One of the funnest things about natural hair is the way products smell — honey, pomegranate, lavender, mango — there are ALL kinds of scents going on. This question is kind of just for fun… But today we want to know; Which natural hair product is your favorite in terms of scent?

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Lmao at monisola!


SheaMoisture restorative conditioner for dry hair smells unusual and I need to find a replacement leave-in conditioner. I will also need to switch shampoo and conditioner because the smell is not working for me.

Jaeda Barbie

Ilovemyfro shea whip in mango. It smells so good!


Curls – creme brulee
Sexy Health Hair – Pumpkin products


i love love love aubrey organics honeysuckle rose shampoo and conditioner. and i love that the smell lingers even after a few days. its absolutely delish!
and coconut oil is another fave.


Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque smells amazing!
but the curl enhancing smoothie smells sooo gross! it is such an overwhelming smell that it makes me gag! I actually threw up once from twisting my hair with it and having to smell it for four hours.


OMG, I am SO glad you said this! Most people totally disagree, but I cannot stomach the scent of their Coconut Hibiscus products! Way too strong and sweet!


Jane Carter Solution Nourish & Shine

Dee (Durelene)

One of the top things i love about being natural is giving up burnt hair smell for good smelling hair, my fave is karen body beautiful hair butter in mango lime..yum!!!


most have already been said, but eco styler gel in the pink form. OMG! It smells like Sprite or Ginger Ale! When I first bought it, I smelled it off and on for a good two hours.


My all-time favorite scent is Jane Carter Solutions Revitalizing Leave In Conditioner. OMGeee, what a delightful blend of citrus and vanilla-ish undertones. I spray this in my hair every doggone day…mmmmm!!!! 🙂


Good smell

Darcys Peach Kernal

gag inducing

Giovanni – hard to believe it’s natural
Hairveda – all too strong
Aubreys Organics – awful
Aveda Damage Ready – nasty licorice smell
Darcys sweet cream



A lot of the natural lines smell horrible, overly scented or medicinal. I don’t have access to Oyin, Karens, Bear Fruits, Shescentit etc etc

Ms Sassy

Love the way Shea moisture’s Deep Conditioner smells!! It reminds me of vanilla cake batter for some reason and I used it as a moisturizes instead of a conditioner. People actually walk up and smell my hair lol


anything coconutty or tropical.


Hmmm… I like the smell of homemade whipped shea butter (shea butter, EVO coconut oil, EVOO, and honey, Giovanni Weightless moisture leave in (smells like flowers and citrus), Suave’s Almond and Shea buttter (smells like flowers), and Tresemme moisture rich (also smells like flowers). 😀


Those are really 90% of the products i use. I like to keep it simple. LoL


Karen’s Body Beautiful Hair Ambrosia in Vanilla Latte smells like HEAVEN. Or what I would imagine heaven would smell like. Seriously. Good stuff.


Shea Moisture’s Coconut Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie & Raw Shea Restorative Masque
CURLS Curl Creme Brulee
Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner
Aphogee Two Minute Keratin Reconstructor (Smells Like SMCHCES to me)


i love aubrey organics honeysuckle rose. i like floral or citrus fragrances. i dont like food smells or sugary smells in hair or bath products. i know everyone else does. i dont like the smell of Curls shampoo or conditioner. ugh!! but i know that i am totally alone. i also cant use shea butter, because i constantly smell it throughout the day and it drives me nuts and make me feel like i smell too strong.


My favorite is Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade!!! It smells like sugar. I like Curls Whipped Cream then Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercream.


Am I the only one who sometimes doesnt want their hair to smell like an herbal garden? Lol. Not that it’s always a bad thing,but (w/ love) for me it becomes a little much. I love the way Mixed Chicks conditioner smells. The shampoo too.




I would have to say the Ginger Juices and Berries by LaVida Given by Nature is one of the best smelling. LOVE IT!


coconut oil smells heavenly
*contented sigh*


I love the smell of Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose… almost smells like a perfume… After I wash my hair the smell lingers for days, and I swear men are drawn to it…lol


I love the smell of AO HSR too! If it was a perfume, I’d wear it all the time.


Forgot to add Nutiva Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, it is so delicious… can smell it all day.


Kinky Curly and Curls smells great. Curls products smell good enough to eat!!


I like V05 Moisture Milks in “Strawberries Cream” with soy milk.
Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner
Africa Best Leave In Moisturizer smells like strawberries
Carol Daughther’s Black Vanilla Shampoo


I love love love the Egyptian Musk fragrance from Karen’s Body Beautiful….