5 Hair Care Mistakes Most Naturals Make

by Jarmelia of DIY Hair Care Blog

1. Joining Bandwagons– What’s a bandwagon? It’s going out and trying techniques and new hair tools just because others are doing it. Every month there is a new bandwagon; co-washing, no-poo, baggying, Tangle Teezer, and others are all bandwagons. While these techniques can be beneficial; if what you’re doing isn’t broken don’t try to fix it. Try only following techniques that solve a problem you currently have with your hair.

2.Hair Typing– Yes, it’s nice to feel like you’re a part of a group but honestly, hair typing is purely aesthetic. Yes your curls can look like someone elses but, it takes more than knowing your hair type to really figure out what your hair likes and doesn’t like. You can learn a lot from people who don’t have the same hair type as you do.

3. Throwing Away Products That Work– Don’t go and throwaway that “tried and true” leave-in just because, you’ve now learned about mineral oil. Trust me, when you’re having a bad hair day, you’re going to be looking for that tried and true product. Again, if it isn’t broken don’t fix it.

4. Black People, Black Hair, Black Products– Please, kick this notion to the curb. You may have more in common hairwise with someone who is not the same color as you and actually learn some great tips from other curlies. Lots of natural hair ladies use Dove, Suave, Loreal, Aussie Moist, Garnier Fructis, with muchsuccess and these aren’t marketed for “black hair”. Just find products that solve the problems you’re facing with your hair.

5. Natural Is Easy As 1-2-3– No, natural hair doesn’t have to be difficult but, we all have our days. Don’t go natural thinking that you won’t have any bad hair days or even months! Natural hair has it’s learning curves.

By keeping the 5 tips above in mind while on your journey it will save you a lot of frustration, there’s is nothing like experiencing excessive breakage or slit ends and having no idea where they came from and how to stop them. If you keep your regimen consistent, you will get consistent results.

Are you guilty of any of the above?


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Posted on August 15, 2012, in Fab Got Style and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I’ve been natural for two years but have just learned about the natural hair community as early as this year. I am guilty of hair typing because I felt it was the quickest way to find regiments for caring for my hair and how to style it. Some of these have proven successful for me but others, not so much. I haven’t become a victim of bandwagoning (thank God) but I’d definitely say hair-typing leads to that. It could very well be a bandwagon in and of itself, honestly. These tips are very enlightening though. I’ve recently come to the conclusion after spending unnecessary time and money on products that don’t really do anything to my hair that I will stick to the basics. Some of this stuff is common sense (i.e., your hair needs moisture, don’t wash as much but definitely wash your hair, deep conditions, protective styling, don’t use grease). I’m just going back to what I know and keeping these tips in mind. Thank you for this.

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