When I was a kid, my mom taught my brother and I that our hair should always look clean and shiny. Back then I would throw a little water and grease in my hair and either comb it or brush it and call it a day. Low fades were pretty effortless, but those afros were always so rough and hard to comb through. I honestly didn’t know what I was doing as a kid, but putting some effort into my appearance is always something that’s stuck with me.
Most men don’t talk about grooming, which is why a lot of us don’t really know what we’re doing. If you’re in to fashion you’ve probably found some source for grooming tips like GQ. I love blogs and magazines, but some grooming advice like hair care doesn’t apply across the board. Black hair is tight and curly and typically on the dry side. Now that I’ve gotten older I’ve learned that key to styling black hair is keeping it soft and moisturized.
I love trying new products so I was pumped when Shea Moisture sent me a box of their most popular natural hair and skin care products. Using a leave-in conditioner, oil, and cream is the best method to keep your hair soft. The purpose of these three layers is to moisturize you hair and then seal it in. Once you lock in moisture, your hair will be smoother and easier to tame. Three of Shea Moisture‘s products I’ve gravitated towards to keep my hair moisturized are the 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave-In Treatment, 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Finishing Serum, and the Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie.