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Alikay Naturals has a ton of dope products. But with anything in the natural hair community (at least for me) too many options can give me a ton of anxiety and be confusing. If I don’t know how to choose the right product it either makes me want to leave the aisle/ website empty handed or make the wrong purchase. That my dear lovelies… ends today!

We’re differentiating between the products for you in the Alikay Naturals Hair line so you can make the right choices and watch your hair flourish.

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Cleansers : Moisturizing Black Shampoo vs. Caribbean Coconut Milk vs. CoWash Me Conditioner

Moisturizing Black Soap ShampooThis cleanser is for the women who experience heavy product buildup or are experiencing scalp issues. The Black soap shampoo contains Tea Tree oil and Black Soap which have cleansing and healing properties to give you a nice squeaky clean feeling while soothing scalp issues and moisturizing.

Featured Ingredients:

  • Cocoa Seed Powder: Promotes stronger hair, hydrates and reduces moisture loss.
  • Plantain: Contains enzymes that reduce split ends and revive dull hair to avoid hair breakage.
  • Tea Tree Oil: Contains antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties that breaks down undesirable buildup and residue at the scalp and roots.

Caribbean Coconut Milk: My absolute favorite cleanser/ shampoo on the market. This cleanser is so so so gentle I can’t actually believe it is a shampoo. It has a very light almost non existent lather. It is best for women who are trying to transition into the curly girl method but aren’t fully ready to give up shampooing (i.e.: ME). This is also for women who prefer milder cleanses without feeling squeaky clean but still getting down to the nitty gritty of a good cleansing wash day.

Featured Ingredients:

  • Coconut Oil: Stimulates hair growth. Locks in moisture for added shine, softness and hair luster
  • Coconut Milk: Slows hair loss, prevents hair breakage and split ends
  • Nettle: Provides hair follicles with nutrients, vitamins and minerals to promote stronger and healthier hair

CoWash Me Cleansing Conditioner: The CoWash me cleansing conditioner is for women who follow the curly girl method. This cleanser is gentle on the scalp and includes Jojoba oil which is similar to the natural oils on our hair/scalp.The cleanser is sulfate free and moisturizing while offering a 2 in 1 (cleanse and condition) option for women who are on the go and need their wash day to speed up a bit. This product is also best for women who enjoy doing wash and gos.

Featured Ingredients:

  • Tea Tree Oil: Contains antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties that breaks down undesirable buildup and residue at the scalp and roots.
  • Jojoba Oil: Contains emollient properties which fills the cracks of the follicles to avoid and repair hair damage. Hydrates hair from the inside out and encourages hair growth by stimulating blood flow in the scalp.
  • Apricot Kernel Oil: Softens hair and prevents moisture loss to improve hair hydration level.

Moisturizers: Shea Yogurt vs. Hair Parfait

Shea Yogurt:  This hair moisturizer is best for thick, kinky, course hair textures. As with all Alikay Naturals products a little goes a long way. Being too heavy handed with this product will leave you with some oily residue. The Shea Yogurt moisturizer is also great for twist outs and styles done on hair that is in between wash days. A spritz of some water or leave in conditioner, add in the shea yogurt and you’re good to go.

Featured Ingredients:

  • Raw Shea Butter: Contains emollient properties that seals moisture into hair, avoids hair breakage and contains nourishing vitamins and minerals.
  • Argan Oil: Revives dull dry hair, reduces frizz, enhances elasticity, renews luster and shine, helps manageability while promoting healthy hair.
  • Coconut Oil: Rich in fatty acids that increases hair shine and strength. Binds to hair protein structure to avoid hair breakage.

Moisture Rich Hair Parfait: I love the Alikay Naturals Hair Parfait moisturizer and I honestly believe this may be one of the key products that has played a hand in helping me fall back in love with my hair, and taking care of my excessive dry hair issues. This hair parfait smells amazing also FYI! This product is best used on wet/damp hair for women with fine/thin hair suffering from dryness. It is also recommended to be used for women with curly/wavy/coily hair. Your twist outs will never be the same.

Featured Ingredients:

  • Shea Butter: Contains emollient properties that seals moisture into hair, avoids hair breakage and contains nourishing vitamins and minerals.
  • Argan Oil: Revives dull and dry hair, reduces frizz, enhances elasticity, renews luster and shine, helps manageability and promotes healthy hair.
  • Coconut Oil: Rich in fatty acids that increases hair shine, strength and moisture to the hair by binding to your hair protein structure.

