Wednesday, June 24, 2009

All I Need Is One Jar

A few posts back I linked to No-Poo Jillipoo's blog about why your hair products may not be working. One tip she offered was to use one product at a time -- instead of applying them on top of each other -- to get a sense of how a formulation really works on your hair.

I found it to be sound advice, and decided to start trying out the products in my hair drawer -- one at a time.

The first experiment was with my SheaMoisture leave-in conditioner. The results? Meh. But I have to keep in mind that my fat twists were still pretty wet when I took them down. So I need to try it out again, allowing my hair to dry more completely before trying to assess the results.

My second experiment -- the Lustrasilk Olive Oil Cholesterol Conditioner. Can we say *ding ding ding!*? You saw the results of that one in Friday's post. Still, I only got about three good days out of it before my hair started drying up. But I figure it's a solid option to keep in my hair drawer.

Have you discovered that you can use a certain product on its own and get great results? What works for your curls?

5 comments:

Butterfly73 said...

I swear I've been trying to do only one at a time...but the only one I succeeded in was KCCC.*kicking rocks*

Sunshinelovespeace said...

I pride myself on NOT being product junkie so I basically always use one product. It's more of a self made concoction. It's my shea butter mixed with coconut oil. I use it for everything and it works wonders. I just did my first twist out using this mixture and my hair is looking really good today!

I also put this mixture into my spray bottle for a spritzer. My hair is all Shea Butter and coconut oil and it thanks me for it!

Peace

Sheena said...

So, I just tried this product this morning, and so far, I'm thrilled.
After co-washing and detangling, I used Garnier Fructis Style Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel.
I want to SING about it!
I pulled it through my hair in four sections, pulled my hair into a ponytail, wrapped with a t-shirt to let dry while getting dressed. Once I took down the t-shirt and let the ponytail out, I left the house with the most glorious head of curls I've had in a looong time.
It's like magic, I tell ya.

Sheena said...

and now, I need to retract my praises after finding this:
http://blackgirllonghair.blogspot.com/2009/06/natural-girls-reading-list-loreal.html

So sad. The product is great, but the company is run by . . . I'll keep my name calling slightly less than audible.

Nikki said...

Tresseme conditioner. I wash my hair and leave some of the conditioner in (just enough to feel some slickness), comb it, then go. It's never failed me.

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