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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Muslimah Hair Care

" I think I'm gonna do my hair tonight"

" Do your hair?"

" Yeah, I'll probably wash it and do something different to it tonight"

" Wait, why are you doing your hair when nobody sees it?" or now that I'm married "why are you doing your hair when nobody sees it but your husband?"

side note- last time I checked my husband would be the most important person who gets to see my hair!




This is a conversation that I've had many times with co-workers, classmates, etc. This got me thinking about the fact that I've never seen info about hair care for Muslimahs. There is plenty on hijabs but nothing on what's underneath them.



This post is also inspired by this weeks Ask M2M question about hair care. Particularly if you have a kinky/curly hair texture and how to maintain your hair with having to make wudu and ghusl all the time. So here is a quick product review/products I use for my hair to help keep it healthy.

Most of these products are for natural hair but can used on relaxed hair as well. Click the images for the links to their websites.

rating system

* - You Can Do Better
** - Pretty Good
*** - Almost There

**** - You Gotta Have It


Kinky Curly Custard and Knot Today Conditioner ***

This used to be my favorite hair product. This product made my hair very manageable and would last for about a week at a time. I think it works best for air drying and twist sets. I would twist my hair down to my head, let and dry and then untwist it. It made very nice waves that would last for about a week as well. The only downside is it takes a while for the product to dry and you have to make sure to use the right amount. You don't want to over do it or you will end up with flaky hair.



Aussie Shampoo & Conditioner(Moisturize) and 3 Minute Miracle ****


I happen to love this line. It's not expensive at all and easy to find. You can get it everywhere from Walmart to your local grocery store. I like the 3 min miracle conditioner, I do that with a shower cap and it leaves my hair super soft. I also use the shampoo and conditioner because they give my hair the moisture it needs.




Curly Custard **


I have used the curly custard from this line. I love the way it smells. This product for me was not my favorite. It could be because of my hair texture it didn't give me the results I like. With that said I have seen many hair tutorials on YouTube where it works for some and looks fabulous, just not my favorite. If your interested in this product they have samples for sale on the website so you try it and see what products work best for your texture.



Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner ***


I use this product as a leave in conditioner and it works great. It gives my hair a very soft texture and a nice curl pattern. I like this product because it doesn't take a lot and it last for a while. This can be found at your local drugstore or any beauty supply store. It used to come in a small tub but I've only seen it in the squeeze container recently.



Hair Rules ****


This is my new favorite product. I love how it makes my hair feel and the results that it gives. It doesn't take a long time to dry but it still holds my curls under my hijab. The website often has sales i.e. two for one and you can buy smaller containers to try them to see if you like the product.




Shea Butter ****

Nothing is better than shea butter. It's a perfect moisturizer and you can use it for any type of styling. You can find shea butter everywhere and it is a def must have for every Muslimah!!! You can also use shea butter on your body as a wonderful moisturizer.

As usual comment and let us know what you think. Have you tried any of these products? What did you think? What are some of your favorite hair care products?

Happy & Healthy Hair Care!!!
Nadira
Asalaamu alaikum


4 comments:

  1. I've used the Aussie shampoo and conditioner before. I liked the feel of my hair after. I have a very simple regimen that I use currently...it may or may not change as insha'Allah, I wear hijab more often.

    I shampoo my hair once a week, unless I feel it's especially dirty. I use Garnier Fructis triple nutrition shampoo and conditioner. I co-wash ("wash" w/ conditioner instead of shampoo) every day that I don't shampoo. I follow with Biosilk on my wet hair. I don't use much heat anymore, and I'm in the process of transitioning to natural hair. To be honest, my hair is left dry in whatever fashion it likes, or I put it in a loose ponytail. It works for me :)


    ******Biosilk is an expensive product, but the generic version can be purchased at your local Sally's Beauty Supply.

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  2. Girls.... could you give some products for me?? :-D my hair is straight, but it gets pretty oily at the roots and dry at the ends... what can i do? Thank you

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  3. Asalaam alaikum sisters,

    I have locs and I find that Barry Fletcher's Hair Serum works really well! It holds my locs wonderfully and smells nice too.

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  4. Salaamu Alaykum sisters,

    I must say that shea butter is a wonderful all rounder, i use it from hair to toe.
    Its really helped with caring for my afro hair, making it very well moisturised as well as being shiny, basically looking healthy, however i also try out new oils, as am always on site, blogs etc trying to find something that would grow my hair and make it full, so recently ive also tryed pure natural coocnut oil, mehn that stuff is good, for both hai and skin.
    Try it out sisters and see whether it works for cos it defo works for me = )

    Yasira

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