Hacking shampoos, conditioners, gels and creams with your oil(s) of choice is a great way to promote healthy strong hair growth.Monica Millner
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The more we wash our hair, the drier it may get. And if you are living in a area with dry hair, you probably would like to get some protective hairstyles so we can fight the dryness that comes with the weather. It is a good idea to incorporate other products in your hair care regimen so you can keep your hair as moisturized as possible. So, here are some options you can try that will do wonder to your hair. And don’t forget, the key to beautiful and shiny hair is Moisture!
1- Shea moisture,coconut & hibiscus curl enhancing smoothie:
It’s purpose is to moisturize and define thick and curly hair and it does the job perfectly. This is one of my favorite natural hair products because it’s difficult to fine something that makess your kinky hair smooth and moisturized. It is specifically made for textured hair.
This smoothie is a blend of:
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Water, Glycerin (Vegetable), Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*‰ª´, Cetrimonium Chloride, Polysorbate 60, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Oleth-10, Panthenol, PEG-150 Stearate, Steareth-20, Mangifera lndica (Mango) Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Silk, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Triethyl Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzoic Acid *Certified Organic Ingredient.I like using it all the time on my kinky hair because it makes it so much easier to manage and they look way healthier ever since I started using this hair line( along with a healthy regimen also).As soon as you put that thing in your hair and you use a Denman brush to distribute the product, it starts melting and defining curls. Try it and you won’t regret it!
2-Nexxus, moisturizing conditioner
Oh I’m telling you that thing is good and here are the ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Caviar Extract, Behentrimonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Dipropylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Amodimethicone, Trehalose, Gluconolactone, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Potassium Chloride, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, PEG-7 Propylheptyl Ether, Cetrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Actin, Adipic Acid, Sodium Sulfate, Hydrolyzed Roe, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.Even though I wouldn’t recommend using it all the time specially if you like using a lot of products on your hair because of the Dimethicone, I think it’s rich in moisture can help your hair fight dryness.My best tips for this products is to buy it at target, walmart or amazon instead of a store because it’s a lot cheaper. Also, make sure you use a cleansing shampoo once a month so you don’t have products buildup.The big bottle makes it easier for me to be generous, using it all the way at the end first before distributing the product in my whole hair.I like using it as:- Prepoo (to help detangle my hair before shampooing, this step usually helps minimize breakage)- Conditioner ( I Leave it on for 6 minutes so it can work its magic)- Or as part of my deep conditioner (to add extra moisture to my natural products when making DIY)
3- As I Am Long & Luxe pomegranate & Passion fruit Curl enhancing smoothie
This curl defining cream will make you smell like grapefruit or even oranges. The texture of the product is mild which means it won’t weigh your hair down. It specifically says that it’s made for hair types 3 & 4.The ingredients in the product are the following ones:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Punica Granatum Fruit Juice*, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Maltodextrin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Cera Alba/Bees Wax/Cire d’abeilla, Polysorbate 60, Passiflora Edulis Fruit Juice, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract*, Betaine, Niacinamide, Caffeine, Biotin, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Cola Acuminata Seed Extract, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance/Parfum, Beetroot Red, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethanolamine, Silica, Citric Acid, Caprylic Acid, Red 33/CI17200, Polyacrylamide, Carbomer, Propoxytetramethyl Piperidinyl Dimethicone, Glyoxylic Acid, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Limonene, Linalool.It is worth trying if you wanna achieve a good twist or twist out.
4- As I Am DoubleButter cream
Oh I’ve been using this rich daily moisturizer for a while now. And I would buy it again every time because when I use it as part of my daily hair regimen (LCO method), it leaves my hair super moisturized.
Let’s see the ingredients:
Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extract: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) and Phyllanthus Emblica (Amla) and Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) and Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin, Lanolin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Beeswax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Carbomer, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Triethanolamine, Potassium Sorbate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene, Turmeric.Plus, it has tumeric which is good to fight inflammation of the scalp.I love it and it has 4.5 stars on amazon. Seems like a winner to me!
5- Shea moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore leave-in conditioner
This whole collection is perfect for your natural hair but we’ll be only talking about the leave in conditioner for now.It is very light in texture and it’s specially made for Natural, Chemically processed or Heat styled damaged Hair.The main ingredients are: Shea butter, peppermint and apple cider vinegar. All of them promote long & healthy hair from my experience.
But here’s the whole ingredients list:
Water (Aqua), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Glycerin (Vegetable), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil , Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil , Hydrolyzed Keratin, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Vinegar, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Niacin, Dextran, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Caramel, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf ExtractWith a rate of 4.5 stars on Amazon a lot of people love using it along with the collection for the amount of benefits it gives to your hair.
