My Staple Hair Products

As I encounter better and better products and determine better product combinations and techniques, I’m constantly updating my list of staple and holy grail hair products. Below I keep a running record of my lists, from most recently updated list to my earliest list.


My Staple and Holy Grail (HG!) Hair Products: April 8th, 2018 Update

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Predetangling cleanser 22nd Century Natural Shampoo Bar from moorket.com
Detangling cleanser 22nd Century Natural Shampoo Bar and the KareCo Tangle Buster Brush
Chelating shampoo (as needed) HairPrint Chelating Shampoo
Cleanser Rhassoul clay wash such as Shea Terra Mud Poo, Naturalicious 5-in-1 Clay Treatment, or a DIY clay wash
Protein treatment (as needed) Komaza Care Protein Hair Strengthener
Deep conditioner Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Intense Hydration Masque
Hydrating, strengthening spritz DIY CurlyProverbz Ayurvedic Hair Tea (please see YouTube)
Ends care Jakeala Shea Amla Hair Parfait from Etsy.com
Wash-and-go gel styler Bronner Brothers Firm Hold Curling Gel
Twist out styler Bronner Brothers Firm Hold Curling Gel or
The Mane Choice Tropical Moringa Pearly Braid Out Glaze
Scalp massage growth oil DIY CurlyProverbz Ayurvedic Fenugreek-infused Hair Growth Oil  (please see YouTube)

My Staple Hair Products: March 24th, 2018 Update

  1. Prepoo and pre-detangler: Shea Moisture High Porosity Moisture Correct Masque
  2. Cleansers:
    1. Scalp cleanser: Cantu Apple Cider Vinegar Root Rinse
    2. Strands cleanser: 22nd Century Natural Shampoo Bar
    3. Chelating shampoo: HairPrint Chelating Shampoo
  3. Treatments:
    1. Deep conditioner for moisture: Shea Moisture Honey Manuka masque
    2. Protein treatment: Komaza Care Protein Hair Strengthener
  4. Strengthener: CurlyProverbz DIY Hair Tea
  5. Sealant (also protects against tangling): Jakeala Shea Amla Hair Parfait
  6. Moisturizer: HairVeda Red Tea Heavy Cream
  7. Gel: Bronner Brothers Firm Hold Curling Gel (holy grail!!!)
  8. Twist out product: ???
  9. Other:
    1. Curl Junkie Repair Me
    2. Texture ID Foam

My Staple Hair Products: December 3, 2017 Update

  1. Every 6 Weeks:
    • Henna treatment
    • HairPrint Chelating Shampoo
  2. Wash Day:
    1. Prepoo: aloe Vera juice, glycerin, and coconut oil two-step prepoo method
    2. Scalp cleanser: Cantu Apple Cider Vinegar Root Rinse
    3. Ayurvedic cleanser for scalp: Soultanicals Soulvedic Strands Poo Bar
    4. Ayurvedic cleanser for strands: Henna Sooq Coveda Shampoo Bar
    5. Deep conditioner: Shea Moisture Manuka Honey masque (add Green Beauty Real Protein as needed)
    6. Detangler: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    7. Moisturizing strengthener: DIY CurlyProverbz-inspired Ayurvedic Curl Activator Tea
    8. Ends care: Jakeala Shiloh Hair Balm (a natural, ayurvedic “grease”)
    9. Edge care: Asha and Miel edge growth oil
    10. Styler: Either Biosilk Hard Rock Gelee or Black Castor and Flaxseed Oil Eco Styler gel or Shea Moisture Anti-breakage Gel

My Staple Hair Products: August 28th, 2017 Update

2017 September Focal Hair Products and Tools

  1. Cleansing prepoo: Pure O.N.E. Beauty Prepoo Hair Mud Mask (either the apple cider vinegar version or the black soap version)
  2. Cleanser when cleansing prepoo will not suffice: Soultanicals Soulvedic Strands Poo Bar
  3. Chelating shampoo once a month: HairPrint Chelating Shampoo
  4. Rinse: organic rice water (for protein, strength, and silkiness . . . NOT to be done on protein treatment days)
  5. Protein treatment as needed: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler (from Sally’s)
  6. Deep conditioner #1: Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intense Hydration Masque
  7. Deep conditioner #2: Soultanicals Afrotastic Curl Elastic
  8. Deep conditioner #3: Soultanicals Fro Despair, Vitamin Hair Repair Mega DC
  9. Hydrator: aloe Vera juice
  10. Sealant: Jakeala Shea Amla Parfait (in the peachy scent of the Jakeala cowash bar)
  11. Gel: EarthTones Naturals Gelly
  12. Edge care: Asha & Miel Edge Genesis ULTRA Oil
  13. Oil / growth stimulant: CurlyProverbz DIY Ayurvedic Hair Growth Oil
  14. Oil / finisher: Broccoli seed oil (for, e.g., taking down twists, extra sealing of ends, etc.)
  15. Setting foaming lotion: Nairobi Wrapp-It Shine Foaming Lotion
  16. Heat protectant and straightening serum: IC Fantasia Hair Polisher Heat Protectant Straightening Serum

My Staple Hair Products: November 17th, 2018 Update

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The products pictured above, collectively, permit me to do everything I need to do to care for and style my hair . . . and they perform FANTASTICALLY well on my hair.

Were I to go minimalist, I believe the collection below would work, in order of indispensablness:

  • DevaCurl Decadence One Condition (can triple as a deep conditioner, conditioner, and also — for my hair — a curl definer)
  • Komaza Care Protein Hair Strengthener (protein treatment)
  • DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel (styler)
  • Soultanicals Slip-N-Slide Knot-Proof Hair Glide (detangler I can also use as a prepoo)
  • Jakeala’s (at Etsy.com) Honey Hair Thang Masque (can triple as a cowash, clay treatment, and deep conditioner)
  • Jakeala’s (at Etsy.com) Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo (deep cleanser)

My Staple Hair Products, in Order of Indispensableness: October 30th, 2018 Update

  • DevaCurl
    • DevaCurl Decadence One Condition
  • Komaza Care
    • Komaza Care Protein Hair Strengthener
  • Soultanicals
    • Soultanicals Slip-N-Slide Knot-Proof Hair Glide
  • Camille Rose Naturals
    • Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker
  • Kinky Curly
    • Kinky Curly Come Clean
  • Shea Moisture
    • Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Masque
    • Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
  • Netwurks
    • Netwurks Hair Revitalizer
  • Naturalicious
    • Naturalicious Morrocan rhassoul clay wash/treatment
  • Any good brand:
    • Jojoba oil

 

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