Updated December 3, 2017: My Staple Hair Products

  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

Updated August 28th, 2017: My Staple Hair Products

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

Updated November 17th, 2016: My Staple Hair Products



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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)

Updated October 30th, 2016: My Staple Hair Products, in Order of Indispensableness

  • 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