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How I fully transitioned and grew my 4b/c hair | Cherie
How I fully transitioned and grew my 4b/c hair | Cherie
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How I fully transitioned and grew my 4b/c hair

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infamous.maya
My hair journey is something that means a lot to me. As a child I was always known to have hair so long it reached the middle of my back. Whether my hair was curly, straight, braided or in twists it generated a lot of talk. That’s why when I went natural and lost basically all the length that I somewhat had it was such a shocker. I was natural as a child before I began to get a relaxer at around 3rd grade. It was needed since my mom had just gotten over breast cancer for a second time and my long thick curls were too much for her to take care of. My hair still retained its length, even as I went into middle school but once I hit 9th grade I’d realized something. My length was gone. Now I will say SOOOO many hair mistakes were made when I began doing my own hair in high school. I put too much heat to it, I manipulated it too much, and I didn’t care about my strands enough. I honestly don’t know at what point I realized I wanted to go natural but at the end of my sophomore year I did. My mother who is a very traditional black woman when it comes to hair made it crystal clear there was no way in hell I was getting the big chop I wanted. Because of this I was forced to transition over. I vividly remember the first product I used as a natural being SheaMoisture - Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
this served a good purpose since my number one goal at the time was curl definition. I don’t mind that as much anymore because I have come to terms with the fact that my hair type is NOT loose curls. Since quarantine that goal has changed. My goal I’m March went from “how do I get my hair to curl” to “okay how do I retain length and keep my hair healthy” and I knew my answer. Braids. I’ll be the one to say I absolutely LOVE braids but I HATE getting them professionally done for so many reasons. The main one being when my scalp gets too dirty the braids gotta go. That is a problem when braids cost 100 and I’m over them in a month 🗿. This pushed me to doing my own braids minus the braiding hair. Every two-three weeks I take my braids out, condition my dry dirty hair, wash the conditioner out, wash my hair, deep condition, and prep my hair for braids. Sometimes I blow dry my hair before I braid it (because I want the length😗) and sometimes I just braid my coily hair as is. This has helped keep my hair healthy and grow it all quarantine. These are the products I’ve used: AFRiCAN PRIDE - Olive Miracle Anti-Breakage Leave-in Conditioner
AFRiCAN PRIDE - Olive Miracle Anti-Breakage Growth Oil
DOO GRO - Mega Thick Hair Oil
ECOCO - Eco Style Argan Oil Gel
ECOCO - Eco Style Professional Styling Gel Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil
cantu - Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioning Repair
aussie - Miracle Moist 3 Minute Miracle with Avocado for Dry Hair Repair
Maui MOISTURE - Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Hair Mask
Aunt Jackie's - Don't Shrink Elongating Curling Gel
Nov. 1, 2020
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ViviansageYour hair loooks so gorgeous
Dec. 25, 2020·1 like
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infamous.mayaThank you so much 🥺🥺🥺
Dec. 27, 2020·1 like
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Hair growth!
I’m so so happy that my hair grew so much for the past months! And they are pretty healthy too ! * The first pic is January 1 of 2020 right after I relaxed my hair in the summer of 2019! * In the pictures, my hair are semi wet after I washed them! Here are the products that really helped ! SheaMoisture - Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo SheaMoisture - Power Greens Conditioner with Moringa & Avocado cantu - Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioning Repair cantu - Shea Butter Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment TROPIC ISLE LIVING - Argan Jamaican Black Castor Oil SheaMoisture - 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Leave-In Treatment TRESemmé - Botanique Nourish + Replenish With Coconut Milk & Aloe Vera Shampoo #TRESemmé - TRESemmé Conditioner Nourish & Replenish[products]#[FiveStars] I also used a lot of natural coconut oil, castor oil, shea butter and argan oil. I also made hair mask every two month, I took the TRESemmé Conditioner, I mixed it with coconut oil, castor oil, natural coconut milk, bananas, a bit of honey and a little bit of lemon juice. I put the mixture on my hair and I let it sit for 1 hour and 30 minutes, and I really noticed my hair were softer and shinier! Beside products, having a healthy and a “ stress free” lifestyle really does help, all 2020, I managed to eat good healthy food and do a lot of work out, so I believe these two things helped a lot! As of now, I started taking NATURE'S BOUNTY - Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin and Nails Gummies and ogx - Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum and SheaMoisture - Silicone Free Miracle Strobe Shine Spray so I really cannot wait for the results !! Good day to you all!💋✨
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DarleneL
Curly Girl Method! I've tried these so you don't need to try again!
