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Natural Hair Confessions!

By January 27th, 202120 Comments
Natural Hair Confessions!What old school product do you still rely on from time to time?

Which old school product would you consider trying again?

Although I can’t say I rely on it, I’ve recently revisited Nexxus Humectress. The ingredients aren’t the best, but when I first went natural, it always left my hair very soft and moisturized.
Chicoro, a beautiful natural and author, uses hair grease (Vitapointe and Vaseline)to seal her moisturized ends. My hair has been so ridiculously dry lately that I may get around to trying that too!

By the way, old school can mean ‘back in the day’ or ‘back when you were relaxed’ or ‘pre hair ingredient knowledge.’


  • NowIamNappy says:

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  • lisa says:

    My old school hair products are: the old school V05 deals. The hot oil treatments, and the cheapie clarifying conditioners. I use it to cowash and my hair loves it. I get the tea therapy ones and I really pile them on and massage. Makes me hair super slippery and curls start popping all over my head. For less than 2 bucks you can't beat it. I love my herbal essences hello hydration and totally twisted but I dare say this works just as well if not better. I have a tendency towards dry scalp so I just can't go wrong with hot oil treatments. I'm probably the only one reminiscing with them. But still I love them.

  • Cygnet says:

    I've been using Sta-Sof-Fro since I got my first Jheri Curl at age 14. Back then I sprayed it on my chemi-curls before styling to moisturize and soften them. Nowadays, I use it as a moisturizing finishing spray, applying it to my hair after I'm done styling it. I also spray it on as needed during the day to add moisture to my hair when it starts to lose that silky feeling. I don't brush/detangle with it, just spray it and leave it for my hair to absorb. Used in this manner, it is making my hair quite happy right now.

  • SDelice says:

    Im such a product junkie i can list for days…I used perfect for perms and razac hair cream (mostly when i went to the Dominicans for a wash and set). As far as conditioner I used tresemme. Cant imagine using any of those products now. my hair is a sponge!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I totally agree with you about Humectress! It's my dirty little secret. I'm always too embarrassed to mention that I still use it from time to time. It makes my hair sooo soft and smooth and eliminates frizz and tangles. I think it's especially good for curlies with fine hair like us. It's my guilty pleasure hair product.

  • A. Michelle says:

    @ Terra D. High five on the Lekair Cholesterol! I use the Shea Butter kind. My mother used it on our hair growing up. Since going natural I've been experimenting with other deep conditioners and I always end up back at the Lekair!

  • LoveLaughLiveLife says:

    umm…I most definitely was a huge fan of JAM back in the day..and still whip it out from time to time when good ole shea butter aint gettin the job done. BOY I loved me some JAM!!

  • Sexy Jess says:

    Cream of Nature shampoo and leave-in conditioner hands down!!! My mother used this on my natural hair when I was a kid. But as I got older I became a label junkie and didn't by it because it looked like a dollar store brand that probably couldn't do much for my hair. Big mistake! Now that I've gotten serious about taking care of my hair I decided to revisit Cream of Nature. Even though the shampoo has sulfates it makes my scalp feel great and the leave in conditioner is lightweight and makes my hair feel super soft.

  • Terra D says:

    I have resorted back to using Lekair cholesterol.

  • Eisani says:

    I still use the original Creme of Nature shampoo. It's been discontinued but I stocked up on the large bottles and use it sparingly. This is like the only shampoo that actually aids in detangling my hair before even applying conditioner. I've used this shampoo since I was a kid.

  • D Alexandra says:

    I use Fantasia hair gel. I know I shouldn't, but I can't find any Ecostyler gel anywhere!

  • KindredSmile says:

    Queen Helene Cholestorol, hands down. Mixed with EVOO, its the best deep conditioner I could ask for!

  • Pinkrage says:

    @thelady- I liked the old version of Cream of Nature too. I also like ORS shampoo, it gave me similiar results. I just stop using ORS because I found a natural shampoo that give me those same nice results (KBB shampoo). My hair is MAD SOFT while I am shampooing! I LOVE IT!

  • modest-goddess says:

    I miss the old version of Cream of Nature shampoo, can't find anything my hair likes as much.

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki, I think I recalled reading somewhere on this blog that your hair doesn't like oil. Maybe you can reconsider adding or experimenting with a little (or a little bit more) right now. I thought my hair didn't like oils either because it's very fine and gets greasy and weighed down easily. But I've been having great luck with oils this winter (unrefined coconut,extra virgin olive oil etc. and jojoba). It's very cold where I live.

  • Anonymous says:

    No, I haven't but I will definitely look into trying that. Thanks Tia!

  • Tia D. says:

    @Anonymous Have you tried using a humidifier? Could help.

  • Sunbaby says:

    Oh so funny that you posted this today. My hair has been so crazy dry that I just deep conditioned with Nexxus Humectress last night. 🙂 Otherwise, I occasionally use Mizani Botanifying Shampoo.
    @Anonymous, this winter weather is killing my hair, too! Here's to spring coming early.

  • Anonymous says:

    I think my old school product would have to be Mane N Tail conditioner. Although I have not used it much since I started using henna because of the protein, I used it when I was relaxed and early in my natural journey for cowashing. BTW this winter weather has really dried out my 4a/b hair and it's feels like straw now. I really need a good moisturizer.

  • Unknown says:

    I don't think I have an old school product to go back to because everything that I used to use never really worked for me. I was trying to "fit in" by using those products. This does give me something to think about…goood post.

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