By Aimee Simeon
You can spend your Saturday slouched in a salon chair, fuming because you've spent hours waiting and waiting. Or, you can avoid the hassle altogether and do your hair yourself. In the end, it's not only cheaper than the salon, but it also puts you in complete control of how your style turns out. Not to mention, styling at home allows you to clean, meal prep, and catch up on Netflix while your deep conditioner sits.
This is why most Black beauty editors prefer to take the DIY route when it comes to their hair. After years in the beauty industry interviewing pros and testing products, the simplest lesson we've learned is that no one knows your hair like you do, and oftentimes no one can silk press or twist-out your curls as well as you can.
We've tested thousands of beauty products in the name of research, but only a few make it onto our scalps and strands when wash day rolls around. Ahead, seven women spill the items that they turn to again and again to make every day a good hair day.
Jaqueline Laurean Brown, Contributing Beauty Writer & Content Creator
Hair type: Curly with heat damage at the crown
Style of choice: Straight
"Before shampooing and conditioning my hair, I exfoliate my scalp with this ACV scrub. It has avocado oil and aloe vera, which keeps the skin under my hair hydrated before I style." — Brown