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Best-Smelling Natural Hair Products

Avatar • Jan 11, 2011

One of the funnest things about natural hair is the way products smell — honey, pomegranate, lavender, mango — there are ALL kinds of scents going on. This question is kind of just for fun… But today we want to know; Which natural hair product is your favorite in terms of scent?

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Cristine
9 years ago

Shea Moisture Products & Bee Mine Bee Hold Curly Butter in Coconut (the only Bee Mine product I have … but I LOVE IT!)

sarah
9 years ago

i have to say SheaMoisture smells good, much better then it actually worked for me. Donna Marie products smell like cakey goodness. and anything labelled Cocoa Mango (i’m looking at you, Oyin) is a winner in my book.

tiff
tiff
9 years ago
Reply to  sarah

lol! 😀
agreed!

naija loves bglh
naija loves bglh
9 years ago
Reply to  sarah

same here too! shea moisture smelt 10x better than it worked 4 me

Nikki
9 years ago

Just one?! lol Bee Mine Products smell amazing. I also love the smell of Kinky Curly Curling Custard, oh I CAN’T forget Curls products. Just to name a few. 🙂

Shones
9 years ago

I agree that the SheaMoisture products smell good. Same with MyHoneyChild products, Fleurtzy’s Healthy Hair Butter, and Dr. Wood’s Shea Vision Liquid Black Soap.

Bitty Boss
9 years ago

Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia (formerly Hair Milk) in Coco Mango. The smell is h e a v e n l y.

Sing
Sing
9 years ago

Coconut! I’m obsessed with the scent.

jeje1718
jeje1718
9 years ago
Reply to  Sing

I love the smell of coconuts too! 🙂

bella
bella
9 years ago
Reply to  jeje1718

ME THREE!!!!

Keisha
Keisha
9 years ago
Reply to  bella

Me four! From hair products to body products. I’m all about it!

Stephanie
Stephanie
9 years ago
Reply to  Keisha

Me five!!

AusetAbena
9 years ago

Hands down, Oyin Handmade, especially the Burnt Sugar Pomade, Whipped Pudding, Honey Hemp Conditioner, and Greg Juice (which I prefer over Juices and Berries, although neither smells bad).

As far as things I can buy out the grocery store, coconut oil is the clear winner.

vonnie
9 years ago

CURLS.biz curls milkshake! so yummmmmy, smells like coconut cookies or something

Nefertiti
9 years ago

Coconut oil. Just plain ‘ol coconut oil– extra virgin, if you wanna get fancy. Makes my mouth water every time.

emma
emma
9 years ago

I actually don’t like scents. I use scent free hand wash, body wash, clothes detergent, dryer sheets…scent free as much as I can!

so one day I hope that there is a scent-free hair line. idk If i’m a loner on this point, but I like to be odorless. however I like others to smell delicious! lol

sheree
9 years ago
Reply to  emma

(Six year old voice)Cantu shea butter ah-duh!

emma
emma
9 years ago
Reply to  sheree

um, welll I don’t use those products but thanks. :-/

ermm
ermm
9 years ago
Reply to  emma

I think you mean fragrance free?
everything has a scent, i doubt you can avoid that.

emma
emma
9 years ago
Reply to  ermm

yeah that’s what i meant. well, to be specific, low low level of fragrance or none added.

Tabora
Tabora
9 years ago
Reply to  emma

Try raw shea butter, very little to no scent. And that can be used as your moisturizer and hair butter.

Cherie
9 years ago
Reply to  emma

Or you can try making your own stuff using all natural products. Shea butter, aloe gel, sweet almond oil, vegetable glycerin and castor oil. All great natural products for hair with little to no scent at all. I have bad allergies so that’s what I do, and if I want scent, a few drops of lemon or lavender essential oils do it for me.

Ashley Machelle at UIS

KAREN BODY BEAUTIFUL COCO LIME!

SweetT
SweetT
9 years ago

YESSSSSSSS! coco lime EVERYTHING! hair milk, hair butter, LOVE!

Courtney
Courtney
9 years ago

I really like that smell too. Reminds me of Fruity Pebbles 🙂
I don’t like the products though

Courtney
Courtney
9 years ago

Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries, hands down. If all my hair products smelled like this, I wouldn’t complain.

Nikki
Nikki
9 years ago

I like Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-in I love vanilla.

