Stylist Shares Her Favorite Products For Natural Hair

When you have natural hair, products are the key to styling and maintaining healthy hair. With a sea of available options, how do you know which products work and which do not?

Laila Muhammad spoke with Natural Hair Stylist Lamonica Williams about the products she uses and thinks are the best.

First up, she recommends using paraben and sulfate-free shampoos. Those two elements make hair drier. Lamonica Recommends the Shea Moisture Brand. She likes that there are different shampoos for various hair types such as the Shea Moisture High Porosity Shampoo which helps lock in moisture. You can also get the Low Porosity kind for moisture-resistant hair. And for dry hair you can use the Shea Moisture Retention Shampoo.

For styling Lamonica likes the Cantu Coconut Curling Cream that helps define and moisturize your hair.

Edge control is a big thing too and she recommends Curls' Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste which helps control and lay down edges. It also won't leave any residue on your hair.

Also, proper hair care doesn't stop when you go to bed. Cotton pillowcases actually dry your hair out. To avoid this, use a satin bonnet or pillowcase, which will help keep in moisture.


Lamonica recommends that you keep trying these products even if you don't think they are working. Sometimes it takes a while for your hair to get used to them.