Top 50 Best Selling Natural Hair Products

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Updated May 30th, 2018 - It's that time of the year when we look at the most popular black hair products on the market!

Here,  we will review hair tools like natural hair steamers and supplements like hair growth vitamins in other articles.

Right now, we'll look at the moisturizers, hair butters, oils, shampoos, conditioners and natural hair accessories that have been selling like crazy with naturals over the last few months.

The following list is a compilation of the most purchased OR highly-rated black hair products on Amazon – by the natural hair community.

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We'll have two separate types of lists... the Best Sellers list and the 4 Stars or Better list (real customer ratings).

 

Top 10 Highest-Rated Shea Butters

If you've been in the natural hair community for any amount of time, it will come as no surprise to you that Shea Butter is one of the most beloved and useful natural hair products on the planet.

So I'd be an idiot not to give you the top 10 highest rated shea butters online.

Shea Butter provides moisture to dry or damaged hair from the roots to the very tips, repairs and protects your hair against weather damage, dryness and brittleness. It also absorbs quickly and completely into the scalp to rehydrate without clogging your pores. It is especially helpful for processed and heat-treated hair. It's a go-to treatment for dry scalp problems and it brings life and luster to damaged hair.

I personally have used it for years and years and years on my skin (I was born in 1977). And believe me, my skin shows great results now from years of keeping my face moisturized every morning. Shea Butter is like food for the skin containing Vitamins A, E and F. These vitamins fight against wrinkles and facial lines.

Here are the shea butters with nothing less than 4 Star ratings...

1. 100% Pure Unrefined Raw SHEA BUTTER -  from the nut of the African Ghana Shea Tree

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You already know how important shea butter is...

This brand is also a consistent month after month best-seller. (get real customer reviews)

2. 100% Unrefined Organic Shea Butter - Better Shea Butter

Currently sits at 4.8 Stars with 1,154 reviews. (get real customer reviews)

3. African Shea Butter Cream - 100% Pure & Raw, Gold - Plant Guru

Currently sits at 4.3 Stars with over 650 reviews (get real customer reviews)

4. Molivera Organics Premium Raw Unrefined African Organic Grade A Ivory Shea Butter

Currently sits at 4.7 out of 5 stars with over 530 reviews (get real customer reviews)

5. Raw Apothecary Unrefined Raw Shea Butter - Ivory

This brand has 4.8 out of 5 stars with 200+ reviews (get real customer reviews)

6. Beauty By Shea Organic Raw Unrefined African Shea Butter- Grade A Premium Shea Butter From Ghana

Not a single bad review out of 357! You don't see that very often, currently ranked 4.9 out of 5 stars (get real customer reviews)

7. NOW Foods Shea Butter

Currently ranked 4.3 out of 5 stars with 258 customer reviews (get real customer reviews)

8. African Shea Butter by Smellgood

This ranking is a little weird, they're ranked 4.2 out of 5 stars with nearly 400 customer reviews but one of the first things I noticed is alot of women complaining about the hardness and consistency of the butter. But overall, the rankings are good. (get real customer reviews)

9. Unrefined Shea Butter -  Organic In HDPE Jar
Sits at 4.4 out of 5 stars, "It's fairly soft right out of the jar and take but a few seconds to rub in the palm of your hand and apply." -JayGT (get real customer reviews)

10. Raw Unrefined Ivory Shea Butter TOP Grade From Ghana - SOFT

4.6 out of 5 stars, "The scent is nutty like some other people said but not awful. I mixed it with coconut oil, sesame oil, vitamin E and added essential oils to mask its scent and it works great." -Petunia1620 (get real customer reviews)

 

Hair Butters - Highest-Rated Top 5 List

1. Molivera Organics Premium Raw Unrefined African Organic Grade A Ivory Shea Butter
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Molivera ranked high in the shea butter category and ranks high against hair butter formulas too. They rank 4.7 out of 5 stars with over 530 reviews (get more customer reviews)

2. Nubian Heritage Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and Moringa Repair and Extend Hair Butter 
Currently ranked 4.6 out of 5 stars, "This product is amazing and the smell is lovely as well!" -Samaria Farrar (get more customer reviews)

3. Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Moisturizer

At the time of this update this is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars."Absolutely can't say enough great things about this product. Smells great and leaves my relaxed hair fuller and softer immediately. This will continue to be a staple in my hair therapy routine!" -Dege (get more customer reviews)

4. Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter Protective Cream Hairdress

As of now, this is ranked 4.3 out of 5 stars, "Totally works on chemically treated and natural hair. My daughters and I have been using this protective cream for over a year. I apply it after shampooing and before blow drying my hair. Works great." -ncmcrae (get more customer reviews)

5. As I Am Double Butter Rich Daily Moisturizer

Currently ranked 4.2 out of 5 stars, "All their products are wonderful for my 3b curly hair." -momnson (get more customer reviews)

 

Coconut Oil For Natural Hair - Highest-Rated Top 5 List

1. Viva Labs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

This best seller coconut oil has alot of natural hair fans and is ranked 4.8 out of 5 stars at the time of this update.

