Hair

My favourite products for 2013

What a great year 2013 had been for me and my hair. I am constantly learning new things to improve myself and the health of my hair. It has been 2 1/2 years since I last placed permanent colour in my hair and my hair has really grown since then but I still have colour on the ends :-/ which I will be clipping off in a few months. I decided to grow out the colour because the process caused my hair pattern to change and my hair was constantly dry and brittle.

There were several products that I used over the past year, both on my hair and skin, some new and others I have been using for a while. I would like to share with you however my six favourite products that I used 2013

1. Water

Enough cannot be said about water, you hear about it everyday. If you hope to obtain a healthy mane, clean, well moisturized hair is a must. Many times I would go an entire week with simply sprizing my hair with water in order to keep it moisturized, either because of time constraints or because no other product is required. Water has become my number one friend, from wash day to daily moisturizing my hair. A little water can go a long way and does make a big difference.

2. Herbal Essence Hello Hydration conditioner

This product is not new to me but it has become one of my staple products in my hair regimen. I use this conditioner as a detangler on damp hair, as an instant rinse out conditioner (which it is) and also as a deep conditioner with and with out heat. Although it is not designed as a deep conditioner, it does help in keeping my hair super moisturized and soft. I also use it as a cowash and I even used it at times as a leave in conditioner with wash and goes. So for me it is an all round conditioner. It has a lot of slip, and just like water, a little goes a long way, it is very moisturizing, it is inexpensive and it smells great.

3. As I am coconut cowash cleansing conditioner

I have been using this cowash for over a year and I am very impressed with this product.  Since following the curly girl method a few years ago, I have grown closer to this product. It is light weight, does a great job at cleaning my hair and scalp without suds, I am able to detangle my hair with the product in it and it is very moisturizing. To learn more about this product see my product review post on the As I am coconut cowash ——-> https://antiguabarbudagirl.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/product-review-as-i-am-coconut-cowash-cleansing-conditioner/

4. Raw shea butter

This product is an overall product for me as well because I use it on both by hair and skin and I also use it in my home made deodorant and whipped shea products. Although this product is a butter, it is not heavy on my hair once I’m not too heavy handed with it. It is quite moisturizing and it also has helped reduce blemishes on my skin. I have been using shea butter for several years and I still go back to it, even after trying other product.

5. Grapeseed oil

This is my all time favourite oil to use. I use it to seal in moisture in my hair and skin. It keeps my hair and skin well moisturized, soft to the touch without the greasy feeling. Grapeseed oil is light weight with a very subtle scent that quickly disappears after applying it in the hair or on the skin.

6. Eco styler gel (clear)

Eco styler gel comes in different types, with protein (black), pink, blue, with olive oil (green), yellow, with Argan oil (dark yellow), crystal (clear). I have used most of them but my favourite of them all would have to be the clear eco styler gel. It does not make my hair hard although it keeps down the fly a ways and although there is some amount of product build up with continuous use, it does not flake and it is easy to rinse out.

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So that’s it, feel free to share some of your favourite products.

You can also watch the video below

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*PRODUCT REVIEW* As I am coconut cowash cleansing conditioner

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I love washing my hair. The problem is that my hair doesn’t like being washed with shampoo, whether it is a clarifying shampoo, sulphate free, or even if it is diluted. For the past several months I have been adopting a conditioner-only wash journey, better know as the “curly girl method”. I went out of my way to find out more about this method, including buying and reading the right books, reading the blogs and watching the videos. I tried to follow it almost to a T, meaning, finger detangling only, conditioner washing, and no heat. Although I was very skeptical at first, I must say that since starting this curly girl journey I have seen and felt the difference with my hair. I faced a few setbacks, the biggest being, finding the right conditioner that will thoroughly clean my scalp. So when I had the opportunity to try the ‘As I am coconut co-wash cleansing conditioner’ (that was a tongue twister), I jumped at it.
The ‘As I am coconut co-wash’ is a no suds moisturizing cleanser to help maintain moisture, meaning adding and retaining moisture which is vital to the health and happiness of your coils and curls. This co-wash contains organic ingredients that help promote healthy hair growth. The ingredients include purified water, coconut and tangerine extracts, cetearyl alcohol, castor oil, coconut oil, etc. For more information, visit www.AsIamNaturally.com.

