Hey y’all. In case you didn’t know, today is National Hair Day, which was officially recognized way back in…2017 when NuMe, a supplier of hair styling tools, registered it as an official day of celebration of feeling great when we use hair care tools and products that work.
In recognition of this day celebrating all things hair, I thought I’d give a shout out to my favorite products that I use in my hair care routine…I mean, in addition to using CaLoveCo. butters, of course. Here are my top five:
true by made beautiful co-wash cleansing conditioner
I don’t know how many times I’ve repurchased this co-wash. It’s a staple for me. It lathers and cleanses without stripping my hair. It even conditions, because I can finger detangle once I’ve got a good lather going. It never fails to leave my hair feeling clean (not the squeaky kind) and conditioned at the same time. And it’s easily accessible at my local Sally’s and some Targets, and costs about $10.99 at Sally’s. Luv it. FYI, it does contain coconut oil for anyone who is sensitive to it.
JASON MOISTURIZING 84% ALOE VERA CONDITIONER
As much as I hate the packaging, I love this conditioner and have been using it for over a year. It’s a thick conditioner, which makes it kinda difficult to squeeze out the container. There’s a lot of shaking involved, removing the top…all kinds of shenanigans to get this stuff out of the container. But it’s so worth it. As soon as I spread it onto my hair, I can feel my strands start to detangle. I sometimes use it with heat as a deep conditioner. I find it super moisturizing for my low-porosity hair. It does contain protein, so I recommend proceeding with caution if you’re protein-sensitive. It might be a good choice if you’re hair is fine like mine (protein goes a long way in helping fight breakage for fine hair). It’s also easily accessible at your local health food store. I buy mine at Sprout’s, but I’m sure Whole Foods and other small health stores sell it. I can’t remember the exact price, but the conditioner runs around $10 at Sprouts.
MIELLE ORGANICS BABASSU OIL MINT DEEP CONDITIONER
This has been my go-to deep conditioner for a minute. It’s not a thick conditioner, so I usually get a few uses out of an 8-oz container. For some reason, the thicker the conditioner, the more I use…Anywho, I use this conditioner with heat. It’s super moisturizing and it makes my hair crazy easy to detangle. And it has protein, of which I’m generally a fan. Plus, the scent is amazing. It’s like having a cup of mint tea in with you the shower. The scent is one of my favorite parts. It’s not overpowering at all. It’s pleasant and relaxing. This conditioner is about $14 at Sally’s, and is now available in some Targets.
MIELLE ORGANICS MOISTURIZING AVOCADO HAIR MILK
Before I started making my own hair butters, this hair milk was my go-to hair moisturizer that I used underneath my styler. I get so much shine and moisture from using the product. The moisture lasts for weeks…granted I am low porosity, though…It also contains protein, for those who are sensitive to it. I highly recommend it. In general, it tends mix well with different gels. It runs about $13 at Sally’s and is available at some Targets.
SOUL INGREDIENTS ORGANIC ALOE VERA GEL
Hands down my favorite styler. The funny thing is, the creator of the product didn’t mean it to be used for hair care. On the company’s website, it’s very clear that it’s meant to be used as a skin moisturizer. It’s a thick gel, similar to the consistency of Eco Styler or Gorilla Snot, without all the weird ingredients. The label says 100% aloe vera gel. I don’t quite buy that. I’ve seen pure aloe vera gel, and it doesn’t look or feel like the gel in this container. But I’m going to let that slide for now. The gel is nonetheless the moisturizing. It does leave a cast on day one after it dries, but it loosens up by day two. The moisture last all week, and it has great hold. I’ve been using this gel for a minute, and I’ve never used it on my skin. If you’re still on the search for a hair gel, give this one a try. It’s $14 on the Soul Ingredients website.
What are you doing to celebrate #NationalHairDay? What are favorite hair tools and products? Anything I need to try?
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