Our "Hair-sentials"

Side Note:
Most styling aids used have no Parabens, Petroleum or Mineral Oil
*MOST cleansing/conditioning products used have no Silicones or Sulfates
These are products we love (tried and trues)! But we also love to try new products!

Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
I use coconut oil as a pre-poo before washing the hair.  It is great for dry hair.  It makes the hair healthy, shiny and soft.  I usually apply it to the hair a couple of hours before washing.  Learn the benefits of coconut oil and why I apply it to dry hair.  Thanks to Happy Girl Hair for bringing Coconut Oil to my attention.  Can't go without this...

Grapeseed Oil
Love this oil as a sealant, its light and absorbs nicely. 

Curl Junkie Repair Me!  Protein Conditioner

JessiCurl Deep Conditioning Treatment (Moisturizing)
See Product Review HERE
We know longer use this b/c BG "S" is allergic to 'Sage' which is an ingredient but I still HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!


Cara B Naturally Shampoo/Body Wash

See Product Review HERE


Kinky-Curly Come Clean

Curly Q Coconut Dream Moisturizing Conditioner



Good Ole' Water (Mixed w/ other favorites at times)




Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV Rinses)
Aloe Vera Juice
Here is a list of some other essentials we use:
  • Spray Bottle- Spray areas that get dry during styling.  Also use with detangle mixture.
  • Rubber Bands (Black)- These are used to band twists and keep on hair accessories such as beads. (used minimally)
  • Seamless Combs- Essential for detangling hair while wet.
  • Clips- Helps keep the hair in place and out of the way during styling.
  • Rattail Comb- A handy little tool used to remove braids, cornrows and part the hair.
  • Satin Hair Cap- Keeps the hair protected while sleeping.
  • Ponytail Holders - Used for banding to stretch the hair.


  1. So glad I found your blog. I have a 20 month old daughter and I've been expirementing with a few shampoos & moisturizers for her hair. I'm from a multi-racial family (so no 2 of us are alike). My daughters hair is curly and always dry, and the lint it collects drives me crazy! I'm careful with the products I use because I want it to be gentle on her hair & scalp. I need to find something that will work well on her hair, but I dont like putting too many new things in it. I also want to try new styles for her hair, but I don't want to pull on it to much (I've seen how some kids hair pull out at the edges). Your blog is a great guide for me. Thank you. : )

    1. Aww, thank you so much! There isn't anything wrong with trying new products as long as they are gentle, so you're definitely doing the right thing! The only way to find out what works is to try new things, you may also learn what the hair dislikes as well. I have two completely different hair bins for my daughters, lol, so I know exactly what you mean about not being alike. As for styles, at that age I would try to keep it simple, my go-to hair style has always been two-strand twists! What types of products are you using, that may be contributing to the lint collecting in the hair. I am so glad the blog has been helpful to you!

  2. we just adopted a one month old baby girl with lots of hair... she has really soft curls now, but we've been warned that the texture with not stay the same as she gets older. Would you recommend anything different for an infant or would the above be ok to use? Thanks! Blessings, Denise

    1. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Its not so much of a warning but the hair texture certainly changes. With an infant, especially that young in age you want to keep it as simple as possible. For now, the products I recommend from above would be from the Cara B Naturally Line, this is an excellent line for babies and children as it is formulated for varying hair texture plus it is all natural. You can get it from CVS, Target, several beauty supply stores and online. I also recommend Coconut Oil or another light oil such as JoJoba or Grapeseed Oil. As she gets older, closer to the 1 year mark her "real" texture should begin to come in, embrace it, before you know it she'll have a head full of beautiful hair. The most important thing is to MOISTURIZE! I moisturize my daughter's hair daily with Cara B Hair Mist and then seal with a light oil. A lot of babies tend to get "bald" spots or thinning areas in the back of their head due to friction and contact with things like car seats, laying on the back of their head etc. I never experienced this issue, I believe it can be avoided just by caring for the hair. And remember as the hair texture changes, the products will change. Try to avoid products with sulfates, silicones, mineral oil and petroleum. Please share updates. Good Luck and stop by anytime to ask question or comment! =)

  3. I am so glad that I found your site. My daughter just turned 4 last week and I have been caring for her natural hair since birth however I'm always in need of new tips and ideas. Thanks for creating this....also check out my blog "kitchenfunwithziggy.blogspot.com" where I create cute and heathly lunches and snacks for my daughter!!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, I hope the blog is a least a little help, lol :) A few of my essentials def need to be updated. I will certainly check out your blog...sounds like a lot of fun and just what I need (new ideas) especially for my youngest who is extremely picky!!

  4. My son is 15 months and his hair is very thick im not yet ready to cut his hair. I was happy I found your blog but then I got disappointed because the cara b mist has almond ingredients and my son has a nut allergy. Is there anything else you could suggest using. Thanks!

    1. Sure, you can mix an oil/oils such as olive oil, jojoba oil, castor oil, coconut oil, etc. to a bottle of distiller water and it works just as well as the Cara B Mist. I have a post on here about a homemade spritzer I make. Hope this helps!!!

  5. My daughter will be 1 in two weeks and has very soft curly hair. I have been using the Cara B line on her since around 4 mts. Should I continue using this line or try something differnt?

    1. I say, if its not broke don't fix it!!! If the Cara B line is still doing what it needs to do for her hair stick with it, but if her hair has changed since getting older and the Cara B doesn't seem to be doing the 'job' any more it may be time to try something different! Hope this helps and thanks for stopping by! :)