What Is The Bare Minimum You Need To Look After Your Relaxed Or Natural Hair?

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This is what you absolutely need for a successful hair care regimen even on a budget!

We all want healthy gorgeous hair, natural or relaxed but we can’t all afford the crazy prices for some of the best hair care products.

I recently received an email from a lady who lives in Nigeria and she wanted a list of products that she should get to grow her hair long. Rather than answer with a list as requested, I figured that since she lived in a totally different country from myself, it wouldn’t do her any good if I suggested Kerastase or Bumble and Bumble line of products, I don’t know if they are sold in her country and I am in no position to suggest local alternatives. The point is this lady is new to hair care and turning her into a product junkie who will buy anything and everything that gets suggested to her is counterproductive. The best advise I could give was the bare minimum she needs in order to retain length.


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About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Sharon

Yep, I'm protein sensitive and I couldnt live without my curls milkshake!! I think if you are natural then a curl defining product will bunch yor curls together and avoid tangles and knots. 😉

Theresa Bradford

Oil or moisturizer either one will do

Shawnnita Larkins

Cowash cleanser , deep Conditioner, evco, evoo, aphogee 2minutes reconstructer,aphogee balancing moisture , tressemee naturals… that’s all i need 🙂

Tai Akiva Wo

Evoo

Sakeena
Sakeena

Coconut oil!

Sophia Dan-braimah

a very good and helpful article BlackHairInformation.com. am in Ghana so this is certainly helpful as i don’t find a lot of your recommended products on your site in my country.but i was soo happy wen i entered a shop and saw the aphogee two set protein treatment. i sent you ladies a message a couple of days back and i have not had a response yet. pls help.

Dede Spencer

olive oil, shea butter and leave in conditioner.

Leslie Greer

Coconut oil

Linda Mans

Water and oil, shampoo

Yvette Martin

A GOOD DAILY MOISTURIZER! LOVE “As I Am” Daily Moisturizer! Moisture for days!

Benita Ann Green

* Coconut oil
* Grapeseed/almond oil.
* Silk wrap/ silk pillowcase
* Denman brush
* Hercules Sagemann seamless comb
* Shea moisture deep conditioner with a sonnet hair dryer
* Jamaican blk castor oil
* oh and of course water.
Is my list too long? Lol

Shanique Buntyn

Relaxed hair : Oil, moisturizer, shampoo, conditioner,wide tooth comb, silk scarf. deep conditioner (both protein and moisturizing)

Deborah Oxtail Rigaud

What type of bottles are these in the photo?

Kate Azu

Actually I do not use so many products:
a shampoo (if it has sulfate, just follow up with conditioner)
a conditioner
a wide tooth comb
a de-tangling comb
a rat tail comb
some kind of oil ( or a mix of oils)
some kind of butter or lotion (if you style your hair)
water
bonnet

I think that products will definitely vary due to different textures, lengths and strength of hair. My hair is very simple to maintain so I do not use specific shampoos and conditioners usually.

HerStyler Amazon UK

Thanks big hair styles fan here