I've tried several hair products for curly hair, and these are my favorite! Shampoos SheaMoisture - Argan Oil and Almond Milk Shampoo It smells like milk. I love that and the way this made my hair feel. Very smooth and non-greasy after washing. Conditioners SheaMoisture - Superfruit Complex 10 in 1 Renewal System Conditioner Some people don't like its scent, but I personally can accept it. The moisturizing effect is perfect. TRESemmé - Botanique Nourish + Replenish With Coconut Milk & Aloe Vera Conditioner It's affordable and it's so large that you can use it for a long time. Apply it and wait 5-8 minutes, then your hair will be like seaweed. Kinky-Curly - Knot Today, Natural Leave In / Detangler It smells like coconut. I use it as a moisturizer. I have now purchased 3 bottles of this. My hair cannot get enough. It is pricey, but so worth it. It is the best leave in conditioner I have ever tried. The best part about it is it's sans silicones sulfates or waxes. If you're looking for a great detangler that doesn't leave your hair greasy, this is the one for you. Leave-in conditioners SheaMoisture - Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner It is a little greasy. I brush my hair with this leave in in during the shower and it keeps my hair silky and curls not frizzy Hair masks SheaMoisture - Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Masque I use it once every two weeks, staying for 15-20 minutes before washing off. After using it, it helps hydrate my hair. It’s very light and doesn’t dry with any residue! It leaves my curls feeling light weight! Curl defining gels DevaCurl - Light Defining Gel Soft Hold No-Crunch Styler I have medium length curly hair and I use about a quarter size for the initial scrunch from ends to root. I touch up around the entire head with another quarter size. Let dry and scrunch to release the cast from the gel. My hair and curls are so happy with this product. It is the holy grail for sure. SheaMoisture - Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie I use it to apply a little bit to the hair before setting. It makes your hair look a little oily.  
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Olive97
Frizzy Hair Fix Pt. 2
I purchased this after much time spent watching curly hair youtubers just dying over how good this product was, naturally I had to try it for myself. Just a heads up: I have wavy hair so I’m definitely not the ideal person to be using this product; however, I figured this could aid with frizz and it sure did! It definitely does make my waves feel different after I use it, but it cuts down on frizz SO MUCH!! I experience little to no frizz after using and sleeping on it. 🕊Makes hair soft 🕊Little goes a long way 🕊Cuts down on frizz 🕊Silicone free! I’d definitely recommend to anyone in need of a cure for frizz. I believe if you have curly/kinky hair this will help define your curls too considering that’s its main purpose.
