Best Natural Hair Products
I came across this video on Youtube and thought I would share it with you if you are natural or transitioning. These are some of the best products out there, of course you may want to try and see if they agree with your hair type. You may have to try several products before you find the right one for you. This video is by Hamstring187
Kimmaytube’s Leave-in Conditioner Recipe
I have been looking for quite a while for a good leave-in conditioner and I think I might give this recipe a try. It is Kimmaytube’s PH balanced Leave-in Conditioner Recipe.
You will need:
2 TB of your favourite sulfate-free conditioner
2 TB “Lily of the Desert” Aloe Vera Juice,
2tsp “Desert Essence” Jojoba Oil,
2tsp “The Palma Christi” Castor Oil.
Mix all the ingredients and keep refrigerated. You can add 5-6 drops of Tea Tree oil to preserve the conditioner.
Here is a quick guide to help you determine what type of hair you have. It is possible that you may have more than one type.
Type 3 hair is curly hair. If you pull a strand of a type 3 curly, you will notice it has a definite S shape. Granted, the S may be a lower case s or upper case S, or it may even resemble a Z on some occasions…however, there is a definite curl pattern in place, with our without products. This hair type is full bodied, climate dependent (humidity frizz), and damage prone. Lack of proper care renders dull curls.
3a – Stretched, loose, loopy “S” curls.
3b – Medium ringlets, bounces back easily to its original state when pulled.
3c – Tight corkscrew curls, the size of a straw. Very springy texture. Absorbs water easily.
CURLY HAIR STYLING TIP: Curly hair is the most temperamental hair type If you apply too much styling product weighed down/greasy looking curls, apply too little styling product. The key to guaranteeing effortless, frizz free curls is proper styling product application. Always start fresh, Cleanse, Condition, Moisturize, then apply your styling product of choice.
Type 4 is Kinky hair. Despite many misconceptions, this tightly coiled hair is quite fine and fragile. It is wiry, and delicate by nature. Each strand usually has a zig zag pattern. Kinky hair is the driest hair type, thus it is more prone to breakage and requires a gentle touch. A misconception exists that this hair type does not grow. Kinky hair grows at the same rate as other texture; however, if not treated properly it breaks more than other textures. Treat this hair type like a fine silk blouse – cleanse gently, detangle softly, and avoid harsh chemicals.
4a – Tightly curled but has a visible curly-kinky texture.
4b – Kinky texture when dry, but is actually a looser curl pattern when wet. Very little visible curl defintion.
4c – Very tightly curled with a short, “Z” curl pattern. Texture remains tight or has even more shrinkage when wet. No visible curl definition.
KINKY HAIR CARE TIP: Because kinky hair is dry by nature, and therefore breaks easily, it needs added moisture, daily. Dry hair breaks…well moisturized hair is supple and has elasticity. The key to keeping these natural locks healthy, shiny, and beautiful is to moisturize every step of the way. Start with a creamy, sulfate free, moisturizing cleanser, follow suit with a super hydrating conditioner, prep with a rich moisturizer and style with a rich cream, full of natural oils and rich butters. Look for moisturizing humectants, natural conditioning agents, and exotic extracts to add moisture to these locks. Avoid mineral, and petrolatum oil and heavy waxes.