"When you are transitioning through those stages it can be really hard to keep your hair moisturized but I use it daily, and extra on wash day. I also add it to my homemade hair masks that I like to do a couple times a week."  -Tyneisha Fondren

"Great for cooking and also use it as a moisturizer. Will definitely buy again." -M. Betlach (see more customer reviews)

2. Nature's Way Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

Nature's way is a favorite of natural hair woman and rated 4.8 out of 5 stars. "I use coconut and jojoba oil for moisturizing my dry skin and since I've converted from creams to oils, my skin has never looked or felt smoother. I use it on my legs and arms mostly but it works just about everywhere." -Carrie Watson (see more customer reviews)

3. Nature's Way Pure Virgin Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil

Currently sitting at 4.7 out of 5 stars. "This is a great moisturizer for my hair and skin. I haven't used lotions on my skin since I started using coconut oil. Going forward, I don't think I will use anything else except coconut oil on my skin. And, Nature's Way is the best." -TonyaP  (see more customer reviews)

4. Barlean's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, 16-Ounce Jar

Ranked by buyers as a 4.7 out of 5 stars coconut oil. "I have been using organic oils on my face and body and hair and everywhere else as a moisturizer and healing agent for about a year in a half and it has made a huge difference in the look and health of my skin in that time. The coconut oil does wonderful things for my hair, I use it every chance I get..in conditioners, shampoos, etc. and it leaves my hair feeling soft and smelling fresh." -Angelina (see more customer reviews)

5. Cococare Coconut Oil 100% Pure 4 Oz

As of date, this coconut oil for natural hair is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars. "All I will say is this, this is some real 100% coconut oil, it is not just good it is great, great for your skin and your hair. I have well past my waist dreads or locks if you will and this is just fine for my hair, with a little shea butter added this keeps my scalp and my dreads tight. I have one recommendation, keep it well refrigerated or it will liquefy on you, other than that I have no complaints" -D.L. Brown (see more customer reviews)

 

Top 10 Carol's Daughter Natural Hair Products - Highest-Rated

1. Monoi Repairing Hair Mask for Unisex, 7 Ounce

Currently rated as 4.5 out of 5 stars.

"I'm an African-American woman with thick, natural 4b hair that hits around mid-back length when it is flat ironed. The Monoi Hair Mask is hands down the best conditioner I have ever used on my natural hair. After I wash my hair with As I Am Coconut Cowash I apply Monoi and leave it on for about 5 minutes and rinse out. My hair is a bed of well defined, super soft curls that can be easily combed out or finger combed." -Sammy (see more customer reviews)

2. Monoi Repairing Conditioner 8.5 FL OZ

Currently sitting at 4.5 out of 5 stars.

"I have waist-length wavy-to-curly hair, and with hair this long breakage is an inevitable problem. Anything that can help strengthen my hair is worth trying! I was really pleased with Carol’s Daughter Monoi Conditioner (as used with the shampoo from the same product line)." -Suzy Hough (see more customer reviews)

3. Marguerite's Magic Restorative Cream Hairdress

Currently rated 4.4 out of 5 stars.

"My hair responded well and is moisturized, shiny, and soft while twisted up. It's winter here so I don't plan on wearing a twist out until summer, but whenever I take my twists down to remoisturize I like the results. It has a pleasant, light scent. I have a sensitive nose, and it doesn't give me problems. It is VERY thick. A little goes a long way." -SATG (see more customer reviews)

4. Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Anti-Breakage Hair Spray

Currently rated 4.4 out of 5 stars.

"This stuff works great, doesn't weigh hair down and it is a great product! I would recommend anyone with hair that has lots of split ends to use this!" -Caitlyn Johnson (see more customer reviews)

5. Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Sulfate-Free Shampoo

Rated currently as 4.3 out of 5 stars.

"Nothing else works like it for my wife's hair." -Tim DD

"I don't give out five stars unless a product is pretty flawless; it has to meet or exceed its product claims, be fairly priced for what it claims to do, and have no obvious tweaks needed to make it better. This trifecta of excellence is rarer than you think but with this shampoo and its sister conditioner my hair has finally met its perfect match ...." -Desert Gypsy (see more customer reviews)

6. Black Vanilla ( Moisturizing) Hair Smoothie

Currently rated 4.2 out of 5 stars.

"It moisturizes my dry hair without a greasy or heavy feel. Great for my two strand twists! WONDERFUL FRAGRANCE!" -LaValda Williams (see more customer reviews)

7. Carol's Daughter, Lisa's Hair Elixir

Currently rated 4.1 out of 5 stars.

"It leaves me speechless. I ordered this product after I read about it in Seventeen Magazine. I would wash my hair let it dry then get up extra early the next morning to flat iron it and look decent for my class in the next few hours. With this product, it has greatly helped my damaged hair to repair." -Victoria Rae Burton "Tori" (TX) (see more customer reviews)

8. Loc Butter Shaping Pomade Hairdress 

Overall rating is 4.1 out of 5 stars from customers with dreadlocks.

"This product has done wonders for my dreadlocks and I use it daily on my hair and my daughter's." -P. Gamble

1-Star Warning! "Formula changed. I live outside the US and haven't been able to buy the product in person since I ran out in over 6 months, so I was happy to get it in the mail. Until I found out that the formula has completely changed. Same price, of course, but no as good as the past." -Markeeta (see more customer reviews)

9. Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Original Leave-In Moisturizer

Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars by customers.

