Taking care of our natural hair is honestly a lot of work, and we are constantly on the lookout for new products that make it easier to do so.
Instead of wasting money experimenting with new shampoos and conditioners that never seem right for our hair types, you need to check out these products.
- Ori (shea butter)
Nigerian mothers’ answers to almost any skin ailment, is to rub ori on it, so chances are it’s always in your house. Actually, this one is no secret, everyone knows ori is one of the best conditioners we could use for our natural hair. Although a lot of people do not like it because of it’s odd smell and heavy nature, shea butter is one hell of a conditioner.
- Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera gel is perfect for those who have very dry itchy scalps and are plagued by dandruff. Not only those it soothe your scalp and help get rid of the dandruff, it also gives you hair a lustrous look -only on deep conditioning day though.
Mayo is perfect for deep conditioning your hair, when you’ve run out of all your usual fancy stuff. What makes mayo perfect for your hair is because it contains egg, olive oil and vinegar, which are basically the most perfect deep conditioning ingredients.
- Goya Olive Oil
There is hardly any Nigerian Christian mother who doesn’t have this stocked in her house for emergency anointing of her kids before important events. But coupled with some water and lemon juice, it also serves as a pretty good deep conditioner.
- Baking Soda
Actual baking soda please, not the OT Genasis kind. Baking soda is great for getting rid of product buildup in your hair. You know that feeling, when it’s like all the pores in your hair are clogged up. The thing about baking soda is that it doesn’t work the same way for everyone. Some people get great results while others get greater hair damage. Try a patch test before coating the whole hair in this stiff.