Although I’ve been natural for 2.5 years, I do not claim to be a natural hair expert. But I do get a lot of questions about what products I use in my hair. I decided to do a short post about what products I use and how I manage my hair.
Wash, Condition, Deep Condition:
First things first, I wash/co-wash, condition, and deep condition my hair while in the shower. I test out different brands, but I do have a few favorites: As I am co-wash, Aussie Moist conditioner, and Eden Body Works deep conditioner.
Once my hair is washed and conditioned, I section my hair into four sections and detangle them using a wide-tooth comb. Once my hair is detangled I moisturize it using the LOC method.
The L.O.C Method (Leave-in, Oil, and Cream)
Again, I don’t always use the same products but these are some of my favorites: Eden Body Works leave-in conditioner, Manelove Seal the Deal Avocado Mint Oil (I love this stuff!), and Shea Moistures Kids Curling Butter Cream. Be sure to check out other Manelove products! They are 100% natural and hand made! ManLove <~click the link!!
With my hair in sections, I first apply a liberal amount of leave-in conditioner to each section. Next I seal in all the moisture by applying oil to each section. I finish off with the curl cream.
Once the moisture is locked in, I make sure my curls are defined. I do this by using my Denman brush. I basically brush sections of my hair, making sure the products are evenly distributed throughout my hair. Watch those curls pop!
When I want my hair more defined and less frizzy, I use a gel or curling custard. As I said before I do not always use the same brand. Some of my favorites are Hello Tight Curly Gel, As I Am Curl Jelly, and Eco Styler Gel.
Hurry Up and Dry:
During the summer I like to let my hair air dry. When it’s too cold I bring out the blow dryer! I blow dry my hair on the warm setting using the diffuser attachment (to keep my hair from getting frizzy).