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What’s the Right Product

What’s the Right Product for Your Natural Hair Texture?

By Latoyia LaCapra

I’ve always had an obsession with curly hair, while craving versatility.

So how would I mesh the two and what products would I use?


In the spring of 2005, I decided to release myself from being a slave to the perm.

Yes! the chains were broken; no more creamy crack. Finally, the emancipation of joining

curly hair and versatility as one had begun. However, the decision to bring these two together

would require some reconstruction. This journey started with some investigative research on

my hair and finding the right products for my hair texture.


Here’s what I found as my weapons of natural reinforcement and ladies please feel free

to use these tidbits along your transitioning trail or even to maintain your current natural state.

1.) Ingredients in the products used have to have essential oils as the first five.
2.) Water must be the main ingredient.
3.) Both shampoos and conditioners have to be sulfate free.
4.) Purchase hair products for dry hair if this is an issue you have struggled with but

more than likely most transitioners will need these type of products


In addition, individuals with tight coils/kinks similar to my texture should look for

these types of products because they provide the moisture that this texture lacks.

Moisture doesn’t travel down the hair strands as fast because of the flat shape in

diameter associated with tightly coiled/kinky hair.

Just as soon as I had declared war on chemicals I began to realize that race and

the hair business can be a tricky situation.

Hold up let me think about that!….. I was released from being a slave to the perm;

experienced emancipation, went through reconstruction and now I’m told I

have to go down a certain aisle because of my race! The emphasis should be on

the texture of hair when companies are targeting people not race. I’ve seen individuals

that identified themselves as descendants of Africans with straight

hair (not chemically relaxed) and Caucasians with tight curls to wavy hair.

With that said be cautious when walking down the product hall of fame.

Focus on the texture and the ingredients in the product; don’t look at the

aisle and base your decision on who the companies have decided

to position their products to. It’s important to know your texture and

you will select the right product; therefore companies will

not influence your decision based on race. Now it’s your time to revolutionize your hair!

Latoyia can be found over at Curly Connect on Facebook

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  • shae

    I have a question what am i to do with my hair it is breaking an shedding bad what can i do to reverse this damage

    • Hi Shae,

      Are you transiting..meaning your experiencing two different types of hair types? If so this maybe why there is shading and breaking. If yes or no. I would recommend products are for reconstructing/ deep conditioning treatments. These treatments would be ideal to leave in your head under a steamer/dryer for 30 mins or more and then wash it out. I also recommend that you have your hair trimmed or seek a consult from a hairstylist because it wouldn’t make sense to go through these types of treatments and the hair hasn’t been repaired. Contact me directly at 571-259-9048 or