6- Camille rose twisting butter
You wouldn’t be out of your mind if you decide to buy this little one that sometimes could sounds like….. too expensive! Quite frankly I thought it was too until I trusted my guts and bought it to realize it was worth every penny! Seriously: the smell, the thickness, the amazing job it does are unreal! And I’m not exaggerating.
Here’s the full list of Ingredients: Deionized water,behentrimonium methosulfate (BTMS)cetearyl alcohol, prunus dulcis(almond milk), prunusdulcis (almond)oil, cucurbita pepo(pumpkin)seed oil, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, simmondsia chinensis(jojoba) seed oil, oryza sativa (rice)bran oil, macadamia ternifolia (macadamia nut)seed oil,olea europaea (olive)fruit oil, cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil, ulmus fulva bark extract (slippery elm), ricinus communis(castor)seed oil, aloe barbadensis(aloe)leaf juice< honey, camellia sinensis(green tea)leaf extract, phenoxyethanol/caprylyl glycol(optiphen). sorbic acid, scent and LOVE!
This is made for twisting but it also add shine and moisture to your hair. You can never go wrong with it.And I love the fact that they mention the word LOVE at the end of their ingredients list. This makes me feel like it was a keeper! And you already guess how many stars it may have but let me tell you: 4.6 stars on amazon. Sounds again like a winner to me.
7- MAUI Moisture: curl quench + Coconut oil Curl Milk
What I like about MauiMoisture is the fact that they are very simple with their products. It makes it a great option for you if you wanna add light to good moisture into your hair without having to buy a whole bunch of stuff for your natural hair.
Each product usually have 3 main ingredients that focus on a problems your hair may have. Plus, their products is usually affordable ranging from 8 to 10 dollars. So I will consider trying it if I was you.
8- Shea moisture daily hydration shampoo
The SheaMoisture Daily Hydration is suitable for all hair types which makes it amazing! I like the fact that it’s made with coconut oil because this ingredient deeply moisturizes your hair.
So, this shampoo can be used on type 1 to type 4 Hair and has great moisturizing properties. When I use it my hair feels soft and hydrated while also clean. We always have a feeling that the better a shampoo lather the better it cleanses but that’s not true at all. And, the SHEAMOISTURE 100% Daily hydration Shampoo proves it.
Want to know the plus? You can use it even on a daily Basis and it will still keep your hair moisturize.
9- SheaMoisture Argan oil and Almond Milk
This shampoo doesn’t later a lot but gently cleanses your hair. So if you wanna wash your hair very often you can use it twice a week.
I like the fact that it keeps my hair soft and with great definition. But I still like putting some conditioner after that so ny hair can be deeply moisturized.
If you’re looking for another great gentle shampoo for your hair, this is a great option specially made for fine,wavy and frizzy hair.
10- Shea moisture moisture RETENTION conditioner
One of my favorites, it makes your hair so soft that you won’t need to even deep condition your hair if you don’t want to. This whole hair line targets dry, damaged and TRANSITIONING hair.The main ingredients are:Raw Shea Butter:Deeply moisturizes while conditioning hair and scalp.
Sea Kelp:Is a mineral rich that smoothes hair
Argan oil:Restores shine and supports hair elasticity.
If you are transitioning from relaxed to natural hair this is one of the best hair line for you to try.
11- JoleyTeture, Hair butter spread, daily Moisturizer
Protects, Moisturizes, Softens & Defines
For Dry and Damaged Hair
Hair Butter Spread Daily Moisturizer for dry and damaged hair is made to protect, Moisturize, Soften & Define natural hair.
This combination of butters and oils will hydrate and improve the elasticity of your kinky hair.
Shea butter, Mango butter, Kokum butter, Murumuru butter, Sunflower oil, Sweet almond oil, Avocado oil, Olive oil, Haitian Black Castor oil, Grapeseed oil, Coconut oil, Sesame seed oil, Carrot seed oil, Herbal blend from ayuverdic medicine, Essential oil(Fragrance), Vitamin E.
12- JoleyTexture, Ayuverdic hair growth oil
Moisturize your kinky hair with this delightful hair oil made with organic ingredients.
This ointment was specially formulated to promote and enhance the youth and vitality of your natural hair. Our oil is a blend of organic oils, pure essential oils and Herbal blend so your natural hair can be: Soft, Moisturized, Conditioned, Smooth and Stronger for better length retention.
Use twice a week as daily scalp massage,
Use once a week as an hot oil treatment or in your deep conditioner for best results
Ricinus Communis(Castor) seed oil, Vitis Vinufera (Grape) seed oil, Persea Gratissima ( Avocado) oil, Daucus Carota (Carrot) seed oil, Olea Europea (Olive oil), Helianthis annuus ( Sunflower) seed oil, Prunus amygdalus( Sweet almond) oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed oil, Coconut oil, Essential Oil blend( Fragrance), Herbal blend.