Products I LOVE -Transition to "organic" products

If you have been following me on this site, you may know that I have made the decision to transition to "natural products", meaning products that have ingredients that are organic or at least %90 organic.

I personally had no problem with products that contained silicones, parabens, mineral oil and such. However, I felt, since I know what's better for my hair...I should do better...

A first it was hard to find replacements for many of the non organic things that were working great for me, but I got the basics down and it's been great. This transition has also made my hair routine very simple as I don't require extra steps to ensure that a product will "work" for me or I rarely have to worry about them not "working" the same...

My hair has felt great. Many people think that their hair will feel drier or they will have tons of knots without cones, but i've experienced the contrary. I still have the same shine, if anything, I think better. No issues with splits, and tangles. My hair feel softer than it's ever been...



This album will show you my replacements. Many of them work exactly the same as the non organic or even better...

I hope this helps you...

  • Colleen (Private)
    4 months ago
    Got Slip? When brewed, these demulcent herbs release a mucusy like agent that give wonderful slip for detangling. They also very conditioning and strengthening. You may find these in alot of your fav slippery products (like Knot today)...
    Do you have a specific recipe?  Also, where do you purchase?
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    6 months ago
    Olive Oil: It is one of the oils that penetrates the hair shaft, and is very moisturising..it is a great sealant!!!...This is mainly what my oil rinse mix consist of...
    What's an oil rinse?
  • Takisha (Private)
    1 year 3 months ago
    Got Slip? When brewed, these demulcent herbs release a mucusy like agent that give wonderful slip for detangling. They also very conditioning and strengthening. You may find these in alot of your fav slippery products (like Knot today)...
    A very extensive list thanks. I am out of the country and can not get to my products. So I am writing everyone of these down. Maybe I can make some good conditioners. You forgot burdock root.
  • Shanelle (Private)
    1 year 6 months ago
    Got Slip? When brewed, these demulcent herbs release a mucusy like agent that give wonderful slip for detangling. They also very conditioning and strengthening. You may find these in alot of your fav slippery products (like Knot today)...
    Should you add this to your spray leave in to help detangle... or should I mix these with my shea butter sealant mix / or both ???
  • Fronomenal United States (Private)
    2 years 3 months ago
    Flax seed custard : For hold and elongation...Alternative to Eco Styler Formula 1
    How do you get marshmallow root extract? Do you boil the herb (leaf, root, etc)? Or do you add a ready-made marshmallow root extract?
  • 2 years 6 months ago
    Crisco All Vegetable Shortening: I cant believe how long ive been sleeping on this stuff!!! A dab of this with a drop of EVOO/JBCO as a sealant=Buttery smooth frizzless hair from root to tip,even when dry.A bit on the heavy side, but doesnt dry that way.
    QUESTION: I use raw Shea with veggie glycerine and natural oils to look in moisture with my twists.  How does the shortening compare to Shea butter infused with oils?
    • NaturallyNiké United States (Private)
      2 years 6 months ago
      Its definitely not as thick and absorbs way better to me
      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        2 years 6 months ago
        Thanks for the quick response.  How does it compare as it relates to the incredible softness that the Shea butter mixture yield?  I'm itching to try it, but I'm over my product junk-ism.  If it is better than my beloved Shea, than I wouldn't mind replacing it.  Also, Shea only works well for me on co-washed hair, not dry, but you say that the Crisco works just as well on dry hair?
        • NaturallyNiké United States (Private)
          2 years 6 months ago
          " How does it compare as it relates to the incredible softness that the Shea butter mixture yield?" 

           It doesn't even compare! crisco is made from soybean oil, soybean oil is a ceramide, you put it on wet hair let it dry and you will definitely be in for a surprise...and yea it works good on dry hair!
          • 2 years 6 months ago
            Thanks Girl!  I used it to refresh an old twist-out bun--LOVED IT.  I am going to try it this weekend on wet, co-washed hair.  I'm thinking...my Shea butter mix will be my sealant for the dry months  and the Crisco for the remaining months. 

            You were right...I was pleasantly surprised!