Top 11 Essential Natural Hair Care Products and Tools.

Heeyah manEmbracer,  I hope your skin is glowing and your hair growing. How’s your hair journey unfolding? Growing, flourishing, struggling etc, I would love to know.

So, let’s talk about my must-have products and tools. Ain’t a product junkie so you won’t find stocked products from different brands or all hair care tools out there. I do have a couple of products and tools that are a must have, let’s get into my must have hair care products and tools.

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Products.

Oils.

I’ll always have oils with me cos I seal with oils and sometimes butter(I love light butters). Have you seen the oil as a sealant trend? Me too but I’ll still use my oils cos trends come & go but my hair care regimen stays. Castor & Olive oils are my favorite, my hair didn’t like coconut oil or so I think. I can’t really recall what caused me to drop coconut oil from my hair regimen. 

Three reasons why oils are a must have

Last month I have been mixing up some amazing oils(castor, olive, shungi, vitamin E) for hot oil treatment & using shungi oil for scalp massages, especially the hairline.

Leave-In Conditioner.

Dry hair never looks good on anyone and it’s a recipe for disaster, tangles, knots & breakage. A leave-in or moisturizer is a must have for me, my hand on hair syndrome loves my hair soft. Mikalla leave in was my favorite moisturizer until my last purchase where the product’s consistency was thin & the scent was a little different so I dropped it and last month have been using mazuri repair and strengthening moisturizer which is okay but I’m looking to invest in a moisturizer that works perfectly & has a thicker consistency, probably I’ll try mosara milk and their hydrating butter too since they’ve some great reviews. If you’ve tried them, lemme know how you found them.

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Black Soap/ African black soap.

I’ve never been lucky with shampoos though I haven’t tried a lot of them but the few have tried dried out my hair like crazy and one discolored my hair, a hairdresser told me the discoloration was caused by the sulphate though sulphate wasn’t listed on the ingredients label.

My newly found love is black soap from Bantu naturals ke, it is a gem and the fact that I can use it as a body wash & the best part is, a little goes a long way making it my product of the year. I’ve used African black soap from Mazuri and it’s amazing for both the face & hair. Bottomline, black soap is the real deal when it comes to cleansing my hair.

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Deep conditioner.

I alternate between deep conditioning and hot oil treatment though lately I prefer hot oil treatment to using a moisturizing deep conditioner. I’ve been using mikalla mayonnaise until a few days ago when I read a comment on a natural hair group that their products are alleged to contain a harmful ingredient(I don’t remember the name of the ingredient.) Marini 2in1 is now my go to deep conditioner because it’s both a moisture & protein based deep condition pretty good for maintaining the moisture-protein balance.

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Those are my must-have products, I don’t use curling creams and gels but will be trying them out soon & I can do without the instant conditioner.

Tools.

Wide tooth comb.

Comes in handy when detangling. I first detangle with my fingers then run the wide tooth comb through my length to properly detangle. I don’t comb my hair & when I need to, I use my fingers, the only time I’ve a comb in my hair is when detangling & I don’t brush my hair though I own a hair brush.

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Hair bands/ties and bobb pins.

We all know the story, “I own 100 bands or pins & I can only find one.” Where do they disappear to? I always have pins in my purse or sling bag just in case the wind or rain decides I’ve to change my hairstyle. Hair bands come in handy when sectioning my hair,  stretching my twists & keeping my ends tucked in a bun.

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Shower cap/plastic cap.

Other than hair bands & bobby pins, shower cap is another item I keep purchasing because some just tear others the elastic stretches to a point it can no longer hold but I got one a couple of days ago I bet it’ll last me longer, it looks durable or so I think.

Shower cap is essential when:

Spray bottle.

This tops my list of must have tools cos it makes moisturizing easier and faster, just mix your moisturizing products and spray on your hair.

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Shears/Scissors.

The split ends have to go if you want healthy hair and minimize breakage. I use scissors to dust my ends every now and then, they are a must have.

Well, that’s my list of must-have hair care products and tools. Catch up on all hair products and tools here. I don’t frequently use heat on my hair, I did a blow out early this year after two years of no heat.

The blow-out

I would love to know your must-have products and tools.

Mosara got a starters pack for y’all.

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Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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