I consider myself a natural OG in the natural hair community. I have tried about every product that you can think of on the market. When there is a new product that comes out my eyes get big, and I always want to try it out! I guess that is the inner product junkie in me, but when it comes to my holy grail products they have to meet my standards to stick around in my regimen. When I am on the hunt for a new product that could possibly be a holy grail, I look for certain characteristics in my products. Here is what I look for in my holy grail products.
Help with Moisture
I have low porosity hair, so it is very hard for my hair to retain moisture. My holy grail products must help with maintaining moisture in my hair. The key for me is a good deep conditioner that penetrates my hair. I have talked about this deep conditioner a million times, but it works well on my hair. TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask is my ultimate Holy Grail. It is everything I look for in a deep conditioner. It helps keep my hair moisturized and healthy. I love to use it with steam to get even better results, as steam opens up my cuticles to help get the product in my hair and penetrate. So as long as a product can show me over and over again that it can moisturize my hair, it is a keeper and a holy grail.
Define My Curls
I have thick hair so finding products that define my hair is important to me. If a product can define my curls and keep my hair moisturized it's a win-win. I can't decide when it comes to holy grail curl defining products, but I have a few favorites. EDEN Bodyworks Coconut Shea Curl Defining Creme and CURLS Blueberry Bliss Twist-N-Shout Cream are my favorites. Both of these products work well with my low porosity curls and give me definition out of this world!
If a product is versatile and can serve multiple purposes, then I am all for it. I love mousses particularly because I can use them for rod sets and also on a twist out. Versatility is also important to me because it helps me save money on using one product for multiple uses. One of my favorite mousses to use is Creme Of Nature Argan Oil Style & Shine Foaming Mousse.
No Harsh Ingredients
I like to avoid products with harsh ingredients on my hair. Now I will use sulfates from time to time, and I am not ashamed. I do typically avoid sulfates and harsh alcohols on my hair. I don’t like products that will dry my hair out. I avoid any products that if after using them my hair is left dry, brittle, and lifeless. I love organic ingredients and will try to use products that have them in my regimen from time to time. As long as the products I use don't have any of my no-no ingredients, then I will try them out.