"This is a wonderful product! Tames frizzies,and leaves hair shiny, silky and easy to manage wih absolutely no sticky residue." -MJB (see more customer reviews)

10. Carol's Daughter, Mimosa Hair Honey, 8-Ounce

Customers have rated this one 4.0 out of 5 stars.

"Great for African American hair . It keeps the hair soft and smelling good. Not oily looking. My children are bi racial and this was perfect for their type of hair." -Grammy (see more customer reviews)

 

Top 10 Best Seller Natural Hair Shampoos

All of these shampoos in the list come from Amazon's best selling hair shampoo Top 100 list. I, of course, left out any men's shampoos or shampoos that are not popular among my natural hair readers. So here we go, let's start with number one... Pura d'or Premium Organic Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo (Gold Label), 16 Fluid Ounce

1. Pura d'or Hair Loss Prevention Premium Organic Shampoo, Brown and Blue, 16 Fluid Ounce

This is the #1 best selling shampoo OVERALL on Amazon, it has argon oil in it's formula and buyers use it to prevent hair loss.

2. Pura d'or Premium Organic Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo (GOLD LABEL VERSION)

The Pura d'or brand is a powerhouse, they rank #1 and #3 on Amazon's best seller list, a men's shampoo ranked #2, so ofcourse they didn't make it onto our top seller list, so Pura d'or Gold Label comes in as #2 best seller for naturals. This shampoo is bought to prevent thinning hair & loss of hair.

3. Batiste Dry Shampoo Original Clean & Classic

Batiste dry shampoo is a big-time best seller on Amazon, many naturals are getting into dry shampoo into or to avoid wetting their hair too much. Below you'll see a video from ThikandKurly on how to use dry shampoo for natural hair and braids. She doesn't use Batiste though, she uses Organic Root Stimulator Herbal Cleanse dry shampoo to clean her braids without water.

4. Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo & Conditioner Combo Set

This best seller is famous for it's reconstructive keratin fatty acids and Moroccan oil. It's the 8th best seller on Amazon.

5. DevaCurl Combo No-Poo Cleanser Shampoo + One

#TeamNatural is probably the sole reason this shampoo is so high on Amazon's best selling shampoo list. It's not cheap ( $60? Sheesh! ), but it still sells like hotcakes. That tells you alot.

6. Acure Organics Shampoo Moroccan Argan Oil and Argan Stem Cell -- 8 fl oz

This best seller is loved because it provides lasting moisture to even the most dry and damaged hair leaving it soft, manageable and ready to rock.

7. Batiste Dry Shampoo, Cherry, 6.73 Ounce

The original version of this shampoo sells better, but the cherry version made the top seller's list too. Very popular brand.

8. Pureology Hydrate Shampoo 8.5oz and Hydrate Conditioner 8.5 oz duo

This best seller has a ton of loyal fans that say it leaves your hair silky soft and vibrant.

9. Mane 'n Tail Herbal Gro Shampoo & Conditioner Olive Oil Complex

This best seller reminds of growing up at the house in Detroit, my sisters and mom loved Mane 'n Tail, they obviously aren't the only ones.

10. Tru Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo

This brand probably made Amazons top 100 best selling shampoos because it's known to be a gentle, sulfate-free choice for all natural hair types, as well as color treated hair and hair that has been weakened, damaged chemical processing or heat styling.

 

Top 10 Best Selling Natural Hair Conditioners

All of these conditioners in the list come from Amazon's best selling hair conditioner Top 100 list. So here we go, let's start with number one...

1. Tru Moroccan Hair Repair Conditioner

The Tru Moroccan brand made it onto Amazon's Top 100 selling conditioners list and their shampoo list. Ladies are snatching these products up fast.

2. Hydrating Argan Oil Deep Conditioner by Arvazallia for Dry or Damaged Hair

This brand sells like crazy and is known for it's ability to deep condition and help with detangling, leaves hair with soft and silky texture.

3. WEN Chaz Dean Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner

"I am African American and have kinky hair. This tamed my hair down. I can wash my hair and go. It helps my hair stay moist. When I straighten my hair it is soft and looks as if I got it done at a salon, I am a cosmetologist so that could be why. One of my bottles had leaked upon approval, I called Wen the lady was extremely apologetic and sent me a new bottle I got it within 2 days. Wen is great ! I would recommend this to everyone" - Fay Green

4. Deva Curl Ultra Creamy Daily Conditioner, One Condition

This brand made it onto the best selling shampoos list and the top selling conditioners list. It comes with a big price tag but women LOVE it. It is selling more than most conditioners online no matter the price.

5. Pura d'or: Premium Organic Conditioner

This conditioner sells extremely well and makes the best seller list once again, just like it's shampoo counterpart. It's known to enhance the manageability, shine and control of your hair.

6. Silk 18 by Maple Holistics - Sulfate Free Treatment for Dry and Damaged Hair

This best selling conditioner contains a masterful blend of harmless conditioning ingredients to help do the job, Silk18 is formulated with a maximized portion of silk amino acids. The ingredients are naturally derived from silk, to be exact, eighteen different silk amino acids which have great benefits for your hair.

7. It's A 10 Leave-In Conditioner Plus Keratin

This one makes the best seller list as the first leave-in conditioner on the list.

