Starting out on your Healthy Hair Journey (HHJ), it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the advice and different products to try. We are constantly being told which products to use and as a result, we often flit from one product to another, without giving a product a chance to really work. How are we to know we don’t like something if we haven’t tested it on our hair for a reasonable period of time?.
Another mistake we make is comparing our hair with someone else’s. We’re often swayed by the results fellow kinky’s glean from using a certain shampoo, conditioner, leave-in etc. What you need to remember is, what may work for one person, may not work for another. So you need to find out what works for you. One thing that should be the same for every kinky’s HHJ, is: Cleanse, Condition, Moisturise and Seal. In fact the same applies whether your natural, transitioning, relaxed, tex-laxed etc etc, and what each person use’s to attain that, will differ from one to the next. Everyone has a different arsenal of products.
Through trial and error, I know my hair hates Aloe Vera Juice!! Oh, I so wanted to love it because of all the benefits your suppose to derive from using it on your hair……..No thanks, I’ll stick to drinking it! On the 3 separate occasions that I’ve used it, it’s made my hair crispy and dry….snap crackle & pop crispy!! Whereas almost every kinky I’ve come across, absolutely loves the stuff. So that’s an example of what works for one, may not necessarily work for another.
I personally think the best advice is to find your staple products. What I mean by that is to find products that you consistently use. So if you have a conditioner that you regularly use and you get great results from, you will be less swayed by the next must have conditioner you just have to buy!! Being on a HHJ can prove very expensive if you don’t stick to your staples. But if your a Product Junkie (PJ) and love trying new things, then say it loud ‘I’m a junkie and proud’….lol.
If you want to know what my staples are, comment below and I will do a separate post on what they are and why they are my staples.
So to recap, keep it simple and give a product the chance to work. You can’t really get the feel for a product if you only use it once and then your on to the next ‘big thing’. In the USA more than in the UK, they seem to have such a high turnover of new hair products, I’m quite jealous……Natural products in the UK are quite a rarity, although it’s a lot better than it use to be. You can purchase some of the USA products online but it will cost ya!!
So remember, different products work differently on different hair types (that’s a lot of differents….), so ‘Do You!’