Nikisha Brunson of Urban Bush Babes
Words: mater mea
Visuals: J. Quazi King
Lifestyle blog Urban Bush Babes' co-founder Nikisha Brunson tells us how she gets her gorgeous skin and hair.
With my hair, I wash it once a week with an all-natural shampoo: Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo. Before that I deep condition it, usually to detangle. I just wet it and deep condition it for an half hour to an hour, depending on how much time I have. Then I wash it out with the shampoo. I condition again either with Darcy’s Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Moisturizing Conditioner or Yes To Carrots; I switch up on my conditioners [and] I usually try to make it all natural. It just works better on my hair and I know it’s healthier for my body.
After that I kind of squeeze out a little bit of excess water—usually with my son’s old T-shirt. Then I apply a leave-in moisturizing cream—Camille Rose’s Moisture Butter or I use Giovanni’s Direct Leave-In. Then I apply an oil—like Treasured Locks African Argan Oil Elixir—to seal in the moisture. And then I let it air dry; either I leave it out or I put it in twists or a loose bun.
For my skin regimen, I use black soap, usually by Shea Moisture. I find that’s the best black soap for my skin. And then Aubrey Organics' moisturizing face cream called Vegecol that I get from the Vitamin Shoppe.
To learn more about Nikisha Brunson and her motherhood journey, read her story on mater mea.