In this post I will simply be stating the things I like most about this product, and the things I am not too fond of, so here goes.

Things I like:

1. The consistency: This product is really thick and creamy, so I started liking it before it went into my hair. The consistency reminded me of custard porridge full of milk. It is smooth between my fingers, soft and fluffy, which was definitely a plus.

2. The slip: This co-wash is full of slip, another advantage when you are conditioner washing. It was easy to distribute in my hair, running it along my strands making it easier to detangle even when it was not dripping wet.

3. Not drying: Even when the water drained out of my hair, I did not have to rewet it in order to maneuver the product through my hair.

4. Very gentle: This product cleaned my hair and scalp as well as a shampoo without it feeling stripped of the natural oils in my hair.

5. SUPER moisturizing: My hair felt as if I did a deep conditioning treatment. It felt well moisturized even after I washed out the product thoroughly.

Things I did not like:

1. The smell: It has a coconut nutty smell which is not too bad but was a little too perfumed and strong for my liking.

2. The container: The jar is a wide mouth jar and my hand had to be placed in the entire product in order to get it out, which allowed for water entering the jar. That is a definite no-no.

All in all I absolutely LOVE this product and I give it 2 thumbs up. My hair loves it and I will definitely purchase it again.

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a trained or practicing stylist, cosmetologist or beautician. All tips and advice given are for informational purposes only and should be used at your discretion and best judgment of the individual.
I am not representing being paid by or endorsing this or any other product(s) on my blog. I purchased this product with my own money.

As I Am Naturally
www.asiamnaturally.com

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“Hair Tip: loose curls on flat ironed hair”
Flat ironed hair can sometimes be a little flat, pun intended, and if your likes are similar to mine, you also enjoy seeing your hair in its curly state. Not to worry, you can still enjoy your curls even if your natural hair is in the flat ironed state. This post will explain in a few simple steps how to achieve large loose curls on naturally curly hair that has been flat ironed.
Steps
1. Wash hair thoroughly with a clarifying shampoo. A clarifying shampoo is any shampoo that is specially designed to remove styling products and oil that can build up on the hair and scalp over time. Hair should always be properly cleaned before flat ironing to prevent products from burning and sticking in the hair and to enable the flat iron to glide easier through the hair. Because these types of shampoo contain a chemical called acetic acid, a mild detergent compound, that can potentially dry out your hair, it is recommended that you follow up with a deep conditioning treatment.
2. Deep condition hair for at least an hour after shampooing and detangle: Deep conditioners are treatments that are designed to replenish moisture back into the hair strands that were previously stripped due to the use of shampoos. Well moisturized hair is stronger, shiner and generally more healthy and less likely to break during the straightening process. While hair is saturated with conditioner is also the perfect time to detangle your hair in at least four sections. Hair should be thoroughly detangled of all knots, initially with your finger then with a wide tooth comb or a denim brush in order to make flat ironing process easier.
3. Add heat protectant to damp hair: Heat protectants are any products that help protect the hair strands from the harsh heating process of flat ironing. Heat protectants come in the form of an oil or a spray. Before applying the heat protectant wash out conditioner thoroughly and allow hair to drip dry or remove excess water with a soft towel or t-shirt before adding protectant to your hair which will help trap in the moisture. while protecting the hair.
4. Flat iron hair while a little damp. Since hair begins to burn at 451 degrees celsius, it is recommended that you flat iron hair with no more than 450 degrees. Because the flat ironing process will be taking moisture from your hair strands, I would advice you to flat iron while the hair is still damp so the hair is not completely robbed of its moisture content. Work in small sections making no more than 2 passes on each sections of hair, chasing hair with a fine tooth comb. When choosing a flat iron, be sure to choose one with ceramic blades as they are less damaging to the hair strands and one equipped with an adjustable heating gauge, so you can know exactly how much heat you are applying.

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flat ironed hair after clarifying and deep conditioning, front view
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flat ironed hair, side view

5. Create loose curls using big flexi rods, by grabbing large sections of hair. Placing each flexi rod towards the end of a section of hair, roll the rods inward securing them at one end as shown below.

flexi rods installed: frontview
flexi rods installed: front view
flexi rods installed: side view
flexi rods, side view
flexi rods installed: back view
flexi rods, back view

6. Sit under a hooded dryer for 15 minutes to set the curls.

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loose curls, front view
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loose curls, side view
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These are some of the styles I wore when my hair was shorter.

