Welcome to week four of our "Great Growout" series, where we break down everything you need to know about growing out your relaxer. Today's post is dedicated to product, product, product! As your new growth comes in and you begin sporting two textures, it's important to choose products that moisturize your thirsty curls, while providing definition and frizz-free shine. But with all the products cluttering the shelves, how do you choose? Well, we conducted an informal survey of top stylists, beauty bloggers and our natural-haired girlfriends, and came up with a list of the top haircare brands for chemical-free tresses (in no particular order, of course). Happy hairstyling!
STARPRODUCT: Oyin Frank Juice Herbal Leave-in ($11, oyinhandmade.com) is a tonic containing herbs to moisturize and stimulate hair growth; and a scalp-nourishing essential oil blend.
BACKSTORY: When Jamyla Bennu realized that even some of her favorite ‘natural’ products contained petroleum, mineral oil or corn oil (all decidedly non-nourishing ingredients for your hair), she decided to whip up her own all-natural recipes. The line debuted in 2001…and the rest is history!