3. Read Reviews
The truth is that different products work for different people. Even so, you should look online to see what other people have been saying about certain products. Search the product name while in the store and read some general reviews.
Look at online forums in the natural hair community and find product reviews all over the web. Take this information with a grain of salt- don’t let someone discourage you from purchasing a product. If you would really like to try something then try it. Likewise, if you know that a product has an ingredient that will definitely not work for you hair then don’t use it.
4. Try Samples
Instead of spending a ton of money of full sized products that may not work; try product samples to find what works best for you. Product samples give you the chance to try a product without a commitment. Some companies sell sample sizes of their products and you can sometimes get free samples from events or with purchases.
Subscription services are also good ways to get interesting product samples, and they tend to be from a more diverse brand selection than simply going into a store. If you don’t like a product you won’t be stuck with it forever, and if you do like it, then you can always follow up and purchase from the brand itself.
5. Try Product More than Once
Sometimes when we first use products, we may not like them immediately and then totally disregard them. The truth though is that it takes time for our hair to get accustomed to products. If you try a product once and don’t like it, give it another chance. Try a product a few times before judging it. If you still don’t see results or you notice differences in your hair health, you should try something else.
Picking great products for your natural hair isn’t as hard as you’d think. The further you go in your hair journey, the easier it will be to decide what your hair needs and what products work best.
Once you find your favorite products, continue to use them as your staples to see real results. Try to avoid constantly switching products and falling victim to being a product junkie. Consistency is key to growing healthy hair and it will be easier to keep a hair regimen with the same products. This cuts down on cost and you will notice healthy, shiny hair from using what works for you.
Originally posted 2014-11-14 15:00:16.