Create the illusion of a puff even if your hair is too short to go into a ponytail. Using a long headband, pull hair together to achieve your puff. You can also use hair pins or a knee high stockings to replace the headband. This puff was done on an old twist out but it can also be done on freshly washed hair.

Mini twists are one of my favourite styles to wear. They can be created as two strands, three strands or braided at the roots and twisted at the ends as shown above.
Put a little umf to your mini twists by adding a headband or an accessory
Who can go wrong with an afro! Let it fall where it may or pick it out for a more even look
Protective styles are great for shorter hair lengths and those in the transitioning phase. Flat twists are great substitutes for cornrows.

Turn those old twists into a new style by creating a twist out that can last another day or two before wash day

Braids or three strand twists are great for creating a more defined curl. Leave them out or pull hair up in a puff as shown above
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TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING
You don’t have to cut your hair to become natural. It is possible to go completely natural without cutting all of your relaxed or texturized hair. You don’t have to do the big chop (bc) as others have done. Many persons transition for various reasons, for instance, they are not ready to part with their hair. They are not comfortable or not used to wearing short hair or don’t know how to style it. They are fearful about what others would say. The list goes on and on. But there is hope for persons that do not want to cut their hair, TRANSITIONING! You can choose to do a short term transition that can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few short months. Or you can long term transition as I did for a year and there are persons who have gone up to two years allowing the chemically straightened hair to grow out gradually snipping off processed ends until it has completely grown out. Here are a few tips to help you on your journey to transitioning.
Tip # 1 Handle hair gently Natural hair on its own is fragile by nature but the area where the natural hair ends and the chemically processed hair begin, which is called the point of demarcation is the most fragile part of the hair. If extra care is not taken when manipulating the hair, it will break at that point leaving the end of your hair ragged. This will eventually create a split end if it is not trimmed. Any time you must handle your hair, whether washing, combing or styling take all precautions not to damage the strands.
Tip # 2 Treat all of your hair as if it is completely natural It can be very frustrating when transitioning to deal with the natural texture of your hair and the chemically straightened hair especially if you are not used to it. But the best way to deal with that is by treating both textures as if they are the same and in time you will get used to it. It will make the transition to understanding and caring for your natural hair easier rather than going cold turkey, as it were, by doing the big chop.
Tip # 3 Moisture moisture moisture Kinky and kinky curly hair is dry by nature because, due to the coils and curls of the strands, moisture is not able to travel the length of the hair effectively on its own from the sebum that is naturally produced by our scalp. We must manually add moisture in the form of water or water based products to our hair, depending on how much moisture our hair craves. For some people, that can be as often as twice a day or as far between as once a week. But one thing is clear. Hair must be kept moisturized and it is very important to seal in that moisture with a heavier product if you are having problems retaining moisture with an oil or cream.
Tip # 4 Minimal manipulation When transitioning, the less you manipulate your hair the better. Since the hair is so fragile, especially the point of demarcation, you want to handle hair only when necessary, that is when washing and when styling. It is advised that you wear styles that do not require much manipulation and wear it as long as you can before the next wash day.
Tip # 5 Keep hair clean There is a misconception that dandruff or dirt “makes your hair grow”. That is quite the opposite of the truth. Hair must be kept clean so that it can absorb and retain moisture which is critical in the overall health of your hair, particularly when transitioning. If you have an underlying condition that causes build up on your scalp, please consult your physician or hair care provider to treat that problem as it may require that you use special or prescribed products and medication.
Tip # 6 Protective styling Protective styles are my favourite styles to wear and are the best way to wear your hair in order to deal with the two textures of hair. These styles vary from buns, updos, 2 & 3 strand twists, cornrows (rope), braids, weaves, wigs, flat twists etc. It is important to note that you must still moisturize and care for your hair when they are in these protective styles, making your transition easier.
Tip # 7 Protein Treatments Protein treatments are aimed at strengthening the strands of your hair and should not be done more often than every 6 weeks. Although optional, they can be extremely useful if you are experiencing excessive breakage during your transition. There are many home remedies and store bought products that can be used to help make those weak strands a little stronger.
Tip # 8 Be very patient Your hair will not grow over night even if you are not transitioning. It will take time. It is essential that you be patient when you are transitioning, especially those of you who are long term transitioning as I did (for a year). It can be frustrating waiting for all of the chemically straightened hair to be gone, but I urge you to be patient as it will be all worth it in the end.
Tip # 9 Learn to style your own hair You don’t want to be completely dependent on a stylist or someone else to style your hair. There may not always be someone available. Learn to do styles that suit you and your personality.Tip # 10 Enjoy your hair Do not get caught up with the length of your hair or what are the best products to use or what others are saying. It is your hair and it was uniquely designed for you and your personality so enjoy it. Enjoy the styles you can wear. Enjoy every stage of your transition because everybody’s experience is special and different.___________________________________________________________________________________Hair Myths