Jasmine
Jasmine
9 years ago

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie didn’t really work for me, but it smells amazing!

mangomadness
mangomadness
9 years ago

My fave smells are EVCO and my shea butter/aloe vera gel/honey mix. Sometimes, I smell them for fun. 🙂

mangomadness
mangomadness
9 years ago

Ohh I forgot one. My friend uses Curls Creme Brule and it smells like heaven! *swoons*

TLog77
9 years ago

I mixed water, vegetable oil and vanilla extract in a spray bottle. It’s my homemade moisturizer/refresher. Smells yummy.

Keisha
Keisha
9 years ago

Bee Mine: bee loved hair & scalp moisturizer
Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia in pomergrante & guava scent
Trader Joe’s Nurish Spa Conditioner

Anonda
Anonda
9 years ago

Emma I hear you. Some people are really sensitive to scents and fragrance oils. One natural hair company that shall remain nameless had the most terrible, smokey, corner store incense smells to their products. The products weren’t bad, but the scents were so strong they were obviously using inexpensive fragrance additives. Those can be irritating for us with sensitive skin, allergies, and noses! I vote for Oyin because to me they have pleasant, but very mild scents. Personally I don’t want to smell my hair all day. That would bother me. Oyin is pleasant to put on, but the fragrance fades… Read more »

emma
emma
9 years ago
Reply to  Anonda

well…i know Carol’s Daughter products stink to me. lol

MsOverproof
MsOverproof
9 years ago
Reply to  emma

Have to agree with you here. It definitely has an earthy waxy smell

ForcedSimile
ForcedSimile
9 years ago

I make and mix most of my products, but I love lavandar.

BLT blacklovedandtransitioning
BLT blacklovedandtransitioning
9 years ago

Hello hydration! =] and carols daughter leave in black vanilla

CurlyC
CurlyC
9 years ago

I must say, Darcys Botanicals Natural Coils Curling Jelly,
and the Oyin Handmade Whipped pudding,
Then Herbal Essences Hello Hydration,
THEN plain old coconut oil. Im a smeller lol.

SuperCoils
9 years ago
Reply to  CurlyC

Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding FOR THE WIN!!! Smells like gingerbread (to me)… makes me amazingly hungry though 🙁

sugamama
sugamama
9 years ago

I have to say my favorite is brown water in a bottle, aka Carols Daughter Black Vanilla Leave In Conditioner. Once I accepted the fact that it does absolutely nothing for my hair, I just started using it for what I call puff perfume. I mist my twistouts and wash n go’s before I leave the house and I am always complimented on the scent. My boyfriend even commented that the smell helps him sleep, its like hairomatherapy! (cuz it dang sho aint a conditioner. lol)

Keisha
Keisha
9 years ago
Reply to  sugamama

LOLOL!! I think I’m gonna have to borrow that one “brown water in a bottle”. It doesn’t do anything for my hair either, except make it smell nice. I have the Tui leave in…

Jade
9 years ago

I actually have a few hair stalkers- they follow the delicious scent of my hair.

The Curls Creme Brule leave-in and shea moisture’s coconut and hibiscus line are the most popular.

I also get a lot of compliments on my Healthy Sexy Hair Pumpkin leave-in, but it makes my hair crunchy.

I want to get some of this burnt sugar stuff people have been talking about.

And I did love the smell of Carol Daughters Black Vanilla Spray, but it did nothing. I put a few drops of vanilla extract and honey in my water spritz and that’s close enough for me.

Efe
Efe
9 years ago
Reply to  Jade

Hi, Jade! *waves*

Jade
9 years ago
Reply to  Efe

Hi Efe! 🙂

Libby
9 years ago

Shea Moisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus line
I also mix some of my own products too and one of the EOs I love is lemongrass. Yummy goodness!

Magda
9 years ago
Reply to  Libby

I cosign. Shea Moisture products smell great. I’m now using the moisture retention shampoo and the curl enhancing smoothie.

Bonnie B
Bonnie B
9 years ago

I like blended Beauty Curyl Styling butter. And Miss Jessie’s baby butter

And something about the mixture of rosemary and lavender get me going. That :herbaly” smell

🙂

Cygnet
Cygnet
9 years ago

I gravitate to anything that has a long herbal ingredient section in its list of ingredients, and if it smells good, even better. That’s how I decided to try Nature’s Gate Daily Herbal conditioner. To me it has a rather exotic smell, and I like it as much for the scent as for the slip. When I made a moisturizing spritz last year during the summer, I used this conditioner as one of the ingredients purely for the scent. Mmmmmm, wonderful :-)!