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Abby
🎀“Baby Hairs”🎀 (3A curls)
So before I get into this topic I want to give credit to all of the amazing Black & Latina women creators on all social media platforms bc they truly hold all of the best beauty advice So to get into this, I’m Latina & white. My dad is Hispanic and my mom is white. I wasn’t around my dad much growing up (or his family) so my mom was the one guiding me through my hair journey. If u know where I’m going with this.. it was kinda disastrous bc she gave me white girl hair advice and not mixed/textured hair girl advice. But luckily youtube exists. Fast forward to today, I’m still learning about my hair and trying to maintain my hair the best I can. I recently started playing around with my baby hairs because honestly it is such a look. I definitely keep it pretty simple and reserved by just trying to slick back and decrease frizz but this has been such a game changer for me. I’m able to achieve a more refined look using this gel in generally but also on my baby hairs. 10/10 if you have curly hair try this out. Also I have a new found respect & appreciation for laying edges because it is so challenging 💆🏽‍♀️ ECOCO - Eco Style Argan Oil Gel Also plz don’t roast me if this isn’t the best im still new to it 🥵
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saruhrooez
🍍Sleek Buns & Ponytails 🍍
This is such a great product , super affordable, and really could be used on all hair types. I pretty use it anytime I need to make my casual ponytails or buns a little more sleek and clean. My little frizzies can make my updos sloppy and this helps hold my hair in place, especially around my face. I wish I would have been using this years ago 🥰 ECOCO - Eco Style Argan Oil Gel
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saruhrooez
COMBINATION HAIR CARE ROUTINE 💆🏽‍♀️
Combination hair; it’s so little talked about but many of us are dealing with it! What is it: Combination hair is usually when an individual has an oily scalp with dry ends. This translates to the oils from the scalp are having trouble working their way down to the ends. Who is more prone to have this hair type: -curly hair -frizzy hair -long hair How I care for it: -It’s important to realize you are essentially trying to treat 2 different hair types at once. (Ex: Using hair products for dry hair will not help the oiliness.) -SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER : instead of using the same shampoo and conditioners. Buy a clarifying shampoo specified for oily hair and a moisturizing conditioner for dry ends. I shampoo and condition 2x a week. -MASKING: it makes sense to use 2 different hair masks for the two different concerns. I mask 1x a week. For my scalp I use a clarifying mask in the shower and for my ends, I apply a moisturizing repair mask to damp hair. -CARE TIPS: * use a detangler spray on your hair before brushing out. It will help cause less damage. * Use a boar bristle brush daily to help spread the natural scalp oils down the skin. * Use a wide tooth comb in the shower after conditioning. * On those days where your scalp is looking a little greasy, opt for a dry shampoo. * On those days you want more shine to your ends, use a hair oil. Just make sure not to apply to the scalp! I have been sticking to this routine for about a month and I have noticed less knots and tangles, shinier ends and a more manageable oily scalp. Products used: Shampoo:NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - Activated Bamboo Charcoal & Purple Moonstone Restore & Reclaim Shampoo Conditioner:NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - Naturals Royal Honey & Kalahari Desert Melon Repair & Protect Conditioner ( this product smells so so good! Clarifying mask:RAW SUGAR - Pure Scalp Treatment Moisturizing mask:Maui MOISTURE - Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Hair Mask De-tangler: drybar - Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler Dry shampoo:NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - Clean Freak Tinted Dry Shampoo-Light to Dark Brown I’m am pretty new to caring for combo hair so if you have any tips, please share 🥰
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madisonnoons
My 4b/c routine + info on my hair journey
After a year and some change of being natural it’s taken a while to get my confidence up regarding it. There’s a lot of things they don’t tell you about first going natural. They don’t tell you that society’s acceptance and definition of curly hair is people who’s hair is 3a,b and c and the acceptance ends once it gets to coily hair. They also don’t tell you how HIGH MAINTENANCE caring for coily hair is 😭it’s honestly like caring for an entire person. The list about info that’s not discussed before deciding to go natural is probably 10 feet long, but with patience, love and lots of research, caring for natural hair can be really beneficial and can boost your confidence. My regular washday routine I have 4 key steps in my hair routine: preshampoo, shampoo, deep condition and style When I preshampoo I like to use DOO GRO - Mega Thick Hair Oil AFRiCAN PRIDE - Hair Growth Oil and other type oils. Sometimes I may heat them up for better penetration of my strands but I usually like to apply these to my scalp and strands and massage it in really good. After my preshampoo I shampoo. This is when I use my shea moisture low porosity shampoo or a really neat hair mask that many of you have heard about which is the AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay the shampoo is honestly a holy grail find for me because it tailors to cleaning my hair without adding unnecessary protein because low porosity hair can be really protein sensitive. The hair mask is also AMAZING when it comes to defining your curl pattern like ;-; it’s so great. When I shampoo I usually shampoo once rinse and then go back in shampoo again and rinse. Deep conditioning is essential for me. I love using different deep conditioners and hair masks to see how they impact my hair. So far my two favorites have been the Maui MOISTURE - Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Hair Mask and the aussie - 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner these are my favorites because they have a really great price point (the Aussie one is like 3 bucks HELLOOOO), they smell delicious and they have made my hair really hydrated and soft when I have used them. I usually keep my hair mask in overnight and wash it out the next day. Finally my styling has become very different since quarantine has begun. Since we’ve been in quarantine and I no longer physically go to school I’ve had my hair braided down since my state first locked down in like March. There have been maybe three weeks total in the last 5 months where my hair has been out because it’s really simple and easy to take care of my hair. My mom usually braids my hair down and I keep my braids for two weeks (sometimes three/four) and after that I wash my hair and get her to braid it down again. I don’t use braiding hair in my braids because I feel like it’s not necessary and I don’t mind having little chin length braids 😭
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infamous.maya
My favorite clarifying hair mask?