Let us take a look at a few hair myths, some of which we may have heard at some point while growing up or may still hear today. If we do not know the truth then we will be unable to make the correct decisions. Like many others, I too believed a lot of these myths. Here are a few things that I have heard as a child and still occasionally hear today, all of which are completely false. The more we know about something, the more control we have over the situation. Always do your research and educate yourself about any topic you want to know or talk about.

1. Water is bad for your hair 2. Brushing your hair will make it grow 3. Washing your hair too often will cause it not to grow 4. Black people’s hair cannot grow long 5. Natural hair is strong and does not break 6. Kinky hair can only be managed if it is chemically straightened or pressed (eg perms, texturized, flat ironed) 7. Trimming your hair will make it grow 8. Kinky hair can only grow long if it is in dreadlocks 9. It’s ok to go months without washing your hair if you are using braids or weave 10. Using a texturizer will make your hair grow 11. Certain products will make your hair grow 12. You have to grease or oil your scalp to make your hair grow 13. Using products on your scalp will help your hair to be softer and to grow 14. You have to pull your hair or plait (braid) it tightly to stimulate hair growth 15. Dandruff can make your hair grow

List is not exhausted

Do you know any hair myths that you would like to share?

Interested in finding out if something you were told or know is indeed a myth? Please comment below or send an email to antiguabarbudagirl@live.com just type “hair myths” in the subject.

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Three heatless methods that can be used to create curls or waves for flat ironed hair

Flat twists are great for creating beautiful waves while adding body to flat-ironed hair. They can be used as a protective style or as a way to preserve your flat ironed hair for longer periods. You can make them as large or as small as you want, the larger the twists the looser the curl.

Bantu knots, locally called pussy bobby, are bumps that are made in sections by wrapping a portion of hair around its self. They can be secured on their own by tucking them under or with hair pins as shown below. They can be made into different sizes to help stretch the hair. They can also be used as a protective style or to achieve curls. The size of the curls will depend on the size of the knots.

Flexi rods are spongy light weight hair tools used to create curls. They come in different sizes and lengths and, like the Bantu knots and flat twists, they too can be done in various sizes depending on the look you are trying to achieve. Big sections will give you big curls.

These styles can also be used on natural or relaxed hair

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The structure of Hair

The hair that you see on your head and skin is dead tissue. Hair is derived from a structure in the skin called the hair follicle. The only part of the hair that is alive is the portion that comes directly from the follicles in the dermis (skin) but once that part reaches the surface, it is considered dead. It appears to be growing because the new growth from the follicle pushes up the strand of hair that is already on the surface.

Almost all hair strands that are found on your head are made up of 3 basic structures, the Cuticle, the Cortex and the Medulla.

The cuticle is the outermost layer of the hair shaft and it is a transparent to translucent structure that protects the inner structures of the hair. The cuticles are similar to scales on a fish and change direction depending on the pH of the surrounding area. They begin to open in an acidic medium and close in one which is alkaline. The cuticle layer can become damaged or destroyed if the medium is either too acidic or too alkaline. The normal pH of human hair is between 4.5 and 5.5 on the pH scale.

The cortex is found just under the cuticle. It is the part of the hair which is made up of keratin, a protein found in the hair. It makes up the bulk of the hair strand and is responsible for absorbing water as well as giving the hair strand its flexibility and strength. It also contains melanin which determines the colour of your hair.

