Natural Hair Products In Stockholm, Sweden Part 1

Hej Hej,

To all my swedish reader’s, this post is especially for you! I’ve got a couple of enquiries about my natural hair regimen and where I purchase my products here in Sweden and it’s about time I did a post about this!

There is so much information I want to share but at the same time I don’t want to make the post overwhelming, therefore I’m going to try to break this down in a couple of series.

When I moved to Sweden a couple of years ago, I was already about a year or two into my natural hair journey but I was still pretty much learning about my hair and ’till this day, I’m still learning and by no means am I a Natural Hair Guru. But I do love to share what I find and what works for me.

At the time I used to use Shea Butter religiously and I knew that this was one thing, that may be hard to find in Sweden. I used to order organic unrefined Shea Butter from Butters-n-Bars. Before I headed to Sweden, I ordered 25lbs of organic unrefined Shea Butter from  Butters-n-Bars, which I still have plenty of ’till this day, 4 years later. Butters-n-Bars does ship world wide. I no longer use Shea butter for my hair because I realized its too heavy for my hair and tends to weigh it down. However, me & my family still use it for our skin.

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My Stash of Organic Unrefined Shea Butter from Butters-n-Bars

The only shampoo & conditioner, I used at the time is Organix Coconut Nourishing Shampoo & Organix Coconut Nourishing Conditioner. I brought some with me and continued to order some online, from amazon.co.uk

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My bottles of Organix Coconut milk Conditioner & Shampoo ordered online. The Conditioner bottle is now empty.

I knew that Sweden having a low black demographic, it would be hard to find products for Afro centric hair, but I never gave up researching. Every store I visited, I kept my eyes open for any of the products I used to hear naturals rave about on forums and on YouTube. Most of the time I got frustrated and ended up either trying new products that I found here in the local stores or buying products online. So today I’m here to share what I know about natural hair products on the  ground and online.

Ok, so for this first post, I will start with local Indian Stores. This is the first place I looked for natural hair products. At the Indian Stores, I was able to find mostly oils like Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Jasmine Oil & Castor Oil. The oils I found are not 100% pure organic, but if you don’t care about that, this is a good place to start.

They also sell lot’s of different types of Henna. I personally haven’t dived into Henna, but I have seen a lot of naturals on YouTube rave about it’s benefits for strengthening natural hair. If you want to try to use it for your hair ,you can try the many brands sold at the Indian Stores.

This week I visited Kista Grossen an Indian store in the Kista area and they had lots of Vatika products. I personally haven’t tried this brand but have heard other naturals like it. I’m planning on purchasing the Vatika deep conditioning treatments and perhaps some of their oils. If you’ve used this brand let me know what you think below!

The only thing to beware when purchasing products for your natural hair, is to make sure they don’t contain Sulfates, Silicones, Mineral Oils, Alcohols & Parabens. I will explain in a future post how to determine this, how this affects you’re hair and why its a NO NO for natural hair.

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vatika-oil

coconut-oil-jasmine-oil

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Pictures of Natural Hair Products available at Kista Grossen.

Below is a list of Indian shops in Stockholm, Sweden. This is not an exhaustive list but is the list I have found and I have used. The list only includes stores in Stockholm because that is where I’m based, if you live in another part of Sweden, share stores you know in the comment section below.

Indian Food Center
Kungsholmsgatan 15
Tel.: 08 653 21 22

Kista Grossen
Torsnäsgatan 4-6, Kista Centrum
164 40 Kista
Tel.: 08-751 01 00
Email: yaseen@kistagrossen.com
www.kistagrossen.com

Mint Online Indian Store (Coming Soon!)
http://mintstore.webs.com/

Taj Mahal
Kammakargatan 40
111 60 Stockholm

Bhai Bhai Livs

Address/Phone : Visbyringen 4, 163 73 Spånga, Sweden, +46 8 760 51 08


 Himalaya Livs

Address/Phone : Valhallavägen 75, 114 28 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8 673 13 52


Govindas butik
Fridhemsgatan 22
112 40 STOCKHOLM
T-bana: Fridhemsplan
Tel: 08-654 90 02
http://shop.govindasbutik.se/

Source of list :: Your Living City, IndiskBazaar


If you are a natural in Sweden or in neighboring European countries please share where you get your natural hair products in the comments below, so I can aggregate all this info on a page here on the site. A lot of people have found my blog through searching about this information and I would like to help as much as I can.

