The following is a short list of things that are essential to my daily regimen. These items are all-natural and most of them can be purchased organic and/or found in your (or mom’s) medicine cabinet!
Olive Oil- hair or skin. I often mix with honey and water and use as a leave-in conditioner. I like the Trader Joes’s organic, but you can use any kind.
Apple Cider Vinegar- when diluted, can be used on hair as a cleanser, or can be used to drink or topically for various purposes including personal feminine issues. Use with care. Click here for more detail. I often use this as a “pre-conditioning” cleanser before I deep condition my hair. I like the TJ’s Organic, Unfiltered version.
Honey- hair, as a humectant. I love this stuff! I mix with Olive Oil and water and use as a leave-in conditioner! Just make sure it’s actual grade A honey, I stick with TJ’s.
Witch Hazel- skin, as an astringent, cleanser or toner. I use this on my face after it’s been cleansed to cool and tone my skin. It’s especially good on areas prone to breakouts. I pour a little on a cotton ball or I mix it in the palm of my hand with a little shea butter and rub on my skin with hands. I always follow witch hazel up with some sort of moisturizer (shea or jojoba). I use the T.N. Dickinson or the Humphrey’s Maravilla, whatever is cheapest at the time…
Black Soap (Dudu Osun)- hair or skin. I use as a body/face soap. Can be drying if used frequently or without following up with a moisturizer. If I use black soap in my hair, it must be the kind sold by Tropical Naturals (which has a printed expiration date on the packaging), and must be followed up by a super hydrating conditioner.
Do you use any of these products, or have other products that you suggest? Post a comment and share!