The medulla is the innermost part of the hair structure and is not always present. It is made up of large, loosely connected cells. It is partially responsible for the shine and colour undertones of the strands. That is why hair colour appears different when in sunlight.

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Hair Cycle

Every strand of hair on your head goes through stages throughout its life cycle. It is very important to know how this cycle works so you can better understand how and why your hair grows and falls and what adjustments to make in each stage of the hair’s cycle.

The first stage is called the anagen or growth stage. This may last between 2 and 7 years. In this stage the follicles that are situated in the scalp and are responsible for producing your hair strands are constantly pushing out new hair to the surface of the head. This is the stage where, provided that the right conditions are met, you can visible see the growth of your hair. If your hair does not seem to be growing, it means that your hair is breaking at the same rate that it is growing. On average the hair on your head grows between 1/4 – 1/2 inch in length per month.

The second stage is called the catagen or changing phase. At this point the strand of hair starts to send messages to the follicles to prepare it to produce a new bud of hair as the present one is making its way out. This may last a few weeks.

The last stage is referred to as the telogen or resting phase. At this stage the hair would seem as though it is not growing at all but what actually happens is that the old strand of hair is making its way out and creating space for a new strand. At this stage the hair is at its weakest and special care must be made when handling it as it is easy to yank out the strands. This stage can last from several weeks to few months.

At the end of the 3 stages, the strand falls out. This is called shedding. Hair shedding is a normal process that each hair strand will go through at some point towards the end of its hair cycle. On average between 50 and 150 strands of hair are shed daily.

Learn your hair cycle and shedding pattern so that you can know if the hair in your comb or brush is normal, if it is not try to find out the cause of the problem. If you have an underlying illness that affects your hair growth, it is advised that you seek medical help to get proper treatment.

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*PRODUCT REVIEW*

Aunt Jackie’s curls and coils

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Since being on my no shampoo hair journey a few years now, I am constantly searching for a good cleanser. But even better than a good cleanser for my delicate strands is an amazing deep conditioner to replenish that well needed moisture. Well they are usually both very hard to find but I have stumbled upon a product that have the two properties in one, at least for my tresses, That product is the “Aunt Jackie’s curls and coils in control Anti-poof moisturizing and softening conditioner”. I found this product in a local supermarket, not a usual place for me to purchase hair products but I heard about it before and decided to give it a try.

This product is sulfate and paraben free with no added mineral oil or petroleum enriched with Shea butter and olive oil. It states that it will tame your texture with natural and botanical extracts perfectly blended to deliver superior softness, manageability and improved elasticity which can also be used as a co-wash.

So here are my thoughts after using this product a few times.

What I like:

1. Density: This product is super thick, which is always a plus in my book, so I was already impressed before using it. The density of a product sometimes gives you a clue of its quality although that is not always the case

2. Slip: Who doesn’t like a product with slip. I was able to maneuver the product in my hair without difficulty. I was able to detangle my hair with the product in it, which makes the process so much more enjoyable.

3. Scent: It has a very mild scent that doesn’t linger either in the bathroom or on my hair. I don’t don’t like very strongly scented products, so the subtle smell was really pleasant

4. Moisture: The big winner for me was how moisturized and dangle free this product left my hair. My hair was also left feeling very soft which is another plus.

5. A little go a long way. I am sometimes heavy handed especially when deep conditioning my hair and although the direction states that you apply the product generously, I didn’t have to over do it, in order for it to cover all the strands.

I am yet to use it as a cowash, so I am unable to give an accurate account of this property.

The one disadvantage for me with this product was the packaging. It comes in a wide mouth container, so its easy for water and strands of hair to get in the product. But overall I give this product a thumbs up and five stars.

You can head over to their web site and read more about the ingredients and how to use this product at http://auntjackiescurlsandcoils.com/

Have you used this product? Share your experience with it.

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a trained or practicing stylist, cosmetologist or beautician. All tips and advice given are for informational purposes only and should be used at your discretion and best judgment of the individual.
I am not representing, being paid by or endorsing this or any other product(s) on my blog. I purchased this product with my own money.

