Updated: Dec 28, 2018
Look for the hair necessities The simple hair necessities Forget about your worries and your strife
Okay.. so I know that little intro was so corny, but let's be real, looking after your hair/styling your hair really can lead to worries so I wasn't really wrong now was I? I've compiled a list of my favourite hair products/accessories that help tame my mane and keep my hair happy and healthy!
When it comes to hair products, I always say to each their own, as some products may do magic for one and do absolutely nothing for another. I have however compiled a list of some of some of my fave hair products that I use and have used in the past.
DOVE Colour Care Shampoo & Conditioner
TRESsemme Volume & Lift Salon Finish Mousse
Schwarzkopf Osis+ Curl Gel 'Bouncy Curls'
Twisted Sista Curl Activator Creme
TRESseme Dry Shampoo
VO5 Sculpted Hold Styling Gel
TRESseme Heat Defence Styling Spray
Aunty Jackies Intensive Care Conditioning mask
Tropic Isle Jamaican Strong Roots Red Pigmento Hair Growth Oil
Coconut Oil for deep conditioning (sleep with it on)
Blow Dryer & Diffuser: For me this is a MUST. I've found that half the reason why my curls look the way it does is because my diffuser does ALL the things! Tresseme has a blow dryer and diffuser set which retails for R325. I use this or I use the Parlux hairdryer and diffuser which retails for R2383.50 for the dryer and R260 for the diffuser (www.hairhousewarehouse.co.za).
Toothbrush: I have a specific toothbrush which I use for my hair to style my baby curls and when I'm creating sleek tied up hair styles. The toothbrush is a wonder brush for your hair!
Spray Bottle: You can get any bottle that you can spray on your hair. This I use to refresh my curls and add some extra moisture. You can either use water or conditioner-water and spritz away.
Microfibre Towel: Curly girls, I'm sure you're very familiar with microfibre towels but even if you're not a curly girl, microfibre towels help prevent frizz when drying your hair. I got a cheapie from Clicks - the travel/sport microfibre towel and it works great. Sorbet also sells them.
Hair Clips/Braid Accessories: I love accessories. It takes my hair styles to the next level. You can get some cute clips from your local Clicks or Dischem drugstores. For plaits, I like to use dreadlock beads. These you can find in your braiding salons but I also recently spotted some in Dischem under the "Belleza" brand.