5 Hair Tips that Simply Do Not Work For Everyone

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3. Pineappling your wash ‘n’ go overnight

The point of this style is to wash your hair overnight and wake up with it dry and intact. Unfortunately, not everyone’s curls behave accordingly.

Whenever I put my hair up in a scarf, by the time I take it down, the back of my hair has flattened out and my curls are ruined.

Can anyone else relate? I tried the wash ‘n’ go overnight pineappling method once and I woke up looking a hot mess.

Let’s face it: there’s no easy way to dry your hair without using heat or sucking up all of the moisture with a towel.

4. Diffusing

A diffuser is basically a blow dryer with an attachment to spread out the heat so it’s not as damaging on the hair. I’m convinced that this method only works for people with low-density hair.


Those of us with high density hair run into problems while diffusing because it ends up just making our roots matted or tangled, or puffy.

Something that might help this problem would be if the knobs on the diffusers were more closely spaced so that the roots wouldn’t mess up so easily. For me, my hair ends up shrinking when I diffuse it, when it’s supposed to make the hair more voluminous!

5. Doing anything to make your hair grow “Quicker,” “Longer,” or “Thicker”

It is a myth that certain styles and products make your hair grow faster. Hair growth is genetic and it’s based on internal processes.

Nothing you do outwardly can affect the rate at which your hair grows. What protective styles do is prevent hair breakage. If your ends aren’t exposed to the elements, then they will not break as easily.

The only outlier to this rule is if your protective style is disadvantageous, and thus counter-productive. For example, you might be using Marley hair that dries your hair out or wearing braids that pull too heavily at your roots. Other than that, there is no product that can make your hair grow. Sorry to bust your bubble, ladies and gents!

So, although this list isn’t extensive, it certainly does show some natural hair experiences contrary to popular opinion. I hope I’m not the only one who has experienced some of these troubles. Feel free to comment below to let me know if any of this resonated with you or if you have any tips to add to the list.

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About Jessica


Hey everyone! I'm so excited to be a part of this team. I am 23 years old and hold a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, from George Mason University. Writing is my passion and taking care of my natural hair is one of my favorite hobbies. I'm an advocate for embracing your God-given hair and loving your whole self in the process. You can find me anywhere encouraging and empowering women to live up to their fullest potential.

About Jessica


Hey everyone! I'm so excited to be a part of this team. I am 23 years old and hold a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, from George Mason University. Writing is my passion and taking care of my natural hair is one of my favorite hobbies. I'm an advocate for embracing your God-given hair and loving your whole self in the process. You can find me anywhere encouraging and empowering women to live up to their fullest potential.

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Comments

  1. Michelle Nicole Charley

    Also finger combing ONLY is another one lol…. My hair would have mini dreadlocks everywhere if I didn’t detangle with a comb! Lol

  2. Yolanda

    I do not use eggs on my hair but all the instructions I have ever read involving eggs in your deep conditioner suggest to not use heat during the treatment and to first rinse the hair with cool water to insure the eggs do not “cook” on the hair.

  3. Relaxed Thairapy

    Great read! Many use egg with success although I don’t prefer it. I even know some stylists that recommend it as a good DIY protein treatment. I guess this just comes down to all hair responds differently.

  4. Jay | Relaxed Thairapy

    Great read! Many use egg with success although I don’t prefer it. I even know some stylists that recommend it as a good DIY protein treatment. I guess this just comes down to all hair responds differently.

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