I’m currently beyond the experimentation stage in my Black hair journey, where I tried every product I could find on a shelf that mentioned the word “natural.”
Now that I’ve gone through what feels like shelves of black hair care products, I can confidently say I’ve narrowed down the best moisturizers and oils that have worked best for me through all the stages of my hair.
Moisturizing Agents for Black Hair Care
1. Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie:
The Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie smells delightful and also acts as a wonderful moisturizing agent. Shea Moisture tends to be a fan favorite within the natural hair community and for good reasons. This product defines curls, reduces frizz, and leaves hair feeling moisturized. Shea butter is a humectant (a substance used to reduce the loss of moisture) that attracts water once applied to hair which is why it works so well as a moisturizing tool. This amazing curly hair smoothie is made with organic ingredients and includes another natural hair favorite – coconut oil.
2. Qhemet Biologics Aethiopika Hydrate And Twist Butter:
Qhemet Biologics Aethiopika is ideal for dry natural hair and can be used to maintain moisturized twist-outs. It contains mango butter, pure olive oil, and rice bran oil to help soften thick and dry hair. The hint of soy extract acts as a humectant and allows hair to reach its full moisturizing potential.
3. Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Refresher Spray:
Caro’s Daughter Hair Milk Refresher Spray is my go-to product whenever I need to refresh my curls between wash days. If you’re on second day hair after a wash-and-go, spray your hair with this milk refresher to add extra shine and bounce to your hair. Use this product to redefine your curls and lock in moisture. It contains naturalista fan-favorites – agave, lemon grass, and sunflower oil that – all act as moisturizing agents.
4. Karen’s Body Beautiful Leave-in Sweet Ambrosia Conditioner:
Karen’s Body Beautiful Leave-in Sweet Ambrosia Conditioner is tailored for thick, natural hair that has a hard time holding in moisture. Because it contains humectants it’s best used on damp to wet hair. It contains jojoba, avocado, and coconut oil that work together to leave hair packed with moisture.
We’ve also included a list of natural oils that can be applied to curlier or kinkier hair textures. Consider creating a natural moisturizing hair mask or your own, fresh d-i-y moisturizing hair cream. For more comprehensive tips on black hair care, check out Kimberly’s eBook!
Natural Oils for Black Hair Care
5. Avocado Oil is good for moisturizing dry and damaged hair as it contains key nutrients such as vitamin A, B, D, E, amino acids, iron, copper, magnesium, and folic acid.
6. Castor Oil is a humectant and softens hair due to its abundance of omega-9 fatty acids.
7. Rosemary Oil is another natural-hair-must as it helps remove dandruff from the scalp, contains vitamin A, and can smooth a dry scalp.