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Hair Tip: Sulphate free Shampoos and Conditioners

References

The Science of Black Hair by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy: facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/BlackHair101?fref=ts

Good Hair by curlyNikki, founder of curlynikki.com,  facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CurlyNikki/108331909228631?fref=ts

Sulfate-Free Shampoos

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Abba Pure Gentle Shampoo
Abba Pure Moisture Shampoo
Abba Pure Basic Shampoo
Abba Pure Color Protect
Abba Pure Curl Shampoo
AG Hair Cosmetics Colour Savour Sulfate-free Shampoo
AG Hair Cosmetics Recoil Curl Activating Shampoo
Alba Botanica Cocoa Butter Dry Repair Hair Wash
Alba Botanica Coconut Milk Extra Enrich Hair Wash
Alba Botanica Gardenia Hydrating Hair Wash
Alba Botanica Honeydew Nourishing Hair Wash
Alba Botanica Mango Moisturizing Hair wash
Alba Botanica Plumeria Replenishing Hair wash
Alba Botanica Daily Shampoo (also clarifying shampoo)
Alterna Color Hold Repair Shampo
Alterna Color Hold Shine Shampoo
Alterna Color Hold Straight Shampoo
Alterna Scalp Therapy
Alterna Clarifying Shampoo
Alterna Color Hold Repair Shampoo
Alterna Volume Restore Shampoo
Anita Grant Babassu Lavender Rose Shampoo and Shower Bar (UK)
Anita Grant Peppermint Babassu Shampoo Bar (UK)
Anita Grant Organic Kelp + Ylang Babassu Shampoo Bar (UK)

As I am Cleansing Pudding

Aubrey Blue Hyrating Shampoo

Aubrey Organics BGA Protein + Strengthening Shampoo
Aubrey Organics Egyptian Henna Shine-Enhancing Shampoo
Aubrey Organics GPB Glycogen Protein Balancing Shampoo
Aubrey Organics Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Shampoo
Aubrey Organics Island Naturals Replenishing Shampoo
Aubrey Organics J.A.Y. Desert Herb Revitalizing Shampoo
Aubrey Organics Rosa Mosqueta® Nourishing Shampo
Aubrey Organics White Camelia Ultra Smoothing Shampoo
Auromere Ayurvedic Sulfate-Free Aloe Vera-Neem Shampoo
Avalon Organics Awapuhi Mango Moisturizing Shampoo
Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo
Avalon Organics Extra Moisturizing Olive and Grapeseed Shampoo
Avalon Organics Nourishing Lavender Shampoo
Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Shampoo
Avalon Organics Shine Ylang Ylang Shampoo
Avalon Organics Smoothing Grapefruit & Geranium Shampoo
Avalon Organics Strengthening Peppermint Shampoo
Avalon Organics Tea Tree Mint Treatment Shampoo
Avalon Organics Tea Tree Scalp Treatment Shampoo
Avalon Organics Tear-Free Baby Shampoo
Avalon Organics Volumizing Rosemary Shampoo

Aveda BeCurly Shampoo

Aveda Brilliant Shampoo
Aveda Scalp Benefits Balancing Shampoo

Averda Shampure Shampoo
Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo
Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo
Aveda Men’s Pureformance Shampoo

Aveeno Nourish and Moisturize Shampoo

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Babo Botanicals Berry Primrose Smooth Detangling Shampoo

Batia and Aleeza Bio-Natural Shampoo

Big by Lush

BioSilk Therapy Shampoo
Bed Head Foxy Curls Frizz-Fighting Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Bed Head Superstar Sulfate-Free Shampoo for Thick Massive Hair
Bee Mine Peppermint & Tea Tree Nourishing Shampoo
Blended Beauty Soy Cream Shampoo
Body and Bath Omega-3 Hemp Moisturizing Shampoo

Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Smoothing Shamoo
Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo
Burt’s Bees Color Keeper Green Tea & Fennel Seed Shampoo
Burt’s Bees More Moisture Raspberry & Brazil Nut Shampoo
Burt’s Bees Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar
Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Grapefruit & Sugar Beet Shampoo
Burt’s Bees Very Volumizing Pomegranate & Soy Shampoo

