Dominican hair products, a gift from Mother Nature

dania-ramirezDominican women are famed for having beautiful, long, healthy hair which is a mixture of African, Spanish, and Native American hair types. Actress Dania Ramirez (left) is the perfect example of this.

Dominicanas demand the very best when it comes to caring for their hair and are very particular about the products they use. They generally prefer to use natural ingredients instead of harsh chemicals that can cause dryness, irritation, breakage, and hair loss.

Many of the ingredients used in Dominican hair care products would make your mouth water or your senses tingle: coconut, avocado, olive oil, cacao, herbs, milk, carrot, strawberry, cinnamon, yucca, aloe vera, ojon oil, shea butter, hibiscus…

Some of the less fragrant ingredients, but natural and effective nonetheless, include baba de caracol (snail slime) and garlic…

We have tracked down some of the best Dominican hair products around, all of which use ingredients from Mother Nature. Many of these products are ideal for every head of hair, but some have been created especially for the particular characteristics of Dominican hair so will work better if you are Latina or Afro-Latina and have this hair type.

Many of these products are from the Dominican Republic and are available from Below our selection of products is a short glossary of ingredients found in these and many more beauty products.chocolatherapy

Capilo Olive Oil shampoo and conditioner

Espiritu De Canela Cinnamon Hair Oil

Faviola Carrect Sapuyulo Seed Oil Shampoo

Halka Baba De Caracol Intensive Treatment

Halka Chocolacio shampoo, conditioner, rinse and leave-in conditioner: organic chocolate therapy for your hair!

avocado-brazilian-chestnutLafier Avocado & Brazilian Chestnut Treatment With Vitamin E

Maracuya and Vitamins C, E and complex B Treatment

Mirthas Milk Shampoo and Deep Conditioning Rinse

Nacidit Coconut Oil Rinse

Ojon Ultra Hydrating Conditioner: contains ojon oil from Honduras

MBP Alopecil Garlic Shampoo with Vitamin "E"

MBP Q & S Leche De Cabra / Goat Milk Concentrated Shampoo

MBP Q & S Pelomas Sole, Cinnamon and Rosemary Treatment

tropical-carrotRais Vida Herbal Mix Hair Tonic with Cat's Claw, Maca and Aloe Vera: a Peruvian product used for capillary treatments and hair loss prevention.

Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curling Souffle with coconut oil, silk protein and neem oil

Shea Moisture Organic Yucca & Baobab Thickening Shampoo with biotin & bamboo extract

Tropical Fresa / Strawberry shampoo and conditioner: for Radiant Color

Tropical Zanahoria / Carrot shampoo and conditioner: sets and preserves color

Universal La Bomba Ultra Conditioning Shampoo with Avocado Cream

Glossary of beauty ingredients in Spanish and English

Aceite de coco – Coconut oil
Aceite semilla zapote – Sapuyulo seed oil
Aguacate – Avocado
Ajo - Garlic
Baba de caracol - Snail serum or snail slime
Canela – Cinnamon
Castaña de Brasil –Brazilian chestnut
Fresa – Strawberry
Leche de cabra - Goat milk
Maracuya - Yellow passion fruit
Romero - Rosemary
Suela - Sole
Uña de gato - Cat's claw
Zanahoria - Carrot

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