Hair-a-py for the Holidays: Products to Keep Your Locks on Moist


Fall and winter can be so hard on the hair. Drying winds and frigid cold make styling for those upcoming special holiday celebrations a task.

Here’s my favorites this season:

OKAY Pure Naturals Black Jamaican Castor Oil With Lavender ($12.00): I used this product for the style above. Castor oil has an interesting effect on my hair–it moisturizes and appears to “plump” my strands so it feels thicker, and the softness doesn’t feel greasy. It sort of makes my hair feel pillowy. The lavender smell is a plus, and lightly scents the hair, especially after a fresh wash.


Hydratherma Naturals Daily Moisturizing Growth Lotion ($19.99): I tell you, I’m really loving this company. Good products–a bit on the pricey side, but the owners (whom I’ve spoken to) are committed to providing the best formulations for naturals. The owner, who is African American, was a former stylist, and her and her husband run the business, so lend them your support!


Why I like it–the moisture doesn’t just “lay” on the hair. It softens, and leaves a very light feeling coat, soft of like how your skin feels after you put lotion on it.

Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Calming Cream for Coarse Curls ($29.00): This products is if you fancy ;-0


My middle girl swears by it and puts me in the poorhouse for how often she uses it. We discovered Bumble and Bumble when we were visiting our in-laws in Westport on their fancy-schmancy Main street, but I later discovered that Sephora carries the line. The Curl Conscious line is pretty amazing stuff, but if you bought all of it, you’d empty your wallet of at least $100. But if I had to pick, it would be the cream for sure. It contains glycerin, Vitamin B5, and protein. The combo locks moisture in and

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