AVOID Becoming a Product Junkie

I’m on my second natural hair journey after deciding to let my hair grow as long as it will grow. No more cutting my hair, unless it’s a trim. I’m going to Grow my Fro by properly caring for my hair, being less restrictive and having fun this time around.

Properly caring for my hair involves trying new and different products to find “THE Product Combo” that works best for my fine natural hair. At this point of natural hair discovery is when some people fall into this black hole of trying tons of natural hair care products, transforming responsible consumers into product junkies and discovering that once they climb out of the addictive hole they are left with too many products to store or use.

Not me…Not this time around…

I refuse to become a product junkie, a junkie to the products. I absolutely refuse. These are four ways I’m using to not become a product junkie.

  1. I limit myself to buying hair products from the same line once per month. I purchase only products that I feel will work well with my hair. I don’t need all the products of an entire line for my hair. For example, butters and some creams are too heavy for my fine natural hair so I shy away from those products and choose hair milks and leave in sprays.
  2. I use the products I buy for the entire month. I switch up the way I use the products to see if I get different results with different methods. I’m giving myself a chance to really examine if the products are good for my hair. I’ll give a product a few chances unless it’s just horrible in my hair. No product hopping for me.
  3. I stopped chasing the perfect curl or perfect style that i see someone else rocking. I have fine hair strands and there’s no product on the market that can transform my hair into being thick and voluminous like the girls on Instagram and Youtube. I’m not running out to buy every product being pushed by those ladies. I’m my hair crush!
  4. When I do find the holy grail of products for my head of hair. I will stick with those products as long as they work well for my hair. I don’t feel there will be a need to keep looking for new products if I have whats working for me.

Those are four ways I’m using to not become a product junkie.


Now it’s your turn…

Let me know if you are a product junkie or recovering product junkie in the comment section.