so lately ive been using bentonite clay (mixed with water, avc and olive oil) twice a month and love it!!! for the most part my cleaning tool of choice was shea moisture (pink label) shampoo or a cowash from shea moisture of curlz. for a conditioner im using whatever i have available. i have found that my go to products for bantu knots, twist outs are Oyin hair dew as a leave in and oyin whipped pudding.I do love qhemet’s cocoa dentangling ghee and the aethiopika hydrate & twist butter when i’m feeling really fancy. im running low on the butter so i will be using that sparingly.
i have been doing the loc method where after washing/cowashing i let my hair dry about 20% apply the hair dew, whipped butter then my oil mixture. my oil mixture is coconut oil, castor oil, vitamin e, emu oil and some essential oils. i made this mixture a long time ago and can’t remember which essential oils i used. then i twist up my hair. i’m currently doing bigger twists because its easier to maintain for when i want to do a bigger twist out. plus i don’t have time for smaller twists ha.
hair product wise i’m trying to only buy from black owned companies, that are affordable, natural or few harsh chemicals and easily accessible. i’m fortunate that I have access to a target that sells oyin. but for black friday i treated myself to a liter of hair dew so i won’t be needing much of that. i’ve also been dabbling with the idea of making my own products, particularly styling products. we shall see ha.