Why You Should Not Hop on Product Bandwagons

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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!

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About Erickah


Hi, my name is Erickah and I am a 22 year old college student with a love of graphic design, marketing, teaching, and hair care. I have been on my hair journey since 2009, and what a ride it has been. My hair has been through many stages of relaxed, transitioning, to where I am currently - Natural. I believe regardless of whether a woman is relaxed, texlaxed, or natural, the goal is healthy hair.

About Erickah


Hi, my name is Erickah and I am a 22 year old college student with a love of graphic design, marketing, teaching, and hair care. I have been on my hair journey since 2009, and what a ride it has been. My hair has been through many stages of relaxed, transitioning, to where I am currently - Natural. I believe regardless of whether a woman is relaxed, texlaxed, or natural, the goal is healthy hair.

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Doni Graham

It took me weeks to reverse the tangled super dry mess that Carols Daughter did to my hair, I’m sticking to my Wen because it’s amazing for my hair.

Latoya Aaliyah Small

Thought I was the only one. Smelled good but I noticed how reviews from women said that the hair didn’t feel stripped well mine did! Since I spent so much on it I kept using it hoping it would improve snd it was so bad I gave the rest away. I started to buy another line hoping it was just that particular one but nah I think I’ll pass on carols daughter

Doni Graham

You should try Wen, it’s done great things for my hair. You just make sure you follow the video instructions that come with it. He had a team of folks answering questions about products and using them. It’s great.

Latoya Aaliyah Small

I honestly get by better with the so called bad for you or products such as sulfate shampoo. I’ve tried all those expensive products the hype is just that doesn’t work for everyone definitely not my multi textured hair.

Brittany Richardson

You must not have type 4 hair then. That sulfate will definitely dry out natural hair..

Latoya Aaliyah Small

I don’t classify my hair in a type @brittany I have a few textures and non are loose curls mostly tight coils and zig zags which I guess would classify as type 4. I shampoo like maybe few times a year but monthly I clarify with African black soap and never had a problem 5 years 16 inches of long healthy hair no damage even though I use heat often my curls always come back and never dries out fast. You just gotta do what works for you. My regimen may not work for others so I would recommend you experiment till you know what your hair responds to

Brittany Richardson

I say that because I am a 4 type and I have also heard others with that hair type that said sulfate dried out their hair. Once i stopped using it, i noticed the dryness started to go away. You said you dont shampoo often so maybe that could be why you havent experienced the dryness.

Brittany Richardson

Did you use any hair growth pills to get your hair that long?? I am trying to grow mine long.

Latoya Aaliyah Small

I started off using hairfinity one year and stopped to try on my own. I massage my scalp 3-5 days a week with wild growth oil for almost the entire 5 years I’m telling that stuff works better than any vitamins in my opinion. And your right about the shampoo I don’t recommend sulfate on a regular basis I think it would dry out anyone’s hair if used too often. How long you been natural? It takes patients and a good hair care regimen but if you hadn’t tried wild growth oil yet please try it see how you like it.

Brittany Richardson

I heard of that wild growth stuff. Looked online and it didnt have good reviews. However, I think sometimes people just want something negative to say lol. I should try that then. I have tried hairfinity and it works, just gave me bad acne. The company told me it is because some ppl are sensitive to biotin. I will give that wild growth a try. I heard it has a stinky smell to it tho lol.

Serena Chrissette

After being a product junkie for almost 3 years, I now know I only need a good leave-in and Eco-styler. For me, being a product junkie was fun. Now, I spend minimal $$ on my hair.

Cheryl Williams

I buy things to try out not jumping on the band wagon