8. It's a 10 Miracle Deep Conditioner Plus Keratin

Coming in right behind the leave-in conditioner is 10 Miracle's deep conditioner. Also a fan favorite and top seller.

9. L'Oreal Paris EverCreme Sulfate-Free Moisture System Cleansing Conditioner

L'Oreal is a household name and that may be one of the reasons it's selling so well over other brands.

10. HSI Professional Argan Oil Leave-in Conditioner

This brand is not only a best seller but has some amazing ratings, as of right now 1,050 of it's 1,307 ratings are 5 star! This conditioner may shoot farther up on the list as more women come to know about it.

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This Salon SNEAKED Perm Relaxer Into This Natural Black Woman's Shampoo!

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OK, so using "Birdman " (A.K.A. Baby) sentence structure.... We gonna fight or we finna scrap?

Honey, when I say OUT...OF...LINE. I mean the "me about to snatch off my gold hoop earrings and puttin' vaseline on my face" kind of OUT OF LINE!!!! (Sike, I aint fightin'nobody...) But anyway...

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Here's what happened.

When a natural-haired woman from Marietta, Georgia made her appointment at Lucy’s Dominican Hair Salon, she assumed that the "blow out" hairstyle that she’d asked for would consist of a simple shampooing, conditioning, and of course, blow drying. When she first left the salon she was happy, but 3 days later, she noticed something weird when she washed her hair so that she could put into twists.

But for some strange reason, her luscious hair refused to curl as it ALWAYS DID and she noticed that large sections of her hair appeared to be unusually straight. When she called the hair salon to ask what IN THE WORLD they had done to her hair, they told her that they'd put chemical perm relaxer in her shampoo without her knowing about it!

As anyone with naturally curly, kinky hair black woman will tell to you, using any amount of chemical relaxer isn’t something that you do casually as if trying a new hair spritz or something. The active ingredients in most relaxers are alkaline chemicals like lye or ammonium sulfate that have a pH somewhere between 10 and 14. The hair damaging properties of these substances break down hair’s protein structure. Cases in which relaxer is left in for too long can result in severely damaged hair and burning of the scalp.

According to the woman, a representative from the salon informed her that it was standard procedure to mix a small amount of relaxer into the shampoo used for people with natural hair and that it wasn’t cause for concern. Lisbeth Dominican Hair Salon, which the woman also called out in the original post, made a point of posting to Facebook that they did not make a practice of mixing relaxer in with shampoo.

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After the woman posted photos of her now processed hair as a warning to women with natural hair who might patronize the salon, the natural hair community quickly came to the consensus that the woman would be well justified if she decided to sue the salon.

“This is one of the NO-GO’s for my naturalistas,” Yelp user Tosha W. wrote in a critical review of the salon prompted by the screenshot. “Mixing a perm in with the shampoo without consent is just as tacky as a hair salon can get.”

And we'd have to agree, for any salon to slip a major hair killer into a clients shampoo without getting permission is almost a low-level crime in my opinion. How is that any different that punching a hole in someone's tire on purpose?

Ridiculous!

How would you have handled this situation OMGers? Would you have sued?

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Natural Hair Workshop Reaches Australia!

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Without a doubt, the natural hair movement is still going strong and spreading all over the world.

On Saturday May 14, 2016, naturalista and boutique owner Allison Owens held the first natural hair workshop in Adelaide South Australia.

While natural hair workshops and meetups have become commonplace in America, such events are unheard of in Australia.

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The workshop, “No More Dry Hair: the LOC & LCO Methods” was held at Sassy Kinks & Coils Boutique, the first natural hair store in South Australia.

Surrounded by American made natural hair products such as Sheamoisture, Jessicurl, Cantu and Tgin, Allison discussed the steps of the LOC & LCO methods and demonstrated how to apply the techniques.

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The excited attendees got a chance to purchase natural hair products at the end of the workshop.  

Allison intends to host a natural hair workshop/meetup the second Saturday of each month as a means of supporting women on their natural hair journey.

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21 Photos That Prove "The Shrinkage Is REAL!"

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"The shrinkage is real!"

How many times have you heard that? Probably a lot.

Why? Because so many of us are self-conscious about our hair length and want to grow it longer so that everyone can clearly see it.

But it's time to embrace your curls and love the MAGIC that you have happening on top of your head.

One of the biggest reasons women with curly & kinky hair have a problem with shrinkage is because so many people outside of black culture or natural hair culture have NO IDEA that you are blessed with so much hair. They think that if your kinky/curl hair is sitting at 7 inches, you only have 7 inches of hair.

Well... NO.

That is how life is for women with straight hair, but many curly-haired naturals that have hair sitting at 7 inches in front of the naked eye could EASILY be flaunting 14-20+ inches of lusciousness.

So BlackHairOMG wants to make sure that more and more people realize this phenomenon on natural black hair.

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We have pulled together this amazing PHOTO GALLERY of some of the DOPEST shrinkage comparison pics that you'll ever see.

Don't ever let yourself think that your hair isn't growing because the length is hidden in the curls and kinks, your hair grows like crazy when you treat it right.

Embrace The Shrinkage Photo Gallery

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So do you know someone that freaks out about having "short hair" when they go natural? Or do you know someone that has absolutely no clue about how much hair is actually contained in these beautifully coiled crowns of beauty?

