My Addiction


Since going natural, I’ve been through a lot of products. Most of the products I’ve tried have given me great results while some not so great. I’m all about how the product smells, feels, and how well it defines my curls. If it smells great but is greasy, chances are I won’t use it. I also prefer products that are all natural and organic but will try something that may not fall into that criteria if it will give me an awesome braid/twist out.

Over the months I have learned what ingredients work for my hair so I tend to gravitate to those instead of just buying anything that catches my eye. What have I learned? My hair loves and needs moisture so any butter (Shea, Aloe, Mango, Cocoa) will do. My hair also loves oil (Coconut, Jojoba, Olive, Grape Seed).

I often get asked about the products I use or would recommend so I thought it would be helpful to show you all the shampoos, conditioners, deep conditioners, leave ins, oils, and stylers I’ve tried. I planned on reviewing each but as the list grew, I opted to just list them for now and come back and add the reviews later. For items that are in my regular rotation, I’ve marked them with ♥ LOVE ♥ 🙂

Keep in mind that everyone has different results so if you decide to try something from this list, I recommend trying sample sizes before committing to full sizes. I learned that lesson after a few months of purchases 🙂

Items are listed in order of being purchased:


  1. Miss Jessie’s Curl de Creme
  2. L’Oreal Everstrong
  3. Oyin Handmade Grand Poo Bar
  4. Oyin Handmade  Head to Toe Honey Wash
  5. Dessert Essence Coconut ♥
  6. Dessert Essence Shea Butter Repair ♥
  7. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention♥
  8. Zipporah Beauty Citrus Delight


  1. Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp♥
  2. Zipporah Beauty Citrus Delight
  3. V05
  4. Suave
  5. Aussie Moist ♥
  6. Hello Hydration
  7. Dessert Essence Red Italian Grape ♥
  8. Dessert Essence Shea Butter Repair ♥
  9. Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose ♥

Deep Conditioners

  1. Miss Jessie’s Rapid Repair ♥
  2. Miss Jessie’s Super Sweet Back ♥
  3. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Restorative Trauma Masque ♥
  4. Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp (also used for DC’s) ♥
  5. Pure Body Delights Triple Plus Deep Moisture Strawberry Buttercreme (also used as a leave in)♥
  6. Enso Cacao Curl Recovery Deep Conditioning Treatment

Leave In Conditioners/Hair Mists

  1. Koils By Nature Moisturizing Shealoe Leave-In Conditioner
  2. Oyin Handmade Greg’s Juice
  3. Oyin Handmade Frank’s Juice
  4. Oyin Handmade Juice and Berries ♥
  5. Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner
  6. HairVeda HydraSilica “Soft Hair” Spritz- Hydration Mist
  7. Oyin Handmade Hair Dew ♥
  8. Kinky Curly Knot Today
  9. Giovanni Direct Leave In Weightless Conditioner ♥
  10. Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia ♥
  11. Komaza Care Calfia Leave In Conditioner ♥
  12. Original Moxie Everyday Leave In Conditioner
  13. Enso Sweet Honey Hibiscus Leave In Conditioner

Moisturizers/Lotions & Milks/Pomades/Balms

  1. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Conditioning Milk
  2. Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Hair Pomade ♥
  3. Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk
  4. Pura Body Naturals MuruMuru Moisture Milk
  5. Pura Body Naturals Sapote Hair Lotion
  6. Bee Mine Deja’s Hair Milk
  7. Komaza Care Calfia Moisturizing Spray ♥
  8. Komaza Care Shea Butter Hair Lotion ♥
  9. Komaza Care Jojoba Hemp Balm ♥
  10. Original Moxie Hair Bling High Shine Pomade
  11. Ohm Hydrating Hair Milk
  12. Enso Aloe & Marshmallow Moisturizing Hair Milk
  13. ShidaNatural’s Moisturizing Spray / Curl Refresher
  14. ShidaNatural’s Moisturizing Cream / Detangler


  1. Castor Oil ♥
  2. Jojoba Oil ♥
  3. Emu Oil
  4. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  5. Grape Seed Oil
  6. Coconut Oil ♥
  7. AfoVeda Shikakai Hair Growth Elixir
  8. HairVeda Vatika Frosting-Enhanced Coconut with a Sweet Twist!
  9. Argan Oil ♥
  10. Wheat Germ Oil
  11. Walnut Oil
  12. Kukui Nut Oil
  13. Wonder Curl Get Slick Hair Smoothie

Stylers / Butters & Creams

  1. Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding
  2. Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme
  3. Oyin Handmade Shine and Define ♥
  4. Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding ♥
  5. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Hold Smoothie
  6. Koils By Nature Nourishing Hair and Body Butter – Heavenly Delight
  7. Zipporah Beauty Green Tea Hair & Body Butter
  8. Zipporah Beauty Delight My Hair Butter
  9. Zenzele Shea Shea Hair Souffle
  10. Eco Styler Gel – Olive Oil ♥
  11. AfroVeda Curl Define
  12. AfroVeda CocoLatte Moisture Mask
  13. AfroVeda Shea Amla Whipped Butter Cream
  14. AfroVeda Totally Twisted Ginger Almond Butter
  15. Anita Grant Whipped Shea Butters
  16. Taliah Waajid Lock It Up ♥
  17. Pura Body Naturals Cupuacu Hair Butter
  18. Pura Body Naturals Amazon Hair and Body Butter
  19. Qhemet Biologics Amla and Olive Heavy Cream
  20. Bee Mine Bee Hold Curly Butter
  21. Karen’s Body Beautiful Butter Love – Chamomile Sage ♥
  22. Komaza Care Califa Styling Pudding
  23. Komaza Care Califa Moisturizing Cream
  24. Uncle Funky’s Daughter Extra Butter
  25. Safi Hairsicle Cream ♥
  26. Ohm Sweet Hair Pudding ♥
  27. Ohm Aloe Hair Gel
  28. Eco Styler Argan Oil Gel
  29. Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream
  30. Fantasia IC Styling Gel with Sparkle Lites
  31. Original Moxie Just Gel Styling Concentrate
  32. Original Moxie Oasis Moisture Gel
  33. Original Moxie Lux Locks Styling and Shine
  34. Enso Milk & Honey Hydrating Buttercream
  35. Enso Olive & Honey Hydrating Hair Butter
  36. Enso Marshmallow Root Twisting Pudding
  37. ShidaNatural’s Define & Hold Curl Cream Gel
  38. Wonder Curl Get Set Hair Jelly
  39. Wonder Curl Butter than Love Pudding
  40. Wonder Curl Butter than Love Whipped

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