OILS (their uses are in italics)

Coconut oil - deep conditioning, homemade braid spray mix, pre poo,
Avocado oil pre poo, deep conditioning, homemade braid spray mix
Olive oil - deep conditioning, pre poo, homemade braid spray mix
Castor oil - scalp, braid spray mix, 
Amla oil blendpre poo, scalp

Tea Tree oil - braid spray mix, castor oil mix
Eucalyptus oil -  braid spray mix, castor oil mix

I sometimes infuse my carrier oils with herbs.

I sometimes use avocado, coconut and olive oils on their own since they are nourishing oils that penetrate the hair shaft. I also moisturize using the LOC (Liquid:water/aloe vera juice, Oil followed by Cream) method on my wash days.

Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo - chelating/neutralizing
TRESemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Shampoo- with coconut and jojoba oil extract (lower sulphates)
African Black Soap 
Alberto Balsam Green Apple Shampoo

Enliven Coconut and Vanilla Conditioner (Has great slip!)
Organics Conditioner with herbs 
Natural Classic Henna Treatment Wax
Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise 
Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner 

Creme of Nature Argan Oil Strength and Shine Leave in Conditioner - doubles up as a braid spray occasionally
Venus Beautiful Essence Dual Leave in/Rinse out conditioner
Organic Root Stimulator Carrot Oil 
Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter Moisturizer 
Creme of Nature Argan oil moisturizer 

Aloe Vera Juice/Gel
Henna Powder
Styling Mousse - for my hair extensions

Please see my homemade deep conditioners page for information on recipes and products I use. 

While this list will get longer with time it doesn't mean that I am using all these products at once or within the same period. I use these products on a rotating basis. Some of the oils mentioned here serve multiple other purposes that range from skincare to cooking. Do not break the bank or become a product junkie, essentially all you need to start and maintain a hair journey are five products; a good shampoo, a conditioner, a deep conditioner, an oil and a moisturizer or leave in conditioner everything else is extra and more of a personal preference than anything. Most of these products are available at local beauty supply stores, supermarkets, pharmacies, Asian and African stores and online. Just Google the product name for purchasing information in your area or online availability.

Everyone's hair reacts differently to different products, what works for me may not necessarily work for you. 

Pre poo - applying conditioners or oils to hair prior to shampooing to protect hair from drying effects of shampoos 

*This page is updated/edited on a regular basis*

African Black Soap
Natural Classic Henna Treatment Wax
Infused/Herbal Oils


  1. Love your product list... I am actually working on getting staples

    1. Thanks hun! Just find what works for you and stick to them you will be just fine/ Happy product shopping:)

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