If so, make sure you share these photos on your social media accounts and tag your friends so that they can recognize the majestic beauty contained in natural hair.

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If Natural Hair Was a Cult... Is This Funny?

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OK, so we're definitely living in the era of satin hair wraps, coconut oil & #BlackGirlMagic

And I ain't mad at it. Not one teeny weeny bit!  🙂

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The natural hair movement is so strong that The Curl Club decided to poke a little fun (in a light-hearted way) and imagine if the natural hair movement were a cult. They used a lot of imagination and creativity to think up this off-the-wall scenario.

It is hilarious!

The video is going SUPER VIRAL and is causing a lot of interesting conversation between large groups of naturals and even non-naturals as well.

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We've even seen friends jokingly tagging each other on Facebook saying stuff like "This is soooo you!!"

And of course, there are some people taking the video waaaaaay too seriously and are even offended, I don't exactly understand what there is too get upset about, but hey, some people will find a reason to complain no matter what you do.

But for all y'all that just enjoy a good laugh this will be right up your alley.

Anyway, check it out and enjoy the humor. The end of this video cracked me up, home girl had no idea what she was walking into.

Enjoy! And please leave your thoughts and comments below... Did it make you laugh too?
 

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Water Only Washing for ULTIMATE Black Hair Health!

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Water only hair washing for natural hair?

It sounds so "crazy" but it just might work! In fact TONS of long-haired natural beauties claim that it works WONDERS! Water only washing (also known as the WOW method and WOHW method) is the practice of water rinsing (washing) your natural hair frequently with warm/hot water and zero commercial hair products.

This method goes a lot further than cowashing ( washing hair with conditioner ). The purpose of washing hair with water only is to allow your natural sebaceous glands to produce the natural occurring sebum, your natural sebum nourishes, moisturizes and protects your hair follicles and scalp. You want to achieve Total Sebum Coverage.

Your natural sebaceous oils also work to help your scalp maintain a healthy pH level and protect it from nasty fungi and infections. Your natural sebaceous oils were created to be the perfect moisturizer and hair conditioner.

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The majority of women that have tried the water only hair washing method on a consistent basis and followed the directions specifically, absolutely love washing hair with just water and what has happened to their overall hair health.

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As with any new method you try, there will be a transitioning period before your hair adjusts to the WOHW method, and there's also that issue of how long it takes some women to mentally to adjust.

Transitioning can take anywhere from 6-12 weeks, I know that seems like a long of time, and maybe it is for some ladies. But, the key to success is to be “patient” and let nature take its course, raving fans of the WOHW method claim that it will definitely pay off in the end.

The water only hair washing method of is actually pretty simple.

To begin the process, you will have to clarify your hair and scalp of any previous products and build up with a clarifying shampoo (herbal or regular both will work).

Even though using a commercial clarifying shampoo will work, it's suggested that in the beginning of this method you try for the most natural products ( like apple cider vinegar shampoo ) to clarify your hair and scalp with.

Here are just a few suggestions:

All herbs can be used by themselves or together. Make sure you've thoroughly detangled your natural hair either before or after you  water only washinghave clarified with your wash.

Once you have clarified your hair, pick a style; two strand twists (medium to large size) are highly recommended for naturals who have type 3c-4c hair (in other words, afro textured or kinky, coily, cottony-textured hair).

Putting your hair in two-strand twists will make the transitioning period go much smoother than if you decided to do the water only hair washing on loose natural hair. Flat twists or braids are also good alternatives hairstyle as well.

The following section is a quick jump-start instruction list, that'll break down and explain how to do Water Only Hair Washing:

Quick Jump Start Into The Water Only Hair Washing - WOHW Method!

Step 1: Clarify your natural hair (use any clarifying shampoo or herb you like) and detangle your hair.

Step 2: Put your hair in medium to large two-strand twists.

Step 3: Massage your scalp daily for a minimum of 5 minutes.

Step 4: Start the rinsing process daily.

Step 5: Pay attention for when you start to recognize a oily or greasy feeling on your hair; usually the first few inches of hair will have the “oily/greasy” natural sebaceous oils and you'll a slight sheen on your fingertips after massaging your scalp.

Step 6: When you start noticing your natural sebaceous oils, start preening the sebum down your hair strands daily.

Step 7: Once your sebum comes in, it’s time to start scritching your scalp daily, so that you don't get build up of sebum sitting on your scalp. These steps need to be done daily or almost daily until you have reached Total Sebum Coverage. Once you have Total Sebum Coverage throughout your natural hair, you can begin making your twists smaller or wear your hair loose.

IF NEEDED, It's strongly recommended that you use a natural oil or butter to supplement your hair.

It's important to avoid to avoid all products that are not plant/food-based, as most commercial products will absolutely strip your hair’s natural sebaceous oils and slow your Water Only Hair Washing transition greatly.

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Maintenance on The Water Only Hair Washing Method For Natural Hair

On the Water Only Hair Washing Method you'll need daily, weekly and monthly maintenance. Starting with the first step; CLARIFYING. As your hair's sebum continues to be produced, you'll have to remove the excess sebum from your hair every so many weeks or months; it really depends on how much sebum your scalp produces.

