I am just trying to understand my hair, to learn what works and what doesn't, to experiment, make mistakes, and to embrace my hair in it's entirety..... because Roots Don't Lie

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Hair Products I Currently Use

Hey Guys,

 I want to give a quick update on the hair products I am currently using:

  • Burt's Bees Raspberry and Brazil Nut shampoo. 
  • Aveda Color Conserve 'for Color Treated Hair'
  • Dove  Damage Therapy Shampoo
  • Herbal essences Hello Hydration
I have had the Burt's bees and Herbal essence shampoo since I did my Big Chop and I used them alternatively. They are almost finished but I probably will not re-purchase them because I just got the Dove and Aveda shampoos and from my estimate it will take me about a year if not more to go through these two bottles.

Other Cleaners:
  • Terresentials Organic Pure Earth Mud Wash Organic Cool Mint
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
I really love this mud wash, it cleans my hair without completely leaving it stripped. I do like for my hair to be completely clean when I wash it though because my hair itches a lot and I get product build up very easily, so I only use this when my hair is not too dirty and I don't have time for a deep condition. I use my ACV rinse after every wash and also to loosen up dirt when I've had my mini twists in for a while. I will take a break from using the mud wash on my hair now since it is color treated and I am not exactly sure how it may affect it.

  • Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut conditioner
  • Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-calming Conditioner
  • Giovanni Direct leave in conditioner
  • Bed Head TIGI Recovery Conditioner
  • Aveda dry remedy
I bought a huge bottle of the Bed Head and the Giovanni 50:50 conditioner and that's what I've been using lately. I find that in the winter I don't feel the need to wash my hair as often and once it gets hot again and I'm washing my hair more frequently I will perhaps buy more conditioners.

Leave-In Conditioners:
  • Curl Junkie smoothing lotion
  • Curl Junkie Argan and olive oil daily hair conditioner
My hair loves loves loves these leave in conditioners, and this is by far the best I have tried. I use them alternatively but they are pricey.

  • Safi Hair care Hairsicle Cream
  • Oyin Handmade Burnt sugar Pomade (new)
  • Oyin Handmade sugar berries pomade (new)
  • My own shea butter and essential oils mix
I just started trying out the Oyin handmade products which are the same except for the scent. 

Deep Conditioners:
  • Curl Junkie curl rehad
  • My own deep conditioning mix
Protein Treatment
  • ApHogee 2 minute reconstructer
  • ApHogee balancing moisturizer
Hair Gels:
  • Eco Styler clear gel
  • Curl junkie curls in a bottle
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Natural Curlz Annointed Hair Oil
  • Shea butter
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
I just got the natural curlz oil and the smell is amazing

  • Taliah Waajid protective mist bodifier
  • Witch hazel
I use these on my scalp whenever it itches

I do not use all these products at the same time, and sometimes I even go months without using a lot of these products. If anyone would like me to do a product review on any of these products or if you have questions on any  product please let me know.

Hope you enjoyed

Bella Joya


  1. Hey! Please where can I find these products esp the leave -in and deep conditioner?

    1. Hey most of these products can be found in regular groceery stores. The hair oils can be found in whole foods, or trader joes, and for the leave-in i get mine from www.curljunkie.com
      If there are any specific products you want to know about you can mention them, since I mentioned a lot of products in the post.