As I’m sure we all know, there definitely lies a distinct line in the store when it comes to hair products. We have the beauty aisle and then there’s a small corner, typically towards the back, labeled ethnic section.
Shea Moisture* has started their Break The Walls campaign , but I have definitely tried my part in “breaking the walls” by venturing out into the other sections and finding some products that work well on my hair. Here are 5 of my favorites that you won’t find in the confinements of the ethnic haircare section.
1. Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Strength Reconstructing Butter Hair Mask
I love this mask! It literally feels like butter and smells amazing. As a strength reconstructing mask it works as the perfect protein treatment when I want to try something different from my usual homemade concoctions.
2. Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Smooth
This 3-minute miracle treatment makes for an amazing fight again frizz. As someone with fine hair that is prone to frizz, using this treatment for just 3 minutes has definitely resulted in a noticeable difference. I use it on cowash* days during the week when I don’t deep condition.
3. Dove Absolute Quench Supreme Creme Serum
This serum is specifically made for coarse or curly hair but you won’t find it in the ethnic section. This best-kept secret from Dove helps to make curls more manageable by “quenching” the thirst of dry hair through moisturizing while strengthening the strands. I use it as a pre-styler and add a little with my leave in conditioner* of choice.
4. Vidal Sassoon Mega Firm Gel
I stumbled across this gel when picking up freebies while couponing and figured I’d give it a try. I mixed it with pure 100% argan oil* and learned that it has amazing hold and style results without the flaking as most alcoholic gels. Because of the added oil, it didn’t dry out my hair. I also appreciate the packaging of the gel in a squeeze bottle which makes it perfect for travel.
5. Head and Shoulder Moisture Scalp Soother Treatment
This scalp soother treatment is last but definitely not least. As one of my favorite products, it does wonders for someone with an itchy flaky scalp. It can be used on wet or dry hair, and you just apply it directly to problem areas of the scalp. The peppermint oil* within it gives an immediate chilling tingle of relief. The spray tip helps to get the product directly onto the scalp so it’s perfect for sew ins or braid styles.
Do you have any go to products that aren’t in the ethic section?
Ashley Elaine Plummer says
That damage eraser balm is EVERYTHING!!!!
Clarra Belser says
I love the Awapuhi and Moisture line from Paul Mitchell. I have a mix of kinky, coily and wavy. More kinky than anything. Paul Mitchell products make my hair softer and defines my curl immediately after the wash and condition. And because my hair is so dense and think, the tea tree shampoo gives my scalp it’s much needed attention.