Earlier this week I discussed some hair practices we do that everyone else is like, “Really? That’s bad for your hair…you should do/use this instead.”
There is so much information we have all heard and they can sometimes get crossed with another. If you are on the receiving side, it can be overwhelming, frustrating, and irritating. With that said here are 5 more hair practices we do that everyone says are bad:
Being a product junkie and jumping on all natural hair bandwagons
“You are using too many products!” “How do you know what product or strategy is working for you when you just used 52 products in one day?”
Yes, there are cons to be a product junkie: spending lots of money, not knowing exactly what works for your hair, and product waste.
But there are benefits of being a product junkie and going on natural hair bandwagons: supporting small businesses, exploring hair products, always have certain products for certain styles, and knowing all the products out there. So don’t make others feel guilty if they are a product junkie or doing every hair trend that comes up.
Sealing hair with oil
How am I supposed to seal the water/moisture in my hair? Sealing with oils* and butters* right? To me that’s scientific, but during the Ouidad #FRIZZ 101 hangout, Renee of In Her Shoes was speaking about using oils to seal in moisture and Ouidad cuts her off by saying, “Oil does not seal in moisture…”
Even Jennifer Rose of Bellissimo Hair Spa in NYC said, “Oil does not ‘seal’ moisture into the hair. If you have to L.O.C., that means your L is a crap product…” [from Black Girl Long Hair]. I mean, don’t slather my hair with oils, but I do use oil over my moisturizer and that works very well to my healthy hair journey.
My thing is hair cannot be suffocated with oils* and butters* because hair is a dead protein. So it cannot live and does not breathe. Sure oil on dry hair is greasy and oily, but oil on moisturized hair will lock that in for your hair.