As a natural girl, I’m pretty sure we all know the importance of oil on our hair.  I use oils on my hair for pre-pooing, deep conditioning, scalp massages and to seal in moisture.

5 of the Best Oils for Natural Hair


Grapeseed oil is very lightweight, so it does not weigh your hair down. Grapeseed oil is high in linoleic acid which is a type of omega-6 fatty acid and rich in antioxidants.  It is also rich in Vitamin E, which is essential for hair growth. This oil helps to strengthen your hair from root to tip.  One of the reason’s I love using grapeseed oil is because it does not leave my hair feeling greasy and weighed down.

As I stated in a previous post, I use this oil on my body as well. (You can read that article here). Because it is so lightweight, it absorbs into my skin well and does not leave me with a greasy after feel.


Coconut oil is rich in both Vitamin E and Lauric Acid. This oil does a good job of penetrating your hair shaft. Coconut oil helps to reduce your hair’s frizz and add sheen.  I also love Coconut oil on my skin as well.  This oil is a staple for both my hair and body and my son as well.


Olive oil is a heavier oil that does a great job of penetrating the shaft of your hair. This oil is rich in fatty acids that coat your hair shaft.  It does a great job of sealing the hair and will help to reduce frizz.


Castor oil is a bit of a heavy oil comprised of ricinoleic acid and fatty acids.  Castor oil is well known for helping to grow your hair.  When massaged into your scalp it helps to improve your circulation, which in turn strengthens the roots of the hair and nourishes the hair-shaft, promoting new hair growth and strengthening current hair. This oil is also good for sealing your hair.



Jojoba oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, and E. It is the only oil whose molecular structure is similar to sebum (the oil that the scalp naturally produces).  Because of its antibacterial properties, it helps to soothe your scalp and can be used to treat dry scalp problems and dandruff. This oil is also good at helping to repair hair damaged by heat and styling.

What oils do you use on your natural hair?  Share them with me.  

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Is there such a thing as a co-wash-aholic?  If so, that’s me (raises hand).  I love conditioning my natural hair, and I am always thrilled when I can find a budget friendly conditioner that works well for my hair.  I have tried so many different products that it’s not even funny.  While I appreciate the more expensive brands, and I have quite a few of those in my stash, I appreciate the products that are easy on my wallet as well.

3 Budget Friendly Conditioners for Natural Hair


The one major thing that I look for when it comes to a conditioner is how well it moisturizes.  That is a top priority for me.  I also like a conditioner that provides a nice slip and does a good job of detangling my hair. These three conditioners do an amazing job, and best of all, they are easy on your budget.



I absolutely love this Aussie Moist 3-Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner.  It has a very nice smell to it and a thick consistency which I love.  I apply it and comb it through my hair when I first get into the shower.  I allow the conditioner to penetrate my hair while I am washing my body.  Afterward, I rinse it and it leaves my hair super soft and manageable. This stuff leaves my hair extremely moisturized. I keep this one in my shower and use it every other week as a quick deep conditioner. Did I mention that I love this conditioner!

3 Budget Friendly Conditioners for Natural Hair



I love the smell of coconut and orchid.  And this Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner is infused with coconut milk and orchid, which leaves your hair smelling divine.  I use this as a co-wash. It is actually one of my go-to conditioners for co-washing. This Herbal Essences conditioner has a nice consistency to it and it provides a great slip. It does a great job of detangling the hair.  After use, my hair is always soft, manageable and very moisturized.  

3 Budget Friendly Conditioners for Natural Hair


I use the Giovanni 50/50 Balanced Conditioner as a co-wash also.  It did a really good job of conditioning my hair.  It has a nice pleasant botanical smell.  It is a tad bit thin in consistency to me. Because my hair is thick, I had to use quite a bit of it.  Giovanni provides a good slip when co-washing your hair.  It did a really good job of moisturizing and left my hair really soft and manageable.

3 Budget Friendly Conditioners for Natural Hair

Each of the products listed did a very nice job of detangling my hair and provided it with much-needed moisture. So, what’s your favorite budget friendly conditioner?  Leave me a comment.

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I have been wearing my hair natural for 8 years now.  When I first went natural, I chose to big chop as opposed to transitioning. I wanted to feel that sense of immediate gratification.  There were a few times in the beginning of my journey that I considered going back to the “creamy crack,” but I am glad that I stuck it out.

I have been wearing my natural hair for 8 years now.  When I first went natural, I chose to big chop as opposed to transitioning. I wanted to feel that sense of immediate gratification.  There were a few times in the beginning of my journey that I considered going back to the “creamy crack,” but I am glad that I stuck it out.

I went through a long process of trying to find what actually works for my hair.  I consider myself a “reformed”’ product junkie.  At the beginning of my journey, I tried almost every product on the shelf hoping that it would work for my hair the same way it worked for another individual.  I eventually learned that we all have different textures of hair and that not all products work the same for each person.

I have gone through a big chop five times since originally going natural.  I am currently rocking a TWA now.  I consider myself a lazy natural.  Meaning that I don’t want to spend an excessive amount of time styling my hair.  I actually think I’m burned out from the days of perming my hair and spending so much time flat ironing and curling and what not. I also think the joys of motherhood and having to keep up with my son has a bit to do with that as well. Presently, short hair is just so much easier for me to maintain.  I will probably eventually let it grow back out, but I am enjoying this stage right now.

My Natural Hair Journey

To care for my hair, I co-wash weekly.  I shampoo every other week unless I have product buildup, then I’ll shampoo more frequently using a clarifying shampoo. I always use a leave-in conditioner and I deep condition my hair every other week.  I follow the LCO (liquid, cream, oil) method after washing my hair.   This method works better for my hair.  I have used olive, coconut, grape seed and jojoba oils on my hair.  My hair seems to like grape seed oil best.  It’s very light and does a great job when it comes to sealing my hair.  When it comes to styling, I use either Care Free Curl Gold activator to add a bit of moisture and shine, at other times all I use is Luster’s Pink Oil Moisturizer. Yes, they are old-school, but they work great on my tiny fro. There are other products that I use to style my hair, but these tend to be my go- to products.

I love my hair and again, I am so thankful that I kept it natural instead of going back to the relaxer.  How is your natural hair journey going?  Have any of you fallen off the wagon and decided to go back to relaxing?Leave me a comment below.

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