We’ve got 100 degree temperatures happening in Chicago, and my hair is letting me know how it feels about that. It’s not happy. Every day it’s fighting against extreme heat and sweat inducing humidity. Keeping my hair detangled, conditioned and somehow maintaining some kind of curl pattern has been challenging with this weather. As the heat increases, I find that I need to switch up my products. Here are the products my hair is LOVING this summer – and for the sake of brevity, I’m reviewing them Twitter-style. 140 characters or less!

Oyin Hair Dew

Oyin Handmade Hair Dew – light and creamy, Hair Dew is giving my hair the moisture it so desperately craves now. Castor + coconut + olive oil + aloe = happy curls!

Koils of Nature shealoe

Koils by Nature Shealoe Leave-In Conditioner – My hair is in LOVE with this. When my curls are frizzy & sad, Shealoe brings my curl pattern back to life! Moisturizing, nurturing, awesome!

Eden Body Works shampoo

Eden Body Works Shampoo – Soothing peppermint, cleansing yet gentle on the scalp. Makes my hair clean but not squeaky or stripped dry. Essential relief for summer heat!

Twisted Sista Different Strokes serum

Twisted Sista Different Strokes Serum – For frizz-free shiny curls protected by a UV filter, Twisted Sista serum delivers & then some. For those who don’t mind ‘cones in their curls.

Naturalista Cosmetics Juicy Leave In Conditioner

Naturalista Cosmetics Juicy Leave In Conditioner – It smells like cookies & love. Yummy! Shea butter, aloe, castor, jojoba, avocado, hemp, coconut, olive oil & glycerin. I’m in hair heaven!

Those are my summer faves of late! See anything you love, need, or gotta have?

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Freecurl says:
August 3, 2011, 12:13 pm
These products sound scrumptious. May have to give these a try.
Agatha Tefora says:
August 3, 2011, 4:25 pm
For the Leave-In Conditioner, won't you get the feeling of being oily even if you apply a small amount? I'm thinking of buying one but would want to make sure, I don't feel heavy and uncomfortable. Would love to hear from you!
Ayo@Natural Hair Love Affair says:
August 3, 2011, 5:56 pm
Will have to give the above a try!
Max says:
August 3, 2011, 9:18 pm
True fact on the Twisted Sista serum. I found some buried in my product pile and gave it a try and my curls absolutely love it. Best part is that it's pretty cheap.
Jazjewelz says:
August 3, 2011, 10:00 pm
The Koils by Nature Shealoe is one of my faves. And the Juicy Leave In sounds good-I might give it a try.
Angela A says:
August 4, 2011, 12:09 pm
They all sound great! I am looking for some new products to try. I have heard of all of them, but never tried them, so thanks for the review!
Iris says:
August 4, 2011, 12:12 pm
The Eden Body Works Shampoo sounds perfect for my hair.
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stephanie says:
August 7, 2011, 9:04 am
i want to try the hair dew! been hearng great things!!!
natural sunshine says:
August 9, 2011, 8:54 pm
Your list sounds great. I am really interested in buying Oyin Handmade products. I have heard so many great things.
kisha says:
August 10, 2011, 9:18 pm
kbn shealoe is my STAPLE!! i looove this stuff and i can use it alone when needed. i can never be without it. i've heard nothing but good things on the hair dew and since their not far from me, maybe i need to try it...when i re-up on my burnt sugar, lol.
Nicole says:
August 11, 2011, 11:41 pm
I'm in the process of growing out my relaxed hair. And right now my hair is in that mid-length awkward stage. I plan on getting my hands on some Oyin Handmade Hair Dew.
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August 15, 2011, 1:03 am
Living in Mississippi is wonderful but its sort of a downer because we have like one wholes food store in the city which is not 'Wholes Food' but known as Rainbow. So I would love to try all of these products myself because I am just now hearing about them and in September of this year I would be 1year natural so I think its about time to try some new products. :-)
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