Favorite Natural Hair and Skin Products

It can be so overwhelming to pick the right products for your child’s hair. Once you figure out what routine and regimen works best for you and them, you have to execute it with good products. If you read the conditioners piece, you can see the list of ingredients to avoid. There are tons of products out there, most of which have at least one of these “bad” things in them. Biracial hair is more delicate and sometimes can’t handle the cheaper brands. Here are a few brands I trust with my favorite product(s)…

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• Shea Moisture: Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie, All their shampoos,conditioners and treatment masks

• Cantu: Argon Oil Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream, Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream

• Eden Body Works: Coconut Shea All Natural Cleansing Cowash

• As I Am: Coconut Cowash

• Renpure: Rosemary Mint Cleansing Conditioner

• Kinky Curly: Come clean (shampoo), knot today (leave-in detangler)

• Carol’s Daughter: Hair Milk Refresher Spray

• Giovanni: Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner

• Miss Jessie’s: Pillow Soft Curls

• Mixed Chicks: Leave in Conditioner

• Eco Styler: Argon Oil Styling Gel (for edges only)

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These are just the products I use in each line. There are so many in each one to try, but it can get quite expensive. I wish they would sell sample bottles of each thing, but most don’t. In the L.O.C method, they say to use a leave in (L), Oil (O) and a cream (C). For the oil, I use a D.I.Y. (do it yourself) recipe for shea butter mix. Soon, I will post a piece with several D.I.Y. recipes.

It’s important to know that not all hair types can take that many products without being weighed down and oily looking. When you get into the type 4 textures (see hair typing), you need more products to keep it moisturized. The L.O.C. method is great for this. If you stick to the list of product lines above, you will achieve moisturized and healthy hair. Of course, this is only if you’re doing everything else right, like detangling etc. I wish I knew then, what I know now. I didn’t start really learning about how to take care of my six year old biracial daughter’s hair until she was about two. We didn’t really have much of a routine down and the products I used had a lot of the “bad” ingredients. I feel so much better now, knowing that her hair is and will remain healthy.

Skin care is important as well. It’s good to use fragrance free lotion, as fragrance can sometimes irritate their skin. Some of my favorites are…
• Shea Moisture: Organic Raw Shea Chamomille and Argan Oil Healing lotion
• Aveeno: Daily Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free
• Burt’s Bees: Baby Bee Fragrance Free Nourishing Lotion
• Honest: Face and Body Lotion, Fragrance Free

Thank you for reading and feel free to comment.

CantuShea As i am Eden