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Every woman should be able to easily look and feel her best. What we love about our go-to hair care products is that they are affordable, effective for all hair types, and accessible. Check out our round-up below of our lucky 7 must-have hair care products. Don't take our word for it and try them yourself!
Human Heart Nature Conditioner (Lush Vanilla/Mandarin Fresh) is from the eco-friendly natural product brand Human Heart Nature based in the Philippines. While living in the Philippines this conditioner was a life saver! It has great slip and helps your hair retain moisture even after it is rinsed out. The Lush Vanilla scent is our personal favorite. The amazing vanilla scent makes you feel like you are on a tropical vacation. Both scents are infused with avocado, sunflower and soybean oils for moisture; aloe vera juice as a humectant; and coconut oil for shine. There are Human Heart Nature stores in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Unite Arab Emirates, and the United States but everyone can purchase their products online.
Camille Rose Curl Maker is one of our holy grail, can’t live without styling products! Even when we travel for extended periods we make sure that we have a healthy supply of this styler. We always get super defined, soft, shiny curls. Pomegranate seed oil revitalizes dull and dry hair, fights free radicals and other environmental hazards, stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, its anti-pruritic properties can help to cure scalp conditions like psoriasis and scalp eczema, and is a good source of Vitamin-C. The slippery texture comes from the marshmallow root extract. Marshmallow root’s natural mucilage aids in the treatment of dry scalp, psoriasis, and eczema. The agave leaf extract is your humectant; while the horsetail and nettle leaf extracts keep your curls soft to the touch.
Kinky Curly Curling Custard is really like magic in a tub. This styler is loaded with natural ingredients (Horsetail, Chamomlie, Nettle, Marshmallow, Organic Aloe Vera Juice and Agave Nectar Extract). It does contain preservatives to prevent bacteria, fragrance and tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), which may be irritants for some. As always, we recommend a patch test if you have any sensitivity.
Similar to Camille Rose the horsetail, nettle, and marshmallow allow for maximum slip, softness and curl definition. Agave nectar helps to smooth the cuticle and adds hold. The Aloe vera juice provides an added boost by serving as a conditioner, shine enhancer, and promoting hair growth. Don't be fooled by the name, this product can work for all textures of curly hair. The key is in the amount of product used and the application method. For best results apply this product to wet hair in sections from root to tip, finger combing to move the product throughout. Once all hair has product, we usually shake our heads vigorously for about 15-30 seconds. This helps the product move throughout your hair and encourages clumping.
Shea Moisture - Raw Shea Butter Extra Moisture Detangler is always part of our leave-in conditioner routine prior to styling our wash and go. A little goes a long way with this product and you should apply it from ends-to-root to avoid product build up on your scalp. We also advise applying it on wet hair. True to its name it will detangle your curls leaving them in the perfect state for styling. We already know shea butter to be a powerhouse moisturizer for hair and skin but this detangler is also infused with the natural moisturizer Argan oil (high Vitamin E and fatty acid content) that easily absorbs into the hair follicle to soften and add shine; and Sea Kelp (natural source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E) to aid in moisture retention.
Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Conditioner and Mask is our favorite moisturizing deep conditioner from Shea Moisture. In addition to the shea butter it has Manuka Honey (humectant, anti-inflammatory properties), Mafura (high levels of oleic acid to replenish natural oils) and Baobab (contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids; as well as Vitamins A, D, and E) Oils, and African Rock Fig (antioxidant rich vitamin-C).
Giovanni Tea Tree Conditioner is one of our go to co-wash conditioners. It has amazing slip and leaves the hair clean but soft and hydrated. Tea tree essential oil is a great natural antiseptic. It not only gets rid of build-up but prevents bacterial growth on the scalp; as well as treat any irritation from dry scalp or psoriasis.
Giovanni Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor is the perfect protein treatment. Healthy hair is all about the balance between moisture and strength. Once a month we use this reconstructor for a mega-dose of soy protein and vitamins to re-invigorate dull, damaged, or processed hair. If you want a lighter option or if you're protein sensitive and a little is more than enough, then the Giovanni Xtreme Protein Hair Infusion is a great alternative.
Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle is also a holy grail co-wash conditioner. We also use this in combination with coconut oil as a pre-poo treatment. The tea tree cleanses, soothes, and stimulates blood flow in the scalp without leaving you with that stripped parched feeling. It is super cheap and easily accessible at Trader Joes.
What are your must-have hair care products. let us know what you use and if you have questions in the comments below.