I am a conehead :). No conditioner gives my hair the feeling that Herbal Essences LTR gives me. The slip is incredble . I love my AO honey suckle but when i detangle or can't get the moisture I need I go for LTR. My hair doesn't like HH but i can't go without LTR.
I'm glad u did this topic cuz it seems like everyone on here despises miss jessies.I'm in love with Miss Jessies Superslipsudsy shampoo and the Curly Meringue.Its my solution to twist-outs. And my cantu hair dressing pomeade is grear for my two-strand twists.
Blue Magic is what's up! Can't leave home without smoothing it on. :)
i am addicted to hot six oil. and although it has cones in it, it has about a thousand other great things in it. if i have to be done with it, they will have to pry it from my dead lifeless fingers!!!missdeeplyrooted.blogspot.com
Pink Moisturizer - Cause my husband always has a gallon laying around, lol and I will slap some Sulfur 8 on my head, lol lol I like that smell, lol
Dee said,World of Curls activator or Dudley's Salon Control activator gel.....I use this as a leave in and then proceed with a styling gel(Eco/olive oil gel and KBB Butter Love or Oyin's Burnt Sugar-depending on how I style my hair). It leaves my hair soft and moisturized. Not greasy or sticky. It works great for my thick 3b/3c-type hair.
I like ol 'school Softee Coconut Oil Hair & Scalp Conditioner (99 cents a jar at the dollar store or corner beauty supply store). I use just a tiny dab.A small jar can me last two years. It's a mineral oil/coconut oil mix. I emulsify that dab in my hand and run it over my hair when I'm bunning it. I use such a small amount I don't feel it and it doesn't build up, but I see a nice pop of shine and it soften without feeling too greasy. It also settles flyaways or slight frizz.
I didn't discover this product until I started transitioning but I heart Palmers' Olive Oil Formula Hairdress and Olive Oil Formula Conditioning Spray Oil. My natural hair is really dry and the olive oil hairdress just makes it pop back to life! I don't really put it on my scalp just my hair and my hair feels moisturized and soft.
Liv Creme Hairdress! Main ingredients are water, petroleum, and mineral oil, but NO PRODUCT softens my hair like this does. It's all in the results...
I agree w/ TWT - Miss Jessie's is the bomb! Curly Pudding is my crack... I have overstocked since they are doing the BOGO
Be careful ladies Herbal Essence has changed up its conditioner ingredients. It is now using less plant extractions, more cones and and has even started using sodium hydroxide(which is the main ingredient in relaxers). If you dont believe me, grab a new bottle, they have wispy flowery designs on them and see. Some stores still carry the old formula, but if you happen to see a bottle of the old batch (plainer bottle) beside the new batch(designed bottle) you will notice the change in ingredients.
Vaseline, i know I've mentioned it on previous posts, but it is hands down the best sealant ever! I'm sorry NOTHING tops it! I personally am not opposed to any product unless i can see evidence that it's hurting my hair/scalp or detrimental to my length retention, and I think a lot of the stuff we've shunned in order to be natural has been uneccesary. Im all for natural ingredients and have the cabinent to prove but my aloe vera and coconut oil is right next to the Vaseline and Pantene lol.
OMG! I swear I could have written this post myself!!! I LOVE my BLUE MAGIC! I shout it from the rooftops lol. I don't put it on my scalp but in the winter time, it's a godsend. <3I figure it worked when my G-ma and Mom were pressing their hair and pressing mine when I was a kid. So, it will work fine (in moderation) now. I get Miss Jessie's when I want to get my bourgeois on lol. <3My hair hasn't given me any issues either. PLUS, it makes my blowouts last a heckova lot longer because even in the rain, my hair doesn't strink all the way back up. Don't sleep on Blue Magic!
Vonte for the flyaways that just wont lay down with anything else. Ingredients are horrible, but it WORKS!
My old school product that I will never let go of is S-Curl activator spray. Never getting rid of it. I use it in the summer with my wng and in the winter I baggy with it, just like the jheri curl days!!
The Palmers Olive Oil grease! My braids love it!
HH LTR and Mane and Tail mostly b/c Mane and Tail's direction say you can rinse out, use as a DT or a leave in (i have a problem leaving in rinse out conditioners, never tried it but the idea just doesnt sit well with me). LTR is thick enough to mix with any oil, gel, pudding, or butter and even alone i love how it leaves my hair. ~blkbeauty2010
I love texture my way!! I love the smell and the fact that it makes my curls pop whilst moisturizing them.
Im having a hard time giving up the shampoos and conditioners that are made mostly for perm hair. They still work good for my hair and wheni use natural hair products my hair do not seem to take to them. Maybe because im still transitioning and my hair is training itself and getting use to the change.
Sulfur 8 original hair grease. It is a little like magic to my scalp. A very light coating after a wash and I am good for the week. No matter how many negative reviews it receives I will ALWAYS keep a small jar in under my sink.
