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Today is Friday and what does that mean? Some natural hair content for you guys. Today we’re talking of trends that I’m ditching.
There’s so much information to be consumed in the natural hair community. This can be very overwhelming and can lead to confusion if one is not careful. What’s important is to sift through the lot of information and do what works for you and your hair.
There are so many trends on how to do your hair and products to use in your hair. These are trends I would never try and the trends that I’m ditching.
The hype on this product when it first came up was so much that people started selling fake chebe powder which made people’s hair break or fall of(yes, some people experienced severe hair loss after using fake chebe powders). People claimed that it grows hair and I did my research and found out that it doesn’t because you’re not even applying it to your scalp. It basically prevents your hair from breaking so that you retain length.
I personally do not care about this powder because of it’s smell. It has too strong of a smell which is borderline offensive to me. I’ve seen different brands of chebe powder and while they don’t all have the same smell, I’ve not seen one that has a tolerable smell. Another reason why I won’t use chebe powder is because of it’s grainy texture and messy application. The closest I may ever get to using chebe would be in a hair butter or when it’s infused in an oil.
The next hair trend you’ll never catch me doing is using onion juice for hair growth. I absolutely love onions. I love the taste and aroma it gives my food and I also love the smell of it in my palm after I chop a ball of onions. But that’s how far I can tolerate the smell. I’m not about to be uncomfortable with the smell of onions in my hair. And even if you scratch out the smell, the eye tearing would also chase me away from using onions in my hair.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but the purpose of using ayurvedic herbs for your natural hair is meant to make your hair grow healthier, stronger and thicker. My hair is already healthy and thick so I’m not ready to go through the stress of ayurveda because it’s something that requires a lot of research and trial and error to see which one works you. And you also have to transition your hair slowly into using ayurvedic herbs before you dive fully into it. It’s also a messy process most times and it’s not even the most affordable haircare practice, for me at least. So with all that being said I’ll not be doing an ayurvedic haircare. The closest I’ll ever get is using either hibiscus or aloe vera because I’ve been eyeing these two for the longest time before I even knew they were ayurvedic herbs.
Red Palm oil
Yes, you read that right. People use palm oil for their hair and I had to put the ‘red’ out there so you know exactly what I’m talking about. I have nothing against it except the fact that it’s food, and my mother would chop off my head if she sees me using her palm oil for my hair. Let’s not also forget the colour. I’m not about to get my bathtub stained red or orange from the oil. Yes it can be washed out after washing your hair but I’m lazy and do not have the strength for that kind of unnecessary work when I can get the same result with other proper hair oils.
Replacing shampoos with conditioners.
I’m even of the opinion that conditioners have any business on the scalp. No amount of conditioner or cleansing herb would remove the build up in your scalp like a proper shampoo would. If you’re on this table girl, go get yourself a proper sulphate free moisturizing shampoo.
Edible mayonnaise as a deep conditioner.
You wouldn’t catch me doing this ever. No broke situation can make me use it for my hair. I love diy conditioners, but there’s a limit to what I’ll put in my hair. I restrict my use of mayonnaise to using it for coleslaw because that’s the only way I can eat it.
I’ll be honest and say I’ve done this before, but I didn’t know what I know now so that doesn’t count…I think? People claim eggs can be used in natural hair as a protein treatment to give your hair strength and elasticity but the truth is that they lied. Yep. The molecules of eggs are too big to penetrate the hair shaft and so just sits on the hair and gives a superficial and make believe strength from the stiffness you’ll feel in your hair after using eggs.
Also, apart from the scientific fact, I do not like eggs as a food. I only recently started forcing myself to eat it because it’s healthy for the body and all that, but I’ll only try to eat eggs and not put it in my hair.
Banana hair masks
This is another one that I’ve done before but I have a very horrible experience with it, twice actually, but that’s a story for another day. If you’re interested in that story let me know in the comment section.
What natural hair trend are you ditching?
Thanks for reading🤗