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When hair care brands take their business to the next level they often launch new collections or expand into skin care. Being outstanding in hair does not mean you can be just as impressive for one’s skin, but there are those lines that excel in both areas and we love them for it.
What more can a curly girl ask for than products that keep both their hair and skin soft, supple, moisturized, and healthy? Here is a list of the best when it comes to hair and body product combo lines!
SheaMoisture is not only a beloved hair care line for most curlies, coilies and wavies, but it has taken the body care by storm. They have collections for women, men, and even babies. They are continually bringing forth lines with amazing scents and ingredients that add moisture, suppleness, and color to your body from head to toe. They do all of this without parabens, mineral oil, synthetic colors, fragrances, or animal testing.
I use and love the Manuka Honey and Mafura oil line for my coils and embrace the Coconut & Hibiscus for my body with their highly concentrated body washes and softly scented body oils. There are numerous collections in their hair and body lines so it is almost impossible to not find a line you will love and cherish. They also have hair coloring systems that won’t harm your curls. SheaMoisture uses quality ingredients in all their products, so you never have to worry about much other than which line to try next.
Carol’s Daughter has a mission of fulfilling multiple beauty needs and Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter, takes this passion seriously. A line that started over 20 years ago from Lisa’s kitchen can now be easily found at Targets, HSN, and specialty beauty stores. Carol’s Daughter has hair, body, and skin care lines and collections that are salon-quality at reasonable prices. From their hugely popular Monoi Repairing Collection to their heavenly scented Almond Cookie Body & Bath sets, curly girls can enjoy blissful body pampering while moisturizing their curls.
Oyin Handmade has the Grand Mixtress, Jamyla Bennu, who is the ingredient-conscious mixer personalizing products for her very own needs and preferences. She’s an experimenter and has fun doing it. Created in 2001, Oyin started out small for friends and family and from there moved to bigger arenas (fairs and shows) before launching the website in 2003.
The core ingredient to this line is honey, which cleanses, nourishes, and hydrates the hair and skin. Their variety is vast with products for the hair and body. Oyin Handmade steers clear of petroleum, silicones, parabens, or any other non-nourishing fillers for all of their products. Pure and natural is the cornerstone to this family-owned business that has products that range from shampoo bars to effervescent bath powders.
Aubrey Organics began unknowingly simply by mixing ground ginger, peppermint, and eucalyptus leaf into a base of coconut oil to combat the harsh winters in the late 1960s. From there a brand was born to now house more than 200 products that range from hair to body. The Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner became a favorite for curly girls, which help to put them on the radar during the natural hair movement. Hair care is only one facet of this amazing brand that also has gluten-free products and personal care products for men. Aubrey Organics only uses the purest and natural organic ingredients from fair trade sources.
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Karen’s Body Beautiful
Karen Tappin is Karen’s Body Beautiful, and this entrepreneur and educator has turned this beauty line into a house-hold name for naturals and curlies alike. This organic body care line caters to the whole body with hair, bath, and body products made with all natural products including lotions, soaps, and scrubs along with shampoos and conditioners. From shampoos to holding aids, the hair care line is phenomenal with everyone loving their best-seller Sweet Ambrosia Leave-in Conditioner. The bath and body care line is just as great with the objective being moisture retention. From body washes to supple lotions the bath and body is just as amazing as the hair products. Long lasting products that give hair and skin the moisture and softness it craves and deserves, Karen’s Body Beautiful is a full body treat.
Have you tried any of the skincare products by these brands? Let us know in the comments below!This article was originally published in 2010 and has been updated.