I don't believe in following so-called "natural rules." Use whatever works for you.-Shampoos: Currently I'm using up my bottle of HE HH shampoo...I haven't used it in years but I've been experimenting lately (see below) and need the sulfate to get the product off.-Conditioners/leave-ins: I've found that conditioners with cones actually give me better coil definition.-Stylers: Thanks to their BOGO sale, I recently purchased 8-ounce jars of MJ Curly Pudding (unscented) and Stretch creme. Both have mineral oil in them. The Stretch creme was so-so but the CP has turned out to be a pleasant surprise.
My favorite old school classic would be Vitapointe. It can do no wrong. I was reintroduced to it during my transition & I've been hooked ever since. It leaves my edges layed down and shiny. Ahh yes :-)
i understand the hate for mineral oil etc...but i never understood the no cone thing....its extremely easy to avoid mineral oil...i just skip over the black hair row because everything has mineral oil but cones are everywhere... sure suave and vo5 have no comes but i cant use this forever plus most things that are marketed no cone are expensive and i found them to be blah... so i like cones and find no negative on them...mineral oil i avoid but to each its own i guess
Marc's Lano-lustre original formula hair grease. I swear by it for both my girls' hair. My mom used it on my hair when i was a little girl and every girl in the family since has had it on her hair. It really does work for hair growth. The ingredients are: petrolatum, lanolin, water, glycerin, bht, propyl paraben. Not such a great "natural" list but I am a sucker for it because I know it works!
I love my Africa's Best herbel grease I don't believe in the good product/bad product it depends on the person and their hair.
i just recently started using blue magic coconut oil grease on my braidouts. I have been transitioning 11 mths, and i had shunned mineral oil and petroleum containing products. I used it just bc i was curious. The tricks are to apply leave in cond. first, never apply it directly to the scalp, and to not use it daily. :)
Miss Jessie's, sta-sof-fro, s-curl, sulfur 8, vitapointe
Sulfur 8 (light), Blue Magic for sealing, and hot six oil...I can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Something about that Blue Magic that makes my ends feel so much better in the winter time. I add a little bit of rosemary to my Sulfur 8 because I can't stand the smell of it, and it makes me feel like it's not so bad. *pouts and smirks*randomosityanddivadom.blogspot.com
Hot Six Oil. I vow to not buy a ton of oils when I get all my hair likes in one bottle. Yes it has a cone but my hair is a friend of the cone.
I love cones. The Philip B Serum keeps my hair looking good for weeks at a time. I haven't washed my hair in 3 weeks... going for the record, lol.
Kuza 100% Indian Hemp Hair & Scalp Treatment. It's the only thing that I use for oil or grease.
I would say Murray's wax for my edges...shhh
African Pride..Miracle of Mom Moisturizer
I use Suave Almond and Shea Butter shampoo and conditioner. I also just tried Tresemme moisture richshampoo and conditioner. Both brands have cones, mild sulfates, etc... But are the only ones (aside from Nature's Gate Organics Shampoo, Chamomile & Lemon Verbena shampoo) that work so well with my hair! I have mixed 3c/4a hair and its very picky about what goes in it. And a LOT of natural and organic products don't work at all for me. XD
Aussie Moist! I love the smell and the slip. I "listen" to my hair, so if I feel buildup I just clarify.
I love Let's Jam! I know, I know...it has every bad thing in it but whatever! Nothing holds and defines my curls like it. I mix it with water and make it creamy like a leave-in. It's fantastic!
Garnier Fructis curl sculpting cream-gel. Tried to replace it because it had 'cones and mineral oil, but the other stuff sucked. I can't quit you, Garnier!
I wash with Cantu color treated/Natural shampoo. Use T tree leave in conditioner. Grease scalp with B &B hair grease. I use Eco olive oil styling gel to define two strand twist.
Wow - Awesome Sounds like these products work on loose naturals that style their hair on a daily basis, but for those with locs and braids please stay away from petroleum based products because they are a magnet for lint; and lint can break and thin out you hair.
I'm gonna keep it 100% real, I love Dax..my mama used it in my hair and I used it in m y kids hair, when they were small. Tcb too!
I love blue magic haur grease,pink oil moisturizer, motions leave in conditioner spray and dr miracle hot oil treatment. I miss using these products. I may have ti go back to them because they made my hair look so pretty!
I use vaseline to seal my ends, and like a previous poster, nothing keeps my hair moisturized for a week without adding more like pure vaseline. It's cheap and works the best for my thirsty hair.
Dax hair grease I still use it lol!!!
Blue Magic Coconut oil grease on top of a natural product like Shea moisture curl enchancing smoothie or giovanni is the Best. Less Breakage, less Frizz, and Less time in the batroom doing hair :-) I dont put it on my scalp tho... thats a no no..
haha its like we speak the same language girl!!!!!
Softee hair grease (costs about $1). The best
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