I have a hair ritual that I’ve been doing for a couple of months. Since about April I’ve been using a clarifying mask on my hair, one that most people use on their face. The mask? AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay I’m in love with it to say the least. It defines my curls and cleanses all the dirt and grime from my hair. I have low porosity hair so I am no stranger to hair build up. Last week I had done a twist out on my hair and the conditioner I used was HORRIBLE in my hair. It kind of balled up into this bumpy residue and it made me not even want to touch my hair. I applied this mask to my hair and it was like I had brand new hair. To make my hair mask i use: however much Aztec clay I think I’ll need a combination of hair oils to make the mask smell better and also for added hair benefits (or so I think) DOO GRO - Mega Thick Hair Oil AFRiCAN PRIDE - Hair Growth Oil I put in my Apple cider vinegar before the hair oils BRAGG - Organic Apple Cider Vinegar I mix everything up, split my hair in four sections, wet each section individually and apply the hair mask
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infamous.maya
My 4b/c routine + info on my hair journey
After a year and some change of being natural it’s taken a while to get my confidence up regarding it. There’s a lot of things they don’t tell you about first going natural. They don’t tell you that society’s acceptance and definition of curly hair is people who’s hair is 3a,b and c and the acceptance ends once it gets to coily hair. They also don’t tell you how HIGH MAINTENANCE caring for coily hair is 😭it’s honestly like caring for an entire person. The list about info that’s not discussed before deciding to go natural is probably 10 feet long, but with patience, love and lots of research, caring for natural hair can be really beneficial and can boost your confidence. My regular washday routine I have 4 key steps in my hair routine: preshampoo, shampoo, deep condition and style When I preshampoo I like to use DOO GRO - Mega Thick Hair Oil AFRiCAN PRIDE - Hair Growth Oil and other type oils. Sometimes I may heat them up for better penetration of my strands but I usually like to apply these to my scalp and strands and massage it in really good. After my preshampoo I shampoo. This is when I use my shea moisture low porosity shampoo or a really neat hair mask that many of you have heard about which is the AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay the shampoo is honestly a holy grail find for me because it tailors to cleaning my hair without adding unnecessary protein because low porosity hair can be really protein sensitive. The hair mask is also AMAZING when it comes to defining your curl pattern like ;-; it’s so great. When I shampoo I usually shampoo once rinse and then go back in shampoo again and rinse. Deep conditioning is essential for me. I love using different deep conditioners and hair masks to see how they impact my hair. So far my two favorites have been the Maui MOISTURE - Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Hair Mask and the aussie - 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner these are my favorites because they have a really great price point (the Aussie one is like 3 bucks HELLOOOO), they smell delicious and they have made my hair really hydrated and soft when I have used them. I usually keep my hair mask in overnight and wash it out the next day. Finally my styling has become very different since quarantine has begun. Since we’ve been in quarantine and I no longer physically go to school I’ve had my hair braided down since my state first locked down in like March. There have been maybe three weeks total in the last 5 months where my hair has been out because it’s really simple and easy to take care of my hair. My mom usually braids my hair down and I keep my braids for two weeks (sometimes three/four) and after that I wash my hair and get her to braid it down again. I don’t use braiding hair in my braids because I feel like it’s not necessary and I don’t mind having little chin length braids 😭
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infamous.maya
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp!