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Carol’s Daughter Rosemary Mint Clarifying Shampoo
Chagrin Valley Soap & Craft Shampoo and Conditioner Bars
CHI Ionic Color Protection System Sulfate Free Shampoo
Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
Curls Pure Curls Organic Clarifying Shampoo
Curls Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream – Organic Shampoo
Curls Curlie Cutie Cleansing Cream – Organic Shampoo

Curly Hair Solution Silk Shampoo

Curly Hair Solution Treatment Shampoo

Curly Wurly by Lush
Cush Hydration Supreme Conditioning Shampoo

Cynthia Silvia Stout by Lush

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DermOrganic Conditioning Shampoo
DevaCurl or DevaCare No-Poo Cleanser
DevaCurl or DevaCare Low-Poo Cleanser
Dr. Bronner’s Almond Liquid Soap Almond
Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Orange Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Eucalyptus Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Rose Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Oil Liquid Soap

Dr. Peppermint by Lush

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Elasta QP creme conditioning shampoo
Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo

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Giovanni Smooth as Silk Shampoo
Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo
Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating Shampoo
Giovanni Golden Wheat Shampoo
Giovanni Root 66 Max Volume
Giovanni Wellness Shampoo with Chinese Botanicals

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Hair Rules Aloe Grapefruit Purifying Shampoo
Hair Rules Daily Cleansing Cream Moisturizing No Suda Shampoo
Herbal Choice Natural Tea Tree shampoo

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Jane Carter Solution Hydrating Invigorating Shampoo
Jason Natural Tea Tree Scalp Normalizing Shampoo
Jason Natural Biotin & Peppermint Strengthening Shampoo
Jason Natural Grapefruit and Aloe Smoothing Shampoo
Jason Natural Lavender & Rosemary Curl Defining Shampoo
Jason Natural Tall Grass Shampoo
Jason Natural Rosewater & Chamomile Normalizing Shampoo
Jason Natural Plumeria & Sea Kelp Moisturizing Shampoo
Jessicurl Gentle Lather Shampoo
Jonathan Product- Infinite Volume Shampoo
Jonathan Product- Weightless No Frizz Shampoo
Jonathan Product Hydrating Shampoo
Jonathan Product Green Routine Nourishing Shampoo

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Karen’s Body Beautiful Bodacious Beauty Bar (Shampoo Bar)
Karen’s Body Beautiful Cool Clarifying Shampoo
Karen’s Body Beautiful Ultimate Conditioning Shampoo
Kenra Platinum Color Care Shampoo
KeraCare 1st Lather Shampoo
KeraCare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo

KeraCare Natural Textures Ceansing Cream
Kinky-Curly Come Clean Moisturizing Shampoo
Kiss My Face Aromatherapeutic
Kiss My Face SaHaira

KMS California Hair Stay Clarify Shampoo

L

L’Oreal EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo
L’Oreal Everstrong Hydrating Shampoo
L’Oreal Everpure Smooth Shampoo
L’Oreal Everpure Volumizing Shampoo
L’Oreal Everstrong Reconstructing Shampoo
L’Oreal Hair Expertise Everstrong Sulfate-Free Fortify System Bodify Shampoo

M

Mahogany Root Healthy Hair Shampoo Bar

Matrix Curl Life Shampoo

Miss Jesse’s Super Slip Sudsy Shampoo

Mizani True Textures Cleansing Cream

Mizani True Textures Curl Balance Moisurizing Sulfate-free Shampoo

Motion Moisturizing Cleanser
MOP C-System Clean Shampoo
MOP C-System Hydrating Shampoo
MOP C-Curl Enhancing Shampoo

MopTop Gentle Shampoo

N
Neutragena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo

O

Ojon Ultra Hydrating Shampoo

Original Moxie Get Clean No-foam Shampoo

Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo
Organix Awakening Mocho Expresso Shampoo
Organix Energizing Passion Fruit Guava
Organix Enriching Cucumber Yogurt
Organix Fortifying Lavender Soymilk Shampoo
Organix Healing Mandarin Olive Oil
Organix Hydrating Tea Tree Mint Shampoo
Organix Instant Repair Cocoa Butter Shampoo
Organix Moisturizing Grapefruit Mango Butter
Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo
Organix Rejuvenating Cherry Blossom Ginseng Shampoo
Organix Revitalizing Pomengranate Green Tea
Organix Smoothing Shea Butter Shampoo
Organix Soft and Silky Vanilla Silk Shampoo
Organix White Tea Grapeseed Shampoo