Stylers: Creme Brulee Curling Delight vs. Aloe Berry Styling Gel vs. Dulce Hydrating Curl Lotion

Creme Brulee Curling Delight: The Creme Brulee Curling Delight is best for women with kinky curly hair textures who are looking for some popping curl shiny curl action. If you’re going for definition this is definitely the product you want to have in your styling arsenal.

Featured Ingredients:

  • Aloe Vera: Moisturizes and conditions hair. It smoothes each hair cuticle by coating it to seal moisture in. Strengthens cortex of damaged hair to promote healthy hair.
  • Argan Oil: Revives dull,dry hair, reduces frizz, enhances elasticity, renews luster and shine and helps manageability.
  • Agave Nectar: A humectant that attracts and binds moisture from the air into your hair.

Aloe Berry Styling Gel: The Aloe Berry Styling Gel can be used as the styling product of choice when going for a wash and go, however the Aloe Berry Styling Gel is really best for women who are looking to sleek down their edges, pony tails, puffs, or updos. It is a great definer, but works even better as a gel to provide strong hold without getting crunchy or flaky. Best part… you can pronounce all of the ingredients and actually know what they are!

Featured Ingredients:

  • Aloe Vera: Conditions hair and smoothes the hair cuticles by coating it to seal moisture in. It strengthens the cortex of damaged hair.
  • Sweet Almond Oil: Strengthen hair by smoothing and nourishing the cuticle to make hair stronger. Helps prevent hair breakage and increases shine.
  • Avocado Oil: Penetrates the hair cortex to lubricate hair and improve elasticity to avoids damage, improves detangling and moisturizes dry scalp.

Dulce Hydrating Curl Lotion: This styler is for the lazy natural! And I say that with love because I am definitely a lazy natural and this product is one of my faves. The Dulce Hydrating Curl lotion is light weight and offers more of a wavy light effect when used as your styler. This is great for women like me who throw 4-6 large twists in their hair and pray for a bomb voluminous twist out the next day. This is for the ladies that aren’t necessarily going for definition but more so volume and moisture.

Featured Ingredients:

  • Kokum Butter: Obtained from the exotic Indian fruit tree that increases hair elasticity to avoid breakage
  • Silk Amino Acid: Natural water soluble protein source, penetrates deep into hair to strengthen, nourish and rebuild damaged hair cuticle. Contains moisture binding properties repair and protect hair.
  • Argan Oil: Revives dull dry hair, reduces frizz, enhances elasticity, renews luster and shine, helps manageability to promote healthy hair.

Deep conditioners: Honey & Sage Deep Conditioner vs. Avocado Cream Repairing Mask

Honey & Sage Deep Conditioner: The Honey & Sage Deep Conditioner has been BAE for a while since I’ve been battling issues with dry hair and dry scalp for almost 2 years now (ugh… the bane of my natural hair existence I tell you). This hair treatment includes moisture nutrient rich ingredients that help with battling our thirsty tresses. As a humectant it sucks in all of the moisture in the air around you, so be sure you’re using this product in the right environment!

Featured Ingredients:

  • Honey: A super humectant that attracts and binds moisture from the air into your hair. Also contains anti-bacterial properties.
  • Babassu Oil: Nutrient rich oil that penetrates hair to nourish cuticles, protects hair, diminishes dryness, moisturizes, promotes sheen, relieves itchy scalp and dandruff to promote healthier hair.
  • Sage: Contains stimulating properties that increases scalp circulation, promotes skin renewal process of the scalp.

Avocado Cream Moisture Repairing Mask : The Avocado Cream Moisture Repairing Mask is also helpful in adding and retaining moisture to your hair however this mask helps to relieve scalp issues that may cause dandruff. The presence of peppermint oil is a nice added soothing touch to help with scalp irritation as well. I’m a fanatic of avocado in hair products so the presence of avocado oil and avocado butter is also a plus to my search for infinite moisture sources.

Featured Ingredients:

  • Avocado Oil: Penetrates hair cortex to lubricate hair and improve elasticity to reduce breakage, improves detangling, and moisturizes dry scalp.
  • Peppermint Oil: Stimulates the hair follicles to promote healthier hair growth. It also soothes scalp irritation and inflammation.
  • Burdock Root: Reduces hair loss and relieves scalp irritation. It is rich in fatty acids that improves blood circulation to hair follicles and roots.

Have you tried any Alikay Naturals products before? If so what’s your verdict? Mine is a thumbs up and as I’m rebuilding my natural hair regimen from the ground up I cant wait to take you on my Alikay Naturals journey. Until next time!

Hey there! I’m Melissa, co-founder of Trials n Tresses, natural hair and beauty lover, binge tv watcher and lover of life. When I am not creating content for TNT, I’m busy teaching the future of society.