by Nakia P. Thomas
February 26
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This post is sponsored by P&G.   StyleChile + Head & Shoulders 1After spending the past five years transitioning my hair from relaxed–a process that I’ve undergone since I was six years old—to natural, and devoting plenty of time trying out natural-friendly products, this week’s delivery from Head & Shoulders couldn’t have been better timed!

StyleChile + Head & Shoulders 2As any hair enthusiast will tell you, hydration is the most important element of a healthy hair care regimen, and even more so for some African American hair*. So, in researching and testing products for use on my newly natural hair, I focused on those that are known to infuse hair with a healthy dose of long lasting moisture.

StyleChile + Head & Shoulders 3Given the many natural hair products on the market, the process of narrowing products for use is an overwhelming one (and a great problem to have), but after polling many naturals, watching naturalistas on YouTube, and quizzing natural hair stylists, I’ve honed in on a few products that sit atop my ever-expanding list.

StyleChile + Head & Shoulers 4That list now includes Head & Shoulders New Moisture Care Collection, which was formulated to address the moisture needs of African American hair.
 The collection includes (i) Head & Shoulders 2-in-1 Moisture Care Pyrithione Zinc Dandruff Shampoo + Conditioner; (ii) Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Pyrithione Zinc Dandruff Cowash–each with vitamin e rich almond oil and coconut essence for the ultimate in hydration; and (iii) Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Scalp Soother with peppermint oil complex and vitamin e, to cool the scalp and improve your hair’s overall moisture balance.

Check out my before pic below, depicting my natural hair after five years of wearing in a protective style.

StyleChile + Head & Shoulders After Five YearsMy natural hair–straightened by StyleChile Beauty Contributor, Keisha–after wearing it in a protective style for five years.

Below are recent pictures after washing with the cowash from Head & Shoulders New Moisture Care Collection, followed by straightening. Thanks to my fab natural-hair stylist Angela, from A New Roman Era Salon in Philadelphia, for taking these pictures and for taking such great care of my hair. Stay tuned as I chart my hair’s response to Head & Shoulders’ moisture rich product.

 StyleChile + Head & Shoulders After CoWash StyleChile + Head & Shoulders After StraightMy hair after Angela washed with Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Pyrithione Zinc Dandruff Cowash, followed by a quick and dirty straightening before styling.

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Article and product photos by Naki.

* Head and Shoulders scientists explored the unique needs and characteristics of African American hair and found a need for moisture and protection. Head & Shoulders NEW Moisture Care collection, with Vitamin E rich almond oil and coconut essence, provides moisture for scalp and hair immediately and also over time, eliminating dandruff and leaving you 100% flake-free. For more information, visit Head & Shoulders on Facebook and follow on Twitter .



Nakia works as a corporate lawyer for a Fortune 500 company, and as a fashion and lifestyle consultant — providing styling, lifestyle management and concierge services for brands and individuals along the Northeast Corridor, from her home base in New York City via Nakia Thomas Creative. Nakia also provides legal and advisory services to clients in the fashion, art and entertainment industries via Stelle Legal, and appears in that capacity as a cast member in WeTv’s Money.Power.Respect., a docu-series focusing on lawyers in New York City. Nakia is a member of the Board of Directors of Bronx Legal Services, and was previously on an Advisory Board for Moore College of Art & Design. Visit for more information.

  1. ashley

    hey nakia!

    I really enjoyed reading your article on this hair care collection line. When you have free time in your day I would really appreciate it if you checked out my blog I review new must have products.

    thank you:)

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