Everyone Is A Self Confessed Hair Expert
Again this is just a casual observation, not a dig at anyone. I actually think it’s great that so many people are interested enough in hair to be bothered to attend these events and dispense advice to those of us not in the know.
What was funny was while one vendor was busy extolling the benefits of mineral oil to me, across the path another product vendor had a large banner emblazoned with ‘Paraben Free, Mineral Oil* Free’ obviously telling their customers to avoid mineral oil*. Ha, cruel irony!
But then I suppose it’s difficult to have a clear consensus about what is best to use of your hair because essentially products don’t matter all that much which brings me to my next point.
You Will Never Learn About Hair Care From These Events
Surprised that I have included this here? Well it’s true. While attending such an event can stimulate ones curiosity enough to find out more about black hair care after leaving which could then lead to actual knowledge, the truth is majority of the women leaving the hair show armed with the goodies they were promised would work wonders on their hair didn’t learn enough to make an actual difference.
Here’s the hard truth, you can’t sell hair regimens in a box for 29.99. For that reason the primary focus of the industry is to teach women to achieve certain hairstyles with products that you can actually sell. This is actually true of many industries, not just hair care, so nobody’s really to blame.
Hair shows, meet ups and hair events are great and I plan to attend as many as I can over time but they cannot substitute actual learning from hair care books, websites, blogs & videos.
In the same way it’s naive that some of you think that by just liking our page on Facebook that you are learning all you need to know about hair care. Nope ladies, you’ve got to take the time to read, absorb, learn, make mistakes, correct them, learn some more and most importantly enjoy every minute of it!