Whenever I read about raven-haired princesses in storybooks as a child, I used to wish my hair to be naturally black like them. Disney movies like Aladdin and Snow White just added to my longing for dark hair and even today, I feel it’s one of the most beautiful hair colours to be born with!
The beauty of natural black hair has been an inspiration for poets and romantics throughout the decades. ‘Midnight hair’, ‘raven locks’ and more poetic phrases have been used to describe dark tresses. The only trouble is, it takes a lot of maintenance and regular hair care to keep them looking vibrant and beautiful.
Here is a list of products recommended to me by friends and relatives who have black hair. These reviews are all based on personal opinion and feedback, but I’ve tried to select them based on the number of people who reported good results.
Best Products For Natural Black Hair
Many women who have natural black hair have realized the need for special products that are formulated for their hair type. These products are most suitable if you were born with dark hair, not if you have coloured them black. If you have dark hair naturally, then these products should work like magic, they did for my friends!
- Dark hair tends to absorb sun damage if it is exposed to a lot of sunlight, so you need an intensive conditioning treatment every week. Try the L’Oreal Elvive Damage Care Repairing Conditioner for weekly use and the Tresemme Anti Breakage Conditioner for daily care. These will make your hair look shiny and glossy, as well as fight any damage that may have occurred.
- A hot oil massage is necessary every two weeks or more often, as it seals moisture into your hair and provides nourishment to it. Use olive oil, castor oil or coconut oil for the best results. Warm the oil in your palms by rubbing them together then massage it into your scalp with your fingertips. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash off.
- One product that you must have is a leave-in conditioner, as naturally dark hair does tend to get frizzy and unruly. The Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner is a little difficult to find, but works very well in combating frizz and taming your hair. It contains organic ingredients and does not leave behind a residue. Also, try the Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack which is available in small packaging for convenience and seems to work really well at restoring moisture to dark hair.
- For your styling needs, use the Eco Styler Styling Gel which contains olive oil and is alcohol-free. The control and hold provided by this gel is amazing and makes it perfect for styling thick dark hair. You can also use a small amount of oil on the tips of your hair to keep them from straying or getting tangled.
I hope this information helps you take care of your beautiful natural tresses. Let me know how well these products worked for you by leaving a note or comment here!