Today I want to talk about hair products. What’s your approach to buying your own? With a little spare change, I easily give in to an impulsive buy here and there- and it’s really hard for me to resist a really good bargain, but generally, I like to plan my hair purchases.
The last time I shared my stash was in January. I recently re-upped my arsenal, and since I get asked now and then about what I’m using, I decided to share my new stash. These are the things I will be using for the next say, six months- or even longer.
Not trying to fix what isn’t broken, I’ve restocked on my staples, but I’m still trying a number of new stuff. Here goes-
1. Deep Conditioners
The Nothing But Intense Healing Mask is a firm staple, and the other two are new to me. I’m really curious about the Aussie claims. 3 times the moisture in 3 Minutes, really?! Because she’s so nice, Nibi of The Kinky Apothecary sent me the Shea Moisture masque. 🙂 It’s one of her faves. I’m hoping my hair likes it as much as her hair does.
2. Instant/ Rinse-out Conditioners
1L of my beloved Hello Hydration, and as it’s a moisturising conditioner, I decided to try the Honey, I’m Strong condish too, also from Herbal Essences. Don’t you just love the names of Herbal Essences conditioners? It’s supposed to be a strengthening conditioner. I’m curious to see how different they are, especially because they have a lot of ingredients in common. So far, I’ve used Honey, I’m Strong to dry detangle once, and it was amazeballs!
3. Leave-In Conditioner
The Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream remains one of my staples, but I decided to go with the Argan Oil version this time. So much ado about Argan Oil on the internets, I figured I’d try something with the wonder oil. The ingredient list reads similar to the Shea Butter one, and so far, so good. I’ll let you guys know eventually, my thoughts on this leave-in.
Everything here is new to me. I got the Shea Moisture mousse because MeeMee loves it so much. I think I remember Kesia of Island Kynks giving the Burnt Sugar Pomade a really good review. The Obia Curl Enhancing Custard was gifted to me by the Kinky Apothecary, and I got the Aunt Jackie’s simply because I wanted to try something from the line, and because I think the Aunt Jackie’s labels are so pretty.
Oh. And EcoStyler Gel. This time, I got the Green Tub (with Olive Oil). I’ve tried the Pink tub, and I can’t say much for its hold. Let’s see how this one does.
Shampersssss! In this category, I have just one, the L’Oreal Ever Creme Sulfate Free Moisture System Nourishing Shampoo. A mouthful, I know! It’s almost out (left over from my January stash), I don’t know why I didn’t think to replace it. I’ll need to buy it again soon.
So, in addition to shampoo, I’ll have to buy leave-in in a bit, but I think I’m kind of sorted. I can shut my eyes now, and not be so tempted to buy hair things. LOL, right.
I really want to get the Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste, from The Kinky Apothecary. My ORS Edge Control will expire in three months, and I’ve been seeing beautiful results on Instagram, achieved with this product. That’s the exception to the ban.
On my wishlist now though, are tools and the organic stuff. Flexi rods, perm rods, a latch hook, bentonite clay, henna, Aloe vera juice, JBCO… I’ll be buying these here. Between my bestie and my sister, I arranged for my hair products- although, considering what it cost to ship last minute between two cities in the same USA, I should just have spent that money instead in our economy.
Have you tried any of these products? What have you got lately?
Keep your eyes on the blog, and on Instagram. We’re collaborating with a Nigerian store to give away two of my staple products! Not telling you which! 😉