Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Hair Products: 2010

If you don't remember anything else in life about how to care for natural hair, please remember that less is definitely more when it comes to hair:

The less you manipulate your hair (combing, styling, touching aka HIFD hand in fro disease), the more healthier your hair is going to be.

The less products you use the better. You do not, I repeat, do not need 25 different products to use on your hair. I KISS (keep it simple stupid, no I am not calling you stupid lol) I use 10 drops of Dr. Bronner's castile soap diluted with a half cup of water to shampoo my hair maybe once a month, and use any conditioner I have on hand to condition with. Then there are about 4 products that I use on my hair:

styling: Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera gel with naturals for shine and light hold
Don't judge me and my hording tendencies :)

World of Curls curl activator gel

both of these products are also moisturizers. I do not use a product just for shine or just for hold. All of my products have multiple purposes and therefore I cut down on the amount of products I use. Mmm Hmmm...

For daily moisture I use products that are water based. Water is very very important ingredient not only in our internal diets but also for our hair as well. Nothing can live without water, including our hair. Some lucky people can get by with just a water spritz everyday. I am not that lucky. So I use Greg Juice by Oyinhandmade

and I also use World of Curl Comb Out Spray.  EDITED JUNE 2010-  I no longer use this formula of the comb out spray, I now use the regular formula. 

and StaySof Fro by Softsheen and Carson.

At the most I might use 2 of the products at one time, but never 3 spritzes at once. It's just overkill. And the only reason why I might use 2 is because sometimes Greg juice is the bomb moisturizer, but it doesn't really do nothing as far as shine is concern, so I do a spritz or two of World of Curl's spray to give it a light gloss. The World of curls comb out spray has lanolin in it and the lanolin is what gives my hair some shine :)


  1. I used FOTE all the time to make my twists and style my hair as a loose nappy. It was the only product that wouldn't make my scalp react since I have sensitive skin, and I remember how healthy and lush it made my twists. I'm a huge fun of your gorgeous and healthy hair! I understand that less hair manipulation is better and that you wash 1x a month, but I must wash weekly because of my scalp condition.

  2. It is amazing how we all have nappy hair, but it behaves so differently! FOTE by itself leaves my hair dry to the bone!
    But def do whatever keeps your hair happy and healthy! Washing my hair doesn't really damage it, it's just that I am usually too lazy to wash it anymore than once or twice a month :(

    Thanks for the Love Dewdrop! You know your hair is the bizness too lady!



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