As you may or may not know, being a naturalista involves A LOT of trial and error. From products to hairstyles, it’s all a learning process to figure out what works for you. In between those trials you may find a couple good solutions however, the process AND MONEY to get there will be consuming. What I learnt though is that it’s not only the products you should be paying attention to but also the technique (I’m going to practice this a little more this year).
All hair types aren’t the same and it’s frustrating seeing a product work for someone else and not you. Most hair companies also seem to focus on the looser type of curls and not on more coarse hair patterns. Even if they do advertise for type 4 hair it still may NOT work! I won’t even begin to call out what products just don’t work for me so here are the ones that did.
TGIN – Thank God It’s Natural
Honey Miracle Hair Mask
*phew* During my natural hair journey I kept seeing advertisements of these products and how wonderful they were. I desperately wanted to try them but couldn’t find any in a store here and the price range was a little higher than other brands. I waited until I travelled to purchase it and there has been absolutely no regrets. This has been my go-to deep conditioner.
Check out a mini review here!
Green Tea Super Moist Leave In Conditioner
Luckily, I went to an Open House for a hair store on island and after purchasing products I received a goody bag with TGIN samples. It included products I actually wanted to try so I was happy. One of which was this leave in conditioner; a little definitely goes a long way and it was super moisturizing.
I’m trying to remember how or when I discovered the EDEN brand but I really can’t. Nonetheless, I’m happy I did. These two products have played a vital role in my wash n’ gos and twist outs. Simple moisturizing my fro on an off day, the pudding souffle is great. The defining creme was used for a wash n’ go along with lots of patience and a combination of the raking and shingling methods.
Hairstyles using EDEN Bodyworks
Coconut and Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo
One of the best shampoos that worked for me to date. It moisturizes AND cleanses very well. As with most of their other products a little goes a long way as it lathers greatly. The smell is wonderful and different to the creamy coconut scents I’m accustomed to. It was made for me; tempted to give other products in this line a try.
Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel
Last, but not the least – Aunt Jackie’s Flaxseed Gel. This product has worked on some days and totally failed on others. I wouldn’t mind discovering another gel but after the Ecostyler fiasco this came in clutch. It gave my hair definition, moisture (it wasn’t crunchy) and it didn’t flake! Butttttttt my hair still shrank!
What about you? What were some of your favorite products from last year? Let me know!