Finally! Let’s talk Natural Hair Products. First of all did you watch my last review of Aunt Jackie’s Flax Seed gel and the High-bun tutorial?, sssseerrriooousslllyyy yall! I’m low-key pissed, you guys hardly leave any comments, support a sister blogger haibo! A like and smiley comment never hurt nobady 🙂
On a more serious note, I want to say Thank you if you read this blog♥ and I hope that the tips from my experiences helps make your natural hair journey smoother. When I wear my hair out I get so many compliments and questions about my regime and how I keep it moisturized. Sharing with you helps me document my journey (I love to write)and be reminded I am not alone on this natural hair journey life-thigny…
Ahem! Before things get too deep outchea, have a look at my Top 5 Natural Hair friendly products that are readily available off-shelf at local health stores and malls here in South Africa and won’t leave a huge dent in your pocket. This is a blessed country!! I found up to 10 Natural hair friendly products, but for this post I will stick to ones that I have tried and tested myself.
One vital step on our natural hair journey is deciding and sticking to the best products your hair responds to. The key to healthy natural hair and length retention is moisture!(water). Water or water based products increases elasticity of the hair strands which leads to less breakage due to the strengthening of the bonds in the hair strands. Most of the products listed below have been a staple for me. Before I visited the states and got lucky with the Shea Moisture range, I used and still use these products to keep my hair clean and hydrated. All products listed below are natural hair friendly. This is helpful to keep in mind when selecting products for your hair: Ingredients to avoid in your Natural Hair products, read here
Here are my Top 5 Natural Hair Products
Earth Sap is an Eco-friendly proudly South African toiletry and cleaning product manufacturer. Their products are made using pure plant oils and other natural ingredients.It contains NO sulfates, synthetic fragrances, artificial preservatives, parabens, phosphates, petrochemicals, chlorine, bleaches, what ever chemical you can think of. Earth Sap has been my no 1 affordable go-to for my hair care since I started my journey two years ago. The shampoo I feel is great for clarifying, if you wash your hair bi-weekly or only when needed. I like to use the conditioner to cleanse both my scalp and my hair since my hair is on the dry side, I mix it with my oils for more hydration during deep conditioning. It is great for all hair types and the best thing about Earth-Sap is that it is one of the most affordable natural hair products around.
Where to Buy: Pick&Pay, Dis-Chem, online at: Faithful to Nature and most organic shops. PRICE:R62
2. AFRICAN PRIDE
I use the Olive Oil moisturizing lotion on a daily. If you’ve read NappyHair by Ese, you understand the importance of daily moisturizing and implementing the LOC/LCO method of moisturizing your hair. I explain this method in my e-book, which you can download for free here . After Washing and deep conditioning, I apply my coconut oil and then this cream over it to seal everything off. I also mix it with water and oil and use as my daily moisturizing spray. It is a very rich moisturizer, and does its job even simply applying it on dry hair. My most important peeve to choosing a natural hair product is that Aqua (water) is listed as one of the first five products! This African pride moisturizer is just that!
Where to Buy: Clicks. Price R36
3. HASK MONOI COCONUT OIL CONDITIONER
I discovered this product from one of my roommates from Germany. And I admit helping myself to it that one time.. Lol I am constantly checking ingredient listing when I come across an unfamiliar shampoo or conditioner. This conditioner smells like heaven! Coconut heaven! My first try had me hooked!! I like to use this often as a co-wash. Always leaves my hair feeling hydrated and smelling fresh. Hask has a range of products that are amazing for all hair types and free of sulphates and parabens. This is the priciest one on the list but it’s definitely one to try!!
Where to Buy: Clicks, Price: R140
4. PALMERS COCONUT OIL PROTEIN PACK
Our love for coconut oil is infinitious!! My go to protein treatment is Palmer’s Protein pack for when I feel my hair needs some strengthening (wash,deep condition and Protein treatment tutorial). It’s so amazing that we can get it off the shelf and I would love to see more of the Palmer’s range in our local stores. I experience less breakage and more defined coil texture after I protein treat my hair. For healthy hair growth you must find a balance between moisture and protein.
I had a friend with 4b-4chair hair complain about how her hair is still breaking a lot even when using sulphate free products and deep conditioning weekly and I recommended this pack to her. Moisture is definitely essential, but when your hair is over-moisturized (yes it exists) it will still break as when it is dry. I have dry porous 4chair so I need more moisture than protein (4chair is usually protein sensitive). Ladies with looser hair texture might need to protein treat more often. Remember to listen to your hair!! It will tell you what it needs.
Where to buy: Clicks, Price: R19
If you haven’t already heard the Cantu Range is now in SA!!! Along side Shea moisture, Cantu seems one of the top picks for naturally curly and kinky girls alike. I have watched many popular hair bloggers rave about this range and the wonders it does and I really cant wait to get my hand on their products. As soon as my conditioner finishes, in fact I’m not waiting for that! As soon as I set my eyes on this product, I’m getting myself some and trying it out! After I try it, A product review will follow and hopefully some sponsor-shipment aka giveaways can happen (*hint hint) Haha.
YAAY for Natural Hair Products in South Africa!! Another YAAY for Embracing and loving our beautiful hair even with its challenges.Have you tried out any of these products? How did your hair feel? My nappy sisters in Naija! I have not forgotten you and I am working on a collab to also bring you this list post so stay tuned and subscribe so you don’t miss it! I hope this post helps you! Comment with any questions you might have and I will answer them.
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