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  • "What works for me, may not work for you" What does that really mean?

    When we start our Natural Hair Journey, this is a catch phrase you will hear ALOT!

    I've been natural for 2 years now and I wondered why a product would work well for so many curlies but not work for other curlies. Yes, hair texture (fine, medium, coarse), hair porosity, and hair density (fine, medium, thick) is the main reason but there is another reason we don't think about or take into account.

    Personal preference

    Most times when we ask about how someone liked a product, we are looking for a "Loved it" or "Hated it" answer without asking for a more in depth review of the product.

    Here are some questions you should ask yourself before purchasing a product:

    What does the product promise?
    What is your expectation of the product?
    How do you plan to use the product? (leave in, moisturizer, styler)
    Do you plan to use the product as it was intended? (leave in, rinse out)
    In what part of your regimen do you plan to use the product? (wet hair, dry hair, refresher)
    What style will you try to achieve with the product? (wash n go, twistout, braidout)

    These are questions you could ask other curlies too who have used the product. Asking these questions may save you money, time and possible frustration on your journey.

    One more point to the already long post.....

    What will be a deal breaker for you with products?

    Example: Some products I use make my hair a little greasy on Day One but I don't mind it. That may be a deal breaker for someone else.

    List below your thoughts and what are you expectations of products....

    Here are mine:

    Leave ins
    -must be creamy
    -must have slip
    -must be able to be used alone
    -must be able to moisturize my hair for at least 2 days

    Oils
    -must be light
    -must absorb into the hair wet or dry

    Moisturizer/Styler
    -my moisturizer must function as a styler
    -my styler must function as a moisturizer
    -must be able to moisturize my hair for 3 days or longer (I'm lazy )

    Gels
    -must give a good hold but still achieve soft hair
    -must work well with other products

    Deep conditioners/Conditioners
    -must have slip because this is when I detangle my hair
    -must make my hair soft during my deep conditioning and after rinsing it out

    I hope this helps someone.
    Last edited by Lynnieluve; 09-22-2011, 08:59 PM.

  • Lynnieluve
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    bump, bump, bump

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  • Lynnieluve
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    Originally posted by Neems View Post
    Great post!

    When I first started reading the forums I tried a multitude of products hoping they would work on my hair only to realize they made my hair feel like crap or made my skin break out. Culprit number one was coconut oil. And then I figured out that the Suave line did nothing for me and then I finally figured out that my hair hates wash and go. Strangely enough my younger sister can use just about anything in the BSS and be fine.
    Thanks Neems!


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  • Neems
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    Great post!

    When I first started reading the forums I tried a multitude of products hoping they would work on my hair only to realize they made my hair feel like crap or made my skin break out. Culprit number one was coconut oil. And then I figured out that the Suave line did nothing for me and then I finally figured out that my hair hates wash and go. Strangely enough my younger sister can use just about anything in the BSS and be fine.

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  • Lynnieluve
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    Originally posted by natalie24 View Post
    Wow! Great post. That about sums it up lol.

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    Haha! Thanks.


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  • natalie24
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    Wow! Great post. That about sums it up lol.

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  • Lynnieluve
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    Originally posted by nigerianprincessXD View Post
    Loved this post!



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  • Lynnieluve
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    Originally posted by nattynattie View Post
    Great post, Lynnie!!
    Thanks!


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  • Lynnieluve
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    Originally posted by Brwnsugar24 View Post
    I see your article made it on Curly Nikki's site Yay



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  • nigerianprincessXD
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    Loved this post!

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  • nattynattie
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    Great post, Lynnie!!

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  • Brwnsugar24
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    I see your article made it on Curly Nikki's site Yay

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  • Kinkyme
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    Originally posted by NhappyJackie View Post
    OK, Lynn I am going to need you to start a blog or submit this to Nikki or something. This is too good for everyone to not read!!!!!
    I agree


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  • ChrsLvsBks
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    Awesome post! I will remember these or at least try to when someone asks me for suggestions. Hoping Nikki posts it soon!

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  • ThatDivaJ
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    Thank you for your tips...I can genuinely say that as my hair has grown, I have had to change the products I use... Question @ Lynnieluve...what did you do to style your hair the way it is in the picture?

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