I’ve always put coconut oil in my hair, since I was a kid. It was something mom would do for me once a week, with a nice hot oil head massage. I never realized it then, but those hot oil massages helped my scalp health. My hair is about a 2b/3a curl, so it’s pretty frizzy and can be dry, and I’m dandruff prone. I’ve never loved that about it until 5 years ago when I started to be more meticulous about my scalp health. So coconut oil is amazing and I still do it. But now I’ve been mixing other oils and products into my routine. Now my weekly routine is: 1. Mask day - SheaMoisture - Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner start with the scalp, massage it in. Then focus on the ends and make sure it’s absorbed. Focus on other dry areas. Brush through. 2. Wash day - L'ORÉAL - Elvive Dream Lengths Long Hair Shampoo followed by L'ORÉAL - Elvive Dream Lengths Long Hair Conditioner And then after rinsing everything out, wring out excess water. Let air dry for 10 minutes. Then add a dollop of L'ORÉAL - Elvive Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream and a dollop of aussie - Miracle Moist 3 Minute Miracle with Avocado for Dry Hair Repair on the palm of your hand and mix the two products before working it through damp hair. (I always bend over flipping my hair forward to go from root to end). Detangle with fingers. 3. Post wash day - maintain scalp health with a small amount of oil mix. I mix coconut oil with black cumin seed oil and add a couple of drops of rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils. 4. Mid week day - another round of oil mix. Add rose hip essential oil if necessary for extra hydration. 5. Same as 4 6. Same as 4 7. Pre mask day - work towards heavier oils, if your hair can take it. Mine LOVES extra virgin olive oil. So I usually mix a little with coconut and black cumin seed oils with a little bit of rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils. Work it through all of the hair, not just the scalp. I usually braid my hair afterwards to keep the oils from rubbing onto my clothing or any furniture. Rosemary is helpful for creating new hair follicles so the hair follicles are denser (since there are more). Eucalyptus is good for combating dandruff. Rose hip is good for deep hydration, which can help combat dandruff since the scalp doesn’t get dry enough to start flaking. Coconut oil, EVOO, black cumin seed oils help hydrate the hair. They can be heavier so if your hair is finer, use avocado, almond, and/or jojoba oils instead. One week of this specific routine with the L’Oréal and Shea Moisture products and my hair is softer and less tangled. So less hair fallout when brushing. My scalp is also really moisturized, so it’s not itchy or dry or starting to flake. Hair journey updates will occur as often as I remember to do so.
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VyshnaviKarra
If you have fine hair, you should try them and won't regret!