In time you will find out, but, if you produce low-levels of sebum, this means that you can go longer before you have to clarify again in order to remove the excess sebum. If you are a normal to high sebum producer, this means you have to clarify/ remove the excess sebum/debris more often. During the process of removing the excess sebum, you are never stripping your hair bare.

How to know when it's time to remove excess sebum:

1. Your hair has become stickier, oilier than normal.

2. There is a grayish film on your hair.

3. Your hair has begun to break at the ends.

4. Your scalp appears to have a sheet of dandruff (it's not actually dandruff, it's dried sebum) and has become itchy.

These are the most common signs that you need to clarify your hair of excess natural sebaceous oils. It's highly recommended to figure out your hair cycle in terms of; for example: If you have noticed that you can usually go 2 months before clarifying your hair, then instead of waiting 8 weeks to clarify, do it on the 7th week.

That way you won’t have to deal with the issues that come with allowing excess sebum to form on your scalp.

What Do I Use When It’s Time To Clarify?

When you clarify your hair on the Water Only Hair Washing method, it's best to choose an all-natural shampoo or conditioner that won't strip your your hair and scalp of it's naturally produced sebum.

Fortunately for you, there are many different herbal powders that can be whipped into conditioner and that will successfully clean your hair of the excess sebum without completely stripping it. For example... Amla ( Gooseberry), Aretha Powder (Soap Nut), Cassia, Henna, Shikakai Powder etc…

Make sure to look for a natural plant/food-based product to make your conditioner or shampoo from (they prevent total sebum stripping). Many naturals find that a more holistic and natural approach is best with the Water Only Washing method.

BlackHairOMG Approved Vids on Water Only Hair Washing

As you know, so many videos give false and contradictory information. Because of that, not only do we allow you to get great natural hair tips from BlackHairOMG TV, but we also scour the internet to find the best and most helpful videos for you.

Here are a few BlackHairOMG approved instructional videos on the Water Only Hair Washing (AKA WOW method - WOHW method).

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Natural Hair, Water Only Hair Washing Results After 7 months

 

Natural Hair Water Only Washing { Q & A}

 

 

Water Only Washing on 4C Hair - WOW Method

 

Links to other great BlackHairOMG Approved videos about Water Only Hair Washing videos....

 

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6 "Must Have" Natural Hair Products 2018 [Video]

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We have a real treat for you today...

In this natural hair products update by Regal Fro, she gives you her favorite natural hair conditioners for cowashing, shampooing, moisturizing, volumizing and everything else in between.

If you're having a problem with brittle and dry air this video of the best natural hair products will be EXACTLY what you need. As you all can clearly see, Regal Fro has amazingly bouncy and moisturized natural hair and she is sharing her favorite products for 2016 with you. Be sure to support her natural hair Youtube channel by subscribing, she's giving out tons of great information that you can benefit from.

What's most interesting about Regal Fro's best natural hair product choices is that she stays consistent and keeps thing pretty simple. She is not constantly switching to new hair products, she finds the products that actually work and she continues to use them. That's a great way to get consistent results and it shows in her beautiful head of hair.

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Natural Hair Products That Gave Regal Fro THE BOMB Hair!

After you watch the video, you'll probably be checking for some of the highlighted products, so here is the list. BUT, watch her vid, because we didn't include some of the actual hair tools that she like to use to this list. Anyway, here's her favorite natural hair products.

 

The only thing we didn't think was that great was the choice of flat iron. The Remington flat iron is a flat iron for people who have never used a top-tier flat iron and are looking for something cheap. Nothing wrong with that, it cost so little money that you really can't complain. But if you are looking for much better flat ironing and curling results, it may be wise to invest in a hair tool that  is made for ultimate performance and that will last for a long time.

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Recap of The Natural Hair Products She Uses

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You get amazing natural hair tutorials, hair product suggestions and tons of natural hair tips that you won't get from many other people. Her hair type is common in the natural hair community so that makes her info even more valuable, her suggestions are more likely to work for more women. Connect with her [email protected]_fro http://instagram.com/Regal_fro#

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3 Best Ways to Lock Moisture in Hair on Wash Day!

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Every naturalista knows (or SHOULD know) that ending "wash day" without sealing in the moisture can end in a dried out disaster, even excessive hair breakage.
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I don't have time for all that foolishness. And you know what? That won't happen to me or you because we'll discuss the 3 best ways to seal in that moisture in order to keep your hair moisturized, healthy and ready to GROW!

We've had many articles about choosing the best hair conditioners, so now let's lock all the goodness in!

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Three Major Moisture Locking Methods

There are 3 primary ways to seal moisture into your luscious locks after deep conditioning: moisturizers and hair milks, natural oils and proven leave-in conditioners. You do not have to use them all but here are the differences so you know what will work best for you.

Moisturizers & Hair Milks

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definitely deal with moisture being stripped from your hair after washing, even co-washing your hair does this to some level.

Hair moisturizers help to retain moisture that you lose from shampooing with commercial shampoos and keeps your hair moistened between wash days.

Naturals who would rather use something that's more lightweight often opt for a hair milk for natural hair.

Although most natural hair moisturizers are water-based, it is best to apply them while the hair is wet so it can retain as much moisture as possible, as they are most effective when locking in moisture that is already on your hair strands.

