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5 Reasons Why You Can’t Find Products That Work For Your Hair

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There are a TON of products in the Natural Hair world that we can’t even breathe before a new product is released. I love taking long walks in the product isle *cues music*. Sometimes this can be a major problem when trying to find that right products. Do you have too many products and cant figure out what actually works for your hair? I have 5 reasons for you that may be the reason why you are not finding the right products for you!

You Buy Everything

And I mean everything you see! You my dear are a product junkie. You buy every new product that comes out.  You love how it feels to purchase products so you do it all the time! Sound familiar? Everything does not work for everybody. Take the time to inventory the products that you have first to determine what you want to try next instead of buying everything.

You Don’t Give Products a Fair Chance

You only use the product once and you never really give it a fair chance. I use products 2 and 3 times in different ways to ensure that it does or does not work for my hair. It’s a trial and error process and in order to see the best results with products you have to test them out in multiple ways. Try it on a twist out, try it with a braid out, wash n go, or rod set. Figure out why you may like a product and write it down so that you look for similar attributes in another product you may want to try. The same for products you don’t like, write down the reasons why you don’t like the product and use that to find products that work for you.

You Don’t Use The Product Properly

You may use a co-wash incorrectly, or you may not leave the deep conditioner for long enough. Read the directions for products carefully and try to follow them as best as you can for your hair to see the best results.

You Don’t Read Reviews

Reviews by others who have used the products I want to try help me a whole lot! If all they have is 1 star, walk away! If you don’t read any good reviews then you don’t need to try it!

You Don’t Know Your Hair Type

By hair type I am including porosity, curly wavy etc. I really don’t like to use 3a b c, but it does play a role in finding products. Some products work better than other on different types of hair. Your hair porosity determines a lot when looking for products. Your hair may not like protein if you have low porosity hair so you should stray from products with protein. Knowing your hair porosity can help you tremendously when searching for products that work.

Are you having trouble finding products that work?

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  • Donna Jenkins
    April 16, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    I stopped using chemicals in my hair over 5 years ago. However, I have just stopped using heat in my hair 5 months ago. I cut all of my hair off and am wearing a short afro. My concern is my hair has so much shrinkage. The more water and product I put in my hair the more it shrinks. I have said all of that to say, how can I attempt to retain my length?

    • Michelle Thames
      April 18, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      Are you referring to length with particular styles?

  • Donna Jenkins
    April 23, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Yes. How can I retain length when styling my TWA? I like the wash and go style.

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