Friday, January 31, 2014

BEGINNING A HEALTHY HAIR JOURNEY- WHAT TO BUY FIRST!

Beginning the journey to healthier natural hair can be an overwhelming process. Choosing the right products can be costly, time extensive and frustrating with so many options available.

Contrary to what many companies would like for us to think, most natural hair products contain the same ingredients and don't vary much from product to product. When you learn what ingredients your hair likes and dislikes, it will become more easier to pick hair care products. You will know that if a product contains a certain ingredient high in the ingredient list, it may or not work well for your hair.

Here is a list of some  ingredients, all very cheap and each and can be mixed and matched to suit your hair type. These ingredients are found in almost every type of natural hair care product from leave-ins to shampoos!





1. Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe vera juice is a great pH balancer (pH of 4), and can soothe itchy off balance scalps, add much needed moisture to thirsty hair, and smooth the cuticle. Aloe vera juice is great as a spritz (has a light hold) or as a rinse after using a shampoo with a high pH. It can also be beneficial during the detangling process. You can order aloe vera juice online or get it from your local health food store.

2. Vegetable Glycerin
Vegetable glycerin often gets a bad rap because it is a humectant, and in certain environments can make hair hard, crunchy, or greasy. When used in certain formulations, however, vegetable glycerin can be your hair's best friend, attracting and helping to retain moisture. 

3. Tea Tree Essential Oil
If you have scalp problems, let this essential oil become your best friend. One thing that many women complain about is an itchy, dandruff laden scalp. Tea tree oil is a great addition to your routine... add it to shampoos, conditioners, and even alongside carrier oils for a nice scalp massage.

4. Butters
Whether, you opt for shea butter (my love), mango butter or avocado butter, get you a butter and make a mix for your hair. You can use butters as moisturizers (mixed with other ingredients), sealants, etc. The world of butters is endless. You can use them in multiple ways from nourishing, to smoothing, to styling! Buy them in bulk and you can get enough to last at least a year!

5. Olive Oil
Olive oil is one of the best oils hands down. You can use this oil in many ways- - oil rinsing, scalp massages, moisturizing, sealing, and as a styling aide.

6. Coconut Oil
Just like Olive Oil, this oil can become your best friend. It's great for deep conditioning and as a leave in, and can be used to seal in the moisture from your conditioning treatments.This is just a basic list, but once you find out how your hair reacts to these few ingredients, you will be able to quickly decide which hair products are worth your money and which ones aren't. You may not like an ingredient as a leave-in, but find that you love it mixed with your shampoo or rinse-out conditioner. Experiment and remember that using natural hair products doesn't have to be pricey or overwhelming! Keep it simple!

34 comments:

  1. I´m already ownin some of this products too.
    Nice and interesting post anyway.

    x Lori
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  2. Great post and tips as always, sis!! Appreciated :-)

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  3. I had all the products you listed when I started. Now I am sticking to EVOO, Coconut oil, Shea butter, JBCO, and Scurl no drip activator moisturizer. Great post.

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  4. I use olive, coconut and tea tree oil a lot. Great products for natural hair.

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  5. Thanks for the tips. I now apply shea-butter and I'm loving my hair's new texture.

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  6. I use eucalyptus oil instead of tea tree oil since i can't get it for now.

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  7. I always learn something new when ever I read your post!
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  8. another informative post - thanks Ada. I love using coconut oil olive oil and shea butter

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  9. Aloe Vera seems to be good for everything. The oils are always so helpful especially with all the dryness here in winter. Love this start up list. Great post!

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  10. Loll @ 'shea butter (my love). No be only u o!
    Love it too!

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  11. This is such a great post. when I have my natural hair, will have to do this x
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  12. Own most of these. I especially use the shear butter because I believe it's powerful.

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  13. Great tips! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. lovely post! Happy weekend. :)




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  15. Thank you so much for your support. Hope you back :)

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  16. I love your blog
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  17. Brilliant tips..Thanks for sharing babes..
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  18. Thanks for the tips. Lovely post.
    xoxo
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  19. interesting post!
    by the way beautiful blog maybe we can follow each other :)
    let me know so i can follow you back
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  20. Your blog is one of my favorites...keep it up! Anyway I love coconut out and it's great because its not just wonderful for the scalp but can be used on the skin too!
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  21. Great list! I love tea tree oil and coconut oil


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  23. my hair doctor is at it again lol nice one
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  24. Shea butter is amazing on my hair. I really love it.
    Keep sharing sis.
    love

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  25. If someone told me years ago that I'll be using Olive Oil like the real Olive Oil on my hair I would have giggled. It is amazing the things we learn.

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  26. great post!

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  27. I tend to use shea butter lotions because of its high moisturising tendency... + olive oils and tea tree oils.. I also use alma oil sometimes.... or a mixture of different oils... always helps

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