Also, if you have any products that you want me to try and do a review on, that are available here in the local stores, please send me an email about the product name and where you saw it (which store). You can also leave a comment below and I will try to get my hands on it and do a product review.

This will be a great way for us to discover local products that work for our type of hair!

I will have Part 2 of this post up next weekend!

Thanx so much for stopping by ♥,

Have a great weekend,

Much Love & Stay Blessed,

Dee

 



17 Responses to Natural Hair Products In Stockholm, Sweden Part 1

  1. Sweet and very helpful post. Shea butter rocks on the skin too.

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  2. Amanda says:

    What a great post! When I was living in Stockholm my friend and I used to get out stuff at the indian store from kungsholmsgatan… And here in Gothenburg I just go to the afroshop in town.. But I think that they dont have that much variety and the prices are sky high… I havent been in indian store in ages… So maybe its time I check it out.. Thank you for this post =)

    • Ms.Dee Kay says:

      Hej Amanda, glad I can help, I know I also struggle with finding natural hair products and I hope this will be helpful to us all! You are so right, I also noticed the high prices, so eventually I just decided to order online! will talk about this in a future post –)

  3. What a nice blog, here I have to browse further when I have the time! I own an online store that sells a lot of great products for natural hair. But I love to look around the web for all the lovely afro blogs. We black people in Sweden have to stick together and work for there to be more products tailored to us. It’s kind of my mantra! I cheer for all who share knowledge and information :)

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    • Ms.Dee Kay says:

      Hi Anni,
      I’m so excited that you left a comment. I went to your store and found a lot of many products that I would love to try! I didnt know about your site before, I will add it to my list of African Stores that sell natural hair products! Im so excited will email you very soon!

  4. Lydia says:

    Really good post! I have been natural for about 2 years and oh boy it’s been a struggle lol.
    I know much more than I did before and people even come to me for tips. Good luck on your journey :)
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  5. Bridget says:

    Dee So glad to see that there are other naturals in Sweden with the same troubles I have – finding good products for our afro hair. We should definitely stick together…and may be even organize some meet-ups so that we can get to know each other. :-)

    Anni I’m now going to check out your store.

    • Ms.Dee Kay says:

      Thanks Bridget, yes it can be quite a struggle indeed. But thanks for ladies like Anni it is a great option to be able to access some of these products. I dont know if you are aware there is a meet up april 16th hope you are able to attend. If not I think there will be more events like this in the future and we should definitely get to meet each other and swap tips :)

      • Bridget says:

        I finally came across this charming store called Visons Butik. Address Repslagargatan 6, 118 46 Stockholm, Sweden, T-Bana Slussen.

        The owner is very pleasant and always helpful. She stocks some really good natural hair products. Check her out when you have a chance.

  6. Justine says:

    I am very happy to see this post. I have been natural for about two years but did not really bothered taking care of my hair. It’s just like last month that I saw this girl on YouTube and I was really inspired to continue my journey. Very happy to see I have other people in Sweden who are also natural and really want to take care of their hair. Let’s just keep posting and sharing ideas. One Love ❤️

    • Ms.Dee Kay says:

      Hi Justine :) Happy you found this post. Its always awesome to find others on the same journey. I wish you best of luck on yours ❤️

  7. Bridget says:

    So glad I found your blog! I was living in Stockholm for two years and had a difficult time finding products for my natural hair… But I came across this charming store called Visons Butik. Address Repslagargatan 6, 118 46 Stockholm, Sweden, T-Bana Slussen.

    The owner is very pleasant and always helpful. She stocks some really good natural hair products. Check her out when you have a chance.

  8. Eva says:

    Hi
    I also live in Stockholm and I have been natural for a year. I agree that It is a struggle to get products for natural hair. I shop online at beautyparadise.se and I just discovered another online shop called afrokungen.se.
    I also try to make homemade products for my hair like whipped Shea butter and curly pudding etc.

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