After finally removing my braids (which slowly began looking like dreads) I wanted to do a post on the current hair products I use on my hair. So I’ve been slowly investing in wigs for a few months and it only became a thing after I decided to naturally grow my hair. No chemicals, no heat and just allowing my hair to get to its most natural form. During this time I also had to slowly learn how to plait my hair and get it to lie flat under wigs. I’ve had to change products and also my attitude towards my hair because before I didn’t really “care” as much as I do now. Every part of you makes you whether it being your hair, your body, your skin and almost everything. I wanted to share products that I’m currently using (because I change products all the time) and also the benefits and advantages I’ve been experiencing with these brands. It took me a good year to realise that if my hair is not properly nourished and taken care of, healthy looking hair will only be a dream.
Organics Shampoo & Conditioner
This is a great brand if you’re looking for nourishment from the root of your hair to the tips. I love the smell of Organics products thanks to the organic extracts their products have like ginseng and almond oil.
Cantu Shea Butter
I’ve only used Cantu hair wash products and didn’t know the reviews on their moisturing treatments were just as good. I’ve been using the Shea butter from their treatment range and I love how light it is on the hair itself and it smells really good. I usually opt to use it around my hairline just to add more strength to the most fragile strands. I’ve completely stopped using heat and chemicals on my hair but if you are someone who does still do that this product is great for that too. So whether your hair is relaxed, natural, texturizes, coloured or permed it’s a versatile product to suit your hair needs.
This is a oil moisturisering spray that has one of my favourite basic ingredient, olive oil. Its great for softening and restoring your hairs natural shine. Once your hair is in a protective style it’s good to just apply this product for that extra moisture.
I’m not a pro at plaiting, cornrows etc so I stick to doing benny and betty because it’s the easiest option for me to get my hair in a protective hair-do. Below I put some really creative and very fancy cornrows that you can try out if you do know your way around doing them or you can get your hairdresser to do it for you. Pick your plait personality:
These are just inspirational images I keep on file from social media platforms including Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Who What Wear. I do not own any of these images.