It’s been six years since the beginning of my natural hair journey and so much has changed. The curly community has grown rapidly and the amount of support is remarkable. I have seen many curly girls in the media and also in my local community. There are more resources available to show how to care and style natural hair. There are even more products to choose from! With the increase of products that are available for our curly needs, there are some that have been with me since the beginning. Check out these products that are no strangers to the natural hair game:

Kinky Curly Knot Today

Kinky Curly Knot Today leave in conditioner was my first purchase as a curly girl. I was so excited to purchase a product that would work for my curly hair! This product has been in the curly community for some time and it is a product that will provide great results. It has great slip, which allows easy styling. The loose consistency also allows you to layer additional products during your styling session. Kinky Curly also provides a shampoo, styling gel, and even a children’s line. The packaging has remained for the past years.

Giovanni Direct Leave In Weightless Moisture Conditioner

I would often see this leave in conditioner in all of my curl friend’s cabinets. This product has much slip, which is great for detangling. The consistency allows easy layering and will provide your curls with moisture. This can be used in both the warmer months (without weighing your hair down) and winter months (providing enough moisture). The Leave In Weightless Moisture Conditioner is affordable and easy accessible.

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

The Curl Enhancing Smoothie is well known in the curly community. This smoothie was definitely an item in my regimen that provided great results. This creamy styler will leave your twists-outs and braid-outs defined. The pleasant scent is long lasting and a little product goes a lot way during your styling session. SheaMoisture has created many collections to assist with your hair and skin care regimens. 

Jane Carter Solution Nourish & Shine

Nourish & Shine will provide your curls with much shine and moisture. I absolutely loved this product in the beginning of my natural journey.  I would apply this pomade to my fingertips so I would prevent frizz while unraveling my twists. My twist outs will come out shiny and defined. The smell is always sweet and long lasting. I would also carry this product in my purse because it can also be used as a moisturizer for the skin. Jane Carter has many products in her collections including a men’s collection. 

Ecostyler Professional Styling Gel with Olive Oil

This gel is still a stable in the curly community. Wonder why? It’s a product that is easy to access in stores, inexpensive, and you receive a lot of product for what you pay for. Ecostyler was in my holy grail during my TWA stage. I used it often for my wash and go’s and mini twists. It provides long lasting hold while keeping the hair moisturized. A little goes a long way, which is super budget friendly. Ecostyler has created other gel collections including Argan Oil and Flaxseed.

What products have been with you since the beginning of your natural hair journey? Please share with the curly community.

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