Avoid products with sulfates, mineral oil, parabens and petroleum. Anything with this steer clear of!

Here’s what you should be in your products:

Make your own natural hair product

 

STEP #2 Use these oils to seal in moisture

#1 Jamaican Black Castor Oil – This oil is my jam! It’s super thick so a little bit goes a long way. One of the best all natural ways to seal some moisture into your hair.

#2 Jojoba Oil – Jojoba Oil has a similar composition to sebum, a natural moisturizer that our body produces. I found it works exceptionally well for sealing in moisture and the health of my ends.

#3 Coconut Oil – This oil works particularly well for pre-pooing purposes. Used on your hair before cleansing can reduce the dryness that you experience afterward and also helps protect against hygral fatigue. It has also been shown to be good for sealing moisture in and penetrating the hair strand.

#4 Olive Oil – Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is another great sealant with the ability to penetrate the hair strand. Best of all it is commonly found right in your kitchen!

#5 Avocado Oil – An oil that deeply penetrates the hair shaft. Make sure it’s the real stuff an not just an extract to get the most benefit.

castor oil

Step #3 look for these ingredients in styling gels and creams

#1 Honey has antibacterial properties and makes for a superb moisturizer. It also helps to give products the hold that you need.

#2 Flax Seeds produce a moisturizing hair gel that defines your curls.

#3 Marshmellow Root an all-natural ingredient that adds the hold you need without drying your hair out.

#4 Shea This rich butter adds to the thickness needed for delivering great style while also loading your hair with nourishment.

214 Comments

  1. Hello, I belive I have 3c-4b hair., I wear it short. of course with my age, I find my hair is thinning. I what would like to know, what is a good natural hair product? Ihave been using Design essential shampoo and conditioner. I also use the wave by design cream to enhance my curls. Please advise. thankyou

  2. Michelle Asamoah says:

    Hi, I’ve recently went natural (about a year ago) and did a big chop in May. I have 4c hair and currently seem to find it very hard to retain my curl definition after i do a twist out. I’m currently using the LOC process with cantu for leave in, castor and coconut oil as well as Shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie as my cream. I usually keep my twists in overnight, but the curls don’t last more than a day before losing shape (especially at the ends). Is there any suggestions on what I should be doing? Maybe a different/more products or use gel to retain the curls?

    1. Captivatin1 says:

      Try the LCO method. I am 4b/4c high porosity and use Cantu Coconut Curl cream after my leave in and use olive oil last. My hair is moisturized for at least 3 days.

  3. Darcel P. Moore says:

    I am 64 and mostly gray now. As the gray steadily comes in my hair has become more wirry and less manageable. I have had it with perms and have tried every hair care product you can think of: Gabrielle Union Flawless, Shea Moisture, Carol’s Daughter, Curls, Etc… I have been doing natural for over a year. As time has progressed and I am totally done with worrying about and dealing with my hair, I have decided to do Sister Locks and will begin the process beginning around early October. Wish me luck .

    1. Georgia Jaeger says:

      I”m 62 and graying as well. After trying many products I found Aunt Jackies products to work with my 3C-4B hair and starting to see length retention. I have to work at keeping my low porosity hair moisturized, it is work but I am enjoying the results. I just did a trim as my hair got a little dry as I was focused more on work last week and let my hair go most of the week. Good Luck.

  4. Maria S says:

    Mel J, Where can I find the products you mentioned?

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