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Natural Hair Products

February 17th, 2010 No comments

The way our hair looks in soceity these days so important. It is part of who we are and how we are perceived by society. It is for this reason most of us try to make our hair as manageable as possible. Men cut their hair short, some shave it off just to keep it manageable. Women choose hair extensions, wigs, braids as a means of keeping their hair manageable.Most of the users on my site have said that not only do they want hair products that makes their hair manageable but they want it to be natural, they want to be sure that they are not adding chemicals to their natural hair.

Consumers today are also more educated and aware of health concerns associated with products that they use everyday. They not only want the products to work, they want to ensure that they are using products that contain natural ingredients and that won’t mess up their hair. In addition to getting natural  ‘made’ ( I probably should say harvested)  hair products consumers want it to be affordable and available. Natural products today are very expensive and at times hard to come by. The internet (part of why I have this site-information) closes this gap between consumers and where they can get natural hair products. Users more often than ever are online trying to find solutions and other users reviews on most hair products- instead of having to try the products themselves.

While shoppers at times are willing to fork out some serious money for natural hair care products, many marketers are worried what consumers are buying are not actually natural. Eileen Sheets, managing director, of Bioforce USA said in an interview that they have “noticed a profusion of products featuring all manner of nutraceutical and botanical ingredients that pander to the consumer.  Many of these, however, have infinitesimal amounts mixed in with the lauryl sulfates”. I know that sounds like a lot but to me it sounded like to ensure we are using the right products we do need to understand some of these chemical terms.

As consumer interest in natural hair products, and natural hair styles grows  in leaps and bounds, the huge conventional personal care companies have rushed to get a piece of the action and make an easy buck in the process. Often, this means the addition of a small amount, of one or two herbal extracts are added to a totally conventional product. Then, the marketing and selling points on those products focuses on those minute amounts of natural ingredients in the product. To help prevent such cheap marketing methods and green-washing, the Natural Products Association (NPA) created a certification program in May 2008 for natural skin and hair care products. To merit the NPA seal, a product must meet strict guidelines: made of at least 95 percent truly natural ingredients, not contain ingredients with any potential suspected human health risks, not use processes that significantly or adversely alter purity or effect of the natural ingredients, they must also use ingredients that come from a renewable and plentiful source, and only use non-natural ingredients when viable natural alternatives are unavailable. This is a good thing for all of us.  A more detailed list can be found on their website (link above). So if you have the time or resources please look out for their seal when purchasing products. That said, many companies are already on the bandwagon of using all-natural ingredients in their formulations.

Liz at Nappy Hair Products

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Hair Products for Natural Hair-Moisture

November 29th, 2012 No comments

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These are some of the things that I use to moisturize my natural hair. I started trying them out during my transitioning period. My husband is caucasian with long hair (past shoulder length) and our kids have soft curly hair. The aloe vera gel mixture works great for all of us.

The shea butter is my main moisturizer at night on dry hair.
The aloe vera gel mixture (see video for recipe) is what I use to re-wet my hair in the morning.
The Olive and Coconut Oil for scalp oil treatments, twists and sealing the ends

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Winter Products for Natural Hair (Glycerin Free for Low Dews)

November 22nd, 2012 No comments

~~Read me~~

This video is not meant to be a full review of the products mentioned. If I did that, it would have been 30+ minutes! However, most of the products have their own individual reviews, so please be sure to check those out.

To understand climate/product changes, check out my video on dew points: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA4TCEYAdZ4

Products Mentioned in this Video:
Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Conditioner

Oyin Hair Dew
Darcy’s Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Conditioner
Kinky Curly Curling Custard
Komaza Care Califia Styling Pudding
Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha
Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel
Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle
Knotty Girl Vanilla Cupcake Leave-In
Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade
Carol’s Daughter Hair Balm

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Fall World Natural Hair Show & Current Favorite Natural Hair Products!

November 15th, 2012 No comments

I’ll be at the World Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Show TODAY! (Sunday, September 11) – hope to see some of you all there!

