The Ultimate Hair Product Recommendations Post

The Ultimate Hair Product Recommendations Post

A few of you lovely readers have written to me asking for product recommendations for everything from hair gels to flat irons. We are all so individual in our needs and our approaches to hair care, that a product that works wonderfully for me may do nothing for your hair.

Your journey should be an adventure of discovery of your hair’s likes and dislikes and to a certain extent, a journey of self discovery too that lets you bring out qualities that you didn’t even know you possess (a jar of patience anyone?).

That being said, I think there is a fair way to present product recommendations without being biased as to just what works on my own hair and that would be a compilation of top products across all categories based on sales from fellow readers of BHI.

As a general rule products with high re-order rates are usually pretty good. Of course this doesn’t guarantee that they will work for you but it’s a pretty good first point of call when looking for recommendations.

So here are the top products in each category based on popularity.

About Alma

Hi! I'm Alma Ruddock, a full time blogger. I stumbled on a hair care forum in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair forever!. I started as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to bring new information about hair on both this website and my personal blog.


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  • Mayada Saad

    Hi. What’s Indigo Powder?

    • Alma

      It’s an ayurvedic powder which when used along with henna dyes your hair black. Basically natural hair color.

  • savana

    hey alma. i wanted to add the wild growth hair oil in my regimen and especially when i do my GHE. is it bad?

    • Alma

      Whatever oil you choose should be fine Savana :)

  • Savanah

    hey Alma! someone to recommand me where to get Aphogee either two step and balancing n Kingston Upon Hull. Thx!!

  • Marie

    I was wondering when the updated List of products are going to be posted. I read that you update this list every six months and the last update was July 2013. It is now November 2014 and it seems like it’s the same products up there.

  • Shara Gaieta

    Dear Alma,

    A question: Do need to see a health care practitioner before I use Hairfinity vitamins? Have anyone experienced side effects after using it? Please help!!! Warm Regards

  • After you deep condition do you wash the conditioner out then comb or leave it in then comb