JuicesnBerriez
JuicesnBerriez
9 years ago

Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade
Afroveda Cocolatte Moisture Mask
Afroveda Pur Whipped Jelly
SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus
Koils By Nature Mango Hair and Body Butter

rw
rw
9 years ago

i’m 6 months into transitioning and i luv carols daughter hair milk for daily moisturiaing, but i would love it sooooo much more if it didnt have such a strong scent. you can smell it forever after you put it in. its like a 3 foot halo of scent all around you. i would luv a suggestion on something similar with NO scent.

MissCookieDUH
MissCookieDUH
9 years ago
Reply to  rw

Oh yes, anything by KBN smells lovely, especially their mango and watermelon fragrance.

Janelle
Janelle
9 years ago

curls whipped cream smells soooo good! I wish they made a lip balm.

makeupvixen
9 years ago

KBB Chamommile Sage
KBB Egyptian Musk
KBB Vanilla Latte
KBB Lavender Vanilla
Curl Junkie Curl Rehab Strawberry Ice Cream
Curl Junkie Deep Fix Hibiscus Banana Strawberry
Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade
Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner
Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries
Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding
Miss Jessie’s Super Sweetback Treatment
HairVeda Almond Glaze
Qhemet Biologics Amala Oil

MissCookieDUH
MissCookieDUH
9 years ago
Reply to  makeupvixen

I love KBB’s vanilla late, pomegranate guava, and cranberry cocktail.. unfortunately with their recent price hike and product reduction I do not plan to re-purchase anything from them.

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Ciera
Ciera
9 years ago

i love carols daughter Tui…anything. it smells sooooo good to me.

dk
dk
9 years ago

omg yes! I love, love CD hair milk but just this week I thought I would write Lisa Price a letter asking her to reconsider the scent. As if she would care about one loner’s request. It gives my hair shine, moisture with no stickiness, everything I could ask for. But I hate, hate the uber-strong fragrance. I’m often embarrassed when hugging friends and family that they would sniff the funky smell of my hair milk. The healthy hair butter has a more neutral scent- maybe she would consider this? A fave youtuber just made a video on oyin’s hair… Read more »

Jenny
Jenny
9 years ago

Darcy’s Botanicals products have very pleasant light and mild scents. Even their fragranced products (I have only tried vanilla) are not chemically or heavy smelling. I love love love them!

Kaya
Kaya
9 years ago

I will have to say Afroveda has my favourite smells, although I haven’t purchased their products in a while. I use to like Shea moisture line but for some reason I got very sensitive to them and cannot handle the smell at all anymore.

Randi415510
Randi415510
9 years ago
Reply to  Kaya

I love Afroveda’s Cocolatte mask!

Sabrina P
9 years ago

Without a doubt…good old-fashioned Coconut oil. It smells better than any product out on the market for me.

Loving Natural
Loving Natural
9 years ago

Lemongrass

dobs
9 years ago

I agree with a lot of the women here. Coconut always smells great!

Asha
Asha
9 years ago

Aussie Lucious Long Leave-in Conditioner. I smell it even when I’m not using it.

BrownSugahChild
9 years ago

I love love love the Egyptian Musk fragrance from Karen’s Body Beautiful.…

E
E
9 years ago

I like V05 Moisture Milks in “Strawberries Cream” with soy milk.
Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner
Africa Best Leave In Moisturizer smells like strawberries
Carol Daughther’s Black Vanilla Shampoo

Randi415510
Randi415510
9 years ago

Kinky Curly and Curls smells great. Curls products smell good enough to eat!!

E
E
9 years ago

Forgot to add Nutiva Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, it is so delicious… can smell it all day.

Nicole
Nicole
9 years ago

I love the smell of Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose… almost smells like a perfume… After I wash my hair the smell lingers for days, and I swear men are drawn to it…lol

mangomadness
mangomadness
9 years ago
Reply to  Nicole

I love the smell of AO HSR too! If it was a perfume, I’d wear it all the time.

quoththeraven
9 years ago

coconut oil smells heavenly
*contented sigh*

Newness
9 years ago

I would have to say the Ginger Juices and Berries by LaVida Given by Nature is one of the best smelling. LOVE IT!

kim
kim
9 years ago

KINKY CURLY KNOT TODAY

JasmineZakiya
JasmineZakiya
9 years ago

Am I the only one who sometimes doesnt want their hair to smell like an herbal garden? Lol. Not that it’s always a bad thing,but (w/ love) for me it becomes a little much. I love the way Mixed Chicks conditioner smells. The shampoo too.