Blog: http://www.naturalchica.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/NaturalChica
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Natural-Chica/129063533609?ref=ts
TUMBLR: http://thebigchopfiles.tumblr.com , http://onmylistmae.tumblr.com/ , http://thenaturalchica.tumblr.com
Products:

Carol’s Daughter Monoi (Shampoo & Conditioner)
Karen’s Body Beautiful: Sweet Ambrosia, Hair Blossom, Butter Love
Beija Flor Naturals: Creme Brulee

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Inexpensive Sulfate Free Natural Hair Products Haul

November 8th, 2012 No comments

Here are a few natural sulfate free hair products that I was surprised to find from my local drug store!

Batiste Dry Shampoo $8.99

Sulfate Free Products:

Live Clean Argan Oil Cream $5.49 SALE!
Live Clean Argan Oil Shampoo $5.99 SALE!
Live Clean Argan Oil Conditioner $5.99 SALE!
Orgnx Deep Conditioner $9.99 SALE!
Orgnx Oil Treatment $9.99 SALE!

FTC: I bought all these products myself. This is my honest opinion!

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Natural Hair Products

November 1st, 2012 No comments

I was asked to do a video on the hair products I used.

http://public.fotki.com/MissParker01/

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My Natural Hair Products- Month 1-6

October 25th, 2012 No comments

This video covers the products that i used when my hair was natural from my BC on Oct 9, 2007 to Month 6 April 2008. I made alot of mistakes during this time because I didnt know what to use and sooo i had to experiment and learn from my mistakes. This video is important to watch because I discuss my mistakes that I made during this time. We all makes mistakes the most important thing is to learn from it. This was requeste by a few others and huney5uckle and 1napturaldiva .

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Natural Hair Products: Africa’s Best Ultimate Herbal Oil

October 18th, 2012 No comments

DANG!!!! I was sleeping on this product. Check out these ingredients: Soy Bean Oil , Walnut Seed Oil , Kiwi Fruit Extract , Olive Fruit Oil , Castor Seed Oil , Sesame Seed Oil , Jojoba Seed Oil , Carrot Seed Oil , Sweet Almond Oil , Tocopheryl Acetate , Safflower Oil , Calendula Extract , Yarrow Extract , Cucumber Extract , Carrageenan Extract , Ginseng Extract , Sage Extract , Comfrey Extract , Aloe Extract , Fragrance

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Natural hair: ORGANIC HAIR PRODUCTS

September 26th, 2012 No comments

These are some of many organic hair products that really work well with my hair. So tell me what you think of them. Enjoy!!

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My Staple Natural Hair Products

September 19th, 2012 No comments

Hey loves, I’m back. Here are the products that I use for my hair as staples. I am still looking for a good leave in and clarifying shampoo…

Wash:
Karen’s BB- Cool Clarifying Shampoo
Shea Moisture-Retention Shampoo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6md9ZZDOpV0

Conditioners:
As I am Coconut Co Wash:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhaXfmOWAMs
Herbal Essence Long Term Relationship
Honey Hemp (Protien):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjeQdPEbeDI
DC: Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie

Leave In: Kinky Curly Knot Today & As I Am Naturally Leave in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvPP1Xg2-Sk

Spritzer: Water/ Shea Moisture Yucca & Bobab Thickening Mist

Moisturizer: Hair Dew:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_LBUhJKRBA

WeeklyTwisting Cream: Shea Butter

Oils: African Prider Herbal Oil, Jojoba, Eucalyptus, Jamacian Black Castor Oil

Heat Protectant: Carol’s Daughter Heat Protectant Gloss/ Hair Balm (love that stuff!):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWOrxhaE6Tk

Styling Gel: As I Am Smoothing Gel

Extras: Healthy Hair Butter, Cupaucu Hair Butter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac7yk0x5PIU

To watch my One Year Journey:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSmLk6AwikA&feature=channel_video_title

Review on my wig: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtH9Z6BWN1c&feature=channel_video_title

Articles on Eucalpytus Oil :

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/eucalyptus-oil-for-hair.html

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5553004_eucalyptus-oil-long-hair-growth.html

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