These excellent natural hair products are packed with humectants, emollients, and oils. These are also great options if your hair is protein sensitive.

 Natural Oils

Some naturals follow up their conditioner treatment with only oil while others layer oil on top of their moisturizer or leave-in conditioner ( for best-selling products read this article...).

The practice of using oils on your hair after washing is known as "sealing", the practice of sealing after washing reduces the rate of moisture loss, which is critical for healthy hair.

People will use oil as a part of their L.O.C. method to prevent dryness, reduce frizz, and push wash day back a couple more days if possible.

You can use a pure oil like jojoba, grapeseed or avocado oil or even create your own special blend from a variety of oils.

Leave-in Conditioners 

Leave-in conditioners are loaded with strengthening and moisturizing properties. They are meant to periodically replace your daily conditioner or deep conditioner.

If you're in a hurry and don't have time to allow the ingredients in your daily conditioners and deep conditioners to absorb, then use a leave-in conditioner.

Note that NOT ALL leave-in conditioners are formulated with hydrolyzed proteins, so the bottle may say leave-in conditioner even though it works more like a moisturizer. Always check the ingredients list.

Many naturals have a love for leave-in conditioners because they are usually a lightweight product for hair, give you great slip, and add moisture and strengthening benefits to natural hair.

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If you have fine to very fine hair strands you may find that you won't need to ever seal with oil because most moisturizers and leave-in conditioners tend to be formulated from lots of oils and butters, enough for fine hair.

If you have fine strands or looser curls and waves, then a hair milk is a great option for you.

Whenever you want a refresher between wash days but don’t feel like doing a co-wash, try reviving your natural hair with a little moisturizer to quench your dry and parched ends.
 

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The L.O.C. Method Explained - Amazingly Moisturizing!!!

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The L.O.C. Method has been around for a while and for very good reason.

If your natural hair sucks up everything you use to moisturize it and still cries out for more moisture, then it's probably time to test out what so many other naturals SWEAR BY, the L.O.C Method.

The L.O.C. Method has been a hot topic around the web and natural hair community for the longest now because it helps so many natural-haired women go days without having to CONSTANTLY re-moisturize their luscious locks.

L.O.C. is an abbreviation for leave-in conditioner, oil and cream. The name itself tells us naturals the types of hair products we should apply as well as the order to use them.

What makes the L.O.C. Method different from so many other moisturizing methods is the layering of products in a specific order to maximize moisture retention in your natural hair. The layer of hair-healin

Have You Tried The L.O.C Method?
Have You Tried The L.O.C Method?

g moisture is systematically locked in by two products which are both known to be excellent sealants: oil and hair butter.

Both oil and hairs butters are universally adored for their ability to create a moisture layer along your hair shaft that helps to prevent water from dissipating, in effect, helping the hair stay healthily moisturized for much longer.

By using oil first and then a heavier and thicker butter on top, you're making absolutely sure that as much moisture as possible remains on the hair shaft which is very beneficial for natural hair honeys who struggle to keep the needed moisture in their hair.

The method is so easy to blend into your routine because it involves some of the best-selling natural hair products on the market, products you probably already own,  so you just need to switch the order in which you apply them to your lusciousness. You'll be looking like a natural hair model in no time!

If you want to start using the L.O.C. Method then simply follow these easy steps below:

Directions

1. Apply a moisturizing water-based leave-in conditioner to cleansed hair.
2. Apply a thin layer of oil to your hair to help lock in the moisture.
3. Apply a butter-based, creamy moisturizer to your hair to seal that moisture in.

After that feel free to use your normal hair styling products to style your hair as normal.

Porosity

The L.O.C. Method will work best for Type 4 naturals because our hair is commonly very thirsty for moisture. BUT, also keep in mind that your hair porosity level will also determine whether the L.O.C. Method works for you or not.

If your hair is normal to high porosity then you should have no problem with layering products on your hair. However, if you have low porosity hair and try this method you risk of getting limp and oily hair that could be susceptible to a lot of product build up. Lastly, if you’re not a Type 4 natural but still struggle with moisture retention then give the L.O.C. Method a try – so many natural swear by it!

Alternatives

As with all things curly hair related it’s all about trial and error so if your current routine isn’t quite cutting it then give this method a try and modify it to suit your needs.

If your curls are easily weighed down, or if you suffer from product build up you can limit the number of products you apply to your hair by applying a creamy or buttery product as your styler.

Make sure you try it out for at least 2 weeks or three wash sessions before deciding if it works for your hair or not.

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3 Reasons Exotic Herbal Rinses to Help Grow Long Hair!

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Let's be honest, it hurts to constantly shed and lose the hair we have, or simply NOT GROW fast and long enough.

For these reasons, exotic herbal tea rinses are starting to getting so much attention in the natural hair world recently.

Even the not-so-exotic herbs, like Bigelow green tea and black tea are frequently discussed. And it turns it that there is scientific backing to the benefits of tea rinsing for keeping and growing hair. Even women suffering from losing their edges have seen success mixing up a special brew!

Lets look at the 3 scientific reasons tea rinses help your hair stop shedding and grow.

1. Amino acids – Strengthens Your Hair

Strong hair retains itself. That's what theanine does for you. Theanine is an amino acid that is unique to certain types of tea. Studies show that a purified extract of this amino acid could penetrate fully through to the hair cortex of bleach-damaged hair after a 10 minute soak at 30°C .

