Most People who decide to return natural in Nigeria are usually at a loss for where to begin from. Products are a huge part of Natural Hair care and getting to know what to use for your hair and what kind of products to discard will go a long way in helping to make your Natural hair more healthy, softer, manageable and grow longer (who doesn’t want that, right?).
The list of Basic Natural Hair Products every Naturalista needs that can be found in Nigeria are:
1. SULPHATE FREE SHAMPOO
Sulphates are stripping for your hair, that squeaky clean feeling you get after washing with a sulphate shampoo makes detangling more difficult. Sulphate free shampoos help to retain some of your natural oils making your hair easier to manage and detangle.
An excellent sulphate free shampoo is the We Naturals Hemp oil Black soap shampoo and Cantu Shea Butter Sulphate Free Cleansing Cream Shampoo.
2. CO-WASH CONDITIONER
A co-wash is a conditioner that has cleansing properties. This can be used mid-shampoo washes but not recommended to replace shampoos. It cleanses your hair without stripping it while helping with detangling and moisturizing your hair at the same time.
As I Am Coconut Co-wash Cleansing Conditioner, Pantene Truly Natural Hair Co-wash Conditioner
3. RINSE OUT CONDITIONER
A silicone free conditioner with lots of slip is essential for detangling your hair after shampooing. It also serves to restore lost moisture and nourishment to your hair.
Tresemme Moisture Rich Hair conditioner, We Naturals Hair Conditioner.
4. DEEP CONDITIONERS
Deep conditioners provide extra benefits to your hair. They are great to help treat dry hair, restore shine and vitality, reduce breakage and strengthen hair and help reduce the effect caused by chemical damage. They also make your Natural Hair super soft.
Sunny isle JBCO intensive repair hair masque and The Mane Choice Green Tea & Carrot deep conditioning Masque are super effective Deep conditioners.
5. PROTEIN CONDITIONERS
Protein conditioners help reduce breakage by strengthening your hair strands and the lesser hair breakage you have, the longer your hair. Great Protein Treatment options are Aphogee Intensive Two minutes Keratin Reconstructor, ORS Hair Mayonnaise
6. LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
These conditioners smoothen your hair and adds a layer of moisture and nutrients to the hair. They help to make hair more manageable and add shine.
Cantu leave in conditioner, We Naturals Leave in conditioner, Shea moisture JBCO strengthen grow & restore leave in conditioner are examples of wonderful leave-in conditioners.
To seal in the moisture you add to your hair during wash days or when you just want to refresh your hair, a cream is needed to seal in the moisture else moisture will be lost giving way to dry, difficult to manage hair.
We Naturals whipped Shea butter, Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curl Enhancing SmoothieBuy it now on Jumia
Oils give your hair so much luster, they are rich in vitamins, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties and other beneficial minerals. Adding natural oils to your hair care regimen will definitely be a boost to your natural hair health and length.
Tropic Isle Living Jamaican black castor oil, coconut oil , olive oil, argan oil.
9. NATURAL HAIR KIT
A Natural Hair Care set is collection of the above – Sulphate free shampoo, conditioner, Leave-in Conditioner, Oils and butters at a fraction of the price of buying single items. The We Naturals Hemp oil Range is one kit with immense health benefits that you don’t have to break the bank to purchase.
Other recommendations: KUI Care Tea Tree and Cinnamon Kit (Shampoo, Conditioner, Leave-in mist and Hair Butter)