This Product Junkie’s Products

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After a few months of transitioning, I think I’ve finally come to the point where I know which products I like for Diva and which I don’t. It took some trial and error but I have some staples and I’m sure as my hair changes some of the staples will change, but for now I NEED them.

Products To Ditch:

1) Curl Care by Dr. Miracle’s Rehydrating Shampoo- it doesn’t have the lather I need to make my hair feel clean. I do like the tingly sensation in my scalp,though.

2)Aphogee Leave-In-Conditioner: It’s too watery and I prefer a creamier product. It’s great for spritzing in the hair,though.

3)castor oil- It’s a very heavy oil and makes my hair feel greasy but it does thicken the hair. I might leave it alone for a little while because my hair is thick enough for now.

4)Eco-Styler Olive Oil Gel- I am addicted to hair gel and I left it alone for awhile but went back to it and the gel just started flaking on my hair. It has good hold though.

5)Curls Unleashed Second Day Curl Refresher- I feel like it just sits on my hair and I think I’ll hand it down to Amani. It also has a stickiness to it I don’t like.

Staples:

1) ORS Hair Mayo- It’s a good protein conditioner and really reminds me of mayonnaise !

2)ORS Hair Masque- This is one of two deep conditioners I LOVE!

3)ORS Replenishing COnditioner- I like this conditioner because it’s my fave color and smells like lemons. It’s creamy as well and sometimes I use it as a prepoo.

4)ORS Uplifting Shampoo- My fave for removing calcium buildup and it lathers perfectly and leaves a tingly feeling in my scalp. It last me a long time because I only use it monthly (sulfate is in it).

5)ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo- another monthly only shampoo that I like. It removes all the stylers I’ve used that month.

6)ORS Curls Unleashed Lavish in Lather sulfate free shampoo- exactly what it says, lots of lather and I can use it weekly.Sometimes I even use it as bubble soap for Amani’s bath,lol

7)ORS Smooth-N-Hold Pudding- great for ponytails which I’m always in. I am trying to use it in replace of gel. It’s diffult to get my new growth to behave using it but I like it for the rest of my hair

8)ORS Incredibly Rich Oil moisturizing lotion- It’s creamy just how I like it and it keeps my hair moisturized for days!!

9)coconut oil- makes my hair all shiny

10)EVOO-see #9

11) lavender oil- I only use this right now for Amani’s bath massages and as an oil in her bath. I also use it to help me get to sleep

12) Creme of Nature w/ Argan Oil Moisturizer- it’s new to me and I used it to baggy my hair and it did great!

13) Curls Unleashed Curl defining Creme- My absolute fave styling product. It is perfect for Amani’s twistouts and mine too.

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14)ORS HAIRepair Intense Moisture Creme- the moisture is so good but the jar is so small
15) ORS HAIRepair Anti-Breakage Creme- obvious breakage problems so most of the time I use it for L.O.C.
16) ORS HAIRepair Nourishing COnditioner- it gives excellent slip and smells like bananas

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19 responses »

  1. I’m going to hand this list of products over to my daughter. She wear her hair in an afro and she’s going back and forth between products, to see which ones she likes and dislikes. This is most helpful!

  2. I’ve never heard of any of these products, but I have my regular products that I love and use. My daughter, on the other hand, is always buying new hair products that she’s seen on TV or YouTube & then most of the time she is disappointed with how they make her hair look.

    Stopping by from SITS ShareFest!

  3. I haven’t heard of any of these products, but I have the faithful products I use every day. My daughter, on the other hand, is always asking to buy new hair products that she sees on TV or YouTube (makeup/hair channel) & then she is disappointed that they don’t work as advertised.

    Stopping by from SITS Fest

  4. This is a great list. I’ve tried a couple of them but haven’t decided if they’re good or bad. The Eco Styling Gel flakes so I stopped using it. I like that even with the products that you’re ditching, you stated the pros and cons. I’m gonna try some other products from your list

  5. I’ve been trying to find some products that work well with my hair where we’re living right now. We had no problems while living in NY and where hair care products were in abundance. We moved to CO about 1 1/2yrs ago and it’s tough finding hair care products for ethnic hair. It’s extremely dry here and so far we’ve been able to find Shea Moisture but have noticed that after a while they don’t tend to do anything at all. I’ve heard about the ORS products and may try them. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Not familiar with most on your staples list but love lavender oil and use it in my spray bottle and coupled with jojoba oil for my oil cleansing method. Trial and error is the name of the game when first going natural. Good luck to you and nice to have found you through Tendril Tuesday.

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