Natural hair? Been there done that!
We all know there is nothing worse than a natural hair fail. We spend hours watching Youtube videos trying to perfect what Natural85 is doing, but some styles and tools never work out. But what if it's not you that’s the problem? What if it’s the actual product and hair tool that doesn’t work?
Honestly, half these natural hair ‘things’ don’t work or their not even natural. Below I’m going to go through some of the popular products and tools that are complete fails!
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Yes, we’re starting out the gate with Shea Moisture’s product! Now, do not get me wrong, we love us some Shea Moisture! I mean, they have a million different product lines.
But one product, I must say, is a complete fail! This Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie needs to go! First off, anytime a product only works well, when its used with another, is a no. I remember when I first got this product, some years ago. The product appears to be smooth but then once it dries your hair and scalp is nothing but white flakes. It's so bad that it's easy to mistake whether you have dandruff or not.
Now I will say, this is the only product that isn't the best in my opinion. Although, I believe it was a part of there earlier launch when Shea Moisture first hit the scene. I’m just not sure why its still on the shelf though.
Coconut oil is one the most popular products that have been around for years.
It has a million benefits and can never fail you. However, coconut oil has no business being in natural hair. It just doesn’t do any justice to our tresses. It either leaves the hair super dry or super oily. Some people have even had coconut oil go their hair with long-term dryness.
So, on behalf of every coconut oil brand, we thank you for all your benefits, but less remove the hair benefits from the list, please and thank you!
Then we have the hair steamer. I remember when this product first came out and everyone thought it was the best thing since sliced bread.
But after a while, people started to realize it was a waste of money. Honestly, it did more air drying than steaming; which then defeated the purpose. The hair steamer was supposed to add moisture into the hair, but it just didn’t do that.
So, we’re going to say do not believe the hype over these steamers. Now, if you’re looking for an alternative, I’ll give you one! You can purchase the heated bonnet! They are amazing, and all you do is place it inside the microwave, and you’re good to go!
It’s not quite a steamer, but it's great when you’re deep conditioning. But, at the end of the day, do have the same purpose.
Dyson Hair Dryer
Now, this one should have been number one! Dyson had no business putting releasing a $400 blow dryer!
When it first hit the market, everyone just knew that it had to be something special if the price tag was going to be that outrageous. So what did folks do? They ran and brought them! I mean, how amazing would it be if a bladeless blow dryer did a great job? That would be great! But no it doesn’t.
Now, I’m not actively knocking Dyson because overall they are a good brand, but it also may just be that certain hair textures don’t work with their brand.
Somebody give me a break! Just stick with the old fashion perm rod set and flexi rods and keep it moving!
Curl formers were the biggest joke that ever came out. Till this day, I’m not sure what the entire purpose was. There were just way too many stories on how peoples hair would get caught inside of them whether it was while installing them or during the takedown.
Besides the fact they weren’t the best hair tool, the price tag also was a bit too much for what it was worth. Shoot, flexi rods even cost a little penny for a pack of five. But we love flexi rods because they work! They are doable, of course, flexible and produce great long last curls.
Curl formers, on the other hand, can exit left!
Denman Hair Brush
Okay, I get it alright. The purpose of the Denman brush was a good idea at first.
However, it's just a brush with some brittles if you want to be 100% honest! They were made to detangle your hair more accessible than a comb or regular brush. But when it comes to styles such as the great wash and go, your hands will be better to comb through your hair.
Then it's the price of the brushes that make it seems its a catch! But I'll be the first to tell you; nobody wants to buy a $17 brush. Okay!
Now if this isn't the biggest fail of all, I don't know what is then.
Miss Jessie's hair product cost about an arm and a leg and the product aren't even the best! I'm not sure what they were thinking. Also, many of their products leave your natural hair very dry with white flakes. Their product also only caters to people with curly hair and not all hair types.
Well, that part is just my opinion!
In With the New Out With the Old
Hopefully, I didn't break any hearts out there with this list!
It's a good thing it wasn't that long because there are a lot of great natural hair products and tools on the market. But just like anything else, everything can't always be a winner. There has to be a rotten egg somewhere. Plus when it comes to natural hair, we cant use everything.
Natural hair is susceptible, and when its messed up sometimes, it's hard to bounce back. Unless of course, you cut your hair off and start over.