by Daily of Daily Curlz
With so many products to choose from, how do you know that you’re using the right natural hair product? For the most part, choosing the right natural hair product is a try and error type of thing but there are a few points that will narrow the error i.e. hair type, texture, if your hair is color treated, oily, dry etc.
If you want great hair, it’s not enough getting a generic brand made for everybody. You need a hair product specially made for your hair type and the best way to do so is by reading the description on the product. If doesn’t work for you, just try another one. But how do you know that the hair product you’re using is the right one? Here are the 7 signs to help you identify it:
1. Your shampoo leaves your hair feeling like a brillo pad
Shampoos are meant to clean your hair, not leave it dry and rough. If your shampoo is ripping your hair’s natural oils and leaving it impossible to detangle, that is definitely a sign that you are using the wrong hair product.
2. Your styling product is leaving a white flaky residue
There are several different reasons why your product is leaving a flaky white residue on your hair: hard water, your diet, too much alcohol in the product or you are using too much product. Flaky white residue doesn’t always mean that you are using the wrong product and the only way to find out is trying the different solutions.
3. Your curls/coils are not as defined as you would like
This is a no brainer, right? If your styling product is not delivering the results you are looking for, no matter how many curly girls like it, you are using the wrong product. *Please note: If your hair has an undefined z‑pattern, or if it naturally loses its curly/coily texture as it dries, this point is not applicable.
4. You are a retouch junkie
After you wash- detangle-seal-style your hair, you shouldn’t have to reapply the product every few hours, not even everyday. Most hair products activate with water, so just spritz your hair with your water mist and you are good to go.
5. You leave a trace in your pillowcase and anybody that gives you a hug
After your hair is dry, it’s not supposed to be dripping oil or products, this happens for two reasons: 1.-you are using the wrong product or 2.- you are using too much product.
6. You need to use a whole bottle of conditioner to detangle your hair, even though your hair isn’t that long
Yes, we have a lot of hair but we do not need to use a whole bottle of conditioner to detangle. If this is the case for you, more than likely you’re using the wrong product.
7. Your hair takes forever to dry
Glycerin based products attract the moisture in the air, so if the humidity in your city is very high, your hair will take forever to dry. This also means you will need to switch your hair products.
Are there any products out there that signified less than desired results on your hair?
Daily of Daily Curlz is a Dominican living In LA, far from home but having so much fun exploring around, Curly hair, natural living, and a shoe enthusiast. Mom of two beautiful curly girls that complement my entrepreneur and Freelance life with glitter and pink.