Products We Love:

2 Lbs Ivory Creamy Raw and Unrefined Grade A Shea Butter and 1 Lb 
of Raw African Black Soap COMBO

Certified Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil- 16 oz

Product Lines to try:
For more info on my thoughts about commercial products, visit THIS post.

(one of the best I've found so far! the only product that I wouldn't buy at this point is their Deep Conditioner. However the ingredients on the Leave-in look just fine. I LOVE that they list all their ingredients.) 
Aubrey Organics 
(before I switched to "no-poo" hair care, this was the line of products I used everyday. This is also the shampoo I have and have loved for Q. But I haven't tried their gel or leave-in. They don't have much for "curly" products, mainly just shampoos and conditioners.)
 Ely Organics
 (This company looks really neat! At least on their children's page, all the products receive a 0-2 rating from the - or EWG - That's Really quite good!)
(I can't find an ingredients list here - so before I'd purchase, I would email them for one and check it out completely.)
(the only reason I haven't purchased this one yet is that they don't tell you what is included in "essential oils, herbs, and fragrance". sigh. They are so good about listing the other ingredients! But "fragrance" is a touchy term. It might still be worth the risk if I was planning on using it sparingly, but we'll see what the rest of my product search comes up with. I've heard LOTS of great things about Bee Mine products as far as their success and usefulness in curly hair.)
 (Ingredients-wise, I trust Suki. I haven't tried their hair products yet, and they don't appear to have much, but their skin care products are all my sister uses!)

UPDATE --- I'm on a roll! What I thought was going to be a very limited selection of products has actually increased at an incredible speed! Since ordering from Original Sprout, I have found more companies I'm interested in trying products from! WOW!!  I would love to do some reviews for you - but we'll see what happens. :)  The new-found companies are - Just Natural Skin Care (and Hair!) and

Recipes for Hair Products:

Tools We Find Useful:

we like the handle and curved tines. It's very important to get a comb with smooth teeth!! Otherwise the plastic can catch and snag the hair - this is the exact reason I need to invest in a new rat tail comb! Ours is Terrible!
-- UPDATE -- I have fallen in LOVE with wooden combs! See THIS POST for more information about the benefits of using wooden combs.

this is the kind I will try next. With a metal tail!

the good old fashioned kind. I use this one for smaller details and on some curls, not the whole head tho! That results in very poofy hair! (because the tines are so close together!)

very versatile, many uses! It helps moisten hair when applied directly, it helps soften rubber bands to avoid hair breakage, etc.  Olive Oil does the same as well.

a must have for many styles :)  A variety of sizes is nice to have as well.
--UPDATE-- We have used some old braces rubber bands to style our hair ... (shake your head, I know, I know! Crazy!) ... and we like them much better than the little rubber band elastics you buy at the store! The ones at the store are much harder and less forgiving. The braces elastics are softer and seem gentler to the hair.  ... So stop by your local orthodontist and see if you can purchase your hair styling elastics from them instead of the drugstore! :)

for threading ribbon through hair on certain styles.

for water.

And a variety of Ribbons!!

Examples of wooden combs...
Have you tried one? I'd love to hear what you think of them!  

Widu All Natural Wood Hair 
Pick      All Natural Wood Comb 
Large. 7 Inches       New England/Earthline - 
Wooden Comb Medium 603 - Massagers Relaxing & Energizing

Info and claims about wooden combs found in THIS post.

This area is still (possibly always!) under construction, but feel free to share you own natural products, favorite recipes and other tools you like... and I'll post them here (email -

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