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Read­er Anaya says;

I think it’s amaz­ing that nat­ur­al hair prod­ucts are so acces­si­ble to us. Between Tar­get, Wal­greens and Whole Foods there are quite a few options! My ques­tion is;

Which nat­ur­al hair brands do you pick up when you’re at Tar­get, Wal­greens or Whole Foods? Which ones are your favorites? Best qual­i­ty for the mon­ey? Best on your hair?

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I can’t say what my fave prod­ucts are because I still have not found the Holy Grail for my hair. How­ev­er, I must say we have come a long way where we have so many choic­es for our var­i­ous hair types. It makes me extreme­ly hap­py to see so many black entre­pre­neurs who are fill­ing the demand for great hair care prod­ucts.


Jane Carter, twist & lock and her nour­ish & shine.


God, I would be so hap­py if there were Shops with good black hair care close to me. All i can buy around the cor­ner are things like Oils and She­abut­ter. I can buy good prod­uct only in the Inter­net.


Some­times u have to real­ly look in beau­ty sup­ply stores even if the employ­ee says they don’t car­ry the peo­ple on the floor usu­al­ly aren’t the man­ag­er or the per­son who counts stock it can still be some­where on a bot­tom shelf wait­ing to be used from tar­get and kmart Liked gio­van­ni, Shea mois­ture, and can­tu but­ter


You know I’m ger­man and i live in a small city here. African hair care is not avail­able her that easy ;) In Ham­burg are a lot of afro-shops but there is not so much “nat­ur­al” Hair­care. More relax­ers and Wigs. Some­times i just dont like the ingri­dents for my chil­dren (I’m white).So Inter­net is the best here for our “Nat­ur­al hair Com­mu­ni­ty”. in the moment I’m wait­ing for 2 pack­ages from U.S and one from the King­dom.


But i love the gio­van­ni leave in. That prod­uct is great.The komaza cocounut curly spray and the curly q cocounut con­di­tion­er are the best prod­ucts i ever use ( i love coconut prod­ucts)
But i hate Fuzzy Duck :(


I buy oils and aloe vera juice and gel at Whole Food, Trad­er Joe, or Mom’s Organ­ic. I use Oyin­hand­made leave-in and pomade so I buy those online and shop at Trad­er Joe for my basic sham­poo and con­di­tion­er — alter­nate between Nour­ish Spa and Tea Tree Tin­gle.


Con­trary to all oth­ers who have respond­ed, my favorite prod­uct from Tar­get is the Miss Jessie’s Curly Pud­ding. I love the results I get for my twist outs. After the CP, I love Kinky Curly’s Poo and Condish. I’ve tried most every­thing sold at Tar­get, besides Twist­ed Sis­tas and Jane Carter (<–i hope to try soon); I enjoy SheaMoisture’s sham­poo and Curl Enhanc­ing Smooth­ie, but don’t real­ly care for Curls line.

As far as Whole Foods, I just buy my rose­wa­ter glyc­er­ine mix and cas­tor oil.

My fave brand at Tar­get or Wal­greens in Shea Mois­ture. The prod­ucts are super mois­tur­iz­ing, have awe­some ingre­di­ents and are afford­ably priced–What’s not to love?! It also warms my heart that the com­pa­ny is Black-owened. My fave prod­ucts are the Raw Shea But­ter Sham­poo and Deep Treat­ment Masque (used as a leave-in). I stock­piled dur­ing the Walgreen’s BOGO so I have enough Shea Mois­ture for a loooong time! My fave brand at Whole Foods is Alaf­fia. It’s my fave in my head though–I haven’t got around to pur­chas­ing just yet. I love that the prod­ucts are all nat­ur­al, fair trade… Read more »

Alba Botan­i­ca Leave-In Con­di­tion­er @ Whole Foods is good too.

Kali/ Hip Hop Hard Body

Ditt about Alaf­fia. It smells heav­en­ly too and the con­sis­ten­cy seems per­fect. I final­ly bought it last week, but havent used it yet. Bought the Curl-acti­vat­ing Shea but­ter leave-in Con­di­tion­er


Shea Mois­ture, def­i­nite­ly. It works, the ingre­di­ents
are great, and it’s afford­able.

Every­thing else is a lit­tle too expen­sive, so I haven’t tried it…I almost had a heart attack when I saw the price of some of the Miss Jessie’s procucts, lol.


Yes, you can get stick­er shock from Miss Jessie’s but you also get A LOT of prod­uct for the mon­ey. I’ve had a tub of her Curly Pud­ding for 7 months now and after sev­er­al wash n go’s, braid-outs and twist-outs, I have bare­ly scratched the sur­face. I don’t think I’ll be done with it for anoth­er year at a min­i­mum. Mind you, I’m very aware of the ingre­di­ents and believe as long as I don’t use it every sin­gle day, my hair will be just fine. So far so good.


mis­s­jessies has buy one get one free after thanks­giv­ing

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, my Tar­get doesn’t car­ry the brands that you all are men­tion­ing (I live in a pre­dom­i­nant­ly white sub­urb neigh­bor­hood that I am itch­ing to get out of!). So, I’ve had to go else­where. The best thing I’ve found & took a risk on was Beau­ti­ful Curls. I just recent­ly pur­chased their deep con­di­tion­er & their leave in. OH MY GOD, best stuff ever. The DC is *amaz­ing* & the curl enhanc­ing leave in makes my curls pop, mois­tur­ized, & frizz-free. I plan on using noth­ing else. I espe­cial­ly like Beau­ti­ful Curls because they’re fair trade (for life), & they donate… Read more »

White peo­ple are still prej­u­dice about sell­ing hair prod­ucts for black hair.Why do black women fall for this crap. Most com­pa­nies that sell you guys prod­ucts are owned by white peo­ple. You’ll nev­er, ever get it.


I love Beau­ti­ful Curls. Works very well for my fine-tex­tured hair.


I have fine hair as well, Beau­ti­ful Curls is the best thing for me.


Say Yes to Cucum­bers at Wal­greens is my STAPLE con­di­tion­er.. that is the BEST con­di­tion­er I have ever used and I am some­what of a prod­uct junkie…


At Tar­get, I am all about Shea Mois­ture. The most afford­able and it works. My favorite lines are the Yuc­ca and Baobab and the Raw Shea But­ter. I also love the Gio­van­ni and Yes to Cucumbers/Carrots Con­di­tion­ers. YTC can also be found at Walgreen’s, as can Shea Mois­ture. I don’t buy prod­ucts from Whole Foods, because I want to have some mon­ey left­over for more than just hair.


I kno thats right,miss jesse is jus 2 expen­sive and won’t b brought.


is this Akua?


SheaMois­ture prod­ucts! I love their curl enhanc­ing smooth­ie. I have also tried their black soap sham­poo. While I am not a fan of the smell of the sham­poo, it has def­i­nite­ly helped with dry scalp. I also like their restora­tive con­di­tion­er. I was glad to find prod­ucts that worked well so that I am not con­tin­u­al­ly play­ing a game of tri­al and error.


I just tried sev­er­al items from Shea Mois­ture. I absolute­ly love the Purifi­ca­tion Masque, I tried the Restora­tive Con­di­tion­er as my leave in and lat­er in the week will try the Hibis­cus smooth­ie for a dry twist out. So far, I’m pleased. I just may be hooked on the Purifi­ca­tion Masque…it real­ly soothed my scalp. I got all of these from the Wal­greens by my job.


luv that puri­fio­ca­tion masque hair was soft and stopped my scalp it from me exper­i­ment­ing putting oils on my scalp.


Just went to Tar­get yes­ter­day and they had every­thing from the SheaMois­ture line except for what I wanted–the Curl Enhanc­ing Smooth­ie. I was so sad­dened lol. Instead, I picked up their curly hair milk, hope­ful­ly I get good results!


i luv the the hair milk. i use it as a leave in and also use it after a tak­ing a show­er with a cap on. i just rub some on my chunky twists or twists out.


I like Sheamos­ture prod­ucts alot and the Pan­tene Hydrat­ing Curls Con­di­tion­er when I’m able to find it. Also check out this hand­some 4yr old lit­tle boy that does kids mod­el­ing.

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I’m on the SheaMois­ture band­wag­on. The Deep Treat­ment Masque in par­tic­u­lar has been a won­der­ful mul­ti-pur­pose prod­uct for me (3c-4a, porous, thick but fine). I use it for twists/braid outs, con­di­tion­ing, and even as an occa­sion­al mois­tur­iz­er. I’ve nev­er tried Miss Jessie’s.


I have that masque…I need to try it for twist outs.

Robin Nicole

Twist­ed Sista (Tar­get) smells good, and works pret­ty well but does not last long at all. I am think­ing about try­ing Shea Mois­ture soon.

Monday's Baby

The only product/line that I use that’s sold at Tar­get is Whipped Mois­ture by Curls. The Shea Mois­ture line absolute­ly does not work for my hair. From time to time, if pressed, I’ll buy oils at Whole Foods.


The only brand I’ve tried that is made specif­i­cal­ly for Nat­ur­al Hair is Shea Mois­ture. The oth­er brands are often too expen­sive or not what I’m will­ing to pay. Shea Mois­ture is a great line and very afford­able.


I’ve liked just about every­thing I’ve tried from Shea Mois­ture. I’ve only tried one thing from Curls and I wasn’t impressed. I refuse to buy Miss Jessies, and that Twist­ed Sista doesn’t look appeal­ing to me.


I agree. Before peo­ple buy a prod­uct just because every­one else has use it, please read the ingre­di­ents. Miss Jessie has min­er­al oil in their prod­uct.


Shea Mois­ture is great!!! I am very hap­py its now in wal­greens..


I LOVE Shea Mois­ture, it has become my brand of choice. Organ­ic, nat­ur­al and made for my coils love it!


Why won’t you buy Miss Jessies?


All of Miss Jessie’s prod­ucts con­tain petro­le­um and min­er­al oil which are bad for your hair lock­ing out any poten­i­tal mois­ture.


It’s ridicu­lous­ly expen­sive for the ingre­di­ents.


I’m not pay­ing that much mon­ey for hair prod­ucts.