You need the following products in your arsenal to care for your TWA:
#2 Rinse Out Conditioner
#3 Deep Conditioner
#4 Leave In Conditioner
#6 Creams/Butters & stylers
Below is a list of recommended products I think are awesome! Keep in mind you may need to experiment until your find your must have product. Subscription services like CurlKit may be a good option. They send you a box 1x per month with natural hair goodies in it from all of the best brands. Once you find something that you like you can ditch the service at anytime or continue on if you like. If that sounds like something you’d like to try you can get 10% OFF by clicking here. Otherwise here are some natural products perfect for short natural hairstyles. These products can be found in your local beauty supply, Target, Walgreens, Walmart and Amazon.com.
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Shampoo – This shampoo is ultra moisturizing and won’t leave your hair feeling dried out afterwards.
As I am Co-wash – If you prefer washing with conditioner only As I Am conditioner is perfectly designed for the avid co-washer.
RINSE OUT CONDITIONERS
Sauve Naturals – This ones a cheapie and can be purchased at any local drug store or retailer.
Aussie Moist– Another great brand that will make your curls pop.
Naked Honey Almond Conditioner – There isn’t too much word out about this product, but trust me you need this in your life! It leaves your hair super smooth and soft.
Giovanni Tea Tree Conditioner – It leaves your scalp with a refreshed tingle and best of all it makes your hair so smooth your comb will glide through your hair.
LEAVE IN CONDITIONERS
Kinky Curly Knot Today – A great detangling leave in conditioner works great with the kinky curling custard, but can be used without.
TGIN Leave In Conditioner – It’s pretty amazing!
Jamaican Black Castor Oil – You need this oil in your life! If you have really dry hair this is the perfect oil to use for sealing especially during the cold winter months.
Coconut Oil – This oil is on the lighter side. However, it is great for use before you cleanse your hair to avoid dryness. It can also be used as a part of sealing moisture in during your use of LOC.
Jojoba Oil – Jojoba has a similar complex to that of sebum that our scalps naturally produce. This is another great choice if you are looking for an oil on the lighter side.
CREAMS + STYLERS
Shea Moisture Curling Souffle – This is a great product to use for twists, twist outs or if you simply need a product that is going to add some curl to your hair for a simple wash n go.
Eden Bodyworks Curling Creme – A moisturizing cream perfect for use in your loc routine and produces fabulous twist outs!
Kinky Curling Custard – A botanical gel that works best when you would like to do wash n go styling. Apply on hair that has been saturated with water and apply evenly throughout your hair. This will bring out your coil or curl pattern.
Eco Styler Gel – Use this for sleek styles (can be used mold your sides down if you are doing a fro-hawk) or it will give you a good hold if you plan on doing finger coils. The Olive Oil Eco Styler Gel, won’t leave your hair too stiff at all. However, if you plan on using the one in the black jar be sure to dilute it a bit by applying to wet hair.
ORS Styling Foam – When you are looking to a roller or rod set this your go to product. It won’t leave your hair too firm but still gives you a nice hold with a moisturized outcome.
MUST HAVE TOOLS + ACCESSORIES
Rat tail Comb – Use the end of this comb for parting ONLY or to smooth out a section gently after you used a wide tooth comb first.
Headbands, Clips, Flowers – Sometimes a simple hair accessory is all you need to add some spice to your short natural hairstyle.