By Terez Howard
Terez Howard, who has been researching natural hair for 5 years, endeavors to help ladies learn more about their precious tresses. At her blog, she shares her Sisterlocks journey.
Ultimate curl definition.
The softest, silkiest fro imaginable.
Guaranteed to stimulate long, healthy hair growth.
When you read advertisements like that followed by realistic testimonials that say, “This really works!”, don’t you feel impelled to give that super product a chance? We naturals might like to believe that we have the strength to not try every up-and-coming natural hair care product on the market. Some of us do.
On the other hand, some of us label ourselves product junkies. As the name suggests, we are addicted to hair care products. Our hair care arsenal looks like bomb shelter, but instead of canned food and a first aid kit, we have rows and rows of gels, shampoos, conditioners, serums, cleansers, clarifiers, glosses, moisturizers, creams, lotions and detanglers. How much can one head of hair handle?
Less is more.
The more products we pile on our natural tresses, the greater the need to cleanse our scalps of nasty product build-up. The first couple days after we load our hair with product might give it the look we desire. But after those couple days, too much product will start to irritate the scalp and weigh down fragile strands.
Less is more. The absolute least amount of product that gives the greatest results will help your hair and scalp stay cleaner longer, looking cute in the process.
But what if you haven’t found that miracle product yet, the one that detangles, moisturizes and defines your unique curls? You don’t have to give up cable because you are a product junkie. You also don’t have to quit cold turkey from buying natural hair care products.