Good day ladies and gentlemen! Today I want to share about my hair essentials and products that I can testify are great and effective to use. No, I am not advertising or endorsing specific product or brands, I just want to share what works for me that may also work for your hair.
Let us start with a review of my favorite oils. I love using this Jamaican black castor oil which I bought from Sally’s. Many believe that the black castor oil is more effective than the lighter color castor oil.
As you may know, black castor oil has been used as a natural remedy for centuries for a wide range remedies for skin problems, hair and scalp problems and even aches and body pains.
Black castor oil is famous for the following benefits:
- Promotes hair growth
- Repairs dry, damaged or brittle hair
- Prevent split ends
- Moisturizes hair and skin
- Treats dry and itchy scalp
- Helps prevents dandruff
- Prevents acne
- Cleanse the skin and tightens the pores
- Prevents cysts and lumps forming in the breasts.
Black castor oil moisturizes your hair, thickens each strands and softens your hair making it more healthy and manageable.
Another type of natural oil that I love using is the 100% pure cold pressed grapeseed oil, which by the way gives the same benefits as black castor oil. Grapeseed oil has Vitamin E, proteins and minerals that nourishes and moisturize the hair and scalp, thus making your hair grow faster, shiny and healthy. Grapeseed oil also help fight dandruff by moisturizing the scalp and improving blood circulation on your scalp.
The brand that I use is the one of Beauty Aura’s and you can get this at any leading health and beauty section of Walmart, or at Sally’s, Walgreens, or shop online on amazon’s, or GNC’s. Other brands has a price range of $8.00 to $12.00
Here are some of the known uses and benefits of grapeseed oil:
- Make up remover
- Hair conditioner
- Hair and skin moisturizer
- Takes care of your scalp
- Prevents dandruff
- Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
- Help soothe skin conditions including itching, dryness and inflammation
- Can be use as massage oil
- Help protects skin’s natural collagen and slow the signs of aging.
I guess anyone who has tried it can agree that grapeseed oil is amazing indeed!
Another essential oil that does amazing wonders to my hair is the unrefined virgin coconut oil. This oil has many uses and benefits, from treating your scalp and dandruff issues, moisturizing your skin, treating skin issues and any more.
What I use is this Organic extra virgin coconut oil by Viva Labs, which comes in a jar, it is solid when in cooler temperature and melts during warmer temperature. This is good for cooking, hair treatment and skin care.
Another great product that I like using for my curly thick hair is the Sheamoisture coconut & hibiscus curl enhancing smoothie. I so love this product, I use this as my leave on conditioning repair cream when my braids at night and wrap up my hair. This product is proven to enhance curls, restores moisture, body and shine to your hair.
As for my shampoo which I only do once a week, I use Marc Anthony’s true professional repairing macadamia oil sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. I only shampoo once a week and do a co-wash in between.
It is important that your shampoo does not contain any sulfate because sulfate dries out your hair.
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner is another great product that I use after shampooing. It is a perfect moisturizer conditioner that it will keep your hair hydrated with its Hawaiian coconut and orchid content, making your hair manageable, silky and smooth.
Another very useful hair product for me is this disposable shower caps. Mostly I use this whenever I do my hot oil hair treatment. After applying the hot oil hair treatment, I’d cover my head with this disposable shower cap and let it stay for about 2 hours before rinsing. Sometimes when I’m in a hurry, I’d also use a hair dryer instead of a shower cap to heat my hair a bit for few minutes then rinse.
You can get these disposable shower caps from amazon or from other online stores for below $3.00 and the pack that I bought already contains 30 pieces of it.
I even learned that some uses a wet hot towel to cover their head after applying a treatment cream on their hair, and rinse after 30 minutes which also works fine but it’s kind of a little inconvenient for me. But do whatever works for you, as long as you’re getting your hair in shape and healthy.
These are all the products that I use that make me and my hair happy, Some of these products may be compatible with your hair type, and I suggest that you should experiment, do a trial and error test which product works for your hair.