I am all about a protective style. I live for a good curly crochet moment and I’ve been rocking braids since I was a little girl. The versatility, lack of stress on my natural hair and ability to get up and go is truly a light in my life. However, with all of the joys protective styling brings, it can leave my hair begging for moisture.
I’ve tried quite a few replenishing tactics in my day. Deep conditioner is always a blessing, masks are cool and leave-ins are definitely appreciated, but I’m always here for a good oil. Something that has some weight to it but isn’t heavy or sticky, smells good and penetrates so that my scalp gets nourished.
Enter: Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Hair Oil (Amazon, $13). We crossed paths as I browsed around my favorite neighborhood beauty supply store in Brooklyn. I’m a sucker for packaging and was drawn to the clean, refreshing look of the bottle. After getting a whiff of the sweet coconut scent, I was sold.
It’s the only oil that carries the perfect weight, leaving my hair smooth, saturated, and shiny without making it feel — well — oily.
Like most of my hair and beauty finds, I shared the good news with my mom and now she can’t get enough. Our last conversation consisted of her asking me the name of “that good oil you let me use that time” and driving to three stores to find it. It’s that good.
Luckily, you don’t have to drive around town to grab one of your own, shop below and thank me later!
Dominique Hobdy is a fashion & beauty writer living between Washington, D.C. and Brooklyn, NY. She spends her time hunched over a computer feverishly typing while simultaneously swiping strange objects out of her 1 ½ year old’s mouth before he can ingest them. You can follow her shenanigans on Instagram @d_hobdy.