Natural Hair Journey: What Products Should You Try?

I’ve always had a love and hate relationship with my natural hair. On the hand. It looks nice curly and on the other hand when I straighten it, it’s easier to handle. Last year I made the decision to stop straightening my hair, but like most people who start this journey I didn’t know where to start. What shampoo and conditioner to buy, what products make my curls look nice and not give it the crunch factor. Don’t get me wrong I have straighten my hair maybe two times throughout the journey so far, once was so my friend could get practice in since she was in beauty school and the second time for my birthday.

It’s been a year and I still don’t know what I am doing but, I will share with you some of the products I found that worked best for me. Mind you my hair is between 3A and 3B. So depending on what kind of curly hair you have you will have to experiment. The first product I tried on a recommendation was DevaCurl. It’s a staple in the curly hair community and it did wonders for my curls but not so much hair, although DevaCurl products work on a lot of peoples’ hair, my hair seemed to start falling out. I then just started using tresemme shampoo and conditioner until I could find something that worked for my hair. 

Photo taken from Amazon

Photo taken from Amazon

I now use a customized shampoo and conditioner from Function of Beauty along with their leave in conditioner. I was skeptical about it especially because of the price but it works for my hair and it lasts me a while I get a new shipment every 6 months and I have longish hair, around mid back. For styling though that has been a mission that I am still on but 3 products that I have used that I love are Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls, Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme, and Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie. While we are on this journey of self love when it comes to curly hair I hope we all find the products to do so without hassle.

Photo taken from Miss Jessie’s

Photo taken from Miss Jessie’s