Recently, I noticed there has been a spike of natural hair influencers starting to add grease back into their routines and regimens. Now it’s been years since most of us have used grease, but it hasn’t been so long that we can’t remember pulling out the Blue Magic or Softee every time we did our hair. In fact, hair grease is somewhat of a black culture staple. Many of us grew up with it and used it until we found out it wasn’t all that great for our hair.
Even if our hair was still growing when we used grease, most of us eventually came to the realization that natural oils, butter, and balms were better simply because petroleum jelly and mineral oils had no real benefit. If anything, it would weight down our, clog our pores, and leave us with build-up that was difficult to remove come wash day.
While I don’t knock what other women want to do with their hair, I do encourage you to continue trying different products before you make a full jump back to grease. I almost went back to the good ol grease and water mix myself until I stumbled upon Qhemet Biologics. They have a few products that really get the job done and have ingredients that my hair absolutely loves.
Check out these 3 natural hair-friendly products that, I think, are much better options than grease.
For those of you who struggle with sealing in moisture, Qhemet Biologics Olive & Honey Hydrating Balm is formulated to keep your hair from getting dry all day long. This balm is made with pure wildflower honey, vegetable glycerin, and olive oil, and is still heavy enough to work on kinky and relaxed hair alike.
For those of you who love the texture and consistency of grease, this one is petroleum jelly and mineral oil-free option for you. Qhemet Biologics Castor & Amla Nourishing Pomade is a thick, dense product that combats breakage, aids in hair growth, and retains moisture. The best part? It works wonders on high porosity and type 4 hair types.
Qhemet Biologics Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter is exactly what you need to keep your braids, twists, locs, and other natural hairstyles free of frizz and dryness. Not only did this rich hair butter hydrate each strand, but it also gives your hair a natural luster and definition that you wouldn’t get with a gel or oil alone.