After I posted my signature hairstyle last week, I figured, why not do a post for all the products I love using for my everyday look which is perfect for maintaining synthetic hair as well as natural hair.
Looking for products that enhance your curls? Best edge controls to use? Oils to promote hair growth?
This post is perfect for you…
As you probably saw on the last post, I am #teamwigs all day. Wearing wigs doesn’t mean just placing it on your head and walking out the house. Wigs require extra care just like your natural hair. You don’t want to walk out the house with a crusty wig. Nope! The products I’m about to share with you work for both my natural hair as well as synthetic wigs. It all depends on your hair texture.
Here are some of my gems…
1. Essential Oils
I don’t think my hair would ever be healthy without essential oils. The good thing about natural oils is how they have a million benefits. There are tons of really good essential oils out there that I have not included in this post but these two are my ride or die; I just happen to use them regularly
- Coconut Oil: Praise Jesus for this magic in a bottle! I can’t stress enough how much I love coconut oil; I use it literally for ANYTHING. When it comes to my hair, one way I love using oils is through a deep oil treatment. Since my hair is 90% of the time in cornrows underneath my wigs, I always find it so helpful to secure a lot of moisture to last me about a week or so. To do this, I mix coconut oil with black castor oil in equal parts in an applicator bottle which you can get here, then distribute the mixture all over my scalp as well as my ends before braiding. This not only locks in so much moisture, but also promotes hair growth.
- Jamaican Black Castor Oil: Again, I live by this product. Apart from mixing it with coconut oil for a deep oil treatment once a week, I love using it as a hair spritz before I put heat on my hair. It seems to work as a great heat protector. I usually dab a little JBCO on my edges before using a mini flat-iron to straighten them. Once my edges are shiny and sleeked up, I use my favorite edge control to lay those babies down. This works for any hair type, even if you have coarse hair!
- Mini-flat iron: As I mentioned above, I use a mini-flat iron to sleek up my edges before putting edge control. It is not something I do on a regular basis; Only when my hair is stubborn. This is a great method to try especially if your hair is natural and hard to be laid by edge control. You’ll thank me later 🙂 Just make sure to use a low to average heat setting because too much heat is not good for your hair.
- Hair trimmer: Whenever I buy a new wig, I never just slap it on my head. I love using a hair trimmer to trim, shape and even get rid of frizzy strands. Doing this gives the wig some layers to it which makes it seem more realistic and less wigish LOL (If you know what I’m saying). It’s better to use a trimmer than a scissors because the goal here is to achieve layers, not straight ends.
3. Curl Enhancers
- Maximum Shine Wave Mousse: This is by far the best synthetic curly hair wave enhancer I have ever laid my hands on. Synthetic hair tend to lose shape so fast when not taken care of the right way. For any synthetic curly hair you may have that seems to lose its curls, dampen it with this whipped cream-looking mousse and best believe those curls will be back to popping again looking new and fresh. When you apply the mousse, finger comb the hair the distribute it evenly. You can also use it on curly crochet hair. Just know this mousse is soon to be your BFF.
- Cantu Coconut Curling Cream:Where are all my 4c natural girls at? If you are a 4c girl, you know the struggle of finding good curl enhancers for those bantu knots. Now this, is where the juice is honey! Just slightly wet your hair with either water or some leave-in conditioner, then apply this cream section by section as you twist your hair into bantu knots. Tie your scarf and let the knots stay till the next day and when you unravel them, come back to this post and tell us your success testimony. 🙂
4. Edge controls
I decided to share my three most used edge controls that I use everyday depending on my hair condition. I have permed hair(Worst decision of my life) which often develops new growth as time goes by. These three edge controls never let me down:
- Hicks Edges: Although a little pricey, this edge control does the job. I use it when my hair is still so fine from fresh perm. Its thick consistency really holds your edges throughout the day. So if you got soft baby hairs that just need a little taming, this should work for you!
- Gorilla snot: At first when I got this edge control its slimy consistency just put me off. As soon as I laid my edges with it, I fell in love instantly. I use this when my hair starts to get a little tough from that new growth since this has a very strong hold even through sweat.
- Got 2b Glued: Now this is has ten times hold that can even last for about two days. You can even use it to secure your lace frontal wigs. Yep! That’s how strong it is. The only downside is that when you use a lot, it can flake up really bad so a tiny little bit does the job. This is perfect if you have really really coarse hair. Trust me…Your edges will be sleeker than ever.
*fabketeer tip* Always use a scarf to wrap around your edges for about 10-15 minutes after applying edge control. It gives you beautifully laid edges that last the whole day with no flaking!
I put together a list of all the hair products I mentioned here on my amazon shopping list for easier online shopping if you wanna check them out. Otherwise, all the products are available in beauty supply stores.
What are your favorite hair products? Do we have some in common?
Comment down below and let us know!
Stay classy and fabulous.