Natural Hair Trends I’m Ditching.

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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.

Chebe powder

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.

Onion juice

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.

Ayurveda

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.

Egg masks

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🤗

32 thoughts on “Natural Hair Trends I’m Ditching.

  1. Yinda says:

    Edible mayonnaise? Never heard that one before. Things are happening o.😂
    I’ve been eyeing hibiscus too tbh and I’ll admit I plan to try out the onion and ginger juice thing soon. Red palm oil and egg masks though? Definitely a no for me.

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  2. I have never tried the others but I am into chebe powder and karkar oil because my hair is suffering a lot breakage.
    I think people were using edible mayonnaise before but after Cardi B used it the shit just blew up, mayonnaise, avocado and olive oil, that is a full breakfast inspo.
    And yeah I never got the idea of washing hair with conditioner, that stuff doesn’t feel like a cleanser at all😂.

    Overall I believe, when it comes to your hair find what works for you. I understand that people hit hard times and DIY saves the day for them, so just listen to your hair and find what works best for it.

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  3. I did try the onion AND GARLIC (!) juice on my hair, and even though it left my hair really hydrated and soft, it also made my hair and thus me STINK! Like an idiot I left it in overnight and went to work the next day. I could smell myself, and in my mind everybody else could too. During my lunch break I ran out to the nearest perfume store to spray their testers on my hair. I looked like a mad woman…lol

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  4. Nice post. I was just laughing when I saw it. I’ve tried egg masks, banana, onions and some of the other things on the list. I was about to get chebe powder but decided against it. What shocked me the most was palm oil and mayonnaise. I haven’t heard of it before and it’s funny that people actually use it.

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  5. The only trends I’ve ever heard of are the onion juice and egg masks, these other ones got me like😯. That’s probably because I didn’t have natural hair before so I didn’t know much about these trends.

    I cut my hair last year but I haven’t decided if I want to start growing it again yet but I do know I want to start carrying it natural.

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