My Natural Hair Staples

I can't believe it, but I'm coming up on my one year anniversary since I  cut all my hair off again. As I'd mentioned, my hair changed after having my son and I decided to chop it off and start over out of frustration. Since then, I've mainly been sporting protective styles while it's been growing out - marley twists make my life so easy and most recently I learned how to make a crochet wig. Through much trial and error, I've been getting to know my natural texture over the past ((gasp)) 10 years. Like most natural girls, there was a period where I was a product junkie and tried just about everything I saw the girls using on youtube. Luckily I've been able to narrow it down and have been rockin' with a decent arsenal over the last couple of years.

My Natural Hair Staples

1. Bentonite Clay // To know me is to know that bentonite clay is a must have for me. I've shared my love of it for years and continue to use it regularly to detox and treat my tresses.

2. Shea Moisture: Deep Treatment Masque // This is my go to deep treatment and I even love it to create extremely defined and hydrated twist outs.It's all natural and so rich in texture!

3. Shea Moisture: Curl Enhancing Smoothie // This gem has been holding me down since 2011 and literally saved me from slapping a relaxer in my head. The Curl Enhancing Smoothie is the first product I ever used that gave me consistent results while making my hair smooth and shiny.

4. Tropical Roots Twist Cream // When I need a no fail bantu knot out, this is what I use to get it. The hold is amazing and a little goes a long way! I also love that although this is a high performance product, it's very affordable at just under $5.

5. Creme of Nature Argan Oil Leave In Conditioner // This line of products are absolutely amazing! What I love about this leave in his how much moisture is provides while still managing to be extremely light. For me, it's perfect for daily use!

6. Jamaican Black Castor Oil //  I originally started using this on my son when he was having some hair loss issues and then  on myself after seeing how fast it made his hair grow back. I've always known about this miracle product but until my post postpartum hair loss started kicking my butt, I hadn't given it a try. Now I massage it into my scalp about 3 times per week.

If there's one thing I've learned about natural hair, it is that you need to experiment and find what works best for you. We're all unique - what works for me may not work for someone else and vice versa. It will take some time to narrow down your staples but don't give up. There are also services like Curlbox which helped me to find some amazing products that I still use today.

What Are Your Hair Staples?