Blogger Ijeoma Kola shares her favorite natural hair products of all time

Favorite Natural Hair Products of All Time

I’ve been natural for over eight years, and in that time, I’ve probably tried at least 150 natural hair products, but I’ve never actually sat down and ranked my all time faves. Here are some of my favorite natural hair products that I keep coming back to!

Favorite Natural Hair Products of All Time by Ijeoma Kola
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Shampoos & Cleansers

Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Microexfoliating Shampoo

This exfoliating mud shampoo is a super strong cleanser that doesn’t strip my hair of essential moisture, and is incredibly refreshing after I’ve gone the usual three weeks without washing my hair. It’s on the pricier side, so better for a relaxing spa like wash day versus a weekly wash, but definitely worth every dollar.

Cantu Apple Cider Vinegar Dry Co-Wash

All the products from Cantu’s apple cider vinegar line are amazing for itchy scalps due to exercise, flaky product combinations, or protective styles, but the dry co-wash is my favorite because you just spray it on and go. Instant relief.

Cantu Anti-Fade Color Protecting Shampoo

Since I color my hair all the time, I need a shampoo that will help keep my color from fading, and this one does the trick while also containing quinoa protein for extra strengthening.

Conditioners & Masques

Eden Bodyworks All Natural Cleaning Cowash

I’m not a huge advocate of co-washing (I think naturals abuse it far too often and don’t properly cleanse their hair), but if I had to pick one cowash to use for the rest of my life, it would be this one. The formulation is more hydrating than some of the thickest deep conditioners, so it’s perfect for quick wash days when you want to detangle, cleanse, and condition all in one step. See it used here.

Aunt Jackie’s Fix My Hair Intensive Repair Conditioning Masque

This huge tub of conditioner is a mainstay in my bathroom, and I often find myself putting it on my hair after a less worthy conditioner fails to get the job done. It’s thick but spreads easily, and really does make my hair feel better after use.

Creme of Nature Pure Honey Moisture Replenish & Strengthening Mask

The most recent release on this list, this mask is a really solid deep conditioner that can transform dry and thirsty hair into something manageable, and has enough slip for a breezy detangling session. See it used here.

Leave Ins & Moisturizers

TGIN Green Tea Super Moist Leave In Conditioner

Literally every time I put this in my hair, it feels like butter and love and happiness. I think I discovered it four or five years ago and any time I finish a jar, I hunt for a sale on the next one. This is one of the few natural hair products I actually buy with my own money and will continue to do so (though if TGIN wants to collab, you know how to reach me!)

Kinky Tresses Coconut Mango Hair Butter

If supporting black-owned small businesses is important to you, or if you prefer small-batch handmade products, then this hair butter is for you. It smells like a tropical vacation and hydrates your hair for days and days on end, without needing to add any additional product. See it used here.

Aunt Jackie’s Seal It Up Hydrating Sealing Butter

You know a product is a fave when you start rationing out it’s usage as it gets dangerously low. This is my favorite go to, super thick and creamy moisturizer.

Stylers

DevaCurl Supercream Coconut Curl Styler

I often struggle with finding styling products that don’t flake, don’t make my hands feel dry, and don’t take four days to dry. This is one of those products I always forget about because I’m still unlearning the notion that certain products aren’t “meant” for my hair, but literally every time I use this styler I yell at myself for not using it more. It’s light, smooth, and feels amazing, with a decent hold without the crunch or flaking, and it doesn’t take five years to dry! See it used here.

Mane Choice Do It Fro The Culture Bold Buttery Gel

I’m not a big gel user, but this one manages to have both hold and moisture without any flakes. Works on edges as well as to set styles! See it used here.

Jane Carter Curls to Go Shine On Curl Elixir

All the benefits of an oil, but in a spray bottle! This product is perfect for sealing in moisture in twists, or spritzing on your hair to refresh and shine without needing to add any water or get your hands greasy. The line came out last year and I’m already on my second bottle. Also great to use on blowouts and straight styles!

What are your absolute favorite hair natural hair products? Let me know and I just might give it a try!

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  1. My hair is normally in a protective style for 6 to 8 weeks. When I do wash my hair, it’s the TGIN whole line. I can’t say which brand is my favorite because I have so much hair products. Right now, I am using TGIN along with a few others brand on wash and style day.

  2. I have really loved the She Moisture’s manuka oil hair mask. That thing leaves me hair so incredibly soft. Softer than any mask has left my hair. I’ve also heard so much about Anita Grant and really want to try their products.

  3. No Camille Rose Products lol? I do love TGIN hair products, their Honey Miracle Mask is the best. I have always loved your hair and you were one of the first people I followed when I finally joined Instagram like three months ago lol. I have course, kinky natural hair what some would say 4c and I have always wanted to ask you if you use any natural oils to also moisturize your hair ( Jojoba oil, almond oil, coconut oil, etc.) daily? How do you keep the moisture in your hair daily. Thank you.

    1. I haven’t used Camille Rose Naturals in a few years so I’m not really up to date on their offerings!

      I don’t use oils to moisturize because oils can’t moisturize your hair. They lock/seal existing moisture but don’t provide any moisture or hydration. Most moisturizing hair products contain oils so I don’t find it necessary to add extra oils on top of my hair. For daily moisture I either spray with a curl refresher spray, or more often than not, I rely on humidity from my sweat from working out regularly!

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