This is a complete list of my hair staples. Stacey asked what hair products I used in my Transition Hairstyles and I wanted to be more detailed about my favorites.
It will probably change in the future because I’m not sure if these hair products will continue to work on my hair as I move further into my transition… or when I’m fully natural. I have way more products than this and you can probably spot some that you recognize in my past Product Junkie post if you have good eyes.
From the list below you will see that I’m a huge fan of Elasta QP. It just works for my hair, and out of all the hair brands that I’ve tried, I feel that this inexpensive line gives you the most bang for your buck. A lot of my other staple hair products are “cheapies” too. I’ve jumped on way too many bandwagons and it’s just not worth it. So if you find something that works with your hair, don’t keep searching for that hair miracle. On to my hair staples…
Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo – It does not contain any sulfates, my hair never feels stripped or dry after using, and it’s very budget-friendly.
Elasta QP DPR-11 – I’ve noticed that this product does not always get great reviews, but my hair loves it and that’s all that matters to me.
ORS Replenishing Conditioner – I love it, but I’ve heard talks that they changed the formula. If the formula has changed for the worst… it will be goodbye ORS!
Aussie Moist – This is by far my favorite conditioner for co-washes. I can’t get enough of it.
Lacio Lacio – It’s the only Dominican hair care product that I stuck with (I tried a lot, lol). And although the new version in the States no longer contains mink oil, my hair is still feeling it!
Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute – I run to this product when a sista needs a shot of protein. I’ve never needed or tried anything stronger because this ALWAYS puts my hair in check. My hair feels soft and strong when I use it.
Keracare Silken Seal – I learned about this product from Healthy Textures’ Guide to Roller Setting and it definitely makes my hair easier to do when I use heat. A little goes a long way!
John Frieda’s Frizz Ease – It works… The End
Elasta QP Mango Butter Moisturizer – This is my absolute favorite hair product hands-down!
Fantasia IC Heat Protector (Pink Bottle)
Nexxus Heat Protexx
Elasta QP Glaze – No messy buildup and it’s not your momma’s brown gel. I use it for smoothing those edges!
Chi Silk Infusion – My flatiron’s best friend!
Oils, Natural Hair Products, etc.:
Macadamia Nut Oil
Silk Amino Acids
Aloe Vera (Liquid and Gel)
I guess that’s the end…What are your hair staples?