Even if your hair hasn't been damaged by bleaching, it is possible to accumulate damage to the cortex due to styling and combing as well as common weathering. A tea rinse can be considered as a very mild protein treatment.

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2. Caffeine – Stimulate Hair Growthexotic hair rinse
Did you know your hair follicles can take up several drugs and caffeine is one of them? Studies done once more on human hair in a petri-dish showed that the hair follicles do rapidly take up caffeine and this stimulates hair regrowth for hair previously showing signs of hair loss. (International Journal of Dermatology, pg 27-35, 2007).

3. Polyphenols – Stimulate Hair Growth
Green tea has been studied as a possible treatment for hair loss. It is preferred over black tea as the roasting of tea to create black tea oxidizes the polyphenols. Tests so far have been performed on rats as well as human hair in a petri-dish with similar results. The polyphenols are seen to stimulate re-growth of hair. So if you have problem spots, for example, your edges, or are experiencing hair loss, then a tea rinse may be worth a trial.

How To Brew Your Tea Rinse

We will give you a great list of exotic herbs to use at the end of this article. After you've decided which herb(s) will get the job done, follow the steps below:
  1. Place the herb(s) in a pitcher (glass is ideal).
  2. Pour boiling water over the herb(s), cover, and steep for 10-20 minutes.
  3. Strain the mixture and allow the liquid to cool.
  4. Pour over your head after using a high quality shampoo, conditioner, and finishing your detangling session. Do not rinse out.

Here are 5 of Our Favorite Herbal Hair Rinses:

Get your brew on!
Get your brew on!

1. Sage Herb Hair Rinse — for Invigorating and Cleansing
Sage helps cleanse the hair of oil buildup and promotes healthier hair.
Recipe
2 cups boiling water
2 tsp. dried sage (or 1/2 cup fresh sage leaves)
Pour the water over the dried high-quality sage and steep until cool. Remove (or strain) the sage and apply to freshly washed hair. Don’t forget to massage into your scalp!

2. Birch Leaf Herb Hair Rinse — to Prevent Hair Loss, Maintain Scalp Health and Soften Hair
When used on a regular basis, the birch leaf rinse will help prevent hair loss and maintain the overall health of your hair and scalp. Birch leaf will also soften the hair and add sheen.
Recipe
2 cups boiling water
2 tsp dried birch leaves
Pour boiling water over birch leaves and steep until cool. Strain and pour over clean hair. Massage into scalp. Caution: Consult your physician before using this rinse if you are allergic to wild carrot, celery, mugwort and certain spices. Also know that birch leaf can darken your hair over time.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse — for Cleansing and Clarifying
This rinse is VERY POPULAR with ladies who do the water only hair washing method, the ACV rinse is one of the easiest and most popular hair rinses within the natural hair community.

4. Chamomile Hair Rinse — for Soothing and Healing the Scalp, Giving Hair Sheen
Chamomile has been used for centuries to add in relieving stress and restlessness at bedtime.  It is also great for soothing an itchy or sore scalp. Softens hair, soothes the scalp, lighten and conditions (people use it with honey to bring out natural highlights). Chamomile is also known to stimulate growth. It has also been said to heal scalp ailments such as dandruff, dry patches and eczema.
Recipe
2 cups boiling water
2 tsp. dried chamomile (or fresh chamomile if available)
Pour boiling water over chamomile and steep until cool. Strain and pour over clean hair. Massage into scalp. Beware: Chamomile has been known to lighten hair.

5. Linden-Flower Hair Rinse — to Promote Healthy Hair Growth & Strengthen Dry and Brittle Hair
Unfortunately, this amazing herb for dry hair comes with a major flaw. Oh, it works BEAUTIFULLY, but Linden-flower is super duper expensive, but that doesn't change the fact that it is great if you’re dealing with dry, brittle hair as a result of over-dying or dying your hair too often. For hair that is severely damaged, linden-flower can help bring it back to life. It also promotes circulation in the scalp and will help new hair grow in healthier.
Recipe
2 cups boiling water
2 tsp. linden flowers
Pour boiling water over linden flowers and steep until cool. Strain and pour over clean hair. Massage into scalp.

Runner Up Herbs That You May Find To Be Your #1

Here are some other herbal rinses that you can add to your hair care regimen.  Pick an herb for your particular natural hair issues! 

  • HorsetailHelps brittle hair due to its high silica content.
  • Lavender: Stimulates hair growth
  • Nettle: conditions, improves texture, helps with dandruff, irritated scalp, and dry scalp
  • Parsley: enriches hair color and gives a nice luster
  • Plantain: great for dry, irritated scalp, dandruff, and seborrhea
  • Rosemary: Acts as a tonic and conditioner, one of the best herbs to use, gives luster and body, stimulates growth, helps with dandruff, and brings out dark highlights in the hair.
  • Saw Palmetto: good for thinning hair and hair loss
  • Thyme: good for oily hair and dandruff
  • Witch Hazel: cleanses hair

Caution: Finally, remember to talk to your doctor or dermatologist before beginning a tea rinsing (or sipping) regimen.   Some of these herbs are not meant for breastfeeding and pregnant naturals!

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