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So FINE: Natural Hair Part 4

By January 27th, 202117 Comments
So FINE: These are a Few of My Fa-vor-ite Moisturizers
by Cassidy of Natural Selection Blog

One of the main challenges with finding the perfect moisturizer when you have fine hair is finding one that both gives you the moisture you need, but doesn’t weigh your hair down and make it product-y. It can be tough to be So Fine in a world filled with so many buttery, creamy concoctions that are just too heavy for our delicate strands. I have found that the key is to find products that both pack a lot of slam in the moisture department but are light enough to not leave your head feeling like Slimer did the Dougie on top of it. (Yikes!)

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I find that my preferred moisturizers that fall into this category have one thing in common: good ol’ H2O sits at top of their ingredient lists. Another thing that they have in common is that you can physically SEE how lightweight they are. For example, check out the shea butter on the left of this picture, and compare it to the two lightweight moisturizers on the right.

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See how the shea butter is totally opaque and putty-like, while the two moisturizers are more translucent? That’s what we’re aiming for here.

Now in no particular order, here are three of my fav-o-rite conditioners for So Fine hair:

1. Bee Mine’s Deja’s Hair Milk— This is like the Swiss Army knife of my moisturizer arsenal: I can use it in so many ways! Sometimes I like to use it as a leave in on damp hair beneath a styler, other times I like to use it as a quick daily moisturizing fix on dry hair, and others I just put it in alone, shake my head, and walk out the door.

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2. Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Cream— This is the creamiest of the bunch, but to this day I am still amazed at how lightweight it is! From the second you touch this stuff, you can feel that its consistency is light, almost whipped, and airy. It’s got a light, refreshing scent and great slip. Qhemet also has a little jar of joy for those who have more porous hair, who can handle a bit of a heavier product, called Amla and Olive Heavy Cream. A little goes a hecka long way.

So FINE: Natural Hair Part 4
So FINE: Natural Hair Part 4
3. Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia— Nectar of the gods INDEED: the stuff inside this little black bottle makes my hair feel like cashmere. I love to use it as a leave in; it just glides onto my hair after towel drying and plays very nicely with a wide variety of stylers and styles.

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  • Anonymous says:

    hi my name is shanna and im trainsitioning&taking more healthier steps for my daughters hair but my question is about my moms hair shes a beautiful gray haired lady with thin hair i was gonna make her a whipped shea butter is shea a good product for her hair if not what is a good product or products for her she bc a couple of mths ago which is her signature but she wants it to grow she usually wear a fade help me please thank you

  • eve says:

    i'm so glad curlmart is about to carry KBB (i can't be bothered with shipping and i live in austin where curlmart is located) i really want to try the sweet ambrosia. but for now OYIN HANDMADE HAIR DEW IS WHERE IT'S AT!

    hahah, my hair is very fine, almost wispy when it's stretched out with twists/braids. My hair drinks UP the hair dew so the hair is truly moisturized it doesn't just FEEL moisturized (producty). thanks for this post and definitely following your blog, So Fine!!!

  • Agbeke says:

    I found yes to tomatoes conditioner and shampoo at Ross for $2 each! I honestly couldn't believe my eyes because I usually go in there and find next to nothing but they had a whole wall of hair care products.

  • Ty says:

    Tresumme Naturals Conditioner is a staple for me. I use it as a leave in. It is the only thing that makes my curls POP! I also use Sesame Oil as a sealer. My hair LOVES it!!

  • Gillion says:

    My mum has good skin. So I just briefly took one of her SKII( to use, which I assume is a moisturizer. It's good man I tell you! She gave me a small bottle of eye cream before but the effects weren't that great and I stopped using. But my mum's moisturizer is good! I can feel it reacting once I applied it

  • Anonymous says:

    Komaaza Coconut Pudding is good also

  • Anonymous says:

    Thank you Anon @ 11:23 & cassadie.

    I'll check those out. :-)

  • cassadie says:

    Re: on the ground question—-> I dont trust my post man EITHER! Have everything shipped to my office so I can sign for it. OR I have it held at the post office.

    I can generally find Kinky Curly on the ground (esp now that its @ Target). Yes to Cukes is good too!

  • rhonda mcknight says:

    Burdock Root Cream is amazing. I love it. Definitley have to have a product that starts with H20 and my hair doesn't like shea butter at all. I wish it did, but no go.

  • Anonymous says:

    I finally figured out that using ph balanced products throughout my hair routine make a BIG difference in moisture retention.

    I love the Qhmet Biologics Burdock Root Cream & the Amla cream, but I use those after I use a ph balanced leave in conditioner and my hair has thanked me for it. I'ma "mixtress" so I do kimmaytubes conditioner with an extra dose of "knot today" for days when I'm letting my hair do whatever, I use switch that out with kera care's leave when I'm I doing twist outs or bantu knots.

    At night, and sometimes in the morning I use spray conditioners with protein in them to refresh my hair ( never plain H20, my city's water is way to hard), lateley Shea Moisture & Taliah Waajid have been staples for that, definitely help with hair strength.

  • Anonymous says:

    Nice post!

    I love Shea Moisture DTM to moisturize my fine strands.

  • Anonymous says:

    Anonymous posted @ 11:09 AM you can purchase Yes to Tomatoes or Yes to Cucumbers products at Walgreens, also try looking in the Whole foods Market's Health and Beauty section they sell a lot of African products also try your local Indian grocery store, they use hot oil treatments and deep conditions that are very good, I hope this helps.

  • AishaSaidIt says:

    I'm a new user of the Qhemet Amla and Olive Heavy Cream because my all time favorite, Anita Grant Whipped Butters, are just way too expensive for the amount and have to be shipped from the UK. :-( I can say that I really like the Qhemet Heavy Cream because for one, you get more for the money and two (feeling my hair now) It moisturizes and give my hair that shine that Anita Grant's did without leaving my hair feeling like it's full of product (also like Antia Grants). So win win!

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm really glad some of us fine haired ladies are finding products that work for us.

    But um, is there anything you can buy on the *ground* that works?

    I feel like I've tried everything and nothing moisturizes enough -or- it's "ok" but weighs my hair down and makes it stuck together and gummy.

    My postal service is atrocious so I refuse to order anything online. I live in a major city in the U.S. but you'd think I lived in a hut in the jungle somewhere the way I don't get my packages. <_<

  • Curlykid78 says:

    I totally understand where you are coming from. I had to work real hard to come to the conclusion of what my fine hair likes. Shea butter alone is way to heavy. I use Beautiful curls wavy to curly gel, jojoba Oil, and deva curl conditon one. I some time use Deva Curl Angel gel with this combo. This combination has been hands down the best for my hair. I have seen signifigant growth and my hair is HAPPY! I also have bee mine hair milk and spray. I like these products for my buns….

  • Casarae Gibson says:

    I still love shea butter and coconut oil for my fine tresses. I just have to put a dime size of it on my hair and I'm good to go. Yes to Tomatoes Shampoo and Conditioner for fine-limp hair works really well also.

  • Anonymous says:

    I keep hearing good things about Qhemet's products and Oyin's will definitely try them. I also use products by Harmony Knight her company is called and she sells shea butters, avocado deep conditioner, body srcubs, etc., I just bought them I have used the mango shea butter and I love the scent and the consistency is perfect.

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