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  • InHair

    5 Things To Do With Natural Hair Products You Don’t Like

    5 Things To Do With Natural Hair Products You Don't Like

    5 Things To Do With Natural Hair Products You Don’t Like




    When it comes to shopping for our natural hair it becomes a means of trial and error. We buy products, we try them and later to find out that our hair does not like that specific product. It shows when our hairstyle did not turn out as expected, too much product build-up, white flakes etc. You name it!!!.
     
    This is the after effect of watching a million and one Natural Hair YouTube Vloggers. We watch these videos and are introduce to these natural hair products, hairstyles, natural hair care tips that might work for us. This in return results in lots and lots of impulsive purchases. Our house now becomes an at home salon or the looks of a hair section in the drugstore aisle.

    With our new knowledge of these introduced product/s, we buy and take it home for our own trial and error purposes. After trying we realize that the product texture is horrible, the smell is off and often times we are unable to return it especially if you live in the Caribbean. What do we do next? Here are some ways we can diminish these natural hair products:
     

    1.     Consider giving these natural hair products a second try

    As a rule of thumb it is best to try a product at least 2-3 times before ruling it out. For the best results try products on freshly washed hair. Also if you want to know if a product will work well together; mix a combination of products on your hand, if it clumps then they will not work as a mixture for your hair. If applied to hair you will be left with white balls of flakes and honestly you don’t want to be caught like that.

    2.     Return Refund Replace

    Some stores will accept returns, they will also give you the option of a replacement, refund or store credit. If you buy a product and later to find it is not working for you then you might want to return the item. Stores like Walmart, Target and other drugstores will allow you to return products even if it has been opened. Don’t throw out those receipts!

    Read: How To Avoid Buying Products With Bad Ingredients

    3.     Sell Trade Swap

    Whatever did not come in handy for you can come in handy for someone else. There are a bunch of sell/trade/swap groups on Facebook. Get acquainted with these groups and you might earn your money back or even get another product that is up for trade or swap. These groups will help you to eliminate your products in no time. Always use a safe payment method like PayPal when doing these transactions. I would recommended using PayPal invoices that way your purchase or sale is protected.

    4.    Conditioners

    We naturals tend to buy a lot of conditioner as it helps us to detangle and better manage our hair but that said conditioner might not be worth the hype. Before thinking of throwing it out use it as a substitute product for shaving cream, your leg and pocket will thank you as nothing goes to waste and your legs will be left silky and smoother.
     

    5.     Donate! Pay it Forward!

    Be generous and give the natural hair products that you don’t want to someone in need. Donate to local shelters within your area. I am quite sure whomever receives these products will be very happy.
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  • InHair

    Natural Hair Feature: Bianta


    Tell me about you, a short bio

    About myself? Well, I go by the name of Bianta. I am a young St. Maartener born and raised. I have an interest for trying out new things.
    How long have you been natural?
    I have currently returned to the natural lifestyle late November 2016.
    Have you ever had relaxer? Why did you decide to go back natural?
    I have been relaxed twice. When I entered high school and for the next time in September 2015. I never really decided the first time I went natural in 2013. I just had a two-sided Mohawk totally undecided and I did not add in any cream until mid to late 2015. I found the natural hair way too coarse to handle so I texturized it (biggest regret ever). My hair started breaking and my ends became damaged, so my hair stylist Ms. Rachelle of Addicted Hair Lounge did a great job chopping it all off and giving me a permed pixie cut which I loved. I went back to the creamy crack one time after and had not returned since. My hair was getting back all natural during the course of 2016 and right before my birthday in late November of 2016 I was surprised by my boss and two office colleagues and dropped off at the Addicted Hair Lounge for a natural big chop by Ms. Rachelle again. This decision was planned in advance but not decided for the given moment it happened up until it was time to really make a decision on the salon chair and I just went for it.
    Did you go through the transitioning process or big chop?
    In 2013, I went through the transitioning process with the middle piece of my hair that was not shaved. And up till now I am still dealing with the big chop from late 2016.
    What is your hair regimen like? How often do you wash your hair?
    I co-wash my hair once a week, sometimes twice with just Head and Shoulder or Garnier Fructis conditioner. I use Dady gel and Raw Castor Oil as leave-in conditioner for nice shine and hair strength provider.
    What are some of your staple product? Which brand (Cantu, Shea Moisture, AS I AM etc.) is your fave?
    I’ve used Cantu, Shea Moisture of the Peach Colored Bottles, Olive Oil, Care Free Curl and One Bottle 6 n 1. They all work magically in their own way when needed.
    Do you use heat on your hair?
    Currently, I do not use any form of heat on my hair but I have used it before in the pass and it caused my natural hair to be damaged.
    How do you feel about dying your natural hair?
    I feel no way about hair dying. I currently have a dye in my hair that is quite washed out but has done no damage to my hair, so far.
    Have you ever considered going back to the creamy crack?
    For right now, no I have not been thinking on it.
    Do you think that your natural hair gives you an extra flair?
    My natural hair is currently short and it is just short to me with no extra flair. I just find it easier to deal with while at this current length.
    Does it add to your personal style?
    No it does not add to my personal style. I find it hard work around.
    What are some of your go to styles?
    My go to style is wash and go.
    Do you have a length goal?
    I do have a hair length goal. I would like my hair to grow up until my shoulders or so about 12-16 inches within due time not necessarily right away.
    Anything else you would like to share with us.

    Natural is for anyone that’s willing to maintain their hair either by themselves or with the help of another. Natural hair does not prevent you from doing protective hairstyles.


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  • InHair

    Natural Hair Feature: Mirian Pierre

    Mirian Pierre

    Tell me about yourself, a short bio

    My name is Mirian Pierre. I am 22yrs old and I live on the beautiful island of St. Maarten.

    How long have you been natural?

    I have been natural for 2 years and 4 days today.

    Have you ever had a relaxer? Why did you decide to go back natural?

    Yes, I had relaxer back when I was living in Holland in 2014 and when I came returned to St. Maarten my hair was a disaster; it was severely damaged, so I decided to go back natural.

    Did you go through the transitioning process or big chop?

    I did the big chop off the bat.

    What is your hair regimen like? How often do you wash your hair?

    My hair regimen hmmm… I have 1 spray bottle that I mix a few things and spray my hair whenever I feel like mostly. I wash it every 1 to 2 weeks.

    What are some of your staple products? Which brand (Cantu, Shea Moisture, AS I AM etc.) is your fave?

    I use Cantu leave-in conditioner and shampoo, Tresemme conditioner, castor oil, coconut oil, jojoba, tea tree and extra virgin olive oils in my nest.

    Do you use heat on your hair?

    No, I do not use heat. I really try my best not to go that route.

    How do you feel about dying your natural hair?

    I want to dye my hair but honestly, I am scared, so I probably won’t.

    Mirian Pierre

     

    Have you ever considered going back to the creamy crack?

    Hell no! I did not chop it off just to go back lol, and I can just easily get a wig if I want to wear my hair straight.

    Do you think that your natural hair gives you an extra flair?

    Um no, I don’t think it gives me an extra flair.

    Does it add to your personal style?

    Right now I don’t think it adds to my personal style, I don’t really do much with it.

    What are some of your go-to styles?

    My go-to styles are simple such as wearing a high puff, single strand twists and twist outs.

    Do you have a length goal?

    I don’t necessarily have a length goal. I just want it to be bigger lol.
     

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