My Staple Products (Updated!)

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It's been awhile since I updated my staple products list so I figured now would be a great time to tell you what I'm using these days. There are a few products that have been removed since I don't use them with the same frequency as before. If I've learned anything during my natural hair journey, it's that you must adapt as your hair changes. What my hair used to respond to, it may no longer do so. I've also found that the less products I use, the more my hair grows. One thing I suggest you never skimp on is a good deep conditioner, leave-in conditioner and moisturizer. 

With winter here, my main concern is moisture. I now do weekly deep conditioning and try to keep my hair in a protective style throughout the week to avoid the harsh, cold air. If you have the heat cranked up in your home, make sure you have a humidifier to help keep moisture in the air so your strands don't get too dry.
How I Use It
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
Monthly shampoo
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioning Milk
Weekly Cowashing
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Conditioning Milk
Daily hair moisturizer; also used for twisting and braiding my hair
Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In Condition
Leave-in conditioner; detangling
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Restorative Trauma Masque
Deep conditioning; mixed with olive oil and honey for added moisture in winter months
Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade
Used to seal my ends
Jamaican Black Castor Oil
Applied to hairline to prevent hair breakage and thinning
Curls of the World Flaxseed Gel
All-natural hair gel; holding agent


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January 19, 2012 10:51 AM delete

Is amazon the only place to buy the Jamaican Black castor oil. I live in Atlanta and I know some has to have it! Don't want to pay just as much for shipping

January 19, 2012 10:51 AM delete

Here is my email thebabyshopaholic@gmail or twitter @babyshopa.


February 21, 2012 1:12 PM delete

How is the Curls of the World Flaxseed Gel?

March 01, 2012 12:26 PM delete

@bacalove - I love it.

April 01, 2012 7:48 PM delete

I'm looking for someone to do Bantu Knots on me, I live in Atlanta, Ga area