You’ll find articles all over the net of women sharing their favorite hair products. In general, us women love to share the things that just make us sing..be it hair products or something else.
Conversely, we also share things that we can definitely pass on. Well, that’s what I’m about to do. Share! This here is a quickie post (sorta) to share the 5 hair products I can absolutely do without. They aren’t all bad. I just don’t find them necessary or beneficial.
Shea Butter is a great sealant. Many naturals use it as the based for a whipped hair butter. Me? I can’t stand the smell of shea butter. I find it very hard to scent shea butter with essential oils that I like because that nutty “earthen” scent tends to take over. I prefer Mango Butter which performs very much in the same manner with no scent.
I know a lot of naturals swear by their shampoo bars but I do not care for rubbing my hair on a bar of “soap.” I know it’s not soap in the traditional sense (since there’s no sulfates) but I just don’t like the rubbing action that takes place. I’ll save cleansing bars for my body. I even liquefied the bar to make it easier to apply. It’s just a little drying in my opinion.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil
I never thought I’d see the day I’d put this product down but after some research, I discovered it was the culprit of my itchy scalp. I’m not sure why. I stopped massaging my scalp with JBCO and then only used it to seal my ends. The itches persisted. I’ve since replaced it with Apricot Castor Oil. Not only does it smell much more pleasant, it’s better for my scalp. Additionally, Jamaican Black Castor is just too heavy for fine hair.
Hot Oil Treatments
I don’t find hot oil treatments beneficial to my hair whatsoever. It’s oily and messy. Oils help seal in moisture and provide the hair with slip for lubrication but I can do an oil rinse and get a similar benefit. I also don’t tend to struggle with dry hair so I omit hot oil treatments from my hair care regimen.
A hair brush isn’t actually a product…well yeah it is. It’s a “product” created by someone for the caring of the hair. OK it’s a tool but you get what I’m about to say LOL. Brushes wreak havoc on fine strands like mine so I have no need for them. I’ve used the Denman (very carefully) on occasion but I honestly don’t need that either. My 10 digits work just fine and guess what? They’re free!
Are there any hair products you can absolutely do without?