Ouidad Clear and Gentle Essential Daily Shampoo
Oyin Grand Poo Bar Succulent Solid Shampoo
Oyin Honey Wash

P
Phyto Phytojoba Gentle Regulating Milk Shampoo – Dry Hair Formula
Pureology Shampoos

Q
Qhemet Biologics Egyptian Wheatgrass Cleansing Tea
Queen Helene Mint Julep Shampoo

R

Renpure Organics My Pretty Hair Is Parched Moisturizing Shampoo

S
Scruples White Tea Sulfate Free Restorative Shampoo

Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscous Shampoo
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo

Shea Moisture Yucca and Baobab Thickening Shampoo
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo
Silk Elements ColorCare Sulfate Free Shampoo
Softsheen Breakthru Fortifying Moisturizing Shampoo

 

T
Terressentials Mud Wash

TIGI S-Factor Health Factor Sulfate-Free Daily Dose Shampoo Hair Shampoos
Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Shampoo
Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo

W

Water Bearer Hair Care Super Saturate Shampoo

Clarifying Shampoos (Most sulfate-free)
Alba Botanica Daily Shampoo
Alterna Clarifying Shampoo
Artec Texturline Daily Clarifying Shampoo
Carol’s Daughter Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
CURLS Pure Curls Clarifying Shampoo
Elucence Volume Clarifying Shampoo
Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo
Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Shampoo
Hair Rules Aloe Grapefruit Purifying Shampoo
Jessicurl Gentle Lather Shampoo
Kenra Clarifying Shampoo
Kiss My Face Aromatherapeutic Shampoo
Ouidad Clear & Gentle Essential Daily Shampoo

Co-Washes

A

As I am Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioning

Avlon KeraCare Natural Textures Cleansing Cream

B

Blended Beauty Curl Cleanser Conditioner

D

diCesare Oat Cream Moisturizing Hair Wash

G

Generic Value Products Detangler (comparable to Paul Mitchell Conditioner)

H

Hamadi Ginger Soymilk Hair Wash

M

Mizani True Textures Cleansing Cream Conditioner Curl Wash

O

Ouidad Cur Co-wash

T

Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa

Trader Joe’s Tea Tress Tingle

Tresemme Naturals Moisture Conditioner

W

Wen by Chaz Dean Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner

 

Silicone-Free Conditioners

 

A
American Cream Conditioner by Lush

Aubrey GPB Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner

Aubrey Organics Blue Green Algae Hair Rescue Conditioning Mask
Aubrey Organics NuStyle Organic Hair Smoothing Serum
Aveda Be Curly Conditioner

B
Bee Mine Bee-U-Ti-Ful Deep Conditioner
Blended Beauty Herbal Reconditioner

Blended Beauty Curl Quenching Conditioner

C
Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie
Carol’s Daughter Tui Hair Smoothie

Curls Coconut Sublime Moisturizing Conditioner

Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Conditioner
Curl Junkie Curl Fix Intense Hair Treatment
Curl Junkie Curl Rehab Moisturizing Hair Treatment
Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix Moisturizing Conditioner
Curl Junkie Repair Me! Reconstructive Hair Treatment
Curls Curl Ecstasy Hair Tea Conditioner

D
Darcy’s Botanicals Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Conditioning Oil
DevaCurl Heaven in Hair

DevaCare or DevaCurl One Condition

E

Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner

G

Giovani 50:50 Balnanced Conditioner

J
Jessicurl Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment

M
Mizani Supreme Oil Conditioner

Motions Smoothing Conditioner

Mop Top Deep Conditioner
MYHoneyChild Coconut Papaya Hair Paste
MYHoneyChild Honey Hair Mask
MYHoneyChild Olive You Deep Conditioner
MYHoneyChild Organic Shea Butter Hair Paste
MYHoneyChild SO DEEP Conditioner

O

Ouidad Balancing Rinse

Oyin Honey Hemp Conditioner

P

Paul Mitchell The Detangler

S
Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner

Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent Moisturizing Treatment
Spiral Solutions Repairing Protein Treatment

T

Tigi Bed Head Moisture Maniac Conditioner

Tresemme Naturals Moisture Conditioner

List is not exhausted

 

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