Yolanda
Yolanda
9 years ago

My favorite is Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade!!! It smells like sugar. I like Curls Whipped Cream then Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercream.

cati
cati
9 years ago

i love aubrey organics honeysuckle rose. i like floral or citrus fragrances. i dont like food smells or sugary smells in hair or bath products. i know everyone else does. i dont like the smell of Curls shampoo or conditioner. ugh!! but i know that i am totally alone. i also cant use shea butter, because i constantly smell it throughout the day and it drives me nuts and make me feel like i smell too strong.

DaINKtellectual
DaINKtellectual
9 years ago

Shea Moisture’s Coconut Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie & Raw Shea Restorative Masque
CURLS Curl Creme Brulee
HEHH
Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner
Aphogee Two Minute Keratin Reconstructor (Smells Like SMCHCES to me)

Tracey
Tracey
9 years ago

Karen’s Body Beautiful Hair Ambrosia in Vanilla Latte smells like HEAVEN. Or what I would imagine heaven would smell like. Seriously. Good stuff.

Kitty
9 years ago

Hmmm… I like the smell of homemade whipped shea butter (shea butter, EVO coconut oil, EVOO, and honey, Giovanni Weightless moisture leave in (smells like flowers and citrus), Suave’s Almond and Shea buttter (smells like flowers), and Tresemme moisture rich (also smells like flowers). 😀

Kitty
9 years ago
Reply to  Kitty

Those are really 90% of the products i use. I like to keep it simple. LoL

iri9109
9 years ago

anything coconutty or tropical.

Ms Sassy
9 years ago

Love the way Shea moisture’s Deep Conditioner smells!! It reminds me of vanilla cake batter for some reason and I used it as a moisturizes instead of a conditioner. People actually walk up and smell my hair lol

Coco
Coco
9 years ago

Good smell

Curls
Darcys Peach Kernal

gag inducing

Giovanni — hard to believe it’s natural
Hairveda — all too strong
Aubreys Organics — awful
Aveda Damage Ready — nasty licorice smell
Darcys sweet cream

ok

Qhemets

A lot of the natural lines smell horrible, overly scented or medicinal. I don’t have access to Oyin, Karens, Bear Fruits, Shescentit etc etc

Mikimu
9 years ago

My all-time favorite scent is Jane Carter Solutions Revitalizing Leave In Conditioner. OMGeee, what a delightful blend of citrus and vanilla-ish undertones. I spray this in my hair every doggone day…mmmmm!!!! 🙂

keyz
keyz
9 years ago

most have already been said, but eco styler gel in the pink form. OMG! It smells like Sprite or Ginger Ale! When I first bought it, I smelled it off and on for a good two hours.

Dee (Durelene)
9 years ago

One of the top things i love about being natural is giving up burnt hair smell for good smelling hair, my fave is karen body beautiful hair butter in mango lime..yum!!!

Alysha
Alysha
9 years ago

Jane Carter Solution Nourish & Shine

Monisola
Monisola
9 years ago

Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque smells amazing!
but the curl enhancing smoothie smells sooo gross! it is such an overwhelming smell that it makes me gag! I actually threw up once from twisting my hair with it and having to smell it for four hours.

Lydia
Lydia
9 years ago
Reply to  Monisola

OMG, I am SO glad you said this! Most people totally disagree, but I cannot stomach the scent of their Coconut Hibiscus products! Way too strong and sweet!

Stacey
9 years ago

i love love love aubrey organics honeysuckle rose shampoo and conditioner. and i love that the smell lingers even after a few days. its absolutely delish!
and coconut oil is another fave.

EbnCurly
EbnCurly
9 years ago

Curls — creme brulee
Sexy Health Hair — Pumpkin products

Jaeda Barbie
9 years ago

Ilovemyfro shea whip in mango. It smells so good!

ale
ale
8 years ago

SheaMoisture restorative conditioner for dry hair smells unusual and I need to find a replacement leave-in conditioner. I will also need to switch shampoo and conditioner because the smell is not working for me.

Nia
Nia
7 years ago

Lmao at monisola!

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