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8 Highly Praised Products for Beautiful Afro Hair ...

By Jelena

Products for afro hair I’m going to discuss today are very popular and highly praised for their properties and effect they have on natural hair. So let’s talk African-American hair care in a way we’ve never discussed it before! Let’s talk actual products and let’s do it NOW!

1 Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave in Conditioner

Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave in ConditionerPrice: $17.39 at
Knot Today leave in conditioner is often said to be one of the best products for afro hair, especially if we’re talking about thick hair that tangles easily and is quite difficult to comb through. You won’t need to slap on tons of it (most folks say a little bit of this creamy conditioner goes a long way) so it actually pays out plus it can be used either as a leave in conditioner or a regular on, depending on your hair type. It’s not greasy and doesn’t build up but moisturizes like a charm, smoothing out your cuticles and revealing that natural healthy shine.

2 Kinky Curly Curling Custard

Kinky Curly Curling CustardPrice: $36.95 at
Man, this stuff is really expensive! But let’s look at the bright side – at least there’s like a ton of it (8oz. or almost a half a kilo to be precise)! This cool gel is basically a three-in-one product that moisturizes, holds and boosts shine so you might want to think about it next time you need a good product to apply before doing your twists.

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3 Jamaican Black Castor Oil Set

Jamaican Black Castor Oil SetPrice: $19.99 at
Okay, so I’ve spend a lot of time praising castor oil as well as trying to find new interesting ways to use it and I’ve recently came across an interesting piece of info I want to share. There is a type of castor oil called Jamaican black castor oil and it is said to be much more potent than the regular one! So, I’ve found this useful set that contains various castor oil products to help you both grow and condition your hair after the big chop (or on regular basis). African-American hair care is actually quite complex and it should involve regular use of various natural oils which means you should definitely put castor oil (and other essential oils) on your shopping list.

4 Carol’s Daughter Rosemary and Mint Clarifying Shampoo

Carol’s Daughter Rosemary and Mint Clarifying ShampooPrice: $13.00 at
This sulfate-free, petrolatum-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free and synthetic color and fragrance-free product should be used once a month to remove buildup and bring out that healthy natural shine. It’s also said to be one of the best products for afro hair ever not only because of its gentle cleansing properties that won’t strip natural moisture off but also because it’s super rich in essential oils this delicate type of hair needs to stay healthy and strong. I personally don’t have any experience with it but people who do say you absolutely must give it a shot.

5 Natures Way Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Natures Way Extra Virgin Coconut OilPrice: $8.00 at
Whoa, well here’s one very interesting and VERY versatile product your African-American hair care just wouldn’t be complete without! Yes, my ladies, I’m talking about coconut oil! You can apply it on your hair to make it softer, stronger and shinier pretty much on daily basis, you can mix it with unrefined Shea butter and Aloe Vera gel to create a super-nurturing mixture you’ll apply before you do a protective style, you can use it on your body to keep your skin silky soft and you can even use it as a supplement or in your food! Damn! I’m getting myself some Coconut Oil right now!

6 Aveda Control Paste

Aveda Control PastePrice: $18.49 at
Growing your hair natural after the big chop might prove to be a very difficult thing, especially when your natural hair is short and kind of difficult to manage. Now, if that happens to be your problem, definitely give this Aveda’s paste a shot! It’s not greasy, it’s made with some really nice natural ingredients and it smells great!

7 Stay on Satin Bonnet

Stay on Satin BonnetPrice: $6.47 at
Speaking about African-American hair care, there’s something I absolutely must repeat just in case my younger readers aren’t aware of – always but always sleep with your satin sleeping cap. You see, every hair can get damaged during sleep and that especially goes for afro hair which is, as you know, more sensitive and more prone to breakage.

Do you have any great products for afro hair to suggest and how well-versed in caring for your natural hair do you believe yourself to be?

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