If you were trapped on a desert island which five hair products would you most want to have with you?
Here are my five top choices:
1. Castor Oil
My hair loves this oil. Especially when it is wet and I use it as a sealer, castor oil really makes my hair feel more moisturized and it makes it appear thicker. I could simply not exist very long without it and I have often times wondered how my hair managed for so many years without castor oil. There are other oils on the market but this would be my very first choice. Read Oils Explained: Essential Oils and Carrier Oils For Hair for a thorough look on different oils and their uses.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Nothing balances my hair pH better than this pungent smelling apple cider vinegar. It is not as harsh as white vinegar and is achieved by fermenting apples which makes it way safer than white vinegar. Besides using it on my hair on a deserted island I could add it to my fish dishes and wash my face with it to keep it toned. The Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse is a good way to use this fab product and it can be found when you are grocery shopping.
Black hair and conditioner should be best buddies. Conditioning hair is a must whether the hair is relaxed or natural. I would pick up a bottle of ORS Hair Mayonnaise, only because I have one choice and because it is a nice balance between moisture and protein. Conditioner 101 is a great way to get started to learn more about this wonderful product for black hair.
4. Baking Soda
What is she talking about? Are you going to bake? No, but I am going to wash. Wash my hair. And I do not use the shampoos on the market which are laden with synthetic chemicals. I use baking soda on a regular basis to wash my hair. My hair is clean and shiny when I use it and since I have not used anything else for months on end and my hair is still around. I guess it is fine for me. Here is how to How to Wash Hair with Baking Soda: Recipe and Steps for more details on what I do.
5. Castile Soap
That’s an odd choice. Well, not really. I would use the castile soap as my shampoo sometimes and then save some to bathe. It would be perfect as I would not want to trouble the eco-system too much with any pollutants and castile soap is very environmentally friendly and extremely good for hair. Castile Soap a Great Alternative to Harsh Shampoos will expound more on the point on why I am so gung ho over this method of shampooing hair.
So my, choices would be:
Shampoo hair with baking soda or castile soap. Condition hair with ORS Mayonnaise. Do a final hair rinse with apple cider vinegar and then seal in all of the moisture with my trusty castor oil. That is actually my hair regimen and I am not even on a desert island. What would you bring with you?