Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? Remember when the Tangle Teezer* first hit the market and it was all the rave around town? How about when eco styler* swept across your Youtube subscription pages as a staple for doing a wash n’ go? Seems like ages ago, right?
Healthy hair practices have caught the industry’s attention! Now they are making products that are “healthier” and appeal to your many hair woes as solution. Companies are popping up left and right claiming to be the next big thing for hair. Let’s not fall victim to a marketing ploy.
If it’s not broke, don’t fix it
Ladies, this motto can be applied to all aspects of your life. Especially your hair! If your hair is flourishing already, why change it?
You already have a good regimen set in place. You are keeping up with your protein and deep conditioning* treatments that you worked so hard to find a good balance between.
Everything in your hair life is perfect! A new product introduced into your flawless routine can be the difference between all the progress you have made and a major setback.
Realize there is no miracle product
Honey*, I hate to break it to you, but there is no one size fits all product. I know, I know, I just broke your heart. But you have to realize no matter how good the product claims to be, it will not fix all your hair problems. Especially split ends. No product will fix damaged ends. You have to cut those babies off. I sure wish companies would stop advertising that their product will actually fix that problem (sorry personal rant). Anyways, if there is a miracle product out there that can solve my MANY battles I face with my hair I have not found it yet.
Ask yourself, can I live without it?
You went into the store for milk but came out with two new deep conditioners, 4 hair oils*, shampoo, and conditioner. But forgot the milk! Such a shame, but it happens to the best of us.
Before, going on the hunt for new products, ask yourself if you really need it! If the answer is yes, try not to make a habit of buying new products every week because you just “can’t live without it”. If you answered no to that question, congratulations you just saved yourself some money and possibly devastation from the worst case scenario.
Being a product junkie is a hard thing to come back from
Yes, ladies PJism is not a joke. Stop and think, how many products do you actually have just for your hair? After you are done tallying that number, then ask yourself the question: How many of those products do I ACTUALLY use in my weekly regimen?
See a vast difference in that number and your overall product haul? If yes, then welcome to the club sister! You are a product junkie!
No need to fear, we will get through this together. Part of our treatment is resisting to buy new hair products, no matter how much we think we can’t live without then. So don’t even think about going down that aisle during your next trip to Wal-Mart. You are in recovery!
Originally posted 2015-06-28 15:00:42.