natural hair products are made using the finest natural vegetable oils and essential oils for wonderful products that are good for your hair.
Hair products can contain harsh chemicals that dry out and damage African-American hair products. Furthermore, according to The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, some chemicals in personal care products contain known carcinogens. If you’re concerned about using chemicals in your hair products, you’ll be interested to know that there are natural alternatives that provide effective and nourishing ways to care for your hair products.
Natural Hair Care Products
Light castor oil
Always make sure you grab the food grade. You can use this to add in to deep conditioning treatments to give them more oomph, you can take a tablespoon if you’re constipated, you can use it as a hot oil treatment, you can add it into a self made detangling mix. I use a lot of this when I do my cowash recipe (I’ll post that next time I do it) and it is a staple in my hair care stuff closet.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar Y’all, I confess I was super late to this party because I really hate how acv smells. I hates it precious. That said, this shit right here. God damn. I’ve used it diluted half and half with water as a between shampoo and conditioner rinse- amazing. I use it in my cowash mix. Hell yes. I wanted to say that ACV no, but damn ACV yes.
This natural herbal extract comes from the nut of the shea tree in Africa and is rich in vitamins A, D, E and F, states SAL Enterprises. Shea butter penetrates your hair product easily to moisturize and soften it. It also protects it from the sun’s burning rays that dry out hair and contribute to breakage. However, the website Treasured Locks points out that shea butter products are available at different quality levels. Raw or unrefined shea butter is the best. If the product isn’t labeled, you can tell if it’s raw if it has a buttery or grayish yellow appearance. On the other hand, highly refined shea butter is pure white.
Finding ways to deal with waves and curls as an African-American is an important part of your hair care regimen. If you wish to wear a natural hairstyle, using styling products for curls will help you to shape and sculpt your curls and reduce the likelihood of frizz. Be sure to use these products when your hair is wet, as once your hair dries, the chemical bonds have mostly formed in your natural hair product, making it much more difficult to change the shape of curls.
Tea tree mix
Straight tea tree can be irritating and too strong. Also expensive. This brand of tea tree oil mix is perfect for adding to shampoos, conditioners, using a bit on your scalp if you’re itchy. Easy to use. No fuss.Another staple I always put in my cowash mix. Also check the ethnic section at your local walgreens, walmart etc. This one is pretty easy to find.
Mayonnaise and Eggs
Find some natural products for black hair product in the food aisles at your grocery store instead of in a beauty shop. Hair is made up of strands of keratin, a form of protein. When your hair becomes damaged by chemicals, such as chemical relaxers, dyes or heat-styling tools, protein treatments can help to strengthen it and restore elasticity, explains Dickey. Mayonnaise and eggs are loaded with protein and have long been used as hair conditioners.