Thursday, August 14, 2008


That seems to be everybody's problem at some point. So how do we keep our tresses from getting dried out??? Good oils and butters...(and leave-ins...saving that for another post)...

There are many things that cause dry hair:
1. Excessive heat (blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, straightening combs, etc.)
2. Harsh detergents
3. The weather
4. Poor Diet
5. Chemical treatments like coloring
6. Products

I'm sure there are more...
This post is about moisturizers that I love.
First and formost, GREASE...Is not a moisturizer....This stuff is crap...

Please start reading the lables of the products you use. Petroleum (or Petrolatum) Jelly is a by-product of crude oil...It has no business being used for our bodies...I don't care what "grandmama" said...Vaseline, do-gro, all that mess...

Here's a list of oils I use. There are A LOT more but here's a small list:

Shea Butter (unrefined)
Shealoe Butter (shea butter and aloe butter mixed)
Sweet Almond Oil
Castor Oil
Olive Oil
Jojoba Oil
Coconut Oil
Babassu Oil

If you're not into mixing, here are some good moisturizers:

Oyin's Shine and Define (

If you love the texture of "grease"...Oyin's Burnt Sugar Hair Pomade

Curls Whipped Butter (

Curls Milkshake (
Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter (

Nadia's Seyani Hair Butter (

Apply to the hair only...Not the scalp..."Greasing" the scalp isn't cool...You're blocking the pores, and the scalp actually makes its own oils...If you have a dry scalp, you've got OTHER issues...greasing or oiling isn't going to get to the root problem...(we'll talk about that in another post)...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mixed Chicks deep conditioner does right by my hair.