Ah, 2020: the year when I only went to the hair salon twice.
When we were in quarantine back in the Spring, it really hit me that I couldn’t rely on my beloved hairdresser and that I would have to learn new ways to take care of my hair. My wash day routine no longer seemed intimidating: it became pretty therapeutic and a ritual I partook in every Sunday.
I’m still not super comfortable going to the salon, and I’ve only been once since they reopened. But I’m happy that I had the extra time at home to learn how to care for my 4c hair and try out new products. Here are some of the best natural hair products I tried in 2020!
Best Natural Hair Products of 2020:
I was pleasantly surprised with most of the Mielle Organics products that I tried last year, and I think the quality of the product is incredible, considering the price point. Plus, I love that it is a black-owned brand. On wash day, the first thing I will do is use their Mongongo Oil Pre-Shampoo Treatment before detangling my hair, and then I’ll hop in the shower and wash my hair. Doing this minimized the amount of breakage that I typically see on wash day!
I use the 1″ curling wand the most, so if you’re not looking to invest in the entire set, I think this would be a great option. It’s super versatile, works well for all hair lengths, and curls hair in seconds. I’ve cut my styling time in half with this product, and I’m so glad I decided to invest in this!
I did a pretty massive Pattern Beauty haul back in the summer, and this is another product of theirs that I was very impressed with. Their Edge Control and their Edge Tool was the perfect combo I needed to finally slick my stubborn edges back.
What natural hair products have you tried in 2020 that you loved? Let me know in the comments below!
Photos by Tom McGovern