Hey Sistas! If you are transitioning from processed hair to natural hair or just did the BIG CHOP, here are some basic tips and a start guide for natural hair products and essentials. Remember, not all of these products may work for you, but it’s definitely a good starting point. The rest will be up to you to learn what works bests for your hair through trial and error.
Products I Recommend:
- Conditioner – I use conditioner to “co-wash” my hair. Co-washing is when you wash you hair with conditioner in place of using shampoo. I use Suave Conditioner, it’s affordable and does the job!
- Shampoo – I don’t really use shampoo, but I recommend getting a sulfate-free shampoo as sulfate tends to strip your hair of moisture and dry your hair out
- Leave-in Conditioner – It’s great to use a leave-in conditioner for added moisture.
- Oil – I love Argan Oil by Hollywood Beauty, but there are many oils to chose from such as Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, Olive Oil, and the list goes on. You can mix oils to find the perfect combination for your hair, but the purpose in to seal in the moisture
- Shea Butter – I love mixing Shea Butter and Coconut Oil together and this combination works really well for twisting your hair
- Alcohol-free Gel – This is essential for my naturals with a TWA or short hair. It’s great for defining your curls, especially when rocking a Wash and Go hairstyle
- Wide-tooth comb – Buy a regular wide-tooth comb for detangling your hair and another one with a rat tail end to help with parting and styling your hair
- Spray bottle – A spray bottle filled with water helps while you’re styling your hair as it tends to dry pretty fast, or at least before you’re finished styling your hair
- Duck bill Clips – These come in handy to section your hair while you’re styling
- Satin Cap – It’s extremely important to protect your hair while you’re sleeping and a satin cap is perfect for this purpose. You could also sleep on a satin pillowcase if you don’t want to wear a satin cap at night
- Denam Brush- This is a great tool to use to detangle your hair and also to define your curls
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