch this Video
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Ok, let’s jump straight in..
I’m always on the hunt for a good shampoo that cleanses my hair but doesn’t leave my hair feeling stripped of moisture.
The main four shampoos that I have been using are Palmer’s Coconut oil formula conditioning Shampoo, Pantene gold series moisture boost shampoo which I was pleasantly surprised with, I half expected it to dry out my hair because of the ingredients but it was the opposite. I also loved the Luster’s pink shea butter and coconut oil shampoo and the Babassu Conditioning Shampoo by Mielle Organics.
I don’t co-wash my hair often, I have never been a big fan of co-washing. I prefer to just skip the small talk and get straight to the point which is shampooing.
However, when I do eventually co-wash because or exercising or product build up. The two products I reached for were Luster’s pink shea butter coconut oil conditioner-wash and Activilong Paris Acti Force Black Castor Oil Co-Wash. Both products leave my hair feeling clean and moisturized.
I have tried so many conditioners but in 2018 I mostly just stuck with the same products.
I was really impressed with the Pantene Gold series conditioner. It left my hair feeling uber soft and easy to detangle. The other products I loved were Creme of Nature Pure Honey Dry Defence Conditioner and As I Am Detangling Conditioner
Leave in conditioners
Now my holy Grail leave in has to be Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner, Weightless Moisture.
I have been using this leave for years now without ever getting bored! Having rocked my hair short for a long time I used this as a curl definer for most of my wash and go styles. This product for me is multifunction. The other leave-in conditioners that are almost equally as good are; Activilong Paris Acti Force Black Castor Oil Leave-in conditioner (second favorite) and Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Leave-In Treatment
I’m always on the hunt for a good deep conditioner, for many years Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Masque has become like furniture in hair routine.
A great deep conditioner for me is a product that restores moisture making my hair look and feel shiny bouncy and healthy. 2018 was the year I discovered three more deep conditioners that met most of my criteria.
for many years Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Masque has become like furniture in hair routine. A great deep conditioner for me is a product that restores moisture making my hair look and feel shiny bouncy and healthy. 2018 was the year I discovered three more deep conditioners that met most of my criteria.
Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioning Mask, Creme of Nature Pure Honey Replenish & Strengthen Hair Mask and the impressive Activilong Paris Acti Force Black Castor Oil Fortifying Care Mask
In regards, to protein treatment, I no longer treat my hair monthly. Instead, I try to listen and have a feel for what my hair needs by only using a protein pack when my hair calls for it.
I usually just use the Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack.
When it comes to moisturizers, I tend to be pretty old school ‘If it ain’t broken why fix it?’ for this reason, I mostly use the same products year in year out.
When it comes to moisturizers, I tend to be pretty old school ‘If it ain’t broken why fix it?’ for this reason, I mostly use the same products year in year out. My most used moisturizer is Lush R&B Hair Moisturiser. I also use ORS Hair Repair Coconut Oil & Baobab Intense Moisture because it smells lovely and it’s really inexpensive. For my wash and go’s, I’ve been experimenting with As I Am So Much Moisture Hydrating Lotion. In addition, I also used Luster’s Pink Shea Butter Coconut Oil Moisturizing Hair Milk quite frequently. You can check out my in debt review of the new luster’s pink range here.
For Styling products, you would have seen this in all my youtube videos from the very beginning. Yup, you guessed it… Eco Styler Gel!
Were you surprised? Lol I know I wasn’t.
Subsequently, I’ve had the pleasure of easy living due to rocking my short hair for years. Styling my hair just required water and leave in conditioner and the occasional gel. As a result, I don’t use many styling products. Last year I used Luster’s Pink Shea Butter Coconut Oil Super Moisturizing Curl Definer. To slay my edges I use Creme Of Nature Pure Honey Moisture Infusion Edge Control and ORS Olive Oil Edge Control Hair Gel.
For oils, I usually try to stick to lightweight products that won’t weigh heavy on my hair. For the better half of 2018, I used Hair Amour ‘Flora Blossom’ Growth Stimulating Hair & Scalp Conditioning Oil. I also used Almond and Argan Oil. Recently I have been using Curly by Nature Hair Repair Oil
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