4 Natural Hair Products That Leave Your Hair Smelling Unbelievably Fresh

Hey Curlies,

Beside the shiny labels, texture and consistency of a hair product, what really makes it your "favorite natural hair product?" Of course you buy the product to work - but in my house, I don't care much if works if it smells horrible.

Works well + smells good = Perfect natural hair product

I've stop using products because they initially smell gross or overtime their shelf life causes them to smell odd. Let's just say I love when I find a curly hair product that leaves my hair with a light fragrance.

Over the years, I've come across a few brands and individual products that smell awesome and give amazing results. They literally leave your hair with a nice fragrance.

While smell can be a deal breaker for me, I prefer products that contain essential oils to deliver the pleasant smell. Many hair products have "fragrance" listed on their product labels - but what does that really mean? (Also, the FDA doesn't regulate what companies include in their mystery "fragrance" labels). I talk more about this in my online DIY shampoo + conditioner course.

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So if you've been on the hunt for products that work and smell good - here are some of my favorites:

NATURALICIOUS Moisture Infusion Styling Creme:
By using NATURALICIOUS' entire Hello Gorgeous system, I achieved one of my most-defined twistouts ever (see more here). It left my hair with a light, floral smell.

Where to buy: Naturalicious.net or select Whole Food stores

Honey Baby Naturals:
The entire Honey Baby Naturals line smells like a mix of shea butter and honey - and every single product works. See my product review, bantu knot out and flexi rod set.

Where to buy: Honeybabynaturals.com or select Target stores

Bask & Bloom Essentials: I love that this product has organic and natural ingredients - but I love the smell. It's like I can't get enough of it. I noticed if I use the Brahmi Root Hair Masque, More Moisture Cream, and the Stimulating Herbal Oil the smell lingers in my hair all week long.

Where to buy: BaskandBloomessentials.com

Urbanaire Gypsy's Cray Cray Clay Cowash: One of my favorite clay washes comes from Urbanaire Gypsy. Not only does it work, it smells like mint chocolate. It makes me want to dig in and eat the entire jar lol. It also leaves your scalp with a tingling sensation from the mint.

Where to buy: UrbanaireGypsy.com

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There are tons of other products that have awesome smells, but these are only a couple that contain all natural ingredients.

What products do you use that leave your hair smelling so, so good? Drop them in the comments or tweet me @ClassyCurlies.

Healthy Living: ClassyCurly Motivation 2

Hey Curlies,

I'm back with a bit of motivation to help you smooth out any wrinkles life may be giving you this week. I hope this ClassyCurly Motivation gives you inspiration to fulfill your dreams.

RELATED | ClassyCurly Motivation 1 | Listen to full episodes of Curly Conversations

Take a listen below:

Healthy Living: Free Beauty Green Superfood Facial Mask Review

Hey Curlies,

As you all know, I've been experimenting a lot with DIY products and I came across an all-natural and organic beauty brand that offers a facial mask.

Free Beauty's Green Superfood Mask only contain three ingredients, and they're all ones I'm familiar with. My kit contained the mask as well as a facial toner to create the mixture. All in all, it took about five minutes to make and I got some amazing results.

Even the toner had wonderful ingredients packed with essential oils. This is a facial mask I could see myself doing about every week or two - it's really good stuff.

Selena, the owner of Free Beauty, we interviewed during a podcast episode of Curly Conversations to chat with her about the line of products and other healthy ingredients she loves.

Watch the video below of my review of the Green Superfood Mask and how I mixed it all up. Also, check out our interview with Selena below as well.

More information on Free Beauty can be found here. 

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Natural Hair: The Truth About Achieving Second Day Hair

Hey Curlies,

Taking the time to wash and style your hair practically means nothing if it only lasts for one day. Many women strive to find the secret about achieving second, third and fourth day hair.

In a previous post I chatted about how I often get my styles to last about four or five days without restyling, but there is something you should know.

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Getting your style to last (mostly referring to twistouts, braidouts, twist n curls, etc.) mostly depends upon your hair type and the products you use.

