6 Raving Products I Tried That Did Not Work Me

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Whether you have a set regimen or not, you know better than to just purchase products on a whim. Everyone knows that you must read 30 good and bad product reviews, watch 20 YouTube product reviews, and see if the product made it in the “empties” pile on numerous blogs before making a decision. I’m the opposite, I purchase everything to try and with that said here are 6 raving products I tried that just did not work for my hair:

Gorilla Snot

You might have guessed it: I jumped on the snot wagon. I found myself picking up Gorilla Snot from Wal-Mart for $3. When my style was complete, I sprayed water on my baby hairs and added a bit of Gorilla Snot to style them. Let me just say that slimy gel literally laid my baby hairs down for the gods, hunty!

Before bed, I wanted to detangle my hair for another style,and found that my baby hairs were still laid and completely stuck to my temples!!!

I literally took shampoo, water, and prayer to my throbbing head to get the gunk out…only to realize that my hairline was mostly removed of hair. So yes, this may work for you thick-haired ladies and it’s definitely strong like a gorilla, but this product went straight in the trash after destroying my fine-hair .

As I Am Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner

Y’all, I really wanted to like this product and use this in place of my shampoo for a gentle cleanse, but I was not impressed with this co-wash. I literally gave it away, even after a few tries.


It did spread easily throughout my hair, with lots of slip. However, once I rinsed the product from my hair, I screamed like I was being attacked by little gremlins.

My hair was so tangled and matted that I feared for the security of my hair from being chopped off! Oh yes, my hair felt clean but also dry with that ‘haystack’ feeling. The product claims that it is “gentle enough for daily use…” well not for me. Back to my regular shampoo.

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow, And Restore Treatment Masque

If only I could take back the hours and days of searching for this product. I remember when everyone on social media raved about this new product line coming out: Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil.

I decided to pick up the Deep Conditioner because that would determine if I wanted to use the rest of the line from using the Masque first. After washing my hair with my shampoo, I continued to add this Masque to my hair and sat under a hooded dryer for 30 minutes.

Once done, I rinsed the treatment out with cool water. I found that my hair did not feel moisturized nor soft at all, but had dull curls and felt really dry. I also wasn’t fond of the “play-dough,” but tried it anyways because of the ravings reviews, but alas it did not work for me.

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About Christina J


Hey there! My name is Christina J. I am a healthy hair advocate and have been natural since October 2012. In June 2014, I decided to start my blog, Desire My Natural! to document my hair journey and other fun topics (family, health, inspiration, more). As I share, help, encourage, and support others in their healthy hair journey, I am continuing my own.

About Christina J


Hey there! My name is Christina J. I am a healthy hair advocate and have been natural since October 2012. In June 2014, I decided to start my blog, Desire My Natural! to document my hair journey and other fun topics (family, health, inspiration, more). As I share, help, encourage, and support others in their healthy hair journey, I am continuing my own.

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I think the Shea Moisture Gel Souflee works very well when coctailed with the Curl Enhancing Smoothie. Not so well on their owm though.