Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Staples List for 2012

Well my Tasti Vixens, I wanted to share with you my Staples list for Natural Hair Care Products. I will be 3 years natural in September 2012 and the time has come for me to narrow down a selection of what products my hair really likes. I have had some fun times, some trials, some bad times in testing products from across the globe and I can finally start compiling a list of my favorite products.

Let's get started....

Poo Bars
1. Bobeam Hibiscus and Cherish Poo Bar
2. Darcy's Botanicals Organic Coconut Lavender Milk Hair and Body Poo Bar
3. Chagrin Valley Butter Bar (I think they changed the name)

Shampoo
1. Kinky Curly Come Clean
2. She Scent It Jojoba Hemp Shampoo (Not very conditioning but gets the job done)

Treatments
1. Terressentials Left Coast Lemon
2. Terressentials Unscented
3. Shea Moisture Purification Mask (Black Soap)
4. Anita Grant Rhassoul Clay Treatment, with Marshamallow and with Banana
5. Curl Junkie Repair Me
6. Aubrey Organics GPB with Rosemary
7. HairVeda ACV rinse
8. NjoiCreations Henna Gloss Bar
9. Qhemet Biologics Coco Tree Detangling Ghee (Baggy Method)
10. Qhemet Biologics Amla and Olive Heavy Cream (Baggy Method)

CoWashing Cheap Conditioner
1. Vo5 Tea Therapy Vanilla Mint Conditioner
2. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle

Conditioner
1. She Scent It Avocado Conditioner
2. Curl Junkie Curl Rehab (Strawberry Scent)
3. Oyin Honey Hemp (as protein)
4. Kyra's Ultimate Indulgence Hemp Conditioner

Deep Conditioner
1. Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks
2. JessiCurl Weekly Deep Conditioner

Leave In Conditioner (CG Method)
1. She Scent It Avocado Conditioner
2. Curl Junkie Curl Rehab (Strawberry)
3. KBB Luscious Locks

Leave Ins
1. HairVeda Ends Hydration
2. Darcy's Botanicals Transitioning Cream
3. Curl Junkie BeautiCurls (purple bottle)
4. Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion

Creamy Leave Ins
1. Naturalee Olive and Jojoba Buttercream
2. Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding

Butters
1. Tasti Kiss Ayurvedic Butter (tee hee)
2. Tasti Kiss Just Hair Butter (smile)
3. Safi Naturals Butter (Discontinued)
4. Karen's Body Beautiful Creamyliscious (Chamomile Sage, Vanilla Latte, Egyptian Musk)
5. Belle Butters Green Tea and Matcha Shea Butter

Refreshers
1. Oyin Handmade Hair Dew
2. Curly Kinks Satin Roots
3. Zipporha Beauty Vanilla Mint Serum

Grease/Pomades
1. NjoiCreations Ayurvedic Butter
2. Zipporha Beauty Shea Avocado Pomade
3. Kyras Ultimate Indulgence Pomegrante Pomade

Stylers (looking for new stylers)
1. Ohm Sweet Hair Pudding (No longer sold)
2. AfroVeda Hemp Seed Lock Twist and Roll Butter (2009 version, no longer purchase)

Gels
1. Uncle Funky Daughter's Curly Magic
2. Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha
3. Xtreme Professional Gel

Oils
1. Herb N Life Hemp and Rosemary
2. JBCO


Now I am still testing some things and this list will change from time to time but for now you can get an idea of what has been working for my Fine Thin 4a Hair. It has been a long journey. As my stash is it getting smaller and smaller I have been turning  to these old standbys and faithfuls to help my hair on it's journey. For some this list seems like a lot but hey, a girl loves options, lol. I'm sure that as companies change their products and as new things arise I will change this list. Surly I am looking to make this list shorter but oh the fun times I have had playing in my hair.

I will be doing another staples list for when I wear my hair straight