Many people always ask me how I get my styles to last so long. They want to know the techniques and secret products - but to be quite honest - it's pretty easy to achieve second day hair because of my texture.

While I actually despise the natural hair typing chart (because I feel it's another way to divide the community), I would say my hair is Type 4a and 4b - meaning it's full of tight, kinky curls.

Traditionally speaking, braids and twists hold better when done on kinkier hair. Hair types that are softer and more straight than curly don't hold these styles well - they come undone easily.

So what does that mean for you? Here are some tips to achieve long lasting styles no matter your hair type:

If you have softer, looser curls:
  • Leave your twists, braids in for as long as you can (at least two days) before untwisting and styling
  • Use a moisturizer with hold when twisting - try aloe vera gel or your favorite all natural, light gel
If you have kinkier curls:

What techniques do you use to achieve second day hair? 

Part 1: Can you Transition to Natural Hair without the Big Chop?

Hey Curlies,

Although this site was initially created to give myself an outlet while going through my own natural hair journey, now that it's been almost seven years - I realize not everyone is on the same timeline.

While some people have been embracing their natural curls for years, others are just getting started - which is why I'm reintroducing to you, The Transitioning Series.

Our series found on ClassyCurlies.com and on our weekly podcast, Curly Conversations, will answer some of your most mind-boggling questions like:
  • Can I transition to natural hair without doing the big chop?
  • What options do you have to big chop (and should you do it yourself?)
  • How to deal with breakage and shedding? 
  • Styles to try during your transition
  • and more 
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Listen to part one below:

Listen to Part two below:

Twisted Low Bun Natural Hair Style for Work

Hey Curlies,

I'm always looking for quick and easy natural hair styles, but lately I've been asked about which hairstyles are appropriate for an office setting.

While I feel all styles can be worn to the office, that's unfortunately not how to world works. Many people are looking for more conservative styles and they don't want to take all day to achieve them.

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Here is one of my quick, go-to natural hair work styles. It takes less than five minutes.

Just a little background: My hair started like this, and I ended with what you see below.

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How to: Jumbo Halo Twist on Natural Hair

Hey Curlies,

I've gotten tons of questions on my jumbo halo twist so I decided to whip up a quick tutorial for you all.

To start off I washed my hair with Bask & Bloom Essentials' Gentle Herbal Cleanser and deep conditioned with the Brahmi Root Masque.

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I blew out my hair using the tension method.

Then applied Bask & Bloom's Stimulating Herbal Oil to my hair and scalp. From there I created the jumbo halo braid.

What to do When your Natural Hair Routine isn't Working

Hey Curlies,

Sometimes it seems as if you just can't get it right - you find the right hair style, but the products didn't work as well for you. If your hair routine doesn't seem to be working, it may be time to change up a few things.

You can see more details on my typical hair routine here.

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What to do when your hair routine isn't working - ClassyCurlies

Here are some tips to consider when your hair routine isn't working:

Take a look at the products you're using: 
Many times the products we're using don't work well with our hair type. They could be drying products or ones that make our hair feel brittle. If you're using one line of products, you may want to consider trying new products. I found many of my holy grail products using Curlkit.

When's the last time you deep conditioned?:
Your hair may not be cooperating because it needs some love. One of the best ways to replenish your hair with moisture is to spend at least 30 minutes deep conditioning your hair. I get great results when I use my Hot Head Deep Conditioning Cap.

Maybe you should make it simple: 
Some people try to make caring for natural hair too complicated. They follow a 10-step system using 20 different products. Who says curly hair has to be that complicated? Take a look at your routine as a whole and see if you're just "doing too much." If you need help creating a simple routine that works just for you, sign up for a hair consultation with me.

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Want to learn to make your own all-natural, chemical free shampoo and conditioner? Enroll in our online course today.

Catch up on past episodes of Curly Conversations

Hey Curlies,

In honor of our launch of DIY with ClassyCurlies, we will not have a new podcast episode this week.

I'll be back next week with a new episode, but for now, there are 27 other episodes I'm sure you'll find both entertaining and educational.

Curly Conversations natural hair and healthy living podcast by ClassyCurlies

You can find those episodes here.