I have very typical fine and soft hair, which can cause two problems. On the one hand, the hair is easy to produce oil and becomes greasy and ugly. If the grease is serious, it will block the pores of the scalp, resulting in dandruff and itching. On the other hand, thin hair is hard to set. If the hair is close to the scalp, the face will look big. So, I am glad I found some useful products. Below I will introduce a set of shampoo and conditioner. Here is a personal TIP to share, that is, it is best to use one brand of shampoo and conditioner. This not only help the product to maximize their efficacy, but also does not cause allergies or mutual exclusion.   AUSSIE Miracle Volume Shampooaussie - Paraben-Free Miracle Volume Shampoo with Plum & Bamboo For Fine Hair $6/360ML I occasionally buy this shampoo during the promotion, but who knows it has become my favorite. This brand is very popular because of its high cost performance, and its ace products are also very popular all over the world. This shampoo is mainly used for the fluffy effect. In my opinion, it can keep the washed hair fresh for a long time. At the same time, it has a relatively strong cleaning power, so the soft hair is not easy to turn oil. More importantly, I think it has a unique fragrance of coconut milk, which makes it very enjoyable to wash your hair.   aussie - Miracle Moist 3 Minute Miracle with Avocado for Dry Hair Repair $5/236ML This deep conditioner is a consistent winner of top beauty product awards including the 2011 and 2012 Allure Best of Beauty Award and 2013 Glamour Glammy Award for “Best Conditioner". It is indeed worthy of such an award, and for me, this product is indeed a miracle. With 3 times of moisturizing ability, it could turn dry hair into silky waves in just 3 minutes and add nutritious high moisturizing formula with a little Australian Aloe Vera, Jojoba and Kelp. This conditioner is thicker than ordinary conditioner, so after using strong shampoo, I will put it on my wet hair, and it is best to wrap it up and rinse it off later. Leave a comment if you have questions!
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Giordano

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DIY HAIR MASK FOR INTENSE MOISTURE ✨
DIY HAIR MASK FOR INTENSE MOISTURE ✨
This hair mask is my favorite to make at home. This always leaves my hair feeling super soft and moisturized and is great for fighting frizz in this humidity. ✨ I lost the footage from my immediate results, so the after you’re seeing is from my day 3 wash and go. It’s not as fresh, but you can still tell how it’s helped keep my frizz under control. Enjoy!
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beautybytaramarie
I have tips for damaged curly hair
I have tips for damaged curly hair
Protein treatments are another thing that can be tricky with curly hair. Too much can leave your hair hard, too little leaves you open to damage. 🚿If you have heat and chemically damaged hair, you’ll want to use protein more often as it helps fill the holes in the hair cuticle where damage took place. Most products will say on the label if they contain high protein so keep an eye out next time you go shopping!
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beautybytaramarie
MOISTURE! The key to a long lasting wash
MOISTURE! The key to a long lasting wash
One of the biggest keys to a long lasting wash and go is MOISTURE! 💞 Right now, my go to leave-in conditioner is the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen and Restore Leave-In conditioner by Shea Moisture! This stuff keeps my hair moisturized for up to 4 days before refreshing! SheaMoisture - Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner
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beautybytaramarie
Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner
SheaMoisture-Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner
my favorite leave in conditioner
my favorite leave in conditioner
To this day, my favorite leave in conditioner is SheaMoisture - Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Rinse-Out Conditionere. I’ve been experimenting with different brands over the past few weeks and was striking out, so it was time to just go back to what I know. 🌻 For styling, my cocktail right now that works best for my hair is leave-in conditioner, black castor oil or olive oil and gel. Right now my favorite is the Ouidad - Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel in the red bottle 👌🏽
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beautybytaramarie
Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel
Ouidad-Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel
Cheap black hair care products
Cheap black hair care products
I’m 19 and trying to become more financially independent but haircare, especially black hair care, for (mostly) 4b hair is SO expensive! Especially when you’ve been picky about your hair for so long! Does anyone know of any sulfate and silicone free products that are on the cheaper side of things? I tagged all my currently used products. P.s. sorry about the awkward crop, this was the most recent picture of my natural hair
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Bri.positive
Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner
SheaMoisture-Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner
healthy wavy ash hair 😍🤩
healthy wavy ash hair 😍🤩
I do this by myself at home.As I have fine and fragile hair, colorings, highlights and babylights are extremely damaging to my hair which is naturally dark brown, so I must at all times be very careful with the products that I use for this I often try new products, shampoo masks condotionner oils creams 😱 ... in short with my hair I always need a magic wand 😅MOROCCANOIL - Care Meets Color Rose Gold MARC ANTHONY TRUE PROFESSIONAL - Damage Repair Mask
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imanekrelifaoui
Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Conditioner
SheaMoisture-Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Conditioner
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