THE MISCONCEPTIONS OF HAIR PRODUCTS
02 FEB THE MISCONCEPTIONS OF HAIR PRODUCTS
Women have a misconception about a “once size fits all” hair product for curly hair. This misconception is due to not only the separations of ethnicity in the hair product isles, but also the faces placed on packaging. Now we get it, people will select things based on what they’re familiar with. However the world is now a melting pot, so hair products need to market and package differently. One thing to ask yourself is, “What am I trying to accentuate? Straight hair? Curly hair?” Once you decide what you want, it’s time to figure out what product to use in order to achieve that.
Tip #1: Stop concentrating on the person you see on the package. Pay attention to the texture of the product when selecting products for your hair. Rule of thumb: the finer the hair, the thinner the product. The thicker the hair the thicker the product. This way, no matter what new product line comes out, you’ll know exactly what to select.
Tip #2: If you decide to wear it straight, select any product that has either Cyclomethicone or Dimethicone in it (ex: Paul Mitchell Super Skinny/ Biosilk Therapy Serum). These ingredients are a variation of silicone that serve to block humidity from your hair. If you want to where it curly, reach for a curling cream like CurlyHair curling cream, or Uncle Funky’s Daughter curling butter. Those hair lines have products to accentuate curls, and aren’t heavy on your hair.
Love the hair that you have and don’t become misconstrued on a “one size fits all” product. Be sure to ask your stylist to see how a product feels and to show you how to use it properly. Having a go-to product will allow you free time that can be used for more important things like shopping and shoes….Who doesn’t like that?
Written By: Michelle Latimer
Photographer: Stephen Hannibal, Glass Avenue Photography
Model: Niki Jones
MUA: Zeno Allen
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