The Fantastic Four // Awesome Hair Moisturizers for Fine, Medium-Low Density Natural Hair
I learned of the Sweet Nature by Eddie Journey Hair Milk (pictured to the right) from one of my favorite Youtubers from back in my early natural hair days. I don't think she makes videos anymore but I loved her spirit and learned a lot from her videos. She gave a review on this hair milk back in 2010 (or late 2009) and I loved it immediately because it smelled great (like cherry vanilla! The guy I was dating at the time couldn't get enough of it.), was light and effective. A little goes a very long way with the product as well. This hair milk gives my hair that juicy feel even though it's glycerin free (it has cetearyl alcohol which a is a fatty alcohol that acts a humectant- draws moisture from the air to your hair in this case). I find that this one does influence my hair to shrink up a little more than the other moisturizers I share but I don't mind it because my hair feels juicy the next day. :-) The other great thing about this being uber moisturizing is that it kind of acts as a mild styler for setting a style. It will not replace true stylers and gels for hold, but this moisturizer creates slight definition for twist outs, braid outs and bantu knot outs more than the other moisturizers listed. This can be purchased at SweetNaturebyEddie.info.
I really enjoy Shea Moisture products, especially their moisturizers. I first learned of the Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk when Shea Moisture first came to Target and all us naturals were giddy with curiosity and delight that good hair care products were becoming more easily accessible. One of my favorite natural hair blogs back then (which is no more), Urban Curlz, talked about how good the product was and how it helped the author easily moisturize and detangle her daughter's kinky curly hair. I was sold and have loved this from then on. The Curl & Style Milk has an airy and sweet scent, light and creamy consistency and is glycerin free. You can find Shea Moisture products for purchase at your local Target, Walmart and drugstores including: Duane Reade, Walgreens and CVS. If you live internationally, you order online at Amazon.
This moisturizer is the newest kid on the block and we've become fast friends. I literally just got this last week and I'm in total adoration already; I just know in my heart that this is the start of a beautiful, healthy and loving relationship. It's so good, in fact, I like it a little more than the Curl & Style Milk! First of all, I love the scent of Shea Moisture's Raw Shea Butter line of products. It's got a deep, rich and sexy scent to it combining natural fragrances like frankincense and myrrh. Secondly, it just seems to moisturize my hair a little more and I think it's because this one has vegetable glycerin in it so it's pulling moisture from this great summer air right now and putting right into my fine strands. It's got good slip and softening capabilities for detangling and an awesome, light and creamy consistency. The Curl & Style Milk gives my hair a moisturized and smooth (I believe it's thanks to the silk protein in it) feel where as the Transitioning Milk gives my hair a moisturized, supple and juicy feel. I like my hair to feel juicy and I'm not referring to jerri curl juicy though. When I say juicy, it's like a moist and lush feel. You can find Shea Moisture products for purchase at your local Target, Walmart and drugstores including: Duane Reade, Walgreens and CVS. If you live internationally, you order online at Amazon.
Bee Mine Deja's Hair Milk is great if your hair doesn't play nice with glycerin in products. It comes in some great fragrances like island mango, coconut cream and sweetie peach; you can also opt for unscented. The scents aren't over powering and a little of this hair milk goes a very long way. Upon application, my hair instantly softens and feels amazing the next day. Sometimes I use it alone or I'll seal (normally in the colder months) it with a little oil of choice on top; lately it's been coconut oil. The consistency is smooth and creamy, it's light also. You can find it on the Bee Mine Products website for purchase.
And there it is, there are my absolute favorite daily moisturizers/leave in conditioners that I love for my fine hair. Definitely give any or all of them a try if you are still on the hunt for a good moisturizer. I hope one of them will be as great for your hair as they are for mine.
Exciting news! So I was being tight lipped about it for a while but I am finishing up my very first e-Booklet sharing my tips and perspective on caring for fine, medium-low density natural hair! I felt like there was a void in information for women with our hair's characteristics in mind and wanted to share what I have learned in one easy location instead of having to scour blogs and hair forums for crumbs of information pertinent to us like I had to along my journey. I'll be sharing more updates and the official release date very soon. I'm excited to share it with you all.
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